Profiles of 2014 Top-Producing Sires in the Working Group

Some breeders and owners tell us more about their top producers.

The sires listed below are top producers according to official AKC records Jan. 1, 2014, through Dec. 31, 2014.

 

TOP SIRE QUESTIONS

1. Provide a brief biography of yourselves and your experience in the sport.
2. Provide a brief biography of your sire’s breeder(s) and background in the sport, if you are not the breeder.
3. Briefly describe the highlights of your sire’s show career.
4. What is significant about the breeding that produced him, his sire and dam or the dogs behind him?
5. Are there two or three traits that you feel he is particularly prepotent for?

 

MBIS/MSBIS Platinum GCh. dal Primo Magic Moment CGC, ROM, CHIC
Bullmastiff
Owners: Matthew Harwood and Crystal Corner

1. My name is Crystal Corner and I’ve been breeding and showing Bullmastiffs for a decade under the kennel prefix dal Primo. Working side by side with my handler Katie Martin, we have piloted two Bullmastiffs to number one status. First was ‘Primo,’ then his son ‘Blaine’ (Magic Moment). In 2012 and 2013 Blaine won Best of Breed at AKC/Eukanuba, making him the only Bullmastiff in history to achieve this twice. In 2014 Blaine’s son Seven became our third-generation AKC/Eukanuba winner. Blaine is from the last litter ever produced by Primo.
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3. Over three years Blaine became dal Primo’s first multiple Best in Show winner, won six specialties, won the ABA Top 25 twice (the only male to ever do so), was Best Stud dog at the 2013 ABA National, and was Sire of the Year for 2013. In 2013 Blaine was included in the ABA’s Register of Merit for having six champion offspring, and as of March 2015 Blaine has 11 AKC champions and two more pointed in only five litters.
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5. Blaine consistently produces his lovely square, wide, deep muzzle, his angulation and balance, and his exceptional reach and drive. Blaine was the first ever OFA Champion of Health and consistently produces offspring with passing clearances.

 

GCh. FireHorse Dorian
Cane Corso
Owner: Ron Hoser

1. Ron Hoser bred his first Cane Corso litter under the FireHorse prefix in 2006. He has produced numerous AKC Champions, AKC Grand Champions, multiple specialty winners including the 2013 CCAA National Specialty winner, 2012 CCAA Breeder’s Cup winner and 2013 No. 1 Cane Corso, all systems. Ron has also produced the top Cane Corso stud dog in AKC to date.
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3. GCh. FireHorse Dorian TT, TDI was a multiple BIS winner on the rare breed circuit prior to the Cane Corso joining the AKC Working Group in July 2010.
4. Dorian’s pedigree is steeped in European classics. Both his father, Rambo Della Valle dei Lord, and his mother, Kelly Corso z Machova kraje, were imported from top European breeders. His paternal grandfather, Bayron del Dyrium, was the top stud dog of his era in Italy and his maternal grandfather, Jones, was an Italian-born multi-champion phenom with an amazing winning record, earned all over Europe.
5. Dorian offspring are known for their large, distinctive heads, balance of substance and agility, and confident, stable temperament.

 

Ch. Euzkalzale Choo Choo Charlie!
Great Pyrenees
Owner: Terrie Strom

1. I started showing Pyrs in 1997 and have been breeding them since 2001. I have bred/shown more than 50 AKC Champions, multiple Grand Champions and a Silver Grand Champion. My breedings have produced multiple Group placers, multiple SBIS winners and a multiple BIS brace.
2. My mentor is Terry Denney-Combs of Euzkalzale Great Pyrenees where I got my first brood bitch and stud dog. We co-bred ‘Charlie.’ She has been breeding and exhibiting since 1971. has produced over 75 AKC champions and was the co-owner of ‘DD,’ Ch. Euzkalzale Sundance Legend, who is the No. 1 Pyr of All Time, Breed Points, with 18 BIS.
3. Charlie had four handlers starting with Dick Greaver, Terry and myself. Ten-year-old Crystal Chapman took an interest in Charlie and his training. He was her first show dog and completed his championship while still a puppy. He went on to win Puppy Sweeps at the GPCSC specialty. She is now working on his Grand Championship.
4. Charlie’s parents go back to DD. His father GCh. R Pyr Euzkalzale Apache Sage! is a Silver Grand Champion and has multiple Group placements and a SBIS win.
5. Charlie’s dominant traits have been his temperament, correct coat and soulful Great Pyrenees expression.

