Way too soon.....Basha RIP
With heavy heart and tears, Basha was sent to the bridge last evening....
After meeting her father, Ufo v Guy's Hof on a business trip to Belgium, I wanted an Ufo dog.....a year later, I was able to buy a young female, not titled....left her to be titled in Belgium, had 2 litters there (one I was told was an "accident") and finally brought home in whelp to a top WUSV dog...
I did trial her once, improving over 20 points on her European scores, in all things, the majority of the points in tracking. Strong strong female, always low 90's in protection for outs...she loved to rock on the field!
Basha had one of the best temperaments I have ever seen on a female...she could be in heat and lie on the couch with another female in heat (her daughter) and never a cross look from her. She lived with Kyra, Furious, Danger, Fenja, Kougar and other pups I grew out, both hers and Csabre's. She could be separated from her own pups and meet them 3 or 4 years later and know them and be happy to see them.
When I was in the hospital after a bad car wreck, Basha, now going on 10 and spayed, went to stay with a couple who had a K female, Knova.....they fell in love with her, and she stayed with them and for the last 2 and a half years, she was with Knova, who is bereft and looking for her....
Basha turned 12 on Aug 1st. That horrible birthday that seems to be the signal of nearing the end.....
At the barn in a hay field
With Danger and a big stick
With a sleeve which she hated giving up!
Getting a bite
With her foster mom and Knova
Her last ride to the barn with Knova
Not just a wonderful companion - an accomplished producer:
August 22, 2014
RIP Basha - one of the nicest dogs I have ever known.....sweet, kind, stable, social, ball crazy, loving girl. One of the only females who was absolutely solid and loving with female housemates, from Kyra to Furious to Knove.....Basha will be missed not only by me, but by her retirement family who took her in when I was hurt and hospitalized and fell in love with her - Phoebe, Travis and Knova v Wolfstraum....Many tears are being shed tonight ~~~~
Bianka v Spitzbubezwinger, Sch3, IPO3, KKL ~ CGC and partial CD
August 1, 2002 - August 22, 2014
There is an everlasting supply of balls for you at the Bridge, your friends Kyra and Kougar....sweet soft grass to lie in and sunshine to warm you....
Your legacy lives strongly through your sons and daughters, and grandprogeny.....
Dam of F, G and H litters in US, dam of D and E litters born in Belgium after I bought her that carried kennel names of those who whelped litters... the list is a partial...as I do not have information on all of the European dogs or 2nd generation litters.
SG Danger v Klipgaarden, Sch1, SAR Certified OFA Fair/Normal
Depko Klipgaarden, Sch3, KKL - National level competitor in Belgium
Dunja Klipgaarden, Sch3 - Norway
Darko av Xazziam, Sch3 LE K9 Belgium
SG Elsa (Enni) v Klipgaarden, Sch1 KKL OFA Good/Normal
SG Errow (Emir) v Klipgaarden, Sch3, IPO3, KKL - Flyball champion OFA EXCELLENT/Normal
Falcon v Wolfstraum, Sch3, IPO3 National Competitor US
V Furious v Wolfstraum, Sch3, IPO3 National Competitor US OFA Good/Normal
Fyurie v Wolfstraum, Flyball Champion OFA Good/Normal
Firenze v Wolfstraum, OFA Excellent
Fenja v Wolfstraum, CD, OFA Good
Fantom v Wolfstraum, BH, OB1, TR1
Grau v Wolfstraum, IPO3
SG Hexe v Wolfstraum, Sch2, OFA Good/Normal - SV 'a' normal Hips and Elbows
Archer v Traumwolfen, Sch3, IPO3 Regional Champion & National Competitor 'a' normal Hips & Elbow
Brannik v Traumwolfen, K9 Detection Dog - Maryland
Baje v Traumwolfen, BH OFA Good, Normal DM Clear
SG Ava v Starkenhund, Sch3, IPO3 KKL - Regional and National Competitor 'a' normal Hips and Elbows
Axel v Starkenhund, LE K9
Basha v Starkenhund, LE K9
Brynhilde v Starkenhund, BH
Courage v Starkenhund, BH
Deedee v Starkenhund - in training LE K9
Jyce v Wolfstraum - in IPO training - Canada - CD, agility titles
Jagr v Wolfstraum, IPO3 OFA Good/Normal, DM Clear
upcoming: E litter v Starkenhund - V Furious v Wolfstraum x V Neo Grenzlanger and in the future Ebene, daughter of Elsa at Traumwolfen and several planned litters from Jagr v Wolfstraum, grandson
Always such a hard time to go through....she sounds like a wonderful dog, and a great example of a GSD...
I'm so sorry Lee. I know how much you love her.
OH Lee ..... I am so sorry . What a wonderful living legacy she has left behind , something to remember her by and to honor her being with . Let that be your comfort.
Sounds like she was a super example of the breed we all love.
So sorry to hear this...
What an awesome dog and what a wonderful Legacy she leaves behind. Lee, I sorry for your loss and I am happy for your memories. Rest In Peace Basha, you were a great one.
You are in my thoughts Lee. Run Free Basha, your legacy lives on.
May her memory be for a blessing.
I'm so sorry for your loss 😪😪
Oh, I'm so sorry. What a gorgeous dog. I recently posted something expressing my anger at a family leaving a 17 year old german shepherd because they didn't want to deal with his old age. My point it, your dog, no matter what age, felt loved to the end. Please think of that while you mourn him.
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