Alice

NAME: IRE / SUI CH Suna-Sanik's Freidige Alice Av Fenrirkin (EW'22, LW-FR'22, BJW-BE'19)


Sire: NO UCH Suna-Sanik's Arctic Storm
(NO-UCH NV-17 Tinka's Wamp x NO UCH / NO-TCH Suna-Sanik's Twilight Bromba NORDV-14 NV-14)

 

Dam: NO-UCH / NO-TCH Suna-Sanik's Wanted Pocahontas

(Amkida's Ajugakangitok Amarok  x NO-TCH Suna-Sanik's Longdistance Devdi)

DOB: 28th September 2018

Hips: BVA 11 (R5 / L6)
Eyes: Eyes: Clear Sep-20

 

PEDIGREE

Show Results (& judges critiques if available)

ALICE'S TOP ACHIEVEMENTS


** UK Weightpull Breed Record Holder for Highest Times Bodyweight Weight Pulled (26.67x) **

** UK Weightpull Breed Record Holder for Highest Weight Pulled by a Bitch (1600lb) **

Irish Champion
Swiss Show Champion

European Winner 2022

Latin Winner (FR) 2022

Benelux Junior Winner (BE) 2019

Crufts Best Bitch 2020
GDCGB GDOTY Top Bitch / BOS 2019 & 20
GDCGB GDOTY Top Puppy 2019

Our Dogs / Purina Top Brood Bitch 2022

KC GCDS Puppy Foundation Obedience Award

Multi KC Discover Dogs Breed Representative

 

At UK Championship Shows (AVNSC & Breed Classes)...

1 x Best of Breed
11 x Best Bitch in Breed (including 1 x Crufts)!

10 x Reserve Best Bitch in Breed (including 1 x Crufts)!

3 x Best Puppy in Breed
Crufts Qualified 2020-25

 

At FCI Championship Shows...

Irish Champion
Swiss Show Champion

European Winner 2022

Latin Winner (FR) 2022

Benelux Junior Winner (BE) 2019

6 x BOB (4x IRE, 1x FRA, 1x NED)

3 x BOS (2x BEL, 1x NED)

3 x RBOB (IRE)
5 x CACIB (2x SUI, 3x FRA)
2 x RCACIB (BEL)

24 x CAC (8x BEL, 7x IRE, 4x FRA, 3x SWISS, 2x NED)

1x RCAC (DK)

2 x Best Puppy in Breed (IRE)

 

At Open Shows (AVNSC & Breed Classes)...

8 x Best of Breed / BAVNSC

10 x Reserve Best of Breed

1 x Best Special Yearling
5 x Best Puppy
1 x Working Puppy Group 2

 

In Harness

Weightpull

UK Breed Record Holder (Highest Times Bodyweight / Highest Weight Pulled by a Female)
PB of 1600lb / 26.67x bodyweight
Dryland Racing

6x 1st Places (2x NATB DRF, 2x TFG DRF, 1x SHCGB D3 & 1x AMWA ASFDC)

1x 2nd Place (AMWA ASFDC)
1x 8th Place (SDAS NB2)
GDCGB Top Working Dog of the Year
Runner Up (2nd) Top Dog 2022-23

In 2019, we were very excited to welcome from Norway our first female Greenland - Alice!

She comes from Marit Ånes of Suna-Sanik Kennel and is cousin to our Noah (their mother's being littermates from her 'Wanted' litter).

 

Her Mum, Pocahontas, was a loving girl and a big character as well as an accomplished lead dog in Marit's Team, including stints in single lead for 300km of the prestigious PolarDistans race. She has also earned many excellent accolades in the show ring as well as her Norwegian Champion title & Norwegian Trek Champion title.

Her father is also bred by Marit, and is a sweet boy who has seen much success in showing, including BOB, CAC & CACIB wins culminating in his Champion title.

Alice is a wonderful mix of sweet & cheeky with an abundance of energy. She is always ready for cuddles and if not flopped on her back is usually on two legs for kisses. She might be one of the smallest dog in our kennels but she more than makes up for it in personality and despite being a terrible flirt certainly knows how to keep the boys under her thumb.

Her show career has started well, with a trip over to Ireland in Mid-March for her first Baby Puppy classes where she gained back to back 1st / Very Promising gradings, and then at 6 months and 2 days she had her first UK Open Show experience, winning her Junior class and then not only winning Best Puppy but Reserve Best of Breed!

