MBIS MBISS GChEx.Can. & Am. Ch. Oakley's Red Bull, CGN
(MBIS/BISS Am.Ch.Oakley's Cigar x Am.Ch. Oakley's Fate)
"Don't cry because its over...smile because it happened." (Dr. Seuss)
(June 18, 2007 - Aug 8, 2016)
In Memory of a great friend.... Red Bull:
We welcomed Red Bull into our home in the spring of 2010. At the age of 2.5yrs his breeder Paula Dempsey allowed Red Bull to come and live with us. Red Bull made his permanent home here with us from that day forward.
Red Bull was already an American Champion when he came to live with us. He completed his Canadian championship very quickly with BOB wins over the #1 ES that year as well as multiple Group placements.
In 2011 together we achieved the #1 English Setter & #12 Sporting dog status. We did this entirely owner handled. Red Bull and his sister "Dazzle" also made breed history that same year being the only littermates to ever be #1 ES in both Canada & the USA in the same year!
In 2013, Red Bull won the Canadian National Specialty, also owner handled! Red Bull retired on that win with a career total achievement of:
4 Best In Shows
1 National Specialty Best In Show
1 Regional Specialty Best In Show
4 Reserve Best In Shows
32 Group 1st's
Grand Champion Excellent
Canine Good Neighbour (CGN)
Beyond his achievements in the ring, Red Bull will be remembered most for the kind and gentle soul he was. Red Bull was the type of dog that by just by laying beside you, let you know that he loved you. His gentleness and kind nature was infectious to everyone who met him. His favorite place to be was anywhere his people were.
We will always remember Red Bull (or "Bully" as I often referred to him a), for his LOVE of anything bread! No hot dog or hamburger bun or loaf of bread was ever safe from him! His need to remind us that Costco dog beds are not apparently acceptable for a prince like himself. The adorable way his front feet danced and he would sing at the sight of a COOKIE! His ability to make you laugh with the funny faces he would make during birthday cake pictures.
Red Bull I will forever miss the feeling of your soft face under my hand as you rested your head on my lap watching TV.
Thank you to Paula Dempsey & Jim Jannard his breeders for allowing him to make his home with us
Forever in our hearts
Some photos of Red Bull through the years:
Until we meet again...........