So the other day, one of my technicians, Jill, invites me over to see her puppies. This is partly for my benefit (who doesn't want to play with a big pile of puppies?) and partly for theirs (Jill likes to socialize her puppies when they are very little so that they're more temperamentally stable when they're old enough to place.)
This is Jill with Mink the WonderSibe. Mink is a lovely bitch, beautifully built for athletic activity (Jill mushes, so this is important to her breeding program). Mink also has a solid, stable temperament and is a very good mother. According to Jill (I myself know nothing about this except what Jill tells me), her coat color isn't preferred in the breed ring, but personally I love the wild-type coat colors. Jill competes with her dogs in agility and obedience, as well as showing in the breed ring, mushing (recreationally, at the moment), and she also does a little bit of tracking with some of her dogs.