Once upon a time on New Years Day about ten years ago, two friends were at Woodgreen exemption show . They saw a dog like they'd never seen before; a blue merle GSD with a beautiful blue eye. One of the friends, being very nosey, had to ask about the dog. It turned out it was a GSD crossed with a Collie. To this day they'd never seen another, but the nosey one had always thought, maybe one day fate would lend a hand.........
KC Name: DEBAKS DOWNTA PHAYTE
Pet Name: Duggie
This time, me looking for another puppy is all down to Wogan. She's decided that she wants to be the 'new Wilf' and choose which shows she works at!! I can't say I blame her really, the last four shows she's been to, four different dogs have 'had a go' at her for no reason. This has made her really jumpy so we'll see what happens next year. This made me think about a new babe. Rej was eight this year, so by the time a new pup is ready for the ring Rej will be ready to retire.
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I had started to look for a pup. Tried for a rescue but was turned down yet again. (Really must win the lottery so that I don't have to go to work). Decided I wasn't going to have another unless I could have a Merle GSD/Collie, with a blue eye. Everyone said I'd have no chance. I even hounded a friend to put her Merle boy onto her GSD bitch. I can't print her reply!!
Then I got an email from Jo saying there was a litter of crosses in her local paper. I wasn't interested unless there was a merle.
Yeah!! There were lots of merles.
I rang the breeder and asked her to send piccies of the available dogs.
I emailed Danielle straight away and told her I'd be over Saturday to pick him up. Everyone thought I was nuts picking him from a photo, but something about him was *right*
I decided I couldn't wait until Saturday and I came over quite poorly at work on Wednesday and had to leave early. <> Duggie arrived at my house after a six hour round trip. (It should have been four at the most but there were loads of road works) He slept all the way home, bless him.
He has fitted in perfectly. Indie, Wilf and Rej all took to him, Wogan packed her suitcase and sat by the door for two days hoping for adoption, and Jerry's Jerry!
Jo had this little blue merle boy.
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I entered Duggie at Halstead Show, to see what he knew. He was a little star and only went and won the class, not bad for his 10 month birthday and his first show!! Here's to next year.................................
Duggie worked his second Novice round on Sunday at Rugby, and won again.
That's two out of two for my 'little' boy.
Dug worked his first 'A' round at West Suffolk and had a run off for 1st place. We got 2nd.
He worked his second 'A' round at Newmarket and came 1st. Wot a little star he is...............
Dug won his second 'A' at Deben Valley................
Dug won his third and final 'A' at Halstead. That's exactly a year, and six rounds worked, since he went into the ring for the first time.