2014  -    some highlights


We travelled through Europe from July 2014


An exciting time for us with many memorable experiences along the way.

  Heaps of pictures are here



Happy New Year  -  with front row seats to view the fireworks over Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra




29 March  -

Stanley did Rally O


at the ACT Companion Dog Club - he competed in his first 2 Rally O Novice trials 

       -  for 2 Passes!




Stanley gained his Rally O  Novice title!

12 April 2014

79 / 100 and 3rd Place

Our third Siberian Husky with a Rally O title and a worthy recipient!


Mara knows that she is privileged and feels very lucky to be able to handle Cooper - the lovely Golden Retriever owned by TerrieAnne Fascinelli of Queanbeyan

Dobro Duntroon  CCD  RN



pictured here after winning the Rally O Advanced class at Tuggeranong Dog Training Club on 12 April 2014 after our successes of 2013 with earning the Community Companion Dog obedience and Rally O Novice titles


Cooper trialled with Mara in May


3 May  -  Canberra Royal Show Novice Obedience  (CD)

2nd Place  183 / 200 and a Qualifying Pass

-  Canberra Royal Show   Rally O Advanced

3rd Place   86 / 100 and a Qualifying Pass


4 May   -  ACT State Obedience Titles  Novice Obedience  (CD)

3rd Place   188 / 200 and a Qualifying Pass

 ACT State Obedience Titles    Rally O Advanced

  81 / 100 and a Qualifying Pass


we came away with another title:

Dobro Duntroon  CCD  RN  RA

The Siberian Husky Club of NSW  -  50th Championship Show

31 May 2014

Judge:  Mrs Sheila Luxmoore  (UK)


Almost the last Show we attended before dispersing the dogs and heading off overseas on our long planned and very much anticipated travels through Europe


Proud to know that we were at the first Show held by this Club, back in 1993, and now we won at the 50th Show.

And at many Club Shows in between!


Best Puppy in SHOW

Mikulov Nobody Does It Better

Opposite Open in SHOW


Sibertac Somebody Told Me  ET

(he won the  Open Dog Class of 11 entries to get there)

Opposite Neuter in SHOW



Champion & Neuter Champion Mikulov Jingle All The Way  ET  RN  DWDF.S

(the most titled dog entered in the event that day)


Vanda Violanta Mikula

22 January 1922         25 June 2014

Beloved wife of  Alois

Much loved mother of  Peter,  Mara,  Honza  and  Christian

Born in Riga, Latvia;  migrated to Australia following dreadful times in Europe torn apart during World War II;  lived in Canberra since 1950;  passed away peacefully after a short illness of 12 weeks in Calvary Hospital, Canberra


And now for something completely different  Mara was back in the Gundog ring with an Italian Spinone

Banjo  -  Alistair Paterson's Spinone    



Entered in 17 Shows from 25 April to make sure that he gained enough CC Points for his Championship title, we just got there in mid July  -   3 days before we left for Europe



This appeared at our front gate in early July.  It works and we heard the revving of engines from a line up of halted and impatient drivers  -  much more so during morning and evening peak times as commuters drove to and from Canberra



What is the reason ?

The only access bridge to the Village is finally being demolished and replaced with a stronger, not wooden structure.  With that road completely closed, all the traffic was forced to divert past our front gate.


On almost our last day home, Richard took part in a "Roof Raising"!


The actual story is somewhat different


It was decided to build a replica of the Loading bay at the Railway line after that structure was demolished.  This was the place where ore was loaded on to the train to Wollongong for processing and export.  This day the roof was dropped in to place.



Happy 6th birthday to Kayla!

January 2014

Here with her grandfather


Vale   ~   Chad

Champion Mikulov Star Trek  ET

4 April 2001   -  22 April 2014

Best in Group winner, born in quarantine, a son of

Can Ch Kabu's Grinnin From Ear To Ear  (Canada)   &

 Kabu's Straight From The Heart ET


much loved and always remembered by the Locke family:

Peter, Carolyn, Erin, Annalise, Andrew & Jack


and his sister  Keah

Champion Mikulov Kabus Star  ET

4 April 2001   -  15  May  2014


"Irreplaceable" and never forgotten by Denise and family