Mon, 09/27/2021 - 6:29pm

10 Questions

... asked of Hal Happersett

Profession: Interior designer

Dog-sport involvement: I started showing dogs in 1967 as a junior handler, called children’s handling then, with a standard smooth Dachshund. My first time in the ring I was awarded first place and the sterling-silver bread-and-butter plate. It was like crack!

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland

Astrological sign: Virgo


1. Do you have any dog-show superstitions?  



2. TV-show guilty pleasure?

PBS and BBC.


3. If you were president of AKC for one day, what would you do?  

Ask my brethren to be more understanding of each of our participation and work to improve it. 


4. Most valued material possession?

31 pieces of vintage Louis Vuitton luggage. Roxanne Sutton gets it in my will.


5. What is something no one would guess about you?

I am painfully shy.


6. Who would you compare yourself to?

Wilson the fence neighbor from “Tool Time.” I wish to remain anonymous, and my head is filled with minutiae of details. 


7. What are you “famous” for?

Maybe the luncheon for the Norwich and Norfolk friends at Garden State Terrier in May, or my outlandish clothes, mainly pants.


8. What website do you visit most often?

Pornhub? No, probably Facebook. Is that a website? I’m very tech challenged.


9. What was more memorable, your most satisfying win or disappointing defeat? And what was it?

As a young lad I also showed in obedience. I had an Afghan in Novice B. As I returned to my dog on the down stay, Puppett – that was her name – rolled over, still down, onto my right leg, I was 12, so I put my left leg on her other side, essentially straddling her. The judge deducted two points. I still won first place with a 197. Not bad for an Afghan, but I lost out on High in Trial.


10. What do you wish someone would ask you?

My thoughts on manners and etiquette? Or why I am single!



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