OFA Hips Good
OFA Elbows Normal
OFA Patella Normal
OFA Cardiac Normal
Desi was the pick puppy from Faith and Tux and from Birchview kennels. Desi is owned and loved by Angie in Iowa. Desi is no longer breeding, but is the Dam of some of our amazing pups: Willo, Lulu, and Nina. Desi is very sweet and has never met a stranger. She is that rare dog that seeks out the kids and lets them play dress up with her. She will sit in a stroller or crib forever just soaking up the attention. She loves to play in the snow like her dam, Faith. She is a soft dog and VERY easy to train. She is very willing to please and is very athletic and fast, but not high energy. After a few runs, she turns into a couch potato. Desi is amazing on the agility field and would have done more if she was here all of the time. She is a quick learner and can run with anyone. She makes everyone laugh with her antics. She prefers to jump twice as high as the first few jumps on the course and bark mid air. By the end she comes down and jumps normal. Lynette hates running barking dogs in agility, but she always had to bark the first few jumps. She does have herding drive, but does not have the natural ability that her mother, Faith, has. She does not read the stock as well and needs a bit more control to not rush. She will swim but does not love it. She loved flyball and playing, but never consistently carried the ball back, especially with the other dogs running at her. She really felt the ball should be optional completely so we never competed with her. Desi LOVES obedience and Rally, but we so rarely show it that she never got far with them. Desi has AMAZING structure and would do amazing in the conformation ring. Unfortunately, she only hit a couple shows to fill classes as a vet. She loved obedience so much that she kept sitting for the handler so did not excel at Conformation. We are letting her offspring show off their skills in the conformation ring instead. Desi continues in her daughters Willo, Lulu, and Nina.
Desi was 10 when she hit her first UpDog Competition. Desi will play disc, but only does a few catches before she quits. She has plenty of speed and can do a great catch, but just doesn't love it enough to play often. Even with only a few catches, she is a great dog for the kids to play with so she came out of retirement to come play.
Desi LOVES any obedience work. She loves to learn and thinks that obedience is a blast. So much so that the conformation handler had a hard time stopping her from sitting in the ring. We have only managed to hit 1 trial, but hope to hit a few more with her. Our goal is to finish her CD as well as a few rally titles.