|Linda & Gracie|
Known simply as "Gracie" to her friends, she was officially known as
Ch Paisley Patch Mt's Amazing Grace RD, Am/Can CD, RN, NA, CGC, ROMX.
Gracie passed away last week at the age of 14+ and is very much missed by her owner Linda who wrote on her Facebook page:
"She is gone. My beloved Gracie. She eaves behind a legacy of over 100 performance titles in descendants, 24 Champions and the #1 and #20 Dal in 2010. She was my once in a life time girl and soulmate. My tears won't stop."
Gracie flew off with Linda & Richard 14 years ago. She was a daughter of Ch. "Salem", litter sister to multi-BiS winning Ch. "Morris" CD. Salem & Morris were from the wonderful combination of Ch. "Rob" CD and Ch. "Eloise". Her sire was linebred Paisley as well, and Gracie (plus Chs. Sidney, Dobie & Carmen) represented the 13th generation of linebred Paisley Dalmatians.
Grace was Linda's foundation bitch and started a wonderful line of top show and performance Dalmatians. Her first litter was by our Ch. "Watson" and produced "Carina" formally known as CT Ch PatchMtn C Pepper N Paisley RE OA OAJ OAP NJP NF RD CPC PAC CAN TDX AG AGNJ. In addition to being a VERY titled champion and performance dog, Carina was also a fine brood bitch. In her only litter she produced 5 champions which included her daughter Ch. "Daisy" who was the #1 Dal in breed points last year, and son "Corey" CT GBlackthorn Coreopis of PatchMt TDX RN NA NAJ Canadian CH & TDX. The CT title stands for Champion Tracker, a particularly difficult title to obtain. Both Daisy and Corey have themselves produced Champion offspring.
Bred twice to Ch. "Sawyer Brown" Gracie produced 6 Champions, including Linda's "Maeve" who also sports many performance titles, and will be filling in for her mother now, as Linda's best friend.
When Gracie won the DCA Road Trial the some years ago (pictured above), Linda took riding lessons while training Gracie with a bike, and they passed their 12.5 mile course in style to obtain the RD. Gracie's other titles were in the breed ring, as a top producer, as well as agility, obedience, and rally. Truly an all around dog, but Linda will remember Gracie most as a wonderful companion and soulmate, the most important career for a dog.