MBIS / Int'l / GCH / Can Ch
Blacklace Magic Mocha Sapphire CGC JH HOF
Born March 31, 2003 - Chilliwack, BC
Died Sept. 26, 2012 - Monroe, WA
March 31, 2003 - September 26, 2012
The morning of September 26, 2012 we lost a part of our heart, a joy in our lives very very sad ..... last night we had to take Koby to the vet, around 7pm he wasn't his normal self, jumping from couch to couch wanting us to play ball, he just layed there, fat, hard belly and drolling and eyes gazed and hard time getting up...both Ken and I decided to take him in around 8:00pm at the emergency clinic. They right away started checking him asap than did xray, dr said he had a Mass on the spleen and it had ruptured ... OMG he was bleeding internaly, what now oh no ... we said, they sent the test of his chest to see if that was bleeding as well and we wait for the results from the path. nope no bleeding in the chest, next dr. said we will go in remove the spleen and mass and hope nothing else is in there....at 11:30pm dr said go home rest and he will call us and let us know since it takes a couple hours to prep than surgery ... we wait ... dr called at 1:30am, Koby had not one but three other Masses one on the liver and stomach and the one on spleen all three had ruptured. There was nothing to do to save our boy ..... why oh why our Koby!! just like that 5 hours he is gone ..... OMG how and why .... what am amazing boy our once in a lifetime dog, companion, friend, everything ... Koby we love you pup!
Happy, playful, and fun-loving, these are the characteristics of a Flat-Coated Retriever. Add an American and Canadian champion to those characteristics and you’ll have Koby, our 5-year-old Flat-Coated Retriever, who brings excitement and happiness to us while in or out of the show ring. Koby became a American champion at the ripe age of 14 months and followed that up two months later by getting his Canadian champion title. Since then Koby has continued to win ribbons of all sizes. He has been ranked on the American Kennel Club/Eukanuba Top 25 list for Six years in a row and is currently on the list 2012.
He has won over 300 Best in Breed honors and multi GROUP wins. In March ’07 and April '08, he was featured on Animal Planet while at the Rose City Classic in Portland, Ore. He has recently won the Breed at the Eukanuba National's in Long Beach, Ca December 1 '07 and that was televised in February '08 with his handler Tony Carter.
In Canada Koby has ranked No. 4 Flat-Coated Retriever for two years in a row and he has had multi GROUP wins and has recently been on The Largest Dog Show in Canada at the Trade-Ex, it was televised in Canada on TBS in February 2008. He has just recieved his certific of being the No. 2 Flat-Coat for 2007.
Koby reached the pinnacle of all dog shows. An invitation to the 2008/2009/2011/2012 Westminster Dog Show in New York, NY. The show was held at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. On Feb 14, 2012, Koby finially achieved what he was going for .... Best Of Breed
Koby is the third Flat-Coat owned by Ken and Cathy Johnson to come out of the Blacklace family, bred by Kathy Kondrat from Chilliwack, British Columbia. The two Flat-Coats to precede Koby -- Rudy, who passed away in 2005, and Micky who has passed on Jan. 10, 2010 -- both became American and Canadian champions, as well. Like most Flat-Coats, Koby loves to swim, retrieve, play fetch or just relax by putting his head on your lap while you watch TV, and his favorite thing of all is to bug you to play with the tennis ball 24/7.... Despite the accolades Koby keeps a level head, and loves the show ring.
Koby has fit right into the Johnson’s household with their three boys and grandkids.
We would like to Thank our Handler Tony Carter who took on the job of showing Koby in July '07 and has done an amazing job. The two have just been awesome together and Koby absolutely loves him.
Best In Show #1
May 4 2008
At the young age of 5
Best In Show #2
June 15, 2011
At the young age of 8
Best In Show #3
July 3, 2011
Mt Vernon, WA
At the age of 8 1/2