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NRRK Dog Sports Winners lists 2016

2017-06-24T06:49:47+00:00 January 1st, 2017|News 2017|

The Norwegian Rhodesian Ridgeback club (NRRK) organize a list where results from dog sports like rally obedience, obedience, agility, working trials and blood tracking are recorded. I’m proud to say that Ninja (Wayosi Chattahoochee) this year placed as the #1 winner of the rally obedience list, mainly competed at the age of 18-26 months old. She also placed as #2 winner of the obedience list. 

We have had several Wayosies competing in dog sports this year, and seeing 5 Wayosies on the lists makes me very proud! 

RL1 RL2 BH Wayosi Chattahoochee ~ Ninja
– #1 Best rally obedience dog 2016
– #2 Best obedience dog 2016
– #5 Most versatile RR 2016

RL1 Wayosi Baby Can’t Drive ~ Nixon
– #4 Best rally obedience dog 2016
– #12 Most versatile RR 2016

RL1 Wayosi Double Trouble ~ Tesla
– #5 Best rally obedience dog 2016
– #12 Most versatile RR 2016

Wayosi Dolly Dagger ~ Nala
– # 13 Best rally obedience dog 2016
– #12 Most versatile RR 2016

RLDN RLDF SE VCH Wayosi A Kind Of Magic ~ Maggie
– #7 Best obedience dog 2016, Sweden
– #8 Best blood tracking dog 2016, Sweden
 

In addition we have “grandchildren” who has also competed and made us very proud:

SE VCH Oppigårdens Fimbul ~ Fimbe
(son of Kuzonga’s Cheriff ~ Sheriff)
– #1 Best blood tracking dog 2016, Sweden

LPI Anzantras Fenja Nansidotter
(daughter of Wayosi Anything But Ordinary ~ Hektor)
– #3 Best obedience dog 2016, Sweden

FI JV-15 SE VCH SE UCH Anzantras Grim Nansison
(son of Wayosi Anything But Ordinary ~ Hektor)
– #10 Best show dog 2016, Sweden

2017-06-24T06:49:47+00:00 January 1st, 2017|News 2017|

Last show of the year

2017-07-04T21:38:44+00:00 December 30th, 2016|News 2016|

December 28 and 29 we attended the last show of the year in Norway. I had entered Pippi, Chaco and Allie, and in addition Nala was entered. 

First out was Pippi who had her debut in junior class, and she showed her self in a super way, standing like she had never done other and was happy and alert as only Pippi can be. She was rewarded excellent and won the class, but did not get an CQ due to the judge wanted her color to be a little clearer. But that’s the color Pippi is.. 

Nala was entered in intermediate class, and did a great figure as always. She runs with super contact to her owner Caroline, so it’s not difficult to see that she is obediance trained 😉 Nala received an very good with a nice critique, but at the moment she is very unmature in her body, and she is also a very elegant female on the smaller side. But she is always happy and self confident in the ring, and has no problems with being checked by the judge, or with the other dogs. She is such a sweet girl! 

The next day we had the Airedales entered. Chaco was first out in intermediate class, and this was also his first entry to an official show. He did a great figure, and even if his show training are very limited he behaved like a pro and got excellent with CQ and was placed as best male 2 behind an champion. This gave us our first national CAC, which made me really proud of our young monkey Chaco! The judge Per Kristian Andersen also said that he would become a really nice male when maturing even more, and I was happy to hear that. In addition Chaco really showed his superb temperament by calmly laying down on the floor while people and other dogs where walking past him. He is so cool in his head, and has such a sweet character towards both people and other dogs. 

Next up was Allie, also in intermediate class and also first show entry. She was a little to intense and interested in the treats, so she was jumping a little bit during movement, and had a little struggle with standing still in front of the judge. But bearing in mind she have had one training session before, I have to say that she impressed me! She was awarded excellent, but the judge wanted her to mature more. But he also said that she had some good qualities, and would become a good looking dog with age. Her coat was not in super show condition at the moment, but hopefully my grooming skills develops slightly during the spring 😉 

2017-07-04T21:38:44+00:00 December 30th, 2016|News 2016|

Visiting Maggie’s puppies at Kennel Kawanda

2017-07-04T21:43:31+00:00 December 6th, 2016|News 2016|

Last weekend my mother and I travelled to Stockholm to look at Maggie‘s 5 puppies, at my good friend Hanna Karlsson (Kennel Kawanda). The puppies are out of Wayosi A Kind of Magic x Shelridge Aussie Rebel, and they were 33 days when we were visiting. I was happy to see that they are social, curious and playful and Maggie is a super mum, just like she was with our C-litter. The puppies also shows great exterior promise, and even if some has ridgefault, one shouldn’t be surprised if I would include some of them in my breeding plans in the future 😉

2017-07-04T21:43:31+00:00 December 6th, 2016|News 2016|

Pippi HD and ED free!

2017-07-04T21:48:58+00:00 November 29th, 2016|News 2016|

Pippis results from the HD (hip dysplasia) and ED (elbow dysplasia) x-ray has come back, and we are happy to see that she is free for both HD and ED, with HD: A/B and ED:0/0! 

2017-07-04T21:48:58+00:00 November 29th, 2016|News 2016|

Maggies puppies are here!

2017-07-04T07:30:21+00:00 November 9th, 2016|News 2016|

Finally they have arrived, the little halloween monsters after Maggie and Rebel (Shelridge Aussie Rebel) at Kawanda Kennel in Sweden.
Maggie carried 7 puppies, but two males were unfortunately stillborn. Left in the puppy box are 2 males (both correct) and 3 females (1 correct, 1 with multicrowns and 1 ridgeless). What a perfect little litter, you are going to have such a nice time with these puppies Hanna!

2017-07-04T07:30:21+00:00 November 9th, 2016|News 2016|

Upcoming litter in Sweden

2017-05-05T10:46:33+00:00 October 30th, 2016|News 2016|

Amazing Maggie are having her second litter in just a couple of days, at Kawanda kennel in Sweden. 
The pedigree consists of two of Europe’s most merited working ridgebacks, Rebel and Maggies dad, Sheriff. Maggie herself has also got working titles as well as good results from the show ring, as well as her daughter Ninja. Maggie is the 5th generation ridgeback with working-achievements and -titles in her lines. If you are interested in a puppy, contact: Hanna Karlsson or have a look at www.kennelkawanda.se.

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2017-05-05T10:46:33+00:00 October 30th, 2016|News 2016|

New working results for the Wayosies

2017-05-05T10:47:05+00:00 October 28th, 2016|News 2016|

Since our last updates on working trials, we have gotten some new titles! Tesla and Nixon now has earned their RL1 title for taking 3 1.prizes in rally obedience class 1, and Ninja earned her RL2 title for taking 3 1.prizes in rally obedience class 2. Nala has gotten 2 1.prizes in RL1, and just need one more 1.prize for her RL1 title. Maggie earned her SEVCH (swedish blood tracking champion) title after taking 3 1.prizes in blood tracking.

I entered Ninja in RL3 at a competition in Eidsvoll, but because we had not trained much on the class 3 exercises I didn’t even expect to come around the course without being disqualified to to many repetitions or faulty execution. But Ninja had a lot of fun in the ring, and we almost knew all the exercises and we managed to get a 2.prize and was placed as #2 in the class! The day after we attended LP1 (obedience class 1), and without the biggest energy and motivation, I was quite happy with our 3.prize, only a few points from a 2.prize.

Nixon has also made us very proud, and has become approved as a visitor dog in the Norwegian Red Cross!

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2017-05-05T10:47:05+00:00 October 28th, 2016|News 2016|

Article about kennel Wayosi

2017-05-05T10:47:41+00:00 October 27th, 2016|News 2016|

During the summer I was interviewed by the norwegian dog magazine “Hund & Fritid”. The article can be read HERE. There were also taken some photos which I really loved, by photographer Mike Hillingseter.

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2017-05-05T10:47:41+00:00 October 27th, 2016|News 2016|

Some new photos of Pippi

2017-05-05T10:48:00+00:00 October 12th, 2016|News 2016|

During the Rhodesian Ridgeback World Congress Show in Lund, Sweden, Monika Pehr took some photos of Pippi while she was shown in the puppy class, 8 months of age. Pippi is turning into a stunning young girl, even though she has more black hairs on her neck and tail tip than many appreciate. But for me this is just a minor detail, and I was well aware when I bought her as a young puppy that she would end up with this color palette. But I haven’t regretted my decision one single time, as she has the most wonderful personality and temper, and she has a body structure I just can’t stop looking at. She is everything I hoped for, and more! She has very strong bones, stands on tight and strong paws, everything on her body just flows into each other and she is balanced all over. Now she is 1 year old on just a couple of days, and we will do HD- and ED-xrays before christmas. 

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2017-05-05T10:48:00+00:00 October 12th, 2016|News 2016|

MT for Chaco, Allie, Nala and Storm

2017-05-05T10:48:17+00:00 September 24th, 2016|News 2016|

Friday, September 23 was spent deep in the Swedish woods together with judges and other ridgeback breeders for the annual MT (mentality test) arranged by Svenske Jägareforbundet. We had Chaco, Allie, Nala and Storm with us and they all did a very good test, taken into account their young age at 17 months and the quite stressful test this is. Both test protocols and video from the test can be found on each dogs own page.

The star of the day was without any doubt Allie, who did an absolutely wonderful test, showing her great nerves, with curiosity and playfullness, great concentration, no fears what so ever and great self esteem. Even if Allie is a family dog, and not trained and competed in dog sports, this test shows us that she has all the right qualities to be a successful working dog. And not to forget, that a dog with great nerves also is the best family dog, which is also just as important! For me it’s great to see that next generation of working line Airedales in Norway is secured! 

