My very first time in the show ring was at 3 months and 8 days and I won the Best Baby Puppy in Group with Mumma who had never been in the ring before either. We work well together and she is very proud of me whether I win or not because I always do my best.
Sadly I developed a severe neurological disorder at 4 months of age. After extensive testing in Australia there was still no factual evidence of what my condition was. I was accepted into the Narcolepsy Research Centre at Stanford University in the States and my diagnosis is Type 1 Narcolepsy (with Cataplexy). The cause is unknown at this stage but Stanford will be conducting a dog study in the future when they receive the funding. Hopefully this will testing will answer many questions!
My narcolepsy is triggered by major emotions like excitement, fear etc and even though I loved the show ring unfortunately Mumma retired me after I achieved my Australian Champion title (in 3.5 show weekends) and showed at the Ekka where I got 2nd in my class. She thought it was in my best interest because the excitement of the shows and all the other dogs can induce an episode but all it did was take my fun away.
Unfortunately I cannot have a family of my own now so I was spayed soon after, my condition is so rare (over 1 in a million or even 10 million no one knows) that little in known so we arent going to take any chances with breeding! Also Mumma said I have been through enough with testing so I deserve an easy life.
I didn't show for nearly a year, for my 2nd birthday Mumma gave me a surprise present and we showed for the first time in Neuter class. Boy had I missed those treats!! So we are back in the ring but I am only allowed 1 or 2 shows a weekend. After 3 weeks I won every Best Neuter in Group, 2 x Reserve Best Neuter in Show and my very first Best Nueter In Show!! That also got me enough points to be an Australian Champion again!! The best part is we are having FUN again...
My medication helps and now we have discovered a couple of training techniques that are making me stronger.
Aside from sleeping standing up, I really do have the best life any pug could ask for!! Everyone knows I am a Mumma's girl! My favourite pastimes are eating, going out in the car, socializing with everyone I can and pug "help" around the house...I get involved in everything! But my favourites are staring at strangers and looking at myself in the mirror! I just sit there for ages and think how I was definitely born to be a showgirl!!
My upcoming job at the shows will be Team Manager, I wanted to be called something like Business Partner or CEO or even Queen of Damasca but Mumma said that I was being a little extravagant! That is of course when we get more little pug people to our Damasca family and I will still be allowed to show once a weekend if I want!
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|Pedigree for Aust Ch Neuter Ch Lerilla Class In Clover|
|Sire : Lerilla Mighty Sambo||S: Lerilla Zeb Moes Pride||S: Gupalsziv Malak Angel King|
|D: Lerilla Venus Dagodess|
|D: Lerilla See Our Black Magic||S: Lerilla Get Smart|
|D: Ch Lerilla Queenie|
|Dam : Lerilla Wandering Tupperance||S: Ch Anyang Gimme That Girl||S: Irl Ch Kingpoint Where Them Girls At Irl Jun Ch (Fin) FI12700/12-SEM|
|D: Ch Anyang Georgia On My Mind|
|D: Lerilla Beauty Maizie||S: Gupalsziv Malak Angel King|
|D: Lerilla Xantanna|