AKC/UKC/IABCA Int'l CH Hawkwind Daystar Firenze Quarry
herding IT, RN, CGC
Good Hips. Normal Elbows, Heart, Thyroid.
Clear/Normal RD/OSD and PRA. Eyes clear 2011, 2014, 2016 (OFA link)
CHIC 95901 (What is CHIC?)
Firenze is available at stud to approved bitches.
Firenze was the second samoyed here at Desert Rose. He was originally supposed to stay for just a couple months while our Amber was up in Minnesota having her first litter (the house was too lonely without any sammies around.) He won us over with his incredible temperament, sense of humor and stellar pedigree and is still here more than 6 years later :)
Since then Firenze has proved to have talent at herding, passed a therapy dog certification, earned his AKC and UKC Championships, passed the Canine Good Citizen test and earned his Rally Novice title. Firenze also has a start on his Coursing Ability title, but he's a dog that loves people, and quite a few of his coursing ability runs have started out brilliantly and then he's veered off to go visit people rather than finish the course - that's a sammy! He goes to hang out at a grooming salon with his co-owner while she works a few days a week and is a favorite of the other employees.
September 2016: we took Firenze out for the first shows he's been in since he finished his championship and he went Select Dog on Sunday over two other male specials for his first grand championship point.
February 2017: we showed Firenze 2 days and he went select dog both days for more grand champion points.
March 2017: Firenze goes best opposite in veterans sweeps at the SCCA specialty, and is given an Award of Merit. We also showed him in brace with his daughter Izzi, and the two of them won best brace. He went select dog the next day for more grand champion points. The weekend after the SCCA specialty, we took Firenze out to a Celtic festival that was holding AKC herding testing. Firenze had some training on sheep when he was a young dog, but it's been quite a few years since he's worked stock. He had a great time and did very well, and earned his Herding Tested (HT) title.
November 2017: At the Working Dog specialty down in Tucson Firenze takes a Best Opposite Veteran in Sweeps! He also went select dog two days of the show weekend, putting him about 2/3 of the way towards his AKC Grand CH.