"Dickens' essentially named herself
when a young puppy. She clearly was not "little" but she certainly
was `full of the Dickens'.
Dickens finished her conformation championship quickly as a young bitch.
In her prime she weighed 74 lb., was a darkish wheaton with a black
mask, and was very substantive in bone and muscle.
In 1990, she was artificially inseminated using frozen semen from the
noted Ch. Raintree's Dakota Outlaw from California. The resulting litter
produced Ch. Lamington's Lady Wrangler.
In 1992, she was artificially inseminated using chilled semen from the
multiple-Best In Show Ch. Southridge's Indiana Jones from Tennessee;
this breeding produced Ch. Lamington's Headwind ("Hetty").
Dickens' parents ("Kari" and "Goodyear"), her daughters Ch. Lamington's
Lady Wrangler and Ch. Lamington's Headwind, her grandson Ch. Lamington's
Sir Charles ("Chico"), and her great
granddaughter Lamington's Capérucita, F.Ch. ("Rosie")
are all OFA Excellent.