In Memory /

tributes to those wonderful dogs that are sadly no longer with us....


Merino Archie "Dali"

Dali "Merino Archie" was born on the 24th April 1994. Died 10th September 2009.

Dali passed away just past midday on the 10th September 2009 at the age of 15. He was my first dog, my best friend and companion. Goodnight my beautiful little boy, I will never forget you and I will always love you with all my heart.

Dali was my first dog and he was the one that first introduced me to the world of dog training, I took him to a local dog training club called 'Poole and District Dog Training Society' for puppy classes and quickly became hooked on Obedience. Within the year I had been taken in by the club as a committee member and then in September 1997 I took over as Hon. Secretary for the club and held that position for 8 years.

Dali successfully completed the Bronze, Silver and Gold KC Good Citizen Dog Tests. Achieving his Gold on the 4th November 2004.

He came to live with us when he was 8 weeks old, and he has certainly coped with whatever life has thrown at him. Dali is a real fighter, he was born with a condition called EPI (Exocrine Pancreatic Insuffiency) that prevents him from digesting his food properly. He also developed Megaesophagus about 7 years ago, which requires him to be fed in an as upright position as possible. Dali has become quite adapt at eating while standing on the stairs!

We have overcome both these problems by catering for his needs to be best of our ability. He gets special food and enzymes to help him with his digestive problems and the stairs have worked a treat for his megaosophagus.

It came as a blow when he was diagnosed with a malignant form of oral melanoma in April 2004, but we were very lucky as we noticed the lump on his gum within a day of it coming up. Dali was taken down to the vets and the lump was removed the very next day. He was left with a gaping wound in his mouth, where the vet had removed as much tissue as possible, in an attempt to remove as much of the affected area as he could. We were lucky and the cancer was removed and never came back.

As Dali aged his body started ailing although his mind was still willing, in the end we had to make the heart wrenching descision to let go and give our dear little boy sleep.


Nightsabre Lake of Hope "Lewis"

Lewis was born on the 17th January 2014 and died on the 21st July 2014 from complications caused by undiagnosed and untreated Cystitis

Lewis was the very first boy born to the Nightsabre Kennel and he fast became a favourite of mine. He was a little clown and I fell in love with this little boy before he went to live with his new family, Helen, Steve and Chris Matthews at the age of 11 weeks. Helen, Steve and Chris adored little Lewis and in the short time he was with him he completely stole their hearts and they miss him very much.

Lewis was loved by all who met him, he was a uncomplicated and very friendly and loving little boy who met every challenge with enthusiasm and gusto.

Jetaime Esprit de la Dance "Shadow"

Shadow was our very first Groenendael, she is the one that got me hooked on Belgian Shepherd Dogs. She's got a lot to answer for!

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Ch Jetaime Elegance de Luna "Luna"

Luna is a Champion and the foundation bitch of Nightsabre Groenendaels..

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Nightsabre's Cassiopeia "Cassie"

Cassie is our latest addition, she is the puppy we have kept from Luna's last litter. She is very special to us, the result of an A.I mating with the wonderful Spanish Champion Besos de D'Artamas. We hope that she can continue what her mother started...

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In Memory

This page is dedicated to those dogs that have shared our lives but are sadly no longer with us..

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