Clantyre West

 

Right:

Tiermont’s E.B. Cutter McKay  - “McKay”

CDX HT AX AXJ

22 December 1996 - 2012

Our first dog, who has made training every other dog look simple.  

He finished his HT at 12 1/2 years old.

Left:

Ashburton Shadow of Black Ice - “Shadow”

CDX OA OAJ OJP OAP

Ch. Merlyn’s Fire and Ice x Ch. Ashburton Sugarloaf Moonlit CD

22 September 1998 - 2 September 2009

Sugarloaf Icicle - “Lainie”

CD AX MXJ

14 December 2000 - 9 October 2006


Lainie was born on 14 December, 2000.  She was purchased as a show prospect puppy at 11 weeks old.  From the day we brought her home, she was the mouth of the house.  She was always the baby, and ruled over the boys.  She was intended to be the dog that could do everything.  We soon realized that she HATED obedience and stays, but LOVED agility.  She performed in both rings, as well as some dabbling in the breed ring as a puppy.  She finished her CD, and got one leg of her CDX title.  She quickly finished her Novice agility titles, and was able to get over her fear of sharp noises enough to be a great agility dog, finishing her MXJ before the age of six.


At four and a half years old, a routine blood test showed marginally high BUN/Creatinin level. A sonogram revealed that she had less than 25% function of one kidney. Our vet diagnosed Lainie with Juvenile Kidney Disease.  Dogs that are diagnosed with this disease rarely live more than a year.  Through careful diet, monitoring, and occasional sub-q fluids, Lainie lived another 18 months. On 9 October, 2006 after a severe crash where her BUN was well over 100 after a weekend of IV fluids, we decided to let her go.

Our goal, when Lainie was first diagnosed, was to allow her to be a dog as long as she wanted.  We achieved this goal, as Lainie completed her MXJ title less than a month before her death.  As much as we worried that she would be upset with getting sub-q fluids, she was more than happy to sit still and get her special cookies, especially since the boys didn't get any.

Lainie had 10 MXJ legs, 3 MX legs, 2 Double-Qs, and 58 MACH points.  She was just getting started.

“Ziva”

Castlegate Criminal Intent

AKC - RN PT OA AXJ OF HSAs

AHBA - JHD, Ranch I

UKC - CH

A/C Ch Kelbren Blue Flame CD RN NAJ AJP CGC x Shamont Most Unusual Day NAJ (major pointed)

14 May 2007-

“Connor”

Hullston White Collar Crime

HT MX MXJ OF

Ch. Carloway Black Market x Hullston Escada

“Fiona”

Clantyre Ask Questions Later

NA NAJ OF HSAsd HSBs

Risnsun Taser x

Bayshore’s Pretty Is As Pretty Does of Avatar