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Harmony In Black z Kovarny


Female Belgian Groenendael  7/6/2006 - 12/5/2016
Color: black
Markings: white on chest, tattoo 1216
Owner: Linda McCarty
Breeder: Hana Pisarcikova
CMKU BOG/1216/06
AKC DN16828601
OFA Hips BSD-3600E29F-NOPI   excellent   (29mo)
OFA Elbows BSD-EL1325F29-NOPI   normal   (29mo)
CERF BSD-1805   clear   (36mo/07Jul09)
AKC DNA V501283
Cancer stomach cancer   sibling w cancer
Sire: RE08, sCZ06, BIS, Fr CH
Rival de la Fureur du Crepuscule
CAC, CACIB, csau, tan champ
Dam: Ts, EW03, CZ, Euro, HSCH, Int, PL & SK CH
Fara Yazoo du Chemin des Sorcieres

exported from Czech Republic to US (Rolin Ridge)

sadly died from rakovina žaludku / stomach cancer
(kchbo translated)

Harmony is a smaller girl who loves life and always lives it to it's fullest. She loves to do anything and everything. As a youngster she was a whirlwind of activity. She is a very nosey dog, always wanting to see what you are doing. She absolutely loves being touched so she loves people petting her. She is usually also willing to play with strange dogs. She really does love the boys though and is a shameless flirt. She loves toys, though she has aspirations to be a surgeon because she has to remove the squeakers! When she was five months old, she broke her left front leg just above the pastern joint in a freak accident. By seven months of age, the orthopedic surgeon told us that the injury had damaged the growth plate and that one bone was no longer growing but the other still would continue to grow thereby forcing her foot to turn to the side.
This type of injury is not uncommon and is called an "angular limb deformity". The orthopedic surgeon said that surgery is never done unless the deformity is severely affecting function. The surgery never leaves the leg "looking" normal. The most common problem aside from the foot turning out, is damage to the elbow due to the uneven growth of the leg bones. If the damage results in arthritis, then surgery is done to alleviate the problem.
Thankfully, her elbows are pristine. I showed her twice as a puppy and both judges tried to put her leg where it was supposed to be and so with a heavy heart, I stopped showing her. When she was three, I decided to try again and she finished her Championship in spite of her leg. She even won a Specialty BOB over a large entry under a breeder judge.
At the same time, we started her in agility and she loved it and her leg seems to not have any efftect on her jumping. If she ever shows any favor towards it, she will be retired. Presently, she is the dam of two litters and she has one Ch. offspring with agility titles, another pointed with Rally titles, five beginning conformation and agility and one competing in herding.
(Rolin Ridge)

Courtesy of: dhuckestein ****** Black Breed Manager

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