We are exploring the possibility of breeding Rose in 2024
If you are interested in potentially purchasing a puppy, please fill out our Interest Form to be added to our contact list. As breeding plans come together, we will reach out to those on our list and ask you to fill out our puppy application form at that point.
Rose: The Next Generation of Kickturn
UKC CH Kickturn's Alpenglow CGC TKA SAR-HRD
Rose is from our "A" litter and is half American show + performance line and half European working lines. Rose is multitalented, but her first job title is "best friend" to her co-owner. Rose inherited her dam's strong scenting skills and she and her co-owner have learned the ropes of search and rescue together, where Rose has become certified in human remains detection.
When she isn't hard at work or polishing up her searching skills, she lives for fetch and tug and loves to swim with her Labrador housemates, Ty and Jane. Full cardiac health testing has been done and is repeated annually. Remaining OFA CHIC testing requirements are planned to be completed and/or repeated before she would be bred.
Like her brother Granite, both Rose's registered and call names are inspired by our surroundings. Mt. Rose is located northeast of Lake Tahoe, often reflecting the breathtaking colors of the setting sun.
Cardiac Echocardiogram: Normal 02/2023
Holter: Normal 02/2023
OFA Hips: Planned
OFA Elbows: Planned
OFA Thyroid: Normal 04/2022
Liver: Normal 04/2022
OFA Verified testing: Orthopedic Foundation for Animals - Kickturn's Alpenglow
Dobquest Profile: UKC CH Kickturn's Aplenglow CGC TKN SAR-HRD
Piper: Kickurn's Foundation Bitch
AKC CH Irongate's Butterfly Kisses CGC TKA RATN RN
Piper is an American show + performance line dog and family companion. Her driven yet biddable nature makes her an active family companion. Her favorite pastimes are bikejoring, hiking, nosework, rally obedience, and snuggling in with whatever family member she can steal blankets from. She absolutely loves training and is tireless whatever she sets her mind to. Before retiring from conformation showing, Piper took an owner-handled Grand Champion major placement her first weekend out as a special. She is fully health tested to OFA CHIC standard.
OFA Advanced Cardiac (Echo & Holter): Normal 1/26/2021
OFA Hips: Good
OFA Elbows: Normal
Thyroid: Normal 02/2022
Liver: Normal 02/2022
OFA Verified testing: Orthopedic Foundation for Animals - Irongate's Butterfly Kisses
Dobquest Profile: CH Irongate's Butterfly Kisses CGC TKN RATN
Piper: 2020 "A" Litter Highlights
Bell'Lavoro Figlio di un Pistola CGCA THD TKA FPr1 TR3 IGP3(x5)
CH Irongate's Butterfly Kisses CGC TKA RATN RN
Piper was bred to Keeper, a highly accomplished European working line dog in Spring 2020. Titled in both therapy work and IGP, the sire contributed genetic diversity and a solid working temperament to the litter.
Kickturn's All Off Piste TKN - Granite is the boy we just couldn't part with. Both his registered name and call name are a nod to a local mountain peak, known for its off piste skiing, called Granite Peak.
Granite is a chill dude whose happy-go-lucky attitude belies how many working line traits he inherited from his sire. His strength and drive kept me on my toes during his adolescence but is maturing into the amazing dog I have always seen him to be.
In 2022 Granite unexpectedly became gravely ill. It took months to find an appropriate treatment, and months more to determine that he had likely been exposed repeatedly to an unknown neurotoxin, causing autonomic dysfunction. Thankfully he otherwise has youth and health on his side, and he has gradually recovered. I treasure every day with him.
UKC CH Kickturn's Alpenglow CGC TKN SAR-HRD - Rose ended up being the only bitch in a litter of boys. She was one of the last puppies born and was always a bit smaller than the big brothers born before her, but that just meant she showed her spunky side early. Pending additional health testing, we may breed Rose in the future. See her section at the top of this page for more insights about her.
Kickturn's Alpine Tahoe is named for the iconic alpine lake of the northern Sierras. Tahoe has been placed in a competitive performance home in Germany where his eternal zest for life is shining bright. It has been a pleasure to watch his training progress under the expertise of his owner.
Kickturn's A Perfect Camber CGC CGCA TKA ACT1 is living the beach life, so it is fitting that Beneteau's registered name is a play on words - camber is both a sailing and alpine skiing term. Under the expert training of his owner, Ben is becoming a model citizen as well as learning foundations for his future in dog sports.
Piper: 2021 Planned Litter
**Update: Unfortunately Piper developed pseudo placentational hyperplasia with mucometra. These are potentially life threatening issues so we opted for the safest course of treatment and she underwent an immediate emergency spay. Fortunately she is back to her spirited self after a smooth recovery**
We are excited to share the news of our recent breeding. We hope to confirm her pregnancy in mid March.
Eiko vom Landgraf SchH3 IPO3 FH AD ZTP1A
AKC CH Irongate’s Butterfly Kisses CGC TKA RATN
We proudly use Puppy Culture protocols and feel that this gives our puppies the best possible start. We base our home placements upon ongoing observations during early socialization, as well as temperament testing done at 7 weeks of age.