Nala showed her self just like we thought, and showed that she’s playful and very lively, very good nerves with good concentration and no remaining fears. She still needs to mature in her head, and when she does she will end up just as good as her mother Kiwi

The boys Chaco and Storm both did similar test, even though they are of two different breeds. They both showed that they are playful and happy, with few and no remaining fears. But the concentration wasn’t the best at the moment, and it was not difficult to see that there are quite some flies in the boys head at the time being 😉 When their puberty has landed, bot boys will for sure end up as solid male dogs with solid nerves. We are looking forward to their nest MT in a couple of years! 

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2017-05-05T10:48:17+00:00 September 24th, 2016|News 2016|

Kennelweekend at the mountains

2017-05-05T10:48:55+00:00 August 29th, 2016|News 2016|

We have had a great weekend in the mountains at Skeikampen this weekend, together with our extended family. In total we had 17 dogs and 12 families attending, and it was quite a sight when everyone walked in a long line over the mountain! In the afternoon on saturday we had a funny competition before putting up the party tent and barbequeing together. This have become somewhat a tradition for us, and next year I’m looking forward to gathering the Wayosies again!

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2017-05-05T10:48:55+00:00 August 29th, 2016|News 2016|

The Rhodesian Ridgeback World Congress

2017-05-05T10:49:56+00:00 July 2nd, 2016|News 2016|

The last 4 years I have worked with the Rhodesian Ridgeback World Congress 2016 in Lund, Sweden together with the rest of the RRWC16 committee from Norway, Sweden and Denmark. As we were only ladies in this committee, it has been a real “girl power” committee, and even though we are all different personalities, we have worked very well together, and we are very proud of what we have managed to pull trough! On the website www.nordicrrwc.org you can follow the entire planning of the congress, and the entire program we put together as well as the congress program, are published and open for everyone to take part of. 

We had over 200 participants, from over 20 different countries, from all over the world and the congress hotel Scandic Star Lund was filled with rhodesian ridgeback enthusiasts the whole week. From what we experienced everyone was having a great time, discussing important topics and socializing with people that shares the same interests. I couldn’t imagine spending my vacation in a better way! 

Pippi and Ninja joined us at the congress, and I am thrilled with how these young girls behaved throughout the event. They spent quietly the days in the hotel room, making no noice and just relaxing, and joining me for a long walk in the nearby forest during the early mornings or late afternoon. Afterwards they politely followed me in the hotel lobby, cuddling with other people and steeling a small taste of some local beer from the low sofa tables in the lobby. They also attended the Norwegian and Swedish congress shows, showing themselves nicely.

Sheriff’s young son Fimbe (Oppigårdens Fimbul), brother to our own Penny, won the puppy class at the congress show in Sweden with a lovely critique, and became a little mascot of the congress with his sweet and loving personality, and his perfect size that fitted every lap perfectly 🙂 

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2017-05-05T10:49:56+00:00 July 2nd, 2016|News 2016|

Chaco’s first show

2017-05-05T10:56:09+00:00 June 11th, 2016|News 2016|

This weekend we had entered Chaco to his first show at the Airedale Open Show in Drammen. I was a little bit worried if he would be very interested in all the other dogs and would loose his concentration, but he totally surprised me and was behaving like a pro! He stood like a statue in the ring, only focusing on me and the treats. Outside the ring he wanted to kiss and cuddle with every people, and just wanted to play with the other dogs. Just like the wonderful dog we know him as from home. He was awarded excellent 1 in his class wita wonderful critique from judge Espen Engh, and was also given certificate quality. We were shotlisted in Best Male as 5th best male, but that is for sure a nice debut going against all the good looking and well trimmed males! 

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2017-05-05T10:56:09+00:00 June 11th, 2016|News 2016|

BPH with the B- and C-litter

2017-05-05T10:56:42+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|News 2016|

This weekend we traveled to Sweden together with 11 Wayosies from the B- and C-litter for their BPH (behaviour and personality test). I want to say a BIG thank you to all my fantastic puppy owners for taking time to travel here with us, it means the world to me!

All dogs did a good test, and even though they are all different individuals with their own personality, they all have good nerves with no remaining fears. Thanks to these tests, I know what I would have to have in foucus when planning my further litters. And thanks to these tests, the owners of these dogs knows a little more about their dogs, even if the results of the test did not surprise many of them 😉   

Photos from the BPH can be seen HERE. Each dogs page are updated with protocol and video of the test, the B-litter HERE  and the C-litter HERE.

 

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2017-05-05T10:56:42+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|News 2016|

Nala showing her paws in the obedience ring

2017-05-05T10:50:33+00:00 May 6th, 2016|News 2016|

Several Wayosises are starting to show their paws in the competition rings, and that makes me very happy! No matter what the results are, I am happy to see that they give it a try. And off course it makes me very proud when they have success in different types of dog sports.

Nala (Wayosi Dolly Dagger), our co-owned female from the D-litter passed the NKK’s bronze mark in obedience when she was barely 9 months old. Then she entered her first rally obedience class 1 last weekend where she was rewarded with a 1.prize with 187/200 points only 1 year old. Sister Tesla and half brother Nixon are also chasing that last 1.prize in rally obediemce class 1, to recieve the RL1 title. Keep going, we are cheering on you! 🙂

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2017-05-05T10:50:33+00:00 May 6th, 2016|News 2016|

Nicki received her second CAC!

2017-05-05T10:51:05+00:00 April 24th, 2016|News 2016|

I had the pleasure of showing Nicki (Wayosi Could It Be Magic) on national dog show in Eidsvoll this weekend. She received excellent 1 with CQ and CAC on Saturday, but “only” excellent on Sunday. This means Nicki has gotten 2 “small” CAC’s from 4 shows entered, and she needs to get one NKK CAC to fulfill her champion title. Same applies for her sister Ninja as well, so I guess we will be chasing those “big” CAC’s this year! 

It’s a pleasure showing Nicki and even though she has hardly had any training at all standing still, being touched and looked at teeth by strangers, she managed very well and wagged her tail and jumped like a silly puppy around in the ring 🙂 A little more training are needed before competing with the “big girls”. 

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2017-05-05T10:51:05+00:00 April 24th, 2016|News 2016|

New title for Ninja!

2017-05-05T10:51:28+00:00 April 14th, 2016|News 2016|

Today I had signed Ninja up for the FCI BH trial (begleithundtest/ferdselsprøve). BH is a trial which I know of only one other Rhodesian Ridgeback in Norway who has passed this trial before, and thats her grandfather Sheriff

The test consists of temperament test, companion test on the training field, heeling on leash, helling off leash, sit exercise, down in connection with recall and down under distraction. It also consists of testing in traffic, encounter with a group of people, encounter with bicyclist, encounter with cars, encounter with joggers or inline skaters, encounter with other dogs and behaviour of the tethered dog towards other animals when left alone. For a slower and less motivated dog like the Rhodesian Ridgeback, the obedience in this test are really not an easy task. But I’m proud to say that Ninja passed the test, and at the age of 21 months she can add her second title to her name. Her new name is now RL1 BH Wayosi Chattahoochee! 

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2017-05-05T10:51:28+00:00 April 14th, 2016|News 2016|

Isi won her last leg for the RL3 title!

2017-05-05T10:58:33+00:00 April 3rd, 2016|News 2016|

I had entered Ninja and Isi to rally obedience competition in Drammen today, in class 2 and 3 respectively. In addition had Tesla and Nixon been entered in class 1, and I had gotten stricted commands to not come before they had finished their rounds, because they can’t concentrate with me around 😉 But these young dogs did a great job, and I am very proud of them and their owners! Tesla managed to get 170/200 points, which means her second a 1.prize in class 1. Nixon was a little to curious about the smells in the floor, but managed to get 164/200 points, just a couple of points from his third 1.prize and the RL1 title. But next time! 🙂

Ninja was first out for , and after a rather disapointing round last time a couple of weeks ago, I had a great feeling this time, and Ninja followed me nicely round the whole course. We got some points penalties here and there, but ended up with 180 points, which gave us our first leg towards the RL2 title, and promotion to class 3. 

Isi was first contestant in class 3, and because she is quite energetic, she needs a good preparation before entering the ring. I briefed half time, and used 5 minutes of briefing time to prepare Isi and getting her down to earth. When it was time to enter the ring, she felt a little unfocused, but with her perfect attitude as always. We had a great round, and in the end 3 had the same points, but we were the fastest and ended up winning the class with 198 points! This was our last leg towards the RL3 title, and Isi’s name is now NH RL1 RL2 RL3 D’Isolde von de Drift. Next time we will try out in elite class 🙂

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2017-05-05T10:58:33+00:00 April 3rd, 2016|News 2016|

Welcome to Norway, Penny!

2017-05-05T10:58:18+00:00 March 14th, 2016|News 2016|

January 15, 2016 Sheriff became a daddy again, at the age of 10,5 years. Oppigårdens Hjärter Ess was mated naturally, and the result was 7 correct puppies. We just couldn’t resist, and we are super happy to present Oppigårdens Snöflinga ~ Penny as a new member of the Wayosi family! She is co-owned with Anette and Kjetil who lives just 5 minutes from us, and hopefully she will be a part of our breeding program in the future. 

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2017-05-05T10:58:18+00:00 March 14th, 2016|News 2016|

Welcome to Norway, Pippi!

