The last month Anna, Marlon and the pulis Ester and Kafka have been on some really nice excursions.
Morups tånge light house:
SvkFUR had its specialty show in Torpa yesterday and our 5 year old Kafka was BOS. Judge: Anne-Chaterine Edoff.
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.
There were many dogs from Vallklanen that came to Faurås on the 21st of august. Melvin 8 years old (after Sally & Clayton), Bea, Busan, Bailey, Wille and Malkin 5 years old, (after Wilma & Phille), Bilbo, Sigge and Dennis 4 years old (after Sally & Hebbe), Meija 3 years old (from Nova & Leo), Vera 4 years old (after Ester & Manny) and Edith 2 years old (after Ester & Kilroy).
We are enjoying the sunny and warm weather. Yesterday we took the boat out on lake Bolmen. Sally came along.
When we got home we took the puppies out in the garden. Nova was very playful and happy to be outside and get some help from the other dogs with the puppies.
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!
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.
We have had areal heatave here the past few weeks, bith summer temperatures. Wonderful but also hot. The dogs have been down to the lake ever day.
Valle and Nisse have got a summer haircut 🙂
The 5th of may Anna and Marlon went with Ester and Edith to the annual Ljungby meetup where there are usually more than 20 puli and pumi. It was a very hot day so Ester spent most of it with Marlon in the UV-tent. Edith, on the other hand, played a lot. Full speed!
A couple of weeks ago we got the fantastic news that Siri (Vallklanens Dartmoor Dreamer) with owner Sirpa got the certificate to work as a therapy dog / care dog. Well done and congratulations you two!
At the same time we were in Leipzig with Edith and Kafka.
We showed the dogs at the German winner show where Edith became German junior winner 2017. They were also shown at the world dog show. Edith got an excellent and Kafka was 4th in the champion class. We are still happy because there were so many nice dogs there.
Home again we got some nice, cold winter weather.
Last week we went to the Danish bearded collie clubs chistmas dog show and Märta (Natterjack Starshine) was not only BOS, but also got her final CAC to become a Danish champion!
In the end of september we got a new family member, little Marlon. All the dogs are very nice with him, but especially Märta and Ester love this little guy. Ester gives him kind kisses, Märta is a bit more vigorous 🙂
Marlon has already travelled quie a bit, for example when we went to the swedish bearded collie club’s breeder’s conference in Strömsholm. Jeanette Hansson, a veterinary who is researching autoimmune diseases, had a lecture about some of the ones occuring in our breed, and Irene Berglund had a lecture about population genetics. It was a very interresting, fun and informative weekend.
We are enjoying the beautiful autumn weather. Märta got a final qualifying result at rally obedience in the intermediate class and is now free to compete at the advanced level. We are so proud of her.