Katja & Spec 2004: The "Out Of This World" Litter
Alert From Whelping Crater One, 4/13/04:
The mothership has landed, and 10 little rovers have been deployed!
"That's One Small
Step For A Man,
One Giant Leap For
Man's Best Friend."
4 Males - 1 solid liver, 3 liver, white & ticked.
(these are "Mariner," "Atlantis," "Apollo," and "Viking")
6 Bitches - 4 solid liver, 2 liver, white & ticked.
(these are "Cassini," "Spirit," "Aurora," "Faith," "Gemini," and "Liberty")
Do those names sound familiar? Each has a rich history in NASA's exploration of
our solar system. We know that just like their namesakes, this new crew
will soon be orbiting the show rings of Saturn, probing unexplored places,
and detecting the faintest traces of life with their highly developed
sensors. The skill, courage, and thirst for adventure that has driven
mankind to reach beyond the earth (humanity's own little whelping box),
reminds us of the Shorthair's irrepressible drive, loyalty, and hunting
talent. The naming theme for this litter is our little tribute to the
men and women that have contributed to NASA's historic efforts, and is
recognition that each of these pups will bring passion, adventure,
companionship, and great pride to each of their new homes. Now, read more
about the Rover Engineering Team:
Shomberg's Katja Bthe Heartstrng ("Katja")
(Ch. Shannon's Hearts Afire x Ch. Shomberg's Feather Duster)
Best In Show/ Best in Specialty Show
Ch. Sonnenschein's Causin A'Spectacle JH ("Spec")
(NSC BIS/BISS Ch. Lieblinghaus Chief Executive CD JH x
BIS/BISS Ch. Sonnenschein's Paisley Print "Paisley")
Click to see
Katja is: OFA-Good, CERF Normal, Thyroid Normal, OFA and Cardiac Doppler
Normal and Clear
Katja is an extremely affectionate and totally devoted member of our
family. Her previous litter (the Classic Sports Cars theme) can be seen
here. Two of her offspring from
that litter are close to their AKC championship titles with one ("Sadie") having her Junior Hunter title and now undergoing
training in preparation for her Master Hunter title as well. "Bugatti" is
the other and he can be seen on our website as well.
"Donner," a solid liver male will hopefully soon be getting his
introduction to the show ring in pursuit of an AKC title later this spring.
These and the other youngsters from that litter have all become wonderful
family members and are loved by children and adults alike.
Katja has a 4-point major specialty win to her credit and we are considering
completion of her championship title though she has already proven that her
most valuable contribution to date has been to our family and to her breed in
the puppies she has produced. She is a full sister to Ch. Shomberg's Browning
Citori and an exceptional dog in her own right. She is sweet, loyal, smart and
structurally well balanced and sound. She has all of the traits so desirable in
this breed and we are fortunate to have the opportunity to enjoy yet
another outstanding litter from her breeding to "Spec."
Spec is: OFA-Good , CERF Normal, Thyroid Normal, OFA Cardiac Clear and Normal
"Spec" is an outstanding representative of our breed and just one
example of the depth of quality in the Sonnenschein breeding program developed
by Barb Booher of Ohio. We have know this dog since he was a very small pup and
he has always displayed an exceptional temperament and an overwhelming desire
to please his owner and handler, Dan Mack of CA. Barb in breeding him and Dan
in handling him have always worked tirelessly to allow this dog to have every
opportunity to develop into the wonderful dog that he is.
Spec has an exceptional personality as well as lovely conformation that allows him
to compete in the show ring as well as the field where he excels.
He is a Best In Show winner as well as a multiple Best In Specialty
Show winner. Intelligent and always willing to please, his credentials and
accomplishments easily bear out his representation of "the best the
GSP world has to offer." With two other litters now on the ground and
winning, this dog is proving that he has the ability to produce lovely puppies
that are as multi-talented as he is. Our sincere hope is that he has brought to
this breeding all of the great characteristics that will compliment Katja's and,
in doing so, we'll have incredible puppies to offer this breed.
Puppies will be placed in exceptional homes where they will be loved and valued.
We welcome inquiries, but request that all interested parties first read through
the pages outlining our puppy placement practices
and philosophy. Priority will be
given to those who will provide the many opportunities for them to excel and
achieve their full potential. And as always -- they are to be "family
members" first and foremost.