Australian Champion

Tirriki It Started With A Kiss

Dougie

Dougie (Tirriki It Started With A Kiss) winning PIG at Metropolitan KC May 2009 with Bianca handling

     

PUPPY IN SHOW WINNER
BEST IN GROUP WINNER
MULTI PUPPY IN GROUP WINNER
MINOR PUPPY IN GROUP WINNER
All Breeds Championship Shows)

 What can I say?  Dougie wants to stay!

He was the spitting image of his Grandpappy Casey at four months of age, so sometimes one just has to go with the heart.

A placid, gentle puppy who loved nothing more than to be by my side, Dougie made his feelings towards both Peter and myself as well as Casey felt right from the start.  With the diagnosis of my chronic heart condition, he was by far the most suited to me in the litter of exuberant bundles of little bears.  Just like Brooke so many years before, Dougie chose me – what an honour!

Dougie’s name was taken from the RAF ID collar he has worn since a baby.  He just had to be Bomber Douglas Bader, what a hero and legend.  (Peter named him Bomber - just added my touch).  A very dear friend who allowed me the great privilege of sharing his hunting with my precious Bracken (Ch Rawdonred Penbracken ET RTQC FTQC CDX) is Peter Douglas.  This Dougie was also a great champion to me as without his generous character, I would never have been able to experience a time in my life of unforgettable memories.  Bracken’s ¾ brother Brooke Started It all With a Kiss way back at Melbourne Royal September 1979, and Bracken simply reinforced that I would ALWAYS want to share my life with an Irish Water Spaniel.

Dougie has given Grandpappy Casey a new lease on life as they revel in each other's company.

My grateful thanks to Dougie's friends for handling him for me.

I am immensely proud of his BEST EXHIBIT/BEST PUPPY IN GROUP award at an All Breeds Championship Show at barely 101/2 months of age.  Thank you Caroline for a great job!

Tirriki It Started With A Kiss – welcome to our family, Dougie

 

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