Thursday, October 15, 2009

Here Comes Tumbleweed!!

I have to start this post by saying that it's true that you should never judge a book by it's cover. Meet Tumbleweed or when he wants to get technical Amonvhar's Yosemite Sam, a Petit Bassett Griffon Vendeen or better known as PBGV. They are a variation of the Bassett Hound, bred to be more agile and with a dense coat for working in the underbrush.

Tumbleweed has come up to do some agility even though he and his three housemates (Bentley, Whimzee and Sass) are all members of the Superdog performance team. Tumbleweed has also done obedience and trick classes, but agility is his favorite!
He came to live with his owner Shannon when he was 8 weeks old back in March 2007. He flew in from his breeders in Calgary on the red eye. His father was a Finnish and American Champion.

Well I have to admit I had my preconceived ideas about Tumbleweed being an agility dog as he is a very long bodied, short legged hound. Serves me right because you should see him fly!! He has tons of drive, is remarkably athletic for his build and is so happy working!! Look for him at the Superdog shows!!
Youu should also check out Shannon's website!! She is a local artist, well known in the dog world for her custom portraits, logos and book illustrations!!