Nuttree's Coopers Hawk x Ch. Nuttree's Shamrock
September 19, 2000 - September 20, 2009
finished October 29, 2004
OFA hips "good", OFA cardiac "normal", CERF "normal", thyroid "normal", Chic #29546
Three generation picture pedigree
Sydney and her friend, Winky
Sydney and friends, Debbie and Action
Hanging out with Aunts Kizzy and Capri
Frisbee anyone!
Sydney and her brother, Darwin, at their first 
fun match
Checking out some "strange" critters
Always respectful of her elders
Syd and Aunt Kizzy enjoying a spring day
Syd and baby cousin, Shasta, at the beach
Syd teaching her baby half-sister, Bonnie,
how to do "stairs"
The attack of the munchkins
Syd's first points!
More points!!!
An all girl slumber party!
More points!!!
More points and a Best of Breed over specials!!!  Looking for
majors now!
Syd is taking time from her show schedule to have a litter sired by BISS Ch. Harley D. Hardt's Traveling Man...and here they are!  We're proud to introduce Nuttree's Men r from Mars and Nuttree's Women r from Venus!!!
Syd and Shasta....working out
.....and more working out!
Syd's first major, proudly handled by her dad, Mel!!!
Syd hanging out with her toy
Syd teaches her son, Mars, the yard ropes
Syd letting Mars take advantage of her good nature
Syd and Tigger.....morning spots!!
Syd (on chair) and Mars.
Peanut Gallery
A mother's duty...being a play toy for her son....NOT!!!!
Left to Right...Mars, his mom, Ch. Syd, his greatgrandmom, 
Ch. Snowball, his grandmom, Ch. Shami and half-sister, Belle
Syd is our 10th Champion, our 8th homebred Champion and
our 7th exclusively breeder/owner handled Champion!!!!!
Can you say "happy dog"??
Syd in the breed ring at the GDC of Maryland
Syd, Tigger and Snowball...catching some sun
Yeah the breeding took...Syd is pregnant!!
Only a few more days to go before puppies!!!
Syd thinking this would be a good spot to have the puppies....not!!!!
Belle lending some support
They're here!!!! four fawn males, one brindle male and one fawn female sired by Ch. Anandane's Top of the Charts
Everyone's gotta eat!
Syd helping the pups with their mush....yum!!!
What's up with this...a girl can't even soak
up a little spring sun without getting attacked!!
It's time for these guys to be on their own!!
This is just plain ridiculous!!
Mother Goose and her little goslings:-))
Syd teaching Mallory how to "play nice" didn't work!!
How can a puppy get in this predicament..<sigh>
Syd (right) with son, Mars, and daughter, Mallory
Syd (center) with her grandmom, Ch. Snowball and
her daughter, Mallory
OH NO!! It's another one!  As you can see Syd doesn't
think much of her granddaughter, Pumpkin, "making
the moves on her"
Syd and Shasta allowing Pumpkin to share...maybe!
Tigger, Pumpkin and Syd...just another day!
The life of a dog...a very lazy life!
Syd and Shasta checking out the winter "snowfall"
Mallory and her mom, Syd, playing by the pool
Syd and the kids "camping out" at the Virginia Beach shows
Sydney and Shasta
Sydney entered the show ring again and was awarded Best Veteran in Sweepstakes!
Syd shivering amidst 10" of snow...back to the woodstove!!
Sydney survived five bloat episodes between December 2008 and May 2009. She also survived pyometra spay surgery in February 2009. Sadly, it was not meant to be that she would survive her sixth episode of bloat. We are very thankful that Syd had four very good months before her passing. When Sydney's grandmother Snowball passed at the age of 11, Sydney quietly took the house leadership position. Her calm, confident but very fun loving disposition made her a joy to live with and epitomized the temperment of the Great Dane. 
Until we meet again sweet girl........
Our deepest thanks to Ashley for sending this photo of Syd that she found.
Sydney and Ashley getting ready to show in Juniors in 2002.
 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