American Grand Champion, Canadian Grand Champion Excellent
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Noka was born here at Sparx with a pretty impressive pedigree to live up to, his maternal grandsire is Bookie (Can GChEx Am Ch ToMar's The Fix Is In CGN, Canada's #1 Terrier, #10 All Breeds 2006), his paternal grandsire is Twister (Am Ch Regency's Twist of Fate, who until recently was the record holder for BIS wins in the US, and multi BISS at AMSC Nationals). We feel that Noka embodies the best of both of these dogs and although he has only been lightly shown, his record reflects his quality!
We started out in 2014, when Noka turned 6 months old. By the end of the year he had earned his Canadian Grand Champion Excellent title with a Best In Specialty Show and an all breed Best in Show, and picked up his Rally Novice title in 3 straight trials. Noka also earned his American Championship by going Best of Winners on the 2 days leading up to Montgomery County, and started on his American Grand Championship. Noka ended 2014 as the #1 Miniature Schnauzer in Canada & #6 Terrier.
We only showed 2 weekends in Canada in 2015, while waiting for Noka to mature. Despite this, he was still #3 Mini Schnauzer for the year. Meanwhile in the US, Noka picked up his first Best of Breed win on the Montgomery County weekend, and took home an Award of Merit on Montgomery day.
2016 started with a bang, and Noka picked up 2 more Best in Show wins, 4 Reserve Best In Show wins, and another Best in Specialty Show, setting him up for the year as Canada's #1 Mini Schnauzer and #6 Terrier yet again, despite only being shown a few weekends in the second half of the year due to other handling commitments. In the US, Noka brought home 3 Award of Merits and was awarded Select Dog at the AMSC Roving National at "MiniPalooza", with entries of about 100 MS on each of the 4 days.
Noka currently has 75 points towards his Bronze Grand Champion title in the US, and considering he has only been shown on Specialty weekends, mostly the Montgomery County weekend and Roving National weekend, against some of the best Miniature Schnauzers in North America, we are very honored with each and every one of those points!
Thank you to all of the judges who have awarded Noka so far, we look forward to seeing what the future will bring!
Bred, Owned and Handled by: Connie Krohn