Jo at 3.5 yrs
photo by Kelley Hoffman
o is from our
T litter by Toivo out of Marissa.
She formerly lived with Rob and Laura
Maxim in BC Canada but came back home to BasqueLaine in early 2005. We
are very pleased to have Jo back. She reminds us very much of
her mother, Marissa, but we see a lot of her daddy Toivo, in her as
Jo's pedigree is a lovely
combination of successful Swedish, Dutch, French and Belgian
bloodlines, boasting of a number of working/performance titles as well
as conformation titles. She's linebred 2X on the famous Femto x
Eden cross via French elite stud R.E. Lutin de la Clairiere aux Louves on
her father's side, and French s.r. Milton de la Clairiere aux Louves
B.Tr. on her mother's side. She's a great granddaughter of French
elite stud Fr. Ch. Emir de Condivicnum B.Tr., and a great great
granddaughter of the famous Bel/Neth Ch. R.E. Millo vd
Hoge Laer IPO3.
Jo has an outstanding confident
temperament with lots of working drive. She is totally stable
and fearless, completely unfazed by everything! Jo is highly toy and
ball driven, and she'll continue to retrieve and fetch as long
(actually longer) as you can. She is also an avid swimmer and
she delights in trying it catch birds in the air. ;-) Check out
gallery of Jo having a game of catch with husband Rick, 8 weeks
pregnant with the Detectives. Jo is also SUPER fast, and she has
a daredevil attitude towards work and play, especially if it involves
defying gravity. ;-) Jo has begun serious herding training. She has her HT title and will be testing for PT in the spring.
She is also started in agility. Jo made her conformation
debut in February 2006 at the Indy Winter Classic where she was
Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite Sex on Saturday for a 3 point
major, and Reserve Winners Bitch on Sunday to a 3 point major.
She will be back in the show ring soon. Jo is happy, outgoing,
and friendly with everyone she meets. She is excellent with
children and gets along well with other dogs.
Jo is a little over
22" tall with a nice amount of bone and substance. She has
lovely angulation front and rear, good length and arch of neck, good
topline, and a pretty outline. Jo's movement is to die
for. She's very smooth, light and effortless in motion. Jo has a beautiful red/mahogany coat
of correct texture with nice blackening. Her head is of moderate
type with nice head planes, dark almond eyes, nice ear set and good
masking. Jo has a scissors bite with full dentition.
Jo is a littermate
and Ciara. She is a full sibling to
Jo has produced beautiful, talented offspring. She is the dam of the
Maximum G Litter including Giuseppe,
and the BasqueLaine & Maximum Time
Litter including our Griffey,
and his littermates Jackson,
Gracie, and Captain.
Jo is also the dam of the
Genesis-BasqueLaine Justice litter whelped/raised by Kate Stephenson, and
co-bred by me. The Justice Litter was born July 13, 2006 in Marion OH. The Sire
Madden's George, U-BISS Am/Can/UKC
Champion Belamba Seaflower Montage CD PT JHD TT CGC TDI P-BAR, sire of
Heroes litter with Jo's mom Marissa.
The Justice Litter is very similar to the Spies in looks and
character. New pages of the Justice kids coming soon!
With the approval of our reproductive vet we
bred Jo on back-to-back seasons and on January 17, 2007, the
Detective Litter co-bred with Kim Gilmore of Big Mtn Belgians was born.
details about this very exciting litter growing up, sired by Kim's Search
and Rescue (SAR) dog
This breeding was designed with Search and Rescue in mind. Four pups
from this litter are already training for future operational SAR status,
and a couple more will be active in performance venues. A few will
also be shown in conformation. Meet