DOB: June 30, 2018 Registry: AKC Color: Agouti and White Eyes: Blue CERF: Too Young OFA: Too Young
Valora is a treasure to us here at Echoing Wind, for a lot of reasons.
Her mother, "Courage," (Echoing Wind's Everlasting Courage) is the last of my original line of dogs that founded this kennel, and with her approaching an age where it would no longer make sense to breed her, we knew we wanted to be able to keep something out of her so we wouldn't lose my old lines and the genetic diversity they could bring to our breeding program.
We had tried to pair Courage with some of our other males in the past but were not satisfied with their substance, movement, and structure. For her last litter, we bred Courage to our "Kruiz" aka Am/Can/IABCA CH Echoing Wind's Take It All CA UCA. The pups were nicer than any she had ever produced before, with much better angles, movement, and structure, and we fell in love with Valora for her easygoing temperament (a combination of her mother's calm, reserved personality and Kruiz's sweet, outgoing one).
Valora will be making her show ring and performance event debut in the summer/fall of 2020. We are pleased with how she is maturing so far and hope she will enjoy being a show dog; we're very excited at the prospect of introducing her mother's lines back into our current dogs' pedigrees!