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Momma and Poppa

Sire: Szalkai Fellegvár Andor "Nándi" (HD/A, ED/0, Patella lux. free) Dam: Bariguard-Tüzes Red Savina "Victoria" (HD/C, ED/0, Patella lux. free) Photos of Nandi Check out Mookie's dad "Nandi" herding sheep! Photos curtesy of  Bariguard Kennel

How it began!!

After 8 German Shepherd Dogs over 30 years it was time to downsize.  What did I want?  A high drive herding dog 30ish pounds Pointy ears and a tail.   That was my list!    In August of 2018, I started my search and found the Hungarian Mudi so I started putting pictures of a black mudi all around my house!   In January of 2020, I connected with Bariguard Kennel on Facebook after hearing about it because of one of their dogs in California who, at a young age, was doing some pretty impressive things! Because I still had Jake (my last German Shepherd) I wasn't ready at that time, however, in 2022, I began to think a puppy would do us both good. Jake is 12 1/2 but is a go getter dog with a very clear brain for his age and a body that won't cooperate.  He likes nothing better than to be doing things and with a puppy in the house, that I was training would clearly be entertaining for him!  So that is the beginning of the story and the rest will be documented in this blog! Oh...  and t

What is a Title, Really?

 What is a Title Really? Not just a brag. Not just a stepping stone to a higher title. Not just an adjunct to competitive scores. A Title is a tribute to the dog that bears it, a way to honor that dog, an ultimate memorial. It will remain in the record and in the memory for about as long as anything in this world can remain. Few humans will do as well or better in that regard. And though the dog himself doesn't know or care that his achievements have been noted, a Title says many things in the world of humans, where such things count. A title says your dog was intelligent, and adaptable, and good-natured. It says that your dog loved you enough to do the things that please you, however crazy they may have sometimes seemed. And a Title says that you loved your dog, that you loved to spend time with him because he was a good dog, and that you believed in him enough to give him yet another chance when he failed (or you), and that in the end your faith was justified. A Title proves that