Gone but NOT forgotten.
This page is where we'll keep alive the memory of all the dogs that got us to this point. We'd never have gotten here without them.
Click on a name to go to their page and see what we have to say about these dogs.
Shillelagh's Dyke A Chocolate dog. (The gal that got it all going for us!) R.I.P.
Pinky Our kennel took a mighty blow when we lost this dog to the earth.
Our whole outlook on the Patterdale scene changed when this gal came to the kennel.
Having her here raised many bars for the way we decide... things. R.I.P.
Pebbles Black w/ White marks. (another that we couldn't have done without.) R.I.P.
In a moment of weakness we were persuaded to sell Pebbles and regretted it ever since.
Now we've been told that spring  she died in the ground during a den-raid, (vermin population control work.)
Our fellow earth-worker was happy to have her for those years she was in his hands and felt it was his duty to let us know of her honorable demise. R.I.P.
Pinga A Chocolate Male. We recently learned from Ron that Pinga went into the ground where he could not be dug to and never returned. It has been long enough that Ron finally had to face the sad fact that Pinga was not going to come back out. He was huge as Patterdales go and we all thought he'd never get into a den. Ron had hoped he'd never have to dig to him. That hope had proved unrealistic on a couple worrisome occasions, most notably his last effort. We all feel Ron's pain and lament the loss of this tremendous dog. R.I.P
Bosco Black-Brindle Male. The only son of Pinga, a "spannable" little black-brindle whose lease on life expired in January 2016. R.I.P.
Pixie Black-Brindle female who produced dogs that were more formidable than she was. Her lease on life expired in August 2019. Her impact to our breeding program will last quite awhile. R.I.P.
BamBam The "old man" around here until August of 2019. R.I.P.
Nemesis-Peewee One of the best we've ever produced has gone to the happy hunting grounds. We (and the Vet) think it was kidney-failure. The cause remains uncertain since I'm unwilling to pay an additional $900+ and wait 3-to-4 months for the result. (He's not coming back, right?)
Fortunately we were able to get some of his progeny for continued breeding. His genetic influence will go a long ways as we continue to produce little "verminators."