A very special win for Bocce, scored on his outstanding structure, movement and type.
Thanks to the panel of judges: AKC judge Marge Calltharp, professional handler Christian Manelopoulos, and breeder Dennis Gunsher.
And special thanks to handler Denise Scovil and owner Sally Birgl!

In very strong competition, Bocce was Best in Specialty Show at the TTCA National in St Louis June 14, 2012. 
Thank you to breeder judge Gary Carr and handler Katja Rauhut.
This awesome win follows multiple BIS wins in Europe and his return to the US. 

Ch Ch Arkeden N Kiskades Havin A Ball

(AM Can Ch. Samsara Billy The Kid X Am Danish Ch Ti La Shu Katja) 

(Born 2-11-2007) Bocce went to Canada at 6 months old and went Best of Winners at the TTCC National Specialty Show.
Then, at 9 months old, he won Best of Breed and Group 4th in Philadelphia!
Bocce is a Grand Champion in the US, and Champion in Canada, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Lithuania, and Finland. 
Bocce is 16" tall,  OFA EXCELLENT hips, and is CERF registered yearly. He is DNA tested clear for PLL and NCL. 


Ch. Ti La Shu Katja

(Int Multi Ch Karamain Koppertone Kid X Int Multi Ch Kalifha Vom Ilherausch)
(Born 10-17-2003), Katie was imported from Germany from breeder Sabine Rauhut. Katie is a Kopper daughter, and there's no mistaking her likeness to him! Katie is 15" tall and has lovely type and movement. She is OFA Excellent, and is CERF Registered. Katie's first litter in February 2007 produced "Bocce". She went to Europe in 2007 and won two Best in Shows, including the prestigious Tibet Dog Europe 2007. She also earned her Danish Championship.  Katie returned to the US in 2008 and produced a lovely litter with CH Players Prodigy, “RJ”.  In 2009, she finished her Canadian Championship in 3 shows, receiving 2 group placements, and became the #5 TT in Canada. Katie visited Germany in 2009 and finished her German and International titles, and also placed First in Group.  At the 2011 TTCA National Specialty Katie won an Award of Merit from the Veteran Classes. 
Katie lives in PA with the Schafer family and their Bearded Collie, Jesse. 

CH Tinker's Arkeden Figgy Puddin 
(Ch Arkeden's Fancy Pants X GCh MacIain's Besst Bet For Tinker RN CGC)

(Born 12/23/2016) Samson's daughter is co-owned with her breeder, Jan Gohn. She lives with Jackie Faust and her grandmother, Really, in Medford, NJ.
Figgy finished her championship at 15 months old, and is now selectively shown as a Champion.  She is clear for NCL, PLL, and the 2 PRA tests. 
Now we are waiting until she is old enough for her hip exam, and then we plan to breed her. 

CH Arkeden's Fancy Pants
(GCh Multi Ch Arkeden N Kiskades Havin a Ball X Ch Arkeden Sunsi's Relentless)

(Born 04/21/2013) Samson is co-owned with Lydia Moeller and lives in nearby Haddonfield, NJ. He charms his way into your heart with his sweet nature. 
Samson is now a daddy!  His hips are OFA Good and eyes are tested clear yearly.

CH Arkeden Sunsi's Relentless

(Ch. Players Prodigy X Ch Arkeden's Cute As A Button) 

(Born 8/28/2007) Really was co-bred with Lynne Fardell. She is an adorable 15" girl, with a lovely silver black and white coat.
Really has a magnetic personality and wonderful structure.  She is a CHAMPION, finishing with a 4 point major at the
TTCA Supported Entry at Somerset Hills KC dog show September 5th, 2009. 
Really is now being shown in Veteran classes and is an AKC Grand Championship.

 Arkeden's For Goodness Sake
(Intl Multi Ch Karamain Koppertone Kid X Ch Arkeden Sunsi's Relentless)
(Born October 7, 2010) Goodie is a wonderful girl with her mom's personality. 
She made me proud at the  2011 TTCA National Specialty, competing in the ribbons in all three competitions,
and winning Best Puppy in Futurity, judge, Terri Gueck.  
Goodie now lives with Lisa and Michael Gillen.  She is has OFA excellent hips and is clear of NCL and PLL. 
Goodie has had 2 lovely litters of all sable puppies!

~In Memoriam~

International/American/Canadian/Finnish/German Champion
Ch. Karamain Koppertone Kid

(Int Multi Ch Karamain Jo-Wo Pan-Bu X Karamain Iramona)
(April 30, 1998 - April 7, 2012)

 Kopper passed away and leaves behind wonderful memories and many beautiful offspring.
Kopper was imported from Finland from breeder judge Tuula Plathan. In 2002 he was the #7 TT in the USA
and the #4 TT in Canada. Kopper was shown at the famous Crufts Dog Show in England, 2004.
He was a champion in four countries and also an International (FCI) champion.
Kopper was a stunning 17" golden red Tibetan, producer of 9 Champions in the US and several more in Europe.
Kopper earned an AKC Rally Obedience title, and is a TTCA Register of Merit Stud Dog.

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