Born 9-29-18 Mariah/Chaba Black and tan dual, plush coat
Heart Holter 0, 0, 0 (8 months old) OFA Eyes Normal ophthalmologist SLH-EYE79/12F-VPI OFA Heart Normal Cardiologist SLH-CA673/12F/C-VPI DM (degenerative myelopathy) OFA normal / normal clear SLH-DM354/14F-PI DNA (# pending)
*more testing to come as age appropriate*
Lass passed her adult Temperament Test (TT) with a 100% score. Barktoberfest October 12, 2019 Lass earned her ICKC Championship (rarities, adult)
Lass at the LER, 8 weeks old
9 weeks old
Lass's story... One of Lady's puppies from her final litter (Lady/Taramack), Chaba, was bred to a beautiful girl from Stardust Shilohs named Mariah. This was to be Mariah's last litter and we wanted so much to be able to have one of these puppies. A girl. Hopefully like her wonderful grandma, Lady. Through the kindness of Chaba's owner, Mariah's owners and others it was decided that we were on the list for a girl. Yes!! We anxiously awaited news about the breeding. Oh boy, Mariah is pregnant...oh no, the vet only sees two pups on the ultrasound. Then a month later the x-ray showed 4 puppies. Could there be a female for us in there? The pups were born, 2 males and 2 females, and we were thrilled. We visited the babies and pored over the pictures. I had been more and more drawn to the puppy who had what I called "Lady eyes" (yes, it turned out to be Lass), but it was decided that we wait for the LER (litter evaluation report) to be done at 8 weeks old before the final decision was made. I was able to attend this event, and before the evaluation even began, I knew in the deepest part of me that "Heart" (as she was called in the litter) was to be my girl. No doubts, no question, no looking back.
I named her "Lass", and I think she also knew that I was hers.
I brought her home that night, and John, Wolf, Lady and Fiddler welcomed her into the pack.
almost 8 months old, at her first show
Lass almost 9 months old at her 2nd show, 2 Junior Group 1, 2 Junior Group 2