R-Dans Olympic Star
(Ch. Mephisto's Guns and Roses ex R-Dans Miss Lillehammer)
9/25/1996 - 11/27/2006
OFA Hips - BX-1950F30F-T; Holter 3/11/00 & 12/8/00 no VPCs;
Echo Clear 7/13/00 OFA BX-CA00279/45F/S-T, Thyroid Normal 11/21/00,
Echo Clear 9/27/01, DNA Profile # V39959
I came to a point in my breeding program that I had no where to go.
I had decided that, if I could find a nice bitch, I would buy one. Dick Servetnick and I have been friends for about 10 years.
He had placed a Dan (Ch. Caymans Dapper Dan) daughter on a breeding contract and was planning to breed her to Ch. Mephisto's Guns and Roses.
I told him that I liked the pedigree and, if there was a nice bitch in the litter, I would be very interested.
He called me after the litter was whelped to let me know that there were only 2 bitches in the litter - a plain brindle bitch and a flashy brindle bitch.
The flashy brindle bitch appeared to be much smaller and had many more problems as a puppy.
As it turned out, she never did catch up to the rest of the litter. Dick sent me a video of the puppies when they were about 7 weeks old. I fell in love with "Allie" in the video.
I flew out to San Francisco 3 weeks later and brought her back with me. Since it took us 12 hours to get back to Omaha due to mechanical problems with planes, delays and so on, we bonded on the trip back.
I told Dick that I was going to try to show her if she turned out as nice as it looked like she would even if she was plain.
She garnered 2 points and a few reserves, 2 to majors. She has been a delight to have and I have thanked Dick for her many times. She is smart, pretty and a wonderful companion.
I finally gave up my quest to make her an AKC champion and
just let her be my "Missy Al". She is definitely my special girl.
These are a couple of professional photos
taken by Marcia Adams.
These are snapshots that I have taken over
In 2001, we bred her to Ch. Mephisto's War O' The Roses -
twice - once via frozen semen implant which produced nothing (the vet thought
she re-absorbed them) and nine months later we bred her the second time via
natural breeding. The natural breeding worked and she had a litter of two
puppies born by C-Section - a flashy fawn female and a flashy brindle male.
We kept the girl - Krissy - and Sandy & Michael Backes decided to give D.J. a
In August of 2005, Allie was diagnosed with a mass on her 6th
cervical vertebrae. We did not remove this mass but started her on
prednisone which seemed to help her. In September 2006, we celebrated her
10th birthday - one we thought we would not see. After a weekend of
rapid deterioration, we let her go peacefully on November 27. 2006. She has left
a big hole in our hearts.