Reese "Thornapple Seduction" was our first Australian Shepherd. We brought her from the United States in February 2011, she is born on August 10th 2007. Her breeders are Amy Garrison, Ellen Brandenburg and Coleen Zartman, their breeding is named Thornapple. Reese had taken part in few shows before she came to Iceland and you can see pictures from them and here growing up here.
Reese adjusted well here in Iceland and played a big role in our family her whole life with us as she was the queen of the house. She took part in her first show in June 2011 and with good results. She won her group and was 2nd best bitch of breed, with cc. At the November show same year she won her first BOB, with CC and CACIB.
2012 was a puppy year for our Reese and she had a total of 19 puppies in 2 litters. So she took time off from shows after that until autumn 2013. She got her third CC in February 2014 and became an Icelandic Champion. In August 2015 she became 8 years old and took part in the September show as a veteran for her first time. She did great at that show became 2nd best bitch after her daughter, BOB veteran and was selected top 6 BIS veteran. Great start for her as a veteran :)
Reese passed away in August 2019 and we still miss her every day. She was one of a kind and we will always remember her as the queen she was <3
TOP AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD 2014 TOP VETERAN 2016 AT THE ICELANDIC HERDING CLUB
Father : Thornapple Rodhouse Red, red merle FF: Ch Thornapple Aftershock "Diablo", Red merle FM: Thornapple Lizzie McGuire DOB Mother : Thornappel Promiscuous, black tri MF: CH Thornapple Red Hot Outlaw MM: Cork-Kerry´s Sweet Vidalia Born: 10.08.2007 - 28.08.2019 Pedigree no: IS15812/11 (imported/USA) Owners: Ólafur Örn Ólafsson and Maríanna Gunnarsdóttir Breeders: Ellen S Brandenburg, Coleen Zartman and Amy Garrison HD: A1 AD: Normal PRA: DNA test - Clear CEA: DNA test - Clear HSF4: DNA test - Clear MDR1: +/+ DNA tested Color: Blue Merle
Best show performance: EXL.1, CK. BOB, CACIB, BIG2, BIS3 progeny group
C.I.B. ISVetCh ISCh USCh RW-17 Thornapple Good to Go "Chase"
We bought Chase "Thornapple Good to Go" from the United States. He came to Iceland in February 2012 and to us in March. He became 4 years old just before he left the States. He is like Reese from the Thornapple Kennel in Michigan and his breeders are Ellen Brandenburg, Amy Garrison and Lisa Penton.
Chase had done good in shows in the States before he came her and he had become US Champion and at the August 2011 show he became Icelandic Champion and has got his first CACIB.
Chase has like Reese adjusted well in Iceland and is every ones favorite. He is sweet and gentle dog who charms everyone with his great spirit. He became one of our family at the moment we picked him up at the airport "smiled at us and hugged us". TOP AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD 2016 TOP VETERAN 2017 AT THE ICELANDIC HERDING CLUB
Father: CH Thornapple Single Barrel "Cruzan", Blue merle FF: Ch Schooner Sums It Up CGC, Blue merle FM: CH Thornapple Kahlua N Cream, Black tri Mother: Ch Thornappel Freeze Frame "Icy", Black tri MF: Thornapple Sub Zero "Courage", Blue merle MM: Thornapple Black Ice Born: 15.01.2008 Pedigree no: IS17064/12 (imported/USA) Owners: Ólafur Örn Ólafsson and Maríanna Gunnarsdóttir Breeders: Lisa Penton, Ellen S Brandenburg and Amy Garrison HD: A1 AD: Normal PRA: DNA test - Clear CEA: DNA test - Clear HSF4: DNA test - Clear MDR1: +/+ DNA tested Color: Black Tri, Red factored Best show performance: 1 place, EXL, CK, BOB, BOB veteran, veteran CC, Crufts 2017 qualification, BIG4, BIS1 veteran
Saarland Sieger 2017 C.I.B. ISCh Víkur Bob Marley "Marley"
Marley is from our first litter "The Star litter" and is born 02.02.2012. He is very loyal, fast learner, good with children, powerful, curious, good with other dogs and loves going out to play and run around at the country side. Marley lives with our co-owner and his handler Theodóra.
