Kari Dog, or “KD” as he was sometimes known, was my first show dog. (Incidentally, his name is from the language of a S.A. aboriginal tribe and it means ‘smoke’).
Kari won many best of breeds, including three Royal Best of Breeds and 5 Royal Challenges. He did all of this by his own efforts as I was learning the ropes in all things collie and making many mistakes. As the perfect gentleman he was, he put up with all my short comings and tolerated me practicing grooming, showing, training, etc., with such good grace. He truly was a wonderful boy that paved a path for me in the collie world.
KD believed he was 100% human and many times he nearly had me convinced of this as well.
Before I saw Kari, I was looking for a tricolour dog. However, as there were no tricolour collies available at the time, I went to see a blue baby at Keamaree Kennels. When I saw him he was the most gorgeous silver blue and he instantly stole my heart. His colour never darkened or changed in his life. He truly was the most wonderful boy who opened the collie world for me.
Thank you, Jane, of Keamaree Kennels, for allowing Kari to enrich my life. He was truly loved and adored and we miss him and his entertainment acts so very much. For always treasured.
2003: And still we don’t sing ‘How Much is That Doggy in the Window’ song in our house as there is nobody to put in the ‘woof woofs’.
Pedigree of CHAMPION KEAMAREE KAVALIER (CD)
AUST. CH. BRENTLAND BLACK ONYX
Corydon Copper King (UK IMP)
|Sandiacre Softly Softly|
|Corydon Coalblack Queen|
|Aust. Ch. Brackenlea Bea Starlet||Braden Starmaker|
|Aust. Ch. Ravenshope Remember Me CD|
AUST. CH. BRENTLAND BEFROSTED
|Aust. Ch. Brentland Blueprint||Dalwood Blue Diamond|
|Aust. Ch. Brentland Bewitching|
|Piphoney Blak Brocade (UK IMP)||Eng. Ch. Baronstar Black Diamond|