1990 Register of Merit Dam
1998 Red Book Report
"This past year was sad for Mordor Kennels. We started the
year with four dogs, ended with two.
When I was writing the article for the 1997 Red Book, Cologne was by my
side and in good health. Three weeks later, three weeks before her
sixteenth birthday, she died a peaceful death of old age, over 100 in
My thanks to Gail Sprock for urging me to take Cologne's
Picture and work on her article for the Review.
The advance copy of the August Review with
Cologne's article in it arrived on what would have been her 16th birthday.
This is Cologne's seventh appearance in the Red Book.
The other death this past year was Ch. El Paso from her first litter.
El Paso (and Electra) had just celebrated their 12th birthday and membership
in the THIRTEEN CLUB last year. El Paso died in February, just before
his 13th birthday.
Litter mate Electra is still alive and well and went for a swim with me
today. Not to be outdone, younger brother Ch. Hercules decided to
go for a swim too... they sure love the new pool.
The longevity and good health of Cologne's litters will
be her hallmark."
~Breeder/Owner Lew E Wurdeman
Denotes a member of the 13-Club