Val - Am Ch Darkenwald AvalancheBOB at Buckhorn Valley, CO

Val was purchased from Ron and Suzette LeFebvre of Darkenwald Keeshonden in Virginia. Val took quite some time to mature from a leggy, awkward pup into the gorgeous boy he is today. During his path to maturity he won RWD twelve times and WD eight times, finishing with three major wins, the last of which was at the Waco, TX show for a four point major . He took quite some time to come into his mature, adult coat, but once he did, Soren showed him as a Special and he took BOB several times and won two Group 4's in the Spring of 2007.Val has an awesome side gait, which stems from his elegant neck, short back and nice tail set. He has very short hocks and beautiful color with excellent, distinct markings. Val is a big boy, but carries a shorter, more form-fitting coat than many males do today, which disguises his size, to some degree. Val did very well during our trip to Canada in October, 2007. Once Yeager had completed his Championship requirements, the way was clear for Val to work on his. Val won WD at the second of the All-Breed shows and also won Winners Dog and Best of Winners at the last of the All-Breed shows, leaving Canada with five points toward his Canadian Championship during the one weekend.

Val's OFA certification numbers:
CERF - KE-893
Hips - KE-3852G24M-PI
Elbows - KE-EL279M24-PI
Patellae - KE-PA284/24M/P-PI
Thyroid - KE-TH114/25M-PI
Cardiac - KE-CA45/25M/C-PI
CHIC # 36132
PHPT - Negative by descent
Major win BOW at Greeley, CO
BOB at Buckhorn Valley KC
BOB at Greeley, CO