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the 3-legged Schutzhund dog

Jacko von Tem BH BST TT CGC

These photos were taken a couple of days before Jake's 6th birthday on April 14, 1998. In the days immediately following his accident on December 30, 1997, there were a few bad moments when we were not sure he was going to make it to his 6th birthday, so it was a very special day to us.

If you would like to read about the details of his accident, amputation surgery and recovery, click on any of Jake's photos above. And if you have any further questions about his surgery and recovery, or about life with a three-legged dog in general, please feel free to write and ask.

Please also take a moment to visit another three-legged dog's website... meet Sig and his owner Steve. Sig may be even cooler than Jake as he can still "high-five" even with the missing front leg!

Although Jake is no longer allowed to trial for Schutzhund titles due to the missing leg, he still goes to obedience training sessions now and then. He has earned two titles since his accident: his ATTS TT (Temperament Test) in June 1998 and his CGC (Canine Good Citizen) in February 1999. He's always on the lookout for other activities that don't discriminate against disabled dogs. His fur has completely grown back since these photos were taken. See some more recent pictures here.

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