UKC CH/AKC
GRAND
CHAMPION
NUTTREE'S
SLOE
GIN
FIZZ, AOM
"GINNY"
 
NUTTREE'S
ROB 
ROY
"BUDDY"
4-15-11 to 4-28-16
  
 
 
 
  
CH. LYONHEART'S GUARDIAN OF THE FOREST (CHIC #68798) X UKC  BIS CH. NUTTREE'S O'MALLORY (CHIC #54935)
BORN APRIL 15, 2011
Three generation picture pedigree
Five generation pedigree
Cooper and Mallory's first litter
  
 
 
  
 
Mallory welcomes her two new babies on April 15, 2011
 
 
Buddy and Ginny
 
 
 
Now that's a happy puppy
 
 
 
 
Time to explore the world
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
     
 
Buddy was diagnosed with aspiration pneumonia at 6 weeks of age as a result of Megaesophagus
At that time, his prognosis was very grim. We quickly found out that Buddy was a fighter.
After recovering from his pneumonia and then some adjustments to his feeding protocol,
Buddy quickly returned to a very bubbly, happy puppy.
It is actually possible for dogs to outgrown "mega" and we hope that Buddy will be one of the lucky ones.
 
 
  
 
Buddy and Ginny got to explore the lake. They are broadening their world view.  Due to Buddy's illness, we chose not to crop his ears. 
 
 
 
Taking a break from leash work to visit with dad
 
 
 
 
 
 
Buddy and Ginny were invited to a July 4th pool party at Troy and Kathy Eckhardt's house in Chesapeake, VA
 
 
 
It was a very fun day, even with "swimming" lessons!
 
 
 
 
 
Buddy is being examined by the two "women" in his life, mom Mallory and sister, Ginny
 
Ginny guarding the "house" against intruders!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ginny is still guarding the house...Buddy is not impressed!
 
 
 
Ginny and Mallory on a walk
 
 
 
 
 
Summer is over so Ginny and Buddy help with the deconstruction of the swimming pool
     
 
Buddy at five months is doing fantastic. Other than feeding him in an upright position,
he needs no medication and has not regurgitated his food in months.
We continue to hope that Buddy will live a long, normal life.
 
 
 
  
 
Buddy and Ginny got to go to their first dog show to "observe".  They had a very good time!!
 
 
 
Buddy and Ginny welcomed company! His name is Sherlock!
 
 
......and thought it was great fun!
 
 
 
Buddy and Ginny go to their first UKC show and meet up with brother Dugan!
 
Buddy at 8 months
 
 
 
Ginny at 8 months
 
 
 
Ginny doing her bit..posing for the xmas card photo
 
Buddy thought the picture taking session was kinda fun
 
Staircase gargoyls!!!
 
Tee heee heeee.. it's only Buddy and Ginny
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Woooo hoooooo, this white stuff is GREAT FUN!!!
 
 
 
The world is a different place!!
 
Buddy thinks the white stuff is lots of FUN!!
 
 
 
 
     
Ginny started her AKC show career in January, 2011, and was awarded three reserves, and then....
in Raleigh in March, Ginny gets her first points...A FOUR POINT MAJOR!!!!!!
 
 
  
Buddy loves his rubber fish:-))
 
 
 
Buddy, 3 days shy of his first birthday, at the "rock" in Harrisonburg.
 
 
Ginny's next AKC show gets her another point and her photo taken on the "rock" in Harrisonburg, VA 
 
Ginny's second major in Hampton, VA!!
 
 
Ginny's finishing photo and her third major!! She is now known as AKC/UKC Champion Nuttree's Sloe Gin Fizz!!
 
Road trip!!! Ginny and Buddy heading for the Great Dane Club of Metropolitan Washington specialty show!
 
 
     
 
 
 
  
Buddy at 17 mos.
 
Ginny at 17 mos.
 
Ginny and Buddy were invited to a Great Dane Birthday party at Camp Lyonheart in Madison Heights, VA! Lots of fun and games for dogs and their humans!!
 
Relay races with tennis ball on spoon...not as easy as it looks!!
 
 
 
Mel and Buddy running the obstacle course
 
Buddy treasuring his hide and seek toy
 
Ginny flirting with cousin, Dexter
Ginny working out fishing for hot dogs in the pool
 
 
Buddy doesn't get it!!
 
 
 
After being awarded Best of Breed at the Virginia Beach show, Ginny and Buddy got to visit the beach, it was cold!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
After romping on the beach, Ginny headed back to the show for group competition and was awarded a GROUP 3!!!
 
 
 
Ginny snoozing, it's winter after all!
 
 
Buddy has the choice spot in front of the stove.
 
