|Banana Joe the Alfenpinscher|
We're tired of these minute examples of the canine family winning, I'm not even sure they should be in the same show with real dogs.
When I say dog, I mean a DOG, something substantial like a Boxer, a Bernese Mountain Dog, a Malamute. We like Working Dogs, Hunting Dogs, Herding Dogs, Sporting Dogs.
The runner up to the Alpenpinscher (he was titled Reserved Best) was an Old English Sheepdog named Swagger, now that's what I call a dog. I'm very partial to English Sheepdogs, the last dog we had was one. His name was Charlie and he was a love, he patrolled our yard, herded the cats and was full of love for everyone. You couldn't carry him your purse or have him sit on your lap, but he could run and romp and keep the place safe for all the critters. He's been gone more than 20 years, but he still holds a place in my heart.
|Swagger the Runner-up|