TATONKA KENNELS will not knowingly sell a dog to anyone
involved in the cruel sport of dog fighting.
dogs are raised, bred and sold for legal purposes.
Not being one to "toot my own horn", I have left out many of my
Recently, the American Dog Breeders Assoc. honored me in asking me
to be lead judge in their Invitational Show in Utah, the first of
it's kind. Having judged dogs and horse shows for over 30
years I didn't think there was much new stuff for me. I was
This was a wonderful exercise, and teaching new judges was more
interesting and fun than I could have imagined.
I became a CGC evaluator about a year ago by the AKC. This
allows me to help American Pit Bull Terrier rescues and local all
breed rescues. The American Dog Breeders Assoc. has certified
me as a Safe Dog Program evaluator, something I am very excited
plan to do soon. Being able to help people in this breed and
others has become a major focus in my life.
Our dogs have also done remarkable things. From getting a CGC,
to Ace weight pull titles to therapy dog titles, to conformation
show titles, this breed and our dogs in particular are becoming the
dog of choice for trainers and families. Our program helps to
get these dogs in the hands of Law Enforcement and Military people
that could not otherwise afford a well bred dog. We are proud
of our commitment to the breed and to the service people that
Having years of Humane work in my resume (I held the position of
foreman at the Manhattan A.S.P.C.A. shelter in N.Y.C.), having been on the
of Directors for the Walton County Humane Society, and currently
doing what I can to help a local breed rescue, I understand the need
for education and for raising the standard of care for our breed.
Marcel and I are also lucky enough to lead the youth of today in Boy
Scouting. I never thought I would be a Boy Scout, let alone
the Committee Chair of a Troop (Marcel is the Scoutmaster) or a
Black Belt. Funny how things go.