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Bruce H
13th July 2008, 06:56 PM
:jump::jump:

Deuce (aka Construction Puppy) became an AKC champion today up in Duluth! He had 13 points and both (actually 3) of his majors. Today he got a 3 point major for his championship. Kris and I are beyond excited! He is our first Bred By Exhibitor champion; it's been a lot of years in coming.

So now Deuce and I share a beer when he gets home, a tradition I started years ago with our first champion Laughing Lazer. Well actually he gets maybe a tablespoon because it's probably not good for him and I don't need an alcoholic dog :D.

When Kris gets home I'll see if we can get a decent picture of him. Otherwise I'll post his show picture when we get it in a couple weeks. So I suppose there will be no living with Deuce now!

*Pauline*
13th July 2008, 07:21 PM
Congratulantions Bruce, I can't wait to see pictures. Really happy for you, well done! :jump:

frecklesmom
13th July 2008, 07:26 PM
:rah: Congratulations What a grand day for you both and of course,Deuce (the awesome dog). He might like a bit of tripe :eek: with his meal as a nice reward for doing his best.

Melissa
13th July 2008, 07:37 PM
wow that's wonderful! congrats to both!

Cathy Moon
13th July 2008, 08:16 PM
:w**h**::w**h**::w**h**:
Way to go Deuce, Bruce and Kris!
:jump::jump:

Gary
13th July 2008, 08:30 PM
Congrats Bruce well done

TillyTommy
13th July 2008, 08:59 PM
Fantastic News:):rah:

Bruce H
13th July 2008, 08:59 PM
It occurred to me that some of the newer people her may not know the story behind Deuce's nickname "Construction Puppy". From the time Deuce was a puppy, he followed me around and watched me whenever I had a project going in the house. That was when he aquired the nickname Construction Puppy. Although he was more of a supervisor than a worker :D.

Here he is checking my progress when I was remodeling the surround on the fireplace in the living room.
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/39/108984470_9df4c6c37a.jpg

A year later he is supervising me when I was re-siding the house
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/80/219069385_911c8fcb5d.jpg

And finally, here he is about a year ago, waiting for me to start another project
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/147/348019722_7e0c287764.jpg


BTW, Deuce is Anna's son, from her litter in the "5 Months in the Life..." journal. He will be 3 in December.

Alison_Leighfield
13th July 2008, 09:10 PM
A handsome boy indeed! Well done :)

Alison.

Elaine 2
13th July 2008, 09:30 PM
He's gorgeous, congratulations on his wins :rah:

Louise1823
13th July 2008, 10:45 PM
what a gorgeous boy - congrats! :rah:

Cleo's Person
14th July 2008, 12:52 AM
Congratulations!! Looking forward to a photo from his win!

Shelli
14th July 2008, 01:16 AM
Well done Deuce :rah::rah::rah:
You must be so proud. Cant wait to see his photo :snap:

jld
14th July 2008, 02:46 AM
WOW....Congratulations. He is such a handsome dog. I just love his story. How exciting for you....:rah:

*Pauline*
14th July 2008, 09:29 AM
Well I can see why he did so well in the ring and where he got his nickname from! :D

Kristien
16th July 2008, 09:59 AM
Congratulations, your beautiful boy is a well deserved champion :rah:

TKC
16th July 2008, 11:03 AM
Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

I always think "contruction puppy" sounds like a puppy working on a building site - I have a little image in my head... tiny puppy with a big hard hat on ad high viz jacket!!!

Well done Bruce!

hbmama
17th July 2008, 01:14 AM
That is wonderful news!!! I agree, I think Deuce, aka, Construction puppy should have his own little yellow hard hat and an orange reflector vest.:D

Bruce H
17th July 2008, 01:25 PM
You mean like this? :D

http://board.cavaliertalk.com/showthread.php?t=19852&highlight=construction

Photoshop is a wonderful thing!

trysti
17th July 2008, 02:44 PM
Congratulations, Bruce. He is a real beauty. Thank you for that chronicle when he was born. I was just getting ready for my first litter to be born when I found it on the site and found it helpful.

Trysti / Beth

Karlin
17th July 2008, 02:57 PM
Bruce congrats; what a fantastic accomplishment for you all! Hard to believe Deuce is THREE though! :eek: Seems like it was such a short time ago that your were chronicling that litter.

Azriel
18th July 2008, 10:59 PM
Congrats Deuce, Kris and Bruce!!!! How exciting! He is such a handsome guy..... looks like he makes a good construction foreman too. Heehee.

jeni
24th July 2008, 09:52 PM
Congrat's!!! Deuce is such a beautiful dog... I look forward to seeing the pictures of him.