May 2019

Dog pack together and a little bit of spring in garden

Just Jerry…His life is still one big game 🙂

BTW, in May it’s been a years since Jerry lives with us…He’s grown up…a little 😀

Daddy and his little girl – both interchampions and multichampions…Not important at all, they’re both very contented garden dogs.

Expecting puppies

Now it’s official. We are expecting puppies after mid-June. All the preparations are culminating, I’m getting nervous more and more. But despite of that we’re really looking forward to little minions <3

I came to visit Alex – the dad of the expected litter. I tried to make some nice pictures, but I made mostly just the funny ones 😀

May weather

The weather in May was really bad here…it was cold and rainy mostly all the month. It was almost impossible to spend some time outside 🙁

Ice hockey world championship

We’re supporting the Czech team at the hockey championship. I mean mostly…Donatello is just loyal to his origins 😀

Greetings from Goldie

Goldie (Anniversary Gold Ambershades) sent us new pictures and greetings. Thank you very much for it and for the care 🙂

That’s all from May, next post will be very probably about the puppies 🙂

April 2019

This April was “a month of our blond girls”. We spent a lot of time outside the house, solving Maja’s plain troubles, resting and we mostly had great time together. There are few pics from our days.

Tess and her own micro bed

I finally understood, why there was a hole in our curtain and why is was getting bigger and bigger 🙂

The girls were hunting a mole

And we were spending generaly a lot of time on the fresh air that was obviously exhausting, as you can see on Mr. Donatello

When Maja found out shes not able to satisfy her endless apetite anywhere else in our home, she ate some horse encyclopedies…

…and some more books, mostly educative ones…And an edge of my bachelor thesis and a diploma… My Mom admited that Maja’s is kind of study type equally as I am 😀

It resulted inevitable to make some protective solution of my libraty:

 

There are our girls in one of many walks by the river Sazava

Rainy Sundays are designed just perfectly for whole-day-stay-in-bed – exactly as Donatello is….

Charlie celebrated the 10th birthday

Selfie with Minion and Maja

I received a wonderful birhtday surprise from a very dear friend of mine Outi from Finland. Thank you very much for it <3

I had to try it on our girls on just next day. There’s Maja on the first pic a both girls on the second photo

As I’m mentioning the gifts, my poodle collection had expanded with two new chocolate poodles

There are few pictures from an Easter Monday from our garden

Donatello cares very carefully of our visits

And in the end, I probably should mention that “there’s something coming up”. You might should look here time to time, there will be an update soon 😉

December 2018

Trip to Prague CACIB

On the first December Sunday we made a trip to Prague CACIB show to show a big dogshow world to Jerry.

First of all, I had to bath and groom a hairy-monster adolescent not groomed for few months.

I was pretty contented with the result, considering Jerry’s back hair had about 5 cm before grooming 🙂

 

Since the last grooming Jerry matured and I must say he’s handsome boy 🙂

I’ve read a lot of hates for this autumn Prague show. The amount of people there was terrible as they made a one day show instead of two days. But Jerry was such a sweatheart! For the first time in this big world and did really well, I think even better than usualy Minion does, as she hates this kind of crowded places.

We were training

Very slightly…we strarted to train for the show ring 😀

Charlie in wellness

Charlie had a month wellness stay in our house. He had trouble with back pain due to his age and a former knee injury that hadn’t been excersized properly. Charlie was practicing hardly twice a day for gaining correct body musculature. In the end of his stay he had a manual therapy. Back home Charlie arrived moving freely and painlessly, thinner and generaly happier and at least five years mentally younger. Let’s see, how it develops in the future.

Jerry best junion male

On Sunday December 16 Jerry participated his first show ever. Trully historical moment. I’ve chosen one of my favourite clubshows – small Advent club specialty with great atmosphere.

Jerry is happy and funny adolescent, there’ll be a lot of work to make our show presentation perfect 🙂 Jerry baited me with ambling but also had nice rings troting properly. Finally was awarded with club junior CC from the class and #1 best junior male all sizes and colours from the finals. Poodles were judged by Ms Alena Kostalova.

Jerry was supported by his elder brother Hurmar and his ownerladies. We’re all pictured below.

We’re also pictured by a pro-photographer:

We really enjoyed this day, except a tragical experience in the hotel restaurant with an international impact. What a shame! The next time I will call for pizza delivery 🙂

I got wonderful christmas gift from our dear Finnish friends. Thank you very much, girls!

