Divey - Ch Cedelia B Little Nixie Divey RN AOM
5/11/2003-11/15/2015

Divey at
           Ladie's Kennel Club where he took a Group 2 placement.
Divey at rest on the
             trail.

Divey is a handsome, amiable Portuguese Water Dog with a (for a PWD) laid-back temperament. He's easy to be around and very people-oriented; he likes to curl up touching his owner. On walks in the woods, he's out in front, taking charge. He's mostly good about doing what you tell him to. On the other hand, he does have his moments: when we were doing Rally Novice we were doing one exercise where the dog has to come to a sit facing you, then return to heel position when told to do so. Divey knew how to do this perfectly well, and in Rally you are allowed to use as many words and gestures as you want; he thumbed his nose at his owner, just sat in front of his owner saying "You don't have a treat in your hand, why should I follow it?" He's very food-motivated. He is very gentle with puppies and small dogs, often crouching down to their level to play with them. He attained his championship in 14 shows, finishing with 5 majors, then immediately left for two weeks of hiking on the Appalachian Trail with his owners and his dam, Nixie. Here he is on the trail, taking his ease.

Divey lying in
                                                  shelter.

It was hard to get pictures of him or Nixie in any position but prone, because whenever we stopped they both, like the smart dogs they are, lay down and rested. Neither he nor his mother ever needed a leash on the trail, except when we were crossing roads (for their protection), when we met someone who was nervous about dogs (relatively few), and the few nights that we slept in shelters with other people, (Nixie and Divey have a tendency to bed-hop).

Six weeks after getting off the trail it was off to the National Specialty for Divey, where he received a Judge's Award of Merit.

Divey used to go to the office with his owner, a College Professor, and behaved admirably there. (His owner changed colleges and Divey is not welcome at the new college.) He is convinced that everyone in the world loves him, or would if they just got to know him.

Divey is easy to train and responds well to positive reinforcement. He completed the Canine Good Citizen program in June 2006, and after starting Rally Obedience training in September he qualified three times in his first three trials at the Thanksgiving weekend cluster of shows in Springfield, MA, earning the Rally Novice title.

Divey is available at stud to approved bitches.

Divey looking out
             from behind a tree.

Any questions? E-mail us at cedeliapwds@jacelridge.com, give us a call at 413-773-3404, or send us mail at:
73 Madison Circle
Greenfield, MA 01301

Health Information

Optigen PRACarrier
Optigen Improper CoatNormal
GM-1 Storage DiseaseNormal
Juvenile Dilated Cardiomyopathy (JDCM)1-1 probable normal
OFA HipsGood
OFA ElbowsNormal
Last CERF12/14/2012-normal

In short, Divey has no hip or elbow dysplasia, and is free of all genetic diseases except that he carries the PRA gene. Provided that he is only mated to females that do not carry the PRA gene, no puppy of his will be affected with PRA.

Pedigree

CH DOCE MAXIMILLIAN
CH CUTWATER'S I'M BJ OF ROBEL
CH CUTWATER'S BEROE
CH ROBEL CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
CH CUTWATER'S DIAMANTE
CH TRUEWINDS ARROW OF CUTWATER
CUTWATER'S EMINENT SPLASH
CH WINDSONG BARS AND STARS
ARTUR DO CERRADO DO RIO
CH ELVIS DE GIFFORD
DATA DE GIFFORD
CH TRADEWIND PENNKREST WINDSONG
CH PENNRICO'S PARTIAL ECLIPSE
LE-HI'S KELISSA
CH LE-HI'S NAUGHTY NITTANY
CH CEDELIA B LITTLE NIXIE DIVEY
CH BRINMAR'S BEAR OF CAMERELL
CH LE-HI'S MADEIRA LANCER
CH BRINMAR'S NEHI TO LE-HI CD
CH KNOLLKREST ROCKY MTN HIGH
CH NORVIC'S EL CAPITAN CD
CH COSTA AZUL SOPHIE'S CHOICE CD
CH FARMION ILARA DEJAVU
CH SANDRAL HURRICANE NIXIE CD
CH CUTWATER'S I'M BJ OF ROBEL
CH ROBEL CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
CH TRUEWINDS ARROW OF CUTWATER
CH SANDRAL CHANGING WITH THE WIND
CH ANACOVES LA PRIMERA SAMBA CD
CH SURFRIDER A WIND SONG
CH WHITE CAP GABRIEL SISKIND

John Ridgway