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December News from Fireside Fernweh

A slow month for us - no one was competing, but we still have news to share!


Opie (Ride My Charming Son OFFK) completed health testing on November 29th and received great results this month! He is:

  • OFA Hips: Good (prelims)

  • OFA Elbows: Normal (prelims)

  • OFA Shoulders: Normal (prelims)

  • OFA Spine: Normal (prelims)

  • OFA Basic Cardiac: Clear/Normal - practitioner (prelims)

Opie is owned by Katri McCullough // Kennel Sons of North.


Vali (Ride to Valhalla OFFK) completed health testing on December 16th and has received his results! He is:

  • PennHIP Right DI: .39 & Left DI: .33 & no signs of osteoarthritis

  • OFA Hips: Fair (prelims)

  • OFA Elbows: Normal (prelims)

  • OFA Shoulders: Normal

  • OFA Basic Cardiac: Clear/Normal - practitioner

  • OFA Complete Dentition


I'd also like to take a moment to appreciate everything Furrari's done in 2021 as we move into 2022.


Furrari earned SEVENTEEN (17!!!) titles in 2021:

  • United Rally Obedience Champion (UROC)

  • Rally Masters Champion (RMC)

  • United Rally Excellent (URX)

  • Rally Masters Excellent (RMX)

  • Advanced Companion Dog (ACD)

  • Intermediate Agility (IA)

  • United Agility Champion (UACH)

  • Starters Jumper (SJ)

  • Advanced Jumper (AJ)

  • Starters Standard Agility (SSA)

  • Advanced Standard Agility (ASA)

  • Agility Dog (AD)

  • Novice Vehicles (NV)

  • United Junior Jumper Champion (UJJCH)

  • Trick Dog Register of Merit (TD-ROM)

  • Trick Dog Champion (TDCH)

  • Emerald Grand Show Champion (EGCH)

Aside from titles, she also had some other impressive accomplishments:

  • First Annual UKC National Total Dog Invitational: 2nd Place Overall (included $5,000 prize)

  • Best In Show-1 Winner

  • Triple Crown Best in Show-1 Winner (only dogs titled in show AND sport with health testing results may enter)

  • PREMIER Nationals Total Dog BIG-2

  • Rally High in Trial Winner

  • Multi Total Dog Award Winner

  • 2019 & 2020 Top Junior Handler Rally Obedience Invitational 5th place

Year-end Top Ten & All Stars (not official yet):

  • #3 Ranked Show White Shepherd in the USA (#1 ranked female)

  • #44 Ranked Intermediate Agility Dog (all breed, only White Shepherd ranked in agility - all levels)

  • #13 Ranked Level 2 Rally Obedience Dog (all breed, highest ranked White Shepherd)

  • #12 Ranked Level 3 Rally Obedience Dog (all breed, only White Shepherd ranked)

  • #11 Ranked Master Rally Obedience Dog (all breed, only White Shepherd ranked)

Momma Furrari also had some additional health testing done, and received the following results:

  • OFA Basic Cardiac: Clear/Normal - practitioner

  • OFA Complete Dentition

Furrari's thyroid results also came back normal from the lab, but have not finished processing with OFA just yet!


Our RIDE litter turned a year old on December 3rd, 2021! The RIDE litter consists of four (4!) UKC Show Champions, three (3) trick dog titled puppies, and two (2) group placing puppies! We are so excited to see these guys hit the show and performance rings in 2022 - we have high hopes for their future!!!

In the photo:

Top Row (L to R):

  • Getrude Rose Ride OFFK "Gertrude" owned by Alyssa Trip

  • Walkin Dream Ride OFFK "Patsy" owned by Amanda Graham

  • Finnbar Ride OFFK "Finn" owned by Ryan Donahue

  • CH Diamond Ride OFFK NTD "Chanel" owned by Al & Gisele Tilander

  • Ride to Valhalla OFFK "Vali" owned by us!

Bottom Row (L to R):

  • CH Lumen Ride Side By Side OFFK ATD-M VHMP S.T.A.R. Puppy "Lumen" owned by Karla Carlson

  • CH Ticket to Ride OFFK NTD "Indy" owned by Claudia Cahill & us

  • Ride My Charming Son OFFK "Opie" owned by Katri McCullough

  • RACEA CH Royal Nova Ride OFFK "Nova" owned by Ava Foreman & Jean Reeves

All in all, not a bad month, and not a bad year!

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