Boromir Bull Terriers ~ New Zealand
Photo at 4 years DOB 4.6.91.
Sledge was bred by Robert and Debbie Pirika.
Sire: Aust Ch Westbul Rolling Stone ROM Dam: Dorabul Dyne
1992 ~ Best dog, puppy in
show ~ Roselin OKeefe, Brixton, NZ. ABTC Open show
1993 ~ Reserve best dog, Junior in show ~ Frank Sluga, Aust. ABTC Open show
1993 ~ Reserve best dog, Intermediate in show ~ Anna Harris, Brummagem, USA. CBTC Champ
1993 ~ Reserve best dog ~ David Harris, Brummagem, USA. ABTC Champ
1994 ~ Stud dog of the year ~ ABTC club show trophies
1994 ~ Stud dog of the year ~ CBTC point score
1994 ~ Reserve best dog ~ Diane OKeefe, NZ. ABTC Open show
1995 ~ Stud dog of the year ~ ABTC club show trophies
1996 ~ Stud dog of the year ~ ABTC club show trophies
1996 ~ Stud dog of the year ~ CBTC point score
1996 ~ Best in show ~ Jamie Watkiss, Westbul, Aust. ABTC Open show
1997 ~ Club show winner ~ ABTC club show trophies
1997 ~ Reserve best dog, open in show ~ Brian Hill, Arcanum, UK. ABTC Champ show
1998 ~ Best in show ~Bill Lambert, Caliber, UK. ABTC Champ show
1998 ~ Runner up best stud dog ~ ABTC club show trophies
Ch Aradymn Artie the Ripp
RISS Bolio King Cotton
BISS Ch Boromir Miss Venomous
BISS Ch Boromir War of the Roses
BISS Ch Brixton Face the Music
Ch Tehiwinui Gandalf
'Sledgo-velledgo, Sludge, Sledgy-wedgy,Sledge Hammer'
4.6.91. - 21.6.02.
Our boy is gone. Sledge, the big puppy, who spent most of his time sleeping and growing... to blossom into a gentle giant, who, as a young adult, carried the human boys in his care around on his back. Once they had grown too tall for this past-time, he kept them entertained for hours playing with balls and sticks and grapefruit, and well... anything you could throw and he could pick up in his mouth. I could never figure out why he would give something back to them straight up, while we adults had to cajole him into it! When he wasn't chasing sticks or hanging with his girls, he enjoyed lying in the long grass with his human mum and watching the clouds. As a mature dog, he lived with up to 4 bitches in his harem - alpha dog by size and personality, but never force. A lover of puppies and a caretaker of infinite patience. As an older dog he was happy to lie in the sun and noisily greet visitors to our home. He was a dog who never had a bad word to say to any human.... and he sure had a lot to say! Even towards the end, in times of extreme pain he had the good humour to wag his tail, and lick the vet's face.
Sledgos life was happy, healthy, peaceful and productive, with a successful home life, show career, and a great contribution at stud. He won two Bull Terrier Club Best in Shows, the 'Club show' trophy in 1997, stud dog of the year for four years in the North Island and two years in the South Island, plus another 6 specialty reserve best dogs, and one more best dog. His progeny won shows, and their progeny win shows. Our son, Aidan, remarked to me tonight that he was the last of the originals... all the old dogs he grew up with are gone, and as he steps out into the world on his own, I suppose no one will ever quite replace Lilli and Sledge in his heart. To me, Sledge will always be one of the greats, and we thank Robert and Debbie for letting us look after him.
Reunited with his darling Lilli. Rest in peace big guy.
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