WGSDCA BIM and GV and Select Ch. / UKC Grand GSD Ch. / ARBA Ch. / IABCA Multi Ch.
Eclipse's Lets Do The Timewarp
CGC, MDR1, GSDCA 13 Club
OFA MDR1 Tested (mutant/normal) GS-MD14/35M-PI-N/M
Riff Raff was a white German Shepherd male born on April 15, 2004. He is the son of our foundation stud dog Atlas. Riff Raff lived with and was owned by Ken Schneider, a good friend of ours, but he lived with us at Atlas German Shepherds until he was 4 1/2 months old and we co-owned and helped show him.
Riff Raff was a wonderful blend of our Atlas and his mother WGSDCA BISS & GV & Select/IABCA UCI/UKC GSD Ch. Royal Kiss of Cleopatra, CGC, OFA (Cleo). Cleo wass a beautiful dog with excellent pigment, an outgoing temperament and an athletic build. Riffy really had the best of both of his parents.
Riff Raff had a slow start to his show career, but as soon as he matured a little bit, he took the show ring by storm! He earned conformation championships in four different clubs - UKC, IABCA, ARBA,and WGSDCA. He finished his WGSDCA Championship at just 19 months old. He finished his UKC Grand Championship with stiff competition just two weeks before his second birthday. He earned multiple Best of Breed wins in all four clubs and group placements in both ARBA and UKC.
Riffy had beautiful presence and movement in the breed ring. The GSD standard says "The ideal dog is stamped with a look of quality and nobility - difficult to define, but unmistakable when present." Riffy was an excellent example of this look. Riffy further proved he was an outstanding dog by winning Best of Breed / Select 1 / and Grand Victor at the 2006 WGSDCA National Speciality show under AKC German Shepherd judge Karen Hynek. The same weekend he went Best in Maturity under German Shepherd breeder/handler Gerald Roach.
Riffy also earned his AKC Canine Good Citizen certificate and had the sweetest personality. He loved to go to the dog park with his owners and was a wonderful part of their family.