Elco fan Marheim

Elco wass our first Stabij. He wass born on 22 april 1988 in Marrum. He came from a litter of 7 pups. It was my intention to follow with Elco several Obedience 

classes. But Elco thougt otherwise. He wass a dog with a very strong character. Not difficult but not a working dog at all. He knew what he wanted and didn’t worry about anything. Other male dogs respeced him and except for one, no one dared to confront him.

I did manage to get a few club diploma’s with Elco, but to get a diploma of a Dutch National Obedience test I could forget.

At the age of 6 months, we noticed his hips were not good. After taking X rays, the vet advised us to take only short walks. This advice we’ve ignored a bit and we always let Elco do what he wanted to do. Elco died at the age of 13.