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, I knew her last litter had to be very, very special.
Both Robin and I have always loved "different" colored Siberians (my original line, including Courage, came from a lot of dirty-faced dogs with richly-colored coats, and Robin and her parents showed piebalds "before it was cool"), but we were having a tough time finding a dog that came from color that also had the structure, temperament, and proportions we wanted in our lines.
Finally, we decided to take a chance and pair Courage with our "Kruiz" (AKC/UKC/IABCA CH Echoing Wind's Take It All CA UCA), knowing that regardless of what color the pups turned out to be, if any one of my dogs could bring together my past and future and produce something wonderful it would be him.
To our surprise and delight, in the middle of a litter of black-, gray-, and red-and-white pups, we saw one little agouti girl, and breathed a sigh of relief. Kruiz has brought out the best in Courage with this little stunner, and we can't wait to watch her grow and help her follow in her wonderful mother's paw prints.