Ch. Faerdorn Dust Buster, CGC (Imp UK) x Shaeward's Jolly Holiday at Newcastle
The Patronus is a kind of positive force, a projection of...hope, happiness, the desire to survive.
The incantantion is..."Expecto Patronum"
~Remus Lupin, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Potter is our keeper puppy from Emma's first litter. He was the only boy in his litter, and we had planned on keeping a male, so we're pleased that he's pretty well turned out the way we'd hoped! Potter is very much like his mother in many ways, but we see his father, Harley in him as well.
Potter is being shown here and there, but our primary purpose in keeping a male from this breeding was for future generations. Being UK and uncropped is a large enough hurdle - add to that being a plain brindle male and owner-handled, and it becomes a mountain! However, he will be in the ring on occasion, because for us a large part of showing includes letting others see our dogs - we greatly respect and appreciate the feedback we get from fellow exhibitors and ringside observers.
Potter's call name was pretty much a given, based on the Harry Potter theme of the litter. We had considered calling him "Harry", but it just didn't seem to fit as well. (For quite some time, Potter was simply "The Boy", as I refused to name him until we decided for sure we were keeping him.) His registered name is, of course, based on a spell from the Harry Potter books; "Expecto Patronum" conjures a Patronus, a sort of talisman strongly rooted in happiness, and for Harry, a connection to the father he never knew.
15 months (click each photo for a larger image)
15 months (click photo for a larger image)
15 months, in the ring at ABC 2010
15 month photos by Jess Kozel, Lemko Boxers
8.5 months old
Free stacking, 8.5 months old
Photos of Potter & littermates from birth.