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20-May-2003 copyright Elizabeth Bickel

Hallmark Model

Blazin'

In between takes while modeling for this greeting card: https://pbase.com/britestar/image/105575366

Until he was past 16 years old, Blazin' was one of the Nation's top canine models. For a couple of years, he even had the honor of being "cover boy" on the Hallmark Web Site: https://pbase.com/britestar/image/155098917

In addition to a modeling career, Blazin' was a show dog who was multi titled in both the US and Canada. He was also historically ranked as the #1 AKC Show Obedience Chihuahua (plus also at the top of the TOP TEN TOYS rankings) every single year for 9 years from 1994 through 2002.
More importantly, this little man still remains top ranked in our hearts.

Blazin' retired from dog showing at the end of 2002, but continued his modeling career until 2006. He went to the Rainbow Bridge in 2011 at 22 years old.

A 7th generation "home bred" Brite Star Chihuahua, Blazin' is the father of Zackery - the pet Chihuahua in my last POTD photo https://pbase.com/update_image/169136534 . Both these boys went back to truly amazing dogs of my Brite Star Chihuahua line. Those Brite Stars are now gone but never, ever forgotten!!! They will always live on in our hearts. Today senior citizens, Sparki https://pbase.com/britestar/sparki_gallery and Sari https://pbase.com/britestar/sarimaingallery2 are Blazin's grandchildren. They are the last of the Brite Star line...

Due to my traveling too much & other life's demanding commitments, I no longer breed show dogs. Even so, there now are our "adopted" furkids: Bailey, Bella, and Chile. I grew up with Chihuahuas. So things will continue on. Love for the Chihuahuas in my past make love for the ones in my present and future possible. Like Blazin', they are each special in their own ways.

Olympus C-2100UZ
1/400s f/4.5 at 18.6mm iso100 full exif

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Apostolos Tikopoulos04-May-2019 17:58
So nice and lovely shot. V.
waterfalls man04-May-2019 14:09
Amazing little dog V!!
Helen Betts04-May-2019 13:58
Such an adorable capture of Blazin' and a nice card, too.
Yvonne04-May-2019 10:33
What an amazing little dog this is.. what a history! Fabulous image Liz. v
joseantonio04-May-2019 04:56
Very nice image of the important Blazin.V