I think there are many things that dictate why a person is selling an 8 year old champion. Things like laws that limit the number of dogs you can have, if you are a breeder you need to have breeding age animals. Many people will list a dog for sale, but with statments like to approved home or something along that line. Say you have a dog that has done great for you in ring, trails and breeding, but you are restricted by number of dogs or are restricted by time that you have for all of your dogs, wouldn't it make sense to try to find a better home that maybe your time allows your dog. Just a few thoughts.