Phyrie, it's rather ironic that Henry's breeder was (and still is) a Keeshond breeder first. Apparently she loves "high maintenance" when it comes to grooming.
When I visited their Kennel, there was a great deal of barking by both breeds. The woman who ran the kennels clearly loved all of the dogs.
Richard, I wonder if you ever encountered her on the Show Circuit. Did you know any breeders who were from Sarnia, Ontario? I don't wish to "publish" the name of the Kennel (for so many reasons right now, non of which have anything to do with dogs) so let me know if you know any Canadian breeders from Southern Ontario. It is always wonderful to hear how in love you are still with your wonderful wife. She must be quite a woman! I also think it's adorable that one of your Grandsons is named after one of your dogs. (My Father always said I did that with my son Ben, as I had a rescue Bouvier named Ben years before, but I just liked the name Benjamin. He of course felt his first grandchild, especially a boy, should have his name, which he would have if it weren't for the ex. I digress terribly
Sorry to thread hog Ash...Banjo looks just beautiful after his grooming appointment. I'm glad to hear he did so well. I am also pleased that you are finding your way around the Forums. The more the merrier!