Update:  March 11th, 2012 


PR14182605  DOB:  APRIL 15TH, 2010  PENN HIP 70% NO DJD/HD/



"Ace" working off some energy at his home farm in Washington!

"Ace" loving his "Mom" after his workout!

"Ace" standing at attention - almost 2 years old now!!

March 2012:  "Ace" sired two lovely litters - one in Washington, and one here on the farm under Mishelle's kennel name of Horizons with her beautiful "Eve".  We just completed temperament testing and the results were all that we had hoped for.  All 11 of the EV3 puppies tested with highest marks for socialization instincts, retrieving instincts, sensitivity testing, and perseverance and food motivation.  It was a very exciting test day for this first litter sired by "Ace".  The majority of the litter are very large, however still have very well balanced conformation.  They are beautiful blues, dark silvers, light apricots and creams.  You can see the litter this month on the Standard Puppies page, and later at the bottom of "Eve"s" page.  Exciting results all around.

"Ace" at 19 months - on a cold Fall day - very much a "teenager)

January 2012:  "Ace" is owned by Bob & Krisina Seth, WA.  He is available for stud service through Friendships and Horizons.  He is the only "Sterling" son placed with breeding privileges.  He is going to meet his sire's size and weight, and hopefully as he matures his settled "spirit" as well.  "Eve" has been bred to "Ace" for a January 2012 litter.  He should carry his sire's silver/blue gene and his dam's cream/apricot gene.  Stud service is by private treaty only.

A summary of "Ace's" written critiques at 10 months of age is as follows from the 2011 Evergreen Winter Sieger International Show in February 2011 in Ridgefield, WA. in freezing weather.  Many thanks to the following Judges:  Mrs Faye Strauss - USA; Mr Clyde Morris - USA & UCI Int; Mrs Pat Putman - USA; Ms Lee Whittier - USA.- all who persevered through the cold weather.

Judgement:  Big.  Happy, boisterous active slightly longer than tall dog.

  1. Overall Impression:  Big boy, active.  Happy.  10 months - very masculine, too fat.  Large young dog.
  2. Coat:  Curly & abundant.  Needs maturity.  Abundant - good texture.  Soft puppy coat.
  3. Head:  Pleasing expression a bit narrow.  A little heavy.  Bit coarse.  Wedge shaped, broad skull.
  4. Bite, Mouth:  Scissors bite.  Excellent.  Good.  Scissors.
  5. Eyes:  Excited expression.  Dark, expressive, oval.  Dark, good expression.  Bit large, but dark.  Matches dog color.
  6. Ears:  Set well.  Proper.  Good.  Set well on head.
  7. Chest:  Correct for age.  Could be a bit deeper.  As it should be.  Well developed.  Deep chest for young dog.
  8. Front Angulation:  Adequate.  Needs lead training.  Good - balanced to rear.  Well laid back, medium to heavy bone.
  9. Back Angulation:  Short hock, tight feet.  Adequate.  Good - balanced to front.  Balances front.
  10. Topline:  Straight.  Slightly arched.  Good, strong, good croup.  Level.
  11. Tail:  Correct.  Low set.  Proper carriage.  Carries well.  Set moderately.
  12. Movement:  Lively.  Needs lead training.  Very uncoordinated today, but strong.  Strong reach and drive.

"Ace" earned the next level of his Junior International Champion Title.

Intl CH Friendships Sir Argent Ace  "Ace" (shown at six months of age)

A summary of "Ace's" written critiques at 6 months of age is as follows from the 2010 Evergreen Autumn Sieger International Show in October 2010 in Ridgefield, WA. in freezing weather.  Many thanks to the following Judges:  Mr Richard Byrd - USA; Ms Jane Roppolo - Intl & USA; Ms Sylvia Hammarstrom - USA & SWE; Ms. Cheryl D Anderson - USA

Judgement:  Near square build.  A jolly, rowdy pup with good bearing.  Very sound dog, wonderful dispostion.

  1. Overall Impression:  Wild but nice (training).  Needs experience in ring.  Beautiful , attractive.  Nice strong, masculine, sporting.
  2. Coat:  Good texture.  Puppy.  Good color & texture.  Profuse for age.
  3. Head:  Good, Well built.  Nicely shaped.  Nice and strong, nice underjaw.
  4. Bite, Mouth:  Good, for what I could see.  Scissors.  Correct.  Good.
  5. Eyes:  Excited expression.  Dark, well set.  Beautiful, expressive.  Nice and dark, a bit round.
  6. Ears:  Good.  Proper.  Nicely set on.  Good length.
  7. Chest:  Correct for age.  Deep, developing, Good depth.  Moderately developed.
  8. Front Angulation:  Matches rear in balance.  Good bone.  Very good angles.  Good..
  9. Back Angulation:  Matches front in balance.  Well angulated.  Very good angles.  Good.
  10. Topline:  Good.  Near level.  Very good when relaxed.  Nice and level and hard.
  11. Tail:  Correct.  Well set.  OK.  Poper set and length.
  12. Movement:  Hard to see.  Puppy.  Moves soundly.  Very agile, very free and easy.

"Ace" earned his Junior International Champion Title.