2017-05-05T10:57:56+00:00 February 21st, 2016|News 2016|

In 2015 I came across a planned litter that contained some lines I had been curious about for some time, and my good friend Hanna said “why don’t you buy a puppy?” So I kept a close eye on the combination, and as time went by the idea seemed less and less crazy. Lucky for me, the breeder Hanka Pankova was interested in sending a puppy to Norway, and 2 days before Christmas, I went to Prague, Czech to take a look at the puppies. I got a warm welcome by the breeder and her family, and I was very impressed by the lovely temperament of the dogs in the house, who are mother, auntie and grandmother of the puppies. So the decision was easy; this was lines I wanted to include in my kennel. There was especially one little special puppy that caught my eye, with her dark eyes and confident personality. So it had to be her, no matter what! Filippa Rouge Qwandoya is her name, and she is after Bayo´s Diamond for Qwandoya and Aston Martin Cieply Dom. Her pedigree consists of Scandinavian, American, Canadian, South African and Czech lines, many of them new to me. I want to thank Hanka Pankova at Qwandoya kennel for the trust in sending her to me, and to Nikola Pankova for keeping her safe for me until she was old enough to enter Norway.

As I wanted her to have a strong name, I decided to call her after another strong personality, Pippi Longstocking. So Pippi is her call name, and she seems to live up to that name 🙂 Welcome to Norway Pippi, we can’t wait to get to know you better! 

Ninja joined me to pick her up, and with her self assured and calm temper, she was a great support for Pippi on her long journey home to Norway. 

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2017-05-05T10:57:56+00:00 February 21st, 2016|News 2016|

Isi 195/200 points in RL3

2017-05-05T10:59:31+00:00 February 1st, 2016|News 2016|

This weekend I had entered Isi (D’Isolde von de Drift) and Ninja (Wayosi Chattahoochee) in Rally Obedience class 3 and 2 respectively. First out was Ninja, but sadly I forgot a sit, and this disqualified us.. Without it we would have had a 1.prize. Then Isi entered class 3, and we had a veru nice flow and a nice round, and managed to get 195/200 points, and got our first leg towards the RL3 title and promotion to elite class! What great dogs I have!

2017-05-05T10:59:31+00:00 February 1st, 2016|News 2016|

Working Rhodesian Ridgebacks 2015!

2017-05-05T11:00:15+00:00 January 22nd, 2016|News 2016|

The Norwegian Rhodesian Ridgeback Club has a list over ridgebacks that attends different dog sport competitions, to motivate owners to train and compete with their dogs. Rhodesian Ridgeback is not the easiest dog to train and compete with, as they always has their own will and own way of doing things 😉 But I think it is wonderful to see that people are trying their best, and that they enter their dogs to competitions. In 2015 there was 23 ridgebacks that had attended one or more dogs sports as obedience, rally obedience, nordic working trials, agility or field tracking in Norway, and each sport has it’s own “best of” list. There are as well an “most versatile” list, where you compete with the best result obtained in each dog sport, and the dogs are ranked after how many dog sports they have attended, and how many points in total. I’m proud to say that we had 3 dogs on the lists, and I hope we have even more in 2016! Sheriff is by far the oldest dog on this list, and I am proud to see his name as #9 on the Rally Obedience list of 2015, wit only 3 starts. Not bad for the old man! 🙂

Wayosi Chattahoochee ~ Ninja:
– 3rd Most Versatile RR 2015
– 8th best Rally Obedience dog

Kuzonga’s Cheriff ~ Sheriff
– 13th Most Versatile RR 2015
– 9th best Rally Obedience dog

Wayosi Baby Can’t Drive ~ Nixon
– 14th Most Versatile RR 2015
– 3rd best Rally Obedience dog

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2017-05-05T11:00:15+00:00 January 22nd, 2016|News 2016|

We welcome 7 new puppies after Sheriff!

2017-05-05T11:00:42+00:00 January 16th, 2016|News 2016|

We are happy to announce the arrival of 7 little (big!) wonders (3 males, 4 females) from wonderful Oppigårdens Hjärter Ess (Lai), sired by our grand old man Kuzonga’s Cheriff ~ Sheriff, after natural mating at the age of 10,5 years old ❤
All puppies seems correct so far, and we also have one livernosed female. Looking forward to see them grow up! Congratulations to Eva Bryntse at Oppigårdens kennel with this litter!

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2017-05-05T11:00:42+00:00 January 16th, 2016|News 2016|

First dog show of the year

2017-05-05T11:01:03+00:00 January 11th, 2016|News 2016|

Last week Ninja and I jumped in the car and drove to Gothenburg to attend MyDog dog show Thursday and Friday. In Gothenburg we met up with Ninja’s mother Maggie and her owner Hanna. We had 2 very nice days together, and also got to meet Maggies sister Juno and her owners Emma and Sebastian! Thank you for the lovely dinner! 🙂 

Maggie recieved Excellent both days, for 2 very strict judges. She was also placed as number 2 in open class with CQ both days. Ninja received Very Good the first day, and Excellent 2 with CQ the next day. Both girls behaved perfectly the whole time, being calm and well behaved during the hotel stay and at the show ground, and that makes me very happy 🙂 

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2017-05-05T11:01:03+00:00 January 11th, 2016|News 2016|

Last dog show of 2015

2017-05-05T09:28:55+00:00 December 29th, 2015|News 2015|

On the last show in Norway this year, we had entered 4 dogs. Kuzonga’s Cheriff ~Sheriff (10,5 years) was entered for “the fun of it” and gained excellent in veteran class. I am happy with an excellent, however I do feel that he is worthy of a CQ as well, as he is, like many commented, in a very good condition for his age. But oh well, it’s just a show 😉

My younger sister Tina (15 years old) was howing Ninja (Wayosi Chattahoochee) for me in intermediate class, and she did a great job with Ninja! They received excellent 2 and CQ, but was not placed in Best Female class. I had the pleasure of showing Ninjas sister Nicki (Wayosi Could It Be Magic) in intermediate class, and she received Excellent 1 and QC, and ended up with Best Female 4 and her first CAC!! It’s only her second show, so I hope we can collect more CAC’s in the future as well 🙂  At last I was showing sweet Fia (Wayosi Beautiful Monster) in open class, and she received a very good with a nice critique. But she was probably the happiest dog at the show this day, and I had a hard time keeping her legs on the ground 😉

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2017-05-05T09:28:55+00:00 December 29th, 2015|News 2015|

New photos of my pack

2017-05-05T11:01:48+00:00 December 22nd, 2015|News 2015|
Sheriff is not getting any younger, and I wanted to take some new photos of Sheriff, Ninja and Isi together. I managed to get some decent photos of them, before the light disappeared for me, and one of these photos are now hanging on our living room wall.
 
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2017-05-05T11:01:48+00:00 December 22nd, 2015|News 2015|

Nordic Winner Show 2015 in Stockholm

2017-05-05T11:02:16+00:00 December 13th, 2015|News 2015|

This weekend Ninja and I stepped on the express train to Stockholm for a weekend together with Hanna and Maggie, as well as Nordic Winner Show. Ninja behaved like an angel during our travel, even though the train was almost 2 hours delayed. So proud! On Saturday we had booked an indoor dog training hall and got to train some obedience, agility and show training. After this, Hanna surprised me with appointment with a photographer , and we got to take a lot of wonderful photos of our dogs! Thank you so much Hanna! You can see all the photos here

On Sunday, the Nordic winner show was on our schedule. Ninja had her last entry in junior class, and managed to get excellent and was placed as #2 with CQ. Maggie was also rewarded excellent, and was placed as #3 with CQ in a large open class. Only class winners was picked to compete for best male/female class. After the show we headed for the central station and jumped on the train back to Norway, this time on schedule. And Ninja was still well behaved, and so did even the other dog people on the train complement on 🙂

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2017-05-05T11:02:16+00:00 December 13th, 2015|News 2015|

All the x-rays for the C-litter are in!

2017-05-05T11:02:51+00:00 December 7th, 2015|News 2015|
Now all the dogs from the C-litter have been x-rayed, and I am very satisfied with the result! I am super happy that all 10 from the litter are x-rayed, and I am ever grateful to my puppy buyers who takes such good care of their dogs, and follow my directions with x-rays 🙂
 
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Wayosi Casino Boogie ~ LILLEBROR   HD:A/A ED:0/0
Wayosi Coat Of Many Colors ~ OLAF   HD:A/A ED:0/0
Wayosi Circle Of Life ~ TED    HD:A/A ED:0/0
Wayosi Cannonball ~ ATLAS   HD:A/A ED:0/0
Wayosi Constant Motion ~ LUCKY   HD:A/A ED:0/1
Wayosi Could It Be Magic ~ NICKI   HD:A/A ED:0/0
Wayosi Come Dance With Me ~ POPPY   HD:A/A ED:0/0
Wayosi Chattahoochee ~ NINJA   HD:A/A ED:0/0
Wayosi Crazy For You ~ CRAZY   HD:B/C ED:0/0
 
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2017-05-05T11:02:51+00:00 December 7th, 2015|News 2015|

Lure coursing with Fia and Ninja

2017-05-05T11:07:03+00:00 November 6th, 2015|News 2015|

A while ago we found out that ridgebacks would be allowed to join lure coursing (LC) training arranged by a sighthound group in our area, and so we entered both Fia and Ninja. Both girls are very eager to run and chase, so we thought they would find this meaningful. And they sure did! Both girls chased the lure like they had never done anything else, and had a blast! Fia probably found the meaning with life in this sport, and she was more than eagerly following the other dogs from the side line. We had a super day, and will definitely do this again if we get the chance 🙂 Two videos of Ninja and Fia running can be seen under. More photos here

