My Early Show Years

         My daughter Aimee is seen sunbathing here to the left with our incredibly gorgeous brindle, Rebekah, in 1975. 

Below, nearly 30 years later Aimee stands with her beautiful bitch, Greta, then almost 13 months of age, as she earns her very first points.

One of my early show experiences was back in 1977, when I showed the same brindle bitch Aimee is pictured with above. 

(Below)  For those of you who show, check out the “A-frame” I have stacked her in!  More importantly, where was I going as the judge was going over my dog???  Although I literally had a lifetime of mastiff experience, I was clueless when it came to the show world, and found for me then, continuing the sport with three small children, to just be impossible.  

Almost three decades later, I am excited to be back in the ring.  Both Aimee and I have put several AKC championship points on each of our bitches and are quite satisfied with our accomplishments considering we are “newbies” and often competing against top handlers.  I love being in the ring now, and reveled in my glory of finishing my first champion.  Mighty Mo is my first male to show and we are having a blast in the ring together.  Click here for more details on his show career. 

But just for your enjoyment and in case you may recognize someone from "way back then," I have uploaded more pictures from that era.



Check it out . . . I'm still trying to
stack my dog! 

Back then I was awarded third out of three, and fourth out of four, and that's pretty much how I would have called it. 

Do you suppose more practice will help?