She certainly held her own in the UK show scene, with numerous Best Bitch & Reserve Best Bitch wins over older competition at Championship Show level, plus Best Puppy & Puppy Group placings at Open Shows, even stealing a Best of Breed or two from the older boys.

In the Summer, she started to show more in Europe and started both her Irish & Netherlands Champion & Junior titles, as well as gaining points towards her Benelux & Belgium Junior Champion titles with her Benelux Junior Winner title at teh Golden Dog Trophy in Liege. Sadly a combination of Brexit & Covid-19 meant none of these Junior Champion titles could be closed but we are still proud of her awards.

2020 of course proved a strange year, with the coronavirus outbreak essentially stopping a majority of shows after Crufts, but in the 3 or so months available she still managed to gain some class wins, a couple of Open Show BOBs / BAVNSCs and - most excitingly - Best Bitch at her Crufts debut! What a clever girl!

After giving birth to a beautiful litter of puppies in December 2020 (sired by our own Dylan), she was more than happy to get back onto the UK show scene when it recommenced in June 2021, this time getting to enjoy sharing the ring with her daughters in 4 months of showing came away with many successes, including her first UK Champ Show Best of Breed at NW&PBS alongside 3 Best Bitch & 3 Reserve Best Bitch, as well as 2 Open Show Reserve Best of Breeds.

We also had the pleasure of getting back over to Europe between lockdowns in November, where she earned herself 5 CACs, 3 CACIBs and closed her Swiss Show Champion title!

2022 saw her clock up more Open Show Best of Breeds / Reserve Best of Breeds and multiple Reserve Best Bitch awards at Champ Shows, largely behind her daughters Jess & Zippy (including Crufts 2022), whose wins at this level secured her the award of Our Dogs UK Top Brood Bitch 2022.

She also took another trip to France in April to compete at the European Dog Show and Championnat De France, where not only did she win the CAC / CACIB and European / Latin Winners titles on both days, but also claimed Best of Breed at the Championnat!

She also picked up multiple Best of Breeds / Green Stars in Ireland over July / August, closing her Irish Champion title, being the first female Greenland Dog IKC Champion.

With such a good working pedigree it is no surprise she took well to working in harness and at a young age showed such super motivation.

She had her first competitive experience running alongside Dylan at SHCGB Sherwood in January 2020, and came away with a trophy for 1st place in their class!

Although still training regularly - with a particular focus on showing her daughter the ropes - Covid and other restrictions made our 2021-2022 competitive season non existent however Alice came back to the rally scene in 2023 as if she'd never been away, running with friend Kim's Greenland male Wolvey to gain back to back freight class wins at NATB Hinton Admiral & AMWA / WSA Haughley Park 2 day races (the latter with daughter Jess joining the team for her first rally too). The duo rounded off their season with a final class win at NATB Charlton Park in March before the weather started to turn too warm.

She also showed good natural technique at weightpull, s much so that we allowed her first go in competition at the end of the 2019-20 season, placing third against more experienced competition with a pull of 16x her bodyweight.

Covid put an end to any further weightpulls for the 20-21 / 21-22 seasons but in November 2022 the first competitive weightpull in almost 2 years was held and she certainly hadn't forgotten her technique, placing 3rd in her class despite, unfortunately, remembering a party trick of backflipping out her harness alongside generally being more interested in saying hello to those in the chute with her than focusing on the task at hand.

Her social proclivities aside, she still ended the season pulling a new Personal Best of 1200lb / 20.3x her bodyweight, even coming 2nd in the 41-60lb class behind her daughter Elska (who now holds the UK Breed records for Highest Percentage of Bodyweight Pulled by a Greenland and Highest Weight PUlled by a Female Greenland).

And proving she is not just a pretty face in the show ring, Alice is also one of only 7 Greenland Dogs to gain a KC GCDS Puppy Foundation obedience award here in the UK - 2 of whom are her daughters - passing the requirements just shy of her 6 month birthday. 

She has also been a willing breed representative at Discover Dogs on more than one occasion as well as breed education days for prospective judges where she very much enjoys wooing the crowd with her happy smile and demand for cuddles.

We are already so proud of everything Alice has brought to the breed in this country from both her own achievements and that of her offspring, and hope she will continue to make her family proud!