BIS NBISS RBIS MBPIS AM GR CH & CAN GR CH

BEARSPAW SAMPO HIC "ODIN"

SHOW RECORD HIGHLIGHTS

 

Presently, the only Finnish Lapphund to ever win both

a BIS and a NBISS on North American soil!

 

In Canada:

 

- NBISS (National Best in Specialty Show) FLCC 2016

- First owner-handled NBISS winner

- First Canadian bred BIS

- First Canadian owned BIS

- #1 Finnish Lapphund and #10 Herding dog in 2016 in selective showing

- #1 Finnish Lapphund- undefeated at the breed level in 2015

- #5 herding dog in Canada 2015

- Group Placer at the Purina National 2015 (Crufts qualifying for 2016)

- 41 group wins to date (current breed record)

- 192 group placements in Canada alone

- Over 287 all breed BOB wins in Canada (current breed record)

-  7 multi-breed specialty show BOB wins

- First and only Canadian bred Lappy to win a Reserve Best In Show (RBIS)

- Group Placing at Spitizarama Specialty - the first Lappy to place there

- First Canadian bred Finnish Lapphund Group Winner

- Youngest Lappy to win a Group in Canada (8 months old)

- First Canadian bred Lappy to win a group in the US and Canada

- First Canadian bred Lappy to win a Best Puppy In Show (BPIS)

- First MBPIS in the breed (3 BPIS)

- Youngest BPIS in breed (6 months old to the day)

- First Canadian bred Lappy to be #1 in the breed (2012)

- First Canadian bred Lappy to be ranked in the top 20 of the herding group

(#15 in 2012)

- Ranked #2 Finnish Lapphund in Canada in 2011 as a puppy

- Ranked #2 Finnish Lapphund in 2013 in limited showing, and undefeated at the breed level

- Finished his puppy career in 2011 as the #3 all breed puppy (tied) and #1 herding group puppy (tied)

 

 

In the United States:

 

- First Am Gr Ch to be bred on Canadian soil

- AOM (Award of Merit) Westminster 2016

- Select Dog, Westminster Kennel Club 2015

- First AOE (First Award of Excellence), Eukanuba, 2015 - Crufts qualifying for 2016

- First AOE (First Award of Excellence), Eukanuba, 2014 - Crufts qualifying for 2015

 - #2 in breed (all breed points system) in 2014

- 2 group wins

- Winner of 17 group placements

- First class Lappy shown at Westminster

- Second Lappy to win a group in both the US and Canada

- First black Lappy to win the herding group in the US

- First Canadian bred Lappy to be top ranked in the US

- First and only Canadian Lappy to place in the AKC herding group

- First  and only Canadian bred Lappy to win an AKC herding group

 

 

United Kingdom- Crufts Qualifications:

- Qualified for Crufts in 2015

- First Canadian bred Lappy to qualify due to a placement at a US show (in 2014)

- Qualified for Crufts in 2016

- Odin was one of only a few Canadian bred  dogs to place at the Purina National the first year when this was a qualified for Crufts (in 2015)

- Crufts qualifying, 2017

 

MEET MY TEAM

 

Handling Team:

 

 Shaunna Bernardin - conformation owner-handler

Will Alexander (Canada and US) - handling 2015-2016

 Adam Bernardin (US) - handling in 2014

 

Shaunna and the Wags to Whiskers team continue to help us with conditioning, grooming and cuddling Odin!

 

 

 

Breeders/Co-Owners:

Dr. Nicole Prokopishyn and Leeza Friedman-Prokopishyn

 

Co-Owner:

Shaunna Bernardin

 

STORIES ABOUT ME

 

We had not planned on keeping a puppy from the Ruska and Bolt litter initially. That said, Odin was a standout who got the best of his mother and his paternal grandfather.  Odin (affectionately known as "Oddie") was instantly picked by Shaunna Bernardin, handler of our Lappies, as the "one to keep".  From that moment on Odin was Shaunna's favourite and we soon discovered how special he was.  Odin and Shaunna won his first BPIS on his 6th month old birthday -- his first day of showing.  He was a rock-star from the start and now we could not imagine life without him.

 

Around the house, Odin is Koda’s second hand man.  He is the beta wolf of the house who plays with all the puppies and guards/herds the humans when Koda (our veteran male) is napping.

 

Odin likes food and attention like most Lappies do, but his favourite reward is jumping up and down. This is a herding behaviour in this breed. Odin often jumps up and down when Leeza gets home from work, and gets nose prints on her glasses. Shaunna, who handled Odin for several years, and Adam Bernardin, Odin’s handler in the US, also allowed Odin to jump up and down as a reward for showing like a star.

 

Even though Odin is very bouncy and exuberant in the ring, we have allowed several several junior handlers to handle Odin. Initially, Shaunna was concerned that Odin would jump too much with the kids and possibly jump over top of them! Odin, like most Lappies, was smart enough to know that he had to be gentle with his young friends and having a group of young admires following him around and giving him constant pats and cuddles was just as good a reward as the jumping in those shows.

