To further cement his place in the breed history Ko reproduced his qualities in his progeny. Ko's progeny include multi BIS and BISS winners both in Australia and overseas. Progeny that has itself gone on to produce BIS and BISS winners themselves. With four Grand Champions to his name - three of whom are BIS winners! and a fourth in the making; Ko's legacy is of extraordinary depth and width in the worldwide RR show scene.
At Specialty level Ko's record is extraordinary with multiple Best in Show awards, holding the record for Best Headed Dog awards and topping that with multiple Best Gaited and multiple Sires Progeny awards. Ko won under international and Australian breed specialists in 5 states of Australia.
In All-Breeds Ko was awarded RUBIS (1000+ entries), multi class in show, multi Best in Group etc. Royal Best of Breed wins in Queensland and Victoria are amongst his many achievements.
To demonstrate his versatility Ko had also been awarded his Companion Dog obedience title & Field Champion (QLCA).
Ko is Qld's only ROM (RRCI) awarded male with over 25 titled progeny and more on the way. Two daughters and a son have already achieved ROM status.
Best of all Mister Ko was a wonderful companion and the best friend anyone could ask for. He loved the applause of the showring but even more so cuddling up in bed for a quiet snooze. I have been truly blessed to have the honour to share my life with this remarkable dog.
Ko left us peacefully and with great dignity in Nov 2005 - two months shy of his 14th birthday. Forever in my heart his legacy lives on in his progeny.
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|Pedigree for Gr Ch, MBISS, MRUBISS, MRUBIS Bearstar Ko CD FC ROM|
|Sire : Eilack Apollo (Imp UK)||S: Eng Ch Ulundi Ushumba Of Eilack (Imp Sth Afr)||S: Sth Afr Ch Shangara's Checheni|
|D: Hawarden Clarissa of Ulundi|
|D: Miandi Of Eilack||S: Eng Ch Bizweni Nkosi Mkulu|
|D: Tawny Lady of Rejan|
|Dam : Ch Ujamaa Ceres||S: Ch Marsabit Mbungu||S: Ch Trezridge Uekoto CD|
|D: Ch Sebakwe Shirazze|
|D: Ch Ujamaa Pooh||S: Pronkhuis Nyanga (Imp UK)|
|D: Ch Lionspride Caprice|