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Dog that gained fame after CPR video has died

Post by Sara Schilling / The News Tribune on March 16, 2011 at 1:15 pm with 9 Comments »
March 16, 2011 1:57 pm

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.”

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  1. That is very sad! Dogs are MUCH better friends than 99% of the people around here! There is no more of a loyal friend available. I have 7 cow and sheep dogs and I don’t even like to discuss their age. I will usually say “questioning is not a mode of conversation among gentlemen.”
    And some people do not understand. One guy actually took it wrong and cussed at me. My dogs have so many attributes that many people should work on developing, such as persistence, loyalty, sensitivity, perception, intuition, patience, love, trustworthiness, forgiveness, and others. By looking in their eyes you can see that they are dead honest.
    I sold one of my pups to my friend from Ireland who owns several restaurants in this area. I was so pleased when my friend told me that the dog is his best friend.

  2. levesque says:

    ahhh too sad. glad he had a loving caring owner.

  3. Aww poor sugar. Too bad boxers are prone to have such medical problems.

  4. opinionatedsenior says:

    S Sad,RIP Sugar

  5. I am so sorry to hear about sugar.I know how attached you can get to a Dog,I have one who is 16 years old and means the world to me.I know she won’t last much longer and it breaks my heart to think about it….

  6. shaboo999 says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved dog, Sugar. I only watched the CPR video yesterday for the first time and I was so happy that he was revived, now this. I hope your heart heals very soon. Take Care.

    RIP Sugar

  7. No matter ow many pets you own through the years and despite the realisation that their lives don’t last as long as yours it still hurts whe they leave you.

  8. Made the mistake of watching that video againand it was so upsetting – but understanding – hearing that woman cry. Cut it off as soon as I heard her.
    I felt her pain.

  9. the video made me cry when i saw it. as the owner of a very loyal and loving dog and 2 loving cuddly cats…i couldn’t imagine how hard it was for her to see her dog on the ground and possibly dead. it is so sad to hear that the poor boy died so soon after. while i know that a new dog will never take his place, i hope that tiffany is able to find a new companion to help ease the pain a little.

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