Christmas

Our Christmas were very very typical. The girls had a fight right under the christmas tree because of one of the new toys. On the next day we left for some fresh air to the mountains. After couple of years (and even more) we had wonderful white chrismas holidays.

On the way for the mountains we made a stop for a walk and we climbed to ruins of some former fortress.

Cestou na hory jsme si dali venčící mezipřistání a vyšplhali na zbytky nějaké tvrze:

For the rest of the week, we had views like this one…

On every day we had at least one realy big walk trip.

Tess, being five week after the knee ligament surgery, had kind of saving mode. I must it was self-denial for her 🙂 My barking back pack made a lot of smile on other tourist faces 😀

The fresh air realy exhausts 🙂

We had such a nice time <3

The second half of our dog pack on the last day of December made a trip to watchtower Spulka.

November 2018

November has been a creative and also a walking month. Due to the winter time we mostly walk the dogs with a torch after the darkness falls, so during the weekends we did a daylight walks together with a rest of our dog and family pack.

MinionDonatello and Tess had to wait until I clean up our family pub. Then we could walk for the nature. There’s Maja on the second picture watching the village aslo from the pub.

Tessie with broken knee ligaments participated our walks being carried. Thank god she weights only 2,5 kg.

And the rest of them were walking on their own…

We also spent few November afternoons sewing new winter dog jackets, while the girls were wathing the village center from the window…

And there they are… Charlie and Minion in the new jackets. On the second picture there’s Jerry in his new dinosaurus jacket 😀

Mmy shades of amber …

After few months I couldn’t work I started to groom our pack. Finally also Charlie is handsome nicely smelling boy. I must admit he’s enjoing the stay in house a lot 🙂

Tessie’s crucial ligament surgery was postponed for one week later. On this picture she’s one day after the surgery and trying to be a boss of my office. Just typical Tess. In the beginning of December we have an appointment for the control x-ray and then we will have other one and a half moth of a restricted calm regime.

Second Birthday of Anniversary Litter

UPDATED: added photos of Goldie

We can’t stop the time flying. Anniversary littermates‘ve celebrated the 2nd birthday!

We made a small family birthday party at home: from left above Minion, Maja, Charlie, Diamond, bottom from left Donatello and Tessinka.

Untill we managed to set all the dogs in their places for the picture, Maja has stolen few pieces of salmon from the birthday cake (quickly and unnoticed as usually).

We also got Woody‘s pictures of freshly-being-two-years-old – big thanks!

And this one is a birthday greeting picture of Pamino (Anniversary Wood Ambershades) from Facebook.

And also there are pictures from Goldie (Anniversary Gold Ambershades) just few days before he turned two.

And for those who’re interested how we’re passing the hot days – we can show that very very cool 🙂 We wish everyone to have cool summer!

Anniversary litter 13 months

Our Anniversary litter’s celebrated 13 months at July 9.

We have nice pictures and news from Woody. He’s a great cuddler and also loves to thumb on his back…

At home, I was trying to take some dog family pictures, but it is quite impossible to me to catch all our dogs in the shot.

Although I’m not a partidary of young dogs in the continental clip, I decided to shear Minion in it due to unexpected coat change (strange at this age, isn’t is :)?). We will have to wait a little until the clip fits and for the coat to grow up a little more. But by now both of us are very very contented.

Diamond had a little more bad luck. Due to parts of his coat completely missing and due to being extremely tangled I had to scissor him in a kind of modern clip. I truly hate this clip that makes him even bigger than he is. I’m really looking forward to clip him in something more suitable (yes, my secret wish is a continental too but we will se if we are able to maintain his hair).

Also our adults got a little bit shorter clips. Charlie is since some time ago being shaved “to the skin” from the top of nose to the top of the tail. We all realy love this trim, don’t ask me why…

And our Maja got the bikini trim again, still need to grow up some parts even more, but by now also contented.

And in the and a message to my mother: Mum, I love you even if you hate brushing 🙂

Regional Dogshow Džbán (CZ)

We attended a Regional Dogshow Džbán in Prague on 5th September with Charlie and Maja. The weather was warm and we enjoyed wonderful and calm sunny day.

The show was greatly organized, wonderful prices for the winners, fastfood and kiosk with dog supplies.

