Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Who knew we had royalty in the family...

The story above is about Diamond Jim who just won "Best in Show" at Westminster. I have heard of Diamond Jim before, he has won a few other shows and has been in the news. I wondered if he was related to our Sadie, because you know, how many English Spring Spaniel breeders could there be? Right tons. So I would always stop when I saw his trainers name because it was not a name I recognized. But then I saw this story and they said he was from Fairfax Station, now that that narrows the field quite a bit. After a little research I realized he and Sadie (a.k.a. Rendition Sadie Augustine) do indeed share some linage, his grandmother is Sadie's mother. How cool, although Sadie is pure family dog, not dog show material at all.

She has always been a bit head strong and not willing to listen well. Even at dog training school, where we saw a young James, a few months older than Sadie obey so well, our girl was Ms. Distraction. Anyway It was fun to see James in the news and if you are looking for an English Spring Spaniel with good lineage check out Felicity Springer Spaniels.
Ok, I also realize she looks a bit scraggly in this shot so she already has a grooming appointment for Friday to get her looking like the royalty she is.

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