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2017-05-05T11:07:03+00:00 November 6th, 2015|News 2015|

New rally obedience titles for Ninja and Isi

2017-05-05T11:07:40+00:00 October 30th, 2015|News 2015|
Today I had entered Ninja in rally-O class 1 and Isi in rally-O class 2 in Drammen. They both needed one more 1.prize in their classes to qualify for the RL1 (rally obedience 1) and RL2 (rally obedience 2) respectively. And both girls made me very proud and did a great job. The indoor hall was very noisy and there were a lot of dogs, and despite some minor faults, Ninja recieved 185 points of 200, and Isi 186 points of 200. Ninja will now only listen to the name RL1 Wayosi Chattahoochee and Isi is now RL1 RL2 BH D’ Isolde von de Drift 🙂

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2017-05-05T11:07:40+00:00 October 30th, 2015|News 2015|

Ninja and Isi strikes again in rally obedience

2017-05-05T11:08:04+00:00 October 24th, 2015|News 2015|

My little rally rats strikes again, and I’m so proud! I had entered Isi and Ninja to rally obedience at Hadeland Hundeklubb today, in class 2 and 1 respectively. It was very nice to see many ridgebacks entered, and off course it was nice to meet many good “dog friends” again! 🙂 

Isi had a great round, and became #2 of 25 entries with 195/200 points and her third consecutive 1.prize in rally class 2! Ninja (only 15 months old) was #9 of 51 entries with 194/200 points and her second consecutive 1.prize in rally class 1. Great work of both of them, and it was such a great feeling to enter the rally ring with them both. 

Nixonalso entered class 1 and got a 3.prize today. There was some very good smells in the floor, that was hard to forget 😉

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2017-05-05T11:08:04+00:00 October 24th, 2015|News 2015|

Mentality test with 7 Wayosies

2017-05-05T11:09:04+00:00 October 3rd, 2015|News 2015|

The first weekend in October we travelled to Sweden with 7 Wayosi dogs – NixonFiaNinjaNickiKiitoPoppy and Maggie, for mentality test (MT) by Svenske Jägareforbundet in Sätra, Karlsborg. This is one of my favorite mentality tests for dogs, and we recommend this test for everyone, even though it is unofficial at the time being. Most dogs we travelled with are still very young, and this test is a quite hard test for such young dogs. Their age are taken into account when we summarize the results, and the main goal with this test is to know a little more about the mental qualites of our dogs, and how we could use these experients in the training of these young dogs to get the best possible dog when grown up. An official test is planned for the B- and C-litter in May 2016.

We got to know our dogs even better, and we got the answer to some questions we had wondered about. In general I am proud to have bred playful, social and kind dogs with good nerves, and we all learned a thing or three about how we should continue the obedience training to form the best dog possible. A lot of photos from the tests can bee seen HERE. Protocol and video can bee seen at the respective dogs pages. 

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2017-05-05T11:09:04+00:00 October 3rd, 2015|News 2015|

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2017-05-24T09:12:29+00:00 September 27th, 2015|News 2015|
Today we had a small puppy meeting in the forrest with the D-litter and E-litter. From the D-litter StormTesla and Nala was joining us, and from the E-litter ChacoQuattro and Allie came. Storm’s big brother Kani from our A-litter also came, as well as Tesla’s big sister Punky, and Airedale Terrier Uno. The dogs had such fun together and appreciated each others company. More photos can be seen here

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2017-05-24T09:12:29+00:00 September 27th, 2015|News 2015|

Maggie BOS with CAC and CACIB in Finland

2017-05-05T11:10:29+00:00 September 26th, 2015|News 2015|

Maggieand owner Hanna travelled to Finland this weekend for the international show in Ekerö. They went all the way to Best Female with Finnish CAC, CACIB and BOS. Big congratulations to Hanna and Maggie, job well done! 

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2017-05-05T11:10:29+00:00 September 26th, 2015|News 2015|

More grandchildren from Sheriff planned for 2015/2016

2017-05-05T11:11:03+00:00 September 22nd, 2015|News 2015|

During 2015 and 2016 there are several planned litters with offsprings from Sheriff, and we are looking forward to welcome more grandchildren to the world! Sheriff so far has 3 grandchildren litters, which has turned out quite well if I may say so myself. So of course we are looking forward to see the results of these planned litters as well! 🙂

Sabaku Inus Chocoreto of Sheriff ~ Aka and Sabaku Inus Chie of Sheriff ~ Cayenne will both have litters at Sabaku Inus kennel during 2016.

Sabaku Inus Chikako of Sheriff ~ Kiiro will sire a litter in Norway winter 2015/2016 at Kennel Kelango, with Kelango’s Arif Beautiful Troja. There are also one other litter planned for Kiiro during winter 2015/1016, but not official yet.

Our own Wayosi Anything But Ordinary ~ Hektor will sire a litter 2015/2016 with Shavano’s One and Only Alva ~ Alva at Veckdalby’s kennel in Sweden.

2017-05-05T11:11:03+00:00 September 22nd, 2015|News 2015|

Report from the last months

2017-05-05T11:12:06+00:00 September 19th, 2015|News 2015|

It’s been almost 5 months since our D-litter and E-litter came to the world, in the evening of April 22. In total 16 puppies, 10 Rhodesian Ridgebacks and 6 Airedale Terriers. I was blessed with wonderful puppy buyers, and all the puppies got to go to loving and caring homes. Now the puppies are 5 months old in 3 days, and they are all doing great. Most of them have lost their puppy teeth to their owners big delight, and especially the ridgebacks have used their teeth quite a lot 😉 The reports have been good, and no one have had big issues that couldn’t be solved or explained with some guidance for either me, our Wayosi community or their puppy school instructors. Now a new era begins, and in a couple of months the little ones will start their puberty with all the ups and downs that follows. But I am sure this period also will go smoothly, and sooner than we know they will be grown up.. Close to all puppies have attended one or several puppy classes, some have attended tracking courses, and some have shown their paws in puppy shows already with BOB and BOS as result.  

I have not found the time to update the website with photos etc from the puppies this summer, but the last couple of days I have updated each puppies album a little bit with photos I have gotten, and stolen from Facebook profiles of the owners 🙂 Hopefully the albums will be filled up with new photos during their first year of life! 

Other than that the rest of the Wayosies have been around a little bit. Nixon has competed in rally obedience several times, and scores higher and higher points each time. Him and Bente have gotten their first 1.prize in class 1, and I am sure more will follow shortly. Maggie has been showing her feet in the show ring with excellent and placements in strong Open classes. FiaKiwi and Kiito have attended rally obedience classes, Nicki has attended obedience classes and Ninja and Kiito have attended blood tracking class. Some dogs have underwent some surgeries as well, and everyone is good to go again. Juba has been castrated, Aragorn has been castrated due to over production of testosterone, Buddy has removed a non descended testicle and Ted has first recovered from a complicated surgery after complete tendon rupture earlier this year, and then removed a DS in his neck. But they are all fit for fight again, and I am happy to see that we have not had any serious health issues to speak off so far!

In a couple of weeks we will do mentality test in Sweden with 7 dogs, and I can’t wait to see how the dogs will react. Mentality in dogs is one of my biggest passions as breeder, and I never get tired of watching mentality tests. So I look forward to an eventful weekend, and I will publish full report afterwards 🙂

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2017-05-05T11:12:06+00:00 September 19th, 2015|News 2015|

Ninja and Isi in rally obedience

2017-05-05T11:13:25+00:00 September 16th, 2015|News 2015|

Last weekend I had entered Ninja and Isi in Rally Obedience class 1 and 2, respectively. Ninja is only 14 months old, and her head is sometimes filled with flies and the concentration is not always the best. But, she need the competition training, because after all, I have ambitions competing with her like I did with grandfather Sheriff. Ninja did a super job, following me nicely all the way, she was not bothered by all the other dogs and people around the ring, and her concentration was perfect all the way from start to end. To my delight, we were rewarded with 185/200 points and 1.Prize, which means our first leg towards the RL1 title! We became #7 of almost 30 dogs, well done of such a young dog! 

Isi never lets me down, and neither did she this time! The mistakes we did, is because of me, and Isi just does like she is told. She’s the most honest dog I ever had the pleasure of competing with, and she loves to work. We also ended up with 186/200 points, which is 1.prize and leg towards the RL2 title. This is actually Isi’s 2nd leg in class 2, but due to some miscalculations from myself regarding time after giving birth to puppies, I myself withdraw the first result. So we will for sure competing more this fall! 

We had the pleassure of having Isi’s son Chaco here for the weekend, and he joined us at the competition. He is so cool and relaxed, and hopefully he will just as easy to work with as his mother and father 🙂

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2017-05-05T11:13:25+00:00 September 16th, 2015|News 2015|

Wayosi kennel weekend 2015

2017-05-05T11:14:14+00:00 August 31st, 2015|News 2015|
Last weekend we had a wonderful weekend at Beitostølen, Wayosi kennel weekend 2015. This weekend we were lucky to see Juba, Kani, Leon, Juno and Maggie from the A-litter, Nixon, Fia and Buddy from the B-litter, Ninja, Kiito, Atlas, Olaf, Lillebror and Poppy from the C-litter, Storm and Wilma from the D-litter and Chaco from the E-litter. Isi, Kiwi and Uno also joined us. With this, we were 20 dogs and 15 families together, and it was so wonderful to spend the weekend together! On Saturday we headed towards Synshorn (1475 meters above sea), and both people and dogs was tired and happy when back at the cabins. The evenings was spent outside together with everyone, and we had a great time talking and laughing. A lot more photos can be seen here
 
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2017-05-05T11:14:14+00:00 August 31st, 2015|News 2015|

We almost lost him… But he’s still here!

