A Journey begun, and yet traveled....
This all started many years before it really started. Born with a love for animals and growing up with exotic birds, rabbits, cats, pigs, and mixed breed dogs... I knew that one day I wanted to raise pure bred dogs. When I first really began to look at pure breed dogs, I looked at several. I really liked Slovensky Cuvacs, but if I got those I wanted to have sheep, and that wasn’t a possibility then. My second choice was English Cream Golden Retrievers. And thirdly -only because my mom thought she didn’t like them, and I wasn’t sure how I would get around that one -BEAGLES! But
for several more years nothing happened.
2018 - March saw me visiting my first dog show. We drove to Louisville to the Kentuckiana Cluster. It was a great experience that I learned a lot from. I decided I wanted to have Duke shown. I wasn’t sure where to go from there. April saw me at my second show in South Bend, IN. I looked around for a while, but could find no show groomer... Finally one day in May on my way home from work I decided to stop in at a nice grooming shop that I had always assumed was a pet groomer. I was wrong, and I met my future groomer and though I didn’t know it yet - handler. I scheduled an appointment in June for Duke to be groomed. I graduated from high school the end of May. Duke to his appointment was groomed up, and we decided to have him handled. A week later, I left to work in a Children’s Home for a year in Baja California Mexico. Thanks to my mom and friends, my dogs are well taken care of. Duke is being shown, and I hope to have Lulu shown as well later this fall...
I have had many experiences since I have started, and it’s definitely not been always the easiest. But I have learned from my mistakes, and will continue to do so.
Special THANKS to the breeders and friends who have made this possible and given me words of wisdom. Also, I will always be thankful to my family for allowing me to have this privilege. And many thanks to my mom, who has always been there to encourage me, cry and laugh with me, help me vaccinate the puppies, clean with me, and finally take care of my dogs while I am away.
...loving the breed...