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Fudge : MANORGUARD AWAY WE GO TO JOCOLDA

Kodey DOB: 26/09/92
SIRE: LEONBERGETZ CRUSADER FROM ATLANTIS AT MANORGUARD
DAM: LEONBERGETZ LADY IN RED AT MANORGUARD
EYES CLEAR
HIPS: 5:6

*** CRUFTS BEST OF BREED 1997 ***


From the first day this beautiful puppy Fudge arrived she was oh so special, not just for her good looks and type, with her came a calm loving loyal attitude to life she was in our opinion one of those dogs who had been here before, she always knew what you were about to do next, and she taught us so many things, her love she showed towards us and our children was so nice and so special, we remember taking a holiday to Torquay in 1993 fudge was almost 1 yr old so we took her along with us, this was the first of many holidays she shared with us, she loved the beach digging holes with the kids , ruining sand castles etc ,,she also loved to ride with the kids in the dingy, and paddle about at the shore or go for a swim with Dave,she was always happy to join in whatever wherever or whenever, Fudge had a great show career with many top awards she even beat her litter brother the famous Manorguard Adam once for Best Puppy at Darlington Ch Show in 1993 the same day and show that our Akita Ch Redwitch Secret Affair at Jocolda was made into a Champion, we went home from that show very happy indeed ,Fudge continued doing very well in the ring which she then went on to get reserve best bitch at Crufts in 1996 she then went one better and got best bitch and B.O.B at Crufts in 1997 under breed specialist Glenda Smith (Vannroy).

We believe she was the first bitch to go B.O.B at Crufts since the breed had its own classes.

In 1997 we decided to mate Fudge she was huge in whelp and delivered one live bitch puppy ( Jocolda Gucci ) sadly labour stopped and a caesarean was done only to reveal 10 dead puppies, she was mated again the following year and no labour started so another caesarean was done 10 puppies all dead, Fudge was never bred again she continued to enjoy her life here and unfortunately suffered badly with arthritis in her later years, the treatment did her no good and one day when she could not get up we had to make the decision to let her go over the rainbow bridge, Fudge was a once in a lifetime dog and we are delighted with what she gave us to progress in this wonderful breed.

Our thanks to Mr John Feehan (Manorguard) for the special gift you gave us in Fudge.

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