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  • 20 Months

    Diesel (p.k.a.Kurt) from Rosie's Litter, was a flashy golden brindle dog (carrying a red gene).

    Diesel was owned by Nicky Sullivan and lived with Nicky, Colin, and their children (2-legged & 4-legged) in Wellington. Nicky Showed him for a time, and bred one litter from him, but mostly he just lived an awesome life as part of their family. Nicky described him as a big teddy bear <3

    Diesel passed away aged 13 years and 5 months, having been active and healthy until close to the end.

    I've compiled some photos of him as a dignified older gentleman (age 10-13 years) into a video tribute.

    Diesel had the DNA test for the ARVC mutation and was negative. He also had his heart tested with a 24 hour holter monitor. He was thyroid tested (normal), and hipscored (better than breed average).

    Diesel at 20 months old SHOW RESULTS:
    Some highlights of Diesel's show career:
    • Intermediate in Show at both the Wellington & Districts Boxer championship shows 31 May 08. Judges Mr & Mrs Sinclair (USA).
    • All breeds Junior in Show under a Canadian judge, & RBoB, RDCC, JoB, JoG under Boxer specialist Lionel Bleakley of Lambda Boxers Australia - 21 Oct 2007 Manawatu KA.
    • Reserve Best of Breed, Dog Challenge, and Junior of Breed - 29th July - Pencarrow Championship Show August 2007. Judge Mr W Crozier (NSW)
    • Best of Breed, Dog Challenge and pulled out for final four in the Group at the Hutt Valley Kennel Centre Championship Show July 2007 under Mr K Crysell.
    • Best Minor Puppy in Show at The Boxer Club Championship show Sept 2006 under Mr Walker Miller (Walkon Boxers - UK)

    Diesel 8 months | Diesel 3-5 months | Diesel 5 to 10 weeks | Diesel up to 5 weeks

    20 Months 13 Months Diesel at 7 months old