I keep thinking back to the story of how LARRGO went from frolicking puppy to Westminster Dog Show! If I understand correctly, when pups are born, often the handler gets to pick one in trade for some of the work she’s doing.
Interestingly, when Debbie saw the little pup, she immediately said, “I definitely want him.” So instead of their very experienced handler, Ruthellen Viall owning LARRGO, the Heydt’s own him. Just a chance choice.
In July 2012, he was 6 months old. Handler Ruthellen began to enter him in dog shows where he performed very well. By October 2012, LARRGO had won his Championship. At this point, they decided to let him continue and by Thanksgiving in November, LARRGO was a grand champion!! In the process he won ahead of the Number 1 Havanese in Northeast USA. This is when Ruthellen called Ed and Debbie and said, “I think we should try to get him into the Westminister Dog Show.”
So with great excitement and enthusiasm, the Heydt’s, handler Ruthellen Viall and GCH LARRGO are counting down the days to the 2013 Westminster Dog Show. What a story! Stay tuned. We are proud of our LAARGO no matter if he wins… but what a grand ending to this delightful story a win would make! by the web lady, Ellie