Int Ch. Swiss Ch. VDH Ch. Coppersheen Coalville lad (ATC 00247CHE)
7 November 2005 – 12 October 2016
Sire: Anlory Muscovado J.W.
Dam: Int Ch. VDH Ch. Northern Light V.H. Adelaarsvaren
Breeder/Owner: Mrs S. Stone-Amport
Country of Origin: Switzerland
Glen (2005 – 2016)
Danke… Thank you… Merci…
I was very touched by all the many comments, private messages and emails from so many friends from all around the world. Some of you had met Glen, others who had followed his life through the photographs. Thank you all! Glen will live forever in my heart but he is very much missed in life.
As a short hommage I’d like to record his achievements. I’d also like to state some facts. It is easy for me to praise Glen and be proud of him. Stating the unpleasant facts is not so easy.
I bred Glen “Int Ch, Swiss, VDH Ch Coppersheen Coalville Lad” in 2005 out of my “Erin” Int Ch Northern Light vh Adelaarsvaren.
Glen had a great show career winning 18 CACIBs, 12 BOB, 1 BIS, 2 Firsts at Crufts Field Trial class.
Glen loved to hunt and had a very strong pointing instinct. His trialling achievements: 8 awards at field trials in France, Germany and Switzerland, 2 Certificates of Merit at Novice trials in the UK, “Working Gundog Certificate” from the Kennel Club, also Swiss Search Dog “Sanitätshund” grade 1.
Health: hip score Uk 7/5, hip score Switzerland C/B, hip score DE A1, ellbows ED free, CLAD free, PRA rcd1 & rcd 4 free.
Glen’s cause of death is thought to be due to liver failure after 2 years of suffering from a liver problem, most likely due to chronic hepatitis (no biopsy and no autopsy was performed).
Glen was only used twice at stud at the beginning of 2010. In that same year one of Glen’s brothers “Coppersheen Conroy” was diagnosed with epilepsy. Later that year his half sister “Coppersheen Delightful Joy” was also diagnosed with epilepsy. Fortunately both are doing well on medication. None of Glen’s descendants (20) have developed epilepsy but he was not used again as I always made people aware of the risk.
Glen was out of a litter of ten. Sadly during this year (2016) four of that litter have died. Two due to cancer, one due to a blood disorder, one liver problem. For myself and for the owners 10 (11) years is not enough.
It is only in hindsight that I as a breeder can say whether a breeding worked out. For myself and for anyone buying a puppy from me, I sincerely wish for our dogs to live longer lives. That said, Erin the dam of these litters is aiming for her 14th Birthday in January.
Glen was very special to me. Little Kettu will have a hard time filling his place but he promises to give it a very hard try. Should he ever win a trial, that win will be dedicated to Glen, his hero. Best get working…