a bitch, a winning thing,
And make her a champion in the ring.
She's sound, she's lovely, dysplasia free
You want to breed her carefully.
lots of time, you look around,
The stud must be both typey and sound
You study the pedigree till blind,
Building the litter in your mind.
They write back "My dog's the best"
Although the stud's fee is out of sight,
You breed the bitch, the die is cast.
The next nine weeks don't go fast.
she whelps in the middle of the night
With luck and care it turns out right
The next eight weeks you fret and strain,
Feed and scoop in driving rain.
care with the homes they get.
This one is a show dog, this one is a pet.
New owners call with problems dear,
You're on the phone for half a year.
At last, the moment you've longed to know,
Your pups have come to their first show.
They all look fine, not one's a dud.
Then from behind you comes....
"WOW - WHO'S THE STUD?"