AKC and ASCA registered.
Testing: Cone Degeneration: Clear, Canine Multifocal Retinopathy: Clear, Collie Eye Anomoly Clear, Degenerative Myelopathy: Clear, Hereditary Cataract: Clear, MDR: Mutant/Normal, Hyperuricosuria: Clear, Multifocal Retinopathy 1: Clear, Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 6: Clear, Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration: Clear, OFA Eyes: Normal, OFA Dentition: Pending, OFA Hips: Pending, OFA Elbows: Pending, CHIC #: Pending, AKC DNA: Pending, ASCA DNA Complete.
We are so very excited to have Aria as part of are crew. One of only two daughter's of Grace, the top winning Best in Show bitch in AKC history, a two time National Specialty winner, Group 2 at Westminster Kennel Club and Group 3 at the AKC National Championship show. She has big paws to fill for sure. We are so very excited about Aria - her foot timing is perfection and she looks just like her mom.
Aria has decided that I am her person and as such wants me to show her - which I appreciate that she has faith in me, it is not really good for HER ha ha ha. She is very much like her mother and loves to climb and cuddle.
She is not food motivated (yet a pig which seems an odd combination I know) so getting her in the ring and comfortable is a bit more of a challenge over her goofball brother. Her first time in the ring with me she was good and the seond time she even had some fun! We will be showing in BBX together and she should finish easily despite me at the helm LOL.
How smart is Ari (yes she prefers Ari to Aria) A friend was doing CGC evaluations and I had to teach her a down and stay. Within 10 minutes she had it figured out. She may act like a blonde but she really is smart. All of the evaluators said she will make a wonderful Therapy Dog
About Her Name
I thought long and hard about what to name this special girl. Here name is the first line of Amazing Grace and I felt it appropriate that she be named after her mother but in a way that is honored Grace but allowed Aria to have her own identity. So I decided on the frist line of the song her mother is named for. This way it is a tip to her mom but does not have the word "Grace" in it. I want Aria to carve her own identity and path.
She is so much like her mother, it will not escape anyone that she is her daughter as she is a Mini Me - now we can just hope she is close to her mother in the ring!