Eagle Hill Kennel finished a bitch that received her AKC Championship on August 30, 1998, Ch. Asgard's Smooth Sailin' v Sabra TC, NA. Smooth Sailin' was also the 1998 1st Senior Bitch, Mid-Pacific Futurity, German Shepherd Dog Club of America. On April 28, 2001, Sailin' proved that Conformation Champions can also perform. On that day, Sailin' earned her third qualifying leg in AKC Agility competition to earn her AKC Novice Agility title by placing second in her class (a 100 point perfect run in a very fast 42 seconds run on a 67 second course); in fact, in her other two qualifying legs, she also placed in the ribbons. As you may not know, only 250 or so German Shepherd Dogs earn an AKC Championship each year and there are very few of these Champions that go on to earn an agility title.
Sailin' was certified at 24 months with OFA Good Hips and Elbows (GS-54184G24F-T & GS-EL9194-T). Sailin' in September of 1999 also decided to get OFA in Cardiac and Thyroid and passed with flying colors (GS-CA61/34F/C-T &GS-TH59/34F-T). These OFA certifications earned Sailin' the Certificate of Health Excellent from the German Shepherd Dog Club of America. Sailin' has also been Temperament Certified by the German Shepherd Dog Club of America and thus proudly carries the TC designation.
Sailin' is a dark black and tan and her other color factor is bi-color; she does carry the coat factor, which means at times we have some "long coated" shepherd puppies available.
Ch. Asgard's Smooth Sailin' v Sabra TC, NA . DOB: 10-24-1996.
October of 2007: Sailin' is now 11 years old and still rules the pack here at Eagle Hill.
AKC Registration Number: DL67153601; AKC Analysis Certificate, DNA Profile #V35746; Avid Microchip, 026347888.
OFA GS-54184Good24F-T; GS-EL9194-T; GS-CA61/34F/C-T;
GS-TH59/34F-T. (Hips, Elbows, Cardiac and Thyroid)
Breeders: Evan and Tedi Ginsburg
Sire: BIF, BIM, Ch. Asgard's Big Ben of Encore, ROM, OFA
Dam: Asgard's Jamboree OFA Good/Elbows.
May 24, 1997, Match: 6-9 puppy bitches, 1st Place, Best Puppy,
Orange Coast German Shepherd Dog Club, Judge Adele Hysen.
October 10, 1997, 9-12 puppy bitches, 1st Place, Reserve
Winners Bitch, German Shepherd Dog Club of Southern Nevada,
Judge Kathy Casteel.
March 28, 1998, 12-18 Bitches, 1st Place, Amarillo German
Shepherd Dog Club, Inc., Judge Susan Ross Godek.
March 29, 1998, 12-18 Bitches, 1st Place, Central New Mexico
German Shepherd Dog Club, Inc., Judge Herbert A. Drew.
of San Gabriel Valley, Inc., Judge Peggy Mickelson.
April 19, 1998, Novice, 1st Place, Reserve Winners Bitch,
German Shepherd Dog Club of Los Angles County, Judge Joe
State, Judge David Rinke.
Best of Breed, Santa Maria/San Luis Bay GSD
Club, Judge Mrs. Marion Lawrence, first 3 points.
June 14, 1998, Open, 1st place, Winners Bitch, The GSD Club
of Ventura, Inc, Judge Dean Wylie, 3 points.
June 26, 1998, Futurity-Senior Class, Bitches, 1st place, 1998
Mid-Pacific Region, Judge Rita Sandell.
June 28, 1998, American Bred, 1st Place, Winners Bitch, Golden
State GSDC of San Jose, Inc., Judge Charles Kruger, DVM.,
Winners, Diablo Valley GSDC, Inc., Judge Carol Moore, 3 points.
August 30, 1998, Open, 1st Place, Winners Bitch, GSDC of
Sacramento Valley, Inc., Judge J. Ronn DeLaney, 3 points
New Champion, 16 points, all Specialty majors (five majors).
Judge Lanalee Jorgensen.
June 12, 1999, Specials, BOB, GSDC of San Diego, Judge
September 4, 1999, Specials, BOS, Diablo Valley German Shepherd Dog Club, Judge Randy Chestnut.
September 5, 1999, Specials, BOB, GSDC of Sacramento Valley, Judge Joe LaRosa.
Sailin' now has 4 BOBs and 1 BOS, all in German Shepherd Specialty, Major pointed shows. She is retired now though every once in awhile she tells us she would like to get back into the ring!
Pictures of Sailin' wins.
Some ribbons/trophies/certificates of Ch. Smooth Sailin':
CH. ASGARD'S SMOOTH SAILIN' V SABRA, TC, NA,
OFA GS-54184G24F-T, OFA GS-EL9194-T, OFA CARDIAC,
OFA THYROID, GSDCA CERT OF HEALTH EXCELLENT
Five Generation Pedigree:
Line Breeding: SEL. CH. HOHENEICHEN'S MAGNUM ROM (5 - 4,4) , 15.62% 4X SEL. CH. HOUSTON OF WILDWOOD ROM (3 - 2) , 37.5% SEL. CH. DOPPELT-TAY'S HAWKEYE ROM (5 - 5,4,5) , 15.62%