BIS Am. Can. Ch. Sendero's Lil Lead Shot, HIC TT HOF ROM (Remington)
Remington represents many firsts for Sendero. She was from our first litter and was a bit of a pistol! We said, from the beginning, that we hoped she turned out to be a good un, as we would no doubt have to keep her because no one else would be able to live with her!
BIS AM. Can. Ch. Sendero's Lil Lead Shot, HIC TT HOF ROM was our first home-bred champion, our first group placer, our first group winner and our first Best in Show winner. Remington was the first black or gray bitch to go Best in Show. She also won Best Opposite Sex at the 2001 Briard National Specialty Show. In 2000 she was the # 5 Briard in the United States and the # 1 bitch. She was truly a fantastic girl. Guess you could say she turned out!
Remington was a pure joy and delight as a companion. She knew who she was and what she wanted and, make no mistake about it, she let you know it! Gilli laid the foundation for the Sendero dogs and Remington did the rest. She was our first girl to go out with a handler and when she was not travelling with Jimmy Moses, MJ was her chauffer and number one assistant.
Remington loved showing and being with her family and in March of 2001 produced a litter of 11 healthy puppies—7 beautiful girls and 4 handsome boys. In this, her only litter, she produced 7 Champions one of which, a girl, went on to become not only a Specialty Winner, but holds the record for the most Bests in Show for a black or gray Briard.
Our joy at raising Rem's beautiful litter came to a screeching halt and thrust us into one of the most difficult times we have ever experienced. A short time after whelping her litter, Remington was diagnosed with Malignant Melanoma. Although we got her into experimental treatment at the Animal Medical Center in NYC—driving into the city every 2 weeks for treatment—we lost this dear soul on July 8, 2001. Her puppies were just 12 weeks old—Remington did her job right to the very end.
Remington made all of our dreams come true and was the love of our lives. We feel her watching over us and believe that she would be proud of her children. She is truly the wind beneath our wings.
Safe forever locked in my heart
Never alone never apart
Safe with God and the angels above
Spreading your wings like a beautiful dove
Safe in my memory never to leave
Always remembered this you can believe
Safe to leave and say goodbye
Drying my eyes no more to cry
Safe to know
We miss you so.