The Man Floof
Han Solo is Pawformance's first male Finnish Lapphund and although he was a long time coming, he was absolutely worth the wait. Well-rounded both in temperament and structure, Solo is extremely sweet and gentle, but with the right amount of cheekiness. Solo adores kids and is often found at the feet of small humans, whether under the dining table or while watching TV. He has a beautiful off-switch and will happily chill with the family on slow days, however he is always up for a run or a hike, often insisting he should go running even when it is not his 'turn'.
Solo is confident, but sensitive, always wanting to get it right when training. He is a constant entertainment, especially when he suddenly decides mid-training session that he will no longer accept his favourite food reward, spitting it on the ground! Always one to keep surprises up his sleeve, Solo has been a lot of fun to train.
Strangely for a Lapphund, Solo is actually a pretty quiet boy, only ever barking briefly to ensure we heard the doorbell! Beyond that, Solo's prefered language is a beautifully soulful long howl.
Through no fault of Solo's, he has had a slow introduction to the trialling ring, but we are looking forward to getting him out and about in the near future!
ANKC Registered Number: 3100338722
Colour: Black & Tan (carries cream)
DOB: 20th March 2016
Height: 50cm at the withers
Bred By: J L Lincoln - Armahani Kennels
Owned By: N Boyd & J L Lincoln
Lives with: Nik (Adelaide)
Canine Degenerative Myelopathy: Clear
GSD-II (Pompes): Clear
My Dad | Zeke
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Who could not love this gorgeous specimen of a floof?
His owner Meiju, says he is very smart - a trick expert - learning new behaviours very quickly, with lots of food drive and an active nose, while still being a peaceful and social gentleman. He loves agility, especially jumping and was quite the wild child as a puppy.
Hips: C/C | Elbows: N/A | Eyes: Clear (2008) | prcd-PRA: Clear
My Mum | Squiggle
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Armahani Diamond Dansut (AI)
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Squiggle has always felt like family, so it only made sense to get a puppy from her when the time was right. She ticks all the boxes for what a Lapphund should be to me - drivey, focused and keen to learn, but also with a great off-switch with a gentle temperament.
Hips: 2/2 | Elbows: 0/0 | Eyes: Clear (2019) | prcd-PRA: Clear
Show Ring Highlights
Australian Champion (Ch)
Though not a regular in the show ring anymore, Solo comes out for special occasions and he is always keen for the "pats" he receives in the ring!
Herding Instinct Certificate
Unfortunately Solo hasn't been able to see sheep consistently, but when he does, he shows lovely instinct and good balance.
Endurance Test (ET)
Solo loves to run and be active, so this was an enjoyable morning for the Man Floof! He happily gaited for the 20km, not bothered any of the other dogs. He swiftly recovered after each leg with little change to his temperature and heart rate at each vet stop.
Working Pack Dog (WPD)
Working Pack Dog Excellence (WPDX)
Solo loves a good pack hike and while we had no doubt that Dexter the Kelpie would go on to trial at the WPDX level, we knew it would take a special Lapphund with the right combination of endurance, structure and motivation to succeed at that level. Solo sure showed us that he was ready and willing for the challenge, keeping up with Dex all the way! Hiking 64km over a weekend is no mean feat, let alone doing it three times! We are so proud of him and his special achievement!
Trick Dog Highlights
DMWYD titles Gained:
Novice Trick Dog (NTD)
Intermediate Trick Dog (ITD)
Advanced Trick Dog (ATD)
Before ANKC commenced running trick trials, Solo completed many levels of trick titles online.
NSW Breeder Identification Number: B000685661 | Victoria Source Number: EE102260
Dogs NSW Member Number: 2100088743
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