Am Ch Anadune Chosen One


26 November 2010 — 4 August 2022

Sire: Am Grand Ch Winpara Dragonfire RN CGC
Dam: Avatar Bayshore Lady Of Rohan OA NAJ NF PT CGC
Colour: Black & White
Hips: 4 / 7
Health: DNA tested normal for CEA, IGS, TNS and sensory neuropathy. Genetically normal for CL. BAER hearing tested normal. Goniodysgenesis passed.

Buffy was from our very international litter out of Eowyn by Brayden. Even at 7 weeks, she was very responsive and liked her food (which made training so much easier). She was beautifully constructed, very pretty, light built and a lovely, flowing mover with a gorgeous straight coat.

My friend Julie Hite had Buffy stay with her while she showed her to her American Championship. Aged 9 months and 2 days, Buffy become an American Champion by taking BOS over a special for another 3pt major. She had 5 majors in total (she took three majors back to back, 4pts, 3pts and 4pts again, at the three days of the Canfield Cluster that she attended), and was only shown 8 times in total. Just wish Dave had still been here to be told about our little girl. Thank you Julie for showing her for us.

In the UK, she won Puppy Bitch and Junior Bitch at both Championship shows she was entered in, also taking Best Puppy on the Saturday in Scotland. She was agility trained as well, but she loved herding: she started quite balance focused (that must be hereditary!) — for a video at 20 months, click here. She worked flocks up to 80, sometimes in conjunction with her mum Eo, and was very good at getting the whole gang off very steep hillsides. She would hit the ground like a stone when told to "down" but you had to repeat the command to ensure she didn't immediately pop back up. Silly girl!

My little BuffyBot, I miss the hair appearing on the bed you weren't supposed to be sleeping on. I miss being bodged when you gently said in the night that you wanted to go out. I miss your squeaky enthusiasm when we were preparing to do something, or when I was getting your food ready. The squeaking which started as soon as I shut my computer down to take you for our special walk together, how clever were you. I miss your soft ears, puppy face and beautiful eyes. I miss your gentleness. I just miss you.