Topmast Karluk’s North Pole Voyage MH CGC
Owned and Loved by Stephanie Critch & Jay Fisher
Lake Worth, FL 33460
Topmast Karluk’s North Pole Voyage MH
AKC Number: AKC SR54313306 Date of Birth: 1/26/2009
Breeder: Pat & Tom Swallows, Topmast Golden Retrievers
Sire: CH Buckeye Standing Ovation OS
Dam: U-CH U-CD U-AGII CATCH Gaylan's High Flying Abbi CD RE JH MXB MJB OF NAP WC OD CCA VC AD EAC
Luk is an outstanding representative of the golden retriever
breed. He is a dynamic working dog who brings intensity, focus and style to all activities he tackles. He is also a well-constructed dog who reeks of power and athleticism. He is a handsome dog whose beauty lies in his nobility and functionality,
along with his handsomeness.
conformation strength lies in his correct angulation front and rear and wonderful pro-sternum and forechest, which result in efficient movement. He has a solid topline with very nice reach and drive. He is well balanced and light
on his feet. He has good depth of chest and good spring of rib with a short loin. His topline is level and he carries his tail correctly. He has a masculine head with a lot of expression, a lovely, dark eye and brown-black pigment.
He has full dentition with a scissors bite. Luk is medium gold in color with a correct, wash and wear coat. He is a dog of moderate size and substance, standing 23 1/2” tall and weighs 70 pounds.
Luk is a joy to train because, simply put, he loves to work. He learns concepts
very quickly and generalizes them well. His incredible focus to task, no matter what the distraction, makes training and competing with him a joy. In the field, Luk is a hard-driving dog with excellent marking skills, memory, and strong water courage.
He loves birds. He earned his Junior Hunter easily in four straight trials. Luk earned his Senior Hunter in six trials with his Novice A handler, who was learning to control her nerves. Luk recently passed his MH with great enthusiasm
and has qualified for the Master National for this year.
In agility training, Luk is a natural jumper, has tremendous speed and balances obstacle/handler focus well. He has not competed because this team has concentrated on their field work.
Luk’s most outstanding attribute is his phenomenal temperament. He interacts well with
people and dogs of all ages and sexes. He plays regularly with bitches and dogs, puppies and veterans. He is confident and calm when meeting intact males and is comfortable sharing his tennis ball and living space with them. In fact, his
self-confidence is a trait that shines through in every venue. His “on/off switch” makes him always eager to work, while at the same time a joy to live with. He goes to work with his owner every day at a large horse farm and is a relaxed,
trusted member of the barn.
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 reflected this pedigree with his own success in the show ring. He was an OS, finished at the Eastern
Regional from BBE and JAMed at the Central Reg. He finished breeder owner handled. 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 age.
Luk’s dam was U-CH U-CD U-AGII CATCH Gaylan's High Flying Abbi CD RE JH MXB MJB OF NAP WC OD CCA VC AD EAC. 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, although her flying off contacts and taking time off for three litters kept her from that elusive MACH. Her obedience career (she was trained through Utility) 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 her owner. Abbi produced Multiple High-in-Trial Can CH GMOTCH SH, a CT MACH UD MH, three MH’s, 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-SH, multiple HITs,
a 200 score, and is close to her MH. Two others completed their UD and have or are close to their UDX. Four JH and one has two passes towards her 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 worth ethic of this litter.
Luk has 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 for live coverage, fresh-chilled, or frozen semen. Luk lives
in southern Florida with his owner.
at stud to approved bitches.
breeder: Pat Swallows