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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Vallklanen in Faurås

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). 

Then there were more dogs there. Our Wilma 10 years old, our Vinny 4 months old, our Ester 7 years old, Soya and Douglas 11 years old and Trolle. A big thank you to everyone who came and especially to Anette and Per who let us have the meet up at their home.

Rally summer

We have been to a few rally obedience competitions this summer. One of them was the swedish bearded collie clubs yearly competition.

Märta (RLD N Natterjack Starshine) competed in the intermediate level. We didn’t get qualifying points, but were happy anyways. She was so positive and we tried our best.

Sally competed in the champions class, and got 87 points out of 100. Unfortunately we would need 90 points to get a CC, but we are happy!

This summer we have given some extra effort to our training. For example, Sally and I got to meet Hanna Nilsson who has been competing in the national team in rally obedience, for some coaching. That was very valuable for us!

In july we went to an evening competition in Falkenberg. Sally and Märta competed, and Märta did really well with 89 points and was placed 4th in her class.

We also got some visitors. Busan (Vallklanens Bright at dusk) came to visit with her owner. Busan is a really lovely fawn bearded collie!

Sigge (Vallklanens Barra Boy) came to visit with his family and he is a positive, happy, good looking boy!

We also met with Wille (Vallklanens first into the light), and he was so happy to see us, all the pictures were blurry. It is always nice to meet with dogs that we have sold, and see that they are doing well.

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

Wilma and Agneta:DSC_2240

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

Dennis:DSC_2292

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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.

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

Sally:DSC_1123

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

Ljungby

We have been in Ljungby to meet with other hungarian dogs in Sweden. Thank you Marianne and Ulf for organizing this gathering every year. It has been so much fun! We were lucky with the weather. No rain and towards the end of the day we even got sunshine.

Rya (CH. Bubbleton Hot’n Spicy) running free:

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Marianne with Rya, Olga and Olgas puppy Honey ❤DSC_0034 DSC_0075

Krulle, a pumi, says hello to Biffen, a puli:DSC_0119

During the day we could try agility, rally obedience, get help with trimming and ring training.

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Out of the tunnel comes Vera, Kafkas sister. We are really glad that Anneli, Kajsa and Christer came with their dogs Soya, Bea and Vera! DSC_0102

Bea, the blondie, got some company from a puli blonde.

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Vera and her brother Kafka:

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Vera and Kafka’s sister Hjördis also came to Ljungby with owner Jenny.  We tried to get a picture with Ester and her 3 children, but that was easier said than done. A lot of dogs wanted to join in the picture…

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Luckily Anneli got a photo of us. Kajsa with Vera, Inger with Ester and Kafka and Anna with Hjördis:

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Jenny also brought her 6 month old puppy called “Biffen”. A real charming boy:

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Kafka is giving Inger som love!

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Ester with her sister Traja (CH. Impeccable Fourth Right on Track)DSC_0191

Kafka playing with Sally and Wilma:DSC_0201 DSC_0202

Our beautiful Ester (C.I.B NORD CH FI CH FIW-13 Impeccable Fourth miss Congeniality) 4 years old

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We are home and the dogs are sleeping tight. Thank you all for a great day!