The year that has passed

2018 is coming to a close. We have so many nice memories with the dogs from the year that has passed.

One big change was the fact that Annas baby Marlon has got an obvious place in the pack. He likes the dogs and the dogs like him. Wilma sleeps next to Marlon when he is taking a nap, Lucy likes to play with Marlons toys and Marlon enjoys the long walks.

It has been a very hot summer in Sweden, but we have enjoyed staying a lot outdoors. Anna has been on a few hikes with Marlon in the backpack and we have taken walks in the forest picking lingonberries.

Valle and Nisse have gotten new haircuts. They look very cute! It is hard to imagine that Valle is already 8, almost 9 years old. Time flies. Ester also got a shorter haircut that she seems to enjoy.

It has been a good show year for Kafka and Edith. Kafka has become  BOB and BOS several times. The biggest success was when he was BIG2 in Ronneby. Edith has also been BOS a couple of times and she has now become a swedish and norwegian champion. The biggest success for Vallklanen was at the SvkFUR specialty where Edith got a CC, Kafka was BOS and his sister Hjördis was BOB and BIS2.

We had the pleasure of getting a litter after Nova (Vallklanens Northern Light) and Bingo (CH Moonfellow free spirit). Ebba and Gösta are two lovely puppies that we are excited to follow.

We were hoping to get a litter from Meija (Vallklanens Förgätmigej) but unfortunately she got pyometra and needed surgery. That was of course very sad, but we are happy that she is happy and well again!

We were also hoping for a litter after Elsa, but that didn’t happen. Keep your fingers crossed she will have puppies in 2019!

We have a younger generation of bearded collies here at Vallklanen. Vinny came to us from Hairdog’s this year. She is so cute and very promisinig. She is living with Anki quite close to us but we have met many times. Vinny was best puppy in breed at her first show in september.

Lucy came to us from Edit Upor in Hungary. She is a naughty and creative bitch, but very easy to love. Lucy has been to many smaller club shows and has been BOB-puppy and BIG-puppy twice and BIS3 puppy once. At the danish bearded collie club specialty she was best puppy. 

One of the highlights of the year was the Vallklanen meetup in Falkenberg. We have such nice puppy buyers. It was a great day to catch up with a lot of them! 

A lot of Vallklanen-dogs are doing well at competitions and shows. Busan (Vallklanens Bright at dusk) did a Swedish KC behavior and personality description (BPH) with her owner Ingrid. What a nice team! The same day our Edith also did the BPH. We are so happy that Kafka’s sister Siri (Vallklanens Dartmoor Dreamer) got her therapy dog diploma earlier this year. Her owner Sirpa has done a great job and spent a lot of time to get this done. Impressive!

Siri and little sister Emma (Vallklanens Sweet Swede) went to a show for the first time and Emma was 3rd best bitch. Well done! Sister Vera (Vallklanens Devon Heartbreaker) has done great in agility moving up a level. Licorice (Vallklanens Sweet Licorice) was shown at Crufts and Hjördis (CH Vallklanens Devon Country Girl) has been BOB a couple of times and, as mentioned earlier, BIS2 at the specialty.

Bilbo (Vallklanens Benbecula Boy) has also gotten a baby boy in the family, but that doesn’t stop them from continuing with their training. Bilbo got great results at his first ever rally obedience competitions. Bea (AGHD I Vallklanens Bright as daylight) also did great in agility and moved up a level. Congratulations.

We are sorry if we forgot to mention anyone. It is just so nice to know that there are many great ambassadors for the breeds (bearded collie and puli) out there!  Let us also say that what is most important is that the dogs we sell have a great home and are happy. Getting results at competitions is just icing on the cake. 

 

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Specialty

On saturday SvkFUR had a specialty show in Tidaholm. Anna went with our three puli and it was a very successful day.

Edith won the intermediate class and got a CAC:

Ester was runner up in the champion class:

Kafka was BOS:

We were so proud when BOB went to Kafkas sister Hjördis (Vallklanens Devon Country Girl). She later went on to win BIS 2 as well. Congratulations Jenny!

Judge was John-John Johnsson (SE).

The same day a third sister had a successful day competing, but in agility. She got a qualifying leg and is now moving up to compete in a higher level. Congratulations!

Photo: Annelie Eek (Picture taken at a different competition)

SBCs yearbook arrived. We are happy to see the beardies from Vallklanen who did well in 2017.

