donderdag 18 juli 2019

Throwback Thursday CCA National specialty part 4

Here is finally my last I promised to write, about the time we went to the National specialty in Oklahoma City
Saturday of the Nationals, the most important day!!! It started early and the first thing to come around was juniorhandling, or Juniorshowmanship as it is called in the USA.
I have to admit that those young people performed their best, and it looked way better then it did the day before, apparently that was a practice and for real it was way better.

Then in the upcoming hours there where only beautifull dogs, perfectly groomed and so well presented. I think everyone was very proud of their special dogs.
At the time the best of breed had to be chosen every person in the building was crowded around the ring to watch what the Judge would do.
And at the end of the day a beautifull rough sable was chosen for best of breed.
In all of the pictures I took I kinda got lost wich one was winner

When the show was over, we browsed around the place a while and we chatted with some people, but most of them had an amazingly long journey to go home. So everyone was packing up their stuff and left.

So we headed back to our hotel, really satisfied with the whole experience
Many breeders and handlers now became real people and friends to me, and they pushed me to come also to Louisville Kentucky in 2016.
So I went again........ yay.................

After a terrible long trip in the plane, (it is very hard for me to sit down)
we where home again after a week of colliedom and friendship.

Very quick afterwards i was asked to write an article for Collie Revue Magazine. So I did and I could dive into my nice memories again, just like I'm doing now.



My writing in the Collie Revue Magazine


I'm already so much looking forward to next time.




National Specialty CCA 2015

woensdag 10 juli 2019

Pupdate week 1

The puppies of Emmy are today 7 days so here is the first pupdate!! Sadly last Friday we lost our tiny boy Ukkie, he was just way to small to survive, we did our utmost best but we could not get him to gain weight, it was terrible but it is how it sometimes goes.

But there is alot of happy news!!!! The pups are groing great and Emmy is doing an amazing job being a mommy. She now spends some time outside the whelping box but if one of her babies makes a tiny squeek she will jump in the whelping box and start nursing.

We already clipped their tiny nails for the first time, as we do not want them to hurt Emmy while they drink. On day 3 we started with Early Neurolocical Stimulation witch will help get puppies to recover quickly from stress, get better cardiovasculair system, stronger heartbeats and so on.
They will get a lot of daily attention and are very satisfied.

The official names need to be confirmed by the Dutch Kennelclub Raad van Beheer so I just put here their petnames as they are at the moment.

I'm keeping the girl Leia here at Glamourace Collies, but 2 boys do like a nice forever home.

Here are a huge amount of pictures for you to enjoy








Han

Leia

Luke

Ben

zaterdag 6 juli 2019

Junior handling @ Kynospirit

I almost forgot to mention that my nephew partcipated in junior handling a few weeks ago.
We went to a fun match at Kynospirit and I did not show a collie myself, he could show Scarlett because that is his favourite dog.

We did train with Scarlett, but she is our oldest so the main training we did was with Judy and Lucky, I think he did a great job.



 
 
At the show he showed Scarlett in the breedring to Best of Breed and best veteran, normally there are not many collies at fun matches but here he had a strong competition, so that was awsome.
He also became best junior handler in show and I let him show the ring of honour for veterans and FCI group 1.
We are superproud that he did all this, Thank you all judges who saw the quality of Scarlett and the handling skills of Damon
 
 





 
Oh and btw I did win with Anna Best of Breed, and Best in group, and became best handler in show!!!!

donderdag 4 juli 2019

Puppies are born

Yesterday Emmy gave birth to a beautifull litter of 5!!! We are superhappy, Emmy is doing very well and is a natural mommy.
We have 2 blue merle boys, 2 tricolor boys and 1 blue merle girl.





woensdag 26 juni 2019

Double show in Alzey double succes

We had 2 super days at dogshow Alzey this weekend,
it was hot, but we managed to keep the group cool.
Saturday was Rheinhessensiegershow and Sunday Clubsiegershow.

Int, be, nl, vdh, dcc, cfbh, njk, bjk, europas17, Glamourace Collies Viva las Vegas "Lucky" ...
got excellent 3 on saturday
and excellent 1 CAC on Sunday


bjk, nl, be, cw'17 Glamourace Collies Flaming Star "Star" got
on saturday excellent 4 due to lack of coat
and on sunday excellent 3

vdh jr ch. Glamourace Collies Vivien Leigh "Vivien"
got excellent on both days!!!!!

And my dreamteam won both days best brace in show!!

Judges where both breedspecialists, ms Minna Manninen (Kangasvuoken)
and on sunday mr Nick Smith (Tentola)
Thank you judges for the nice reports and results.











 

maandag 10 juni 2019

Dogshow Lommel double succes

Last weekend we went showing in Lommel Belgium, it was terribly hot but luckily the show facility was cool enough to be comfortable for dogs and humans

We had Judge ms Valerie Degeeter from Belgium, and we where very happy that Lucky got excl 1 CAC and BOB and Vivien got Excl 1 CAC and BOS

So this was Vivien's 3rd CAC in Belgium!!!!
Hopefully we will manage her last point also, but our main pryority will be the upcoming litter in july, so at first we will not have a lot of shows planned out.

vrijdag 7 juni 2019

Borzoi club show very nice for Anna

May 30 was the Anual Dutch Borzoi specialty show in Heteren.
And we had a great succes this year.
Judge was breedspecialist Judit Szanka and we where very happy with an Excellent 2 in championclass.

Later Anna also was awarded best female head of the day. This is the second time she got this award at our Dutch specialty so I was very delighted!!!!

It really was a very cold day, but we made it into a nice one!!!!