There were 10 puppies born: 6 males and 4 females. No ridgeless, no dermoid sinus, no excessive white, 9 show ridges, 1 ridge with three crowns. All testicles descended, all correct bites.
We are planning a litter with our sweet Anora in early 2012. After careful research we have found a perfect match for her in Quebec! We are very proud to announce that the sire of Anora's litter will be Thomba - Canadian Champion Cataraqui Winter Solstice CGN.
Thomba's dam Tinga - Clachan Hestia ROM - was imported from South Africa in 2005. She is a stunning bitch with an incredible desire to please. She is very feminine and sweet, yet agile and instinctive. She is a great tracking dog and loves nothing better than to have a job. Tinga has proven to be an invaluable brood bitch and has achieved her Register of Merit Title by producing 3 champions to date: Indy, Thomba and Kianga, all from one litter.
Thomba's sire Erik - American Champion Spring Valley's Erik The Red NA, NAJ - is an overachiever who has done a lot outside the conformation ring, too. Erik has earned a Herding Instinct Certificate (HIC), Canine Good Citizen certificate (CGC), he was certified by Therapy Dogs International (TDI), holds his small game hunting qualifier (HRQ2), has successfully completed RRCUS Endurance Trial (ET) and has earned two agility titles so far! Erik has printed his quality genes on his progeny, and Thomba is one of the lucky boys to pass on the legacy of his wonderful dad.
Thomba has attained his Canadian Championship title at an early age, and went on to win Multiple Hound Groups, Regional BOSS (to his sister) and Best Ridged Male at the RRCC National Specialty show. He has also won Best Head in Specialty Show at the regional show in 2011. This special boy is also a holder of Canadian Good Neighbor certificate. Thomba is a hunter and loves nothing more than to patrol the farm along with his sister Indy, his partner in crime. He is a people magnet and quite the charmer. With his stunning head, excellent proportions and substance, great shoulders and rear angles, it is no surprise that he's caught our eye. Thomba's looks are truly striking, but it's his floating movement, fabulous ridge and exceptionally sweet and outgoing temperament that complete the picture.
Thank you Valerie for letting us come to Thomba!