Not just a brag, not just a stepping stone to a higher Title, not just an
adjunct to competitive scores. A Title is a tribute to the dog that bears
it, a way to honour the dog, an ultimate memorial. It will remain in the
record and in the memory for about as long as anything in this world can
remain. Few humans will do as well or better in that regard. And though the
dog himself doesn't know or care that his achievements have been noted, a
Title says many things in the world of humans, where such things count. A
Title says your dog was intelligent, and adaptable, and good natured. It
says that your dog loved you enough to do the things that please you,
however crazy they may have sometimes seemed. And a Title says that you
loved your dog, that you loved to spend time with him because he was a good
dog, and that you believed in him enough to give him yet another chance when
he failed, and that in the end your faith was justified.
A Title proves that your dog inspired you to have the special relationship
enjoyed by so few, that in a world of disposable creatures, this dog with a
Title was greatly loved, and loved greatly in return. And when that dear
short life is over, the Title remains as a memorial of the finest kind, the
best you can give to a deserving friend, volumes of praise in one small set
of initials before or after the name. A Title is nothing less than love and
respect, given and received permanently.


    Written by Sandy Mowery