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Ch. Lonestar Abilene
Breeder: J. Harris & D. Engelking
Sire: Ch. Vison Vangard
Dam: Bearden’s Abby Maccoll
Whelped: July 3, 2006
Country: US Sex: B
Color: Tan Points: 21
Abilene was whelped at our house and has been with us from birth therefore she was raised as we plan to raise all future puppies. She was exposed to new and different things from the beginning. By the time she was seven weeks old she was going down to the pond and exploring while supervised.
She went to obedience and conformation classes starting at three months. By the time she was six months she was running with the adults. Now she is a big girl with a long loping stride. She loves to run and swim. She tracks at a run which results in very quick turns and occasional collisions. However once she finds the track she is off again.
She began going to shows as soon as she was able. She quickly earned three majors and even won against her brother who had his championship. On Jan. 6, 2008 she won Best of Breed at the Nolen River show and received her championship with 17 points and four majors.
Even though both of Abilene’s parents were clear of Glanzman’s Thrombasthenia, Abilene was checked for Glanzman’s and cleared. She had her hips x-rayed when she was two and again on Feb. 6, 2009. The results came back OFA GOOD. She now has OFA number 143 for otterhounds. In March of 2009 she received her CHIC (Canine Health Information Center) number.
Abilene Pedigree available on the Otterhound Club of America site
Pictures of Abilene the Otterhound
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For more pictures go to: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterhounds/sets/72157624840138843/