Kiwi and Kandy was mated February 21 and February 22, 2015. If everything goes as planned the puppies will be born in week 17, around April 23, 2015, and be ready to move to their new homes week 24/25. Kiwi and Kandy had two very harmonic matings, were they handled everything themselves and needed no support or help from us. I love when the matings are as natural as this! Kiwi’s granddaughter Ninja also joined us on this trip, and she also fell in love with sweet and gentle Kandy 🙂 We will do an ultrasound in week 12, and untill then we cross fingers!
Isi and Sheriff was entered in Rally Obedience class 1 at Hadeland Hundeklubb today, and I think I am the most proud dog owner today!
Sheriff is soon 10 years old, but he is still the most happy dog, and have great joy with the weekly trainings. He had a splenectomy due to a ruptured hemangioma 4 months ago, and at the time I was not sure if he would still be with us in 2015. But he recovered extremely fast, and has been in super condition since. Last weekend he suddently got tendencies to a bloat for the very first time, but luckily we managed to prevent operation and he quickly recovered again. When you gets older, you need a little more service 🙂
So I decided to let him enter the planned competition today. And he was just amazing, working with good concentration and a wagging tail from beginning to end. I am so proud to have a ridgeback with such motivation to work, and such an happy attitude, even at the age of nearly 10 years old. Isi was the last dog entering the class 1 ring today, and she was as usual just amazing and had a fantastic heel and as always did the best she could. When we left the ring, I wondered if I had forgotten something because it felt like we were finished so fast…
And the results? Sheriff managed to get a 1.prize with 188 of 200 points and the time 01:39 minutes, and was number 11 of 41 entered dogs! I almost started to cry, and I was extremely proud of my old man. But Isi’s was todays star, and my perfect little girl managed to win the entire class with 1.prize and 200 of 200 points with the time 01:34 seconds. All 3 dogs on the podium today got 200 points, and only 0.5 second separated us and #2. No wonder I felt we were finished so fast 🙂 The judge said our round was something of the best she had ever seen, and that made me really proud! Love my wonderful dogs!
Even if we live close, there was a long time since I had seen Olaf. So Isi, Ninja and I met up with him and his owners for a playdate on the field. Ninja and Olaf are very similar in type and color, and it was not easy to see who’s who when they were running around. I am delighted to see that Olaf have developed into a lovely young dog with the sweetest personality and wonderful temper. Se more photos here.
Trine, who is owned by Juba from our A-litter have many good ideas and are somewhat a Gyro Gearloose! She has started to sew ear warmers for dogs, and my own dogs have also gotten their own ear warmers. The dogs do not need to be dressed from top to toe, but young ridgebacks often gets wounds on the tip of their ears, especially when it’s freezing cold like we often experience in the Nordic countries. So these ear warmers could also be used to keep the wounded ear in place, to let the wound heal, and keep them from shaking the wounded ears around. Take a look HERE to see more photos and order information.