2017  -    a year of change

 

A big change in our lives  -  we are moving away from Captains Flat!  We have agreed to sell the property of Mara's family here at Mikulov and move to a warmer climate.  All of which will take quite some time, especially sorting and packing 30 years worth of items  -  and 9 dogs!

11 acres, off the Putty Road near Bulga in the Upper Hunter Valley

 

 

 

 

 

Lure Coursing  -  1 April 2017 at the Dogs NSW Complex in Orchard Hills

the first practise runs for the year saw our dogs have the best time!

Tristan  -  Mikulov This Is Now   -  aged 8 1/2 months

 

his sister  -  Dicey  -  Mikulov Running With Scissors

 

Jingles - who knows that "running with the bag" is his destiny

Kora  -  Ch Silversuisse Dragons Serenity  -  our White Swiss Shepherd Dog - with those long legs, she is built to do this

 

Best Neuter in Show!  11 March at Robertson - and Jingles won a 10kg bag of local potatoes  -  we dined out on those for more than a few meals!

 

Corsica had 5 puppies on 9 December 2016 -  aren't they just gorgeous, and all have gone to the best family homes!

 

Introducing  Kora  -  our new dog  -  a new breed for us

  

Kora is a White Swiss Shepherd Dog  -  still a rare breed in Australia!

Ch Silversuisse  Dragons  Serenity  (AI)

She came to stay with in October last year and has endeared herself to our dogs as well as to ourselves. We went to enough Shows after she arrived for Kora to gain the final CC points for her Championship title on 9 December 2016, making her the youngest White Swiss Shepherd Dog in Australia to gain that CH title.

 

On the day she turned 10 months old, Kora was entered in 2 Obedience Trials - and passed Rally O Novice  -  twice!

She came into season the next week, and we missed a double trial because we cannot take in season dogs to trials.

She needs 3 Passes for her Rally O Novice title, so we are driving to Sydney in April to chase down a third trial.

 

Fire!  about 20 kilometres away from us, this area around Carwoola was burnt on 9 February, destroying 15 houses.  Driving along the road is a constant reminder of how vigilant we need to be during the long hot summer

 

Contrast those pictures with this one taken along the same stretch of road - 3 winters ago -   when the frost lay thick early in the morning (on our way to a show or trial, I would guess)

 

 

At the first Shows in Canberra for the year, Rhett gained the final CC points needed for his Championship title  -  a real hero!

Champion Sibertac Hollywood Hero 

-  bred, owned and loved by Brian and Amanda Parker

 

 

Happy 9th Birthday Kayla!  January 24th

     

 

Vale  Denver

Mikulov Take Me Home  ET

 

26  January 2005  ~   1  April  2017
 

Loved by Patrick and Talitha - the shining light of their Husky pack.  

Brother of Biggles