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.
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.