(Baldr's Gathering Storm ex Thornhilda Baldr)
4/16/76 - 3/06/80
Ryan was a Hilda son that we kept to show.
His first weekend out, he won a puppy class of 10 with me showing him - it was
my first time in the ring as well and was I nervous. I was "bitten
by the show bug" at that point.
We did not go to a lot of shows and pretty
much stayed in our "local area". I was just learning to show and I am sure
I messed up the dog more often then not. We did manage to garner some wins in
spite of my lack of handling ability.
Key City Kennel Club - 4/17/77
Reserve Winners Dog
Council Bluffs Kennel Club - 9/25/77
Carol Shores, who owned Ryan's litter
sister April, wanted me to send Ryan out to Washington to their specialty.
Carol offered to show him. So we flew him out. When he arrived, he
didn't want to come out of the crate. Thankfully he finally did and seemed
fine. Carol showed him at the specialty and went Winners Dog, Best of
Winners, and Best of Breed over specials. His other litter sister, Baffy,
was Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite to him. It was a four point major.
Pacific Northwest Boxer Club - 2/5/78
When he came back home, we showed him at
more local shows. He started be wary of judges and even snapped at a judge
(he was excused). This snapping escalated to the point that he even
snapped at our son. At that point, we decided the best thing to do was to
put him down - it was a very sad day as he was very attached to me and never
tried to "go after" me. We did not have a necropsy done to find out if
there was a brain tumor or something else going on so we will never know what
caused this problem.