2017-05-07T18:42:44+00:00 July 31st, 2015|News 2015|
July 9 we were packing our car and headed towards Stockholm, Sweden for the Swedish Rhodesian Speciality show Friday-Sunday. Ninja was entered in obedience class 1 and the show, and Sheriff was entered in veteran class. I had been looking forward to meeting good friends again, as well as meeting some of Sheriff’s wonderful offsprings and enter breeding class with Sheriff and offsprings from 3 different litters. We arrived in Stockholm in the afternoon on Thursday, and had a great time together with Maggie, Crazy and their wonderful owners. 
 
After giving the dogs food back at the hotel, Sheriff suddenly started to look uncomfortable and was vomiting without anything coming up. I immediately recognized the symptoms – gastric bloat – and less than 1 hour later we were at the veterinary clinic. Gastric bloat was diagnosed with x-ray, and operation was the only solution. Sheriff was given 1 liter intravenous fluids before the operation to improve the blood pressure, as well as heavy pain killers. He was operated between 02.00 and 04.00, and I was so happy when we got the phone call we had been waiting for at 05.30, telling us that the operation went well, and that he was awake and in good shape. He had to stay at the hospital until 16.00 on Friday, but then he was allowed to come home with us. The vet’s would preferably keep him at the hospital for another day, but as they said: “He is acting like a typical ridgeback, and does not want to be here. We think he will be better of coming home and relaxing”. So we drove home the same evening, happy that we still had Sheriff with us, but sad to have missed the obedience trials and the speciality show. 
 
Sheriff has always been a healthy dog and never needed any kind of veterinary care, even if he has been a very active dog, and having an eventful life compared to most dogs. But after he turned 8 years, he has had his portion of bad luck, or perhaps lack of self control… He started of right after his 8 year birthday with removing a broken tooth that had caused a tooth root abscess. Then he fractured one of the phalanges on the back toe in a jump over one of our dog gates to the kitchen, placed there to keep the dogs out…. But he had no signs of pain, so we left it untreated. Then he smashed his tail into the door, dislocating some vertebras, giving him a z-shaped tail if looked from behind. Then we removed two lumps which luckily turned out to be benign, one on the shoulder and one in the middle of the ridge, leaving his ridge funny looking. Then he had to undergo a splenectomy (read more about that event here) which he quickly recovered from. But only 1 month later he had a gas distention, witch could be treated with tubes and emptying the stomach. 6 months after that he broke in to the garbage and ate snuff, and got a nicotine poisoning…
 
I have asked myself what’s the reason for the first gas distention and the gastric bloat is, and if there was something I could have done differently. When traveling to Stockholm, I had been noticing that Sheriff had been panting heavily in the cage, and was stressed. The last year he has gotten car sick, and from being totally relaxed in the car, he has now gotten stressed in the car. Maybe it’s the age? But stress like this is also said to provoke gastric torsion in dogs.
 
But when we were at control 1 week after the gastric torsion surgery, the vet told me that the gastric torsion probably was due to the fact that his spleen is removed. I was told that the spleen is placed next to the stomach, and the spleen would normally give the stomach some kind of support because the spleen is attached to the stomach by the gastrosplenic ligament and its blood supply.. Several articles have described gastric torsion after splenectomy in large size dogs, so it’s probably some correlation between loss of support from the spleen, as well as more space in the chest. When looked back, there would probably be a good idea to do a gastropexy (fixing the stomach to the ribs) during the splenectomy. But this is not something that’s being done routinely in Norway. But if I ever have a dog that has to undergo a splenectomy again, I would probably ask for a gastropexy if possible, now that I have experienced this with Sheriff. 
 
Sheriff has now recovered, and he actually recovered extremely fast. I will split his feedings into 3 or 4 portions per day, and be extra careful after feeding, and probably not take him for long trips in the car anymore. He has always been such a big clumsy clown, and I sure hope he will stay with me for some more years.
 
Thank you to the professional help at Bagarmossen Djursjukhus when we needed help. Sheriff was in the best hands when it happened!
 
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2017-05-07T18:42:44+00:00 July 31st, 2015|News 2015|

First x-rays from the C-litter are in!

2017-05-07T18:43:32+00:00 July 14th, 2015|News 2016|
Ninja, Atlas, Kiito and Nicki from our C-litter have done their HD and ED x-rays and I am happy to see that they all have A/A hips and 0/0 elbows! The rest of them will do their x-rays during the next months. Ted will have to wait a bit longer for his x-rays, after a complete tendon rupture in April. He seems to have recovered well, and some months of rehabilitation is waiting for him. But our sweet little Ted is doing great, and we are so happy to see that! Other than that, the dogs in this litter are very kind and sweet dog, and at the moment they are in the middle of their puberty, with all the challenges that gives 😉
 
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2017-05-07T18:43:32+00:00 July 14th, 2015|News 2016|

Our A-litter is 4 years old today

2017-05-07T18:44:35+00:00 July 8th, 2015|News 2015|

Today our A-litter turns 4 years old, happy birthday Varga, Enya, Juba, Maggie, Juno, Hektor, Leon, Kaizer, Aragorn and Kani! Everyone is still healthy and happy, and they have turned into the most loyal and friendly companions you can imagine. Maggie have given birth to 10 wonderful puppies in our C-litter, from wich we kept our beloved Ninja, and Hektor have sired 11 wonderful puppies at Kennel Anzantra in Sweden. I hope you all get some extra attention and that your owners spoil you a little extra today 🙂

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2017-05-07T18:44:35+00:00 July 8th, 2015|News 2015|

Happy birthday to Sheriff and our C-litter

2017-05-07T18:45:10+00:00 June 26th, 2015|News 2015|
My precious boy Kuzonga’s Cheriff ~ Sheriff celebrates his 10th birthday today, and he will be greatly spoiled today! Sheriff is in a great shape, and he for sure does not act as if he is 10 years old. He still loves to go for long walks  and reading the “daily news”, running in the forrest and he is a happy lad when I take him obedience or tracking training. I hope that he will stay healthy and strong for many many more years, and he will always have a special place in my heart as my first own dog, and all the ups and downs we have experienced together. 
 
1 year ago Sheriff’s daughter Maggie decided to give birth to our C-litter, and so Ninja and her siblings are sharing same birthday as their grandfather Sheriff. We wish Kiito, Lillebror, Olaf, Ted, Atlas, Lucky, Nicki, Poppy and Crazy a happy birthday, and hope you get spoiled rotten today! 🙂 The C-litter are doing great, and most females have had their first heat now. They are all in and out of pubertal periods, and from time to time they can be quite challenging – just like expected 😉 But they are all sweet and social puppies, and are dearly loved by their families. Thank you all for taking such good care of your little monster babies! 
 
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2017-05-07T18:45:10+00:00 June 26th, 2015|News 2015|

Our every day life is normalized!

2017-05-07T18:59:37+00:00 June 24th, 2015|News 2015|
7 months ago we were waiting for Kiwi to start her heat, and 5 months ago she finally started her heat… 5 months ago we waited for Kiwi to be mated with Maidens Kalahari Kandy, and hoped that Isi would wait until march before she started her heat. 4.5 months ago Isi started her heat, and 4 months ago Kiwi decided, after 30 days of heat, to mate with Kandy. The exact same day, Isi decided she was ready to be mated with Ayk von Erikson.. And since we could not wait until next heat with either of them, we decided to go for it!
 
To our delight, and surprise, both Kiwi and Isi got pregnant, and April 22, 2015 our D-litter and E-litter was born. We managed to deliver two litters the same day, with great help from my mother Marit, and Kiwi’s co-owners Hilde and Stig. Both births was finished within 4 hours each, and there was no complications. I am grateful that everything went to smoothly! So the next 2 months we have been occupied with raising the little monsters, and to my big delight, Kiwi and Isi could go together with their puppies, from 6 weeks of age, as one big happy family. They have been in their own puppy boxes during the nights, but spent time together outside during the days. Even though much work, busy times and little sleep, it has been a wonderful time. We have spent many hours driving around with the pups divided into smaller groups, visiting friends, going to the forest and giving them many experiences. It has been very interesting to see how different these two litters have been, even though they are born on the same day. Breed differences for sure! But now I am very happy to be back in our daily routines, being back at work and giving the other dogs the attention they need. 
 
The puppies have gotten their own individual pages on the website, the D-litter here and the E-litter here. We have also updated the D-litter puppy blog and E-litter puppy blog with the last update with photos of them and their new families. 
 
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2017-05-07T18:59:37+00:00 June 24th, 2015|News 2015|

Our life outside the puppy pen

2017-05-07T20:47:12+00:00 May 16th, 2015|News 2015|

Even though our puppies takes some time and energy, we try to give Ninja and Sheriff quality time with us, and go for long walks and take them training. Isi is a little bit jealous to be left alone while we go to training, but I have promised her that I will train with her from next week. I guess she will enjoy it tremendously! She is born to work, that one 🙂

I have attended a rally obedience course with Ninja, and she has been a super attendant! I have put time into playing and keeping contact with me from very young age, and I feel I see the results from that now. She is still very young in her head, and a couple of flies seems to fly back and forward up there, but she is still doing the best she can and the best she knows how to. See some more photos here. Sheriff has also gotten to do some training, and he is almost bursting of energy and expectation. Still a crazy, though older man 🙂 

Fia and her owner Tone is also attending the course, and she is also doing a great job and I am convinced we will see her at some competitions eventually! We also took some stacked photos of Fia, and she is developing into a lovely little girl. 

