O'my! Breaking The Rules RN DS TKN
Call name: Atari
(click here to be taken directly to the OFA Database)
OFA Hips: Excellent (preliminary at 17 months also OFA Excellent)
Atari is spayed and was never bred.
Ooooooooh!!, meet the baddest girl around. Atari is a darker black/white girl out of our only breeding of Spryte (AKC CH HarborMist Amaretto Sunrise Crush DS CGCA) x Ryder (O'my! Midnight Ryder DE DM). You can read more about this litter by clicking here.
Atari has been 'breaking the rules' (every. single. one. of. them.) since she was 2.5 weeks old, escaping every and any type of containment we had setup for the litter as they grew. Atari is loud, opinionated, daring, and strong willed. She has always been a busy bee, in everyones business and starting the commotion if there's nothing else going on. She is too smart for her own good and it's hard keeping her feet on the ground. We joke that she is her grandma Jenga! reincarnated but I think the joke is actually on us. She learns new behaviors quickly and has always been one step ahead of us. Atari got her AKC Novice Trick Dog Title (10 tricks/behaviors needed) on her 10 week birthday. She is fierce and grabs your attention the moment she meets you. A natural swimmer, this girl has been leaping off the ramp into the pool since she was 11 weeks. At 6 months and 3 days old, Atari did her first few NADD jumps 'for fun' and hit her first personal best of 18' from half dock!!!! Man this girl is FUN!!!!
Unfortunately Atari was born with Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) which was discovered at her 7 week checkup. This is a persistent opening between the two major blood vessels leading from the heart. The opening, called the ductus arteriosus, is a normal part of the circulatory system in utero that usually closes shortly after birth -- for whatever reason, that vessel did not close for her. Multiple specialists agreed that this type of defect is not common and unfortunately some congenital defects 'just happen', sometimes due to something as simple as poor placental attachment while in utero, but there doesn't appear to be any genetic links for it in this breed nor has there been any family history of this (or other heart related issues) from either side of her family tree. Atari went through open heart surgery at 8 weeks old to correct the issue and we are so thankful that it was a success and she will have a normal life. While she will never be bred and is now spayed, we know she is going to make an incredible performance dog!
Check back as Atari grows for her adventures in dock diving and frisbee.