ENDROMA LEOPOLD (Blue) "JACKSON"
Loved, owned and very
sadly missed by Mrs Pam Price.
D.O.B 26.08.1989 -
he died 11.06.2001 just 6 weeks short of his 12th birthday.
Bred by Mr Peter and
Mrs Rae Russell
JACKSON achieved 7 CC
and 10 RCC and, to date, holds the record for the top CC
winner in Blue Male Great Danes.
He was the top winning
Blue Dog for 4 years.
JACKSON sired many puppies
but famously one of his sons was CHAMPION SOUND OF TOMDOON
JW (Blue) "TAURUS".
CHAMPION SOUND OF TOMDOON
JW (Blue) "TAURUS".
Owned, loved and deeply missed by Simone dela Nougerede.
"Taurus" was from a litter
of 6 bred by Joy Ledingham.
He came into Simone's life at
2 days of age and was named "Sound of Tomdoon" after a
river in Scotland that Joy had swam across.
It was love at
first sight for Simone "he took my breath away, the feeling
washed over me".
14.07.1993 - 22.10.2002
Taurus achieved his Junior Warrant
and went on to be Top Winning Blue Male for two consecutive
years, 1996 & 1997.
He gained his first CC at Richmond
1996 under Karina LeMare and was also awarded Best of Breed
His second came 2 months later from
Matti Pakarinen at the GDC South of Wales where he also
achieved Best In Show, a unanimous decision by both Matti
Pakarinen and the late Peter Russell. His
third CC took another year to achieve from Judge Mr M Wallner
(German) at Working Breeds Association of Scotland, November
1997, again awarded Best of Breed
This of course made Taurus a
Champion, only the second Blue Male Great Dane to reach this
Taurus sired just a few litters as, due to a bloat
scare, he was withdrawn from Stud and subsequently retired
from life as a Show dog, his final appearance in the
ring was at Southern Counties June 1998.
lived happily in retirement as a constant companion to Simone,
totally indulged, until his sad departure from this world, he
leaves behind - his legend, his progeny, fond memories and an
extremely sad owner.
In her own words "For him, I would
do it all again"
My heartfelt thanks to
Simone for supplying me with her most intimate details of her
life shared with Taurus and this photograph of her special boy.
I was never fortunate to
meet either of these beautiful Blue Danes but their legend goes
on and many people in the Dane World have lasting memories of
their fine achievements and their outstanding qualities and
I am very proud to have these two Champions, to
date the only Blue Champions, in ALCHERA'S ancestry, and I
can only hope that I have produced some puppies that are
reminiscent of these majestic Icons.
CHAMPION ARNOLD V.T.
BUITENGEBEREN (Black) "ARNOLD"
Bred by Linda Van De Viver,
Imported, owned, loved and very sadly missed by Mrs Kay Steven's.
Arnold gained 3 CC and 2
RCC, handled by Pam Price.
Arnold very sadly
lost his life at the young age of 5 years to Bone Cancer which
devastated Kay but his progeny has been a credit to him as he
sired Champion Berevale Gilpin who, at Bath 2004, broke the
record for Black Male Great Danes, bred and owned by David
and Sue Cottrell.
FOALDOWN SEQUEST "HOOLEY"
Bred, Owned and loved by Lesley Collette.
He is Lulu's father.
Born 9.11.1994 died suddenly
Hooley was a tall, masculine steel blue gentleman
and was consistently placed whilst being campaigned by Lesley.
I was fortunate to handle him at one show and he was every
inch a GREAT Dane and a showman.
Hooley was the Top Winning Blue
Male Great Dane 1999 and 2000.
He achieved 1 CC and 2
Copyright © 2003-04 Alchera Great Danes