HARPER'S PHOTO GALLERY | HARPER'S ADS | HARPER'S WIN PHOTOS | HARPER'S OFFSPRING
Date of Birth: March 03, 2010 | AKC #: DN27451002 | ASCA #: E169638
OFA Hips: Excellent (AS-29881E35F-NOPI) | OFA Elbows: Normal (AS-EL6122F36-NOPI)
Eyes: Cleared Annually | HSF4: Clear
AKC DNA #: V690445 | MDR1: Mutant/Normal
Full Dentition | Scissors Bite
Breeders: John & Sheree Miller | Owners: Jasmine Hanigan & Stephen Blanco
As the first member of the Empyrean family, Harper holds a special place in our heart. With an incredible pedigree, outstanding type, gorgeous rich color, sweet and loving temperament and big, sound movement, we expect her to be an invaluable foundation bitch for our program.
Her dam, AKC CH CopperRidge's Leather Britches "Maple", has produced 6 champions, multiple specialty winners, and a group winner from just 10 puppies to date. That amazing production record is very representative of what we consider the best dam-line in the breed, that of CH Rainydays The Beat Goes On "Tempo", Harper's 3rd dam. Aside from Maple's fantastic produce record, she's also a littermate to BISS ASCA/ AKC GCHCopperRidge's Fire N Bayouland "Rowan", the only dog to win both Best of Breed at the Westminster Kennel Club and Best of Breed at the ASCA Nationals.
Harper's sire, AKC/ASCA CH Graffiti's Life Just Got Easier "Gavin", is quickly asserting himself as one of the best sources of outstanding type, temperament and movement. He's also producing some of the richest, clearest color we've seen. We have no doubt he will be a terrific influence for generations to come.
After only showing as a Special for 8 months, Harper finished the 2012 show year in the top 10 Australian Shepherds in the country with 6 Group 1 wins. She was also the youngest Australian Shepherd in the top 10, earning this achievement as a two year old. To say we're proud of her accomplishments would be an understatement.