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Good bye my "one with power", Miss Vala

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Vala was the result of an opportunity that came along at the right time when her sire became available for breeding for a reduced stud fee and a side by side AI. She was the first puppy born, came out with a set of lungs and an appetite that never wavered. She was the blue collar puppy and was always attached to mom eating so I dubbed her the “blue tick” after the cartoon of the same name. I remember at one point she was so fat that I worried she would become a swimmer puppy so I would put her on her side and stuff her under the pig rails in the whelping box so she would not always sleep on her stomach.

Vala was a tremendously possessive young dog, with full genetic grips and tremendous tracking ability. She was also a super compliant dog and very easy to train. She was not the most athletic dog I have ever worked tending to have more drive than brains when it came to jumping. She, though, had a huge heart and even at the end still was ready to chase her ball and give me ‘tude about outing. She was a super easy house dog with rock solid nerves that treated our trip to Germany as just another day in her life.

Vala’s name is from the languages of J. R.R Tolkien. Vala is from the elfish language Quenya and means “one with power”. Her registered name, Balien, is a feminized version of Balan which also means “one with power” but in the elfish language of Sindarin.

Vala was the dam of my C, D and E litters resulting in 16 puppies. She produced 8 titled dogs, with one retiring to become an SD and diabetic alert dog. She also produced 1 accelerant detection canine, 1 narcotics dog, 1 explosives dog, 1 trailing/security dog, 1 PPD and 3 in active pet homes.

Vala was my heart dog and I am glad I have her 2 daughters, Deja and Elena, and her granddaughter, LB (Firien) to keep her memory going. She was last of my Nike kids and the last dog that was alive when my husband was still alive. It truly is the end of an era and she is greatly missed.
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SG1 Deja IPO3 AWD1 KKL1 B/HOT, SG Elena IPO1 KKL CGC B/HOT, LB (the ugly little sable) IPO2 KKL B/HOT, and gone but not forgotten,
Vala SchH3 AWD1 FH2 CGC B/HOT, Donovan IPO1 TR2 AD, Nike SchH1 OB1 TR3 AD CGC HOT, Treue SchH3 CD CGC HOT

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So sorry for your loss. Losing an end of an era is even harder.

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She was an extraordinary and beautiful shepherd. I'm sorry for your loss!
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So sorry to hear about your Vala.... Beautiful photos it looks as if she lived a long and fulfilling life! What an amazing lineage she has produced too; her heart will live on!
Sending our condolences, Tolkiens Gandalf You Shall Not Pass! over here in FL...
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What a beautiful girl, and what a life she lived. Peace for you, Lisa.
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Sorry for your loss Lisa. What a beautiful eulogy...

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog. Mark Twain

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Sorry for your loss, she was a beautiful girl.
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I’m so sorry for your loss, Lisa.
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Wonderful memories and accomplishments! My heart goes out to you and I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl.
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Ohhhhh, I am SO sorry!

What a beautiful, talented girl and what a great life she had with you!

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