Had to de-lurk for this thread!
It's such a shame, isn't it, how the show world has done so much to run down fine breeds like the GSD? Good for you in doing your homework and getting one from what must have been a working kennel (Sch III), as well as the German lineage. Went to a local kennel show a few months, and the crazy "angulation" I saw in the GSDs didn't impress me, it depressed me. The Boxer is all but ruined. I have a Staffordshire Bull Terrier I imported from South Africa--"Obi." My son will think of Obi Wan when he's old enough, but it's also a Nigerian word for heart. I'm laboring in the office this afternoon, so I can't attach a photo.
Funny, I'm sitting here thinking I can't wait for ski season, but on the other hand, I'm thinking, "oh, yes, I can!" At 40, the seasons are coming and going way too fast. The fact is, ski season will be here before we know it, and it'll be another summer kicked in the ass.
|Originally posted by oboe:
Nice conformation. Is Cosmo a show dog, and has he been named for Lisamarie's favorite drinks?
Cosmo's parents are VA and V rated, both "a" normal hips, elbows, etc, KKL 1 lbz and sch III, plus a whole bunch of other german abbreveations I don't understand.. Father was third place at the big seiger show in Germany a cpuple of years ago and his siblings have done similarly well at SV shows here in the states. Cosmo, alas, is not a show dog, but a companion...a role he enjoys. Great personality and (fingers crossed) his German lineage will help in structural soundness.[/quote]