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AKC SR93344001 / UKC R262-197 / NHSB 3030300
DOB: 6 January 2016
Size: 16.5″ = 41.9cm/25 lbs
Eyes: E1, not hereditary. Hips: Excellent. Patellas: Clear. Free/not a carrier of vWD and ENM.
Casper is a very promising boy that came to Seattle with me all the way from the Netherlands! In March 2016, I took a fabulous trip to not only pick up my new puppy from the wonderful Astrid Straaijer, but I also got to attend the VHNK’s Nestkeuring (and see the touristy sites too!). Ever since Casper touched down in the states, he has been a clever, cuddly puppy with an enviable work ethic. We train in field work, nosework, agility, rally obedience, truffle hunting, and working the eendenkooi at home, and clever Casper picks things up rapidly. In addition, Casper excels at conformation, and judges have rewarded his solid rear and excellent movement – he was awarded a UKC Best In Show before he turned one year! In AKC, he went Best In Open Show at 15 months and finished his CM (rare breeds’ equivalent of a CH) at 21 months. He experienced his first lure coursing/Fast CAT events in 2017 and promptly posted the fastest breed MPH (26.12) for 2017 (second-fastest all-time!)
We joined the local Flyball team when he was eight months old, and ran in his first tournaments at 15 months of age. Flyball is his first love, and he has run with six different teams in five different states and two countries. He is currently with Chattanooga Chomp with a personal best time of 4.449 (which is also unofficially a Kooikerhondje speed record!). He is the all-time highest-pointed of his breed in both Flyball venues, NAFA and U-FLI, and is a valuable team member as he can run any position with any team, and even in a pinch run as a height dog. Flyball excellence is in his blood; his great-great granddam Cheetah was on the team that won the Dutch Flyball championships in 1993 and 1994.
Casper has completed his CHIC testing requirements, and has DNA evaluated through AKC, RvB, and Mars’ Optimal Selection program. His CERF (eye) exam in OFA shows “E1 cataracts – suspect not inherited” – he has “birth defect” opacities in his eye, which are neither heritable nor clinically significant (they will not expand nor cause blindness). He had an excellent collection at the age of two and has frozen semen stored with ICSB. Casper has been evaluated in a European-show style by expert Dutch judge Diana Striegel, and his written evaluations are here:
Casper sired the Golden Gate “Alpine” litter in April 2019 out of “Emmi” – Waterbound Endearing Emmi (Lily x Astro). Seven females and one male resulted and all are healthy and are doing well in their new homes. See an album of puppy photos here.
Sire Amber’s Uno-Ultimo v.d. Toetesteijn Sire Lente Lucas v.d. Zwarte Bellen Hoeve Sire Manusia’s Ysbrand Sire Manusia’s Diesel Dam Manusia’s Wietze Dam Delfs Lindi v.d. Zwarte Bellen Hoeve Sire Nyarr Scooter Urjette van Muskyteira Dam Renske Dam Exit’s Orange Amber v.d. Toestesteijn Sire Manusia’s Cooper Sire Kasper Dam Pepper Uit ‘t Wilgenbosch Dam Oase’s Exit v.d. Toetesteijn Sire Collin Dam Amber Cheetah v. ‘t. Keuzersland Dam Cirtap’s Hertogin Habibi van Qera-L Sire Cirtap’s Prins L-D Linux van Berk Sire Diko Iriot v.d. Cluster Sire Irian Cokkie v. Muskyteira Dam Otje v.h. Runxputtehof Dam Cirtap’s J-G Prinses Leopoldina Sire Dancer’s Golden Gift v.d. Toetesteijn Dam Orangewhite Jorrie v. Dyjadin Dam Qunack’s Favor Quality Queen Qera Sire Amazing Elegant Emperor Achteraf Sire Irian Cokkie v. Muskyteira Dam Amazing Astra Achteraf Dam Favorite Wescalle v. Muskyteira Sire Tuffy v.h. Beloken Land Dam Wescalle Sabrina v. Muskyteira
Some images above taken by Bridget Bloesch.