"Striker" - MBIS MBISS CAN GRCH AM GR CHS Vanderbilt 'N Printemp's Lucky Strike (Lucky x Brandy)
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Striker's Vital Statistics:
Hips: OFA Good
Eyes: Clear + gonioscopy
Cardiac: Cardiologist normal
Titles: CAN Grand Champion, AM GOLD Grand Champion, Multi BIS/BISS
Link to Striker's pedigree.
It's hard to express how very SPECIAL our boy Striker is. One of only 3 puppies born to our beautiful CAN AM CH /SCA National 2014 RWB winning Vanderbilt's Cherry Brandy, "Brandy", from a mating in Denmark to the 2015 European Dog Show RBIS winning Cabaka's Happy Go Lucky, "Lucky" - Striker came out of the gate winning and hasn't looked back. Winning Best Baby Puppy in Shows, an all breed Best In Show, Multi Best Puppy in Shows, a Samoyed Specialty show Best of Breed winner, 2 Working Group Specialty wins and onto become both a Canadian and American Grand Champion and #2 Samoyed in Canada by 18 months of age. Whew! We hardly came up for air! We followed that up with a warm up year in 2018 with Striker winning a number of Specialties, Working shows and 4 more Best in Shows.
We decided to hit the gas in 2019 and teamed up with Correen Pacht and Marc Ralsky (Cormar) to campaign Striker in Canada with Judi as his breeder/owner/handler and he ended the year #2 All Breeds in Canada and a total of 58 Best In Show and 29 Reserve Best In Show awards to become the Top Winning Samoyed of all time in Canada (by # of BIS AND by total points earned in one year), as well as beating the previous global BIS record (54) for a Samoyed in any country. In 2020 Team Striker (CorMar & Vanderbilt) decided to try a show campaign in the USA with professional handler Laura King (Daybreak kennel) holding Striker's lead. In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic and many states restrictions and cancelled shows - Striker and Laura ended the year as #1 Samoyed, #2 Working and #4 among all breeds and winning a total 23 Best in Show awards. As of this writing (mid March 2021) Striker and Laura have already amassed 11 Best In Show awards south of the still-closed border and is the #1 Samoyed and #1 Working dog.
All of the showing is great fun when you have a dog with a character like Striker has - comical, playful, engaging, and looking for mischief! Striker has also managed to find time to make some babies. BEAUTIFUL babies. Watch for them to make their presence felt in the future! And if you'd like to follow Striker on Facebook - he has his own page here:
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