Wingler's White Oak Kira JHD
Black & Tan
DOB - September 30, 2005
Breeder: Tish Toren
Owner: Rebecca Wingler
Pedigree: Wingler's White Oak Kira
Sire
Toren's Blacksheep Sam
Sire
Loflin's King
Sire
Maynard's Prince
Sire
Sallee's Okla Boo
Dam
Sallee's Tippy
Dam
Maynard's Queen
Sire
Maynard's King I
Dam
Maynard's Susie I
Dam
Loflin's Princess
Sire
Maynard's Prince
Sire
Sallee's Okla Boo
Dam
Sallee's Tippy
Dam
Maynard's Vallerie
Sire
Maynard's King I
Dam
Maynard's Susie I
Dam
Toren's Blacksheep Suzy
Sire
Elwell's Joe, My Buddy
Sire
Scott's Bogart
Sire
Diffendaffer's Shep
Dam
Diffendaffer's Crocket
Dam
Comanche Hill Mona, My Pal
Sire
Hughes' Bud
Dam
Hughes' Ruby
Dam
Elwell's Tuff Travelin' Taffy
Sire
Cook's Old Shep
Sire
Diffendaffer's Shep
Dam
Diffendaffer's Gypsy Jo
Dam
Susie Q
Sire
Clement's Sojourn
Dam
Butcher's Tillie

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Kira is a wonderful spunky little girl that has captivated our hearts, in spite of herself.  

When Tish Toren's Suzy was expecting this litter, I was so impressed with the pedigree along with Tish's descriptions of both
Suzy and Sam.  I had the opportunity to fly into the Elmira, NY airport, meet Tish, Suzy and 3 of the puppies before flying
back out that stormy Tuesday after Thanksgiving.  Kira flew like a trooper in spite of the turbulent weather.  Some of the rest
of us didn't fare so well.  

To see pictures of Kira as a young dog, interacting with Bec's puppies, click
here for the 2006 litter and here for the 2007
litter.

June 3, 2007 - Kira & I have been working off and on for the past several months (nothing serious) with Claire Apple in
Pittsboro to see what sort of herding capabilities Kira might have.  Kira is obviously a natural at things, unlike me.  Herding is a
totally new concept which I hope to grasp eventually.  On a spur of the moment type thing, Claire took Kira with her to an AHBA
trial held in Burlington, NC this weekend.  Unfortunately, I was unable to attend due to other commitments.  Kira was entered
as an alternate dog on both days in the Junior Herding Dog category.  Claire felt Kira would do okay with an actual working
type situation instead of just showing that she had a herding instinct through the HCT.  I felt that Claire is more than a
capable handler, & if anyone could put a JHD title on Kira with as little practical experience as she had, Claire could do it.  Kira
was able to run on both days, and earned both legs required for the AHBA Junior Herding Dog title!   We are very excited
about this development in Kira's life.  For more information regarding the AHBA trials, click
here.  
For more information about our trainer, Claire Apple, click
here.

August 2009 - At almost 4 years of age, Kira has developed into a dog that I love immensely and wouldn't want to be without,
in spite of herself.  Extremely smart, totally devoted, highly biddable, beautiful and above all, my English shadow is how I would
describe her.  Yes, she is a little bit of an alpha in the dog kingdom & has pretty much taken over that spot in our dog pack
hierarchy.  However, she will always defer to her human alphas without question.  We continue to do some herding in an off and
on fashion.  I am still a hindrance to her, but am beginning to learn how to do things with her daughter, Holly.  Hopefully one day
I can transfer what I have learned to Kira and we will be a team there as well.  Kira also does some off and on agility training
which goes better for me than the herding.  Photos of Kira working stock may be seen
here.  So far, Kira has had 3 litters.  The
first and third litters were one pup litters.  The second litter was a litter of 7.  You can see pictures of her previous litters
here.  

July 2010 - Kira is now almost 5 years old.  It is hard for me to imagine a life without her and her spunky spirit.  She continues
to mature in her actions and sometimes amazes me at the intentional things she will do just so she won't do something bad.  ;-)  
She has a wonderful habit of picking things up and carrying them in her mouth inside the house.  Not only does this give her
something to do, but it allows her to make sure she has control over her actions and to remain "good" and calm.  Kira is showing
maturity in her herding ability as well.  She is quick to pick up on what I want her to do without me having to explain things in
great detail.  I absolutely love the brains on this dog.  She remains alpha in the dog pack, but is tempered by Holly which has
really turned out to be a wonderful combination.  We are working toward some possible herding trials, but to be honest, we are
having a lot of fun just going to classes.   I am looking forward to another 10 years with this girl!
Kira 7 months old
April 2006
Kira 8 months old
May 2006
Kira 10 months old
July 2006
Kira's PennHIP Results
November 2, 2006
DI 0.33/0.33
MDR1 - normal/normal
Kira 1 year old
October 2006
Kira 1 1/2 years old with Bec's pups
April 2007
All photos on this site:
© 2010 White Oak English Shepherds
Kira 2 years
October 2007
Kira 2 1/2 years
March 2008
Kira 2 years - December 2007
Kira 3 1/2 years
May 2009
Kira 2 1/2 years & Enka
March 2008
Kira 4 years
January 2010
Kira 4 yrs. & Hunter
October 2009