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New Australian Champion- Maverick

We are proud to announce our newest Australian Champion- Ch Orical Fine Wine (AI).

Maverick is from our pairing of Gr Ch Orical New Beginnings (Primrose) and imported frozen semen from Shacal Mihkku of TabanyaRuu (born in Finland, frozen semen imported from the UK). His pedigree can be viewed on the Breed Archives.

Maverick was a long awaited furry addition to the family for Canbera based couple Chris Payne and Brienne Cannon. They lovingly followed the litters growth week by week and were thrilled to welcome Maverick into their family. They trained in Obedience and were regulars on the ACT Lappie social scene. When Maverick was around 7 months of age, knowing Chris and Brie were interested in giving showing a go, we gave them the nod for Maverick to try his paw in the show ring.

Since this time, Chris, Brie and Mav have fallen in love with showing, and have been such a beautiful and supportive part of the team Orical showing team. We have enjoyed so many adventures away with them for shows and fun.

Some key highlights from Maverick's journey to his championship

  • 18-Feb-2024 Gunning P A & I Show (NSW) Junior Class in Group

  • 9-Dec-2023 ACT Ladies Kennel Club (AM Show) (ACT) Junior Class in Group

  • 23-Jul-2023 Finnish Lapphund Club Of NSW (NSW) State Bred Class in Show

  • 1-Jul-2023 Riverina District All Breeds Kennel Club (AM Show) (NSW) Puppy Class in Group

  • 30-Jun-2023 Harden Murrumburrah Kennel Club (PM Show) (NSW) Puppy Class in Group

  • 12-Jun-2023 ACT Ladies Kennel Club (AM show) (ACT) Minor Class in Group

  • 10-Jun-2023 ACT Ladies Kennel Club (AM show) (ACT) Minor Class in Group

  • 27-May-2023 Dogs ACT WORKING DOG Group Show (PM) (ACT) Minor Class in Show

Chris and Brie have been incredibly dedicated, and have travelled to the NSW breed specialty in 2023 and 2024, the Victorian breed specialty and associated shows in 2023, the Sydney Royal Easter Show in 2024.

In a sign of true Lappie addiction, they have also 'borrowed' our Ruska, and Saffron, campaigning them and giving them valuable show and life experience, and greatly contributing to their Australian Championship titles.

Chris and Bri also contribute greatly to the breed community, both holding positions on the Finnish Lapphund Club of NSW committee.

My thanks to Katrina Long who has mentored Chris and Brie along the way.

Thank you Chris and Brienne for all that you have done and continue to do, we are so proud to have you as part of Team Orical, and so proud of your success with Maverick.

Here are some of our special memories with Maverick during his show career....


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