 

Odin had a fantastic show career. He is currently training in rally-o and agility, and will begin draft dog training soon. He has just begun training in agility and draft dog (carting.) Odin is retired from campaigning, but not conformation showing entirely. He will still be selectively show as a special and in the veterans class.

 

HEALTH RESULTS

 

HEALTH TESTING RESULTS

 

HIPS: OFA GOOD (B)

ELBOWS: OFA NORMAL (0/0)

PATELLAE: OFA NORMAL (0/0)

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

PRA: CARRIER (OPTIGEN TEST)

POMPE (GSD II): NORMAL/CLEAR (LABOKLIN TEST)

 

PEDIGREE

 

SIRE:

GROUP WINNING,

AM CAN CH SHADAGRACE BOLT LIGHTNING, CGN, HIC

 

 

HIPS: OFA Good (B)

Elbows: OFA Normal

Patellae: OFA Normal

Eyes: Normal, PPM

PRA: Non-carrier by parentage

 

FIN44117/08

 

DAM:

MULTI-GROUP PLACING,

AM CAN CH PEIKKOVUOREN RUSKA, HIC

 

2012 BOS Westminster

(First Westminster BOS in breed)

 

#1 female in breed points in the US (AKC) 2011

 

#2 female in Canada 2011

 

First Lappy female to place in group in both the CKC and the AKC

 

HIPS: OFA Good (B)

Elbows: Normal

Patellae: Normal

Eyes: Normal

PRA: Carrier, non-affected

Pompe: Normal

FIN11086/99, FIN CAN CH UKC BIS Gr CH JANMANIN ALEKSANTERI

 

#3 Finnish Lapphund in Finland 2006-7

HIPS: B

Elbows: Normal

Patellae: Normal

Eyes: Normal

PRA: Non-carrier

 

UKC CAN Ch

Sugarok Northern Sky, HIC

 

Hips: Good (B)

Eyes: Normal

PRA: Non-carrier

 

FIN24720/04

 

C.I.B FIN CH PMV-05 V-08 LUMITURPA OTSO

 

#1 in breed 2009 in Finland

 

HIPS: A

Eyes: Normal

PRA: Carrier, non-affected

 

FIN35115/05

 

FIN CH PEIKKOVUOREN HATTIVATTI

 

HIPS: A

Eyes: Normal

PRA: Non-carrier

FIN34650/95, FIN CH NEPUKATIN CEMMU

Hips: A

Eyes: Normal

PRA: Non-carrier, not affected

FIN40618/96

FIN CH KOTIKULMAN ODESSA

Hips: B

Eyes: Normal

FIN35407/01, UKC GR CH VIKSALAN FALO

Hips: OFA Good (B)

Eyes: Normal

PRA: Carrier

UKC Gr CH Sugarok Modern Marvelle, “Zoe”

Hips: OFA Excellent (A)

Eyes: Normal

PRA: Non-carrier per Optigen

FIN27965/01

POMPPARINNIITYN SINGER

Hips: A

Eyes: Normal

FIN25087/02

FIN CH LUMITURPA OIKKU

Hips: A

Eyes: Normal

PRA: Carrier,

non-affected

FIN25515/03

FIN CH PEIKKOVUOREN DAHMATASSU

Hips: A

Eyes: Normal

FIN40618/96

FIN CH KOTIKULMAN ODESSA

 

Hips: B

Eyes: Normal

SF09163/91

FIN CH FIDELIS GABRIEL

SF43847/91

FIN CH NEPUKATIN ALVIITA

SF05298/90, C.I.B POHJ FIN SE NO EE CH V-91 V-92 V-93 V-94 V-95 EEV-93 LECIBSIN CATIANO

SF50890/94

KOTIKULMAN POHJANAKKA

SF43187/93

C.I.B FIN SE NO EE CH MV-98 EEV-98 MENNINKÄISEN AIKAOVELA

FIN28321/99

FIN CH VIKSALAN AIDNA

FIN43587/97

FIN CH KELLO REIJO

 UKC CH Sugarok Top Notch

SF24714/93

DIELKU

FIN43801/96, FIN LV EE RU CH STAALON KAS KUMMAA

FIN38365/00,

FIN CH LECIBSIN HUKKAPUTKI

FIN30335/99

FIN CH SEV-08 LUMITURPA KYLMÄNKUKKA

FIN37955/00

FIN CH LUMITURPA TAATSI

FIN20194/98

FIN CH LECIBSIN HÄMMINKI

SF05298/90, C.I.B POHJ FIN SE NO EE CH V-91 V-92 V-93 V-94 V-95 EEV-93 LECIBSIN CATIANO

SF50890/94

KOTIKULMAN POHJANAKKA

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