The 4-year-old boxer named Sugar who gained Internet fame after he was revived by a Tacoma-area dog trainer — and the whole thing was caught on video — has died.
Sugar had a heart problem and apparently collapsed again Monday.
“CPR didn’t work this time,” said his owner, Tiffany Kauth of Bremerton, in a message confirming his death.
She said she was too upset to talk further.
Sugar first collapsed during an obedience class March 5 at Canyon Crest K9 Training Center in the Summit/Waller Road area. The center’s owner, Ron Pace, a well-known dog trainer, used CPR to get him breathing again.
The incident was captured in a seven-minute, 52-second video that was widely circulated on the Internet.
Sugar was rushed to the veterinarian and began treatment for a previously undetected heart problem.
Pace, who spoke with Kauth after learning the news, said she was devoted to her dog.
It was 10 days from his collapse in class to his death, and “she said she treated him like a king and had a lot of fun with him the last 10 days,” Pace said. “She was happy to be able to get those 10 days.”
But “I wish she would have had many more years,” he said. “That’s what I was hoping.”