All dogs has enjoyed the last days lovely summer weather, and when we put up the pavilion on the terrace as well as the outside furniture, the dogs was right there sunbathing. We have had help from my younger sister Tina and brother Amund the last days, and Ninja really enjoys having them staying here. She is so sweet and kind with the kids and just loves being around them. 

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2017-05-07T20:47:12+00:00 May 16th, 2015|News 2015|

Our 16 little wonders are here!

2017-05-07T20:55:24+00:00 April 26th, 2015|News 2015|

April 22, 2015 both Kiwi and Isi gave birth to our D-litter and E-litter. Initially we expected Kiwi to come into heat in November 2014, and Isi in February 2015. But nature wanted it different, and eventually they were mated the same day. We did not want to wait to another heat with any of them, because Kiwi turns 7 years in May and Isi turns 6 years in July. For a last litter on Kiwi, and first with Isi I think these ages are appropriate. We have had two earlier attempts to mate Isi, but we probably were to late both times, and no mating was done. We were quite sad about this, because Isi is really a once in a lifetime dog. But this time we did a full health check up before mating, as well as acupuncture. Isi was mated early, and to our surprise and big delight she got pregnant! Both Kiwi and Isi delivered the puppies with ease and within just a couple of hours, and they are great mothers for their little ones. Since we have summer and summer holidays coming up, it is also a perfect timing for our puppy buyers, as well as for us, as the puppies hopefully can stay outside a lot between 5 and 8 weeks of age. Luckily we have great help in family and friends, so the females and puppies, as well as Ninja and Sheriff, will have a lot of attention and socialization 🙂

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2017-05-07T20:55:24+00:00 April 26th, 2015|News 2015|

Ninja debute in junior class with CAC and Best Female 3!

2017-05-07T20:59:56+00:00 April 5th, 2015|News 2015|

Ninja had her first entry in junior class  at national all breed show today, and since she is still a baby both in body and mind, I did not have much expectations. But Ninja stood like a statue while the judge was feeling over her, and wagged her tail all the time. In the end she was awarded Excellent and won the junior class with champion quality (CQ) and BOB junior. Later on she was placed as Best Bitch 3 with her very first CAC. So happy and proud over our young girl!

I am happy to see that Ninja is feeling comfortable in the ring, and both stands and runs like she had never done anything else. She thinks it is exiting to be at dog shows, and greets people, giving kisses to everyone who seems to need a kiss, and begs for food, and even steals from peoples pockets and bags 😉  

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2017-05-07T20:59:56+00:00 April 5th, 2015|News 2015|

New photos of Maggie

2017-05-07T21:00:23+00:00 March 31st, 2015|News 2015|

I recieved some new photos from Maggies owner Hanna the other day, and I now see how much Maggies daughter Ninja resembles her mother! Actually I can see a lot of resemblance between Maggie and all her pups from our C-litter. Maggie is soon 4 years old, and she has matured a lot in body after her litter of puppies 9 months ago. But she is still the same, good old Maggie temperament wise, both positive and negative 😉 See more photos here.

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2017-05-07T21:00:23+00:00 March 31st, 2015|News 2015|

RIP sweet Bissy

2017-05-07T21:01:29+00:00 March 25th, 2015|News 2015|

Today sweet Bissy (Wayosi Busy Being Fabulous) was put down, due to a severe condition to her back. A couple of weeks ago she was diagnosed with severe intervertebral disk protrusion between L7 and S1, possibly also between L6 and L7, and she was having problems with walking, jumping, difficulties with rising and sitting down, and having urinary and fecal incontinence. She is now free from her pain, and we remember the little big whirlwind she was with a smile. Our thoughts are with Anna, Viola and the rest of Bissy’s family.

After we learned about Bissy’s condition, we took extra spine photos during HD/ED x-ray of her 3 siblings Buddy, Fia and Nixon, and sent to a specialist in Finland. We are awaiting the final readings, but the backs looked perfectly fine luckily. They also came back as HD A/A and ED 0/0! 

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2017-05-07T21:01:29+00:00 March 25th, 2015|News 2015|

Presenting our puppy plans spring 2015

2017-05-07T21:02:08+00:00 March 16th, 2015|News 2015|

We had hoped for a bunch of puppies winter/spring 2015 and another litter spring 2015, but mother nature wanted us to have two litters simultaneously. We are therefore thrilled to announce our upcoming D-litter and E-litter due week 17. 

Please contact us if you are interested in a puppy, and want to know more!

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2017-05-07T21:02:08+00:00 March 16th, 2015|News 2015|

C-litter playdate

2017-05-07T21:03:18+00:00 March 15th, 2015|News 2015|

We had a lovely playdate with 5 dogs from the C-litter today, and spent nearly 3 hours in the forrest in the sun. The dogs that joined us today was KiitoNickiOlafPoppy and our own Ninja. They ran around and had a blast, and Ninja has been sleeping since we came home 🙂 A lot of more photos can be seen here!

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2017-05-07T21:03:18+00:00 March 15th, 2015|News 2015|

Sheriff and Isi with new title RL1 in rally obedience

2017-05-07T21:08:08+00:00 March 8th, 2015|News 2015|

Brag alert! I had entered Sheriff and Isi in rally obedience class 1 again today, and once again they did their best!  Sheriff proved that the oldest always knows the best, placing as number 3 (of 24) with 195/200 points and another 1.prize. With this he gained his first rally obedience title RL1 at the age of nearly 10 years old, from 3 consecutive 1.prizes of 3 entries in 2015. He is now NUCH LP1 LP2 BH NVV-13 NVV-14 RL1 Kuzonga’s Cheriff. Isi needs a little better leader that gives her time to place her tush on the ground, but she did a perfect job as always, and placed as number 4 (of 24) with 190/200 points and her 3rd consecutive 1.prize with 190+ points. She gained her first rally obedience title RL1 and is now known as BH RL1 D’ Isolde von de Drift. From what I know, Sheriff is the first ridgeback, and Isi the first Airedale in Norway qualifying for the norwegian RL1 title (NKK opened for rally and obedience title registrations from 1.1.2015). 

Nixon, who just turned 1 year old, attended his first official obedience competition ever with his owner Bente, and they did a great job in class 1! He was so calm and focused outside the ring, even tough it was a lot of noice and barking from the other dogs, a lot of people and it was inside a sport hall. There was a lot of new impressions that stole his focus a couple of time during their round, but they managed to get 161 points and was placed as number 14 in the class. Given that Nixon is so young and in the middle of his puberty, he did great and I am sure we will see a lot more of him in the future 🙂

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2017-05-07T21:08:08+00:00 March 8th, 2015|News 2015|

Rally obedience success for Sheriff and Isi

2017-05-07T22:08:36+00:00 March 7th, 2015|News 2015|

I had entered Sheriff and Isi for another rally obedience class 1 competition, and they once more made me so proud of them! Judge was Hilde Nysether at Drammen Hundefestival in Mjøndalshallen, and there was 29 entries in class 1.

Sheriff was first out, and we had great flow and contact when we did our round. I feel so lucky, having an older dog that stills enjoys working and competing! He wagged his tail troughout the round, and was rewarded with 196 points, and thus bronze mark, direct promotion to next class and was placed as number 3 of 29 entries!! This was also the second leg toward the official title RL1. 

Isi did great as always, and we actually had no faults! However, she was a little exited in the beginning, and did not sit compleeetely down on the ground in the 1-2-3 steps, and it cost us 10 points. If not, she would have 200 points again 🙂 We got 190 points, bronze mark, direct promotion to next class and was placed as number 7 of 29 entries. This was also the second leg toward the official title RL1. 

 

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2017-05-07T22:08:36+00:00 March 7th, 2015|News 2015|

New photos of Olaf

2017-05-07T22:12:57+00:00 February 20th, 2015|News 2015|

I have gotten some photos of Olaf, taken on the roof of the Norwegian Opera building in Oslo Centrum. Olaf is a sweet and happy boy, and he is the boy edition of our own Ninja 🙂

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2017-05-07T22:12:57+00:00 February 20th, 2015|News 2015|

Happy 1 year birthday to our B-litter!

2017-05-08T06:42:27+00:00 February 18th, 2015|News 2015|

Our B-litter celebrates their 1 year birthday today, happy birthday! 🙂 The time has flewn by, and I can’t believe it’s been 1 year already. The “pups” are doing great, bringing both tears and joys to their owners, like it should be 😉 

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2017-05-08T06:42:27+00:00 February 18th, 2015|News 2015|

Isi and Sheriff at Rally Obedience

2017-05-08T06:42:45+00:00 February 14th, 2015|News 2015|

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! 

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2017-05-08T06:42:45+00:00 February 14th, 2015|News 2015|

Ninja and Olaf on playdate

2017-05-08T06:42:59+00:00 February 12th, 2015|News 2015|

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

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2017-05-08T06:42:59+00:00 February 12th, 2015|News 2015|

Nordic dog — dog gear for frozen dogs

2017-05-08T06:43:54+00:00 February 5th, 2015|News 2015|

Trine, who is owned by Juba from our A-litter have many good ideas and are somewhat a Gyro Gearloose Laughing 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. 

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2017-05-08T06:43:54+00:00 February 5th, 2015|News 2015|

National show in Letohallen

2017-05-08T06:44:19+00:00 January 25th, 2015|News 2015|

Today Kiito, Ted and Nicki had their show debut in puppy class (6-9 months) and Nixon had his show debut in junior class. Ted and Kiito was placed as 2 and 4 in their class, and Nicki was placed as number 3. Nixon received a Very good, and the judge said he had the best head of the junior males, but needed more routine in the ring. They all behaved very well to be first time for both dogs and owners, and I am very happy that none of the dogs had problems with being touched by the judge. They were happy, curious and focused on their owners, and I couldn’t be happier! Critique and photos from the show can bee seen on their own pages. 

