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Disappointments for me but Joy for someone else

November 1, 2009

Dog breeding is filled with disappointments, sometimes small disappointments like not winning the major when you thought you should or missing entries at a show.  Sometimes they are bigger like when a pretty puppy with a lovely pedigree doesn’t turn out like you hope.  Leslie, Kathy and are are like that with Candy.  Our pretty red girl just didn’t reach her potential and Leslie after lots of thought has chosen to retire her from the show ring and our breeding plans.  She has had Candy spay and will now make plans for her to go to a forever home where she will be someone’s delightful pet.  Candy not only finished her UKC Championship with group placements but she has her CGC and is TDI certified for therapy dog visits.   And if smart isn’t enough she has strong health clearances too with OFA excellent hips and she is DM clear.    For more Candy info you can visit her page at .  Candy lives in Huntsville, AL

Of course when you decide to place a dog it is always a hard decision, you wonder am I making the right choice and will my dog be happy somewhere else?  But then you get emails like this one that makes you know that you did the right thing for your dog.  So I know even though Leslie, Kathy and I are disappointed we also know Candy will delight someone as their best friend.  Interested parties can contact Leslie at KeelMtn for more information.

Henry’s (now known as Teddy) new family sent this email:

Teddy is LOVING the snow!  We got about 15 inches of snow, which at first, he wasn’t quite sure about…there were some huge flakes that were falling on him!  He and Phoebe would take turns making paths in the backyard.  Then, when I was out front shoveling the driveway (groan!), they were with me, going up and down the block, greeting other neighbors who were shoveling their drives, too.  They had a great day!


6 Comments leave one →
  1. November 1, 2009 11:15 pm

    We just LOVE Teddy/Henry. He is a wonderful addition to the family, and just a doll. Check out the blog at cardis80301 for pictures of Teddy/Henry and Phoebe, in the Colorado Halloween blizzard! These dogs had a blast in the snow!

  2. November 2, 2009 12:32 am Here is the link for the great photos of Teddy H and Phoebe! Boy you can tell they are having a blast.

  3. November 2, 2009 6:56 am

    Very sad she didn’t turn out 😦 Galaxy is her 1/2 sister, so if she’s anything like Cee, Candy’ll make a performance home, or active family VERY happy.

    I can understand where Leslie is coming from, as I bought Cee as a show dog/performance girl, and was disappointing when she didn’t turn out. I thought about placing her, but the family vetoed it, so she’ll be living out her life here as my working dog, and ‘partner in crime’, as I hope that someday, when it’s the right time, that great first show Cardi comes into my life 🙂

    To someone, Candy is the perfect dog for them, and just what they’re looking for. Now hopefully they’re bloggers, so I can keep up with the family! I’m thrilled to have been able to follow Candy, and her brother, as well as their sire! 🙂 Good luck in the search for Candies forever home!

  4. November 2, 2009 12:33 pm

    I know your pain, and the joy we give to someone else, and that is why I can continue to place the older dogs on a select basis.

    Here’s hoping you have some new pups soon to help fill your void.

  5. Kathy Davis permalink
    November 20, 2009 1:11 am

    Well I can say as Candy’s breeder I am also very disappointed that she has not lived up to her show potential but what a great temperment and fun lovey girl. I am hoping she will be coming to the Carolinas to live with some friends just outside of Charlotte, who we race with. They have a cousin of Candy’s and are seriously considering adding Candy to their house hold.


  6. November 28, 2009 1:42 am

    I will never be disappointed that Candy got to be mine for a while! She is a sweetie pie and has a great sense of humor! And what would have Cheery done without her big red friend to help her grow up? For sure I will cry when she leaves, but I know she’ll be happier being the spoiled one of only two rather than just a face in the crowd here. (D$%& job; I hate not having more dog time!)

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