Taro at almost 10 years old. He is dying of cancer here and very weak. He was put to sleep on August 25th/2014 after a 2 week illness. He will be sorely missed, my first son. Other breeders will talk about their studs being legends. Yet, no other stud to my knowledge has the combination of qualities I had in Taro. Sound orthopedics, good health, good looks, amazing athletic abilities, and most importantly the most wonderful temperament. I am the luckiest person alive to have such a dog!