She got involved in showing English Springer Spaniels, but it wasn’t until she owned Rottweilers that she started “seriously competing.”
Deal’s husband, Mike, was seriously injured in an accident, resulting in him being paralyzed. Through the years, Mike had Dobermans and Rottweilers and the couple chose a Rottweiler, Harleigh, as a service dog for Mike, who is a quadriplegic.
“All of our dogs are service dogs, in some capacity,” she said. “Rotties are fabulous dogs. They are smart and trainable. They want to please.”
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