AM CAN CH BEARSPAW VEIKKA MAKALU

"KARHU"

MEET MY TEAM

 

Handling Team:

Currently owner-handled

 Shaunna Bernardin (Canada and US) - handling until retirement (2013)

 

Shaunna and the Wags to Whiskers team continue to help us with conditioning and grooming Karhu.

 

 

 

Breeders:

Dr. Nicole Prokopishyn and Leeza Friedman-Prokopishyn

 

Co-owners:

Dr. Nicole Prokopishyn and Michelle McLean (Bergen)

 

STORIES ABOUT ME

 

We knew that Karhu would go to his people the day he was born. Indeed, his people had a one day old picture of him as a screen saver from the start.  He is well loved by his family and can not thank Michelle and family enough for doing such a fantastic job training him.  They are such a positive force on Team Bearspaw and allow us to show Karhu, breed him, and maintain his show coat. Samantha is getting into the game by showing Karhu in exhibition agility and teaching him fun pet tricks -- he loves it!

 

Karhu's colour is called parkki (brown) with spectacles, which is a variation of parkki and tan. Like his mother, Molly, Karhu is not a solid coloured dog. Molly is a variation of a black and tan dog with her light colour coming out around her eyes and on her butt (it looks like she sat in paint).

 

When Karhu was a puppy we had the opportunity to show him to a Finnish judge.  The judge advised us to keep Karhu's colour in our breeding program, as this is a very special and traditional colour. His family thinks he is special and so do we.

 

Karhu frequently visits the Bearspaw household to play with his Lappy friends. Odin is Karhu’s best friend, and get gets along famously with all the other dogs as a pack member. When he is not with his people, Karhu has taken to Leeza as her surrogate mommy and expects constant attention and cuddles.

 

HEALTH RESULTS

 

HEALTH TESTING RESULTS

 

HIPS: OFA GOOD (B)

ELBOWS: OFA NORMAL (0/0)

PATELLAE: OFA NORMAL (0/0)

EYES: NORMAL, IRIS TO IRIS PPM (WINTER 2016)

PRA: NON-CARRIER VIA PARENTAGE

POMPE (GSD II): NORMAL (LABOKLIN TEST)

 

PEDIGREE

MBISS Multi-Group Winning, MBPIG, Can Ch Yutori Suomifoxfire O’ Bearspaw

 

#2 Finnish Lapphund, CKC 2010

 

#1 Finnish Lapphund, CKC 2011

 

First Lappy in the CKC to be owner-handled Group 1 (BIG-1, G1)  with Leeza Friedman-Prokopishyn

 

Three time national BISS winner

 

 

Hips: OFA Good (B)

Elbows: OFA Normal

Patellae: Normal

Eyes: CERF Normal

PRA: Non-affected, non-carrier

 

Group Placing Can Ch Sugarok Good Golly, CGN, RN, HIC

 

#1 Finnish Lapphund bitch, CKC, 2009

 

#5 Finnish Lapphund, CKC, 2009

 

Hips: OFA Good (B)

Elbows: OFA Normal

Patellae: OFA Normal

Eyes: CERF Normal

PRA: Non-affected non-carrier by parentage

Pompe: Normal, non-carrier

FIN31424/05

 

UKC CH ORSO-FARM NAAPPERO, CGC, HIC

 

HIPS: OFA Good (B)

ELBOWS: OFA Normal

Patellae: OFA Normal

Eyes: CERF Normal

PRA:  Not affected, Carrier

Thyroid: Normal

FIN51297/07

 

UKC CAN CH PEIKKOVUOREN NIISKUNEITI, HIC

 

HIPS: OFA Good (B)

ELBOWS/PATELLAE: OFA Normal

Eyes: Normal

PRA: Non-carrier by parentage

DN05762006

UKC Ch Sugarok Buster Brown

AKC DNA # V383538

 

HIPS: Fair (C)

Eyes: Normal

PRA: Non- Carrier, non-affected

DN12296101, FIN13387/04

 

UKC GR CH AM CH VIKSALAN NOAIDI

 

AKC DNA # V467345

 

HIPS: Good (B)

Eyes: Normal

PRA: Non- Carrier, non-affected

FIN21253/02

ORSO-FARM CULO

Hips: B/C

Eyes: Normal, PPM found

FIN12643/01

ORSO-FARM PIESKA

Hips: A

Eyes: Normal

FIN28693/05 C.I.B FIN CH V-07 V-09 HeW-12 LUMITURPA EPPU

Hips: A Eyes: Normal

Elbows/Patellae: Normal

Pompe: Non-carrier

FIN20299/04

FIN CH PEIKKOVUOREN FINLANDDIA

 

Hips: A  Eyes: Normal

DL90377902, AKC DNA #V478226, UKC Gr CH UCD UAGII Finale Zazzza Espresso, CGC

 

FIN20858/00, UKC Ch  ORSO-FARM LODDI

HIPS: Fair (C)

Eyes: Normal

FIN36931/96

C.I.B FIN EE PL CH V-99 EUV-00 EEV-99 PL&PZSG00 LECIBSIN HURMURI HUKKA

Hips: C

Eyes: Normal

FIN34462/97, FIN CH HELDALAN EÄMID

Hips: A

Eyes: Normal

FIN39707/00

FIN Ch Nordic Winner PMV-01 CHELVILLE TAPIO

FIN23267/98

ORSO-FARM USKALIKKO

SF42738/93

FIN MVA JÄKÄLÄKUMMUN KARRIKIPPARI

FIN25703/98

ORSO-FARM IDJASKEAIKKI

FIN36931/96 C.I.B FIN EE PL CH V-99 EUV-00 EEV-99 PL&PZSG00 LECIBSIN HURMURI HUKKA

FIN30335/99

FIN CH SEV-08 LUMITURPA KYLMÄNKUKKA

FIN35583/00, FIN ESP CH EUV-04 HIMMELRIKS PARKKI-PUMPUKKA

FIN22593/02

PEIKKOVUOREN AADA-NUUSKU

FIN42505/97

FIN CH STAALON HALITULIJALLA

DL90369704, UKC Gr CH UCD UAGII Samkist Heart and Soul, CGC

SF24504/92

FIN CH ORSO-FARM HISKI

FIN24018/97

ORSO-FARM NUKKAVIERU

SF06753/87

NAAVAPIRTIN NUUSKA

SF24054/91

FIN EE CH LECIBSIN HULIGAANI HULDA

SF16269/91, NAT FOGEL TILKO

SF25673/88,   ASSALAS

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