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2017-05-08T06:44:19+00:00 January 25th, 2015|News 2015|

Ninja soon 7 months old

2017-05-08T06:46:01+00:00 January 23rd, 2015|News 2015|

Our C-litter is 7 months old in 2 days, and in just 2 months they are juniors, and can start rally obedience competitions and enter official classes on shows. Where have the time gone!? This means that our sweet girl Ninja is not just a little baby anymore, but are growing up. She will probably always be my little baby, and she is still such a funny, playful, naughty sweet little girl. I took some photos of her the other day, and she is beginning to develop into a little lady 🙂

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2017-05-08T06:46:01+00:00 January 23rd, 2015|News 2015|

Ridgebacks in winter wonderland and knitted sweaters

2017-05-08T06:46:28+00:00 January 22nd, 2015|News 2015|

The winter has come to Norway and the last weeks we have gotten a lot of snow in most parts of Norway. I have gotten some photos of Lucky and Atlas in Bergen, playing and having fun together in the snow. I have also gotten a photo of sweet Crazy, with her adorable ridge on her nose 🙂 My mother has become an expert in knitting wool sweaters for dogs, and several Wayosies have ordered their own sweater, pictured here Fia, Lillebror, Nicki, Ninja and Nixon

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2017-05-08T06:46:28+00:00 January 22nd, 2015|News 2015|

Kennel get-together

2017-05-08T07:00:40+00:00 January 11th, 2015|News 2015|

This weekend we had a lovely kennel get-together in Drammen Dog Park, an inside training hall for dogs with artificial grass and nice temperature. We joined with our three dogs Isi, Ninja and Sheriff, as well as Kiwi. From the A-litter Juba and Kani attended, from the B-litter Nixon, Buddy and Fia, and from the C-litter Nicki, Poppy, Lillebror and Kiito. A total of 13 dogs, and we enjoyed ourselves with some agility and rally-obedience, as well as just being social and drinking coffe 🙂 In the evening we ate dinner at a nice restaurant, and it was nice to be social without the dogs also.

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2017-05-08T07:00:40+00:00 January 11th, 2015|News 2015|

Updates from Atlas

2017-05-08T07:04:30+00:00 January 10th, 2015|News 2015|

We recieved some new photos of Wayosi Cannonball ~ Atlas, and I am delighted to see what a stunning boy he is developing into, and hear what a wonderful young man he has become. He is just like one would expect at that age, and have his positive and negative sides 😉 More photos here

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2017-05-08T07:04:30+00:00 January 10th, 2015|News 2015|

Greetings from Maggie

2017-05-08T07:05:01+00:00 January 3rd, 2015|News 2015|
Maggie has spent her christmas holidays south in Sweden, and her owner Hanna took some new photos of Maggie and her “big sis” Disa. Maggie has recovered really well after her litter, and one can hardly tell she has ever had puppies. She has also gained both weight and muscles, and Maggie’s constant snooping in the kitchen during christmas might have something to do with it 🙂 More photos can be seen here

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2017-05-08T07:05:01+00:00 January 3rd, 2015|News 2015|

Wonderful son of Sheriff, Sabaku Inus Chikako of Sheriff ~ Kiiro

2017-05-08T07:05:49+00:00 December 31st, 2014|News 2014|

When I was in Stockholm earlier in December, I was thrilled to meet Sheriff’s livernosed son Kiiro (Sabaku Inus Chikako of Sheriff) again, and his sister Akira (Sabaku Inus Chokoreto of Sheriff) for the first time. See some more photos of Kiiro and Akira here. He has such a wonderful personality, and a superb mentality to go with it. And in addition, he is good looking also, and moves wonderfully. I can’t wait to see what the future has to hold for this wonderful boy, and I am so happy to see yet another stunning livernosed male after Sheriff! This litter gave a bunch of happy, playful and easy going dogs, and I am happy that also the x-ray results came back excellent, as well as the overall health.

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2017-05-08T07:05:49+00:00 December 31st, 2014|News 2014|

Ninja at puppy show, and some winter activities

2017-05-08T07:06:26+00:00 December 29th, 2014|News 2014|

This weekend we attended this years last show, and Ninja got to have her second start in puppy class. As she turned 6 months old on December 26, she got to start in 6-9 months puppy class. She became 2nd in the class, and do we need to say it was only 2 puppies entered in the class? 😉 Anyhow, she behaved perfect, stood like a statue while the judge was looking at her teeth and feeling over her, and thought everything was just funny. Do I need to say I am very proud of my little princess? 🙂 She is just legs right now, and are quite high in the rear. Not the prettiest age, so I am anxious to see how she will develop the next months! And I hope her head will grow into those big ears of her!  😉

After the puppy show we went to the dog club where we had a fire, ate hotdogs and had a “christmas gift field search” for the dogs. It was Ninja’s first time, and she was completely clueless what to do. My bad 😉 But Isi, despite never had done it before (my bad again…) as always thought fetching was funny. Sheriff got to stay in the car, because he was freezing on his paws. At home I had to take some new photos of my little pack, and I actually think this is the first photo I have of them together! 

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2017-05-08T07:06:26+00:00 December 29th, 2014|News 2014|

Merry Christmas from the Wayosies

2017-05-08T07:07:03+00:00 December 24th, 2014|News 2014|

Today at christmas morning we met up with Fia, Buddy and Nicki and went for a lovely walk. The dogs are now happy and tired, and ready for the christmas celebrations. Wayosi monsters are now ready to celebrate christmas with their familys, and we wish everyone a wonderful Christmas celebration 🙂

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2017-05-08T07:07:03+00:00 December 24th, 2014|News 2014|

Nixon 10 months old

2017-05-08T07:07:37+00:00 December 21st, 2014|News 2014|

We had a very nice visit from Nixon (Wayosi Baby Can’t Drive) and his family last weekend, and I took the oportunity to take some photos of him. He is, just like his brother and sisters from our B-litter, a social, happy and kind dog and they all have similarities from both their mother and father. In january we are having a kennel get-together and I can’t wait to meet them all again.

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2017-05-08T07:07:37+00:00 December 21st, 2014|News 2014|

Visiting Maggie in Stockholm

2017-05-08T07:08:00+00:00 December 20th, 2014|News 2014|

Ninja and I packed our car and went to Stockholm to visit Ninja’s mother Maggie and her owner Hanna last weekend. We had a great weekend filled with wonderful dogs and people, and I can’t wait untill we meet them all again!

On friday we first met up with Ninja’s cousin Anzantra Grim Nansison “Grim” (Wayosi Anything But Ordinary and Anzantra Nansi Namibia) and his owner and breeder Helena. Such a wonderful looking male with the sweetest temper! Can’t wait to see how he develops! On the evening, Ninja’s sister Crazy and her lovely family came for a visit, and it was so lovely to see them again.

On saturday we first went to Stockholm International Show, and did a little shopping and got to watch all the lovely dogs in the ring. On the afternoon we went to the “dog islands” outside of the city together with Linda and her dogs Keaton (Djungelkattens K-Nineridged Keaton) and Brun (That’s Obvious Absolut The Best) and Ninja got to meet a lot of other dogs. In the beginning she was not so comfortable with all the strange and big dogs, but after a while she was all over the place 🙂 I made sure to take some stacked photos of Maggie, and I just love the way she have matured during the last year, and after her puppies. She looks lovely, well done Hanna! 

On Sunday we went for some indoor obedience training before we headed home. I don’t have any photos from the training, because Ninja ate my cameras memory card the other day, with all the photos on it 😉 But luckily I had already saved the other photos taken that weekend, which can be seen HERE.

 
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2017-05-08T07:08:00+00:00 December 20th, 2014|News 2014|

Planned Rhodesian Ridgeback litter for 2015

2017-05-08T07:09:56+00:00 December 18th, 2014|News 2014|

Our sweet Kiwi will have her third and last litter spring 2015, and we are looking forward to hopefully have the house filled with little Wayosi monsters again. Kiwi is 6,5 years old, and we have done a full health check up on her, prior to deciding if we were going to mate her again or not. She was found to be as healthy as can be, and we are happy to see that she is in a great condition after her two first litters. She is getting better and better with age, and she is still happy, playful and enjoys life to the fullest. At the time being she is flying to France with her co-owners, and are enjoying the french vineyards in her christmas holidays. We are hoping for some photo updates eventually 🙂  Information about the male will be published eventually, so stay tuned! We are very exited about this combo, and are hoping this will give us possibilities for the future also. 

There have already been quite some interest in this combination, but we always welcome puppy buyers who fulfill our requirements and that will give a puppy from us the best life possible. Please contact us if you would like to know more about us or the planned litter, or would ask to be placed on our waiting list.

 
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2017-05-08T07:09:56+00:00 December 18th, 2014|News 2014|

Nixon received obedience bronze mark diploma

2017-05-08T07:11:34+00:00 December 9th, 2014|News 2014|

Nixon (Wayosi Baby Can’t Drive) and his owner Bente entered obedience bronze mark competition today, and they received 154,5 points of 180 with good points in all moments. This means that they gained Obedience bronze mark diploma (equivalent to Obedience class 0). Nixon is only 9 months old, and there are a lot of things happening in his body these days. But they made it anyhow, and I am so proud of them both and hope to see more of them in the obedience ring in the future! 🙂 Big congrats Bente, Nixon and family! 

