NAME: Fenrirkin Keeping It Loki
Sire: Birk Av Rennfokk
(NO-UCH Globaldog G Nalle x Eqqo Av Rennfokk)
Dam: IRE / SUI CH Suna-Sanik's Freidige Alice Av Fenrirkin (EW'22, LW-FR'22, BJW-BE'19)
(NO-UCH Suna-Sanik's Arctic Storm x NO-UCH / NO-TCH Suna-Sanik's Wanted Pocahontas)
DOB: 3rd November 2023
Hips: TBC (too young)
Eyes: TBC (too young)
We are very excited to introduce our keeper from our 2023 litter, Ryan!
Son of our Alice - and half brother to our own Jess - Ryan is the result of an
international affair following a trip to Norway where she had a romantic liaison with the ever so handsome Birk Av Rennfokk
(bred by Gisle Uren and owned by Therese Øye).
We were super excited to have the opportunity to work with Kennel Rennfokk, whose Greenlands are well respected for their high work ethic (with dogs regularly competing in races and expeditions with great success), strong breed type / sound construction (Gisle's breeding boasting numerous Best of Breed & Speciality Show wins across multiple countries) and of course those all important, fabulous temperaments.
Although only shown lightly, Birk can still claim a number of Excellent Grades / 1st place awards in the show ring (including claiming a CK CERT towards his NOR CH title) and has proven very capable in harness, too, able to switch from working solo to slotting in with a family team without any issues and showing the typical, amiable temperament that his pedigree would suggest.
Alice of course has a detailed write up and list of achievements on her own page on this site but suffice to say we felt would prove a very complimentary match for Birk, also possessing a strong working pedigree (her family all proven workers in Marit’s most competitive teams, earning Norwegian Trek Champion titles and with numerous racing accolades under their belt - including placing at prestigious races such as the Polardistans & Finnmarksløpet). She has proven to be a real dual purpose girl and a fabulous foundation for our kennel, possessing her Irish & Swiss Show Champion titles (as well as being pointed towards International, French, Netherlands & Belgium Champion awards) and holding multiple show accolades, with over 20 Championship Show Best Bitch awards across 6 different countries including Crufts Best Bitch 2020 & Best of Breed at the Championnat de France whilst attending the Paris EDS 2022 (where she also claimed the European Winner title).
Her offspring from her first litter - half siblings to Ryan - have made us super proud and between them can claim multiple breed records & firsts, including the current UK weightpull breed record holder for both overall percentage of bodyweight pulled & highest weight pulled by a female, the first Greenland Dog Show Certificate of Excellent title holder (whose Open Show accolades also include being the first & only Greenland to win a Reserve Best In Show at an all Breed Open Show & to hold multiple group wins), the first female / UK bred Greenland to place in a UK Championship Puppy Group - not to mention Crufts Best of Breed / Best Bitch / Reserve Best Bitch winners, World & European Winner title holders as well as a rally & weightpull podium placers and breed seminar / KC Discover Dogs breed representatives.
It is early days for Ryan but already he is proving to be a confident young man, taking new events in his stride and already getting familiar with his extended family.
With such a strong family tree, it can be understood why we have such high hopes for Ryan (and his littermates)! And while it is of course still early days, but he is already proving to be a strong willed, confident but super playful boy - who particularly enjoys rough and tumbling with his Mum and has proven himself to be a fast learner. We cannot wait to see what the future brings!