It is with a heavy heart I announce the loss of this amazing dog.  Guinness lost his battle with Canine Lymphoma on April 13, 2018 at the age of 6 years.  He was able to pass peacefully at home, in the arms of his beloved Lily, with our vet tech, Emily in attendance.  Guinness was one-of-a-kind.  He was comical, obedient, intelligent, patient and loving.  He will forever have a special place in our hearts.  Rest in peace, Guinney...

SHR Guinness Paint It Black Lager CGC

Guinness is our "Main Man".  He is a gorgeous, athletic, six year old bundle of affection and fun! Guinness has attained his UKC SHR title.  He also holds an AKC CGC (Canine Good Citizen) title.  He hails from impressive Bench (sometimes known as "English") conformation lines, with just enough of a touch of American Field breeding to give him great drive in the field.  He's a sweetheart in the house and loves everyone.


UPDATE:  Sadly, our precious boy has been diagnosed with canine lymphoma and won't be with us much longer.  I have spoken with our veterinarian and have been assured there does not appear to be a genetic disposition within the breed.  This monster just strikes randomly.  Guinness is only 6 years old.  Our family has vowed to make his remaining days the best days of his life.  He gets to go for as many car rides as he wants and is receiving all of his favorite foods.  Please keep Guinness in your thoughts and prayers as he reaches the end of his journey.  He has truly been the best boy ever!  



Guinness' health clearances include the following:

OFA Hips - "Good"

OFA Elbows - "Normal"

OFA Patellas - "Normal"

OFA Eyes - "Normal"

OFA Cardiac - "Normal"

Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome (Labrador Retriever Type) - Clear, non-carrier

Degenerative Myelopathy(DM) - Clear, non-carrier

Elliptocytosis - Clear, non-carrier

Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC) - Clear, non-carrier

Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis (HNPK) - Clear, non-carrier

Hyperuricosuria Urolithiasis (HUU) - Clear, non-carrier

Myotubular Myopathy 1 (MTM1, XLMTM) - Clear, non-carrier

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Golden Retriever 2 (GR-PRA2) - Clear, non-carrier

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration (PRA-PRCD, PRCD) - Clear, non-carrier

Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (Labrador Retreiver Type) - Clear, non-carrier

Skeletal Dysplasia 2 (Dwarfism, SD2) - Clear, non-carrier


Electronic copies of pedigree and health tests can be emailed upon request. 

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