Zar has had a great 2018 - to date he has achieved 13 points towards his herding championship, including a 4 point major!
He had a wonderful National Specialty - best veteran in the Sweepstakes, an award of merit in the regular competition, high combined in preferred agility, high combined in rally, and to top it off - won the Most Versatile Vallhund competition!!
So proud of this very special boy!
Zar was from my 3rd litter out of Darby (Cialmaen Swanhilda) and Tempest (Mystarz Bailey’s Blazer). Zar has accomplished so many firsts in this breed and we are not quite done yet.
He became the first Versatility champion in the breed at 5 years old. His accomplishments include:
--- The first Swedish Vallhund to achieve a herding championship - he has two, ASCA's Working Trial Championship (WTCH) and AHBA's Herding Trial Championship (HTCH). His herding accomplishments include being the first to qualify on AKC's course B and to compete and qualify at the AKC advanced level. He has 3 High in Trial awards in herding and one Reserve High in Trial.
--- The first Vallhund to accomplish the AKC advanced title on any stock. He finished his HXAd in May of 2017 and his HXAs in the fall. He is as of Nov 2018 only 2 points from his AKC Herding Championship.
--- Zar has over 20 group placements in the AKC breed ring and has been in the top 5 multiple times. In 2016 he was number one in all breed points and was the number one male in the breed (number 2 overall).
--- One of the first silver grand champions in the breed.
--- Recently he competed for the first time in an IABCA conformation show weekend and received 2 Best In Show Veterans awards, 2 Reserve Best in Show Veteran awards and one Reserve Best in Show. Not bad at 9 years old.
--- This boy just loves to do whatever I want to do and is a joy to have around.
Hips: OFA Fair, PennHip 0.40 and 0.56
CERF 08, 10, 11, 12, 14