Just back from a lovely holiday in Sweden ! Thanks to Anne Laura and Siss who gave me, Lotta and Babs an excellent company. We went to Vadstena to enter Babs and Siss in 4 dogshows in a row… that was a bit too much for both me and Babs – so after one day in the ring in a terrible heat, we didn’t have more to give :). But that one day was enough !!!! Babs was BOB and got CACIB. With that she can add another title to her name: INT CH. Jippi !
We had a wonderful holiday in Trøndelag, combining both holiday and dogshows. It started in Oppdal the 21st of June. I entered Babs (Mezzoforte Surprise) for judge Rigmor Ulstad, and she was BOB and 4 BIG ! Her sister Siss (M Symphony d’Mont Colline) was 2nd best bitch, and a 3rd sister – Pleya (M Swing n’ Sweet) was 1st in winners class.
The day after we showed the three sisters for judge Moa Persson, and Babs was once again BOB and also 3 BIG. Also this day Siss was 2nd best bitch, and Pleya was the winner of Winners class.
A week later, the 28th of June I entered Lotta in the international show in Trondheim. Judge Helge Lie from Norway liked her very much, and gave her the BOB !!! She was also in the semi-final in the groupe, but was not placed… and no wonder… the girl has no coat !!! I was indeed satisfied to get the BOB this day :-).
On Saturday me and Babs entered the obedience-ring for the first time in an official competition. We got a 2nd prize and 155/200 points. I guess I suddenly had a very strange body-language, because she didn’t quite hear what I told her… :-). Anyway she was the best obedience-briard that day, and got a lovely and funny prize given by Ellinor on kennel Goalgetter. THANKS ELLINOR :-).
Sunday was the big day – the briard special show !
I was really confused whether I should show Lotta or not… she is not in her best coat condition right now, so I didn’t really know what to do. In addition I was going to show Babs in the same class, so I had to get someone to show Lotta for me…..
Right now I am really glad i decided to show Lotta after all – AND BIG HUGS AND THANKS TO INGVILD who showed her so well for me !!! They was a perfect couple, and ended as 2nd best champion and 3rd best bitch !!! YIPPI ! And Babs ??? She beat her mother and became 1st champion and 2nd best bitch !!! What a day !
And not to forget: Thanks so much to Monica who trusted me to handle Fonsie (Bellbreed’s He is Something Special). He got CAC, became champion, was BEST MALE
AND BEST VETERAN !!! HURRAY for Fonsie !
Also today the two girls did great ! Siss became BOB again for judge Leif Herman Wilberg. Way to go girls !!
BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Anne Laura and Siss (Mezzoforte Symphony d’Mont Colline) for winning CAC, BOB and 4. BIG today under judge Jørgen Hindse Madsen. Siss can now put the title N UCH in front of her name ! Wow are we proud :-).
Nok et besøk på Jessheim hos valpene… De er nå 8 uker og klare for å finne nye hjem. En fotoseanse med spinnville valper som helst bare vil leke og bite er ikke bare enkelt gitt.. :-). Jeg synes – HELT OBJEKTIVT SELVSAGT *glis* – at disse valpene ser bra ut: velvinklet både foran og bak, kraftige og herlige – men tiden vil jo vise hvordan de utvikler seg. Jeg håper jo jeg får muligheten til å se dem igjen i ulike sammenhenger – det er jo litt moro å følge med sine egne linjer :-).
I dag har jeg besøkt valpene på Jessheim igjen – og denne gangen husket jeg til og med kamera :-). De to valpene som er igjen vokser og trives, er rolige og kontaktsøkende. Det blir nok flere besøk utover nå – og da skal jeg forsøke å få tatt litt bedre bilder enn de jeg fikk tatt i dag.
På torsdag besøkte jeg de tre valpene på Jessheim. De hadde det utmerket på alle måter og var friske og fine. Alle var i godt hold, hadde korrekte sporer og ingen med navlebrokk. Ut over det synes iallefall jeg det er vanskelig å si noe om knapt 14 dager gamle valper… men søte var de jo selvsagt…:-). Neste gang skal jeg også huske fotoapparatet….
Tina med Rocky (Mezzoforte Something Special) ble godkjent figurant for karaktertest og funksjonsanalyse i helga. Hun fikk meget gode skussmål for sin evne til å lese hunder – dommeren var meget imponert over den unge jenta. Hun fikk også testet Rocky i testløypa – og om dette hadde vært en offisiell funksjonsanalyse hadde han bestått med glans (dommerens utsagn) ! Så nå er det bare å forsøke seg på orntli’ !!
En annen melding, kom… Lotta har blitt farmor til 3 sorte små… 2 hannhunder og 1 tispe. De «lykkelige» foreldre er Mezzoforte Salute a la Pluie (LPI LPII KORAD INT NORD DK UCH Cartier Monzerat Nemo – INT N DK UCH NV01 Torilsin Lois Lane) og Karamelody Kear av Tri de Coleur (LP INT N S UCH Mariell de Marque Hover-Power – Seidemann’s Erle). Kanskje ikke helt planlagt men… Jeg skal besøke dem senere denne uka.
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This weekend we were training for RIK-figurants (IPO). It was very interesting and I learnt a lot.
15th of February:
We visited kennel Li-Brie to look at the puppies – WOW… Really nice and happy puppies !! Strong boned and well angulated with very cute and strong heads ! I look forward to follow these guys and girls in the future…
08th of February:
Babs was entered in the international dogshow in Fredericia Denmark – resulting in a placement as 2nd best bitch (of two… :-)). Not quite what we hoped for, but there will always come other chances ! Thanks to Line with kennel La-Faya (bearded collie) and Hilde with kennel Cubilon (Pyreneans) for keeping me company and trusting me as handler for N FIN CH UVV00 La-Faya’s Rambling Rose !
18-19th of January:
I have been to a breeding council seminar, arranged by NKK. A very interesting experience that gave lots of inspiration for further work !!