"Kip," born December 31, 1994, was an accident-prone puppy, to say the least. At nine weeks of age, he broke one of his rear legs when he toppled over while standing up against an ex-pen. Apparently, his toes were caught under the bottom of the pen as he fell backwards. Fortunately, it was a clean break and healed nicely. We started to think about showing him as an older puppy, but before we could make any entries, he managed to catch a tree branch while playing and tear a large, deep gash on his left side. The vet shaved his hair and stitched him back up -- no lasting damage, but no puppy show career either.
Like his dam, Janey (Foxglove Ashuburton Ingenue, maj. pts.), Kip has been a slow maturer. While waiting to grow up a bit more before making his conformation ring debut, Kip was living with co-owner Nancy Tappe (Thistle Hill Shelties) in Monticello, Arkansas, where he was training for competitive obedience. Unfortunately, at the end of March 1998, Kip was released from Nancy's yard by a pet sitter and frightened away. He is still missing. We believe he was probably picked up by someone, and we fear he has been sold to a puppy mill. Kip is microchipped and tatooed with his AKC number, and we still hope he will come home again. A reward is offered for information leading to his recovery. If you have information about his whereabouts, please contact Foxglove or send e-mail to Nancy by clicking here.