Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Normal x 4

Earlier this week we loaded up all four dogs and went to Calgary for eye testing by a board-certified opthamologist at the Calgary Care Centre.  The good news is that all of the dogs passed their CERF (Canine Eye Registration Foundation) exams with flying colours.  Puffin and Cava also had the gonioscopy test done (to look at the iridocorneal angle of the eye) and both are unaffected, which is great news.

Although Lupine is almost 9 years old, we feel it's important to continue to test our older dogs' eyes when they have been part of our breeding program.  Lupine's eyes remain "perfect", which is very reassuring to know!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Points for Odo!

When this little guy left Blazingstar, we had high hopes for him and his owner, Tom.  This past weekend Odo went to the Denver shows and won Winners Dog 3 out of the 4 days, racking up 6 US Championship points!   On one of the days he also was Best of Opposite over a Special.  Very nice for such a youngster.  Odo is Blazingstar King Eider, from our seabird litter (Remus x Teva).

Congratulations to Odo and Tom!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Go Kona!

At the Alberta Kennel Club show,  Kona completed her Scent Hurdle Dog Champion title!  She is now Ch Blazingstar Brown Coneflower RN SHDCH.  Kona is truly amazing at scent hurdle racing - super fast and never makes a mistake.

Kona at a practice last year

She also entered the Rally Advanced ring for the first time and got her first RA leg and placed 2nd in her class.

Congratulations to Judy, Allan and Kona!  We are very proud of you.

Pretty Kona

In other AKC show news, Lupine also raced in scent hurdle and racked up another 45 points.  Her other daughter, Teva, was reserve winners female in the conformation show on Saturday and Sunday.  

Thank you to Sarah Novak for this photo of Lupine racing.  I have very few photos of her actually racing because it's impossible to run her and photograph her at the same time.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Saint Valentine's Day

The dogs were great sports as usual - helping me to get the "perfect" Valentine photo.

This one ended up being my favourite.  I love Puffin's expression because you can see how hard she is concentrating.

I was trying to get one of both of the black girls holding roses, but it was very challenging to have them both sitting and holding at the same time and not pulling faces or looking away....

Cava thought that it would be a much more interesting photo if she was holding a penguin instead of silly roses....

What Cava really thinks of the whole process....

Lupine got her turn too and as always, she was very cooperative.