Yesterday we received some very sad information. Roica, Ecarpadi Égi Eroica, was put down at an age of just over four years old. Roica's owner writes as follows on Facebook:
Roica was born as the last puppy in her litter here at Kennel Ecarpadi. She was a weak puppy to start with who had to struggle hard to survive the first couple of days after the whelping.
When Roica was ready to move away from home she left the country (Sweden) and headed to Kennel Fjellflokken in Norway. There she lived, as can be seen, an active life with a lot of freedom in the Norwegian mountains.
Roica did very well in the dog show rings where she received both Swedish and Norwegian championships along with other titles.
Roica's hip score showed moderate hip dysplasia and an abnormal, scew pelvis. It was these factors that later led to her being put down.
We thank Bjørn Olav Andersen for the pictures.