CH Samakant Traveling Man
Tireses Dancing Babe
DOB  February 12, 1999  : :  OFA Good/UK 4/4/ CERFed /ACVO cleared

We imported Cowboy in 2001 from England specifically to breed to Alice.  The grandson of the all time top Akita in England, CH Redwitch Dancing In The Dark, and with a pedigree filled with old Goshen lines, we felt he was the perfect dog to breed to her.  He was a male as large as Catcher with tremendous leg bone and a fabulous old Goshen type head. He had already produced several litters in England with the same phenotype as our kennel and so we were very excited to be able to add him to our breeding program.  He finished his AKC Championship easily and sired one litter for us when we did the breeding to Alice.  From that one and only litter with Alice, he the produced the ledgendary BISS Am/Mex CH Minda’s Kiss The Girls RN CGC TT VA ROM mAOM and  He was bred to several other bitches while living with his co-owners and currently has eight champion offspring in this country.  In 2004 he was diagnosed with SA and came back to live with us.  He always looks like he’s not quite in full coat but is totally unaware of his condition.  To date, in the three generations directly descended from him, as far as we are aware, none have developed the condition. 

Since returning to us, Cowboy became the “work dog”, traveling with us when I took Hollie to work.  Hollie’s secretary had a young son who was terrified of dogs, large or small.  Each morning, while Adam waited to go to preschool, we would arrive and roll down the rear window so Cowboy could stick his big head out.  At first, Adam would disappear into the office but after several months, he stayed and watched as Hollie disembarked, always with a kiss and a cookie for Cowboy.  When spring finally arrived, waiting for preschool moved outside with Adam watching the Hollie-Cowboy parting-for-work routine before Cowboy and I drove back home.  One day he asked his mother to pick him up so he could “see the doggy”.  After many more weeks of “seeing”, steps were taken to get closer.  And finally, one day, a touch from Adam, kiss from Cowboy, ever patient and gentle.  And then one day, a cookie for Adam to hand to Cowboy.  In two years, with calm patience and slow quiet bonding, they became fast friends.  Adam now plays with the puppies we bring if we are socializing a litter or youngster and he no longer shrinks from other dogs.  But still no matter how many puppies or silly youngsters he meets, Cowboy is his very favorite dog and Adam is assuredly Cowboy’s favorite boy.