"She's Sparklelicious!"

 CH Britannia Sparkles After Dark HIC CGC

 

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Meet Sparkle, the newest member of the After Dark clan! Sparkle was bred and lovingly raised by Michele Ritter. Michele's girl Nip is her mom, and Kelly Cameron's Cole is her dad. Sparkle's pedigree is here.

Here's how she came to join the pack: Maryann saw photos of Sparkle's litter  and fell in love with a certain little black-and-white girl. Maryann showed the photos to Jack, who  also thought she was delightful. More photos, several emails, and  a few phone calls later, we were driving back through Canada with this cheeky little girlie in the car!

Sparkle came to live with us when she was 12 weeks old, and is a wonderful addition to the After Dark family of Beardies. Her favorite activities include playing with Chase,  shredding paper, running through the tunnel and eating!

Maryann and Sparkle with judge Margaret Harkin at the BCCC Specialty. Photo by Chet Jezierski.

Chase himself couldn't be happier -- he loves to play with "his" new puppy! Cowboy loves puppies, too, and has welcomed the little one into the household. (Because he's so good with puppies, we call Cowboy "Mr. French" after Sebastian Cabot's character in the old TV show Family Affair.)  Checkers,  who usually thinks puppies are useless, decided this one is not so bad after all. Sunny finally has a little sister and loves to play with Sparkle in the snow.

Sparkle is already sleeping through the night, and gets along nicely with the pack. She's like an old pro on  the grooming table and almost housebroken (thanks, Michele). She's fearless and has  explored every inch of the house, including the agility equipment. Since she has such a sparkling personality  she naturally will be called Britannia Sparkles After Dark, "Sparkle" for short.

The 'parkle puppy has just completed week four of an eight week Focus and Foundation class, and I couldn't be more pleased. I have been converted, and am using the clicker religiously.