2016  -    some highlights

Remembering Mara's parents who passed away over the last 18 months.

We finally managed to get this headstone installed at the Gungahlin Cemetery (Canberra) and feel it reflects their lives and times


Introducing Dicey - our new puppy for this year

Mikulov Running With Scissors


With Tristan - her litter brother  - 

Mikulov This Is Now

we're keeping both of these pups  -  possibly the last youngsters we will keep


August and September saw us touring through some Asian countries.  We had a great time, saw most of the notable sights, and generally ate our way across many cities and towns.

From Thailand, through Cambodia, to Vietnam and a few days in Kuala Lumpar on the way home

more pictures here


30 July saw us with the Siberian Husky booth at A Pooch Affair at EPIC.

Lovely to chat to so many people (friends old and new) who dropped in with dogs (or without)



Jingles discovered Lure Coursing - and the joy of free running this year!

In March  -  His first ever run at an introduction workshop in Canberra


April - a training day

May - his first Trial

June  -  Jingles qualified for the first time in Junior Courser!

August  -  Thanks to Brian Parker in Adelaide for taking Jingles to compete - for his second Pass and Qualifying certificate.

TITLED at Junior Courser  -  a first for the breed in Australia!



Jingles tried out Weight Pull - with his first Qualifying Pull of 340 kgs at the Dogs ACT Gala event on 2 July







We danced in Sydney on 21 May - with stand out results!

Jingles  -  2 x 1st Place  -  Heelwork To Music  -  Starters  to the song "I Will Walk 500 Miles"   A TITLE for Jingles!

Cooper  -  2  x 1st Place  -  Freestyle  -  Novice  Walking On Sunshine


A fabulous weekend in early May  -  despite the rain!!

Saturday 7 May - Jingles competed in Weight Pull at Orchard Hills in Sydney.  He did not qualify,  BUT for the first time he pulled the trolley from a standing start  (160 kgs weight)

Sunday 8 May  -  ACT State Titles and we competed in Rally O with spectacular results

Rally O Advanced A  -  1st Place:  Aneiraby  Eye  Of  Orion  RN  (AI)  Brandy competed at this level for the first time - off leash - and won the class with 85/100

Rally O Excellent B  -  1st Place: Dobro Duntroon  RE  CD HTM.N ET  FS.S

Our star of the day was Loki - who passed Rally O Novice and earned his title with 88 / 100

Neuter Champion Mikulov Hot Summer Night  ET  RN

Monday 8 May  -  Cootamundra ABKC Show

Rhett - Best of Breed and Best Junior in Group

Jingles  -  Best Neuter in Group

Brandy  -  BCC and Runner Up to Best of Breed


At his first competition in Heelwork To Music on 29 January at Belconnen, Jingles WON the Starters Class!


He worked close beside me to the song "I Will Walk 500 Miles"

Jingles held all the different positions I asked him, including Heel on the right as I walked backwards.

His score of 160 / 180 was the highest score in Heelwork at the competition


At the Bega Valley Cluster of dog shows and Rally O events at Bermagui in February, the Golden Retrievers owned and loved by Terrie-Anne Fascianelli and family, but trained and trialled by Mara put in stand out performances.

Brandy competed in 2 Rally O Novice classes, and gained 2 Qualifying Passes for her Rally O Novice (RN) title.  She won the last class with 98 / 100 - helped by the cooler evening weather  -  and this high score earned her a certificate for being the highest scoring dog in the trial.

Aneiraby  Eye  Of  Orion  RN  (AI)

dob:  15 October 2014

Cooper earned 2 Double Qualifying scores (in Rally O Advanced and Rally O Excellent), earning him another leg towards his RAE title.  He was 2nd in both classes

Dobro Duntroon  RE  CD  HTM.N  ET  FS.S



Being at the beach involved miles of running on the sand and playing in the surf.  That Pacific Ocean is a wonderful playground









Cooper danced in Sydney on 21 February

He worked to Walking On Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves, doing a fabulous Freestyle routine.  The judges agreed and he won Freestyle - Starters twice for his first Freestyle Dance title





The first Shows of the year saw Gary gain the final points needed for his Neuter Championship title

Champion & Neuter Champion Sibertac Somebody Told Me  ET

Titles at both ends of his name  -  another well balanced Husky enjoying his retirement in Canberra with Lattes at outdoor cafes and a host of admirers


Vale  Merlin  ~  28 October 2000   ~  26 May 2015

Am Ch Sibex's Fantasia

Sadly his body failed him and Merlin left us peacefully

It was our privilege to know him and to be loved by him during his time in Australia.  Bev and Antionella welcomed him in to their home and hearts and know that his passing has left a gap


Happy 8th Birthday Kayla!  January 24th