Breeder: D Rosenstreich - Apex Boxers
Sire: Malhar Nickels 'n' Dime (imp UK) (Cash)
Dam: Apex Lady in Red ADX JDX SPD GD ('Rosie' BAAD AAD)
EXTENDED PEDIGREE (with photos / info for relatives)
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).
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'S BABY PHOTOS:
Diesel 8 months | Diesel 3-5 months | Diesel 5 to 10 weeks | Diesel up to 5 weeks