søndag 28. november 2010

a doggy weekend part 2

Yesterday the Nordic Winner Show was at Dogs4All in Lillestrøm. It continued today, but for my part it was enough to be there for group 5 and the Siberian Huskies.

My Denali was entered in the Junior class. The judge found her to have a nice head but not much else and she ended with a 1st prize Junior Class and number 4 of 4 Junior bitches.  Most of the dogs entered were from Sweden, many from Kennel Bedarra (owned and/or bred by them). And there was no suprise two of their dogs got the BOB and BOS.

Bedarra Hottie Bom Bottie, BOB

Bedarra Bad Like My Dad, BOS

Denali behaved really well, and to me she of course is a very beautiful dog. Someone was kind enough to take a couple of photos of Denali in the ring for me.

 A couple of workingline Siberians were entered too, this female is a lovely Siberian Husky in my oppinion.

Nay-La-Chee's Topok Tvilling

another Norwegian show line Siberian was entered too, owned and bred by Carillo Kennel
JWW Carillo Sing A Long, 3rd best bitch out of 11

In addition to the show there was a lot of vendors and breed clubs at Dogs4All. Denali and me participated in the breed parade together with several other Siberian Huskies of working lines. Two pulled a three wheel cart. Not sure if anybody has pictures of this.

The Norwegian Siberian Husky Club had a stand as well, and I visited it of course. I met some really nice people that I've only seen the name of before. It was nice to meet you all.
a snapshot from NSHK stand and one of the dogs there

fredag 26. november 2010

a doggy weekend part 1

By all accounts my weekend starts after work Friday evening the weekends I don't work. And this weekend is one about dogs. In a way all week has been very dog focused.

Monday evening I was at an evening seminar by Anders Hallgren. He was a a great entertainer as well as a good teacher in "dog psychology", or should I say dog owner psychology? As it is usually (always?) about the owners and not the dogs themselves. I learnt some new stuff and if he returns next fall, I'll sign up for sure!
Anders Hallgren, explaining about "crazy" dogs, photo by Karin Diana Auld

Yesterday I go the skis to my kicksled and this evening I put them on (photo will follow), and of course I had to take the dogs for a trial run. It was great fun. Even though the dogs were at times a bit puzzled as to what I wanted them to do. At other times they'd rather smell the ditch and mess around than pull. Near the end I tried it on a field. That was excellent!  Unfortunatly my two dogs are a bit too different for an even run. Esky is he older and more clever one. He knows his "calm", "stay", "left" and "right" and listens (most of the time). He is a very strong dog, but a bit slow in his old age. Denali is the energy. She's fast. But doesn't really know left from right and is a bit all over the place. But all this doesn't matter. It is still great fun to take them on a trip with the kicksled!

Denali has now gotten some of her excess energy out, has had a shower and her dinner and is resting in her bed for a while. Early morning we are going to drive to a BIG dog show. It's going to be great fun. I don't expect anything from Denali, and will be happy with her as long as she behaves.

part two will follow

søndag 14. november 2010

Hundeutstilling på Kongsberg / Dog show in Kongsberg

I dag var Denali på utstilling i Kongsberg. Det gikk kjempebra! Det var to andre Siberian Huskier på utstillingen, en annen junior tispe og en junior hann.

Det er ingen hemmelighet at både jeg og Denali fortsatt har mye igjen å lære om utstillinger og handling. Men alt i alt synes jeg vi begge har blitt ganske OK på en så begrenset tid.

Dommeren var norske Svein Bjarne Helgesen, han kom også med noen råd og tips. Takker så mye for dette!

Denali's resultater ble: 1JK, CK, 1JKK, 1BTK, Cert, BIR og til min store overraskelse 3 BIG!

Today Denali was entered in a dog show in Kongsbert. She did extremly well! Two other Siberian Huskies was present, another junior bitch and a junior dog.

It isn't a secret that both me and Denali need more show training, but in total I think we do OK for our limited experience.

The judge was Svein Bjarne Helgesen from Norway. He also shared some advice and pointers on how to show Denali even better. Thank you so much for this!

Denali's results today was: 1st Junior class, Certificate Quality, 1st Junior Competiton Class, Best bitch, Certificate, BOB, and to my great surprise 3rd best in group!