"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face." 
Ben Williams

"I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive."
Gilda Radner

"From the dog's point of view, his master is an elongated and abnormally cunning dog."
Mabel Louise Robinson

Ace

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Ace

15 October 1998 – 6 May 2010
 
We met Ace when he was just a baby and he lived with his breeders (Adrian Battey and Josey Rowley). No matter how hard we tried they would not sell him to us. Then in January of 2005 his breeders left SA and we were given the privilege to love and care for him.
 
He was a pleasure, even with his annoying little bark. He was much loved by everybody, and enjoyed his golden years in the company of his children, grand children, great grand children and great great grand children.
 
He was actively campaigned by Adrian Battey until he retired from the showring. He achieved more than any other Newfoundland in this country. He followed in the footsteps of his sire, the magnificent brown, KUSA National Dog 1999 UK Ch SA Ch Merrybear Einar.
 
Ace was the No 1 Newfoundland and the Top Working dog (All Breeds) in the Animaltalk and KUSA ratings for 2000 and 2001. He was the first FCI International Champion in the Working Group in SA. At all breeds shows he boasts 95 Bests of Breed, 24 Group 1st, Numerous Group Placements, 9 Bests in Show, 5 Reserve Bests in Show, 3 Bests Junior in Show.
 
Ace left a lasting impression on everybody who met him, even more so if they had the opportunity to get to know him. He was such a loving boy, a puppy at heart and a gentleman at all times.
 
We thank Adrian for the opportunity to love him and be loved by him, he will never be forgotten !