Update 9/05




Pictured at 5 yrs of age at International Show, Hillsboro Or

National Champion Orista Claire was the first miniature in our breeding program, being purchased from Orista Kennels when she was 4 1/2 years old.   We were attracted to her as she was very much like a "standard" in "miniature", which is the style we were looking for as a foundation.   She had a sweet loving disposition, and produced two litters for us before being retired.  She is now in a loving home in Eugene, OR.  Karlee is also related to "Tawny", owned by our daughter Mishelle and the foundation bitch for Horizons Miniatures.

The following is a summarization of "Karlee's" critiques at 5 years of age from the International Show in Hillsboro, OR May 2003.

Judgement:  Fair, typey, shows her age.

    1.)  Overall Impression:  Lacks type, decent head, well presented, needs more pigmentation in skin..

    2.)  Coat:  Good, could be harsher, needs some conditioning.

    3.)  Head:  Fair, OK - good type, acceptable.

    4.)  Bite, mouth:  Good, OK, good bite, teeth need cleaning.

    5.)  Eyes:  OK, dark, good.

    6.)  Ears:   Little high set, correct, good.

    7.)  Chest:  Good, developed, well dropped.

    8.)  Front angulation:  Little out at elbows, needs more lay back, good.

    9.)  Back angulation:  OK, needs more bend of stifle, rather straight..

   10.) Top line:  Good, level.

   11.) Tail:  Little low, OK, good set..

   12.) Movement:  Adequate, she minces instead of long strides, close in rear..




"Karlee" was bred to Ebel the Reignmaker "Dayne" (owned by Kat Bailey, WA) for her first litter with us, and produced six beautiful puppies in February 2003, 2 of which have earned their International Champion titles, and one going on to get his AKC Championship as well.


She was bred to "Toby" for her next litter, and produced two beautiful male puppies, before being retired.