Mei Dan Second Blonde

His namesake is dark and handsome (you know, Goran Visnjic of ER fame). Luka is handsome, if not dark. And in case you’re wondering, he is a pure-bred flatcoated retriever, yellow is a color in their genetic makeup even if it isn’t an acceptable variant according to the breed standard. If you’re interested in some of our reasons for taking a yellow flatcoat, please read Ramin’s blog entry on the matter.

Luka’s the calmest of our flatcoats. When he was younger he’d sometimes loose his thread of thought and forget what he was supposed to be doing. His first time out hunting seemed to have solved the problem, everything just seemed to click in place. Now his working is enthusiastic, fast and efficient. Of course any muddy spot encountered while hunting, training or in a test means it’s time to try a quick coat-coloring job (to make it darker, of course).

Luka’s passion is carrying something. All the time. If someone gives him any attention, he’ll attempt to deliver whatever is in his mouth into the person’s mouth. He also likes giving kisses.

Highlights

16.9.2012 3rd prize in open class in a hunt test
11.9.2011 After getting 9 x 3rd prize and 7 x 2nd prize in beginners class in a hunt test Luka finally got 1st prize.
7.10.2007 Qualified in field NOU1 at tendency trial for retrievers

Pedigree

SE Sh CH NO CH Almanza Independence Day GB Sh CH SE Sh CH NO CH NORDW-03-04 FIW-03 Almanza I Hate Mondays NORD CH FI CH SE Sh PL CH CH WW-06 SEW-05-06 NOW-03-04-05-06 FIW-04-05-06 PLW-06 NORDW-05-06 Almanza Far & Flyg
Hunt test 1st prize in beginners class, Obedience 2nd prize in winners class
C.I.B. NORD CH SE CH NO CH FI CH FIW-02 Inkwells Named Shadow
Hunt test 2nd prize in open class, Obedience 1st prize in open class
NO CH Almanza Mitt i Prick
SE TrCH SE Sh CH NO CH NOW-04 Almanza Glossy Amethyst
Blood tracking 1st prize in open class, Obedience 1st prize in beginners class
C.I.B. NORD CH FI CH SEW-90-91-93 NOW-91 Almanza Larry O'Grady
Hunt test 2nd prize in open class
Almanza Diamant D'Alsace
Blood tracking 1st prize in open class, Obedience 1st prize in beginners class, 3 x CC
C.I.B. NORD CH SE CH NO CH Almanza Chocolate Caramel
Hunt test 2nd prize in open class
SE Sh CH NO CH JWW-98 KBHW-98 FINW-99 SW-99 KBHW-99 Caci's Hell of a Lot GB CH NO CH SEW-98 NORDW-98 Cariena's Thirtyfour-Four
Hunt test 3rd prize in beginners class
C.I.B. NORD CH DK CH BEW-95 NORDW-96 Almanza Heaven or Hell
Hunt test 2nd prize in open class
C.I.B. NO CH SE CH FI CH DK CH WW-96 FIW-97 Almanza Mad About Chocolate
Hunt test 3rd prize in beginners class
Almanza Dark Midnight Miracle
3 x CC
Almanza Hole in One
Hunt test 2nd prize in beginners class, CC-quality
FI CH Almanza Unforgettable at Mei Dan
Hunt test 2nd prize in beginners class
NO CH NOW-99 Stormy's Usk Duncan SE CH NO CH Shargleam Woodcock Branchalwood Skye at Cledvine
Shargleam Linnet
Stormy's Night Star Gunda
CC-quality
C.I.B. NO CH NOW-88-89 T S Garp
Skogstad Stormy
C.I.B. NORD CH FI CH SE CH NOW-98 KBHW-98 WW-00 Almanza Move Heaven And Earth
Hunt test 1st prize in open class
C.I.B. NORD CH WW-98 NORDW-99 Almanza Something to Talk About
Hunt test 3rd prize in open class
C.I.B. NORD CH FI CH SEW-90-91-93 NOW-91 Almanza Larry O'Grady
Hunt test 2nd prize in open class
FI CH NO CH US CH Almanza Exotic Tequila Sunrise
Hunt test 1st prize in beginners class
C.I.B. NORD CH DK CH BEW-95 NORDW-96 Almanza Heaven or Hell
Hunt test 2nd prize in open class
C.I.B. NORD CH FI CH SEW-90-91-93 NOW-91 Almanza Larry O'Grady
Hunt test 2nd prize in open class
NO CH Almanza Now or Never
Hunt test 2nd prize in beginners class