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Eukanuba 2011 Best of Breed

Our Farm Boy named BOB at Eukanuba 2011

AKC National Championships for the Icelandic Sheepdog

Orlando Florida, Dec 14-18, 2011

"Bubbie" and AKC Handler Tammie Wilcox

#1 ISD All Systems, BIS, BISS, Multiple Group Winning GCH CH Eyjahunda Thorarinn, CGC “Bubbie” is now Eukanuba’s Top ISD for 2011.

We could not be more proud of our sweet farm boy.

In the Herding Group Ring, Eukanuba 2011

Our boy has had quite a year in 2011. He took BIS at Portland in January and BISS in July. Two breed experts evaluated Bubbie this year and stated that he is an “excellent example of the breed” and a “worthy champion”. To read those evaluations in full, visit his page [Eyjahunda Thorarinn] under the “Our Dogs” above. Bubbie is an excellent traveler and his easy-going, happy disposition makes hanging out with him a joy. At two years old [Nov 21st], he has matured into a stunning example of the breed and is “all man”. He maintains his silly, playful temperament and loves nothing more than to run and play.

Bubbie and Tammie move out in the Group Ring

Bubbie and his AKC Handler, Tammie Wilcox, share a special bond and enjoy being in the ring together. We are grateful to Tammie for the wonderful job she has done with our boy and 2011 has been quite a year for the pair. They took BOB under breed expert and FCI Judge Hans-Ake Sperne and took Best in Show at the Rose City Classic after taking BOB against a very large turnout of ISDs. These wins have exceeded anything we every thought possible. However, we have worked hard in our breeding program, so having this success is a welcomed reward.

Stacked up and ready to go.

In 2010, Donna handled Kolperla to the Eukanuba BOB and GCH Eyjahunda Bragi took BOS. Rassie, handled by Trish Ginther was given an Award of Excellence which makes it all the sweeter that her son, born on our farm, took BOB this year. We are also thrilled for our friends, especially Pat Ross, who took BOS with the ever lovely Heidi. We had a great time visiting with friends and spending time with Mickey Mouse after the shows. Congratulations to all the winners!

Congratulations all!