"DEDE" IS A LEGION OF MERIT!!

It is with great pride that we announce that our "DeDe" (MBISS CH Swiss Acres Shadtree Grace) has earned the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Award -- "Legion of Merit" or "LOM"!!!
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MBISS CH Swiss Acres Shadtree Grace

According to the GSMDCA, the LOM award is defined as:
"The Legion of Merit (LOM) producer - In order to obtain LOM status, a dog must have sired three or more ROMs and a bitch must have produced two or more ROMs. The LOM would recognize those leaving lasting positive genetic legacies in our breed. Those with the unique ability to produce producers, thus ensuring the best the breed has to offer in terms of conformation, temperament and hopefully longevity. LOM producers would not have to be ROMs themselves (or even AKC Champions). This would allow those prepotent sires and dams that might not have produced the sheer number of offspring necessary to achieve a ROM to still be recognized as great producers of ROM offspring."

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"Dede" pictured with her daughter, "Ivana" and her granddaughter, "Ivanka" in Perry, GA - 2008

 

In her life, Dede had 2 puppies by (BISS CH RED FERN'S BONANZA OF DERBY ROM) "Sully". These two puppies were known as "Donald" and "Ivana", who would go on to be proven outstanding producers of the breed. "Dede's Legacy" would live through both Donald and Ivana! Below are Ivana (CH Suma-Shadetree You're Fired!) and Donald (CH Suma-Shadetree You're Hired!) with their offspring that qualified them for their ROMs.

 

ivana
CH Suma-Shadetree You're Hired! ROM
"Donald"
sheba
CH SHADETREE BATHSHEBA THE DIVA
"Sheba"
by CH SHADETREE'S LET FREEDOM RING
sheba
CH SHADETREE GREEN EGGS AND HAM
"Seuss"
by CH SHADETREE'S DIAMOND RING
sheba
CH SHADETREE'S EZEKIEL STRENGTHENS CGC NWPD
"Izzy"
by CH SHADETREE'S LET FREEDOM RING
sheba
GCH DOUBLE Q'S PARADISE AFIRE!
"Dicey"
by CH SHADETREE'S QUIXOTE'S DULCINEA RN, OJP, OAP, NFP, NDD, JHD
sheba CH SHADETREE'S ELLA MAILLART STAR CGC HIT RA
"Ella"
by CH SHADETREE'S VONNAGE
sheba
CH HALFMOON'S PRAIRIE ROSE
"Rosie"
by CH SUDDANLY HALFMOON I LOVE LUCY CD RN CGC WPD HCT
sheba
CH SHADETREE SR DREAM CATCHER
"Sobe"
by CH SHADETREE'S DIAMOND RING
sheba
CH HALFMOON'S DREAMIN MEEKO
"Meeko"
by CH HALFMOON'S TEXAS ORATOR
sheba CH SHADETREE'S OSWUNTA OHKWALI
"Kodi"
by CH SHADETREE'S DIAMOND RING
sheba CH SHADETREE'S QUENCH MY SOUL
"Soullie"
by CH LONESTAR'S LISA
 
ivana
CH Suma-Shadetree You're Fired! ROM
"Ivana"
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CH SUMA SHADETREE MS CRATCHET BY LONESTAR
"Wink"
Sired by CHICO
ivanka
CH SUMA SHADETREE SERENGHETTI
"Ivanka"
Sired by
CH WILLOW WHSPPALMS SMARTY JONES
sheba
CH SUMA SHADETREE MAUI JIM
"Jimmy"
Sired by
CH WILLOW WHSPPALMS SMARTY JONES
sheba
CH SUMA SHADETREE RUMOR HAS IT!
"Kieri"
Sired by
CH LONESTARS NED PEPPER
Dawnya
CH SUMA SHADETREE FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
"Dawnya"
Sired by
CH SENNENHUND ROSSII ZHRETS GRAN VENCEDOR

 

Thank you to Cathy Cooper at Shadetree GSMD for allowing us to be apart of this journey. Also, thank you to all the wonderful owners that have taken a Donald or Ivana puppy into their homes and have made them Champions of record. It is not without these wonderful friends, families, years of hard-work and patience that helped rank "Dede" as a GSMDCA Legion of Merit. Thank you!