I just joined the forum today so thought I'd drop in a short introduction.\n\nMy name is Janet Ford. I used to raise both redbone coonhounds and cavalier king Charles spaniels. I trained and hunted with the coonhounds as well as showed them in bench shows. I showed the cavaliers along with my sister for a hobby we could both enjoy together. While I no longer raise them (either breed), my sister is still quite successful with raising/showing her cavaliers. She is an AKC Breeder of Merit and had an invite to Westminster this past year. One of her studs is ranked quite high. I live vicariously through her by helping her at shows when I can. ;)\n\nI authored two books on dogs; one on breeding dogs and the other on how to save puppies from canine paro-virus. Additionally, I have hundreds of online articles out there regarding dogs and used to serve as the National Coonhound Examiner.\n\nCurrently, I am owned by five dogs. Two of our dogs are teenagers. Two others I have trained for service dog work to help me with my Complex-PTSD.