He took part in his first show in November 2012 and did beyond expectations, became second best male in breed with a great review from the judge. His second show was just after his first birthday and he did excellent there. Was BOB and 2nd in the group and also got his first Icelandic Champion point. He was only 15 months old when he got his 3rd point. But according to HRFÍ standards the dog has to bee at least 24 months old when he receives his 3rd CK to become a champion so it was not until the September 2014 show when he got his 6th CK that he finally became a champion. In September 2016 Marley got his 4th CACIB and became an International Champion, C.I.B., and is the first Aussie male bred here in Iceland to gain that title.
Marley now lives in Germany with our co-owner and handler. They took part in their first show in Germany in the beginning of June with great results. He became BOS, with his first German CAC but he needs five to become VDH CH and he also earned himself a new title Saarland Sieger 2017.
TOP AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD 2013
Father: Heimsenda Ösku Íllur "Þengill", Black tri FF: CIB ISCh Bayshore Tin Soldier, Blue merle FM: ISCh ITCh Bayshore The Devil Wears Prada, Black tri Mother: ISVetCh RW-14 ISCh Thornapple Seduction "Reese", Blue merle MF: Thornapple Roadhouse Red, Red merle MM: Thornapple Promiscuous, Black tri Born: 02.02.2012 - 01.06.2020 Pedigree no: IS17096/12 Owners: Ólafur Örn Ólafsson, Maríanna Gunnarsdóttir and Theodóra Róbertsdóttir Breeders: Ólafur Örn Ólafsson and Maríanna Gunnarsdóttir HD: A2 AD: Normal PRA: DNA test - Clear CEA: DNA test - Clear HSF4: DNA test - Clear MDR1: +/- DNA tested Color: Black Tri Best show performance: EXL 1, CC, BM, BOB, BIG2
C.I.B. ISCh NLM RW-18 Víkur American Beauty "Izzy"
Izzy is from the first pure Thornapple bred litter here in Iceland, and is after our Reese and Chase, "The Movie litter". All the puppies from that litter were named after movies.
Izzy is an amazing bitch. She is a fast learner, powerful, considered, curious, loves children, good with other dogs and loves to be able to take part in our lives and everything that goes on at home, she is a true party animal. She took part in her first show in February 2013 and did excellent. Got great review from the judge and was BOS puppy in puppies 4 - 6 months old.
After puppy classes she did not go to shows for over a year. When she went back into the ring she did excellent was second best bitch after her mother on an outside show in June and on the International show in September she was BOB and BIG4 with her second CK, first Cacib and Crufts 2015 qualification. In September 2015 she was BOS, got her 3rd CACIB and got Crufts 2016 qualification.
She gave birth to 7 beautiful puppies in May 2016, they are all doing well and live a happy life with their families. She finished her C.I.B in November 2016 and is the 3rd Aussie bred in Iceland to gain that title. She also finished her NLM, Northern Light Champion, in March 2017 and is the first Aussie to gain that title.
TOP AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD 2018 Father: C.I.B. ISVetCh ISCh USCh RW-17 Thornapple Good To Go "Chase", Black tri FF: Ch Thornapple Single Barrel "Cruzan", Blue merle FM: Ch Thornapple Freeze Frame "Izy", Black tri Mother: ISVetCh ISCh RW-14 Thornapple Seduction "Reese", Blue merle MF: Thornapple Roadhouse Red, Red merle MM: Thornapple Promiscuous, Black tri Born: 05.09.2012 Pedigree no: IS17676/12 Owners: Ólafur Örn Ólafsson and Maríanna Gunnarsdóttir Breeders: Ólafur Örn Ólafsson and Maríanna Gunnarsdóttir HD: A2 AD: Normal PRA: DNA test - Clear CEA: DNA test - Clear HSF4: DNA test - Clear MDR1: +/+ DNA tested Color: Red Merle Best show performance: EXL. 1, CK, BOB, CACIB, BIG4, Crufts qualification
Mangry's Middle for Diddle "Misty"
Misty arrived in Iceland in September 2014 and came out of quarantine a month later. She lived with us for her first years here in Iceland but lives now with our daughter Karen Ósk and her boyfriend.
