As an AKC judge and 45 yr. breeder of harles; IMO the ONLY quality harlequins of consistent excellency will be produced by breeders who
put CONFORMATION/SOUNDNESS FIRST... & color LAST.

My favorite place to spend the day....







    • 45 years of consistent quality harlequin breeding
    • Homebred Champions and bloodline
    • Harlequin and mantles
    • Loving, laid-back temperaments
    • Health and longevity
    • Soundness of body and mind
    • AKC licensed judge

       


 
~ 12/13: ''Hosannah'' finishes at 12 mos with 4 majors ! Giving POKER 20 champion get

~ Our YOUNGEST harle to finish!! ''Bookie'' finishes with 4 majors from the 6-9 class ...Pokers' 19th Champion

~ 5
-13 Our newest Poker kids ("Bookie & Hosannah") get BOTH majors in ONE weekend at 6 mos. WOW

~ 6-13 "Bookie" gets another Specialty major at 7 mos !! WaytaGo spotted babies.


NEW vaccine protocol. See our "Info" page
 


 


Home of: BIS, BISS CH GMJ'S THE FIVE CARD STUDD ...''POKER'' 
GDCA HALL OF FAME - # 1 harlequin, # 2 Great Dane (2005,6)
 

 

OCT 2002 - SEPT 16, 2009

Aug. 2009, Poker had an aggressive malignant tumor removed from his sinuses. In 3 short weeks, it ravaged his sinus cavity, to where he was choking and couldn't breathe.

Sept 16, I put my perfectly healthy, strong, virile, wagging, kissing , mush face, love of my life...to sleep. He left me way before his time.

''Baby boy, you fulfilled my dreams beyond my wildest expectations. You gave your ''ALL" for me . Thanks for the unconditional love, for the sounds you made that were just for me, for your massive slobbery kisses covering my face the first of daylight.

I remember the times we spent traveling, dreaming, drifting, sharing, dozing, caressing side by side. You are my treasure deep within, a precious gift that will never fade. You left a huge hole in my heart. You were an ambassador of Goodwill, loved anything & everything, 2 & 4 legged. Goodbye my sweet.''
Mom...

"Until you are loved by a dog, a part of your being remains unawakened"


My heartfelt thanks for the abundance of beautiful sentiments...and... still coming. I wish I could enclose here all the letters, emails ,2 tables full of flowers, gifts, memoirs, 2 beautiful portraits, phone calls ......from all the thoughtful people that loved POKER, I am so touched by all the heartfelt thoughts..... And all the people who contributed to the memorials on The Gazette, Daneworld and the GDCA Charitable trust.

He was a kind, gentle ,devoted, soul, a true ambassador of goodwill in every way. I would give anything to turn the clock back a month just to give him one more embrace......
Gina


I can't thank JP Yousha enough for two magnificent portraits of Poker. Her talent shines brilliantly, as she captured his exact loving expression.

 












"P O K E R ' S '' kids join the table.....and are already 
WINNING all over the country (see ''Up & Coming'')



Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by...and that made all the difference...

 

Take A Walk With Us...

 

 

 

 

and see GMJ's road...

 

into Harlequin history...


See "Our Veterans" page.......A tribute to our 45 yrs of Health & Longevity



 
What Is A REAL Breeder

A REAL Breeder (with a capital B) is one who thirsts for... knowledge and never really knows it all, one who wrestles with decisions of conscience, convenience and commitment.

A Breeder is one who sacrifices personal interests, finances, time, friendships, fancy furniture, and deep pile carpeting! She gives up the dreams of a long, luxurious cruise in favor of turning that all important Show into this year's "vacation".

The Breeder goes without sleep (but never without coffee!) in hours spent planning a breeding or watching anxiously over the birth process, and afterwards, over every little sneeze, wiggle or cry.

The Breeder skips dinner parties because that litter is due or the babies have to be fed at eight. She disregards birth fluids and puts mouth to mouth to save a gasping new-born, literally blowing life into a tiny, helpless creature that may be the culmination of a lifetime of dreams.

A Breeder's lap is a marvelous place where generations of proud and noble champions once snoozed.

A Breeder's hands are strong and firm and often soiled, but ever so gentle and sensitive to the thrusts of a puppy's wet nose.

A Breeder's back and knees are usually arthritic from stooping, bending, and sitting in the birthing box, but are strong enough to enable the breeder to Show the next choice pup to a Championship.

A Breeder's shoulders are stooped and often heaped with abuse from competitors, but they're wide enough to support the weight of a thousand defeats and
frustrations.

A Breeder's arms are always able to wield a mop, support an armful of puppies, or lend a helping hand to a newcomer.

A Breeder's ears are wondrous things, sometimes red (from being talked about) or strangely shaped (from being pressed against a phone receiver), often deaf to criticism, yet always fine-tuned to the whimper of a sick puppy.

A Breeder's eyes are blurred from pedigree research and sometimes blind to her own dog's faults, but they are ever so keen to the competitions faults and are always searching for the perfect specimen.

A Breeder's brain is foggy on faces, but it can recall pedigrees faster than an IBM computer. It's so full of knowledge that sometimes it blows a fuse, it catalogues thousands of good bonings, fine ears and perfect heads...and buries in the soul the failures and the ones that didn't turn out.

The Breeder's heart is often broken, but it beats strongly with hope everlasting...and it's always in the
right place!

Oh, yes, there are breeders, and then, there are REAL BREEDERS!!



Visits to GMJ since Jan 2003 total 175,000+
(Average visits per day: 40 !)
GMJ Harlequins/Mantles Reg. LLC
Gina M. Jaeblon 
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