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~ 2009 ~

 The "Forget" Litter
Ch. Russell's Darned If I Know ex Ch. Highfeather Rhyme 'N Reason

Whelped: September 29, 2009

1 Female - 4 Males



Ch. Russell's Darned If I Know

OFA Hips Good - OFA Thyroid Normal - ISGR PRA Genetically Clear

(Gwyndara's Catch The Wind ex Ch. Russell's Celine)

Dylan finished his Canadian Championship at 16 months of age (pictured above) with a Best Puppy In Group along the way. He is an athletic dog with an outgoing, stable disposition. He has a lovely head with level planes, lovely stop, and beautiful finish of muzzle with good lip. He also has a strong front with nice forechest. Dylan carries a dark straight coat of moderate length and volume. Like his father Catcher, Dylan has no greying at 8 1/2 years of age. Dylan is registered with the Canine Health Information Center (CHIC) and obtained his health clearances at 7 1/2 years of age. His spinal xrays were completely clear of at 7 1/2 years of age. Dylan was not specialled as I was busy showing his cousins.

Ch. Highfeather Rhyme 'N Reason
OFA Hips Fair - OFA Thyroid Normal - PRA Genetically Clear

(Am/Can Ch Kulana Qismet's Rhuzara TDX CD Am TD CGC ex Ch. Russell's Roxy Roller)  


Reason finished her Canadian Championship in a couple of weekends of showing with a group placement. She is a very pretty, elegant, and agile dog with an outgoing, flirtatious personality. Reason is very intense when stacked and self-stacks beautifully. She has lovely spring of rib, forechest, angle of croup, and topline, as well as, level head planes, moderate stop, good lip, and her mother's gorgeous tailset; she carries her tail straight out. Reason has a long straight coat of moderate volume, but comes from a litter of heavily coats dogs. The above photos were taken from video footage of Reason being shown as a two year old, prior to developing length of coat. Reason was not shown as a Special since I was busy showing her other
littermates. CHIC application in progress.


It's been eight years, almost to the day, since the last Highfeather litter. This 2009 litter is a cousin to cousin line-breeding which doubles up on the lovely 1998 litter of Am/Can Ch Allegrofarm Quinn and Am/Can Ch Cairncross Forerunner. I am expecting nice heads, long, dark, straight coats of moderate to heavy volume, elegance with substance, and outgoing, stable temperaments. Both Dylan and Reason are older dogs, of proven health and soundness. Reason's littermates have all had their hips xrayed.  Eight have been tested for thyroid functioning, with all eight receiving normal thyroid results. Reason's mother Roxy is now 11 years of age and tested thyroid normal at 10 1/2 years of age.  Dylan has OFA normal thyroid and OFA good hips.  Several of Dylan's littermates have had hip evaluations as well.  All results can be verified by searching on the Orthopedic Foundation For Animals (OFA) website. Dylan, Reason, Roxy (grandmother of this litter) and seven of Reason's littermates are also CHIC registered.  Overall this family of dogs have proven to be healthy, easy-keepers, and good doers on Kirkland dry dog food.

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~ Pedigree ~

COI = 12.5%

Ch. Russell's Darned If I Know
OFA Hips Good, ISGR PRA Genetically Clear, OFA Thyroid Normal, Spine Clear

Gwyndara's Catch The Wind
OFA Hips Good, PRA DNA Clear, CLAD DNA Clear

Aus. Grand Ch. Gwyndara's Montepelier

Gwyndara September Morn

Ch. Russell's Celine CD FD Am. JH
OFA Hips Good, ISGR PRA Genetically Clear

Am/Can Ch. Allegrofarm Quinn

Am/Can Ch. Cairncross Forerunner TDI

Ch. Highfeather Rhyme 'N Reason
OFA Hips Fair, OFA Thyroid Normal, PRA Genetically Clear

Am/Can Ch Kulana Qismet's Rhuzara CD TDX Am TD CGC
OFA Hips Good; CERF Clear, ISGR PRA DNA Clear, Thyroid Normal

Am/Can Ch. Lyn Erin Midnight Blue

Am/Can Ch. Kulana Mystique

Ch. Russell's Roxy Roller
OFA Hips Good, OFA Thyroid Normal, CERF Clear 1999 & 2000, ISGR PRA Genetically Clear,

Am/Can Ch. Allegrofarm Quinn

Am/Can Ch. Cairncross Forerunner TDI

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