She is born in Croatia in February 2014 and her breeder is Marko Ljutic, Mangry's Australian Shepherd. She left Croatia in the beginning of May to Belgium where she stayed with our dear friends Ine Vanseer and Nadine Vannylen until we picked her up in September and took her back to Iceland. We can´t thank Nadine and Ine enough for taking such a great care of our little princess :)
She took part in one show in Belgium before she came to us and was BOB and BIS3 in puppy class. She has taken part in few shows here since she came and always got excellent and great reviews.
She is just a dream and fits so well with our gang. She loves life and we love her she has great presence, is great with other dogs and children and we are totally completely in love with her. She is a quick learner and always willing to please you.
Father: JCH Dutch CH Northbay Vulcan No Nonsence "Nono" FF: ASCA CH AMCh Legacy's Power Play "Player" FM: Can CH Northbay's See'in Is Bee-Lieve'in "Bustle" Mother: BIS CH Mangry's La Bamba Mamacita "Bamba" MF: BIS CH Thornapple Aftershock "Diablo" MM: Multi JCH CH Thornapple America The Beautiful "Maris" Born: 06.02.2014 Pedigree no: IS20110/14 (Imported/Croatia) Owners: Maríanna Gunnarsdóttir og Ólafur Örn Ólafsson Breeder:Mangry´s Australian Shepherd Color: Red Tri, long tailed HD: A2 AD: Normal PRA: DNA test - Clear CEA: DNA test - Clear HSF4: DNA test - Clear MDR1: +/- DNA tested Best show performance: Puppy class, BOB, BIS3
ISCh Melody Time De La Vallée d'Eska "Melody"
Melody is born in France but stayed with our friends in Germany from the beginning of July until we picked her up in the end of September 2016 and came out of quarantine 4 weeks later.
As said before she is born in France and is from Alyson Ferrier which breeds under the name of De La Vallée D'Eska. We are so grateful to her for trusting us with this little gem. She is a great personality, open and joyful.
Melody is expecting her first litter at Easter 2019 and you can see further information about the litter here. Father: BISS BISJ BISSJ Lux JCh SK CH Jumping Jack Flash Des Terres De Khairyaca FF: CH Caliquin's Center Ice FM: Jr Ch Gold Dust of Crystal Lake Mother: Happy With Lady Jey Des Terres De Khairyaca MF: CH Sunnycreek's Heavenly Happy Hunk MM: Sr Farandole With Lady Luna Of Crystal Lake Born: 21.02.2016 Pedigree no: IS22481/16 (Imported/France) Owners: Maríanna Gunnarsdóttir og Ólafur Örn Ólafsson Breeder: Alyson Ferriere HD: A2 AD: Normal PRA: DNA test - Clear CEA: DNA test - Clear HSF4: DNA test - Clear MDR1: +/- DNA tested Color: Blue merle, NBT, red factored Best show performance: Exc 1, CC, junior CC, BB3
Northern Black Pearl De La Vallée d'Eska "Sofie"
Sofie is the newest addition to our family. She comes from the same breeder in France as our Melody. I went with our Theodóra to pick her up in France in February and she stayed with her and Marley until June when I picked her up and brought her home to quarantine. In July she finally came home to us.
She is such a funny girl, open and a true prankster and Marley and Theodóra enjoyed having her with them for this time.
Despite being from the same Breeder as Melody they are not related so with her as well as Melody we get a lot of new lines into our breeding.
Father: BISJ Still Uptown Funk Elvikam FF: Snowbelt's American Outlaw FM: CH Cau Fosca Dark Fire Petal Mother: Habby´s Honey Moon Du Temple De Palés MF: CH Moon Rise Hold On MM: Fenwick Du Temple De Palés Born: 20.10.2017 Pedigree no: IS25395/18 (83500/5 (Frakkland)) Owner: Maríanna Gunnarsdóttir Breeder: Alyson Ferriere PRA: Clear CEA: Clear HSF4: Clear MDR1: Color: Black tri, red factored