Kelsey – Wise Black Z Kovarny HIC
- B. September 4, 2009
- s.c.ut. Ch Tr REX du Champ Boulet, Ring III x s.r., s. Int.Ch. New Black Sib z Kovárny TAN, ZVV1, SchHA, ZPU1, LA1
We've been keeping track of interesting breedings over the past few years, with the idea of bringing some new Groenendael lines into our home. When we saw that Hana Pisarčíková was repeating her T litter, of Rex to Sibi, we thought it might be a great opportunity to do just that. Rex is not a show dog, but he is an amazing Ring III dog, competing over 60 times at the highest level of French Ring Sport. We hoped that the Rex x Sibi combination would produce pups with strong, stable, non-reactive temperament, that are well constructed and with good breed type. Hana sent us the little green pup and "Kelsey" has turned our household upside down! She's a great dog, very strong character, loves to explore, loves to train, and showing great promise as a performance dog. She won't win any specialties as her type is moderate, but we expect her to do well in all breed competition.
Kelsey earned her HIC (Herding Instinct Certificate) with a lovely session with sheep on June 20, 2010. The test was hosted by the BSDCC near Fergus, Ontario.
In April 2011, we had a litter of 10 terv pups, and Kelsey proved to be a phenomenal "big sister." We were able to send the pups' mom (Neeka) home when the babies were six weeks old and let Kelsey watch over and play with them when they were outside in their pen. We've got some great photos and video clips of Kelsey with "her" babies on the G litter page.