BISS GCh. Cullivoe Black Forest, "Forrest", was our Ch. Apple Acres Oddysey Armani ROM son out of our GCh. Cullivoe Ocean of Blue, "Marina". He was a very striking bi-black, with a soft expression and smooth, lean head. He had wonderful, true, free flowing movement, and loved to move around the ring with zest! I could hardly keep up with him!. He also had a terrific, fun loving temperment, and LOVED the show ring!
Show Career He finished in grand style with 4 pt. back-to-back majors. One at the Des Moines SSC and then at the Des Moines KC the next day to finish. We moved him up to Best of Breed the next day, and he won Best of Breed over 4 specials to put the icing on a very memorable weekend! Forrest finished his Grand Championship at the Des Moines SSC on the same date as he finished his regular championship...just five years later! He accomplished his Grand with four majors...three 5 pt majors and one 4pt major. He finished out his show career with numerous group placements, and 65 Best of Breeds! All owner handled.
Sadly, he was diagnosed with Transitional Cell Carcinoma (TCC) of the bladder in August of 2010. He received treatment at the University of Minnesota, but succumbed to the cancerous tumor on November 4, 2010, three months after his diagnosis. We were hopeful, but TCC is not a very treatable cancer and does not carry a long life expectancy. We treated everyday as a gift, and when the time came, we walked him to the edge of the bridge, and helped him across before the impending pain became worse. He was my show buddy, and will be greatly missed here at Cullivoe. For pedigree click here.