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2009 EPIX LITTER
Born April 7th, 2009: Two puppies, one male, one female. Both pups will be staying here at Epix. For pictures from their first 2+ months, click here.
Fides Kuymal RA
OFA: Hips Good, Elbows Normal
Eyes: ACVO clear/normal September 2008
Thyroid Normal, January 2009
DOB: November 14, 2001
Asa's sire: CH, HCH
(Dual Champion - breed and herding), WTCH Uvar Eresha Kuymal HSs,
STDsdc, HSAs, HRD1s, HTD1s, HXAdsc, HXBd
Sidra Epix HSAs, HXAd, HTDIIs, HRDIIs, ATDd, OTDs
Spitfire's Pedernales CD TT CGC HIC ROM
OFA: Hips Excellent, Elbows Normal
Eyes: CERF clear/normal
DOB: May 24,
Pede's sire: Am/Can CH Folklor's
Dillon Of Hillside
Pede's dam: CH
Spitfire's Krystal Pistol ("Krissy") CD, ROM
on the parents:
Our Asa is a very nice, balanced girl. She is a terrific companion, quite
laid back when just hanging out, entertains herself, is interactive
but not "needy". She's a wonderful, intense retriever,
loves balls and frisbees (she has amazing mouth - eye coordination).
When she is "working", whether at playing ball or frisbee,
or doing obedience or agility, she is super turned-on with great
intensity. She has great jumping style and focus. She has no issues
with surfaces or things moving under her, or general sound sensitivities.
This is a dog who adores working, loves to play, and is a very easy
dog to have around. She does have strong herding instinct, not surprising
sire is the top herding Belgian Sheepdog in the country. She, like
her dad, has no fear of cattle or horses. She is a very "responsible"
dog, and truly tries to be helpful. I think that's her greatest
joy, being useful to me, and I love that about her. Asa is very
easy to motivate for training, which makes her a pleasure to work
with. She is toy motivated, food motivated, socially motivated,
and just plain work motivated!
Asa is training
in tracking (I hope to complete that title this year), obedience
(she recently began showing in Rally, completing her Rally Novice
title in November '06), and agility. She shows nice instinct and
talent in an initial exposure to sheep. Besides continuing in obedience
and tracking, we hope to pursue either agility trialing or herding
is very good. No history of seizuring in many generations on both
the sire's and dam's side. Eye health is good for multiple generations,
as are hips (all x-rayed have been Excellent or Good for hips, with
elbows Normal). Structure is very sound, with effortless movement.
Asa has great stamina, and excellent balance, control and "stop".
You can see
more photos of Asa on her page, and
Asa'a sire and dam just below.
Anita Meeks' Pede is not just a beautiful example of the breed, he is
a fantastic companion dog, enthusiastic worker, and a multiple group
placer. Pede has produced some extremely nice companion dogs who
have shown themselves very capable in the performance venues, as
well as the show ring. He has sired multiple champions and pointed
offspring, and obedience titled offspring. Physically he is very
sound, and he is known for producing well for lovely structure and
movement, and stable, outgoing temperament. Pede has a clear health
history, and comes from a family of healthy dogs.
You can see
more photos of and information on Pede at the Spitfire
Belgian Sheepdog web site.
The first Epix litter, spring
Sire: Am/Can CH Serack's Northern Exposure
Dam: Moonlitt's Rising Reverie CGC
Am/Can CH Serack's Northern
OFA Good, CERF clear, full dentition, scissors
CH Moonlitt's Rising Reverie
OFA excellent, eyes certified (AVCO), scissors
bite, full dentition
Hunter X Arden litter pedigree
Litter of eight pups born
March 31st, 1999. This breeding was a combination of North American Belgian
Sheepdog show and working lines. Hunter's pedigree goes back twenty-five
percent to the old Siegestor working lines, Arden's slightly less. This
breeding produced some very driven pups! At this time, 7 of the 8 pups
appear to be natural retrievers. All show very sound structure and movement,
are highly interactive, and love to learn, work, and play. See pictures of some of the pups.
Sire: WTCH HTCH Uvar Eresha Kuymal ATDcsd, HRDIIIs, HTDIIIsd, HSAs
Dam: CH Sidra Epix HX HS(A)s HTDIs, HRDIs, OTDsd
CH WTCH Uvar Eresha Kuymal
ATDcsd, HRDIIIs, HTDIIIsd, HSAs "Uvar"
OFA Good, CERF clear
CH Sidra Epix HS(A)s
HTDIs, HRDIIs, OTDsd "Sidra"
CERF clear, OFA Excellent
X Sidra litter pedigree
Not actually an Epix litter,
but we were so proud of it we wanted to brag about it. Sidra, from our
Hunter X Arden litter (see above), gave birth to 8 puppies on November
14th, 2001: six females and two males. Multi-herding titled CH Sidra Epix
HX HS(A)s HTDIs, HRDIs, OTDsd, "Sidra" was bred to breed-pointed,
multi-herding titled WTCH HTCH Uvar Eresha Kuymal ATDcsd, HRDIIIs, HTDIIIsd,
HSAs, "Uvar". These are lovely, sound young Belgians who are
already showing the "stuff" for wonderful working/performance
potential. Breeder: Peggy Richter, Kuymal Belgian Sheepdogs, Inyokern,