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“Dog Father” Is Ready To ‘Celebrate’ Retirement After Fathering 323 Pups

Written by: Dee Michaels
Dee Michaels is a passionate and accomplished writer, renowned for his heartwarming and engaging stories on more
| Published on April 23, 2024

In the illustrious annals of the canine kingdom, there exists a tale so rich in splendor and legacy that it captivates the imagination of all who hear it. At the heart of this saga stands Trigger, affectionately known as the “Dog Father,” a towering figure whose name reverberates through the corridors of breeding history. With a tenure spanning decades, Trigger’s journey has been nothing short of extraordinary, marked by an unparalleled dedication to his craft and a prolificacy that defies comparison. And now, as he bids farewell to the breeding scene, the world pauses to pay homage to the legend behind 323 remarkable offspring.


As Trigger takes his final bow from the breeding arena, it’s a poignant moment to reflect on this remarkable hound’s extraordinary life and accomplishments. With 39 litters to his name, Trigger has been a beacon of excellence in the realm of genetics, his bloodline weaving through generations with grace and distinction.

The recent birth of his latest litter, a testament to his enduring vitality, is a poignant reminder of his lasting impact. Born just nine weeks ago, these precious pups carry the legacy of their illustrious sire, destined to carve out their own paths in the world.

Yet, it is not merely the quantity of Trigger’s progeny that sets him apart, but the quality of their contributions. In the annals of 2021, one of his litters made headlines by smashing records for the British Charity, a feat that speaks volumes about the caliber of his lineage.


Of the 323 offspring attributed to Trigger, each one carries a piece of his noble spirit and unwavering dedication. Among them, 19 puppies stand as living testaments to his legacy, their lineage tracing back to the venerable hound who paved the way for their existence. Perhaps most notably, a staggering 294 of Trigger’s progeny have been meticulously trained and bred to serve as guide dogs, lending a helping paw to the visually impaired and enriching the lives of countless individuals with their steadfast companionship.

As Trigger embarks on his well-deserved retirement, his departure leaves a void in the breeding community that may never be filled. Yet, his legacy will endure in the countless lives he has touched and the countless tails he has set wagging with his boundless love and devotion.

So here’s to you, Trigger, the “Dog Father” whose name will be whispered in reverence for generations to come. May your retirement be filled with endless belly rubs, sunny naps, and the knowledge that your legacy will live on in the hearts of all who have been blessed by your presence.

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