Megasthenes Chintarou, June 12, 2011 - January 13, 2012
Chintarou, september 2010, 9 years old
The official name of our 1st Tosa male was Megasthenes Chintarou but we called him Tarou.
He had a wonderful character, outside he showed all the boldness and power of a real Tosa male and inside he was just so very easy-going, friends with all his house mates.
Tarou, like Ekira, came from kennel Megasthenes from Mariska Schrieken and Robert Schol, from their C-litter, born on 12-06-2001 and he had the same mother as Ekira: Megasthenes Acatenango (Tango).
Because Tarou and Ekira are (half)brother and sister, Tarou has been castrated, just to prevent any accidental breeding.
Tarou proved that a Tosa is very well capable to do training-courses.
Rob has done various courses with Tarou and for everyone of them Tarou passed his exam at once!
We have always been very happy with Tarou in the house and we have learned a lot from him about the behavior of the Tosa.
Although with aging not so very spry anymore, Tarou has long remained healthy and we hoped to have him with us for a long time.
But unfortunately beginning of January 2012 suddenly within a few days his health leaped backwards. Careful examination by our veterinarian showed that recovery was impossible and that we had to let him go.
Tarou passed away on January 13, 2012, at home, in our presence and in his own trusted basket.
We miss you big boy!
Chintarou, august 2005, 4 years old