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Intl Ch. Fairytale's Heritage of Horat
(Am/Can Ch. Fairytale's Aramis, HIC, HOF x Am Ch. Fairytale's Bashka)
03/24/2012 - 10/15/2020
OFA Good, CSNB Clear

Horat stands for Hapache Onassis Rebelle Aramis Tornado. Like Paws, Horat is one of the 12 puppies born of a very special litter for me, my Heritage litter, which combines 3 of my own males (Rebelle, Aramis and Tornado) but also two of the greatest H litters from 20 years ago: The French litter of Hapache & Hermine des Monts d'en Crouzille and the American litter of Hubert, Handsome, Hollywood, Hallmark de Lindeau (out of Onassis du Clos des Cedres). It is a true privilege to be able to combine those pedigrees in this litter.

Horat is a blue boy who carries a lot of history on his shoulders. Choosing who to keep was a difficult task and as much as I did not want to keep a male, one had to stay. We had such a magnificent bunch of puppies.

Like Paws, Horat combines many fine attributes, but he also has a very nice personality, calm and sweet boy, very dedicated, with that attentive eye of the true worker. For that he reminds me a lot of Rebelle. Horat was not cropped with the hope that he continues to develop nicely and can go to France to carry on the long tradition of Fr champions that composes his pedigree.

I decided that Horat should get a little ring training and therefore he went on to make his show debuts. I was really excited to see him so handsome and at complete ease in the incredibly noisy and crowded building of the Philadelphia KC shows. I am really eager to see Horat as a mature adult, which will take couple of years yet, but he for sure looks extremely promising despite being at the not so flattering age of 19 months and in color transition phase. I love my "Ranou" !

Horat is a very versatile, smart young boy and he can take on anything in a heart beat. We took Horat at his and our first lure coursing event. Neither of us had any idea what we had to do but he qualified for his first two legs at his first two trials. Similarly Horat got introduced to Barn Hunting and tested successfully with is first rat ! what a fun experience. At the same show, Horat also obtained his CGC (Canine Good Citizen). Horat is simply a very balanced, confident boy, with a huge heart.

Horat finished his American Championship and since then has been at home, our bed companion. Now 4 years old, Horat is a very handsome, mature male. At the international all breed dogs shows of July 2015, his first return to the show ring after his AKC championship 2 years ago, he earned his international championship and was raved on by the Serbian judge who brought back to her home many photos of this very classic dog. She also awarded him a group 1 ! Very proud of our handsome natural ear stallion.

Horat also went and tested his abilities on sheep at the Raspberry ridge sheep farm. It was simply fabulous to see him immediately know what to do, where to go, at what pace to move. It was our return to the farm after about 4 years of not going. What a treat. Carolyn noted his natural tending abilities.

Horat was never heavily shown but instead he was our best family dog, smart and kind, the immediate cuddler to all who came to visit us and also simply a funny dog who always brought a smile with his incomparably expressive face. Suddenly, while he showed no sign of slowing down or having any issues both at home or during his regular vet exams, his blood work came up slightly off once and bounced back in range. Eventually, we found that he had hemangiosarcoma, but it had attacked his heart and we could not operate. He passed in our arms a few weeks later and our own hearts still break from losing Horat, our Nounou, as we called him. He was the very best dog. His sister Paws instantly took an additional dimension in our life, for who she is and what she has brought us, but also because she is Horat’s sister, the living part of him.