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Ch. Shelayne Showstopper

Picture courtesy of GS World

It is with deepest sadness that Maria (Curson) Fitton and Lesley & Derek Hindley told us of the death of Ch. Shelayne Showstopper at the age of ten. Ellie was their first Champion – indeed their first ‘big winner’. She won fourth place at Welsh KC in 2001. Lesley told OUR DOGS: “So many G.S. people turned up to cheer her on – and did it with such gusto that Group judge Marian Spavin mentioned in her Group report that the "German Spitz Mittel brought her own fan club!”
“That was a wonderful memory for her but it is as a happy lively pet she will be most missed. What a show off – always ‘laughing’ – eyes sparkling, tongue out, and as soon as she got your attention she ‘crowed’ with delight (very apt for a daughter of Ch. Wyndlee The Crow Man!). Her name was so apt – showing herself off was what she did best. She passed on her winning ways to her daughter Ch. S. Little Showgirl and granddaughter S. Christmas Cracker ( 2 Res. CCs incl. Crufts this year).”

“Thankfully she was not ill for long – off colour for about a week then suddenly she stopped eating, drinking and became a poorly dog. A blood test confirmed that her kidneys were starting to fail and the toughest decision of our lives had to be made for her sake. She is greatly missed and will never be forgotten.”