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Sprite's Full of Grace SchH3 HRD
OFA Excellent hips/elbows normal/thyroid normal
D.O.B.: 5/7/2005
owned by Patti O'Neil and Sal Esposito

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Annika's hips, elbows, and thyroid have been cleared.
No known seizures at 5.5 years of age.

Annika is a cheerful, affectionate female with a stable temperament and an excellent outlook on the world. She plays well with both people and dogs. Annika is extremely persistent about pursuing affection from friends and family members. While occasionally suspicious of strangers she warms up quickly and continues to interact appropriately.

Annika is well focused during work and shows eagerness to please. She has no environmental issues, showing confidence under a range of environmental stressors and unusual circumstances. Annika has natural grace in jumping with excellent body control. She is both food and toy motivated. She is responsive to her trainer's commands, and responds well to both physical and verbal corrections. She is a "medium-hard" female who is easy to work in all three phases of schuthzund.

As a protection dog she strikes hard, bites full, and handles the control portions of the work very well. She earned a "V" rated score of 97 with pronounced courage in her first trial. She is comfortable working on new helpers and on strange fields.

Annika's stability and overall quality make her an excellent beginner or experienced person's dog. With a novice handler, she has earned her schh1 title and is also working as a historical human remains detection dog. She earned her SchH2 and SchH3 titles in 2010--the Schutzhund 3 earned on the spur of the moment on a new field/helper while passing through Alabama on their way home from a road trip!

Annika's positive qualities are deeply rooted in her pedigree. Her dam is Cisu, a highly competitive dog in both AKC and schutzhund competitions. Her sire is the French Ringsport dog Rudy; a frequent competitor at the prestigious Selectives trials and a working champion in France. For many generations, Annika's pedigree represents the best in the Malinois and Tervuren working dog.

In selecting a male for Annika, Sprite will be looking for qualities which complement her stability and excellent working qualities. For improvement, we'd like to see improved pigment and a slight increase in natural handler focus.

Structure and Overall Appearance:
Annika is 21.5" inches tall and weighs approximately 50 pounds. Her angulation front and rear is moderate and balanced. Annika's movement is light and smooth. Bone is medium. Coat quality is excellent with a deep red base color and correct texture. Quantity of coat is light but properly fitted to her body. Annika's head is pleasing and feminine, but retains the substance one expects in a working line female.


Annika has produced:

"I" Litter w: 10/16/08 (Cobra x Annika)


Headstudy - 7w
Frisbee - 8w
Mug - 11w
Standing - 14w
Tug - 14w
Airborne - 6m
Environmental Pressure - 6m
Catch - 9m
Sit in Motion - 20m

Pedigree: Cobra x Cisu Litter

Ours du Musher FR3 End du Musher FR3 (T) CTr Arock de la Source Bien Aimee Olaf FR3 (M)
Rejane du Colombophile (M)
Aupale du Musher FR2,RCI2,SpH (T) Neron de la Fontaine du Bois (T)
Rusty du Parc des Pathyvel (T)
Defi de la Noaillerie (T) CTr sr Ultra du Domaine du Cameleon FR3 (M) CTr Cibo van de Meuldehof FR3 (M)
Jessie du Haut Tesson (M)
Vitesse de La Noaillerie (M) CTr Cuik Du Clos Saint Michel FR3 (M)
Nadia de la Noaillerie (M)
Tarkatan Cisu SchH3 FH1 UDX TD CTr sr Nimba Des Loups du Makenzie FR3 (T) Cerdan des Garrigues de la Madeleine FR3 (T) Atos FR3 (M)
Bel'gueule de Vulcain (M)
Isis du Domaine de la Rocheliere (T) Ely des Loups Mutins FR3 (M)
Anouk de la Cite des Grands Feux (M)
KVA Umlaut van de Duvetorre SchH3,IPO3 (T) Stoned van de Duvetorre IPO3 (M) CTr Elgos du Chemin des Plaines FR3,MR3 (M)
Pita (M)
Pigrine (M) Nuts (M)
Lara du Boscaille (M)

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