Needless to say, I returned home to
Wiltshire with no dog in the car. For months my mum moaned
constantly about Crisp and his naughty ways - being a puppy and a
Beagle he was a chewer! She still missed Bwindi and couldn't
accept Crisp as he was such a different personality. However,
they attended training classes together and Crisp gave her something
to focus on (boy did he!). Within a year, she announced she
loved him, though of course he would never replace Bwindi.
As a result, Crisp only attended one
Championship Show with me handling in 2006, qualifying for Crufts
with 3rd in Junior. My mum was over the moon and so proud to
be at Crufts with her own dog in March 2007. Not only that,
she worked very hard with his training (not easy for a Beagle!) and
achieved his KC Good Citizen Bronze award. He attended a
couple of Open Shows during his time with my mum, but he knew how to
make life difficult for her! He accompanied the Goldens to a
show whilst on holiday in Wiltshire, Christmas 2007 and won Best of
Breed. My mum was beaming and so was I, as I also handled
'Tenfield Sea Patrol' owned by Carolyn and Nick Rycroft to Best of
Breed in Goldens in the ring next door!
Crisp is a lazy couch potato at home and
very vocal. He wants to be part of human conversations and you
can have quite a nice chat with him! He is like all of his
breed, very sociable and absolutely loves coming back to Wiltshire
and being with his Golden family; he exemplifies the double
suspension gallop when he runs free with them on Salisbury
Plain. He does come to the whistle in his own time and
sometimes when he is called ............
Crisp's other hobbies are picking up
anything remotely edible and rolling in anything smelly. All
in all, a typical Beagle!