BH NCH (NHL)
ECHUCA DYNAMITE DELINQUENT TENGEL
Born July 5 2007 - Died June 11 2018
lived 10 years and 11 months and 6 days
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This lovely and sweet boy, TengelMan, is out of my D-litter.
He was born July 5 2007, in a litter of four, two girls and two boys,
and extreme strong-willed.
He was a real handful his first years, and as he has always thought
he know best it was extremely difficult to train the first years.
Lots of patience and trying to not be irritated – but I can
promise that was not easy.
Tasks were he could be more independent at he showed how
excellent he was, like herding, field search, search and tracking.
Obedience, not as much – he didn’t think that was fun at all in the
beginning (except fetching his dumbbell and jump).
I do love this kind of dogs, they are a bit difficult
when they are pups and youngsters but my
goodness what individuals they are becoming
when they grow up and things fall in their
place. It’s a real challenge and TengelMan
was born with the fire inside, just as his
He has never been a very social man, he
think he can manage without people. He do
loves female dogs, but have no problem
with male dogs. There are not an aggressive
bone in his body.
He is extremely independent, curious and it has always been full speed ahead. As you can understand I started of course to train him as a young pup, but he wasn’t ready to compete in obedience until he was about three years young.
And even then he was not very concentrated. He hardly get through a competition without a 0 in one or more exercises, even if he still got 1 prizes.
He is trained in SAR, tracking, obedience and herding, and he was starting to be a great dog that could concentrate and he is a Collie that want to do his best and love to work.
It did take a few years to get him ready for real competing, I took his mental-tests etc for him being able to start competing in tracking as he showed to be an fantastic tracker.
Just for fun, as it don’t mean a lot to me, I wanted to show him in conformation. Just as in 2013, he attended a three-day conformation show 2014 in Skien, not very far from me.
The first day he got CC, Best Male and BOB – a fantastic result. He was placed alone in the tent for a little while, and when we came back a person XY was fooling around outside our tent. Didn’t think more about it – even if it was a bit strange. The next day we met XY again and we had never seen XY so happy when XY said hello with a huge grin on h** face. My mother reacted and thought this was strange too, but again didn’t think more about it. What happened in the tent and what TengelMan was give – we don’t know.
TengelMan got sick the same day but became a tiny bit better. And from there it was good days and not so good days until he got gradually worse. It was nothing contagious as my other two Collies at the time never got sick.
It was taken blood-tests and feces test and we found growth of things that shouldn’t be there. He was treated at Nordberg Animal-clinic and veterinarian Geir Erik Berge. Veterinary Berge – even if he now knew what TengelMan was “infested” with – did not wanted to give antibiotic etc, he thought we should give oat-bran (yes when I write this it seems really sickening), there was also other “alternative stuff” TengelMan should try. Of course nothing worked properly.
I asked veterinarian G.E. Berge to refer TengelMan to
Norwegian Veterinary school of Science several times, but it
took weeks before he did that. Nordberg Animal-clinic told
me they had referred him – I called Norwegian Veterinary
school of Science that haven’t heard anything. I had to nag a
lot for this clinic to refer him to a specialist.
At last TengelMan was able to get correct treatment at
Norwegian Veterinary school of Science, and a fantastic
veterinarian professor Ellen Skancke. Some of TengelMan’s
intestines is destroyed – I don’t say that he would have been
totally fine/or better than he is now but with a swifter
referral to Norwegian Veterinary school of Science, maybe
his intestine would not has been so damaged.
He has been through so much and still have no problem visiting
his new veterinarian/ Norwegian Veterinary school of Science.
As veterinarian professor Ellen Skancke said about him : “He
is a very sympathetic patient”.
He is on lifelong expensive medication because of what happened to him in Skien – but they didn’t kill him.
Some years ago I worked at Norwegian Veterinary Institute
and I know how easy it is to get hold of bacteria’s etc
if working in a place like this (no, these people that poisoned
TengelMan does not work at this particular Institute).
Some of his results:
NCH (NHL) Champion
He has BOS, BOB and BIG in NHL
A great search-, herding-, tracking and obedience dog
Vestfold County working Champion
Good results in obedience and conformation
Approved working dog test
Winner of "The Red Prize in Obedience"
Winner of “The Red Prize in Conformation”
"Collie of the Year in Obedience"
Qualified for Obedience Class 3
He has several CQ, a res.CC and a CC + BOB
He is of course not afraid of noises and are gun secure. He is a great young man in every way, and my last link to Little Heike-mother.
It’s sad and it make me very angry but I will never be able to
compete with him again because of what happened to him in Skien –
so so sad with a Collie that really shows that he has what it
takes to work.
And my goodness he is great both outside and inside
Because of what happened in Skien, I am depending on others
if I would have compete again with my other Collie – I don’t dare
to let my Collies be unattended for a second if XX and/or XY
should show up.
It’s so easy to destroy everything for others and unfortunately
it’s seldom there are any reactions. That’s the Collie-community
Showing Collie in conformation here in Norway – just be careful –
there are some nasty Collie-owners/Collie-breeders “out there”.