In Sweden the whole month of may has been beaufitul. The sun has been shining and it has been war. We are enjoying it as much as we can. Anna and Marlon took a couple of the dogs to a beautiful nature preserve an hour from home:

Now time to cuddle with the puppies.

Congrats to the 2-year olds

On 14-07-14 Kafka and his litter mates turned 2 years old. Happy birthday to Siri, Vera, Hjördis, Björn, Yatzy and Kafka.

Siri:

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Siri has been accepted to the school to become a therapy dog. She will start soon and we are so proud and happy!

Hjördis:

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Hjördis lives with a pack of pulis kennel Szarcsas and she has done really well at dog shows. She was European junior winner last year. On the picture below with her brother Kafka.  EUJW

Vera:

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Sweet Vera. Her owner Cajsa likes to train with her and Vera has now started to compete in agility. We will keep our fingers crossed that she will get some nice results at coming competitions.

Yatzi:

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Yatzy lives in the south of Sweden and is a loved family dog. He now has a new family member, a mastiff bitch. They are best friends and sleep next to each other. During the day Yatzy loves to stay close to his owner.

Björn:

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Björn lives with a family not far from us so we meet him every now and then. He is a lovely boy. The picture below was taken last year when Björn met with Kafka on a play date. IMG_8258

Kafka:

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Kafka is a cuddler. We can tell that his is now grown up a bit. He has done really well at dog shows, but we will also do some rally obedience with him. We have already started and it is a challenge, but when he is focused he is really good!

Doesn’t feel like a long time ago they looked like this:

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We are looking forward to a new litter with puli puppies. Ester is now 7 weeks along and we are really excited!

Vallklanen-meet

On sunday we had a Vallklanen gathering in Ljungby. It was a lovely group of people and dogs that came and we got some time to BBQ, practice rally obedience and agility and just hang out and talk. 25 dogs were there with their owners. A big thank you to everyone who came!

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Tina and Bailey:

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Malkin:DSC_2220

Geija, who is a copy of her mother Wilma:DSC_2234

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Wille and Tuva:DSC_2246

Anna was going to train rally obedience with Sixten. Malkin came a long as well. DSC_2262

Cajsa with Soya and Vera:DSC_2268

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Sofie training agility with Meija:DSC_2280DSC_2281

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Vera:DSC_2316

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Elsa with her brother Sigge:DSC_2328DSC_2330DSC_2351

Kattis trying some rally obedience with Vallter and Melvin:DSC_2362

Sally and Wilma:DSC_2392

Märta took the liberty to try some agility by herself (which is quite dangerous) so luckily Tina could give her some guidande. DSC_2432

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We hope that we will all meet soon again.

Agility in Halmstad

It wasn’t long ago that spring arrived. The picture below was taken in the beginning of may.

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A few weeks later the summer has arrived! The 22nd of may was a really sunny and hot day at Halmstad dog club. There was an agility and jump competition there and we went to cheer the Vallknanen-representatives on.

Vera (Vallklanens Devon Heartbreaker), Bailey (Vallklanens Source of Light), Bilbo (Vallklanens Benbecula Boy) and Bea (Vallklanens Bright as daylight) were all competing.

Vera:

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Bailey ❤ :DSC_1301

Bailey, Bilbo, Bea:

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They are all lovely and it was so much fun to watch them compete with their owners. Well done all of you!

Sunny gathering

This weekend the summer arrived in the south of Sweden and we got to enjoy sunshine and hot weather at our gathering in Ljungby. It is a yearly gathering of hungarian breeds, an initiative from a few members in the specialty club SvkFUR, and it is always a lot of fun! This year we got to try both agility and rally obedience, and of course there was a BBQ.

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More than 20 pulis, a couple of pumis and of course a few bearded collies were there. We were happy to see Vera and Bea, two bitches from Vallklanen.  DSC_1127

Vera with her owner Cajsa won the agility competition. DSC_1075DSC_1076

Kafka was second in the rally obedience competition:

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Even if our bearded collies did not join the competition they also got to practice some obedience.

Wilma:

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Märta:DSC_1110

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The dogs got to run free at the nice club in Ljungby.  DSC_1062 Marta running DSC_1043 DSC_1019

Family picture of Vera, Kafka and mother Ester:DSC_1185 DSC_1190

When we got home the dogs went for a swim in the lake.  DSC_1271