Levi’s Show Dog Days

Levi I found this picture on my laptop when I was going through old pictures… isn’t he handsome! This is Levi when he was doing the dog show thing. He finished (which means he got his championship) at 18 months old. He’s a very handsome boy. Not too straight in the front, I don’t think… at least for a collie. Collies tend to be quite straight, like Tatum.

Levi has good proportions and he’s a good size. His ears are rotten, but this picture was after they were taped for days and weeks on end, so they stand up fairly well here. Finishing a dog at 18 months old is actually quite quick, and so I am proud of my boy!

Levi was born November of 1999… so this picture is probably from sometime in 2000. Maybe 2001, but we were in and out of the show ring pretty quick. Tell you the truth, I didn’t really enjoy showing, though I say I’d do it again if I got another well bred working smooth collie. Which.. I really am considering getting again, maybe in five or so years. I really am a bit tired of the rescues with all their issues. And I know so much more now than when Levi was a baby. So maybe next dog I’ll get it right! 😉

6 thoughts on “Levi’s Show Dog Days”

  1. I’ve never got a dog from a breeder before. so not quite sure what’s the major difference beside of how they look.

    both of the dogs that i owned before all also rescue, they have this attention problem, which i think partly is my problem, partly can be their temperament, although not sure should i blamed them for their short coming.

    but since i never experience owning a dog like belgian shepherd that give undivided attention to their owners, therefore i didn’t learn to complaint.

  2. I’d love to show Saints, but don’t think I could handle having intact animals in my house. I attribute the peace and harmony we have in the house to early neutering of the male dogs here. Its such a catch twenty two.

    Levi was and is gorgeous.

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