We are sorry to say that we are putting our Airedale-puppy plans on hold for a while. Isi stopped her heat before mating, and we are not sure if we will try to mate her again in the future or not. For now she will just be the great puppy-nanny for the ridgebacks she have showed herself to be.
A couple of weeks ago, Isi was chosen to participate in a tv-commercial for one of Norways largest newspapers. I was asked to learn Isi to put her head to the ground, among other easier stuff. So I sent Isi with my good friend Geir to the shooting of the commercial, together with his border-collie Fight. They were away for almost 8 hours, and the result was 6 seconds of glory and fame 🙂 Geir was very proud of them both when he came home, saying that they were both calm and easy, concentrated and focused. The enironment in the studio was quite different than what they are used to, with much light, sounds and people. But the two girls was a pure joy to work with, and I was very happy and proud to hear this 🙂 It shows that a dog with good nerves and a good head can cope with every situations presented to it! Se the TV-commercial here
Nothing much is happening here these days, certainly not with Isi and her heat 😉 We are still waiting for her heat, it should be right around the corner! In the meantime we try to do some usefull stuff, and this weekend I attended “Oppdretterskolen Kurs 1”, translated to breeder-course 1, who is a course the Norwegian Kennel Club is arranging for new and old breeders. The courses are very educational and it should be mandatory for all breeders I think. The speakers was Astrid Indrebø and Hilde Bremnes, and NKK region Oslo/Akershus was the organizers of the course, in which I am a secratary, and thus had to help out. One of the best citations from this course was: “The basis for progress in dog-breeding? Cooperation, openness and honesty. Do not punish the honest, and “reward” those dishonest. Work together for the best of the breed. Talk with each-other, not just about each-other. ” I will for sure try to remember that as long as I can!
I have “stolen” some new photos of Hektor, Juno, Enya and Kani 🙂