About: Kobi is from Dante's first litter to Otto. From an early age he stood out to me for some reason and I fell in love with him. So when it came to deciding who to keep it was very hard - follow my head or my heart - heart won and Fatboy as he was affectionally named stayed home!! He just has that 'x-factor' so fingers crossed!! Mind you - I could easily have kept the whole litter - they were fantastic puppies - so easy and clean!!
Kobi and Memphis are great mates and we take them both running with the girls - Kobi loves it!! He also loves to sit next to me while I am on the computer and put his head on my leg while I pat him. He loves cuddles and has a very soft nature. He has incredible bone and substance and at a recent show, the judge commented on his type, size and soundness in such a big dog.
The day I dreaded came too soon - but I could see in your eyes you were tired and I knew it was time to say goodbye - definitely one of the hardest decisions to make as your mind was still so active, just your body was letting you down. We had struggled for a while and I kept waiting for a miracle but it never happened. You were my heart dog from the beginning and even though you broke my heart more then once, I loved you so much. Your beautiful face and freckles made me smile You were best mates with Memphis - like brothers and went everywhere together, as pups your curled up together and as you grew up, this didn't change - often I would walk in to see you both curled up together as you did when you were pups - it made me smile to have 2 entire boys so close.
I smile knowing you can now run and chase the butterflies, and you no longer have to struggle - but I miss you so much.
xx Run free my Kobi Bear xx
There is a new star shining brightly in the sky
Find light in the beautiful sea, I choose to be happy
You and I, you and I, we're like diamonds in the sky
You're a shooting star I see, a vision of ecstasy
When you hold me, I'm alive
We're like diamonds in the sky!
I knew that we'd be one right away
Oh, right away
At first sight I felt the energy of sun rays
I saw the life inside your eyes
So shine bright tonight
You and I
We're beautiful like diamonds in the sky
Kobi's first show and he is placed Reserve Dog and then goes on to win BABY PUPPY OF GROUP!!
Second show weekend and Kobi does it again - 2 x BABY PUPPY OF GROUP and then 1 x BABY PUPPY IN SHOW!! Certainly following in his mum's paw prints!!
Kobi and Gary - Tauranga 2011
Tokoroa 2012 - RUNNER UP BEST IN GROUP/NZ BRED OF GROUP
Pencarrow August 2012- RUNNER UP BEST IN GROUP
Baby Puppy of Group (New Plymouth - March 2011)
Baby Puppy of Group (Wairoa Kennenl Ass. - April 2011)
BABY PUPPY IN SHOW/Baby Puppy of Group - (Napier Kennel - April 2011)
Baby Puppy in Group (Cambridge - April 2011)
RUNNER UP BEST IN GROUP/NZ BRED OF GROUP -
Tokoroa Canine Association - 12 February 2012 - Judge: Marlene Martin (Vic)
BEST OPPOSITE OF THE YEAR 2011 (Bernese Mountain Dog Club NZ)
NZ Bred of the Year 2011 (Bernese Mountain Dog Club NZ)
RUNNER UP BEST IN GROUP/NZ BRED OF GROUP - Wanganui Kennel Society Open Show - 29 July - Judge: Mrs K Leslie
RUNNER UP BEST IN GROUP/NZ BRED OF GROUP - Wanganui Kennel Society Open Show - 29 July - Judge: Mrs W Hicks
RUNNER UP BEST IN GROUP - Pencarrow Kennel Association - 4 August 2012 - Judge: Mrs Joan Bray (NSW)
NZ Bred of Group - Central North Island Utility & Non Sporting Dog Ass - 17.02.2013 - Sue Davis (NSW)
BEST OPPOSITE OF THE YEAR 2012 (Bernese Mountain Dog Club NZ)
NZ Bred of the Year 2012 (Bernese Mountain Dog Club NZ)
NZ CH Alpenspirit Ocean's Apart (Imp Can
Alpenspirit Ocean's Eleven
|Anastasia Summers In Dillon|
|CH Alpenspirit Autumn Beauty|
|CAN CH Dourakine's Spirit of Rock
||CH Lac Brome Bach to Mtn Spirit|
|CH Mountain Spirit's Inspiration|
NZ CH Schallenberg Sweetest Thing
|Multi BIS, BISS, AUST, AM, CAN, SWED, NDL CH Zanzebern Defender
||Nalle Fender V T Rijkenspark (Imp NDL)|
|AUST CH Zanzebern Dancing Queen|
|NZ CH Anahera Chanticleer
||Sennenhof Hanspeter (Imp Can)|
|CH Zanzebern Topsy Turi (Imp Aust)|