Both blondies compete in champion class under judge Alena Košťálová (CZ), both gaining the Regional Winner title and advanced to the afternoon competitions.

For the first (and probaby last) time were entered in competition of couples. It was great to try it!

In the final competition of the group IX FCI Maja was shortlisted which I consider a big succces for us.

Now, Charlie and Maja will have a show breat for some time and will devote to agility. You will see us (sporadicaly) in showrings with our youngsters.

Nice June 2014

This year is extremely busy for us. Finally, this June we had more time to spend with our dogs.

Club specialty Konopiště June 9th

After one year show break I entered Charlie to small club show near the place we live. I reported it in the spring post. Since the same day Charlie enjoys his terrier clip and lazy country life.

Outi Tenho visit in Prague June 21st

I had great opportunity to spend a Monday afternoon talking and sipping coffee with Outi Tenho and her daughter Rebecca from Old House kennel in Finland. Thank you both for the nice talk and hope to repeat it someday!

Outi-and-me

The last lesson of the agility course for begginers June 25th

The last Wednesday of June we spent on the last lesson of the agility course. The weather was perfect. This time there were prepared some jumps also for the owners. In the end of the lesson we has a hobby run. This time Maja was very quick and not concentered so we got a lot of  penalty points. Charlie ran – as usually – fine a certain and won the first place! He won other five free agility lessons for us and other nice gifts. We have a couple of videos from the end of the training, so the dogs are tired and unfocused a little. I’m sorry for not having rolled the first runs which were perfect to me.

 

Maja

Charlie

National dogshow Klatovy June 29th

The last June Sunday I entered Maja to national dogshow in Klatovy (CZ). She was shown after a half year show break and with a lack of hair (eaten by Charlie a month and a half before). Despite of that – she realy had her day, she ran with energie and joy. In competition Maja won BOB!

Spring 2014

It is long time ago we published some news for the last time. We’re interesting and active spring.

Maja is officially a brood bitch

In March we passed with Maja club breeding examination and Maja is officially a brood bitch. The same time she got into her first heat, now she is my big adult girl. If you are interested in Maja’s health testing results, you can find them here. Maja’s full set of teeth and she is 57 cm tall. During this year I’m planning to have the genetic testing for both standards done.

Agility and obedience trainings

We managed to find agility and basic obedience training nearby, so since April we are participating the courses. We have no sporting ambitions, it is rather our hobby. Despite our expectations the dog who fell absolutely in love with agility was Charlie. Maja started to enjoy the trainings just after we showed her the beam. Donatello and Tess also participated two lessons of agility with us and enjoyed it well.

Shows

This year we made a long show pause. First reason are our new sporting activities, second was Maja’s growing hair after Charlie’s grooming first experience in January. By the time the hair was almost grown up in May (and when I entered Maja for a show) Charlie tried his “grooming” skills again and ate her hair for the second time, this time only on one side. If everything goes well and I will be able to keep Maja’s ear hair long, the lack of hair could be hidden under the ear hair.

Last weekeng me and Charlie participated after a year pause small club show five minutes driving from home. Charlie was entered for the first time in the honour class winning Ex.1 and club-CC. This was a nice end to his succesfull show carrier. After arriving home I groomed him in terrier clip for enjoying more the garden, the agility and feeling better in summer.

Hope to update the blog sooner than the last time!

Slovakian show weekend

We spent fenomenal family weekend in Slovakian Camp Area Kamenny mlyn – me, my husband, mom and brother and all our four dogs.

On saturday Club show under respected breed specialist Philip Langdon from Britain Charlie got VG (he really showed nothing for receiving better evaluation, I was said for taking him there with his actual form, but it happens).

Maja has presented herself well as always, in junior class winning Ex. 1, CAJC and Primus Junior title.

On Sunday there took place Poodle specialty judged by Austrian Otto Krcal.

The biggest surprise of the day was when Charlie decided to participate almost a little his last show and finaly was able to win the class with CAC and finish Slovakian beauty championship! I even haven’t dare to hope in it!

For Charlie this was deffinitevely his last show until he feels better. He is pretty tired after three full show seasons.

Maja got on Sunday Charlie’s role, getting her first VG :). We are not sad or angry, she has a lot of beautiful things ahead.

We all – both dogs and family enjoyed this pleasant summer hot weekend in Slovakia.