Ruby was born January 25, 2015. She was bred by Kathy Lytle and Pat Boggs. They bred their Schipperkes to be successful both in the conformation ring and as performance dogs. Kathy enjoyed carting with her dogs and both she and Pat’s dogs have excelled in obedience, rally and agility. Pat trained many of her Schips to be service dogs but she is perhaps best known for training Search and Rescue Schipperkes. http://sarschips.net
Ruby’s grandsire, Magic, was a Search and Rescue dog specializing in water finds.
Pat Boggs and Kathy Lytle’s dogs are known for their excellent temperaments and Ruby is a credit to them. She is playful, mischievous and she loves everyone. She’s a wonderful companion. She’s very alert, watchful and aware of her environment, as is expected for her breed.
Ruby was raised with Recallers. She’s achieved titles in Rally (RN both CKC and AKC) Obedience (PCD) and Agility (ADC)
She’s also done well in the conformation show ring. She achieved her Canadian Championship in Fall, 2017 and gathered points towards her Grand Championship in Spring 2018, all in limited showing. She was Best of Opposite, 4 days in a row at the Northern Alberta Canine Association shows, and Select Bitch at the Canadian National Specialty, June 2, 2018.
May 25, 2019, she was awarded her first group placement at a CKC show. https://rubizekaylah.com/2019/05/27/our-first-group-four/
Ruby’s health is excellent. She has been CERF tested (eye exam) and passed. Her hips and elbows are good and thyroid is normal, tested in November 2019. You can find the OFA results here.
She’s 12 inches at the withers. She’s well balanced and strong with good reach and drive.
She has been genetically tested clear for 162 genetic diseases that Embark tests for. She is a carrier for Canine Retinopathy, She is also a carrier of the dilute gene, a recessive gene that dilutes the dominant black colour to a grey. While you will find ‘blue’ Schipperkes advertised on the internet as exotic and desirable, this is not true. The dilute gene is often associated with other diseases, including alopecia. Since she is a carrier of these variants, (not affected) I ensured that prospective males did not carry these variants.
Ruby will be mated with an excellent male, Schipdale’s Rebus, owned and bred by Mrs. Lesley Thorne of Schipdale Schipperkes. Lesley is a breeder of renown. Rebus is a beautiful example of the breed and he charmed me when I met him at Crufts, 2019, where he has been granted qualification to show, for life. Rebus has been Embark tested.
Their litter will have a genetic (not pedigree) Coefficient of Inbreeding (COI) of 10%. By comparison, using Embark’s Matchmaker tool, should I have decided to breed her to a North American male in their database of over 150 possible matches, the average COI would have been about 26%.
The puppies from this litter will be more heterozygous and therefore at lower risk of genetic diseases caused by hidden recessive genes.
I will be following the Puppy Culture program. The puppies will not be docked. Docking is no longer demanded by the CKC Schipperke standard, nor is it acceptable in England and the FCI countries.
If you think you might be interested in one of Ruby’s puppies from this litter, please fill out the form below. I will look most kindly upon people who are open to positive reinforcement based, current best practices in animal training.
(edited December 11, 2019)