Ch. Calhoun O'Cockaigne

Calhoun O'Cockaigne

  Born: 02-12-2007

Status Factor VII Deficiency: Carrier

Coursinglicentie: DEE62RC Died: 06-01-20115 as a result of metastasis of bone cancer    

Calhoun ran his first game on 08-03-2009 and his second 22-03-2009. Both in France because it is allowed there to participate with 15 months in national competitions. These were his qualifiers for the European coursing championship that would take place in the Czech Republic this year. He has run 37 games so far and especially the first two years very successful. He has won 2 CACNL, 3 CACIL's, 1 RCACIL, 5 CACP's (FR), 4 CACC's, 4 RCACC's and 5 times Schönheit und Leistung.

The following coursingtitels may be worn; "European coursing champion ' 09", "German coursing champion 2011", "German champion of Beauty and performance", "International coursing Champion 2011", "International Champion of Beauty and performance 2014", "DWZRV Sieger für Schönheit und Leistung 2011 "and" Dutch Champion beauty and performance 2013 ".

Calhoun has participated in 4 European coursing championships and obtained a first, a third, a sixth place and a "rejection for the day".



Calhoun's won show titles; Dutch, International, German (DWZRV), Belgian, French and Danish champion, Dutch junior champion, German (DWZRV) youth champion, Youth winner + winner (Amsterdam) ' 08, KBWC Junior winner ' 08, EuropaJugendsieger ' 09, LandesJugendsieger + Landessieger W.E. ' 09, Brussels Winner ' 09 + ' 10, Landessieger W.E. ' 11, Landessieger M.V. ' 11, Jahressieger ' 10 + ' 11, KBWC Winner ' 12, Europasieger 2012 and world champion 2012.

Calhoun at Crufts ' 09 also earned a first place in the Yearling Class, Crufts ' 10 a third place in open, Crufts ' 12 a second place in open and during the Breedshow 2011 a third place in open (5 males), a second place in Special Racing/Lure Coursing (18) and together with Cheytah a fifth place in Brace (10).

Calhoun has so far visited 67 shows and obtained the following results: 49 x 1u, 11 x 2u, 1 x 4u, 1x 1ZG, 1x 3ZG, 34 X CAC, 13x CACIB, 12 x RCAC, 8 x RCACIB, 4 x JBOB, 14 x BOB, 22 BOS, BIG3 and BIG5.

  Calhoun is an extremely sensitive Deerhound. He has a very soft character but with a huge hunting passion. A larger cuddle bear does not exist and the word "dominance" does not occur in his dictionary.       Calhoun is a brother of; Cabhan, Comhghall, Clarence, Cocidius, Cscarf, Checuevarah, Curney, Coquette Claire, Chime and Cheytah. Cheytah is deceased on 24-6-2012 to a spinal cord infarction. On 4-5-2014, Curney died, most likely to be a brain tumor. Also this year Cabhan and Comhghall died. Comhghall to the consequences of an error in surgery to Perinealis a Hernia and Cabhan to cancerous growths in the abdomen. On March 5, 2015, Clarence, or Oban, died as a result of a tumour in his heart.     Unfortunately, Calhoun has been diagnosed with bone cancer and on 21 December 2012 his left hind leg amputated. He has had seven chemo cures and so far (May 2014) It's fine with him.     Calhoun coursing still runs regularly.   Two years and 16 days after the amputation, I have had to leave Calhoun asleep because of metastases. These had been revealed as a cancerous lymph node at his heart and a place in his lungs. He has at least two more years of his second life but the greater is the lack of it.