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Dutch/Am. Ch. Flat Castle's Happy Hour (Max)

Born: 1/20/02 - 2/28/11

Bred by: Sijkje Winter

Owned by: Chris & Nikki Runyan and Sijkje Winter

Color: Black carries neither liver nor yellow

Health: OFA hips, elbows and patellas, eyes checked yearly by diplomate of AVCO


Max came to us in June of 2004. We had seen him several times in Holland and had fallen in love with him. He has excellent breed type and character. He is a moderate dog with lots of substance and bone. Max has a classic one piece head with dark almond eyes. His side movement is smooth and flowing. Max enjoys retrieving and has passed his basic retrieving test in Holland. At Max's first National Specialty, he won a JAM. He was ranked in the top twenty both years he was campaigned as a Special. He was invited to the Eukanuba Tournament of Champions in 2006 and 2007. In 2008, Max and I competed at Westminster, a first for both of us. Max has had five litters in the United States. His children have inherited his silhouette and stable temperament. Fanta, Jojo, Patate and Shooter are all Max babies. Max had a very nice show his first time out as a veteran. He won 2nd place in Veterans Sweeps and 1st place in Veterans at the '09 National Specialty. He also won 2nd place in Stud dog with Fanta and Jojo.

Max was diagnosed with liver cancer (carcinoma) in February 2011. We were lucky to have him around for almost a month after diagnosis. He is greatly missed here, the house seems far too lonely without him:(

Max winning Best of Breed

Max winning a JAM at his first Specialty

Max at 7.5 yrs old




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