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
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.
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
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
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.