Monday, July 29, 2013
Icelandic Sheepdog Sunna owned by Debbi Hampton and Mike Merrell earned Winners Bitch today. Yay Mike!!
Under AKC judge Victoria Jordan, Sunna and Mike earned their first conformation major at the Marion Ohio Kennel Club show in Marion, Ohio.
Here's a photo of Sunna as a "teenage" puppy.
Mike and Sunna are on the right in the above photo.
Sunna just turned one year this past April and is the daughter of AKC Champion Foothills Laki and AKC Grand Champion Vinlands Totty. Sunna (aka "Squirrel") has ancestors from old North American (Canada and the United States) lines as well as recent ancestors from Iceland and Germany. None of her ancestors are repeated through the Great-Great-Great-Grandparents.
Sunna is an excellent example of the rather rare shorter haired version of Icelandic Sheepdogs. She carries one gene for longer fur from her sire Laki as well as one at-gene for black & tan, and one b-gene for chocolate-brown from her dam Totty.