2023 FREEDOM LITTER: RUDY X FURRARI
HIGH IN TRIAL WINNER
4X TOTAL DOG
Thornvalley's Against All Odds
BH AD UCD ATTS SPOT-ON
MULTI BEST IN SHOW WINNER
TRIPLE CROWN BEST IN SHOW
MULTI HIGH IN TRIAL WINNER
12X TOTAL DOG
UROC RMC UACH UJJCH TDCH BIS EGCH
Royal's Furrari Freedom Ride
BH-VT ACD UCDX URX RMX RACEA NV UWP AD ASA AJ TN-O NAC NJC AA1 TD-ROM SPOT-ON
Rudy is a true all American male going back to some of the most famous Royal and Von Tasz dogs, including BIS UKC CH Von Tasz Jack of All Trades UUD UDX TDI TT CGC and AWSA/WSCC CH UKC GRCH Royal Sir Isaac's IQ UCD UAG1 CD TT CGC. On his dam's side, Rudy comes from lesser known lineage which contributes to greater genetic diversity in his pedigree and his offspring. Rudy is also the sire of one of our favorite males, IABCA IntCH UKC GRCH Thornvalley's Wonderful Oz BH AD URO2. Rudy is a large, powerful male whom we feel is a fantastic match for our Furrari.
PennHIP .44/.39 & No Signs of HD
OFA Good Hips
OFA Normal Elbows
OFA Normal Thyroid
MDR1, DM, CEA Clear
Furrari is our foundation bitch bred by Jean Reeves/Royal White Shepherds out of Belgian imports from P'tits Loups D'amour. Furrari is a granddaughter of WW'13 VWW'14 Multi CH Azimut Ortus and Multi CH Omar Sharif Biale Wzgorza FPR3 IPO1. Furrari is also the mother of our lovely young prodigies, Lumen and Enzo. Furrari is structurally beautiful, with high excitability, and great versatility.
PennHIP .11/.26 & No Signs of HD
OFA Excellent Hips
OFA Normal Elbows
OFA Normal Thyroid
OFA Normal Cardiac
OFA Full Dentition
MDR1, DM, CEA, Pituitary Dwarfism Clear
ABOUT THE FREEDOM LITTER
10 puppies born April 11th, 2023
We are elated to announce the FREEDOM litter between RUDY and FURRARI! Since the beginning, it has been our intention to incorporate the American WSS lineage into our program, and we could not dream of a male better to use for this purpose than Rudy. Both Rudy and Furrari have attained the elusive Total Dog award multiple times and both have received High in Trial awards as well. Rudy and Furrari have incredibly different pedigrees as far as White Swiss Shepherd pedigrees go, and we are hopeful this pairing will bring us a lower Coefficient of Inbreeding (COI) than our previous litters. Some may remember that Optimal Selection/Genoscoper used to have a breeder tool that would use DNA to predict the best pairings in terms of genetic diversity. When this program was still up and running, Rudy was Furrari's #1 match in terms of genetic diversity. Unfortunately, Rudy passed away last year at 12 years old (this breeding was done via frozen semen). Rudy was owned by our amazing friend and fellow WSS breeder, Melanie Fuellgraf // Thornvalley.
Rudy does not carry long coat, so we are expecting a litter of short coats only. We expect to have puppies that would excel in a variety of dog sports, but particularly obedience, or as active family companions. Rudy was training for his IGP1 with plans to trial, but unfortunately was never able to compete due to a CCL tear. Melanie says Rudy had very strong grips in protection when he was training. Furrari has also had some IGP training, but has not titled past BH in large part due to starting late in life. Both dogs have been successful in UKC conformation, rally, and obedience and Furrari is also titled in agility, precision coursing, nosework, dock diving, tricks, and weight pull.
Furrari gave birth to 10 puppies (6m, 4f) on April 11th, 2023. The first puppy was born at 1:15pm and the last was born at 8:02pm. All puppies were born healthy weights of 412-550g and have been steadily gaining weight. At this time, all female puppies are reserved but there is limited availability for males. Please visit the "Apply" tab if you feel you would be a good fit for one of our puppies.
We are excited to share that our goal of lowering the COI was SUCCESSFUL!!! Embark results have begun coming back already, with a range from 20-26%! For comparison, the breed average is approximately 28-30% based on Embark's graph. Why does this matter? COI is the single most important predictor of health in dogs. That's right - more important than the health scores of the parents or relatives and more important than all of the other DNA results (not that these don't matter - they do). To have such a drastic drop from Furrari's COI of 31% makes us EXTREMELY proud of this litter.
At this time, there are four males available from this litter. Suitable for show/sport/breed or as active companions. Our website is not allowing us to upload an album to this page. Please visit our social media pages to see photos and videos: Fireside Fernweh on Facebook or @fireside.fernweh on Instagram.