Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Black Forest Rogue, WCX 1996 - 2010

We wanted to take a minute to let you know of the passing of Rogue. He won't be remembered as one of the greats but he was a dog that had a big kind heart and caught our eye the first time we met him. He was the sire of our very first litter and is the father of our Star.

He impressed us years ago when we watched him being handled by a 10 year old boy that lost his father, to his WC, WCI and WCX in three straight trials and had an open win at Niagra. Llyod his owner was kind enough to let us compete with Rogue in Master and in field trials as our dogs were not at that level yet. He also placed in a Super retreiver series at the Royal Winter Fair. We were only able to put 2 Master passes on him as he was 8 years old when we started and he told us the next spring that he wanted to retire. From him we learned alot about handling & competing in trials, he was a gentleman, a great hunting dog and he will be missed.

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