Monthly Archives: May 2013

Diagrams of our A-litters MH

2018-04-02T11:48:39+00:00May 30th, 2013|News 2013|
Our A-litters MH (mentalbeskrivning hund – dog mentality assessment) have been published in the Swedish Kennelclubs database, and this is how it looks like. As a summary the litter is social, playful, have high interest for chasing/hunting a prey and have good nerves – more than the average RR. They are moderate regarding ability to get angry and are more or less on the breed average.
The first diagram belongs to Hektor. He shows us what we already suspected – that he is a very good dog and that he have a lot of good qualities. He is a little bit more of everything compared to the total of the litter, and after this test I am happy to say that we will offer him for breeding if the right female comes along. I am sure he have lots of good qualities to contribute to in the breeding.
The next diagram belongs to Leon, wich also did a good test – just as we had expected. Compared to Hektor he showed a little bit less playfullness, but all in all he is just as strong as Hektor, just a bit cooler type 🙂 We also think that Leon have something to contribute to the breeding, so he will also be available for breeding if the right female comes along.
The third diagram is Kani‘s. Just as we expected, he had matured since his MT at 14 months of age. He is a kind, social and very playful boy and have very good nerves. He actually did not show any agression at all – he is just cool and selfassured –  kind of Ferdinand the Bull 😉 
Firth diagram belongs to Juba. She had also matured since her MT at 14 months, but she also surprised us a bit.  She got a low value on sociality, but that was more due to a little careful testleader , rather than fear. As the judge said – she likes people, but on her conditions. Typical RR you say? 😉 She is extremely playful, have high interest for hunting and since her last MT at 14 months she had matured a lot. She was not very scared, she abreacted quickly, but the judge said that he thought she was very difficult to read. She is trotting and sniffing around during the whole test, and that is just the way she is. Always looking for something to stick her nose into. To our surprise she reacted a bit to the shot, a sign that it probably was a little “overload” for her. But she haven’t reacted to shooting before, neither on the MT-test. So in many ways we feel that the Juba we saw this day, wasn’t completely the Juba we know from everydaylife. We will test her again when she gets a little older, in order to get to know her a little bit better.
The fifth diagram belongs to Juno. We was very exited to see how Juno did on the test, as she is a very impulsive dog and is certainly not the easiest dog around. Juno did quite well on the test, but was not very interested in playing and chasing a pray this day, so a bit lower than the average RR there. But she is social and friendly, and even if she gets afraid she abreacts quite nicely with no remaining fear. 
Next diagram is Maggie‘s. She attended MT at 14 months, were she did great. So we had high expectations for her this day. She did just as good as we expected, but she was ghostpregnant and tired after beeing away for the whole weekend – so her total scores on playfulness and hunting is lower than we would have expected. But she shows the right reactions to the threat and abreacts with no remaining fear. I am very satisfied with the results, and if Maggie stays healthy, I hope that we will have a litter after Maggie in the future. 
Seventh diagram belongs to Varga, who was travelling with us this weekend, away from her owner for the first time. Varga reminds me very much of her mother Kiwi, and by experience I know she will need more time to mature, and in a couple of years I believe she will do a very good MT. She did well on her MH, she is playful and have quite a lot instincts for hunting. She needed a little bit more time to abreact and had little or no remaining fear. Varga is a very good doog in both body and mind, and I am looking forward to see how she matures.
The last diagram belongs to Uno, our youngest Airedale. The red line is the average Airedale Terrier, and the green filling is Uno. It’s needless to point out why we only use these lines.. It’s a little bit more of everything, but in my opinion is Uno a Airedale Terrier as it should be. Our little ferrarri 😉
2018-04-02T11:48:39+00:00May 30th, 2013|News 2013|

Busy weekend for Maggie

2018-04-02T11:48:41+00:00May 29th, 2013|News 2013|
Maggie and owner Hanna have been out competing again, and they got 73 points in Novice Rally Obedience, and got their second leg towards the RLDN-title (rally obedience diploma novice). You are the best Hanna and Maggie! Laughing See some photos here. The day after they attended a show again, and got excellent with CQ. Some photos here.  A couple of days after Maggie attended a RR-race for the first time, and did great! She ran very fast to be her first time. She is already signed up for the next race 🙂
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2018-04-02T11:48:41+00:00May 29th, 2013|News 2013|

Updates from Maggie

2018-04-02T11:48:41+00:00May 22nd, 2013|News 2013|
I recieved some photos of Maggie from last weekend, thank you Hanna! Some of them can be seen under. Some of Maggie’s albums are also updated, see here and here
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2018-04-02T11:48:41+00:00May 22nd, 2013|News 2013|

