CH BANNER SPEAK OF THE DEVIL
June 28, 2002 -- November 12, 2009
Co-owned by the Strassler family
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An Italian proverb: "Speak of the devil and he will appear..." In 2004, when you spoke of the devil at an East Coast dog show, it was often Morgen who appeared...in the winner's circle!
She finished with back-to-back 4 point majors at 18 months of age in late 2003.
We thought it might be fun to "try" to qualify her for the 2004 AKC-Eukanuba
Invitational Show and so set out showing her as a special. A beautiful headed bitch, an incredible mover and typey, she turned into a show dog...as long as there was plenty of food around.
Always owner-breeder handled, she was a multiple group placing bitch, rising to #5 Wheaten All-Breed and Group in 2004. And yes, she went to the AKC-Eukanuba show where she was BOS and Best Bred By Wheaten. A few weeks later, she was again BOS at the Westminster Kennel Club show ...and in May, 2005, retired with a BOS at the Delaware Valley Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club specialty.
We will be forever grateful to her owners for letting her be a weekend warrior
and giving us a wonderful ride.
Morgen was bred once, to CH Paisley Forever Man. Two of their sons, Rocco and
Paddington, became champions, Rocco sired her grandchildren and all of her kids
became someone's best friend. She retired to teach her son Stanley the ins and
outs of wheedling a snack at Dairy Queen.
In the summer of 2009, Morgie was diagnosed with Addison's Disease and a few
months later PLN. She left her family in November, on the same day as we lost
her mother, Brio. We will miss her forever.