SANTEE SIOUX AT GOLDMALI (Crufts 2016 above)
dog, d.o.b. 24th August 2014
Red with black mask
Foxbriar Dashing Desperado Dam: Goldmali Faith
Breeder: Lewis Jones
Elbows: 0/0 = 0
tested clear October 2020 SDCA1&2 DNA tested clear
his first show aged 6 months
"Very promising puppy of 6 months with lovely outline, very good quality and masculine headpiece and wonderful temperament." (Frank Kane)
BP and BEST PUPPY IN SHOW at his second show aged 7 months; BSDA of GB
BP at his third show
BP and Reserve CC at his fourth show
KC Good Citizen
pedigree name is in honour of his great grandfather
Champion Sioux Warrior (pet name Lakota, owner Thea Jellicoe),
who truly was a GREAT dog and whose start in life was very similar to Santee's.
PUPPYHOOD UNTIL NOW:
is the son of Rona's (and Dot and Fame's) litter sister Kilo
-Goldmali Faith. Kilo had a litter of just 3 pups to Saxon;
Foxbriar Dashing Desperado, bred by Sonja Cafferata. Kilo and Saxon are both pure pets (both hip scored and eye tested)
and their owner found out the hard way that breeding and selling Malinois puppies is not easy.
Kilo had previously lost a litter and when mated again gave birth to fours pups, one of which died.
The three surviving pups did well but finding good homes for them wasn't entirely easy. Sonja who bred Saxon agreed to have the bitch; Breeze,
the breeder kept one of the dogs, Ghost, and the third pup went to a friend of his as a pet.
Just two days later I
received a phonecall from a man who had found my phone number
on the KC's website.
He said he had a Malinois puppy he needed a new home for as he simply could not cope with him -he had not at all realised what he let himself in for when acquiring a Malinois.
By sheer coincidence this turned out to be Kilo's third pup. The owner decided to give things another go but three days later called back admitting
he simply could not deal with this pup and needed a new home for him. To be fair to him, Santee turned out to be one of these Mali pups that ARE hard work indeed
-definitely NOT a pure pet, but a pup in need of a lot of training. John and I agreed to take the pup -after all, he was a great grandpup of Ripley and much as we had not planned on another puppy,
let alone another MALE dog, it felt like the right thing to do.
So Santee (name
changed from original) came to live with us when just under 9
weeks old. He was very friendly with people and other dogs
right from the start,
but initially suffered from separation anxiety and would not even go out into the garden or indeed could not even cope with us leaving the room without starting to scream in panic.
He had, after all, been in a total of FOUR homes within just one week: from breeder to new owner, from new owner to friends of ours who collected him for us, then to us.
Santee was terrified of being abandoned, but thankfully over the next few weeks started to realise that he was now HOME and here to stay,
and now he has got over the separation anxiety. The other dogs, in particular Rona, Penny and Ritzy welcomed him with open paws. He was one of them from day one!
Santee the day after he arrived