Ch. Bavaria's Heartbreaker

"Kris"

the First Natural-Eared boxer to win

1st Place at the American Boxer Club National Specialty

Cardiac Auscultation Normal (Dr. Luethy, Cardiologist)

Holter Normal 0 PVCs, Full Blood Chem Panel Normal

DNA Cardio ARVC - Positive Het

DNA DM - At Risk

December 9, 2006 - February 15, 2013

Cancer has taken another beautiful soul.  The first swollen lymph node appeared on Kris February 5, 2011.  He has been on the Tagamet/Benadryl treatment for 2 years now and I am very thankful for the good quality time I had with him.   

In the last 3 weeks. he has lost a lot of weight and was slowing down drastically.  I suspected the cancer had figured out a way to get around the meds.  I had his heart color-dopplered last week and his heart did not pose a serious threat to him.  Over the last 2 weeks, he had been throwing up sporadically.  Last night, he couldn’t keep anything down although he was hungry.  I noticed he had a jaundiced look to him in the last few days that would come and go.  He had no more energy and would be fatigued just going outside.  In the past 3 days, his gums were white when he would come in and his breathing was labored.

This morning I took him in to let him go from his suffering.  When the vet gave him the euthanasia injection, he did not go down as most dogs do.  I questioned whether she gave him enough.  The inability of his liver to metabolize the injection at a normal rate confirmed that his liver had been compromised with cancer.  He left this world calm and peaceful in my arms as he had come into it.

A piece of my heart will always be with him.

 

Sire: Ch. Bavaria's Simply The Best (Max - multiple group winner)

0 PVCs (24 hr. holter) at 6.5 years of age

Dam:  On Esti's Bavarian Destiny (Chloe)

5 PVCs (24 hr. holter) at 3 years of age

Breeder/Owner: Vera Kollar

Pedigree

 

Kris pictured above on 4/18/09. 

I took this picture in the hotel lobby.

 

 

Shown above is Kris winning Winners Dog for a 3 pt. major

under Breeder Judge Alberto Berrios at Des Moines KC on 9/6/09.

 

Shown above is Kris winning Winners Dog for a 3 pt. major

under Judge Marcia Feld at Dubuque KC on 3/15/09.

 

Kris is pictured above on 6/14/08.

 

Pictured above is Bavaria's Heartbreaker "Kris"

the First Natural-Eared boxer to ever win a 1st Place

at the American Boxer Club Specialty Show.

Thank you to Kimberlie Steele for her expertise in handling Kris and

to Janet Sinclair for recognizing the beauty in this young boy!

Picture was taken on 5/8/08.

 

Waiting for Picture

Shown above is Kris winning Best of Opposite & Winners Dog

under Judge Brian Meyer at Fond du Lac KC on 4/19/08.

Kris won RWD the following day under Judge Dr. Robert Indeglia.

 

 

Shown above is Kris winning Best of Opposite & Winners Dog

under Judge Joe Gregory at Manitowoc Kennel Club on 9/16/07.

 

 

Shown above is Kris winning Best of Breed & Winners Dog

under Judge Lester Mapes at Manitowoc Kennel Club on 9/15/07.

Kris is 8 mos. old and wants the toy the photographer threw!

 

 

 

Shown above is Kris winning Winners Dog & Best of Opposite

under Judge Loraine Boutwell at Blackhawk Kennel Club on 7/7/07.

Kris is 6 mos. old and it's his first show with no training!

 

 

 

 

Kris pictured above at 7 weeks old.

 

 

 

 

 

Kris pictured above at 6 weeks old.

 

 

 

 

 

Kris pictured above at 4 weeks old.

 

 

 

 

 

Kris pictured above at 3 weeks old.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kris pictured above at 2 weeks old.

 

 

Happy Holidays from Bavaria's Boxers December 2006 litter!

 

 

 

 

Kris pictured above at 1.5 weeks old.

 

 

 

 

 

Kris pictured above at 4 days old.

 

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