Our annual trek to Harrisonburg, VA and the "rock"
 
 
 
Buddy is very proud of his landscaping project!!!
Ginny got to help her older brother, Dugan, celebrate his AKC Championship in Charlottesville, VA!!!
 
The crab cluster of shows in Richmond, VA on June 29th and 30th was a very good weekend for the Nuttree family!!
Ginny and Buddy's older sister, Taylor, aka
Nuttree's Spring Flower v Hartswood was awarded her final major win to complete her AKC championship requirements! Taylor is the third Champion for her parents, Mallory and Cooper.
Ginny received an Award of Merit at the first Great Dane Club of Metropolitan Washington specialty show and was awarded Select Bitch at the second specialty show and received her second major win towards her GrandChampionship!
Sister Taylor being shown by her mom, Kathy, in Best of Breed competition for the first time received an Award of Merit also!!
Ginny at 2 years and 5 months of age
 
Ginny on her "walk" also known as "squirrel hunting"
 
Buddy at 2 years and 5 months of age
 
 
BOn November 24 2013, Ginny became the proud mom of a litter of four boys sired by Dugan. Three fawn boys and surprise black puppy with tan points.  The recessaive tan point gene is relatively rare but can attach itself to any of the great dane color genes!
Ginny loves her babies!
 
 
Well, they're getting teeth and not as much fun as they used to be!
 
Buddy is fascinated with his little nephews!
 
..especially the little black one:-)
Ginny is getting her girlish figure back and received 4 more points towards her grandchampionship at the shows in Richmond, VA
 
Yech! 3 inches of crusty snow!
 
Guess who's got the upperhand in this battle!
 
Buddy and Ginny soaking up wood stove heat!
Only one puppy left so mom has to spend time with Baby Huey!
Like mother, like son!
Ginny meets her old nemesis...the pool!
 
 
 
 
Naaa Ahhhhh! Buddy is not into swimming
 
However, he's not opposed to drinking out of it!
 
Ginny's final major to complete her AKC GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP requirements. She is now
UKC CH/AKC GRAND CH NUTTREE'S SLOE GIN FIZZ AOM!!
 
 
 
Ginny heading back into the house after her walk
 
Hurry up mom!
 
Ginny had a very good day at the dog show!!
BEST OF BREED OVER TOP 20 SPECIALS
BEST OF BREED OWNER HANDLED DOG
WORKING GROUP 3
OWNER HANDLER WORKING GROUP 3!!! WOOOO HOOOO!
 
Ginny and Buddy setting up for a game of tug
 
 
 
Ahhhh, the wood stove is back
 
 
 
Ginny and Buddy behaving for the moment!
 
Buddy!
 
Buddy - with ears!!
 
The white stuff is back - happy days!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ginny in the Owner-handled group ring in Harrisonburg, VA
 
 
 
Buddy enjoying a beautiful spring day
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Buddy on his walk down the road
 
 
Ginny on her walk down the road
 
Big road trip to Myrtle Beach to attend the Great Dane Club of American National Specialty show!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Buddy and Ginny hanging out at our little KOA cabin the woods!
 
Ginny making us very proud at the GDCA National Specialty - she made it through the second cut in the Best of Breed!
 
Ginny doing what she does best - moving out!!!
 
Saying goodbye to our little cabin in the woods but after five days of vacay, everyone is ready to go home!
 
 
Buddy and Ginny soaking up some wood stove!
 
Snow, snow, snow!
 
Buddy's not really thrilled about the white stuff.
Heading inside! Enough of this cold stuff!
 
Two peas in a pod!
On April 29, 2016, Buddy developed a bleeding ulcer which took his life. His goofy, lovable personality had a big grip on our hearts and his passing has been incredibly sad for us and for his sister and best friend, Ginny.
 
 
Just this side of heaven is a place called the Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to the Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. 
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor, those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance.
His bright eyes are intent.  His eager body quivers.
Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.  You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.
The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together......
Author Unknown 
Ginny has been going on daily vists to the lake in an effort to ease her pain over losing her brother. It took a while but she finally figured out that she could walk in the water.
 
Staying close to shore, just in case...
On her quest to complete her bronze Grand Championship requirements, Ginny picked up a Best of Breed in Richmond and an Owner/Handler Working Group 3!
 
Getting in a little deeper!
Sunbathing!
 
Ginny has discovered fish in the lake. The fish are great fans of Alpo Snaps. Check out her fishing video on youtube
https://youtu.be/uolreO2pH7c
In the ring in Roanoke on her way to another Best of Breed!
 
Hanging out with mom and dad watching dock diving in Raleigh NC