Update

Where did the past few months go? I think we need a bit of an update here!

We’ve said goodbye to both Piaf and Hygge. Piaf is now called Licorice (Vallklanens Sweet Licorice) and lives in Germany with a breeder who also has bearded collies. We are really happy for that! Hygge travelled to Devon, England, where he is also doing well!

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In the beginning the house felt very empty without the puppies, but now Edith makes sure to keep us occupied.

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We have been to a couple of shows. One in Hannover, Germany and one in Gothenburg, Sweden. Our dogs have done well. Märta was 4th best bitch at MyDog in Gothenburg. She was also crufts qualified because she won the junior class.

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The dogs have taken turns to come with me to work. Even Edith has come to say hello to the elderly who live at the nursing home.

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Ester and Kafka are living with Anna most of the time. We have finally finished building the new dog yard, where the dogs can hang out when Anna goes to work.  screen-shot-2017-01-17-at-17-05-38

It is not very far to the beach from Anna’s house, so the dogs get to go on a lot of beach walks.screen-shot-2017-01-17-at-17-05-59 screen-shot-2017-01-17-at-17-05-02 15624401_1808158746099278_1017964771648995328_n-copy

This weekend we went to visit Elsa.

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Pernilla helped us to take a few photos. It was easier said than done to get everybody to focus…

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…but finally we got a few nice shots.

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Time to celebrate!

Today we are travelling home from Gotland. We have been here on a vacation for a week, ending with 2 dog shows in Visby. After the results from the show we really have reason to celebrate!

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Kafka (Vallklanens Devon Showstopper) was BOS both days and became a swedish champion. He has CCs in Denmark and Norway since before so he is also a nordic champion now.

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Elsa (Vallklanens Armadale Gal) was best of breed two days in a row and also became a swedish and danish champion. Yesterday she was 3rd in the group final and today she made the short list but wasn’t placed in the group final.

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We are so proud of these two youngsters. They have just turned two years old and it feels like they have a bright future ahead.

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Märta (Natterjack starshine) also had a great weekend. Yesterday she was best junior with an excellent. Today she was also best junior and became 3rd best bitch with a reserve CC. Anna-Lena Munkvall was juding, and said the following about Märta:

Feminine bitch. Lovely head and expression. Excellent pigment. Correct bite. Nice eyes. Well set ears. Well placed and angulated shoulder. Slightly sloping croup. Excellent ribcage. Moves well.

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Märta | Photo: Elisabet Strindberg

We also want to once again say congratulations to Hjördis (Vallklanens Devon Country Girl), Kafkas sister, who became a swedish and norwegian champion last weeken din Ransäter. She was also best of breed with 16 pulis competing. Well done Jenny and Hjördis!

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Elsa and Kafka have been to Tvååker. We met many friends and were glad to see Bilbo (Vallklanens Benbecula Boy) and Bailey (Vallklanens Source of Light) also compete. Bilbo got a “very good” and Bailey “excellent”. Bailey was 4th male in a very big open class. Judge was Regina Blessing from Germany.

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Elsa and Bilbo:

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On saturday Elsa won a big open class and was runner up best bitch with a CAC. I am soooo happy!

Kafka also did well and was BOS:

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Vänersborg

We have been to a couple of dog shows in Vänersborg. The first day was an all breed SKK dog show and the second day the Swedish bearded collie club specialty.

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The shows were outside at a beautiful place. We got a really nice to stay right next to the water.

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Just a few days after this show Engla got a new rally obedience title from completing the advanced level. She can now compete at the master lever if she wishes to. Huge congratulations!

Sally resting:

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Märta (to the right) met her dad Lipton (middle) and grandmother Wendy (to the left). DSC_1615

Kafka (Vallklanens Devon showstopper) did really well. He was 2nd best male but got both CAC and Cacib.  DSC_1639

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The bearded collies did really well at the SKK show. Lipton won the group, a beardie was BIS-puppy, another BIS 2- veteran and finally Lärkängen won BIS- breeders group.

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We had a wonderful weekend.

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We have been to Roskilde in Denmark with Kafka, Elsa and Märta.

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Our bearded collied didn’t do as well as we would have hoped but they got excellent critiques. It was also a really good opportunity for Märta to practice at a bigger show, meet many people and dogs.

