Below are the dogs we've had at home, all of whom have been an important part of my life in the dog show world. Each dog I have owned has taught me important lessons, and without them I would not be where I am today. With each different personality I work with, I learn new tricks, become more well-rounded as a handler and an owner, and adapt to the personality of each dog. I have never lived without a dog, and I don't intend to start any time soon.
“If you don’t own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.” – Roger A. Caras
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Meet Mighty Minty
May 7, 1997 - August 19, 2015
Casey was my gateway into purebred dogs. After doing 4-H with her, I entered the world of dog shows and never looked back. She was my princess, and a hugely important part of my life. I miss her every day.
February 9, 2005 - August 14, 2021
Autumn was my first show dog. When I began showing Cockers, I had every intention of getting a Dane, but this little girl stole my heart. She loved being in the show ring more than anything, and enjoyed showing with me as a team. She took the same attitude into the Rally ring, where she easily attained her Rally Novice Title.
November 18, 2005 - January 16, 2019
Aussi was my brother's dog, but it was decided that I would show him. He only ever took points at the Red Deer Shows, but when he did, he took them in style. This little man loved every minute in the ring, and lives life to the fullest every day. He has gone on the excel in obedience and rally, enjoying every minute.
We had every intention of having Missy as another show dog, but she didn't enjoy the ring the way Autumn did. She has been my mom's dog since she was born, and took every opportunity to prove that to everyone else in the household. The two of them easily attained Missy's first Rally Obedience title, and will be working for more in the future.