Ch Sparkling Blu Truly Elegant Hope
July 3, 2011 to Jan 27, 2014
Hope to Heartbreak
This is my story:
years of selective breeding and showing. I fell in to the dog show world
when I bought my first yorkie and soon to be first Champion. He was the
Grand son of Ch Trivar’s Tycoon...
My best friend signed me up for
handling classes and the rest is history. I had a picture perfect
yorkie in my mind and by breeding only what I had, mostly 1/2 brother/sister
breeding, I had success in the show ring... ALL the time I tested
making sure everyone was healthy! I always wanting to better
what I had!
About 13 years ago I feel in love with one
of Andrea Cooley’s boys and we had 3 litters and they produced 5 champions
and 2 more pointed. Our lines just seemed to mesh. About 6 years ago 2
half brothers were shipped to AZ from Martina Harsch, one because Andrea’s
Class Attraction , AKA Trac, and the other Charkara Tiff N Tell Sweet
Talking Guy, AKA Guy. Both were sired by Martina’s Ch Schoalcreek Will He Be
the One, aka Woody...
I fell in love with Trac’s beautiful eyes,
wonderful color and structure and knew I had to breed to him. The first
litter produced 4 girls and the one I kept quickly finished her Ch and GrCh.
It was then I knew I would breed to him again...
Everyone was good
and healthy and all tested perfect; never did I dream it would become a
I bred another girl to him and had 2 girls and 1 boy
and from the beginning I knew the one for me. Even from the very
beginning "Elle" was stunning as she moved across the floor. Her coat and
color was beautiful and she started winning as a puppy and finished with 4
I felt secure breeding to this dog as we
were friends and friends watch out for you , right?
I had not done Elle’s BA’s as I
like to do them when it is close to me breeding them, same with PRA and all
around blood work. Elle had a few little problems along the way
BUT I have NEVER had or seen liver shunt, why would I suspect anything!
I have followed EVERY puppy I have ever produced and they all died very
old and owners returned for another puppy. The 2 times leading up to this
was when she was 4 months and she had some vomiting. I ran to the vets he
check her over good , gave her a shot and by evening she was back to her old
self. Next would come after her first heat when she went off her feed.
Another trip to the vets and again he assured me she would be fine and she
was back to eating in a couple of days. The last came after her next
heat when she stopped eating except for potatoes, and chicken all the good
stuff you spoil them with. Again I assumed she would be fine..
One night she ate a big bowl of her regular kibble and went down fast;
vomiting, and having problems standing. Off to spend the day at my vets.
They did an Ultrasound, blood work etc... and he said her liver was small
and oddly shaped and liver values were off the charts.
SHE DIED 2 DAYS
LATER! The cause, Liver Shunt!
makes 2 for Trac in very limited breeding……. Now comes all the stuff I have
learned since January……. His half brother Guy has produced many cases of PSS
and MVD and many High BA”s! Vet records and autopsies are available if
needed, along with pedigrees.
Here just for the asking.
I felt I
had to bring this story out because a dog is NEVER “too
pretty to be that sick”! These dogs are still being used because they
produce beautiful dogs. I can’t even begin to understand that way of
There are a ton of owners out their going
through this nightmare even as I write this.
IT HAS TO STOP!
I have lost 3 of my 4 lines and 34 yrs of blood sweat and tears
I thank God I have my
CLEAN boys and 2 girls, I will continue for "Elle", BUT I will not continue
this line, beautiful as they are! NOTHING is more important then my dogs
Please feel free to contact
me. I am more than willing to help in any way possible!
Submitted in the hopes of warning and helping others...Nancy Lonas
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