What can we say about him that has not been said before? Wyatt has done more than we ever imagined. Bred by Kay Dickeson, he came home with me from the 2000 National Specialty in Texas and simply took over our lives and our hearts. The #1 Tibetan Spaniel all systems in 2003 (defeating more Tibetan Spaniels than ever before through that date), the 2002 TSCA National Specialty Winner (#2 Tibetan Spaniel), the 2008 TSCA National Specialty Winner from the Veteran's Class, the 2003 Finger Lakes Tibetan Spaniel Association Specialty winner, the 2007 Finger Lakes Tibetan Spaniel Association Specialty winner from the Veteran's Class, a multiple group winner, and one of the breed's top producers.   And, he is ALWAYS owner-handled by me - which makes me even more proud of what we have accomplished.

As well as being of the top show dogs in the breed, Wyatt is also one of the top producing sires - producing consistent winning puppies with his love of life and the show ring.

On December 1, 2006, Wyatt turned seven years old, making him eligible for Veteran's competition.  He went back to Texas in March for the 2007 TSCA National Specialty and, under breeder-judge Richard Jeffery, was awarded BEST VETERAN and BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX!  It sure made the long drive down and back worth it.
After the long trip back home from Texas, Wyatt went back into temporary retirement.  In September 2007, he came out again to compete as a Veteran at the Finger Lakes Tibetan Spaniel Association Specialty show.  Continuing his winning ways, he was awarded Best Veteran in Sweeps under Joan Goldstein. 
Mrs. Joan Scott was the judge for the regular classes at the Finger Lakes Tibetan Spaniel Specialty Show.  She awarded Wyatt Best of Breed from the Veteran Dog Class - a thrilling win for us.  Wyatt had a great time coming out of retirement for this show - he has never lost his love of the show ring.  Now the big question is - Who gets the chair - Wyatt or me?

During the fall and winter of 2007, Wyatt again enjoyed his retirement but still loved life and continued to look great.  The 2008 Tibetan Spaniel Club of American National Specialty was being held in March in Albany, Oregon.   Bill and I decided to make this trip Wyatt's grand finale in competing in the show ring.  Flying across the country, with Wyatt under the seat in his sherpa bag, was no problem for him- he simply slept.   Once we got to Oregon, it seemed that Wyatt knew that he was on center stage.  Entering the ring under judge Mr. Everett Dean, Wyatt showed his heart out for me - I can remember only once or twice that he performed the way he did that day.  He was awarded first in the Veteran Dog Class and then entered the ring with all the specials.   Mr. Dean made cuts, narrowing down the number of dogs remaining in competition and Wyatt and I remained in the ring each time.  After another go-round, Mr. Dean motioned Wyatt to the front of the line and took us around the ring a final time before pointing to Wyatt as his Best of Breed winner.  What an incredible way to end his career - a day I will never forget.