Thumper has had a great start as Maria Neff's full-time Special in both the AKC and ASCA rings.
After a lovely Best of Breed win under Kelly English at the ASC-Michigan club weekend of shows Memorial Day weekend, and a nice Best of Breed win the same weekend at the Pontiac KC show in Michigan under judge Mowbrey-Morgan, he and his wonderful new BFF/handler Maria got serious. The first weekend in June Thumper and Maria won back-to-back Grioup Ones under both Kenneth and Donna Buxton (who traded off breed and group assignments the 2 days). I have always respected their judging and so I am doubly thrilled they both regarded Thumper highly enough to use him.
This makes him unbeaten at the Breed level since his 'official' start with Maria. It won't last forever but I am very proud of both of them. (Indeed he lost the Breed today to one of his competitors in Ohio but there is always another dog show!).