2019   -  we're sharing the highlights of this year

 

14 April  -  Jingles earns a First for the Siberian Husky breed in Australia.  He ran fast and far for 2 clean runs at the Lure Coursing meet at Orchard Hills.  This gave Jingles his 10 th Qualification, and his Coursing Ability Title  (CAT)

 

 5 May  -  Jingles earns the final CC Points needed for his Grand Champion title  -  And he made that achievement with a Runner Up to Best Neuter in Show!  Richard handled Jingles at Group level to win Best Neuter in Group, then handed over to Mara for the "In Show" judging.  Thanks to Judge Sandra Reeves for giving him the nod.

This is his final Show appearance as he bowed out at 8 1/2 years old

 

We took 2 White Swiss Shepherd Dogs to the Sydney Royal Easter Show for breed judging on  16 April  -  and came home with 2 x 1st PlacesKora astounded us by winning Runner Up to Best of Breed, and Essence was Best Baby Puppy in Breed

This picture shows Mara with Kora and Chris Harris with Essence getting the applause with the other major winners in the breed.

And - for the first time in way too many years  -  we went to the Sydney Royal Easter Show without any Siberian Huskies!  The end of that era

 

March - and we enjoyed a few weeks in Vietnam  -  based in Ho Chi Minh City, we also visited the sights of Hue, the ancient capital of Vietnam.  More pictures here

 

 

Kora - started the year caring for her 2 daughters, very premature and needing intense care. 

All pulled through, despite a too hot January which saw all of us (dogs and people) sitting under the air conditioner in the back room, just waiting for cooler times!

Essence is staying here to grow up and share fun times with ourselves and her mother

At her first Show on 10 March, Essence placed 3rd in 3 - 6 months Sweepstakes. This was the day she turned 3 months old, the youngest age a puppy can be exhibited in a Show in Australia

 

2 + 3 March  -  Kora trialled in Rally O Obedience and won both Classes on both days.  This gave her the RAE title  (Rally Advanced Excellent)

To gain this obedience title, a dog must Pass both Classes at the same Trial, so on the same day, 5 times. The Pass mark is 80 / 100.

Kora WON both Classes at each of her 5 trials, meaning that she gained 10 x 1st Places for the title.

A rare feat  -  not many dogs in Australia have achieved this. And Kora is the FIRST White Swiss Shepherd Dog to do so.

 

10 March  -  brings us to the story of Milo

Owned by Sue Brown, this German Shorthaired Pointer, Ch Tarlorise Milo Of The Glen, astonished some of us by earning his first 2 Rally O Novice Passes at the CDC Trial that evening.

Mara had only met him that afternoon at the dog Shows and agreed to take him to CDC to trial as Sue had some mobility issues going on.

Not only did Milo Pass, but at Trial 2, he won Novice with 97 / 100

We're committed to finding one more Rally O Trial to earn Milo that RN title  -  hoping to do so in May in Canberra.

 

Kora  -  her first weekend back out doing ANKC activities - 23 February saw her win BCC at Canberra Royal Show, even though she had dropped all her coat.

24 February  -  Kora WON the Heelwork To Music - Novice class at the Northern Suburbs DTC competition  -  TWICE

This gave Kora the HTM.N title  -  she is the first White Swiss Shepherd Dog in Australia with this performance title.

We worked to the Badfinger song:  Come And Get It, and I was so pleased with the way Kora held the correct and different positions close to my body.

The top Sash reads: Congratulations on attaining your title

 

Happy 11th Birthday  Kayla  -   24  January

 

Vale   ~   Luna  ~  Ch Mikulov Want More Bling 

 3 June 2010  ~  29 January 2019

 (suspected) Snake bite ~ a daughter of Rebel

 

Vale   ~   Cricket    ~  Champion Tarshona Black Magic  ET

3 October 2005  -  2  May  2019

S: Ch Sibaska Starrstruck ET     :  Ch Volku Pagan Starr ET

   

   

We enjoyed having Cricket stay for a few days over Easter - we caught up on good times and made more memories.  3 pictures above were taken then. The other picture shows a young Cricket (left) with her full sister Rebel (who died in late 2018).  These 2 Huskies shaped generations of our dogs, stamping them with a special look, and a gorgeous, sweet nature which we still see some generations away from Cricket and Rebel.