2004 at Mikulov



Winners of the

Top Puppy of the Year



Canberra Utility, Non Sporting and

Working Dog Club Inc


a tie between

Mikulov Merlins Magic


Krisaido Make Believe


(both sired by Am Ch Sibex Fantasia) 


The dogs enjoyed pulling Santa's sleigh in December


Duncan, Chad and Minerva taking a ride

before meeting Santa


Resting after delivering Santa at a Sydney Pre School.  Duncan, Chad, Minerva and Teaser did the hard work!



Our final show for 2004 saw many of our dogs taste success

ACTCA Diamond Jubilee Show  -  11 December

Duncan won Best of Breed and made the cut in Group

Mulligan was Best of Breed (Irish Setter) and made the cut in Group


Minerva won through to Best Junior in Show

Willy was Best Novice in Group

Streaker was Best Limit in Group

Danny Boy was Best Neuter in Group


Teaser was 2nd in 6 - 12 months Sweepstakes

Krisaido Make Believe  - 

Best Junior in Show


We took some of the dogs to the Dogs Breakfast in Canberra

on 7 November.

We met up with quite a few canine friends for play time and treats



50 mm (2 inches) of rain was too much for this old concrete drain at the back of the house.

a  6 metre length collapsed on 24 October

The concrete was 5 1/2 inches thick

Although useful as stepping stones, we will have to reinforce this area

to prevent the slope falling in on the house.

As this, and many other structures here,

are remnants of the Lake George Mine operations which closed in 1963,

it is understandable that age will take its toll





At the SHC of NSW Picnic in the Park on

10 October Patches met up with his mother Ureka.


Yes, there is a strong family resemblance!


Welcome to Duncan

In October the lovely silver dog


American Champion

Highlander's Duncan MacLeod

(Imp USA)

came to stay for a few weeks - long enough to go to some local shows.


Becky Nichols did a great job handling Duncan to Best of Breed at his first show on 4 October.

Duncan has been shown to his Australian Championship title (gained 28 November 2004)  -    his owner Lynne Munro is pleased!

Best of Breed -  The Rock Show Society 17 Oct



DCC in Sydney - at the Manly & Dist K & DT Club on 24 October




We did the Endurance Test in Canberra on 22 August!

These dogs were successful and now have the ET title



                                            at left is our Irish Setter:  Ch Arigh O Maolagain ET

                                    The Siberian Huskies are:

                                                        Ch Starscape River Dance ET  (AI)

                                                        Eukanmanuva Aroha  ET  (Imp NZ)

                                                        Ch Sibaska Out Of Africa  ET

                                                        Sibertac Chase The Ace  ET

                                                        Ch Sibaska Dark Angel  ET

                                                        Ch Starscape Lazy River  ET  (AI)



Ch Cheenah Lady Kahlya  -  born 8 August 1989

celebrating her 15th birthday  -  and enjoying all the


Strutting her stuff at her party.

Kahlya lives with Noel and Josie Gregory in Canberra

Chi and Kahlya  -  two matriarchs of the breed in Canberra.

Chi turned 15 years and 8 months through last week

Champion Chukchii Glacier Girl  ET


born 3 December 1988


enjoying herself at Kahlya's party


It snowed on three consecutive days in July  -  17, 18 and 19


River out while it is snowing  - 

didn't stop this Snow Dog from wagging his tail!


The garden - put to bed for the winter



On 10 July we went to both an obedience trial and a Rally O competition


Queanbeyan & District Dog Training Club





FIRST  -  Novice Encouragement

     Eukanmanuva Aroha (call name Freya)

Rally O  -  Tuggeranong Dog Training Club


       FIRST  -  Level 1 Team

 Mara with Freya and Malcolm (our Australian Shepherd)

         Michelle Warwick with Jai and Kiiara


       FIRST  -  Level 2 Individual    -     Patches

      SECOND  -  Level 1 Individual    -   Jai

      THIRD   -  Level 1 Individual   -  Kiiara


Happy First Birthday to Arthur and Angus

here is Angus posing with his wrapped gift   -   partway through ripping it open   -   allowing Ashley to share his present





We welcome River

Starscape Lazy River


Staying with us for a while in the middle of the year and going to some shows with us.  Handled by Becky Nichols, we hope River gets enough CC points to gain his Championship title

At his first outing with us, Belconnen ABKC on 3 July, judge Mrs E Bond gave River Best of Breed and Runner Up to Best Exhibit in Group

River gained his Australian Champion title on 1 August and then happily went home to Lynne Munro in Melbourne.



      A happy River telling all of us about his first win

Arthur  -  Puppy in Show at Yass on 5 June

(here handled by Becky Nichols)

We salute Saffi  -  our South African girl  -  Aust Ch Foxfire Memphis Belle ET.

On Saturday 5 June, her son Sibaska Starr Struck, went Best of Breed and Best Exhibit in Group at the Yass District K & T Club.  At the same show, her younger son Mikulov Merlins Magic won through to Best Puppy in Show.


Mikee takes Best Baby Puppy in Show at Yass

-  her third show outing!

Storm  -  Best Exhibit in Group at Yass on 5 June


We had more piebalds!

Patches persuaded us to get more of his coloured Huskies. 

Suma came here as Nola Randell cannot keep most of her running dogs and soon found a loving family home. 

 Teaser came from Sue Smith  -  come up and meet her at the shows around Canberra.


Keelinga Spot O Tea  -  Teaser

Arcticmoon Suma


Howzat?    -    Minerva took a hat trick!


Krisaido Make Believe

She won her Class in Show at three consecutive shows

1.   Temora & Dist KC  -  15 May  -  Baby Puppy in Show

2.   SHC of NSW  -  29 May  -  Minor Puppy in Show

3.   Asian Breeds Dog Club of NSW  -  30 May  -  Minor Puppy in Show


5 shows in 4 days in mid March!


Saw us get 4 Best of Breeds with 3 different dogs, a Runner Up to Best in Group, a Baby Puppy in Show and a Minor Puppy in Show.

Details on our "News" Page.  The highlight was finishing the Championship title on Kim and Darrin Trudgen's red girl  - 

Ch Sibelk Eternal Flame.   It was all "go" for all of us at those shows.


Ch Sibelk Eternal Flame  - 

here with Ashley Wittenberg as her accomplished handler


We went to the Dogs Breakfast in Canberra on 22 February

Organised by the ACT Government Parks Service, it proved to be a friendly and relaxed gathering of large and small breeds of dogs,

including Siberian Huskies, some of which were bred here, and now are happy pets in the city. 

We caught up with some former rescues who had spent time here and are now happy and well adjusted family members.



Arthur and his brother Biko  -  the grey boy we called Buster


Ureka's last litter was born on Friday 13 February.

(Aust Ch / NZ Ch Eukanmanuva Ureka (Imp NZ)

They arrived one day after Caroline Yates' baby son Christian was born.  Perhaps this was Ureka's welcome gift to her owner's baby. 


Our favourite is the red male, Roger Ramjet, pictured with Christian when both were aged 6 weeks.



The first Championship title of 2004 here at Mikulov was earned on 1 February 2004 by our lovely black male, Chad.

He is now Champion Mikulov Star Trek  ET  (iid)  

-  a true ambassador for his home kennel, Linda Philp's Kabu in Canada.



Ch Mikulov Star Trek ET (iid) - Winning Best Exhibit in Group