AKC CH/UKC GR CH
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10/6/91 - 6/27/05
When Rick and I purchased our foundation bitch, UKC CH Harris’ DiMond Crystal (now 15), we felt she needed a proven sire with which we could line breed her. Her great, great grandfather UKC GR CH Kort-Mar’s Sierra Vegas fit our needs perfectly. Dick and Eileen Kortemeier were kind enough to let us breed to Vegas. Crystal produced 3 males and 1 female. At the time we felt we needed a female. The female did not turn out, and so we kept Rambo.
Rambo was 18 inches at the shoulder and could single track on a dime. He could still single track perfectly until the day we lost him. He was obstinate and obnoxious. With him it was his way or no way. I told Rick that if we were going to show the dog he would have to train him. Train him he did and no one ever showed Rambo again but me.
I campaigned Rambo in AKC in 1997. He remained on the Breed Top Ten the entire year. That was when we were new to AKC, so he never earned a Group placement although I believe he deserved one. He won the breed out of the classes over specials before finishing, and after he finished he was hard to beat. In 1998 Eileen and I drove to New York and I showed Rambo at Westminster . Although he did not win the breed, I was so proud of him. He was 6 ½ years old then. After Westminster I retired him. In 2003 I brought him to Oklahoma to compete in the Grand Champion class. He was 11 ½ years old. There were 3 other Grand Champions entered and he beat them all three shows. He proved he still had it even in his golden years.
Rambo was the ultimate show dog; the dog you could count on no matter what. Nothing scared or intimidated him. He gave 120% every time he stepped into the ring. I have his two daughters and his grandchildren, but I know there will never be another Rambo.
Rambo was a once in a lifetime dog. He was my soul mate. I cannot stop the tears as I write this. Things at Debonair Kennels will truly never be the same.
I love you Rambo, and I will miss you every day for the rest of my life. Rest well my friend and wait for me at the Rainbow’s end.
AKC CH/UKC GR CH
Debonair Sierra’s Born To Win
1996 to 2004
Kane came to live with us at Debonair American Eskimos in the Fall of 1996. He came to the Fall National with his breeder Diana Allen. From the beginning, Kane was a winner. He won Best Puppy under JD McNutt the day after the National that weekend. Kane was my second puppy out of Natl. GR CH/AKC CH Sierra’s Blockbuster. His dam was Sierra Taylor Maid aka Jazz.
Kane was so fun loving and had such a great temperament that we took a picture of him sitting on our bed at about 3 months of age. We proceeded to do a full page ad of him in the Eskie Magazine using that picture. He had a beautiful head type and several people asked me about him after that issue came out.
Kane finished his UKC Championship before he was a year old. He finished his Grand Championship the next year. In 2002 I took Kane to the Premier. He won a very competitive Grand class that year.
Kane finished his AKC Championship in 2002, and was retired after that at the age of 6.
Kane loved to play and would do so with any dog that would participate, be it the very young to the very old. He got along with all of my females and even some of the males. He was a beautiful representative of the breed. He had a beautiful Nordic head type and could single track on a dime. He had a beautiful coat and was always snow white. Sadly he was only bred once and his son is now 8 years of age.
His untimely death to cancer at the age of 8 was a great blow to Debonair American Eskimos. He is sorely missed.