Update 9/05


PP56295001   DOB: 10/19/1997  OFA24G/CERF-NEG/SA-NEG/VWD-DNA-CLEAR


Pictured here at 5 1/2 years, BOW, BO, WD

Mickey is a German Import owned by Karin Benker.  He is the foundation stud for Karin's In Orbits Kennel, and was used during our partnership by Friendships as well.  He is AKC pointed, owner groomed and handled. Mickey has an outgoing personality, combined with correct structure and plenty of "poodle-type". He is a great retriever and moves as smooth in the water as he does on land. His coat has outstanding texture and density, no spray was used for showing. Mickey consistently sires great temperaments, quality coats and outstanding health. A number of offspring have PennHip scores in the 80-90% range.

The following is a summarization of Mickey's critique's at the International Show at 18 months of age, just before Karin moved to Texas with him in July 1999, with one of the judges being Mrs Honey Glendenning:

Judgement:  Needs length of coat to be more competitive

  1. Overall Impression: Quite balanced.
  2. Coat:  Great texture, needs length.
  3. Head:  Could be smoother through the cheeks.
  4. Bite, Mouth:   Good.
  5. Eyes:  Very nice.
  6. Ears:  Correct.
  7. Chest:  Nicely developed.
  8. Front Angulation:   Could have more layback.
  9. Back Angulation:   Good rear quarters.
  10. Topline:   Good.
  11. Tail:   Set good, carried well.
  12. Movement:   Good, but could have more front reach.

Mickey has sired a number of litters under the In Orbits and Friendships kennel names, as is known for vastly improving coats, correct feet and rear leg set, and very nice fronts and chests.  His puppies also have beautiful toplines and correct tail set.  All in all he was a good addition to both kennels, and we have a number of lovely sons and daughters - and now grandchildren, many with their International Champion Titles to carry on his lines.  His best known offspring are out of Vet & Intl CH Friendships MKM Ladywind Too "Windy" Karin's foundation bitch when she started as MKM Kennels in 1998.