Topmast Karluk’s North
Pole Voyage MH CGC
Owned and Loved by
Stephanie Critch & Jay Fisher
Worth, FL 33460
Topmast Karluk’s North Pole Voyage MH CGC
Number: AKC SR54313306 Date of Birth: 1/26/2009
Pat & Tom Swallows, Topmast Golden Retrievers
Luk was an outstanding representative
of the golden retriever breed. He was a
dynamic working dog who brings intensity, focus and style to all activities he
tackled. He was also a well-constructed
dog who reeks of power and athleticism.
He was a handsome dog whose beauty lied in his nobility and functionality,
along with his handsomeness.
Luk’s conformation strength was in his correct
angulation front and rear and wonderful pro-sternum and forechest. He had
a solid topline with very nice reach and drive. He was well balanced and light on
his feet. He had good depth of chest and
good spring of rib with a short loin.
His topline was level and he carried his tail correctly. He had a masculine head with a lot of
expression, a lovely, dark eye and brown-black pigment. He had full dentition with a scissors bite. Luk was medium gold in color with a correct,
wash and wear coat. He was a dog of
moderate size and substance, standing 23 1/2” tall and weighed 70 pounds.
Luk was a joy to train because, simply put, he
loved to work. He learned concepts very
quickly and generalized them well. His
incredible focus to task, no matter what the distraction, maked training and
competing with him a joy. In the field,
Luk was a hard-driving dog with excellent marking skills, memory, and strong
water courage. He loved his birds.
Luk’s most outstanding attribute was his phenomenal
temperament. He interacted well with
people and dogs of all ages and sexes.
He played regularly with bitches and dogs, puppies and veterans. He was confident and calm when meeting intact
males and was comfortable sharing his tennis ball and living space with
them. In fact, his self-confidence was a
trait that shined through in every venue.
His “on/off switch” made him always eager to work, while at the same
time a joy to live with. He went to work
with his owner every day at a large horse farm and was a relaxed, trusted member
of the barn.
Luk passed away this fall from a rare disease that baffled several specialists. Finally he was diagnosed with Canine Erythema Multiforme. He passed away after a gallant battle with it, in spite of the wonderful efforts of his owners to help him fight it. Such a big loss for Steph and Jay.
Both of Luk’s parents are outstanding producers, as
recognized by the GRCA. Luk’s sire was CH Buckeye Standing Ovation OS, a beautiful dog with a solid temperament. Collin was a beautiful golden with an
impressive pedigree that combined some great show goldens. He was a solid, athletic Golden, weighing approximately
78 lbs. and standing 23.5″ tall.
Collin died after a brief episode of testicular cancer at 12 years of
In her youth and right up until her death, she was a hard-driving,
high energy, very birdy retriever who absolutely loved the water. She also excelled in agility.
Abbi produced Multiple High-in-Trial Can CH GMOTCH MH, a CT MACH HTHF MH50 UDX, six
MH’s, six MACH’s, an OTCH & several UDX/OM1’s, and several MX/MXJ’s, and many more multi-titled
offspring. Abbi died of kidney cancer at 12 years of age.
Luk is from a litter of eleven, several of which went to novice competition homes. Today,
they are pursuing field, agility and obedience titles. One sister has her Can CH-GMOTCH-MH, multiple HITs, and a 200 score. Another sister went from Nov A to her OTCH. Another sister has her MACH CATCH4. Two others completed their UDX. Four JH and a SH.
One has a UKC Conformation Championship.
All eleven of the pups have performance titles, five with their CCA’s. This is a tribute to the great owners and the biddability and great work ethic of this litter.
Luk had OFA Good hips, with PennHIP scores of
.42/.44, placing him in the 80th percentile. He has normal elbows,
heart, and eyes. He is clear/normal for
Ichthyosis, GR_PRA1, and prcd PRA. His DNA is on file with AKC.
He is available by frozen semen only. Luk lived in southern Florida with his owner.
Contact his breeder: Pat Swallows, firstname.lastname@example.org
Topmast Solar Maximum CD JH CCA CGC
Max’s parents are wonderful, stable dogs.
Max’s sire was Raggedy Run Time Well Wasted MH*** WCX CCA, a great dog with a solid temperament. Kamikaze was a beautiful golden with an impressive pedigree that combined some great show and performance goldens. He could easily have played in the breed ring. His owner chose to compete with him in the field, where he easily finished his MH and placed in field trials. He was also their personal hunting dog, picking up many birds in the fall. He was a solid, athletic Golden, weighing approximately 78 lbs. and standing 23.5″ tall.
Max’s dam was SHR Gaylan’s Wind Chime Melody CD BN RAE OA OAJ NAP NJP JH WC VC CCA TDI CL1 PD1 PK2. Chime is our personal hunting dog, a birdy retriever who absolutely loved hunting. She did well in agility, but a severe injury at three short-changed her agility career. Her obedience career was only limited by her handler missing time with a new job. She loved to work each fall and winter picking up pheasants and ducks with us until she passed away at 15.
Max has OFA Good hips. He has normal elbows, heart, and eyes. He is clear/normal for GR-PRA1 & 2, and prcd-PRA. He is a carrier for Ichthyosis.
He is available for live coverage or fresh-chilled. We have frozen stored on him also. Max lives in Michigan with his owner.
Max is at stud to approved bitches.
Contact his breeder: Pat Swallows