I consider myself fortunate to have met George and his last dachshund Hummel, a longhair, at an obedience training seminar hosted by Gail Binder in Rochester, NY in 2005. George was 94 at the time and had traveled from Maryland with his son for the event. I found it inspiring to be around someone like him!
Today, I have added two articles about this amazing man on the George Richards page. One of the items, written by Tracy Freeling, contains a link to a video of a qualifying advanced Obedience performance with Hummel in 2009. George was nearly 99 years old!
I understand that Hummel is now living with George's son. May George and his dachshunds meet again.