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Kafka, our puli, did really well. He got CAC and Cacib 2 days in a row. He was 2nd best male and was a real show off in the ring.

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Tino Pehar was judging day 1 and he gave Kafka the following critique: “20 months old, short in body, strong young boy, nice head with enough long muzzle, good eye expression, nice outline, correct angulations, good coat for age, fantastic movements” DSC_0818DSC_0821

We met many friends with their lovely dogs. Amon them Pia with her very cute russkaya tsvetnaya bolonka “Bella”, Lena with her pumi “Loremo” and Jesper with the puli “Bubbles”:

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Lingen

This weekend we were in Lingen, Germany with Sally, Elsa and Kafka. Early morning before heading off we took this photo of Wilma on one of her favourite spots in the garden:

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It was a really nice trip where we hung out with our friend Jesper. A surprise for us was that our show rings were outside. At first it went really well because the sun was out, but as the day passed it got more and more windy, and finally the rain and hail came.We were freezing cold.

Dispite the weather we had a great day with great results in the show. We also got to know some new friends.

Sally, 9 years old, was BOB-veteran and be came a German veteran champion.

DSC_0483 DSC_0495Elsa, not yet two years old, was BOB. Judge: Attila Czeglédi from Hungary.

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Our puli Kafka, 21 months old, was BOS. Keeper (CH. Bubbleton Told you so) was BOB.

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It was time for us to get inside and eat something warm before the finals.

Sally was not placed in best veteran. However, she had a great time. She was running well and was wagging her tale. She is so much fun to show.

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Elsa mad the shortlist, but was not placed in group 1.

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Keeper was BIG2. Congratulations Jesper!

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We went to Germany with three dogs and came home with 3 CACs, 3 Cacib, 1 BOB, 1 BOS, 1 BOB-veteran and a new German veteran champion. Not bad at all!!!

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Ester 5 year old

Our Ester (CH. Impeccable fourth miss congeniality) har already turned 5 years old. A big congratulations to her and her litter mates. It has turned out to be a very successful litter at kennel Impeccable. The four bitches have all made a Swedish KC mentality description (BPH), their brother Whiskey who lives in hungary, is herding and many of them are doing really well at dog shows, some with multiple champion titles. Their sire Rya  (CH. Bubbleton Hot’n spicy) was once again the top dog in the swedish club for hungarian breeds (SvkFUR). The SvkFUR top show puli 2015 was Rya, followed by Ester and then Ester’s sister Rut. We also feel proud to say that Kafka and Hjördis made the list. Kafka as #7 and Hjördis #11.

Ester celebrated her birthday at the international FCI all-breed dog show in Malmö.

Kafka (EUJW-15 Vallklanens Devon Showstopper) did really well and had a lot of fun with Anna.

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Photo: Jenny Palmqvist

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Ester was BOB and Kafka BOS.

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Photo: Ulf Lennartsson

Our bearded collies also did really well. Sofia Forss came to Malmö with Meija (Vallklanens förgätmigej) who on the day turned 9 months old and for the first time entered a dog show. Meija was 2nd in the junior class with an excellent. Congratulations and well done Sofia!

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Elsa (Vallklanens Armadale Gal) was wild as usual, and did not want to stand still, but dispite that won her class and then was 3rd best bitch with a CACIB.

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Sally (CH Breaker Choice for Victory) was best veteran and 2nd best bitch.

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Thank you to judge Jesper Ravn from Danmark who judged both the bearded collies and the pulis.

Märta (Natterjack Starshine) came along as company and to socialize. She did really well and is a very cool girl. Here she is taking a nap with Sally with all the chaos of the dog show around her.

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On saturday evening, after the show, Svk FUR had its annual meeting. Anna was secretary. It all went really well and the evening finished with a very nice dinner at Scandic Segevång.

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Dortmund 2015

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We had a great weekend in Dortmund. We had 6 dogs with us in the camper, so it was a bit crowded, but a lot of fun. IMG_1209

Biffen (Szarcsa´s Elusive Element) wonders if he can also sit in the couch. Biffen was best junior in the breed both on the international dog show and Dortmund Bundessieger so now he is a VDH junior champion and got a Crufts qualification.  IMG_1107

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Kafka was BOS with CC and Cacib both days. Cafka also got a Crufts qualification.

