This is BISS, group winning GCh. Bandor's the Wyching Hour--known to his friends and fans as "Vander." Vander truly did change everything for me. I saw him for the first time in a picture his co-breeder, Sarah Garrison, posted on her Facebook page when he was three days old. I told her I wanted the puppy that was the farthest one on the left in the lineup. I never changed my opinion of him. He came home with me when he was about eight weeks old and we've never looked back. He finished his championship before he was seven months old with HUGE wins under some of the most respected judges in collies and all-breed judges. He finished his Grand Championship before he was ten months old. He continues to win under both specialty and all-breed judges (to name just a few: Matt and Anita Stelter, Carol Chapman, Barbara Dempsey Alderman, Jon Cole). He finished his first year of very selective showing at #16 in the nation. The next year, he finished at #6 and topped that year of campaigning off with a nod for Select Dog at the Collie Club of America under noted and respected judge Naomi Stoner Coen. And, like a fine wine--he just keeps getting better and better.
GCh. Wych's Prince of Summer--Snape--one of my heart dogs. I just adore this dog. I wanted him to earn his championship so much that I was blowing win after win for him. I finally took a deep breath and handed his lead to Sarah Garrison. The day he finished under Denny Elliot at the Saint Louis Collie Club show I stood at ringside and cried what were probably the happiest tears I've shed in a long time. Snape has been called "classic", "timeless", but the most amusing thing I ever heard him called was said of him the day he finished--when he was called a "pet." Yes, he's my pet. And I'm damn proud of him.