Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Loki fra Sherwood Forest

Recently Sandi Dunn lost her faithful Icelandic Sheepdog Loki fra Sherwood Forest bred by Nancy Sanders. He turned fifteen this year and we thought he had a while longer but it was not to be.

Loki and Sandi were among the very first Icelandic Sheepdogs to participate in the American Kennel Club's agility trials and the two of them were able to earn many titles together including CGC, NA, NAJ, OA, AX, AXJ, MX, and MXJ. The pair of them introduced Icelandic Sheepdogs to many people who were inspired to enter not just agility trials but other performance events too.

Loki was descended from the Nina Hill's Palmahaus Kennels, one of the earliest North American breeders of Icelandics. Through Loki and his siblings Meyla fra Sherwood Forest and Gunnar fra Sherwood Forest the Palmhaus line of Icelandics contines to enrich the diversity of our North American lines in Canada and the United States.

In the early days of their North American journey Sandi Dunn of Blackstar Kennel, Christine Vowles  of Brekkubrun Kennel, and Mary Lou Engert and Les Schmertzler of Vesturhlithar Kennel  kept the Palmahaus line alive and well. They all produced dogs that were excellent ambassadors for our breed. Their efforts will not be forgotten.

Sandi and Loki

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