Multi BIS, OTCH, Cdn/Am/NSDTRC/Int'l
Berdia's Mississippi Gambler
SH, Cdn/US WCX, Am CD
Winner of the 1999 and 2005 Fair Dinkum Award!
Celebrate Gambler's 12th Birthday
Celebrate Gambler's 14th Birthday
Like a fine wine...
... he just keeps getting
Photo by www.muddypawz.net
Photo by Mairon Bennett
Gambler watches me intently while waiting for his turn at the line - July 2005
Gambler spent 5 months in California with Linda
Fitzmaurice and Meredith Noreen (Javahill Tollers) during summer
2004. On July 4th he become an AKC Champion finishing with 4 majors,
a Group 3 and Group 4 which rocketed him to the number 7 Toller in the
U.S., All Breeds with 509 points (as of July 7th). Three weeks later
on July 24/25, entered in 4 International Shows, he became an Int.Ch. and
Multi BIS winner taking back to back to back BIS awards in the first three
shows and a Reserve BIS in the 4th show.
After 5 months in California with Linda Fitzmaurice and Meredith Noreen, Gambler and I met up in Alabama at the 2004 U.S. National Specialty. His time in California earned him 14 BOB wins and 7 group placements. This in only 8 weekends of showing! His finishes up his AKC showing with 1,131 All Breed points.At the Specialty he did me proud, despite not seeing him for 5 months and doing no real obedience training for 2.5 years he qualified in Open B on Friday. In the conformation ring on Saturday he and Meredith made the cut for Best of Breed. And then on Sunday he passed the WCX test. It was a heck of a run!
From... (see captions under photos - put cursor over photos for caption)...
.......it's obvious that Gambler had a fabulous time! As did Linda and Meredith!
Many thanks to Linda and Meredith for loving Gambler as
much as I do!
Gambler has proven himself to be the kind of versatile guy that a Toller should be. Equally at home in the Field, Obedience Ring, Show Ring or simply lounging on the couch, he is the perfect companion.
His kids are following in his paw prints. Monty (Ch.
Kylador's Zinfandel Fully Monty WCI, JH, CD, CGC) won Best of Opposite Sex at
the 2003 Canadian National and Tazo (Dragonluck's Tazo Chai) won first place in
the Senior Puppy Bitch class. Both these pups represented Gambler in the
Specialty Stud Dog class (photo above) where Gambler placed
Gambler during a July 2003 training session
Gambler having fun - 2003