What a treat it was to get these precious baby photos in the mail from Rijkens' birth mom who still owns Rijkens' dam Ladybug. Here they are together when Rijkens was about four months old.
Excellent conformation even as a baby:
Nice neck, even then; Rijkens still rocks the punk mane look:
Though these photos show he does look a lot like his mom Ladybug, there is no denying Rijkens is a true son of his sire Rantares. Here is Rantares with Cheryl Kellerman, Rijkens' breeder and first trainer: