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Nico van Neerland

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Nico van Neerland

Post by icvanstra » Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:23 pm

All,

Found out today that Nico van Neerland passed away on the January 31st, 2014. He was 16 years old.

Waiting to hear back from Judith if it is okay to repost what she wrote.
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Re: Nico van Neerland

Post by Dutchringgirl » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:18 am

Oh dear !!!!!!!!! Hugs
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Post by alspyce » Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:26 am

So very sorry for you Judith. Nico will be remembered, for sure, as an important sire in our DS pedigrees. My heart is crying for you.
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Post by Raven » Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:11 pm

Judith, I am so very sorry to hear of Nico's passing. My heart goes out to you. You're in my thoughts.
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Post by Owned-By-Hendrix » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:56 pm

Oh no!!!! I am so sorry Judith. My deepest condolences and many warm hugs!
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Post by Stacy_R » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:47 pm

Judith -
We are so sorry for your loss... Sending you condolences from South Carolina.
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Post by deadrabbits » Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:04 pm

I am so sorry to hear that. My condolences
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Re: Nico van Neerland

Post by icvanstra » Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:24 pm

This is taken from Judith's facebook posting with her permission:
Judith Powell
February 4
Nico van Neerland, 27 November 1997, 31 January 2014

We go back a long way my dear friend. You were a handsome pup when you came into my life, small of stature at the time, but full of personality.

I remember how you would run down the center aisle of the kennel building and hurl yourself into my arms, giving me no choice but to catch you. Your friendly and happy personality was only one side of you though, since I soon figured out that you could easily get mad when pushed. You reserved the latter quality for your decoys and over time, you grew into a serious working dog, possessing all the qualities that a police k9 should have. It lead to a trip across the Atlantic, to Holland, where you not only titled in KNPV PH-1, PH-2 and Objectguard, but competed several times in the PH2 as well as Objectguard national championships and became the 2002 KNPV PH2 champion. While you proved to be very capable of full-score trial performances, the biggest compliments you got came from the true police K9 instructors and handlers who recognized you
belonged in the ranks of the most serious police K9s. The Department of Defense in the USA even enlisted you for their elite breeding program after stringent health and temperament testing.

I am thankful for the breeders who recognized your quality and used you for their breeding program. Thankful for the countless offspring in both KNPV bloodlines as well as in the ranks of FCI dogs. I lost track of the countries where your progeny can be found, all over Europe and the USA all the way to Asia. Your name proudly appears on many a pedigree, and is sadly absent in some others when you were used but, due to
paper-politics, a different sire was listed instead. It was not with my consent or knowledge that you were utilized like that, but that does not make the offspring less related to you, my Nico.

What I will miss most is not your accomplishments though, but your true courage and your devoted love and friendship to me. While training turned you into a warrior of the purest kind, deep inside remained the friendly youngster from your early days. That loving attitude came back to me at the end of your life that I was so fortunate to share, all 16 years of it. I will miss you greatly my dear Nico. It is time to let you go now. How blessed I was by your presence in my life. How empty it will be without you until we meet again in that bright everlasting light of eternity.
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Post by Stacy_R » Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:57 pm

what an absolutely beautiful memorial. Our hearts are with you, Judith.
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Re: Nico van Neerland

Post by johninny » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:24 pm

that is the best tribute i can imagine for a very important canine. what a very big void he leaves; i am sorry you must endure that, Judith.
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