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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-12-2012, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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Tried with a GSD and won the AKC match!

After seventeen years of showing in the Sporting Group, I showed my mother's male GSD yesterday quite unexpectedly. Mom had a friend lined up to show him and then a turn of events necessitated that I handle him for her. GSDs don't show or move like anything else and I had my work cut out for myself as I am four feet nine inches tall and he is a full grown adult male GSD. No need for my treadmill last night. We enjoyed the morning and had fun. That is what counts.

I apologize for casual clothing, however, I was just supposed to be there to share and be supportive. My rescued GSD, Max, was just put down on Wednesday of last week for a spinal cord tumor and my mom simply wanted me to be with her. In the end, the day went much differently than either of us had expected. After 50 years of not wanting a GSD (my mother's passion), I now do not want to be without one.


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Ya!! Congratulations!

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Great looking GSD!!

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Congratulations!

karen, mom to:
ace-gsd (bi-color) 6/14/2010
mandy-yellow lab 1/31/2009
dixie-shep/lab 2/21/2013

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congrats, and I am sorry about the loss of your dog, may he RIP...and may you find your niche showing GSD, they are great dogs, especially nice when you are sad and grieving..they knwo we are sad
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Awesome!

Is he American lines or West German Show?

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Selzer:

He is actually a blend of both WGSL and an ASL. His breeder has been in ASL showing for many moons and she went to a Sieger show a few years ago for the first time. She came back with this dog's sire (SCH III) and bred him to one of her ASL females. As this dog matures, he becomes more and more "red" rather than tan. His temperament is superb and he is a great ambassador for the breed.

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Sargeant - rescued senior GSD male/foster failure - approximately ten years old (August 2013)
Max - rescued GSD - Dec 22, 2010 to March 7, 2012 - at the bridge
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He is actually a blend of both WGSL and an ASL. His breeder has been in ASL showing for many moons and she went to a Sieger show a few years ago for the first time. She came back with this dog's sire (SCH III) and bred him to one of her ASL females. As this dog matures, he becomes more and more "red" rather than tan. His temperament is superb and he is a great ambassador for the breed.
I thought maybe it was, very nice. I like them both, leaning more toward WGSL, and do like the mixture between them.

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