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"OUR FLUFF PRINCE"
MAVERICK

ANEW TOPGUNS MAVERICK
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INTRODUCING OUR
"MAVIE THE MAD DOG"

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Well hello once again! I guess its nice to know that your curiosity got the best of you, and you had to scoot over to my next page! Ok lets say it....awwwww isn't he cute!!! Well let me tell you, your definately right! I'd like to introduce you all to the cutest black Cocker Spaniel boy puppy you'll ever see(of course I'm just a little bias..) "Maverick" aka "Tugboat" or "Mavie the mad dog" for short. Maverick was born on February 14th,2000. Yup hes our Valentines baby, and he lives up to that day very well. Hes a little mush bucket and we really should've named him Romeo! We brought Maverick home when he was 10 weeks old and he took no time at all to fit right in.

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mav-sham.jpg At first as much as I wanted another cocker, part of me was somewhat afraid of how much work having 2 dogs would be. I soon found out that having 2 was actually easier then having just 1. Shammee was unimpressed with this fluffy thing that was obviously staying, but given a few days she started to tolerate him. Maverick has such a good temperment and loves everyone.He also is more laid back then Shammee is, something that is a nice change!He has that real dum dee dum personality, hes so cute! Maverick has many favorite things, eating has got to be the number one favorite. That dog inhales his food!!! We have had to be very careful with Maverick, for a time my baby was starting to look very fat, hence the nick name "Tugboat". He has since changed to a weight reduced food to get himself looking a bit trimmer.He was so used to being called Tugboat, that he answered to that one before being called Maverick.

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Maverick is definately a "mommies boy" he'd rather be snuggled up with me then anyone else,got to just love that! Atleast he's not a trader like Shammee is, she'd much rather be with my son Justin then anyone else. (Theres no accounting for good taste) Tee Hee! In the time that Maverick has been with us Shammee and him have become inseperable, they really love each other. One barks the other follows suit. They love to play together , their favorite game is pulling their stuffies apart! They tug on the ends and SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL! Shammee seems to always get the upper hand and wins the tug a war 9 times out of 10! It sure is hilarious to watch those long fluffy ears shaking every which way! Maverick has found a new game, its called dragging the laundry from the dirty pile and taking it outside on the grass. The look on his face when he hears me say "Maverickkkkkkkkk!" is just way to funny, he runs for cover! You can never stay mad at him for long; he looks at you with those big brown eyes and wags his tail which gets his whole bum wiggling, that all you can do is laugh. Next thing you know is he's jumped onto your lap and kissing you..Yes you got it, hes got us hook, line and sinker. I have come to realize owning cocker spaniels, means you are automatically a sucker!! Those beautiful eyes will melt your heart everytime!

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For the past 2 months Maverick's handler and I have been preparing him for his first show on the 28th of October 2000. He will be competing in the 6-9 month puppy class and on from there. Maverick has lost some weight and is looking good. I know that given sometime in the ring he will earn his Canadian Champion Statues, he definately has what it takes. Mavericks pedigree speaks for itself, he comes from a long line of Canadian champions.His pedigree can be see if you follow the link to his next page. He has the true "Merry Cocker" disposition and takes most everything in stride. All he ever wants is to be loved, snuggled and play with Shammee and of course, is ever loving FOOD!!!
Anew Topguns Maverick Pedigree

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Preparing Maverick for his first show in itself is a lot of work, so is a cockers show coat. Shammee has a problem keeping her coat due to hormones, while Maverick has NO PROBLEM! We call him our little fluffy bear. Because he's male and also solid black which is the dominate colours in cockers, he will always have coat. They also say that blacks always seem to have the most coat out of all cockers. Taking care of his coat is a lot of work, it needs to be brushed everyday and he has to be bathed every 2nd week. Maverick hates to be brushed!!! Go figure, hes fine with his back but his legs and ears ughhh! I have a grooming table with a harness on it but he still seems to move around. He growls at the brush, not a mean growl, almost like hes saying "oh man, do you have to do that!" He'd much rather not be brushed at all :), but we know thats not going to happen, so Maverick slowly but surely has learned to accept the brushing. In the picture to your right Maverick is sporting his puppy coat and is being show stacked. Because of him being so black, its very hard to get a decent picture of him. At most times you see nothing more than a big black blob. At 8 months Maverick has quite alot of coat, but this will be of no comparrison to what it will be like in a few months!

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NEWSFLASH!!! LOOK WHAT MAVERICK CAME HOME WITH.....HE TOOK WINNERS RESERVE IN HIS VERY 1ST SHOW ON OCT. 28/29,2000 AT ONLY 8 MONTHS OLD. WATCH FOR HIM STRUTTING HIS STUFF TO HIS CHAMPIONSHIP AT A SHOW NEAR YOU REAL SOON!

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Maverick starting to grow up
7 Months Old

Happy 1st Birthday Maverick!! Our sweet fluff prince is a big 1 year old today....Valentine's Day!!

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Our Birthday Boy!!! :o)

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