I am a 56 year old man that fell in love with this wonderful breed of dog in 2006. Mentored by Charlene Beardsley from Georgia whom has breeding these dogs for over 55 years. Yes, longer than I have been alive basically. Purchased my male Arrow VII from her in July of 2006, he is 3rd generation champion. His AKC registration and certificate is available via PDF upon request. Bow the female was made a gift to me from Charlene Beardsley 3 years later May of 2009.