Eventful may

Maj has been an eventful month where we have been to a lot of events with our dogs.

Anna went to the yearly meet up for the hungarian breeds at Ljungby dog club. There were many puli och pumi there and a very nice gathering as usual. We were BBQing, trying agility, rally obedience and talked with friendly people. Kafka, Sally and Wilma came along.

Thank you Marianne Nyman for the pictures with Wilma running free and the picture of Anna and Rya.

The same weekend Inger and Janne went to Neumünster, Germany with Edith and Märta. Lotte and Jan also came along with Valle and Nisse. Edith got a german junior CAC. On the way home they all spent some time in Sönderborg in Denmark.

The next weekend it was time to go back to Denmark. Märta got her second CAC at the danish bearded collie clubs specialty in Lyngby.

The 21st and 22nd of may there was a big rally obedience competition in Halmstad. We got some nice nice visitors at our place in Äskilt: Bea and Vera.

We helped out as volonteers at the agility competition, but there were several dogs from Vallklanen competing. Congratulations and well done Malin and Bilbo (Vallklanens Benbecula boy) who got a great result and moved up from level 1 to level 2.

Annelie, Cajsa and Chrille also competed with Vera (Vallklanens Devon Heartbreaker) and Bea (Vallklanens Bright as Daylight).

Thank you Annelie for the nice photos from the agility competition!

In the end of may we went to Tidaholm to the Svk FUR specialty with our puli. It was a really hot day and the dogs were searching for shade.

Edith went best junior bitch and 4th best bitch. Ester was 2nd best bitch and Kafka 2nd best male. A good day in other words! Congratulations to Esters sister Rut who was best in show and to Marianne Nyman and Stefan Ernstsson at Kennel Impeccable who had the best breeders group of the day with Ester, Rut, Traja and Csabo.

May was a hectic month with acitivies every weekend, but we had a lot of fun!

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Last weekend we were out with the camper and the dogs. That saturday we went to Markaryd and a rally obedience competition where Märta did a really good round with 89 points (out of 100).

The weather was beautiful last week and we went to visit Lotte and Jan, Valle and Nisse in Klippan. On the sunday we did an excursion to the national park of Söderåsen. Anna also came with Kafka and Ester so we had 8 dogs with us and got some attention from other hikers. 

Kopparhatten, a nice viewpoint in the park:

On the monday our tour continued to Höör where Märta and I competed in rally obedience again. This time she got 96 points and came in second place!

Afterwards we went for a nice walk in the forest among the spring flowers:

Today was the third time Märta got good points in a rally obedience competition, with 94 points we came in 4th place. This also means that Märta has gotten her first title (RLD N) and will move up from the beginners level to the next level. We are on a roll 🙂

Märta’s debut in rally obedience

Yesterday Märta had her debut in a rally obedience competition. The result in points was not too great (63 out of a 100), but we are still happy with the day. We had fun and Märta had a very positive attitude. I’m sure we will do better at the next competition.

The other dogs also got a chance to have some fun and practice some rally obedience. 

Ester:

Kafka:

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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Lovely colors

It’s been a lovely October with beautiful colors.

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We are enjoying our time with the three puli puppies. Soon Edith will be the only one left. They boy is moving to England and the bitch to Germany. dsc_6369dsc_6364dsc_6381

Hygge:

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Märta:

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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!

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!

Tvååker

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.

Bilbo:

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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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On saturday night we just relaxed by the water with the dogs.  DSC_1799DSC_1816DSC_1817DSC_1831

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We had a wonderful weekend.

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

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