Empty Collars

This page is dedicated to the ones that work so hard and put everything they have into the sport we love so much. The dogs that would do anything to please not just a master, but a lifelong friend and teammate. They are the true example of unconditional love right up until the last moments that they are with us. At Webfoot Outdoors, we could not imagine life without them.

VC Rimrocks Sergeant Major
Sergeant Major

August 19, 2008 – November 7, 2023

NAVHDA NA (112) UT (199) VC (197) Third dog in his litter to achieve the VC title

Sergeant Major’s obituary is forthcoming.

Rimrocks Black Tie Affair

May 21, 2013 – January 7, 2022

November 11, is a date that most remember as Veterans Day. To me it has additional significance, it symbolizes the passing of my father and the birth of Stiletto’s last litter. Stiletto required a c-section but mom and pups were all doing well after surgery. It was a small but incredible litter.

It was amazing to watch her care for those little creatures, not showing any signs of discomfort from labor or the surgery. Her sole focus was to nurture her puppies . Sixteen days later she became lethargic, but never stopped being a perfect mom. After a visit to the veterinarian, she was diagnosed with acute kidney disease. Immediately we aggressively treated her. Twenty four hour care with fluids, various medications and sleepless nights of bottle feeding puppies. WHY, did this happen ??? No answers were to be found. Bloodwork normal prior to surgery, she was healthy, strong, and hard charging. To no avail, 6 weeks later I had to make that difficult decision that no one wants to make.

Looking back over her life she lived to train & hunt, she had no time for small talk. She was driven and accepted any challenge she was presented with. Although training was difficult at times , I could never thank her enough for all she taught me. No matter how tough the conditions she NEVER quit on me. She always gave her all, until the day she entrusted me with her life and layed in my arms. Loss of a companion is never easy but unexpected and in their prime is heart wrenching. Her spirit lives with in her puppies. The official names of the puppies all carry phrases to honor those whom sacrificed their lives for their country;

Rimrocks Metal Of Honor
Rimrocks Ultimate Sacrifice
Rimrocks Red, White, And Blue
Rimrocks Lest We Forget
To all the owners blessed with a puppy, all I can says is …. hold on for the ride of your life. The adventures are only limited by time & excuses.

Stiletto you will be greatly missed!