|Summerwind Canines Holiday Card by TRR Photography|
They may look like Ewoks, but these are actually Keeshond puppies. When long-time clients, Jean Gauchat-Hargis and Joshua Hargis, informed me they had a new litter on the ground, I replied, Can you say this year's holiday card image?
Jean and Josh are dog fanciers and their breed of choice is the Keeshond. They, however, do not only show Kees. The duo owns Summerwind Canines & Presentation and serve as the principal dog show handlers in the operation.
Jean, who grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin, came to dog shows through a 4-H program in her youth, and has been going strong ever since. Josh, however, married into the world of purebred dogs. Fortunately for him, he had a good teacher and loves the dogs.
The icing on the cake came, most recently, for them when Jean went Best In Show with a Kees of their own breeding (see ad by TRR Photography inset). Believe me when I say that for a breeder/owner/handler, it doesn't get any better!
Here's hoping this litter produces yet another big winner. Congratulations!
P.S. - For more info on custom holiday cards by TRR Photography, just give me a bark.