Hi katieliz, I just wanted to let you know I'm still working on getting those magazines together. I've been busy-was in a car accident, I'm fine though, just dealing with insurance. So far I've found 5 with boss, and I'll get in the boxes to find judd.
The reviews are bringing back great memories. I used to show american lines when I was younger and enjoyed it, a few all breed, but mostly specialty shows. I got out of it because of the poor temperaments I kept seeing and have to disguise in the dogs I would show for people and also the over-extreme angulation which, at least in my area, the more the dog had the more it would guarantee you a win. Not all dogs were like this of course-I just felt guilty that I was winning with dogs that I didn't think were true examples of the breed.
I've always been a fan of boss even though I was only able to see him once! Yes he was an awesome mover. You're blessed to have such a great and healthy dog by him. Cashman is absolutely beautiful-gorgeous color, bone, and structure. I went through your whole blog looking at his photos and comments. Cashman has beeeeautiful confirmation, doesn't appear extreme at all, but looks like he'd be a Great mover. He reminds me of boss too-the head, deep chest, and structure. He also sounds like he has a wonderful temperament also, like boss.
Hi samba, I'm not 100% sure, but I think what people like so much about boss was his 1) health-very healthy...beautiful structure-proper angulation,gorgeous head, substantial bone, amazing/correct mover...2) temperament-some people compared him to having working-like drives, also he didn't give up in the show ring like katieliz said,was always on the go/dignified...3) color-beautiful bicolor... 4) All around great dog-he was an AOE(award of excellence) dog, where the applicants must not only be a champion but at least a select ch., must have at least one performance title, be hip and elbow certified, and also be temperament certified. He was strong reproducer of his qualities too, being able to produce many select champions and akc working dogs.