 

GCh. Casablanca Elso Peachtree in Cahoots @ Kinnikinnick
Kuvasz (Tied)
Owner: Milli Goodman

1. I had dogs growing up and in 2002 got a Kuvasz puppy. I quickly learned that we both needed a lot of guidance. ‘Mr. Hoot’ is my first show dog and I have great mentors teaching me about the dog show world.
2. My friend and his co-owner, Beth Lenoski, provided the stud dog and was expecting to take her fee when she went to assess the litter that contained Hoot. I had mentioned before that I might be interested in helping raise one of her show dogs but had no intention of ever showing one. Hoot stood out right from the beginning. The breeders knew he should be raised as a show dog so I agreed. His registered name represents a collaboration of several breeders.>
3. Mr. Hoot started showing in 2011 at age 6 months and won Best in Show Puppy at 9 months. I started showing him after that, a total novice, but we learned together. We earned his championship in 2012 at 15 months and Grand Championship in 2013 at 25 months. In April 2013 he won BOB over a multiple Best in Show Kuvasz. Hoot went BOS at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship to his daughter. In 2014 we earned two Working Group placements and he was ranked No. 3 Kuvasz in All Breed Points. Hoot has always been owner-handled and we have earned several OH Group placements including Group 1.
4. I will defer to my mentor and his co-owner Beth Lenoski, as she knows the details. [Read more about Mr. Hoot’s breeding in number four of his top-producing litter sister’s profile here. — Eds.]
5. Excellent temperament, bright white wavy coat, impressive OFA clearances.

Bronze GCh. Double Ring Tarees Dream Machine, COAA, OS
Kuvasz (Tied)
Owners: Tony & Robin Miller, and Charles & Katharine Ringering

1. ‘Diesel’ is co-owned by Tony and Robin Miller of Rebel Ridge Kuvasz and Charles and Katharine Ringering of Double Ring Kuvasz. Tony and Robin have been in the Kuvasz breed since 1992 and have owned and/or bred some of the breed’s top-winning dogs including multiple Group winners and placers, a National Specialty winner, and performance dogs. Robin has served the breed parent club in many positions over the years.
2. Kathy and Chuck have been in Kuvasz since 1989 and in the sport of dogs since the early 1970s. They have bred multiple champions, Group winners and placers and performance dogs. Kathy has served the parent club in many capacities.
3. Diesel has had a remarkable show career spanning eight years. He has been a top-ranked Kuvasz consistently over his entire show career, and the No. 1 Owner-handled Kuvasz for three consecutive years. To date he is the only Kuvasz to have earned the higher level Grand Champion Achievement (Bronze level) exclusively owner handled. He and his son GCh. Rebel Ridge Blue Moon CPA are the only Kuvasz to have been awarded Best Owner-Handled in Show. Diesel is a multiple Group winner and placer, with many wins at the National specialty. He is the sire of multiple Grand Champions, champions and multiple Group placers.
4. His sire was Ch. Double Ring Peterbilt COAA, HOF sire, ‘Cargo,’ and his dam was Ch. Double Ring Moonlight Serenade COAA, OS, ‘Sera.’ Both Cargo and Sera were top-winning Kuvasz and great producers as well.
5. Outstanding structure, beautiful breed type and good temperaments. He has a CHIC number with the OFA and additional health clearances beyond our breed’s CHIC requirement.

 

Comancheria’s Ciye Chiricahua Cochise
Tibetan Mastiff
Owner: Glenda Nunnally

1. I’ve been breeding dogs for over 30 years. I acquired my first Tibetan Mastiffs in 2007. I am an owner-handler and an AKC Breeder of Merit. I have been exhibiting at dog shows since 2008, participating in numerous conformation events including AKC/Eukanuba and Westminster.
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3. ‘Cochise’ was ranked No. 1 in the AKC’s breed points system (dogs defeated) for 2014. He is a Gold Level AKC Grand Champion. He has won Awards of Excellence at AKC/Eukanuba and was Best of Breed at the 2015 Westminster Kennel Club.
4. There were 10 puppies in the April 2014 breeding. Eight of the puppies in the litter are participating in AKC conformation events. Six of the puppies earned their AKC championships between the ages of 6 and 9 months of age. The other two are working on theirs and should earn their championships before year end. Judges have repeatedly commented on the consistency and overall quality of the litter.
5. The goal of a well-defined breeding program is to improve on the parents and advance the breed. My main objectives in my breeding program are health and temperament. I gained additional bone and well-balanced temperaments in the breeding. I see his and the dam’s personality in their offspring.

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