HEAR YE! HEAR YE! Alta News Nuggets:


Ch. Holly passes her XL-PRA clearance with Optigen. She is officially clear/normal and will never develop XL-PRA. For more information please go to Optigen and click on the Samoyed link.

Holly has joined the growing ranks of Samoyeds in the CHIC database. She has passed her health checks for Hips (OFA Good), eyes (CERF and XL-PRA) and Cardiac clearance. She also re-CERFed on the same day she passed her Optigen test!  GO HOLLY!



Holly takes a break from retirement at age 10 1/2 years; finishes Mexican and FCI (CACIB) International Championships in 4 shows! Best of Breed all four days, and two Group placements under International judges!


Poppy attends her first match at Santa Barbara Kennel Club and goes Best of Breed and Working Group 3! Breed judge was Barry Cavanna. Group judge was Beth Peil Riley. What a way for this intoxicating California Poppy to begin her career...GO POPPY!

More Poppy news:

Oct. 6, 2007: Northern  California Samoyed Fanciers: Best Junior Puppy in Match under Ms. Marti Bell-Johnson!

Nov 17, 2007: PHA Fun Match: Best of Breed and Working Group 3rd!

Nov 17, 2007 first AKC show: San Luis Obispo KC: Reserve Winners Bitch, Best Puppy in Breed, Puppy Working Group 2nd! Thank you, judge Brian  Meyer!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Poppy flies to Best of Winners at Lompoc KC. 7/26/2008! Thank you, judge Saija Juutilainen!

Poppy sails to Best of Winners & Best Opposite Sex from 12-18 puppy at Lompoc KC 7/27/2008 under Pete Dawkins!

Poppy accepted into U of MN healthy Samoyed thyroid study and passes her OFA thyroid certification:  SA-Th115/16F-VPI

Poppy passes her OFA Cardiac certification:   SA-CA302/14F/P-VPI


Stormy passes his OFA Cardiac certification on 7/19/2008!     SA-CA314/15M/P-VPI

Stormy accepted into U of MN healthy Samoyed thyroid study and passes his OFA thyroid certification!  SA-Th122/17M-VPI


August 23rd 2008: Elgin KC, St. Charles, IL: Best of Winners from 12-18 Puppy bitches! Proudly owner-handled by Robin Sturgeon, this was Emily's very FIRST show. Thank you to judge Mrs. Arlene F. Benko for this exciting win. Emily is on her way!

8/30/2008: Danville KC, Georgetown, IL: Best Opposite Sex over Specials under William Sahloff! Go girls! We're proud of you both!

Emily passes her OFA Cardiac certification on 9/9/2008!

Emily accepted into U of MN healthy Samoyed thyroid study and passes her OFA thyroid certification! SA-137/17F-VPI.

Emily: new CERF #: SA-5438





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