RIP Bruce

Posted By on August 14, 2017

Bruce as a pup starting his show career

I got sad news today from Judy Gorham. Her pretty sable boy Bruce passed away today. He was twelve years old. In a way twelve years is a significant amount of time, but when you are talking about the life span of a friend it is painfully short. I know Judy and Steve will miss Bruce. I will miss seeing him when I visit Judy too. He was an easy going boy with a lovely temperament. Losing these wonderful collies is the hardest part of having them in our lives. Each dog lost takes  “another little piece of our heart” – to borrow the Janis Joplin song lyrics. It’s true though.

Bruce, aka Ch Avalar Tairis Triumphant,  was a significant dog for Tairis Collies as he was the first champion to come from our whelping box. He was a son of Ch Avalar Windcrest Breezin, out of Tagamor Tairis Leona. Bruce inherited the nice head planes of his parents and finished his championship with  3, 4, and 5 point majors. He was a combination of mostly Parader families, such as Vennessee. We have since gone a different route in our breeding program, but Bruce is one I will never forget. RIP Bruce. 















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