|Dogs like this dont come along very often. A prolific winner a great show dog and a real gentlemen. He is the sire of a number of top honours winners including Padawan Over Night Fame 2CC. He has been the sire of many treasured pets and companions. He and his offsprings temperaments are second to non, being kind and generous natured and completly trustworthy. |
|Louie proved to be an exciting sire producing quality young stock showing great type, temperament, ease of movement and fantastic heads|
|All we hope for this beautiful dog has come true GROUP 1 BATH 2012|
RCC BORDER UNION 2010
RCC GSD ALSATIAN CLUB OF THE UK 2011
RCC EAST OF ENGLAND 2011
He has been best or reserve best in show at the UK GSD ALSATIAN CLUB FOR THE LAST 3 YEARS and Best in show at the SOUTH YORKSHIRE ALSATIAN CLUB 2012
He has won many groups at Open shows twice achieving BEST IN SHOW ,His ShCM.
|Temperament is very high on our list of priorities and this dog had one of the best we have ever seen |
|The Second Hand Dog|
Many of you closest to us will know that my mate Shandenbel’s King Louie was always affectionately referred to by Maggie and I as our second hand dog. Louie came to us at around 16 months old and we were thrilled to buy him from Ellias Vorrias and Vicky Bell. He proved a little uncoordinated at this tender age, a little Gorky and a bit backward. I often said to Maggie “he reminds me of a yearling colt.” “He has all the tools in the trunk to be something really special, he just needs nurturing and time.” He thrived in the open spaces of Wales, running on the mountain and swimming in the streams. To him this was all fun, all day. To me, I was training a young thoroughbred for his big future.
Time rolled by and Louie proved over and over that our faith in him was well placed. He was, as a youngster a firm favourite with judges and exhibitors alike on the local Welsh Open show circuit, where he captivated people, winning their hearts with his amazing calm and loving temperament and wowing judges and onlookers with his easy strong movement and classic good looks. He was 100 percent in every way a loving, happy dog of infinite patience and amazing talent. His biggest achievement, apart from having me fall completely in love with him, came when he won the Pastoral Group in 2012 at Bath Championship Show. I must say it was one of the greatest days of our show career, to be seen with a dog of this calibre in the big group ring was great, but to win was amazing.
Louie had, in the last 2 weeks been suffering from a septic wound in his foot. He was undergoing medical care which, as with everything else he took in his stride with few complaints. It is with great sadness that I must report that he suffered a heart attack at 05.15 this morning following anaesthetic and died. Two days short of his ninth birthday and much too soon.
I am at this point so consumed with grief I am almost lost for words. What do you say about a dog that has played a major part in your establishment in a breed? A dog that loved without condition, that you could and where proud to take anywhere and introduce to anyone. Do you say that we will miss him? Of course we will miss him. Do you say that you are devastated? Of course we are! In honesty I believe you say Thank you. Thank you for your friendship and love, Thank you for being our mate, Thank you for all the joy and smiles you brought to us and others, and most of all Thank you for shinning your light on our lives, we are better people for it.