Not just an adjunct to competitive scores.
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 this world can remain.
Few humans will do as well or better in that regard.
Though the dog himself doesn’t know or care
that his 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, and adaptable, and good—natured.
It says that your dog loved you enough to do the things that please you,
however crazy they may have sometimes seemed.
A Title says that you loved your dog.
That you loved to spend time with him because he was a good dog.
That you believed in him enough to give another chance when he failed
That in the end your faith was justified.
It proves that your dog inspired you to have a relationship enjoyed by few.
That in a world of disposable creatures, this dog was greatly loved.
And when that 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 their name.
A Title is love and respect, given and received permanently.
Hertha v.d. Liverdonk AKA Bert IPO 3
Kamots vom Riegelhaus BH
Terisla v.t. Heukske IPO 3
Votan vom Zollernblut IPO 2