Monday, April 18, 2011

Roekkr CDI

Last weekend, Roekkr completed his CDI (Companion Dog Intermediate) in Thunder Bay.  We don't have the intermediate obedience classes offered here in Alberta very often.  So for those of you that are unfamiliar with them, the CDI is an intermediate level between CD and CDX.  The excercises are: Honour, Heel Free and Figure 8, Stand for Examination, Recall Holding Dumbbell , Drop from Heel and the Broad Jump.  

Congratulations to Roekkr, Joey & Linda! 

CH Blazingstar Longspur at Labrys Can CDI JH WC RA Am CD WCX RE
(back when he was 10 weeks old and didn't have any titles!)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Happy 8th Birthday Lupine!

Lupine turned 8 years old today. She celebrated with some bumper games in the snow. Yes, snow!


Here she is showing off her grey chin and her great teeth!

Lupine has always had a characteristic POUNCE when she gets to the bumper

There's that POUNCE again!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ambition, Perserverance and Success

Flat-coats are very determined dogs.  When they put their mind to something, they keep trying until they succeed.   Puffin is no exception.  She likes to grab a piece of firewood as we head out on a walk.  Usually the firewood gets forgotten on the prairie somewhere, and our firewood pile is rapidly disappearing.   So we picked up and stacked the split firewood, out of Puffin's reach, leaving only the logs that still needed to be split. 

This did not deter Puffin:

Puffin is not our first firewood retriever.  Tally used to do the same thing:

And Tally's daughter, Pipit:

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Puffin's Big Weekend

Puffin had some success at the Red Deer Show.  On Friday she won Winners Female for 2 points.  On Saturday she cleaned up, winning Best of Breed, Best of Winners and Best Puppy from the 6-9 month class for another 3 points.  She is now just 2 points from finishing her championship. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Lupine - Scent Hurdle Dog

Keen and ready to race at the start of the night!

Lupine was starting to wonder if she was ever going to get her dinner!

Drummer, Token, Ryder & Lupine
Due South scent hurdle racing team
Our Due South team raced at the Red Deer show on the weekend and I'm pretty sure that Lupine finished her Scent Hurdle Dog title, as she only needed 3 clean runs to finish.  The racing was great fun, but with 9 teams entered, we raced until 11pm!  Even Lupine was getting rather tired towards the end.  Our team did very well, with a few hiccups, but fewer than the last time we ran. 

Update:  It's been confirmed, Lupine and Kona both completed their SHD titles!

Kona on the Move

As promised, here is a short video of Kona and Judy in the Open Female class.

Monday, April 4, 2011

New Blazingstar Champion - Ch Blazingstar Brown Coneflower RN

Congratulations to Kona and her owners, Judy and Allan!   Kona won Winners Female on Sunday at the Red Deer show, gaining her final 2 championship points.  She looked lovely in the ring and was shown by Judy.

When I can figure out some technical issues, I will post a video of Kona in the ring.

The night before, Kona and Lupine raced on the Due South scent hurdle racing team.  Kona did a wonderful job!
Kona and Judy waiting for their turn to race