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Ester won the championclass and was 2nd best bitch on friday. On sunday she was not only BOB, but also went on to become BIG 2 for judge Wera Hübenthal.

Valle ❤

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Elsa really surprised us at the friday intenational dog show. She was best of breed with CC and Cacib. On sunday she was 3rd in intermediate class.  IMG_1155IMG_1165

Sally also had a fantastic weekend! She was best veteran both days, but she also became Best in show veteran on friday!!!! She is now a VDH veteran champion.

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Best in show again

We can hardly believe it’s true, but Ester did it again…

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Last saturday the swedish club for hungarian breeds (SvkFUR) arranged a dogs show in Mariestad for puli, pumi, mudi and komondor. Judge was Carin Åkesson from Sweden.

All our dogs came along.

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We arrived on friday and stayed until sunday so we had plenty of time to spend time with our dogs and do some rally obedience and dog show training.

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The dog show was on saturday.

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Kafka (VDH JCH Vallklanens Devon Showstopper) was best junior with excellent.

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It has been decided that all puli should be measured in 2015 at the two official SvkFUR dog shows. Kafka has grown. He is now 43 cm high. Ester is 40.

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Hjördis (VDH JCH Vallklanens Devon Country Girl) was best junior bitch with excellent and CQ.

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Ester in champion class:

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Ester was best bitch, but we are also delighted that Hjördis was 3rd best bitch and got a CAC!!! Congrats Jenny!

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Ester was also BOB. Congratulations to Needle point Kalletyras who was BOS!

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Anna took pictures all day, but she also judged the children.

Foto: Johanna Strandner

Foto: Johanna Strandner

Komondor:

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Ester with a komondor puppie:

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Pumi puppies are so cute. This is Hillie:

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Ester went on to win Best in show! We are so happy! Congratulations also to CH Sue the Invisible Pumidoro (pumi who was BIS2) CH Mog-Ur’s Mrs Kvick (mudi who was BIS3) and CH Istvan Vom Hollandhof (komondor who was BIS4).

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Congratulations also to Marianne and Stefan who are the breeders of Ester and who also came to the show with a puppy, Impeccable Fifth Honeybunch, who won BIS-puppy.

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Family weekend in Tånga Hed

The swedish bearded collie club had a family weekend in Tånga Hed with dog shows and competitions in agility, obedience and rally obedience. We took the dogs with us in the caravan.

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On thursdag, jugde Michael Lewis from England, was judging the SBC specialty show with 85 entries. It was a great day for us. Elsa (Vallklanens Armadale Gal) won the post graduate class and later went on to become 4th best bitch with a CAC. Hurray! Her sister Imla (Vallklanens Melrode Lass) also got excellent with CQ and was 3rd bitch in the post graduate class.

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We spent the days and evenings with some really nice bearded collie breeders and owners.

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The weather was beautiful. We were able to eat breakfast outside and spend most of the day and evening outside.

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On friday we were listening to a lecture by Michael Lewis about the bearded collie. That evening the club had a “bearded collie superstar dog show” where dogs who have been BOB or BOS were able to enter. Sally was supposed to enter in the veteran class, but unfortunately she has a little limp. Elsa was part of the show, but did not get placed. We are just happy to be part of a dog show with so many beautiful dogs.

Elsa and daddy Hebbe:

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Sally got some practice:

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Kafka and Elsa are good friends:

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We had to leave on friday night, but the competitions continued throughout the weekend. Bailey (Vallklanens Source of Light) got excellent and was 4th male in the open class at the saturday dog show. On sunday Bailey won the jumping class in the agility club competition. Congratulations Tina!!

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There were more Vallklanen dogs at the club competitions, both in rally obedience and agility. Jenny came with her Engla (Vallklanens Lady Kinross) and Annelie came with Bea (Vallklanens Bright as Daylight). We are so happy to see you do fun things with your dogs. Hopefully next time we can stand on the ringside and cheer you on!!

Below are a few pictures of Bea and Bailey, taken by Cajsa Svärd:

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