Merrilow Damaskus

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05.06.2008 -06.10.2017 (due to brain tumor)

  • Genotype: black
  • Owner: Pille-Riin Sepp, EST
  • Breeder: kennel Merrilow, EST
  • Health: A/A, 0:0 (October 2011), eyes Clear (April 2012).
  • Shows: 3x EST CC, 2x LV CC, 2x LT CC, res-CACIB, 1x BOB, 3xBOS, 1x BD-1, 1x EST JUN CC, BOS JUN, 7x BD-2
  • Obedience: many I-III prizes

Pille-Riin about her dog: Damaskus is a big strong male labrador, who has excellent quality head & expression, excellent coat etc.
Damaskus has a stunning personality, he is always ready to do anything – have a long walk, go to a doggie square to play with others, go to rollerskating or what ever comes to my mind, swimming is definitely the best. He is very co-operative and loves to learn new things, or just compete in obedience and agility. He also loves to shine on dog shows, his performance is perfect and it’s getting more perfect with every show.

He is also very friendly and kind, he loves children, he doesn’t mind, when they are climbing on top of him or just pulling his tail.

Merrilow Damaskus 1.10.2011But he is not some soft guy, he can also protect you from bad people/dogs and he has a very powerful bark. I remember one time, when we were walking to the beach and some random dogs camem without an owner, I was so scared that they will attack us, but Dassu wasn’t scared at all, he came in front of me, barked one time and the angry dogs were gone! Unbelievable, that he just barked and about three dogs were afraid and run away, my mighty labrador!

He also has a huge willpower, when he is afraid of something he may try it one hundred times or more, but he will never quit, and finally he has the guts to do it, cause he just wants it so badly and actually there is so much to learn from him… you just have to believe and try-try-try, even if you are afraid, and finally you can manage the thing you were afraid of, and this feeling is definitely awesome! I’m so proud of him!

We have some future plans in national obedience and agility and of course dog shows – our passion.

Show critique:

Judges critique by Beppe Masia (Italy), 01.10.2011, Retriever Speciality Show in Kõrveküla:
3 years, very strong built male, good head, would like little cleaner neck, good depth of chest and ribs, good shoulder with straight leg and round feet, otter tail, well let down hocks, moved well. Open Class ex/-

Judges critique by Augusto Beneticto Santos III (Philippines), 05.06.2011, Estonian Winner 2011:
large size dog, very nice head & eyes & expression, nice neck, good upperarm, good front assembly, very deep brisket, very good substance, moves correctly. Open Class ex/2, cac/2 (+ CAC), res-CACIB & Best Male-2.

Judges critique by Elena Ruskovaara (Finland), 16.10.2010, Rakvere National Show:
very strong, masculine male, lot of volume in body, medium angulations, long enough neck, excellent head and expression, nice movement, well trained. Open Class ex/1, cac/1 (+ CAC ) & Best Male-2.

Judges critique by Vera Smirnova, 12.09.09, National Show in Tallinn:
v. good typw, enough bones, strong male head, beautiful earset, strong neck, a bit soft in back, exc front chest, .., enough angled, good coat quality, moves well. JUN CAC, BOS JUN.

MULTI ChLab Treasure’s Dario
A/0, Optigen A
GB, N & S Ch
Carpenny Walpole
Hawksmoors Webster
SH Ch Covetwood Elouise Of Carpenny
O’Sofinas Quite As Nice
S & SH Ch
Trendmaker’s The Moose Is Loose
Loresho Jell-O
Forest Fan Emma
Lennu A/0 Tweedledum Steamy Windows
Brendi A/0
Forest Fan Amanda A/0 EST Ch Applehill’s Mikado
Juht Aleena