"Pete" Ranked #11
in The 2006 AKC/Eukanuba Invitational
Ch GIN-TAI CHATAWA PETER PUNKIN, CGC, TT
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"PETE" was born, here at GIN-TAI TIBETAN SPANIELS, on HALLOWEEN NIGHT of 1998.
I am proud to be his breeder,and the owner of
both his Sire,Ch BET'R SPOTLIGHT FOR GIN-TAI,and
his Dam,Ch BET'R BOBBY SOX AT GIN-TAI,ROM.
He is owned,trained,handled, and loved by ANN TERRY of CHATAWA. Ann has also finished many lovely Keeshonden Champions at CHATAWA! Pete is a very LUCKY DOG to have such a wonderful home with Ann, where he's affectionately known as "PISTOL PETE"! Ann even managed to "corral him" long enough to put a CGC, AKC Canine Good Citizen, title on him at 12 months. Dueling it out with
the "ROTTIES" and many other larger "obedience
oriented" breeds,at an INTERNATIONAL TEMPERAMENT TEST held in Atlanta,GA;PETE, under the skillful
guidance of owner/hander, Ann Terry, became the 7th Tibbie EVER to add a TT to his list of
honors! In 2003, PETE and ANN were featured in the 2003 Non-Sporting Issue of beautiful SHOW-SITE MAGAZINE, representing the Tibetan Spaniel Breed. It was my honor to be the author of Ann's
Biographical Sketch and to submit my interpretation of the Tibetan Spaniel Breed Standard! In limited showing and Owner/Handled, "PETE" was ranked among the Top-Twenty Tibetan Spaniels nationally in 2003-2005 and was entered in the AKC Championship Invitational held in California in 2004! Always owner handled, "PETE" and Ann ranked in the TOP-TEN LIST for the 2006 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP INVITATIONAL to be held in Tampa, FL in January of 2006 for more than half the year, finishing the Invitational Qualifying period;
from October 2004-October 2005
"Pete's" IRISH CHARM inspired me to write the poem below:"LONE STAR DOMINION"! "PISTOL PETE" joined Tibetan Spaniels from all over the world in Ft.Worth,TX on March 23-24, 2000. It was a ROOTIN' TOOTIN' ROUND-UP of the BEST IN THE WEST! SOX's SIRE,"STAR",
Ch WILDHERN FULL OF FIRE,ROM-X, was crowned BEST VETERAN DOG for 2000 and again in Syracuse,NY in March 2001; as was his GRANDPAPA, Ch BET'R CHEERS FOR DRAGONHOLD,ROM, at the 1999 NATIONAL SPECIALTY in California! SOX placed second in the BROOD BITCH CLASS in 2001, and SPOT pulled his share of the bounty in Ft. Worth,TX, by placing fourth in the STUD DOG CLASS! PETE,MAMA SOX,PAPA SPOT,and half-Brother,TY-GUY;
Ch GIN-TAI'S TUX-N-TIE GUY,AKC BREEDER/CHAMPION; brought home beautiful personalized AKC ROSETTES from the PARADE OF CHAMPIONS in TX! PETE & BHU-TI captured 4th PLACE for sire,CH BET'R SPOTLIGHT FOR GIN-TAI, in the STUD DOG CLASS in TEXAS, and again in the BROOD BITCH CLASS for dam, CH Bet'R
Bobby Sox At Gin-Tai, in "The Frozen NorthLand" of
Syracuse,NY in 2001! Pete,Ann and I congratulate
those who beat the odds, and won their BIDS for
"LONE STAR DOMINION"! PETE and the GIN-TAI GANG enjoyed GIVING IT A TRY! Since PETE became an AKC CHAMPION at only 7 MONTHS, he was still a "TENDER-FOOT" in TX and only a "GREEN HORN" in NEW YORK!
After Fort Walton Beach, FL in 2003,he's now a SURVIVOR III, and enjoyed struttin' his stuff at the 2004 National Specialty in Louisville, KY!
"LONE STAR DOMINION"
The March Winds are beginning to Blow,
And all the Tibbies are ready to Go,
Now Pete, ever since the day of his Birth,
Has dreamed of headin' on down to Ft. Worth,
Where "Pistol Pete" and his Gang will Know,
What it's like to enter a Wild West Show!
With Matches&Sweepstakes in th'Green Oaks Hotel,
Obedience,Agility,& Parades,as Well,
A Show Ring Corral where there's Cowgirls&Injuns,
To watch while you wait for the Judges' Opinions,
There's Stockyards,Banquets,an' then, pretty Soon,
A Buffet in Billy Bob's Buckin' Saloon!
May the month of MARCH bring PETE some IRISH LUCK,
When that Buckin' Bronco begins to Buck;
Like Shamrocks,Rainbows, and Leprechaun's Gold!
Sure,if in the Ring,he's Dashin' and Bold,
And Gaits and Baits exactly as Told,
He'll play his Lucky Chips for the Judges Opinion,
PLACE HIS BID FOR LONE STAR DOMINION!
ORIGINAL POEM BY Kathryn E. PHILLIPS
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