Originally Posted by Fuji
This is my dog when he was only 2 years old as pup! He was ranked as number 2 show dog in all of North America, and he was number 1 in Canada. His name was Expo, (Also known as his show name; Northern Exposure). He was a gorgeous little guy that we put down this spring. He was 11 and he had some really rare form of throat cancer that spread into his spine.
He was a great little dog and all my family misses him very much!
My dog is an Australian Shepherd. He is a show dog reject. His coloring on his hind quarters is a bit off, and he has a coloboma (sp) in his eyes, meaning his pupils have an irregular shape.
Showdog rejects make awesome pets. Their owners are careful with their breeding, so he came with hip certification. Because he was bred for the show ring, he lacks much of the herding instinct that can make a herding dog a pain in the backside. Mostly, he follows me around the house begging for a bit of cheese.
I will see if I can find a pic to post. . . .