Nexus' father Luke finished just his past eighth birthday with a third major. Hopefully, like father like son. After this, I don't think I will wait so long. From now on, I think I will be sure to finish them sooner. Like before they turn seven or something like that!
Marietta finished Nexus' sister Nadja (owned by Tina Knoll) two summers ago with a Best of Variety over specials and she was pulled in the Hound Group. I saw that Variety win photo and Nadja looked truly beautiful. She is an exceptionally sound, super moving bitch but she doesn't have much coat which had been her downfall in the show ring. She looks so good in the photo with Marietta that you don't even notice she doesn't have much coat.
Nexus does not have any gray yet, just two white whiskers <g>, and all the walking, training, and field work we have done have him in excellent physical condition. Marietta will groom him up very nicely, enter shows where there are likely to be majors, and handle him beautifully. The fact that she travels all over and shows almost every weekend is a huge advantage over what I can do.
Here's hoping that Nexus will finish and be back home SOON! I miss him already.