Big news from the 2018 SVCA National Specialty!

We had the pleasure of attending our first SVCA National Specialty, and boy what a week it was!  The specialty was held in Prescott/Dewey, AZ and we spent 6 days enjoying all things Vallhund.  Our little boy Griffin blew us all away by taking home some top awards!  Here is the run down:

Lavendel Skyward Griffin Av Solborg "Griffin"
- Best Puppy in SVCA National Specialty Sweepstakes
- Best of Winners in SVCA National Specialty from Bred-By class (5 point major)
- Best Bred-By-Exhibitor at SVCA National Specialty
- Best Puppy in SVCA Regional Specialty Sweepstakes
- Best of Winners at SVCA Supported entry from Bred-By class (5 point major)
- Reserve Winner's Dog on Saturday at all breed show

He also showed amazing instinct and potential during a Swedish style herding instinct test on dairy cows with Jenny Pleym.

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Lavendel Skyward Griffin av Solborg

Owned by Ivy Underdahl and Carol Wissler

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Not to be outdone by her son, Eloise made sure she came home with some ribbons too!

SVCA VSV CH Aros Enchanting Eloise Elbereth RN HT RATO CGCA CGCU TKI "Eloise"

- Qualifying run in Herding Tested to finish her HT title!
- Award of Merit at SVCA Regional Specialty
- Received her plaque for achieving her Versatile Swedish Vallhund (level 1)

Thank you Ivy Underdahl for mentoring me and allowing me to show this special boy.  I am over the moon with how our Griffy is turning out! Can't wait to see where the first Lavendel boy takes us!

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Congrats to everyone at the 2018 SVCA National Specialty!  See ya'll next time!

Griffin did really well today at the San

Griffin did a great job at his first AKC sanctioned "B" match put on by the Santa Maria Kennel Club.  He showed like a little champ and came away with a group 3 in the herding group!  Way to go Griff!  We are on our way to the big time now.  SVCA National Specialty, here we come!


Lavendel Skyward Griffin av Solborg

Owned by Ivy Underdahl and Carol Wissler

The Swedish Vallhund

Vallhunds, like the lavender of our kennel name, are versatile, hearty, and beautiful.  Both lavender and valls come in a number of slightly different shades and varieties, can adapt to a wide variety of environments, and are a pleasure to have in any home!