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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A new generation

This year we have got a new generation of bearded collies here at Vallklanen. In the beginning of june we welcomed Vinny (Hairdog’s My Beautiful Blue Girl). She is living with Anki just 10 min from us, but will be part of the Vallklanen family.

Here at home we had a litter with two puppies this summer. Ebba (Vallklanens you had me at hello) has moved with mother Nova to Borås but will be part of Vallklanen. Hopefully, if she develops nicely, if she has a good temper and is healthy, we will get a litter with her in a few years. Gösta (Vallklanens that’s the spirit) is living with relatives, so we will also meet him often.

Ebba, mother Nova, Gösta

Last week we finally met Lucy. She is bred by Edit Upor in Hungary, but has now moved to us in Sweden. She has a lovely temper, came with the airplane and did not seem bothered by the trip at all. She has been wagging her tail since the first time we met her. We are sure we will have lots of fun with this girl.

Lucy 8 weeks

 

Welcome Vinny

We welcome Vinny (Hairdog’s My Beautiful Blue Girl) to kennel Vallklanen.

Tina Jämthagen and Tina Berglund at kennel Hairdog’s are Vinny’s breeders. Now Vinny will live with my collegue and friend Anki. We think she will have a great home there. It is just 15 minutes from us and Anki will take Vinny to the club to practice obedience and other dog sports. We will meet Vinnie often and take her to dog shows with us. We are really looking forward to get to know this blue girl.

 

Bolmen

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.

 

Two stars

Today the two week old puppies were models. They have just opened their eyes and are trying to walk on their four legs.

The bitch:

The dog:

 

 

Nova and Bingo’s puppies

Nova got puppies on May 9th. The sire is Bingo (CH Moonfellow free spirit). We now have four puppies here at home, one bitch and three dogs. Unfortunately Nova had to get a c-section, but she is strong and took well care of the puppies from the first moment she met them.

We are hoping that they will all do fine and grow up strong. There are a couple that are very small and need some extra support, so please keep your fingers crossed.

Congrats to the three year olds

A big congratulations to Dennis, Sigge, Imla, Bilbo, Lewis, Elsa, Totiki, Mållgan, Doris ,Bella and Edda who are turning 3 years old today!

We hope that you are all doing great. We have wonderful memories from this litter.

Elsa has “celebrated” her birthday by mating with a handsome boy. Now we are keeping our fingers crossed that we will have puppies at Vallklanen this summer ❤

Elsa is in season

Since the last time we wrote in out blog Elsa (CH Vallklanens Armadale Gal) has done a behaviour and pesonality description through the Swedish Kennelclub. She has also gotten a final Cacib to become an international champion. Now we are just waiting for the confirmation from the FCI. She has just now come in season and we are hoping that she will have puppies this summer. We will soon post some more information on our puppies page.

We have spent the easter weekend with our family and the dogs.

Hugo and Oliver played and also cuddled with the dogs:

Lotte and Jan came to visit and brought Valle (CH Vallklanens Old Ben Lomond) and Nisse (Vallklanens Sgt Pepper):

We took the opportunity to take some new photos of Edith who is now 8 months old and Märta who is a year and half:

We hope that you all had a happy easter!

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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Sally:dsc_6387

Hygge hiding behind bigger brother Kafka:dsc_6389