B & K Cazdanes Gemini, "Gemini"


Sire: Ch Firesides Sierra Landmark Dam: Ch B & Ks Elizabeth Regina

Gemini was my first show dog. I had lived with Great Danes for a major portion of my life and was doing obedience with a Harlequin Dane when one day I wandered over to the breed ring. I thought it looked like fun and had had blacks in the past, so I started to look for a black show puppy. Instead, I found this wonderful fawn boy and after having blues, blacks and harls, I began my "fawn phase" with Gemini. Gem was a very promising puppy. He took two points and went BOS from the 6-9 class his first time in the ring. It was my first time in the breed ring that day too and that win got me hooked.

Gemini was lost to cancer a few weeks before his 8th birthday. It was an oral/nasal melanoma which grew very rapidly and threatened to cut off his airway. During his life, he had some incidents which were life threatening to varying degrees. I'm going to tell the story of his health history here. The links below are there to share this information in the hopes that it will help us all understand more about the health issues in this breed.

Wobblers Bloat and Thyroid