CH FREROSE CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO FINISHED HIS CHAMPIONSHIP FROM THE PUPPY CLASS WITH BEST OF BREEDS AND A GROUP PLACEMENT. CHOO CHOO NO. 4 SHIBA IN 2002 AND NO. 5 2003 HIGHLY RANKED IN 2004 AND NO. 1 ALL BREED STATISTICS, MARCH 2003 ISSUE, CANINE CHRONICLE & SHOWSIGHT ALL THREE YEARS WITH LIMITED SHOWING.
Ch.Frerose Lonesome Dove
Am/Can.Ch.Frerose Goodwill Hunter
When Hunter was six months old we knew he was the best Shiba Inu in North America. Hunter excels in type, color, conformation, urajiro and showmanship. He has the most correct head we have seen in America, including eyes (shape, set and color) as well as ear set and shape. He also has outstanding movement, exhibiting the epitome’ of balance that the AKC standard demands.
Shown by Diane, he won his first major and group placement at his very first show. After that it was all smooth sailing. He ranked #1 Shiba in the country for the follo9wing five years – 2004 until his retirement the beginning of 2009. To date he is the top winning Shiba Inu in the U.S. in history. Many have reached for this record, but only Hunter has achieved it.
Now Hunter lives at home with us and sleeps at the end of our bed. He is one of the sweetest dogs we’ve ever known and a valued part of our family.
Ch Frerose Orange Crush
Ch Frerose Mighty Nebo
Ch. Frerose Red Beryl of Fanfair x Frerose Daisy
B.O.B. and Group Placements from the classes.
BISS, Ch. Frerose Big Oliver
Oliver finished his American Championship easily. We then decided to show him at the International show in Kentucky. There were several Judges from different countries as well as American Judges. They all praised Oliver's quality. He earned his International Championship in three shows with two Group ones and a Group 2. When we retired Otomi in 2000, we began showing Oliver as a Special. He was the first Shiba to go Best of Breed in the Millenium. From there he went on to be Number I Shiba Inu four years in a row. Now Oliver is retired and living the good life.
Ch. Frerose Copperdot Rondo
Number 1 Shiba in 2000
National Ch. Frerose Little Big Man
AM/BIS Grand National Ch. Frerose Otomi
This is the story of a wonderful, beautiful Shiba Inu – BIS/Grand National/Am.Ch. Frerose Otomi, or Tomi, as he was called. Tomi was the top winning Shiba Inu of all time. He was the Number one Shiba Inu for 5 years in a for, from 1995 – 1999.
When he first began to walk he had a certain presence that was unmistakable. Once he learned to walk on lead, he was a natural show dog. His attitude toward a collar and lead was that they were other dogs, certainly not for him!! He was doing just fine without the restraint, Thank You Very Much!!
When he was 3 months old we took him to a Match show in Harrisburg, Pa. He had just blown his baby fuzz and looked pretty naked. Fred took one look at him and asked, “Why are we showing this naked, untrained puppy?” Apparently Tomi heard him and decide to “show him”, because he walked into the ring, trotted around like a seasoned dog and walked out with Best of Breed, Group I and Best Puppy in Match!
In the Best In Match ring, Tomi stopped mid stride to pee. He had been holding it in all day, so it turned out to be a quite lengthy procedure. After a few minutes the judge came over to look at what he was doing. Tomi looked up at her as if to say, “I’ll be with you in a minute, When a guy’s gotta go, he’s gotta go!!! The spectators loved it and all applauded him.
Tomi went to his first “real” shows at 6 months of age and finished his Championship with three – 5 point majors! His first time out as a Special, he took B.O.B. over top ranked specials and went from there to being the Number 1 Shiba Inu in the country for the next 5 years! He won back to back Best of Breeds at Westminster Kennel Club and was the top producing sire of AKC Champion Shiba Inu in 2001.
Tomi was the top winning Shiba until Ch.Goodwill Hunter came along and far surpassed his record. But most of all, Tomi was our beloved companion and family member. His is sadly missed.