Jasmine Aritar Bastet "Jazz"
9/02/10 - 5/09/13
Jasmine came to us from the well respected Aritar Bastet kennel in the Czech Republic. A gorgeous sable female with a bold, confident, and totally unflappable character she was a dog of balanced drive, bombproof nerve, excellent overall working temperament and very instinctive behavior combined with a feisty attitude, happy personality and great handler focus and biddability.
Jazz' pedigree combined some of the best that the Czech and West German working bloodlines have to offer. Her sire is the world renowned Sid vom Haus Pixner, a dog who is V rated both in work and in structure and who has proven himself a oustanding sire. Sid was been bred extensively in Europe, and has also been used by some of the top breeders in North America, and has consistently produced exceptional working ability, health and structure in his offspring. He has been one of the most well represented sires on the national and international competition stage for the past few years, with many sons and daughters from a variety of different breedings excelling at the highest levels of competition. Jazz' dam, Zendy Aritar Bastet, also brought to this breeding outstanding working temperament and structure, and a pedigree to match. A granddaughter of outstanding stud and Sirk Belchen son, Jaguar Aritar Bastet, and linebred 2-4 on the legendary Tom zPS, she is the product of generations of carefully planned breedings combining the best of the Czech bloodlines by breeders with decades of hands on experience with these lines giving them an unmatched depth of knowledge and understanding of these dogs, what they produce and how to best utilize them.
With great sadness, we had to give up on our dreams of including Jazz in our bloodlines, as at just under 2 years old she was diagnosed with idopathic epilepsy. While it is unknown if this is genetic or not, and she came from very healthy bloodlines where she had been the only occurrence of this condition, we certainly couldn't in good conscience breed her. But while her competition and breeding career had to end before they could even get started, she was very much a beloved member of our family. We had hoped to have many years with her companionship and comical antics, but a heart condition that developed as a result of the seizures took her from us a few months shy of her 3rd birthday. Rest in peace, darling Jazz.