Kelim-Tsuga's Quest, SDX, CGC

(5/8/04  - 10/6/15)


"QUEST" - Main Leader until 5 yrs old, then went blind and was a team dog.

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4 months 7 weeks

Quest was our main race leader for us at 4 yrs of age but just before his 5th birthday we noticed one day his pupils were dilated so we rushed him to an ophthalmologist.  He was diagnosed with SARD's and completely blind.  No one knows what causes the disease, it's not genetic and there is no treatment.  We were not sure what the future held for Quest.  He LOVED to run and was extremely driven & focused, gave 100% and had lots of speed.  We decided to keep running him at the back of the team and had no expectations for him, other than to keep him happy.  At first he was a little unsure at times but still did much better than we thought a blind dog could.  As the season progressed he became super confident and ran pretty much the same as when he had full vision.  Running him at the back of the team helps as the front dogs keep the lines tight which helps guide him.  Truly amazing really! Of the 3 races we did in 2010, he made the A team twice.  The other race was too technical of a course and we didn't want to take the risk of scaring him.  There were some trails he could not do for safety reasons (close trees, twisty etc) but he could do 90% of what the rest of the team did.  A special and very dedicated soul, we will always remember this special boy.
Birthdate: 5/8/04 Height: 23" Weight: 50 lbs   Eyes Cleared: July 2006   Neutered Male

5 GENERATION PEDIGREE



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Spindrift's Buttons
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Atim's Trapper
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