FI CH Hillhaven Journey To Suomi

Topi, 3 years old   Topi, 17 months old   Topi, 3 years old
   The time I'm writing this, Topi is slightly over 2-years old and passed the finnish mental test. Topi is a very kindhearted and gentle dog, who calmly plans his acts. Despite his gentle nature he can be protective when needed. He is a very easy mover, and a 15 kilometers run side by side with bicycle seems to be just a warm-up to him.

We are practising with Topi obedience, tracking and some searching. In searching Topi announces by barking. Topi is not the sharpest and showiest dog when practising obedience, but he does what is needed. After obedience training the best reward for Topi is a good fight for a toy with the owner. Topi has a full mouth grip and he keeps on hanging the toy very well. After he wins, he will immediately offer the toy to the owner, so that the play could go on.

He is a dog who is very comfortable with himself and he has a relaxed way of looking life, he takes life as it comes. He loves to cuddle and is first to climb tightly beside me when I sit on the couch. He is secure in different grounds, "metal net" stairs that you can see through, high grounds, etc.

Topi is PLL- and DLA-diversity tested. Topi is PLL-normal and DLA- heterozygote having Australian Cattle Dog haplotypes 3/5.
Haplotypes accurately: AKK3: 01501-00601-02002 and AKK5: 01301-00301-00501.

Topi has offsprings with a Swedish bitch, Snjos Blue Bilda. All the 7 puppies had bilateral hearing. They have been succesfull in both showring and working dog competitions.

Topi is from the Hillhaven kennel in Lake City, Minnesota, USA. He got to grow in a ranch with horses, lambs and even a couple of cats! He was already used to driving in a car and is very well socialized, it was so easy to continue from that. Topi even participated to a puppy match show with the breeder, results being a best of breed and first at the herding group! Thank You so much Louanne, Jim and Amelia Brooks for giving me such a wonderful puppy!

   Click the links in the pedigree to see some pictures of Topis parents.

Facts

  • Date of birth: January 8, 2007
  • Hearing: bilateral (normal)
  • Prcd-Pra Status: B, healthy carrier
  • Correct, full dentition
  • Eyes healthy, examed 21.5.2012
  • Healthy back, examed 10.8.2009
  • A/A Hips
  • 0/0 Elbows
  • Knees healthy
  • DLA diversity tested heterozygous
  • PLL-tested Normal

Finnish mental/character test

  • Ability to function: +1 Reasonable
  • Sharpness: +3 Reasonable with out post aggressive behaviour
  • Desire to defend (the owner): +3 Reasonable, controlled
  • Desire to strugle: +2 Reasonable
  • Nerves: +1 Slightly restless
  • Temperament: +2 Reasonably lively
  • Hardness: -2 Soft
  • Accessibility: +3 Good willed, accessible, open
  • Secure to shots: ++ Inexperienced to shots.

  •   Result: ++ 135, Passed

Topi's MH-test results (in Finnish) summer 2009

Explanations of the titles showing after dog names in the pedigree:

HIC - Herding instinct certified, CGC - Canine Good Citicen
RN - Rally Novice, TDI - Therapy dog, international
PT - Pre-trial tested (herding), QW - Qualified Worker (herding)
CD - Companion Dog (obedience), CDX - Companion Dog Excellent (obedience)
HSAc - Herding Started course A, Cattle, HSAs - Same as above, with sheep
ROM - Register of Merit, HCT = Herding Capability Test
Sire

BISS, CH
So-lo Hard Working Man
Date Of Birth: 8.1.1999
Colour: Blue
Hips: Good
Prcd-Pra: B, Healthy carrier
BAER: Bilateral hearing
Full dentition
CH
Cedardell Bat Man
DOB:16.7.1989
Colour: Blue
Hips: Good
CERF: 21.2.1993
CH
Honcho
Hips: Good
CH Ar-don Blue Smoken Joe CD PT QW ROM
D.O.B: 26.11.1983
Cerf: 21.2.1993
Hips: Fair
CH Miss Tammy Larue
Hips: Good
CH
Canberra's Confetti CD PT ROM
D.O.B: 19.4.1988
Cerf: 24.1.1997
Hips: Good
Am/Can CH
Baiamul Blue Gunner
D.O.B: 15.9.1984
Cerf: 21.6.1995
Hips: Good
Gindi Star's Smacka Brooke CDX
Hips: Good
CH
So-lo Easy One CD HSAc
Colour: Blue
DOB: 17.3.1996
Hips: Fair
Prcd-Pra: A, Healthy
Cerf: 24.9.2007
CH Quarrawil Little Duke HSAs
D.O.B: 9.6.1993
Cerf: 22.12.1999
Hips: Fair
Prcd-Pra: B, Healthy carrier
Aust. CH
Quarrawil Dusty Duke
Aust. CH
Nandarra Blue Yarra
CH
Kapelos Light'n Easy HI
Hips: Good
CH Raykimatt Little Conrad
D.O.B: 8.6.1987
Cerf: 1.4.1994
Hips: Good
Kapelos Solo Miss
Hips: Good
Dam

CH
Hillhaven's Zenithal Blue HIC
Date Of Birth: 2.12.2002
Colour: Blue
Prcd-Pra: pattern A, Healthy
Elbows: Normal
BAER: Bilateral hearing
Full dentition
Cerf: 23.2.2008
CH
Teddee's Hillhaven Peter Pan PT RN QW
DOB: 29.7.1997
Colour: Blue
Hips: Good
Elbows: Normal
Prcd-Pra: A, Healthy
Cerf: 7.10.2002
BAER: Normal
Full dentition
CH Brasco Blue Bold N'Brawn
DOB: 4.4.1988
Cerf: 11.3.1999
BAER: Normal
Hips: Fair
Full dentition
CH
Brasco Gotcha A Scramblin
Brasco Just Fine and Jandi
Trouper Blue Patch Lto Prairie Rose Patch
Trouper Blue Ltd
CH
Cc's Crystal Blue Persuasion
DOB:15.12.1998
Colour: Blue
Hips: Fair
Elbows: Normal
Prcd-Pra: B, Healthy carrier
Cerf: 6.4.2002
BAER: Normal
Bis/Biss CH
Imbachs Blue Rebel
D.O.B: 16.1.1989
Cerf: 24.8.1991
Hips: Fair
CH Imbachs Paddy Willy
D.O.B: 6.6.1987
Cerf: 12.1.1996
Hips: Fair
CH Cr Aussie Bond
Hips: Good
CH
Cc's Baby Needs New Shoes
Hips: Good
Elbows: Normal
BIS/BISS Am/Can CH
Carben Copys Truth Be Told HSAs
D.O.B: 14.6.1993
Cerf: 29.7.1996
Hips: Good
Elbows: Normal
Am/Can CH
Whiskey River Rodeo Cowgirl
Hips: Good