Em By Storm
Championship from the Bred-By Exhibitor
Stormy could not be
denied our attention, although
we typically breed for the solid red/gold colors. As soon as the puppies in his litter started
walking around, it was clear that he was special.
Chris and Cassandra each already had a male in their households, we
unfortunately had to find a new home for Stormy. Thankfully,
Virginia and John Lyver stepped in and added him to their TT
collection. Cassandra still regrets having to let him partially go.
Cassandra took Stormy to the George Alston Super Advanced Handling
Seminar as a 3 month old puppy, George boasted that he has always
been able to leash break a puppy in less than 15 minutes, but that he
was concerned that an outgoing TT puppy might ruin his record. Sure
enough, Stormy didn’t give in! As George put it, “You have a
looker.” Stormy wanted to stop, stack, and look at everything. George
believes that a top special needs to “look.” Rather than
trying to push the leash breaking, George let Stormy take everything
in and demonstrate how a “specials quality” puppy should act on a
finished quickly, including one Best of Breed win over two specials
ranked in the Top 20. He is taking 2006 to grow up and will
hopefully come out as a Champion in late 2006.