Ch. Courland On Bluebeary
Hill, CD ROM
10/30/95 to 1/26/01
Waiting patiently at Rainbow Bridge
We Love You, Storm!
Last updated 1/15/02
On January 26, 2001, we lost our Storm to a kidney disease (glomerulonephritis). It is genetic, although we can't find any other cases in closely related dogs. Storm was never bred.
I plan to add information on this disease to this page in the future. In the mean time, if your dog has greatly increased volume of urination, please ask for a blood test for albumin levels.
If there is any consolation in losing your best friend, I can say that he never seemed to suffer, and went quickly. He was our life since the day we got him. We will always love and miss him.
Judy and I want to thank all of you for your wonderful cards and messages expressing your condolences. It really helps to know that others understand the great loss.
Others who have recently lost their best friend may want to visit Pet Loss Grief Support Website .
Getting another dog after losing yours is always a
bittersweet experience. You can never replace a dog like Storm, but
we know that he would want us to give our love to a new puppy. Visit
This picture of Storm was taken in the parking lot at the Lewiston, Idaho show site, after getting his CD. It is one of my favorites because it is a candid shot, and really captures Storm's look.
Register of Merit
At the San Diego Doberman Pinscher Club of America's 2000 National Specialty, Storm was announced as the first Blue Doberman in the history of the breed to achieve a ROM (Register of Merit).
To earn a ROM, a Doberman must be an AKC champion, pass the WAC test, an earn one of the following titles: AKC obedience, agility, tracking, flyball, herding or schutzhund.
Storm earned his CD (AKC obedience title) in two weekends of shows. He earned his last leg in Lewiston, Idaho on April 22, 2000.
Storm earned his WAC
(Working Aptitude Certificate, a temperament test administered by the
Pinscher Club of America) at the Sacramento Nationals on October 12,
Best of Breed
Storm took Best of Breed at the Longview-Kelso Kennel Club show in Longview, WA, on October 10, 1998.
You'll find a message board and live chat room! You can post messages to other blue and fawn owners, or chat with them, real time. You don't even have to own a blue or fawn Doberman to join.
There's no cost or obligation. The only requirement is that you register as a "club member" with yahoo.com so that you can access the "club."
Hope to see you there!
Contents of Storm's Home Page and Links (the entire page must load before all of the links will work).
interested in getting a Doberman?
If so, please view the Doberman Owners Buyer Education (DOBE) Page.
Note: These pictures are in thumbnail format.
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April 22, 2000 -- Second Leg of CD, Palouse Hills Dog Fanciers, Lewiston, Idaho (click on picture to enlarge):
March 26, 2000 -- First Leg of CD, Peninsula Dog Fanciers, Bremerton, Washington:
October 10, 1998 -- Best of Breed, Longview - Kelso Kennel Club, Longview WA:
June 26, 1998 -- Best Opposite Sex, Bell Vernon Kennel Club, Mount Vernon, WA (no picture, due to rain).
June 7, 1998 -- Best Opposite Sex, Tacoma Kennel Club, Puyallup, WA:
June 6, 1998 -- NEW CHAMPION!!! Best of Winners - Puyallup Valley Dog Fanciers, Puyallup, WA:
May 25, 1998 -- Best of Winners, Best Opposite Sex, Coeur d'Alene Dog Fanciers, Coeur d'Alene, ID (no picture, due to the driving rain).
May 23, 1998 -- Winner's Dog, Best Opposite Sex, Spokane Kennel Club, Spokane, WA:
April 19, 1998 -- Best of Winner's, Best Opposite Sex, Lewis-Clark Kennel Club, Lewiston, ID:
April 18, 1998 -- Winner's Dog, Best Opposite Sex, Palouse Hills Dog Fanciers, Lewiston, ID:
April 12, 1998 -- Winner's Dog, Best Opposite Sex, Ephrata-Moses Lake Kennel Club, Moses Lake, WA:
August 16, 1997 -- Best of Winners, a 4 pt. Major. Olympic Kennel Club, Enumclaw, WA. Storm now has both his majors!!!
August 10, 1997 -- Best of Winners, a Major! Nisqually Kennel Club, Lacey, WA:
June 8, 1997 -- Reserve Winner's Dog at Tacoma Kennel Club, Puyallup, WA, a major reserve:
May 25, 1997 -- Winner's Dog, Best Opposite Sex at Inland Empire Kennel Association, Spokane, WA. Storm's first point!:
February 23, 1997 -- Reserve Winner's Dog at Seattle Kennel Club, Seattle, WA, a major reserve:
August 11, 1996 -- First Place, 9-12 class, at Nisqually Kennel Club, Lacey, WA:
June 29, 1996 -- First Place, 6-9 class, at Bell Bernaon Kennel Association, Mr. Vernon, WA:
May 5, 1996 -- First Place, 6-9 class, at Olympia Dog Fanciers Association, Elma, WA. Storm's first blue ribbon!:
Puppy Pictures of Storm
Storm as a puppy--Yes, he fell asleep like this!!!
Storm's first handling class (20 weeks old)
Storm's first fun match
"Okay, I'm down. Now give me that cookie!"
I have had many requests for information about the special care and supplements that I give Storm because he is a blue Doberman.
Follow this link for information on blue Dobermans, CDA and Storm's regimen.
If you own a Doberman, you should be on Doberworld-l. It is a mailing list with over 500 members from around the world. You will meet pet owners, responsible breeders, show/obedience/agility people and rescue people, just to name a few. If you are interested, please visit the link below:
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