Mattix is the type of dog that comes along once in a lifetime and turns heads wherever he goes. I don't know which is better; his sweet face, or his sweet personality! His easy going nature and up-for-anything attitude just makes life FUN.
He was born to show, and amazes me every time we step into the ring together. His very first time out at 4 months old he took Best Beginner Puppy in Show at a large all-breed. He followed that up with numerous other Best Puppy in Shows and Herding Group Ones until he was old enough to compete with the big boys. In true Mattix fashion, at his very first show he decided to top everything off with a Best of Breed and Group 4 right out of the 6-9 class. He finished just after his first birthday with 4 specialty wins, always owner-handled.
Like his sire and grandsire before him, Mattix excels in his beautiful eye and melting expression. He has a strong front assembly with his legs well underneath him, good layback of shoulder and correct length of upper arm that is hard to find. He has an abundant and correct coat and good amount of bone without being overdone. He never went through a gangly period and simply grew up and matured beautifully. He is 15 3/4 and is non-white factored.
I will forever be indebted to his breeder and good friend, Carol Howell for sharing him with me.
Mattix is always full of joy - especially when he is chasing his favorite ball!
Back-to-Back WD and a BOW at the CNYSSC Specialties for 6 points! Our heartfelt thanks
to breeder-judges Hector Hector and Meredith Hector.
Mattix's first official show - Thank you breeder-judge Marjorie Tuff and breed judge Bernie Biasi.
Mattix's very first time in the ring - thank you judge Charlene Trost.
Read explanation of health testing here.
Hips - Prelim Excellent
Eyes - Clear of all genetic disorders
MDR1 - Normal/Normal
vWd III - Clear
DMS - Low Risk - 002:01/002:01 Aabb
Show prospects out of GCh. Bernbrite Strike A Pose