Registered Name: GCHB Otley's Blue River Bandit
Breeding: CH Otleys Desirable x CH Otley's Nella Sweet
Owners: Judi Smaldino
Call Name: Ozzie
Breeder: Deborah Pomeroy
Testing: OFA Hips: Good, OFA Cardiac: Normal, OFA Patella: Normal, OFA Eyes: Normal (2013, 2014, 2016) CHIC #: 93208, AKC DNA: Complete
Awards: AKC Champion, AKC Grand Champion, AKC Bronze Grand Champion, Group placing
When we got Ozzie we had no way to know what to expect. We had not had a dog in many years so it took a bit of time for both of us to get used to each other. He wormed his way into our hearts and we cannot imagine our life without this dog. Everyone who meets Ozzie loves him. He is the sweetest dog in the world.
He loves other dogs, kids, cats really anything that comes across his path. At shows he will play with his dog friends - most are ten times larger then him! When we first began showing him he was one of the few black and tan dogs showing so he always stood out in the ring. Luckily that worked to his benefit as he finished his championship quickly. Since we were new at the time we had no idea not everyone finished that fast!
We are always proud when Ozzie in the ring as we learned how to show together. While we usually use a handler, Judi has shown him some too and actually was the won who finished his Bronze Grand Championship. More than anything, it is wonderful to see all that hard work come together.
Ozzie truly is just a great companion as well as a wonderful show dog. When he is not showing or being bossed around by Scarlet, he is usually found sleeping. Sleeping on the sofa, on the bed or putting himself to bed in his crate! He definitely takes his sleep very seriously