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Okus Qui Vive 1 CC, 1 ResCC


(1984-1990)


Born on 12 June 1984, Viva was a singleton puppy, weighing in at a substantial 2lbs and for a while it was touch and go if she would breathe, so the name seemed appropriate.There was never any doubt in my mind that she was going to stay.
Her construction was superb but she was extremely slow to mature and only had 2 outings into the ring before she was 2 years old. She was a superb and natural retriever too, far too good for an amateur like me! I always intended to try field competition with her but it never quite happened.
It was only after a litter that I felt she was ready for the ring. Once she did mature she quickly won her way through all the classes and was in Limit within the year. Returning to the ring after her second litter she added a CC and a Res CC to her achievements. Then disaster struck, in the shape of a mysterious intermitant limp which turned out to be caused by a malignant nerve end tumour.This brought her career to a very premature halt and it was not long we lost her at only 5 ½.

Pedigree of Okus Qui Vive 1 CC, 1 ResCC
Hips 3:3

Ch Okus Buccaneer Ch Moorquest Mugwump Deerflite Tradition of Janville Boltby Nimble
Sh Ch Deerflite Rainfall
Caprice of Yeo Ch Stolford Happy Lad
Ch Deerflite Endeavour of Yeo
Saffron Dawn of Okus Sh Ch Concord of Yeo

Ch Stolford Happy Lad

Ch Deerflite Endeavour of Yeo
 Ellendune Nana Ch Camrose Cabus Christopher
Ellendune Elizabeth
Okus Impact Okus Autumn Adventure Ch Brensham Audacity Ch Stolford Happy Lad
Moonswell Dora of Brensham
Ellendune Gay Jessie of Okus Westley Joshua
Ellendune Gay Lady
Okus Bronze Brocade Ch Moorquest Mugwump Deerflite Tradition of Janville
Caprice of Yeo
Saffron Dawn of Okus Sh Ch Concord of Yeo
Ellendune Nana

Viva (on the left) with me and her sister Emma (Songbird) with Wendy Gunner on the right

Viva age 5 with me on the left and lying down with her sister Sh Ch Okus Songbird of Crowood on the right