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Herman Is A Grand Champion!

05 May

Herman & Kaden's Grand Championship ribbons (pictured with their son Keegan and grandson Keaton)

Herman & Kaden's Grand Championship ribbons (pictured with their son Keegan and grandson Keaton)

We’re so excited to announce that at this weekend’s New England Gerbil Show, our late gerbil Herman and his mate Kaden became the first two gerbils ever to become Grand Champions.

How does a gerbil become a Grand Champion in the American Gerbil Society? First, a gerbil must be an AGS Champion, achieved by receiving at least eight show points under at least two certified AGS judges.

Second, the Champion must also have at least three children or grandchildren who are also Champions.

In May 2008, Herman and Kaden became the first mated pair in AGS history to both become Champions.

Later that same year, their daughter Jaden also became a Champion. In 2009, their son Keegan achieved his Championship.

Our late gerbil Herman, who became one of the first two gerbils to become an American Gerbil Society Grand Champion

Our late gerbil Herman, who became one of the first two gerbils to become an American Gerbil Society Grand Champion

And on Saturday, Herman and Kaden’s grandson Kyle became the third of their offspring to achieve Championship status, making Herman and Kaden both the first two AGS Grand Champions.

I received Herman’s Grand Champion ribbon last night, and while Jo was passing through town, we took photos of the ribbons with Keegan (who is staying here now) and Keaton (who lives with Jo). I wish we could have had photos of Herman and Kaden with their ribbons, but as you probably know, Herman passed away last October. He was nearly three and a half years old. Kaden left Black Wolf Clan (Jo’s kennel) to live at Double Star Kennels a year ago.

It’s bittersweet that Herman couldn’t be here when he became a Grand Champion, but it was very touching to have his son and grandson (both Champions) here to celebrate yesterday.

 

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  1. Linette

    May 7, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Wow what an achievement!!! Truly a very special gerbil.

     
  2. Linette

    May 7, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Wow what an achievement!!! Truly a very special gerbil.