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Am Ch Kistryl Mint Mocha CGCA (Flip)



Flip lives with his co-owner, Tom Commerford and Puffin's brother, Odo, in Colorado. We are excited to welcome this promising youngster to the Blazingstar family. We have admired both of his parents in the US and he has a super pedigree featuring some wonderful Dutch and Scandinavian dogs. He shares some pedigree linkages with Cava and Tally. Thank-you to Cheryl and Marilyn for trusting us with him and to Tom for giving him such a great home and raising him well.

Liz had the pleasure of showing Flip at the FCRSAmerican Specialty in 2014 (where he won his sweepstakes class) and again at the Denver shows in early 2015. Flip gained his first major at 8 months old. He currently has 7 points towards his US Championship and recently picked up his first two Canadian Championship points.

Flip is a smaller male, exquisitely built, with an outstanding topline and tailset. He possesses excellent breed type and is a stylish and sound mover. Flip has a dark liver coat and plenty of it! He is one of those rare dogs that strikes a natural show pose wherever he is (which we photographers love and it also attests to his sound structure).

On his first visit to us in Canada, we had the opportunity to put his retrieving skills to work. He is a bold dog in water, with very flashy water entries. On land, he's happy to crash through cover to get to the bird or bumper. He loves the retrieving game and has a lovely combination of drive and biddability.

Flip is an easy going and calm dog to have around the house and he gets along well and enjoys playing with other dogs and our cats.



Date of Birth: May 16, 2013

Colour: Liver

Gender: Male

Bred by: Cheryl Kistner and Marilyn Wilcox

Hips: Excellent - FR-5616E24M-VPI

Elbows:: Normal - FR-EL2568M24-VPI

Eyes: CERF Clear May 2015 and Januare 2017 (with breeder options)

Patellas: Normal (OFA FR-PA2280)

Coefficient of Inbreeding (to 8 generations): 4%

Genetic Diversity Analysis: Internal Relatedness = -0.10




Flip enjoying some beach time in Oregon

Flip and Odo in Denver

Flip at 8 months old (Photo courtesy of Diana Martin Gruenler)

Flip's Sire, Torben

Flip's Dam, Otter

Flip at 13 months old


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