Update 12/07




Pictured at 7 years of age - growing coat!

December 2007:  "Triton" is now 7 years old, and has matured beautifully, and is very much loved by his owner.  He is available for stud service to select females.  His first two litters of puppies are now five years old and are all in good health.  "Triton" is great for improving toplines, shortening long backs, and improving heads and tail sets.  "Triton" may go back into the International Show Ring to earn his veteran title.

Sept 2005:  Intl Ch Triton's Red Eye Special is owned by Jean Belt.  Triton has an outgoing personality, combined with correct structure and plenty of "poodle-type".   Triton has sired two litters on Friendships related females, and they have been lovely blues with wonderful short backs, nice square bodies, and beautiful heads.  Triton was a young male that we actually retrieved and ended up purchasing from his breeder in New Hampshire.  He needed more socialization and training so we entered him in the International show when he was six months old.  We were very impressed with his conformation, but realized that his people and other skills needed to be developed, and that in some areas he needed re-training.

Pictured here at 2 years BOB

When Triton was two years of age we were asked to take him back to the International Show Circuit to earn his adult International Champion Title.  His owner had worked very hard on his re-training and socialization, and Triton performed beautifully.  The following is a compilation of his critiques from the International Show in Hillsboro, OR in May 2002.

Judgement:  Very typey dog, good, well balanced male, really nice, needs some maturing, good temperament, quite active.

  1. Overall Impression: Nice size, attractive head, medium size, good attitude, well presented young male.
  2. Coat:  Good texture, good, continental clip, matured, black, good condition, harsh.
  3. Head:  Lovely length, good typical head, level planes, long, lean, strong muzzle.
  4. Bite, Mouth:   Excellent, scissors.
  5. Eyes:  Well set and dark, well set in skull, dark, good, oval.
  6. Ears:  Well set and carried, set and used correctly, good leathers.
  7. Chest:  Good depth, to elbow, extends to elbow, some fore chest.
  8. Front Angulation:   Good, good layback and fore chest, good straight front.
  9. Back Angulation:   Good, moderate turn of stifle, in conjunction with front.
  10. Topline:  Level, hard, firm.
  11. Tail:   Set and carried correctly, carried well, carried high, slightly low set.
  12. Movement:   Moved freely and soundly, good active mover, coming and going clean, ground covering, active, good on go around.

1 x BOB

The following is a summarization of Triton's critique's at the International Show at 6 months of age at the Clark County Fairgrounds, Ridgefield, WA Dec 2000.:

Judgement:  Typical breed type, needs confidence. 

  1. Overall Impression: Very tentative, a young man who needs a great deal of love, young male in good condition.
  2. Coat:  Good coat, texture is nice, good texture.
  3. Head:  Well balanced, balanced with mody, head proportions appear satisfactory.
  4. Bite, Mouth:  Scissors bite, full dentition.
  5. Eyes:  Dark, correct shape, good shape and color.
  6. Ears:  Well set, good leathers, set on and carriage satisfactory.
  7. Chest:  Meets elbow, developed well for age, adequately let down.
  8. Front Angulation:   Fair front assembly, very good front, very moderate lay back of shoulder.
  9. Back Angulation:   Good rear quarters, good bone, very moderate bend of stifle.
  10. Topline:   Level, very good, firm.
  11. Tail:   Well set, set properly in croup, set on and carriage satisfactory.
  12. Movement:   Lacks reach, lacking in ring experience, moves in a ground covering manner.

Triiton has sired two litters under the Friendships kennel name, as is known for improving coats, heads, correct feet and rear leg set, adequate fronts and chests, and beautiful toplines.  We are continuing to see these beautiful traits in his grand children.  (See Grace)