At 19 weeks old Smudge showed in a sanction match. Won best dog first night and came home with 3 ribbons. Next night we did another one and he made it to group 1. He got 3rd place out of I think 8 dogs. So he's got 7 ribbons to his names so far ;)
Very cute baby. I groomed two cockers today, and one was a black one. They are such mellow dogs. I wonder why we forget to suggest this breed to people looking for a smaller dog that is not so hyper. All of the ones I have dealt with, were easy to get along with.
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He got ribbons for a conformation (showing) fun match. He won best cocker male the first night, got a ribbon for that, and 1st place, and then a female dog won best cocker, so he won best of opposite. Second night he got best of breed, best puppy in breed, 1st, and best male, and got 3/8 in group and got a ribbon.
People don't suggest cockers, because most people haven't met a correct one. Now that I have a mill girl, and a well bred boy. They are like night and day, but she's still a lot different from most I meet.
So many are overly shy, biters, temperament issues. Lot of places I go I'm treated like I have a big imposing dog because 'cockers are evil'. After meeting some conformation cockers, they are all like Smudge.. Which is why they were the most popular dog in America for 2 long stretches of time. Now though, everyone seems to go to a byb.. and the dogs aren't the all around good dog they should be.. When bred well, they should be a contender for a lot of people's dog wants..
Thanks for all the compliments. I'm pretty in love with him ;) Makes me want more. Now I see why people say they are like potato chips, lol.
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He's certainly living up to the potential he showed (and then some) as a tiny little guy! I'm thinking you can forget about a bigger room, you're going to need a bigger house for the ribbons Cider and Smudge bring home~
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