Shooter became a pretty popular stud dog. With our ability to evaluate and document his farm dog ability and his loyal family pet status added to the fact that he had pups that were rated OFA Excellent back in the day when fewer families were tested, he sired at least ten litters in a time when that was a large part of the population. We chose to neuter him.
In 2014, he began having strokes. He would still try to help us work and we often found ourselves sneaking around to try to hide our activities from him. Every once in a while he would find us and blunder through the middle of what we were doing. We let him. He had earned it. He lost vision for a few days after his first stroke but bounced back to live another year and a half. He died August of 2015.
We still had his Great Grandson, Waco and we knew that there had to be other Shooter dogs out there. That brought some comfort.