Ch. JerCat's Gato Del Sol


April 23, 1983
Red & White
Ch. Rivendell's Miss Kit Kat
Rivendell's Top Cat
Rivendell's Gato Grande

Rivendell's Cat's Meow
Ch. Rivendell's Bijou Rogue ROM
Ch. Rivendell's Bubba Buford
Ch. Rivendell's Knight Magic
Rivendell's As If By Magic CD
Rivendell's Deryni Magic
JerCat's Rivendell My-T-Fine CDX
Basset Hound: Ch. JerCat's Gato Del Sol, "Toby"

Although actually our fourth basset, Toby was my first "Heart Dog" and still holds a very special place in our memories. I fell in love with his mother, Megan, and pleaded with Cathie Spencer of JerCat Bassets to reserve a male puppy for me. Nearly a year later, the anxiously anticipated litter finally arrived. Toby lived up to the dog I wanted and needed and was able to greatly contribute to the quality and style my dogs carry to this day.

Toby finished his championship with style before he was two year of age. He acquired three majors, including a specialty win, and went Best of Winners for all of his points. He was shown on a limited basis as a special, and was awarded several Best of Breeds and one Specialty Best In Show.

Used sparingly as a stud, he sired several champions and obedience title holders, and many more pointed get. As our foundation stud dog, his influence is still being felt in the succeeding generations that are currently in the ring.

At age eight, Toby went back into competition and achieved his Companion Dog obedience title. We worked hard (or at least I did) to obtain his Companion Dog Excellent degree, but he was retired short of that goal at age 9 1/2. This was prior to the lowering of jump heights for our breed, and the title was just not worth a spinal injury. His daughter, JerCat's Rivendell My-T-Fine CDX, did manage to gain this elusive achievement. Toby did, however achieve his Canine Good Citizen Award at age 10 1/2.

Toby passed away at age eleven.

Ch. Manor Hill Top Spot ROM
Tal-E-Ho's George
Ch. Talleyrand's Lynette
Am/Can Ch. Tal-E-Ho's Prancer ROM
Ch. Talleyrand's Keene
Tal-E-Ho's KaRo
Ch. Talleyrand's Lynette
Ch. Tal-E-Ho's Hot Diggity Rom
Ch Abbot Run Valley Brassy ROM
Ch. Tal-E-Ho's Hustler
Ch. Talleyrand's Lynette
Tal-E-Ho's Bubbles ROM
Ch. Talleyrand's Keene
Tal-E-Ho's Funny Girl
Ch. Talleyrand's Lynette
Ch. Musicland's Casey Jones ROM
Am/Can Ch. Musicland's Hey Jude
Ch Lu How's Winniepesaukee ROM
Ch. Hallmark Malcolm ROM
Ch. Orangepark Dexter ROM
Dixie's Sho'Nuff Good'Nuff
Ch. Dixie's Sho'Nuff ROM
Am/Dk. Ch. JerCat's Megan
Tal-E-Ho's George
A/C Ch. Tal-E-Ho's Prancer ROM
Tal-E-Ho's KaRo
Ch. Tal-E-Ho's Lotus ROM
Ch. Tal-E-Ho's Hustler
Tal-E-Ho's Bubbles ROM
Tal-E-Ho's Funny Girl
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