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January 8th 2020 ~ Front Cover


Multi Best In Show, Multi Reserve Best In Show, Multi Best in Specialty Show American Grand Champion Bronze & Canadian Grand Champion

Vanderbilt ‘N Printemp’s Lucky Strike

Life presents us with opportunities when we least expect them…

We were in Orlando Florida in December 2018, celebrating Laura King and Robin Novack’s amazing record-breaking campaign with Amaze, our Siberian Husky, more formally known as MBIS MBISS Can/Am GCHP Nanook This Girl is on Fire.

All of us were sitting ringside watching groups at the all-breed shows. We all noticed this spectacular Samoyed shown by his breeder/owner Judi Elford, who was being awarded an extremely competitive Group 1st from amongst the countries top working dogs under Mr. Bill Shelton. A truly memorable moment! 

After the group we saw Judi and congratulated her and said, Striker is spectacular and should be seen! Never dreaming what could come next!

In early 2019, we began to keep tabs on Striker’s career in Canada where he was breeder owner handled brilliantly by Judi. Shortly thereafter, we were thrilled to sign on as co-owners of this outstanding dog.

During his career in Canada, Striker was awarded:
58 Canadian All-Breed Best in Shows
29 Reserve Best in Shows
124 Group Ones

Striker ended 2019 as:
Canada’s #2 Dog of All Breeds

2019 saw one of the tightest races in recent Canadian purebred dog history, where the difference between the #1 and #2 dog all breeds, going into the last weekend were a mere 5 points. 

Judi and Striker also created breed history by becoming the top-winning Samoyed in CKC breed history! 

Congratulations to Judi and Striker on their record- breaking year together in Canada! We are thrilled to be working with our good friends who we have known for many years Judi and Blair Elford, along with Laura King and Robin Novack to present Striker in the USA. 

We are all very excited to see how Striker’s journey unfolds. We thank all the judges who have awarded him so highly in his specials career thus far! 

Thank you, Striker for always giving us a reason to smile!!!

Here is to the best that 2020 has to offer.

Correen Pacht-Ralsky & Marc Ralsky

Breeders: Mengru Wu & Judi Elford
Owners: Correen Pacht Ralsky, Marc Ralsky, Judi Elford, Blair Elford
Handler: Laura King & Robin Novack AKC Reg’d Handlers
Assisted By: Alex Gerber

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Rob is a long time purebred dog enthusiast. Starting out in obedience sports, his main interests morphed into conformation and breeding. Rob is a breeder and exhibitor of Golden Retrievers under the Conquerer prefix.