Friday, May 20, 2011

Ch Blazingstar Puffin

At the Medicine Hat dog show last weekend, Puffin finished her Canadian Championship.   On Friday she won Best of Breed from the senior puppy class, winning over Tinbie and Cava, who were entered as champions.  This gave her the last 2 points she needed to finish.   She finished under well-respected judge Virginia Lyne. 

We moved her up to show in the champion class for the rest of the weekend.  On Saturday she was Best of Opposite to Tinbie and on Sunday she won Best of Breed again, with Tinbie winning Best of Opposite.

Also at the show, Willow, Blazingstar Brown Buffalobean, owned and shown by Christine, won her first 2 championship points.  Congratulations to Willow and Christine!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Congratulations to Eirik!

This is Flat Garden's Eirik XVIII.  He is Cava's sire.   Eirik is a Norwegian-bred dog that is owned by Llantrussa kennel in Wales.  Last weekend he won his first CC (Challenge Certificate) and Best of Breed at the WELKS show, under judge Mrs. Rosalie Brady.

We have not had a chance to meet Eirik in person, although Liz met his brother, Sverre at Crufts last year.   It was great to see some more recent photos of him and to hear of his success in the show ring.   Congratulations to Eirik and his owner, Christin, and breeders, Jon and Finn!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Happy Birthday to the Shorebirds!

Our Shorebird litter (Karo x Tally) turned 7 years old on April 24th.  It's hard to believe that they are now officially "veterans".  

Tala (Blazingstar Black Turnstone) had the good fortune to spend her birthday weekend with us and she seemed to thoroughly enjoy all the river time.  She has not slowed down one bit:

Silly Tala!

Leading everyone on a merry chase.... (Tala's in the lead)
Happy Birthday to Indy, Storm, Begbie, Tala, Kitty, Tima, Macleod, Harry & Dillon.  Dooley is very sadly missed - gone too soon.