Update: January 2012
INTL CH HORIZONS CHRISTIAN SOLDIER
PR092647/02 DOB: NOVEMBER 7TH, 2006
PENN HIP 60% NO HD/DJD / OFA-EXC AT 4 YEARS / PATELLAS - NEG / CERF: NEG
DNA TESTING: OPTIGEN-PRA-CLEAR / VWD-CLEAR
"CHRISTIAN" PICTURED AT 1 YR
Mature Measurements: 14 1/2" x 14 3/4" 16.6#
January 2012: "Christian" is such a wonderful representative of the miniature breed in conformation, temperament and personality. His offspring are performing in agility, as therapy dogs, and all around companions and are loved by all. He is maintaining his beautiful rich black color at five years of age, and is a "gentleman" to use for breeding. He is available for stud service by private treaty, and has good sperm count for shipping live semen as well. Please do not call us for cross breeding purposes in either size or breed.
September 2011. Christian how now sired several beautiful litters for both Friendships and Horizons, as well as PJ's. His puppies are very well balanced, have lots of "poodle type", tend to be rambunctiuos, but settle quickly - and are lovely to train. Several are competing in agility and obedience. Christian is available for use on select females. Unfortunately he does not carry his sire's brown gene, only producing blacks and apricots - but with wonderful pigmentation. Mishelle may possibly return to the show ring with him for a few shows in 2012.
Sept 2008. Christian has just become a "Daddy", siring his first two litters for PJ's Miniatures, and has just been bred to our "Tasy" for a possible black and brown litter due the beginning of November 2008. We are very excited about his breeding potential - for color, temperament, conformation and genetic health. Keep an eye on the "Miniature's Litter Page" for the latest updates.
"Christian" at the Albany Show in March 2008 - and at Canby, OR in July 2008
APRIL 2008: We will have new show pictures of Christian soon as he just earned his International Champion title, as well as going Best of Breed 3 x, Best Bred by Exhibitor 3x, Group 1st Bred By Exhibitor 3x, Group 1st open. Christian has now passed all of his testing and is available to a few select females via natural or AI breedings. He is a unique combination of German, Norwegian and American lines. "Christian" has also earned 1 AKC point at this time, and will continue to be shown in both International and AKC shows in 2008 as time permits.
DEC 2007: "Christian" is an absolutely gorgeous young miniature male from Mishelle's Tara x Promise litter. He is going to have a very promising show career once he matures a bit more and gains more confidence to where he will carry his tail better in the show ring. We are all very excited about this son of "Promise", and also plan on adding him to our breeding program for both Friendships and Horizons in 2008. "Christian" will also be available for stud service to a few select bitches beginning in 2008. He is going to be colorgene tested soon - he has an apricot, black and brown background. Watch for him at Rose City Classic in Portland at the Expo Center in January 2008.
"Christian" was shown at the Spring Sieger International Show in Albany, OR in April of 2008, earning his adult International Champion Title, as well as other awards. We would like to thank Judges Mrs. Marti Johnson - USA, Dr. Steve Keating - USA/UCI, and Mrs. Rosemary Leist - USA for their wonderful critiques and the awards earned. The following is a composite of their critiques for Christian:
Judgement: Nice outline, good overall balance, very nice typey boy, nice outlilne, balanced male.
1.) Overall Impression: Nice outline, elegant and nice mover, excellent presentation.
2.) Coat: Correct texture, correct clip nice..
3.) Head: Well shaped, correctly chiselled, nicely formed, correct.
4.) Bite, mouth: Scissors, correct, proper dentition, gums.
5.) Eyes: Correct shape, size and color, nice expression and well set, alert, expressive.
6.) Ears: Proper set and carriage, correct, well set.
7.) Chest: Proper width and depth, good, good development..
8.) Front Angulation: Good, well set under body, well assembled.
9.) Back Angulation: Good, well muscled.
10.) Top line: Correct, very nice, strong and firm.
11.) Tail: Correct, bit low set but good, nice set.
12.) Movement: Good coming, going and side, very flashy, very good motion.
Awarded International Champion Title, 3 x Best of Breed, 3 x Best Bred by Exhibitor, Group 1st Bred by Exhibitor X3, Group 1st Open X1..
"Christian at Rose City Classic, Portland, OR January 2007
"Christian" earned 1 AKC point in his first show season in 2007
"Christian" at 5 months of age.
"Christian" was shown for the first time at the Oregon Spring Sieger Interantional Show in Albany, Oregon at five months of age. Following is a compilation of his critiques under Judges Mr. Charles Bett - Canada, Mrs. Jean Pero - USA, Mrs. Letitia Bett - Canada, and Dr. Dale Simmons - USA:
Judgement: Excellent breed type, balanced, intelligent, elegant dog, very good breed type, elegant balanced poodle puppy.
1.) Overall Impression: Elegant, well shown, good condition for age, active and alert, elegant appearing, squarely built, puppy trim.
2.) Coat: Dense, good condition, good coat for age, profuse and harsh, black, puppy clip, dense.
3.) Head: Fine, balanced, good length of muzzle, long and fine, well chiselled, slightly rounded, skull and muzzle balanced.
4.) Bite, mouth: Scissors, good.
5.) Eyes: Dark, oval, almond, alert.
6.) Ears: Close, well set, good set and length, close to head, long, set at eye level.
7.) Chest: Good forechest, deep, good depth, almost to elbow, moderate.
8.) Front Angulation: Well laid back, strong shoulders, moderate, balanced.
9.) Back Angulation: Good angulation, good rear drive, balanced, moderate, good hocks.
10.) Top line: Level and short.
11.) Tail: High set, good, and correct set, well carried, straight, carried up, docked.
12.) Movement: Springy action, good carriage, effortless, good reach, light and springy.
1 X Best of Breed, 1 X Best Bred by Exhibitor