Sad news

After a very short illness Baruch left this life on the 18th March aged 4 5 years leaving us devastated.

The following poem is for him. It was written by Stuart Rose


(Our blue Great Dane aka PUPPY)

He gave us four years of joy and delight
Seventy six kilos of muscle and might
With Bellamy his dad true partners for life
But his early years suffered trouble and strife

He gave so much joy to thousand out there
They wanted a photo a memory to share
Or give him a fuss or hold him on lead
Their attention he loved to honour his breed

He gave us a new life and was much in demand
To pose for a photo with minimum command
Whether TV commercial or magazine to write
Whatever he did – a magnificent sight 

He gave for charities collecting thousands of pounds
To help others with their ups and their downs
Baruch with his dad a sight to be seen
Tempted most to donate made eager and keen

He gave pints of his blood, the donor supreme
To help other dogs in crisis, his vet would deem
With never a fuss the precious blood given
Saving many a life to duty was striven

He gave his body for research for others
For a better future for canine fathers or mothers
Even after death the giving never ceased
The legacy for Baruch- a magnificent beast


He gave us his love, unconditional and free
And made us feel good which all will agree
Goodbye Baruch we miss you so much
No more hugs and kisses or even a touch

He gave us much joy mere words can’t convey
Our hearts are truly broken but memories will stay
Run free and play oh gentle friend
May you be given deserved joy without end

Bellamy and Baruch (Poem)


Bellamy and Baruch, father and son
Two Danes together as one
So much alike yet it may sound trite
As different as day is to night

Now Bellamy so gentle, so calm, so serene
To please us is his mission so keen
Our patient Great Dane would never fail
To react with a wag of his whip-like tail

Baruch is more boisterous and strong of will
Being the centre of attention is his skill
First in the queue by a push and a shove
But gentle enough to show us his love.

Running together in field or park
Poetry in motion but seldom a bark
A fine team of dogs to explore what’s new
The smells, the upright posts, they know what to do.

Admired by all “that’s quite a sight”
“Is it a horse and do they bite?”
“Stunning and superb” are comments oft said
“What a sight and what a head”

“Can I take a picture of your dogs so fine?”
I feel so proud that they are mine
It is a wonderful to see as they run full stretch
Whether chasing each other or a ball to fetch

The love between them knows no bounds
Yet jealousy arises with growling sounds
At feeding time one gets too near a meal
A warning is sounded but no big deal

We love them so much, a privilege to behold
Fascinating to watch, more precious than gold
May they have a long life with troubles so few
To be able to love them our Great Danes Blue

Father and son, boy and dad
To have Bellamy and Baruch we are so glad
A blessing from heaven not one but two
Thank you both, being friends so true




Baruch Crufts 2013

Bellamy has his stud book number and is qualified for Crufts for life. He isn’t being shown at the moment as he doesn’t enjoy it.

The picture is of Baruch handled by his breeder David Simpson (Renescent). Baruch did get placed in a class in 2013.  Picture courtesy of Michelle Brady