Titles on the Front and Back of the Dog's Name
Have you ever wondered why breeders tout titles on their dogs?
It's not just a brag, not just a stepping stone to a higher title, not just an adjunct to competitive score. A title is a tribute to the dog that bears it, a way to honor the dog, an ultimate memorial.
It will remain in the record and in the memory for about as long as anything in the world can remain. And though the dog itself doesn't know or care that its 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, adaptable and good natured. It says your dog loves you enough to do the things that pleased you, however crazy they may have seemed. In addition, a title says that you loved your dog, that you loved to spend time with your dog because it was a good dog and that you believed in your dog enough to give it yet another chance when it failed. And in the end it was justified.
A title proved that your dog inspired in you that special relationship enjoyed by so few. That in a world of disposable creatures, this dog with a title was greatly loved and loved you 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 Ch., obedience, agility, herding, etc. title is nothing less than true love and respect, given and recorded permanently.