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KOHINOOR LEXUS HARLEY
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Kohinoor Lexus Harley WP93656903

D.O.B.  08-16-1999 Died 04-11-2006

Sire - Kohinoor's Hallucination WP85103701

Dam - Kohinoor's Dominique WP71384402

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Harley and Geisha get aquainted.  Harley loves to play and he loved Geisha from the begining but Geisha doesn't like to be pestered and it took a while for her to get used to him and explain to him just who is boss.

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These two pictures were taken outside the Alpine Dog Academy, where we train for the show ring.

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Harley has received his first point towards his AKC championship!  Harley has learned very quickly the things needed in the show ring and it has paid off faster than I expected.  At the Sunday show at Traverse City, Michigan, on June 16, 2002, Harley was Best of Opposite Sex for one point.  This was the first time I had handled him in the ring as Melanie had done so in previous shows.  I suggested to her that I thought he responded better to me in the ring and so I did take him in.  As it turned out, it worked well as Melanie handled Iris for Winners Bitch and so it was Iris and Harley in the ring for Best Of Breed.  It was a wonderful time, as it is seldom that two dogs from the same breeder do so well in the same show.  That they were both blue danes is even more a special event.  Blue danes are quite rare in the show ring and it is not often that they win.

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This picture was taken at the Saginaw Kennel Club show, the first weekend in April.  It doesn't look much like April, even for Michigan.  Compare this picture to the one taken last fall and you can see that we have been able to add some weight to Harley.  He now weighs 170 pounds (77kg)

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Here is Harley admiring his new winter coat. He got it for Christmas and it is not really a dog coat. It is impossible to find one big enough for him so this is a foal coat. Yes, it is made for a young horse and it works great for Harley. He only wears it when we go for a walk when it is very cold. Since this winter has been much colder than it has been in many years, he has had a lot of opportunities to wear it.

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This might seem a strange picture, but Harley likes to keep his nose and feet warm so he has learned to grap a blanket with his mouth and pull it over his feet, and will snuggle his nose under the blanket as well. This is a nightly ritual and he goes to great trouble to make sure his bed is to his liking.

They say that when one door closes, another opens.  So it was with Harley.  About two weeks after my black male Raven died, Melanie called and asked if I would be interested in another male.  It seemed that the owners of one of her danes could no longer devote the time necessary to provide a quality enviroment for him and regretfully were returning him to his breeder as the purchase contract required them to do in such a case.  Melanie, along with Marianne, (my wife) and myself, met with the owners and we went home with a 2 1/2 year old blue male dane badly in need of training, but he was nevertheless a very impressive dog and seemed very friendly and eager to please.  After two months of intensive training he has made great improvements and is acquiring the dignity and poise required of a great dane.
 
 
 
 
 

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Harley received his second point at the Saginaw Kennel Club show on September, 8, 2002. The judge, Dr. J. Donald Jones, was very patient and helpful in getting Harley positioned just right for this great picture.

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Harley looked so nice in his win picture I had to make a closeup.

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Harley has another point from the Grand Traverse Kennel Club shows in Traverse City, Michigan.  Harley has three points as of June, 2003.

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Harley loves his Kyra bed. It is very large and soft, and is very durable too. If Iris is on it when Harley wants to lie down he will "holler" at her until she leaves. I don't know what he says but he will make all sorts of sounds, including barking. She will try to ignore him but it will finally get too much for her and she will get off and let him have it.


Pedigree for Kohinoor Lexus Harley