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PostSubject: R.I.P Flashy Gent "Flash"   Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:20 pm

At the beginning of February, we lost a very important member of the family, Flash. He was with the family just shy of two years, but it seemed as if he was with us forever. Flash was roughly 8 years old, he had many problems that were not spoken of when we adopted him. There are so many things one could say about him, but no words do him justice. It happened kind of suddenly, one day he was healthy--as healthy as he could be considering his problems, and the next day he gone. Just like that.

One thing I can say is that he was the product of show breeding gone wrong. He met all the standards, but his teeth ended up malformed as well as his nails. He was weak, it felt like he would break when you picked him up. Shetland Sheepdog breeders need to keep in mind what they are breeding for in my opinion. Do you risk the health and quality of life of the dog just so it can become a champion, or do you try to improve the breed?

To clarify, I am not against show breeding. The animals are majestic, but I am also aware there are breeders out there who only care about the quality of appearance, not the health of the dog. Flash had champion bloodlines, if you saw his pedigree, it bled with the constant marking of champions.

Flash was champion, not because of a show, but in his attitude.


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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P Flashy Gent "Flash"   Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:22 pm

Sad RIP Flash
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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P Flashy Gent "Flash"   Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:26 pm

RIP Flash. I have a BC (work line bred- not show) and there is an immeasurable difference between him and his "show" border collie relatives. It's sad how it's so easy to destroy a breed just to get them to look a certain way.

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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P Flashy Gent "Flash"   Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:02 pm

awww only 8yrs old Sad RIP Flash
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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P Flashy Gent "Flash"   Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:59 pm

We're so sorry for your loss. Flash sounds like a wonderful dog and very much loved by you and your family. Rest in peace, dear Flash.

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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P Flashy Gent "Flash"   Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:16 pm

RIP Flash... thank you for rescuing him. It sounds like you gave him a great life while you could. My condolences to you and your family...

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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P Flashy Gent "Flash"   Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:47 pm

Sorry to here about the sudden passing of Flash, what a sad story. take comfort in knowing for the last 2 years you gave him a great life! he will always be remembered.

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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P Flashy Gent "Flash"   Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:54 am

Rip Sad ~
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PostSubject: Re: R.I.P Flashy Gent "Flash"   Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:27 am

Thanks for giving him two loving years! RIP Flash Crying or Very sad
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