This was Siljan's Disney Jr. (a.k.a. Ragge) a Swedish-born, Japanese-raised "specials" Papillon. He was a Japanese Champion and winner of Japanese Best in Show, as well as an American Champion, Grand Champion, Sire of Distinction, winner of Best In Show and numerous Best of Breed and Group placements.
Nothing bothered Ragge. He was the most easy-going, adaptable, friendly and sociable dog we've ever known. Show ring, great. Home on the sofa, great. Whatever we wanted to do, that was fine with Ragge.
Ragge's Pedigree included:
5 - Best in Show/Specialty Winners.
3 - Crufts Best of Breed Winners.
10 - Years of Top Stud Dogs in UK
In June, 2006, Ragge was ranked #3 Papillon in the United States.
Many of our Champions and top show dogs pedigrees include some of Ragge's foundation breeding. He has been a large influence on their quality and we are always grateful to Dan and Lorelei Bayless for their trust in allowing us to be part owners of this great dog.
He was still going strong as a veteran. In fact, he won BEST IN SHOW in San Diego from the Veteran's class at 9 1/2 years of age!
This is his Best In Show picture with Lorelei
Best in Show in Japan with Chie Ejima
Seven and 1/2 years old in this shot and Best Veteran, Award of Merit and Select winner at the Tulsa Papillon Specialty, May 2010.
Still looks and moves like a young dog.
Part of the lineup at the Eukanuba National Championship January 2006. Ragge is near the far right.
A group placement in Oklahoma, Spring of 2010.
Past Tulsa Papillon Specialty Win.
Relaxing with some friends at home on our "posing rock"
First Place in the Toy Group