|We learned about
Dalen as he was the sire of some of the
Dandies DDTRL had previously rescued from a
Dalen turned out to be a “mystery dog”.
Although the Breeder shown on his
registration is an American, we suspect that
he might have been an imported dog. His
registration came from APRI (American Pet
Registry Inc) which is not exactly the same
as any National Kennel Club. Dalen’s sire
was shown as “Word of Dandies Charly” and
his dam as “Greta von Siusshont”. The sires
and dams for both of these two are shown as
“Imported Dog”. APRI refused to divulge any
more information on the grounds that it was
suppressed by Dalen’s breeder.
their own shows and Dalen was an APRI
|A private effort
was made to rescue him from the mill by a
member of the American Dandie Club some 2 or
3 years ago, but the offer was refused on
the grounds that he was their much beloved
Then came March, 2010 when 13 Dandies were
entered into an auction at Salem, Missouri,
as a kennel sell out. All were rescued and
one of them was Dalen!
His registration certificate showed his date
of birth as 2nd January 2004 but the Vet who
examined him after his rescue in March 2010
thought that he was at least 10 years old.
He was found to have no teeth; an X-ray
showed he had an old neck fracture; he had
an old calcified jaw fracture and there was
a high possibility he suffered Cushing’s.
Dalen was terrified of “clicking” sounds
associated with cameras; therefore very few
pictures of him exist. This picture was
taken just after he was rescued and was in
the foster home getting the medical
treatment he required and adjusting to
living outside of a cage.
We did not know Dalen personally as he went
straight to his approved forever home from
the foster care facility but we did receive
regular reports on his welfare. He really
loved his freedom and spent a lot of his
energy patrolling the fenced property of his
new family, determined to defend it, but he
was a very friendly little guy and would
probably have shown any robber where the
silver was kept.
Sadly, Dalen lived for a short 10 months
after his rescue. He went to the Rainbow
Bridge on January 4th, 2011. His life was
not an easy one, but he had 10 months of
love, devotion and freedom into which he
packed a great deal of the joy of living
that should have been his right for his