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Nordurvindur Sjavarbjorn

"Bear"

Birthdate:  4/11/2012 
Breeder:  Stu Marsh and Debbie Dull

Bear's Pedigree

HIPS: OFA Good
CERF (Eyes): Normal

Bear's OFA Health Test Results
Bear is a lovely, typical Icelandic Sheepdog with a wonderful temperament, thick
red coat, and characteristic friendly, playful personality. 


Bear's name (Sjavarbjorn translates as Sea Bear) is appropriate,
because Stu and Debbie have a summer home on the ocean in Maine, where
he can enjoy the water.



Having fun at Icetoberfest, 2014.  Photos by Jenifer Brimmer




Bear is AKC pointed, about halfway to his championship.

Bear at the 2016 National Specialty with Stu, and Judge Pat Putman


Playtime -- Bear on the right.


Bear on the right, with his brother Wolf,
earning their keep.


A favorite perch, where he can keep track of
all the activity on their property.

At home with brother, sister and mother:
l. to r., Ara, Wolf, Bear, Runa.
Wonderful family group!




Bear's mother, CH Frostfyre's Runa:



Runa was bred by Susan Hartman, Lynchburg, VA and she is the
litter sister of GCH Frostfyre's Roskur.  Roskur is the
father of my CH Stonecrop Anja (Annie).  Roskur had an
impressive show career, ending his career winning the breed
at the Icelandic Sheepdog National Specialty in 2014 from the Veteran's class.


Bear's father, Reike, was bred by Heather Jeanblanc and is owned by John and Emily Gitelmann.
Reike's lines go back to Ans Beer-Schell's famous Dutch kennel, frá Thytur Stadir.




Two of Bear's siblings are pictured below, to give you a wider look at the family traits:

Ara (CH Nordurvindur Ara)

Wolf (CH Nordurvindur Sjavarulfur)





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