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This is me at 4 wks. I have always been a good looking boy, just like my dad Ch. Vassar Square Kris Kringle "Kris" who I am named after.

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This is me at 5 months waiting to go into my very first Dog Show fun match on September 19th. My handler Tim Arnette of Kamegko Yorkies, wanted me to walk around the yard with a fence but the grass was high and I was not real happy with that. I did it anyway but decided to stop in the middle and my handler gave me a treat to keep walking.. This is fun and now I know how to get treats when I want them ;-)
My human mom and granma were so proud of me! They said I got first place because I have "Attitude" whatever that is, but I am glad I have it cause I get lots of hugs and kisses for having it.
Here are some pictures my mom took of me showing.

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We went to another place the next day and they wanted me to walk around this big house, I did not mind that it was fun. Mom found out today that I was cutting teeth because when the lady that wanted to look in my mouth I didn't want her to and I jerked away. I don't think I did as good today but mom said that was okay she was still proud of me and I couldn't help my teeth was sore. This show stuff sure does make me tired, I had to take a little nap while we were waiting on the other dogs to walk around.

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Come back and visit with me soon. I will be going to go to shows with all the big boys soon.

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Me at 9 months

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 This is me at 2 yrs.

Well my first real show was interesting to say the least. I found that there are all kinds of smells that I don't have at home at these places. And I wanted to smell them all. So I went around the ring with my nose to the floor like a good bloodhound hot on the trail of something.
The judge told my mom that he would be able to see my nice topline better if she could get my nose up off the floor... She just smiled and told him yes it would and she would work on it, that this was my first show.
Mom told me she knew I would be okay, and since it was my first show she would be happy with 2-2nd place and 1-3rd place ribbons.. She said we were there to have fun and be together, and that was what was most important... That I have fun and enjoy it.

The next shows I went to mom has seen that I am really not very happy showing. And although I did get a 1st place ribbon in my class, being around all the big dogs that are at the shows made me very nervous. You just wouldn't believe the size of some of them! They had heads and mouths that are  bigger than I am. That can be a scarry site to a little dog, so I let mom know this made me really nervous and I didn't really like being there.

So she said I do not have to be a "show dog" or a champion to be a quality yorkie or to be able to produce quality puppies. She said some dogs just don't like to show or be in the showring, and that is okay. So mom said she would wait to see how my children are and that maybe one of them will enjoy showing and be the one to show for us here at Ponderosa.

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Meet Kris's Parents

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This is a portrait of my dad that my mom made
Ch. Vassar Square Kris Kringle
of  Vassar Square Yorkshire Terriers

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And this is my mom  with me & my brothers & sisters
Ponderosa's Autumn Moon Star
"Autumn"

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