R Chocoholic Dream, aka, Choco came to be from
many many years of researching genetics, bloodlines, pedigrees, and locating a breeder who showed some of the most lovely
Chocolate Miniature Pinschers I had seen. Chrisy Lopez, of Surebet's Miniature Pinschers in Arizona. This was still in
a time, of no email, ( can you imagine that!), just good ole snail mail, and good ole land phone lines. While working
with Chrisy on purchasing from her show lines, a chocolate male show prospect, she unfortunately went through a divorce, very
quickly liquidating her dogs. We, to my greatest dismay lost touch. A bit of time went by before I could relocate the
blood-line again, in a dog breed mag.. Advertised in the back, I found some in the hands of a Arizona breeder, so
I contacted the breeder as to what they had of Chrisy's lines. They had a male, Surebet's Touch-Down-Brown, a son,
out of the line as well of the pointed male Chrisy was going to send here to Texas to show on, and found our chocolate
show line. The dogs of Chrisy's were no longer being shown or proven by the current breeder, but the hard devoted proven
work of Chrisy's quality Surebet lines still shined through in the dogs. Personally I can't thank Chrisy enough of the
path she blazed, those too before her, as those all around us now with such out standing chocolate, and all colors of Miniature
Pinschers today like her!
I was contacted by the breeder when they had
a show potential male, which they sent me two photos of him, and a pedigree. By pedigree the pup was doubled up
on the lines/genes I was looking for from Chrisy, out of a pointed male I had once just almost had of the same
lines. So, I agreed, one sweet show choc boy from the lines I had long awaited for so many years. I was to very excited! The
day came, and he flew into Texas, lovely wee chocolate lad pretty much perfect in every-way except for a few white
hairs on his chest. So, I contact the breeder, and began my research on where in the Miniature Pinscher white could have come
from in the breed. The breeder stood on ground, that the boy was conformation show ring quality, and I could just pull
the hairs out for the conformation ring when shown. I decided not to, I have never done so with any of our show lines,
so I would not now, nor ever. I will not put make-up on our show dogs to cover faults up,, nor if white is there when
not being judged to have white, removing such by shaving it off or pulling it out. But rather breed for it
not to be there, and breed on for clear chocolates of show, ( or any color ), with no white. After much breed history
research I found the chocolate lines had once all but disappeared many years ago. When a couple of long time breeders in
the USA decided to try to bring the chocolates back. The line they imported which carried chocolate, also later they
found, carried the Harlequin gene. Bingo,, this is where the white in our breed is/was coming from. So with very careful
breeding of genes, the white could be reduced, and eventually removed, to the state we see often today to just a few white
chest hairs, or less then a 1/4 inch in our breed in all our colors.
I have never regretted meeting the Miniature Pinscher,
Chrisy Lopez, or this beautiful line she, and those of us as her have worked so hard to promote, as well prove,
Well, that's his wee Min Pin story though many years of living went into it, as well as
thought, regardless of any great, or small rumor you may have heard of how, or who this dear sweet man came to be. Who we'll
always adore, and be most forever thankful for.
Thank you again Chrisy
Lopez, the breed as a whole, and all the dedicated Miniature Pinscher breeders as her!
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