Thursday, January 1, 2009

2008 - A Good Year for the Hawk Man

2008 was a great year for Hawk. I never would have expected my first Swedish Vallhund to be so successful in the show ring, so wonderful with the rest of the dogs in my home, and basically the perfect dog for the family. I still remember the first time I saw him, I just couldn't stop looking at him. And I didn't even know he was available! Then my nervousness when I decided to take him, WHAT was I doing??? Now I laugh, because Hawk walked in the front door that cold November day in 2005, and he acted like he'd lived here forever. Thanks to Bonnie for letting him come home with me, even if I do live in Missouri. ;-P

Hawk finishes 2008 ranked as the #1 Swedish Vallhund. He finished the year with a Best of Breed win at Eukanuba, and the photo came in the mail this week. It is always thrilling to see Hawk in the ring with Sherri. She just brings out his best, and it looks like Hawk just tries so hard to make Sherri proud of him. What more can I ask for? They made quite a team in 2008, and I know Hawk will be excited to see Sherri again in February.

I also finally got one of Hawk's 2008 Group Placement photos scanned in. I'm just a little behind in getting these things done! I'm pretty sure this was from sometime in October.
Hawk also sired his first "litter," even though Bitsy sadly resorbed all but one puppy. The one puppy had enough personality for an entire Litter, and we are so happy that Frankie arrived safely, and he's growing up so well. He's beautiful, sweet, busy, and happy, all at the same time.

2009 is going to be much quieter for Hawk, and he's going to be at home supervising all Corgi play. It's a very important job, and he was sorely missed during the months he lived with Sherri in Texas!


penni said...

It was a terrific year for you and Hawk, Sarah. I'm so happy for you -- and glad that after Westminster you'll have your boy at home doing what our dogs are really meant to be doing -- running the household.

coopercreek said...

Big congratulations, Sarah and Hawk. So proud of you guys. Hawk is such a great dog, and Cooper and I enjoy being around him.

Sherilyn said...

Congratulations to you and Hawk and Sherri! She does such a fantastic job, and Hawk is a very nice boy/man! Hugs to all of you! Good luck in February!!

See you soon, we hope!


This and That at Qwaynt Cardigans said...

Congratulation to You and Hawk Sherri and his Breeder