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BISS GCH CH Bee Gee's Spectacular Bid V Franken (DERBY)

Bio provided by Owner - John Ayotte

CH 15 pts 3 majors 3 different judges 6 judges total -- GCH 25 pts 4 majors 4 different judges 10 judges total 6 events with CH defeated

Derby began his show career in December of 2012 as a 6-9 puppy. He had a few nice specialty show placements as a 9-12 puppy, then won the 9-12 class, winners dog, best of winners and best of breed at the German Shepherd Dog Club of Central Ohio specialty show on May 26th 2013 for his first 3 points.

With numerous class placements and class wins as a youngster he added 5 more points to his total with 3 best of winners and 2 reserve winners dogs at all breed shows in 2014.

At the German Shepherd Dog Club of America National Specialty Show in October of 2014 he won the Bred By Exhibitor class. He closed out 2014 with 2 Open class wins, a reserve winners dog and a couple of additional Open class placements; all at all breed shows.

Early 2015 brought a string of specialty and all breed show class placements, capped by an Open dog 1st, winners dog and best of winners for his second major win (4 points) at the Central Ohio Kennel Club all breed show.

On May 23, 2015, Derby completed the requirements for his championship with his third major win at the German Shepherd Dog Club of Greater Cincinnati specialty show. The next day, his first in the ring as a champion, he was again awarded best of breed at the German Shepherd Dog Club of Central Ohio show.

Since Derby was not fully mature when he finished his championship, we let him stay home and develop before bringing him back out to work toward his grand championship on April 23 of 2016. In 2016 Derby won seven select awards at all breed shows, 3 select awards at specialty shows, and another best of breed at a specialty show. He finished his grand championship on December 8th of 2016 at the Richland County Kennel Club all breed show, and we retired him from conformation competition.

Since his retirement he spends his time as our faithful companion, goofball, who still thinks he is a puppy. To make his life a bit more interesting we tested his herding instinct and started him on sheep. Unfortunately, we have not yet had the opportunity to start working toward a herding title because of my schedule (not his fault, poor guy).

These days his main job is surveying his property, barking at anything that gets too close, and watching over his two girls, Nessa (CH Schneiderhof.s Lynessa v Franken OFA) and Deni (SEL EX GCH CH Tara¡¯s Undeniable v Franken OFA).

John Ayotte, Jan 2019

OFA Elbows
Derby DM Carrier
Some of the dogs from Derby's pedigree

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