Larch

On January 17, 2012 we lost Larch and our hearts were broken. I wrote a goodbye tribute to Larch with the help of Erin. It can be found here. Below you will find Larch’s information.

Ch. Bella Campo Winter Solstice

Larch, Spinoni, Spinone champion

Larch being a Champion in her most accomplished photo.

Larch Statistics

DOB: 12/13/2006

Breeder: Kay and Mike McLeland (Bella Campo)

Color: Orange and White

Height at withers: 23.5″

Weight: 70 lbs

Breeding Status: Intact

Health Testing: Penn Hip, OFA elbows, CERF (eyes) and OFA thyroid all done

Click here for Larch’s Pedigree

Offspring: None

Meaning of Name: Kyle is an ecologist, so Larch was named after the Larch tree species.

Nicknames: Yeti, Polar Bear

Special Talents: She was a little Houdini when we first got her… but she seems to be growing out of her antics.

About Larch

Larch is our second Spinoni. Our first Spinone, Saffron, was so wonderful that we wanted to get her a “sister”. At Birdsboro, our goal is to produce great dual-purpose dogs. Dual-purpose means that the dogs excel in both hunting and have correct conformation. Larch is the product of a litter that was planned with this same goal in mind. Larch is out of Zola, a top-winning show dog that can also hunt, and Brasch, a great looking Spinone that is also the youngest Spinone ever to attain both his Master Hunter (MH) from the AKC and his Versatile Championship (VC) from NAVHDA (these are the two highest titles a Spinone can earn in the hunting venue and are an amazing accomplishment).

Larch the Show Dog

Larch just began her show career at seven months. On her second day out, she took Best of Opposite Sex over a special. We are very excited about little Larch’s potential, as is her breeder. Larch has a very correct, harsh Spinone coat that requires no grooming other than very occasional burr removal. Here are some pictures of Larch starting out with her just hanging out at the show at seven months old being stacked by her breeder, Kay McLeland.

Larch prepping for her show.

Larch prepping for her show.

Spinone-Spinoni Larch

Larch at one of her first dog shows of the year just waiting ring side.

Spinone-Spinoni

Larch is in the group ring in this shot! She won her her breed that day for a three point major. Thanks to her breeder Kay McLeland of Bella Campo Spinoni for showing her.

Spinone-Spinoni Larch the show dog.

Larch with her best of breed win at her most recent show.

Larch the Birddog

Larch from the start was a natural with hunting. She has a great nose and took right to tracking. Her drive is also phenomenal and is fun to hunt with and this proves her pedigree to be correct. We always look forward to great times hunting with her.

Pictures of Larch

Some adorable Larch puppy moments at three and four weeks of age…

Spinone-Spinoni Larch at three and four weeks of age.

Larch at seven months of age.

Spinone-Spinoni puppy Larch at three and four weeks of age.

Larch at 10 weeks of age

Spinone-Spinoni Larch at three months of age.

Larch at three months of age.

Spinone-Spinoni Larch at three months of age.

Larch at three months of age.

Spinone-Spinoni Larch at three months of age.  She has always loved her

Larch at three months of age. She has always loved her

Spinone-Spinoni Larch at five months of age.

Larch at five months of age.

Spinone-Spinoni Larch ungroomed

We decided to show off Larch's pretty side even ungroomed.

Spinone-Spinoni

She's just a great dog no matter what.

Spinone-Spinoni with Monica

Larch at home and quite ungroomed. Also please take note that Killian is not beating Larch in the first picture.

Spinone-Spinoni

Larch on the right with Larch's little sister Pia on the left. Do you notice a resemblance?

Spinone-Spinoni

Larch and Pia again with Larch on the right. They were being shown by Larch's breeder, Kay McLeland of Bella Campo Spinoni.

Pictures of Larch’s Parents

VC Ch. Osage Caesar MH

VC Ch. Osage Caesar MH

Ch. Di Morghengo Zola Bella Campo JH

Ch. Di Morghengo Zola Bella Campo JH

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