MAK, One Heck Of a Dog
Ch Double Ring Dream
Mak was one heck of a
dog. He suffered a serious injury when
he was a puppy by falling down some
basement steps. His recovery took
One of the things I
will always remember most is his first
dog show. A well-known handler had
called and asked if we would have an
entry at some Missouri shows on the
weekend prior to the New Mexico
specialty. Between the dogs he carried,
and two of ours, we were able to build a
Major in males.
Mak had never been
shown, still limped occasionally, but we
hoped we would do okay on grass for at
least the first day or two.
I will never forget
watching him go around the ring the
first time and I don't think anyone else
ringside that knew Mak's story will
forget it either.
When you have several
dogs that move well it is often hard to
determine which dog moves the best. It
is often difficult for beginners to
learn to recognize correct movement.
But when you see a
dog that moves perfectly you just know
First time around the
ring my jaw dropped. Mak was an
average-sized dog in the ring with some
really big dogs, but it didn't matter.
When Mak moved he became bigger than
I saw the judge lock
eyes onto Mak and never take them away.
Mak won the Major in
dogs and Best of Breed 2 out of 3 days!
The 3rd day, one of our other dogs won
It was quite a
showing for his first time out!