Norwegian Specialityshow 2013

2018-04-02T11:48:42+00:00May 21st, 2013|News 2013|
We had a great weekend at Malungen and the Norwegian Rhodesian Ridgeback Speciality Show 2013, with great weather and great company. We are very happy with our results, but I have to say that I am very proud of our soon to be “golden oldie” Sheriff, only a few weeks from 8 years, who judge Rosemary Green said was in “excellent condition for his age” and also got to compete about best movements and best head. That makes me very emotional, and also very proud. Sheriff is in super condition, and I hope he will stay like this for a long time. 
Kuzonga’s Cheriff “Sheriff” – excellent and certificate quality. Also selected to compete for best movements and best head
Tappinskis Peach And Passion “Kiwi” – excellent and certificate quality. Selected to compete for best head
Wayosi Achy Breaky Heart “Kani” – Very good – and I also have to highlight a wonderful interaction between him and owner/handler Ingunn
Wayosi All That Jazz “Juba” – excellent 3 and certificate quality. Selected to compete for best head. 
And while we was strutting around in Norway, Hanna and Maggie recieved 96 points (of 100) in Novice Rally Obedience and got her first “leg” towards” the Rally Novice title (RLN). Great work Hanna and Maggie – we are very proud of you! The day after she attended the SRRS Stockholm Speciality Show at Årsta and recieved excellent by judge Sandra Piscedda. 
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2018-04-02T11:48:42+00:00May 21st, 2013|News 2013|

Photos of Hektor

2018-04-02T12:03:34+00:00May 15th, 2013|News 2013|
Hektor stayed with us for some days, and I took some new photos of him. Thank you Kristin for helping me! 🙂 Hektor have turned into a wonderful male, and I’m happy to see that he have a wonderful mentality, is perfectly healthy and also have a balanced exterior. 
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2018-04-02T12:03:34+00:00May 15th, 2013|News 2013|

Our A-litters MH

2018-04-02T11:48:42+00:00May 10th, 2013|News 2013|
Last weekend 7 of 10 dogs from our A-litter was entered to mentalitytest – MH (mentalbeskrivelse) at Arvika Brukshundklubb. Airedale-Uno was also entered. Some of us came on friday, and had a wonderful evening with barbeque, laughter and a lot of talking 🙂 On Saturday we had a quite day, went for a walk, took some photos and had a barbeque again 🙂
On Sunday all the dogs did their MH, and I am very pleased with the result. The litter is quite even, no one stands out compared to the others very much. They are all social towards people, they are very playful and can relax when needed. They don’t get very afraid, abreacts quickly, and have no remaining fears. They can get angry if needed, but are balanced and don’t do any mistakes. They feel good by themselves, and don’t have any problems with everyday-life.
MH is a very good tool for evaluating a combination, and to see what mental qualities each dog possesses. The results from a mentalitytest goes in the big puzzle, and together with your own experiences with the dog, it could help to describe what kind of dog this is. I’m happy we also filmed all the dogs, because it could help explain some of the crosses in the protocol that seems a little weird or are difficult to understand. If someone have any questions about any of these dogs and their results, feel free to ask. Maybe you get a little wiser 😉
Follow the links to each dogs own side, to find links to MH-protocols and videos. I have lost the memorycard with photos from the MH (!!), but hope to find it during 2013…. :-/
Wayosi All That Jazz “Juba

Wayosi Amazing Grace “Varga
Wayosi Anything But Ordinary “Hektor
Wayosi A Kind Of Magic “Maggie
Wayosi Another Sunny Day “Juno
Wayosi Achy Breaky Heart “Kani
Wayosi Ambitions By Cheriff “Leon
Herr Uno Von Thekla “Uno
See some more photos from the weekend here and some photos of Hektor at home here
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2018-04-02T11:48:42+00:00May 10th, 2013|News 2013|

130421 ~ Kani, Sheriff and Isi

2018-04-02T12:03:50+00:00May 10th, 2013|Photos|
Kani stayed with us for a couple of weeks, and we had to take some photos of Kani, Sheriff and Isi one sunny day. 
Sheriff soon 8 years old
Sheriff soon 8 years old
Sheriff soon 8 years old
Sheriff soon 8 years old
Kani soon 2 years old
Kani soon 2 years old
Kani soon 2 years old
Kani soon 2 years old
Kani soon 2 years old
Isi soon 4 years old
Isi soon 4 years old
Isi soon 4 years old
Kani 🙂
2018-04-02T12:03:50+00:00May 10th, 2013|Photos|

130502 ~ Hektor

2018-04-02T12:04:06+00:00May 10th, 2013|Photos|
Some photos of Hektor and his Aussie-friend at the horse-farm where he lives. 
2018-04-02T12:04:06+00:00May 10th, 2013|Photos|

130505 ~ Kennelmeeting

2018-04-02T12:04:18+00:00May 10th, 2013|Photos|
7 of 10 dogs from our A-litter met up the weekend 3/5-5/5 2013 to do their MH (mentalbeskrivelse), and of course we had to take some photos when the rain gave up on saturday. Unfortunately Leon and Juba had not arrived when the photos were taken, but the other 5 were present. 
From left: Emma, Juno, Sebastian, Mona, Hektor, Hanna, Maggie, Ingunn, Varga, Jon Sverre and Kani

Hanna and her friend Ulrika, with Maggie, Disa and Marwin
Hektor and Børge
Christin and airedale-Uno
Juno and Sebastian
Juno and Sebastian
Juno and Sebastian
Juno and Sebastian
Jon Sverre and Kani

Maggies “big-sister” Ridgebows Nandisa of Zazazela “Disa”
2018-04-02T12:04:18+00:00May 10th, 2013|Photos|