Aust. Ch Shandal Regal Lad
10.6.86 - 3.12.97
Sire: Ch Kirindal Vice Regal
Dam: Ch Kirindal Quality
artist: Ms Leanne Giblett-Denys from the collection of Rob & Deborah Harbin
Blake was painted by esteemed artist Leanne Giblett-Denys who featured him as the centrepiece for her book, 'Classic Dogs' (1990)Child & Associates Pty. Ltd, Australia., also appearing in the 'Classic Dogs' calendar (1992), Lighthouse calendars.
Rarely beaten in class,
Blake was a liver dog that we viewed as an all rounder, winning consistently
under specialists and group judges alike. He was titled at 16 months and
won many Dalmatian Club of New South Wales point score awards during his
career. Blake was a multiple Best in Group, Class in Show (All Breeds and
Specialty) winner and a Runner Up to Best in Show winner (all breeds).
Purchased from Greg and Sharon Zacharoff of Shandal Dalmatians, Canberra, Blake was not only a great show dog (our first male), and affectionate house dog, but he also tried his paw at many other talents. He raided hen houses, though was not a great felon as he was shot in the act by a farmer once but lived to 'bark' the tail, tried his hand at riding a wombat only to find that they can run under wire fences but not so passengers attempting to chew their ears and he also had aspirations of becoming an olympic high jumper. Blake was able to repeatedly jump straight up in the air from a four feet stationary take off which was affectionately known as the 'kangaroo jump' reaching heights of 6'. After being retired from the show ring Blake was given to a family living on 10 acres and soon took over their household becoming an 'inside' dog for the first time. In 1998 Blake succumbed to lung cancer and like us when we gave him to them, the Tatum family certainly missed old Blake, a dog with an abundance of personality.
copyright Krystaways 2004
designed by Deborah McGoldrick