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2017-05-08T07:11:34+00:00 December 9th, 2014|News 2014|

A little get-together

2017-05-08T07:11:57+00:00 December 8th, 2014|News 2014|
We had a little get-together at the golf course on Losby with Ninja, Poppy and Nicki Sunday morning, and on the afternoon we met up with Kiwi and her daughter Fia. The dogs was happy to run on the large gras fields. Sheriff also joined us, even though he managed to hide from the camera’s. I also got a photo of Ted relaxing, what a cool guy he is 🙂
 
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2017-05-08T07:11:57+00:00 December 8th, 2014|News 2014|

Wayosies photo update

2017-05-08T09:00:29+00:00 December 5th, 2014|News 2014|

I have recieved some photos of several Wayosies, both small and large and I am happy to see that everyone is happy, healthy and being good companions for their owners. We are enjoying every day with Ninja, and especially Isi loves to have someone to play with, cuddle with and play tug of war with. Sheriff is still not sure if the whole puppy-thing is such a good idea, but some days he for a short second almost plays with her. So eventually I think he will be just as happy about Ninja, as he is about his little princess Isi 🙂 Børge and Ninja have completed puppy class, and she seems very promising as my new working ridgeback. But at this age environmental training is also extremely important, so we try to take her to the city, going by trains, relaxing at the buss terminal during rush hours etc. Just like I did with the other dogs when they were small. Looking good so far 🙂

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2017-05-08T09:00:29+00:00 December 5th, 2014|News 2014|

C-litter 5 months old

2017-05-08T09:00:42+00:00 November 27th, 2014|News 2014|
Our C-litter turned 5 months old yesterday, and it’s hard to believe how fast the time is flying! Now most of the pups have lost their teeth, and gotten new and stronger teeth. They are now weighing between 20 and 28 kilos, with the largest boys being in lead. Most of them have started second puppy class, and they are doing great! They are sweet and lovable puppies, but from time to time the little monsters in them show of quite well 😉 We are planning a kennel get-togehter in January, and I hope to see as many as possible then 🙂 I have stolen a couple of photos from Facebook..
Our own little keeper Ninja are also doing great, and she is a very clever little puppy, and so far she is fulfilling all my hopes and wishes for a new puppy. She is an eager worker, and learns very fast. We have already been training for a while, and at the moment we are focusing on heal, stay, down and fetching , which is going great, and she just loves it! I hope she will walk in the steps of her mother, grandfather and the rest of the 5 generations of working ridgebacks that are in her pedigree!   
 
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2017-05-08T09:00:42+00:00 November 27th, 2014|News 2014|

Sheriff Norwegian Veteran Winner 2014

2017-05-08T09:01:00+00:00 November 15th, 2014|News 2014|
Norwegian and Nordic Winner Show 2014 was held at Lillestrøm Trade Fairs this weekend, and I had entered Kiwi and Sheriff both days. We had a great time meeting new and old friends and ridgeback enthusiasts and the dogs was happy and satisfied by attending this “meat ball circus” 🙂 I am especially proud of 9,5 year old Sheriff, which won the veteran class with champion quality at the Norwegian Winner Show, giving him the new title Norwegian Veteran Winner 2014. In addition he was placed as Best Male 4, with a breed entry of 80! 4 weeks ago he removed his spleen in an acute splenectomy, but he has had a quick recovery and he is in a very good condition. I am a proud owner of such a wonderful veteran! ❤️
 
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2017-05-08T09:01:00+00:00 November 15th, 2014|News 2014|

B-litter get-together

2017-05-08T09:05:04+00:00 November 9th, 2014|News 2014|
The “puppies” from our B-litter are now 8 months old and are starting to become young adults. I guess they have more or less reached their adult height by now, but still have some maturing to do in mass. Nixon and Buddy are both big boys, probably in the top range of the standard, while little Fia at the time being would fit perfectly in the Airedale standard 😉 She is probably not more than 55 cm, and weighing just about 24 kg. She was the smallest one in the litter when she was born, weighing only 250 grams while the other pups weighed around 500 grams. But she was a fighter, and without much help from us, she fought her way to the food and gained weight. But she never reached the others, and it seems she will just be a little girl. But what she doesn’t have in size, she compensate in personality 😉 We had a great get-together in the forest, where mum Kiwi also joined. She was as always happy to see her puppies, and was so gentle and at the same time very clear about who’s still in charge. More photos can be seen here

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2017-05-08T09:05:04+00:00 November 9th, 2014|News 2014|

A little playdate with Lillebror and Kani

2017-05-08T09:07:44+00:00 November 8th, 2014|News 2014|
Ninja, Isi and I met up with Lillebror and Kani. Ninja and Lillebror had not seen each other since they were 9 weeks old, and they played happily together. We tried to take some nice photos of Kani and Isi, but the little rascals destroyed the moments by interupting and photo bombing the photo 😉 More photos here

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2017-05-08T09:07:44+00:00 November 8th, 2014|News 2014|

Puppy meeting with the C-litter

2017-05-08T09:11:40+00:00 November 3rd, 2014|News 2014|
Yesterday we had a small meeting with some of the C-litter pups with walk in the forrest and a campfire. Poppy, Ted, Nicki and Ninja attended, and even if it was raining a bit, we still had a great time, and the pups got to run and play. See photos of the pups below, except for Nicki because her photos didn’t turn out at all this time 😉

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2017-05-08T09:11:40+00:00 November 3rd, 2014|News 2014|

Isi debut in rally and Ninja attend her first puppy show

2017-05-08T09:12:17+00:00 November 2nd, 2014|News 2014|
Last weekend I had signed Isi up for her debut in rally obedience class 1 (beginners class). There was 37 contestants in our class, and we ended up as 11/37 with 185/200 points and first leg for class 2. I haven’t trained a lot with Isi lately, so she was not as good as I know she can be. But this made me want to compete more in 2015, hopefully collecting a few rally titles. This weekend Ninja attended her first puppy show, 4-6 months old. It was her first time for many things.. First time inside a hall, first time with so many unknown dogs around, first time in the ring and first time with a unknown person feeling through her. But she really amazed me, being so cool and so concentrated from beginning to end. She stood like a statue in front of the judge, and was happy and comfortable. She got a nice critique, and was placed as number 2 behind lovely Blondie. 

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2017-05-08T09:12:17+00:00 November 2nd, 2014|News 2014|

B-litter already 8 months old

2017-05-08T09:12:32+00:00 October 30th, 2014|News 2014|
The B-litter have turned 8 months old, and before we know it they are 1 year old! They are doing fine, and just like expected, the hormones are kicking in as they start to enter first puberty. They are kind and social dogs, unafraid and curious. They like to work for a treat, and they have completed several obedience classes already. Some of them are very likely to be seen in the rally obedience ring next year 🙂

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2017-05-08T09:12:32+00:00 October 30th, 2014|News 2014|

Sheriff recovering well after splenectomy

2017-05-08T09:12:43+00:00 October 29th, 2014|News 2015|

10 days ago Sheriff suddenly got very ill and he had to undergo a urgent splenectomy, were his entire spleen was removed. The vets found a tumor with the size of a tennis ball in his spleen, which had ruptured and bled into his abdomen. Even though he lost a lot of blood during the bleed and the surgery, he quickly recovered. The tumor was looked at by my kind co-worker pathologist Arkadi, and luckily it was “just” a hematoma, which is a benign accumulation of pooled blood. We also did a complete blood test panel, which came back as perfectly normal. Not even one parameter was abnormal, showing us that he probably is in good health otherwise. The irony is that we had a routine senior checkup on him the day before, and he was found perfectly healthy. 18 hours later he was lying on the operating table and we were crossing our fingers that he would survive. Luckily we have the best vet which did a great job with him, as always. The reason for the hematoma on the spleen is unknown, but the pathologist said it could be some kind of trauma. I don’t know what kind of trauma that could be, but the only thing I remember is that the clumsy, crazy old man got a fractured rib earlier this summer when running hard into the sharp corner of a bench. We will probably never know, and we are crossing our fingers that he doesn’t get any complications. We would very much like to have him with us for several more years. Luckily he is in a very good condition for his age, and that is probably also why the recovery went so well. 

We have had our challenges by keeping this active 9,5 year old on his 4 legs, not jumping around as he use to, and now I am happy to say that he is doing great and seems to be as healthy as can be, everything taken into consideration. He is back stealing food and being his mischief self, and somehow he is even more hungry. I did not think that it was possible 😉

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2017-05-08T09:12:43+00:00 October 29th, 2014|News 2015|

More C-litter updates

2017-05-08T09:12:54+00:00 October 27th, 2014|News 2014|
I have updated the C-litter photoalbums here and there, wich can be seen on their individual pages. The pups are doing good, and almost everyone have started new puppy classes, after having the first 6 puppy classes with us. They have started to loose their teeth, and most of them have gotten several new and big teeth. The pups are social and happy pups, bites like pups do, chew on stuff and gives their owners grey hairs. Luckily they are very cute when they sleep 😉

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2017-05-08T09:12:54+00:00 October 27th, 2014|News 2014|

Updates from Lucky and Atlas

2017-05-08T09:13:12+00:00 October 26th, 2014|News 2014|
Two of our C-litter puppies, Wayosi Cannonball ~ Atlas and Wayosi Constant Motion ~ Lucky, resides in Bergen, wich is in the far west of Norway. Therefore we don’t get to see them as often as their siblings in our area and I am sorry for that. Thats’s why it is wonderful to see that they can meet up and have a small get together 🙂 Some more photos can bee seen here. They are both developing nicely both mentally and fysically, and I am hapy to learn that they are kind and wellbehaved pups, besides a little mischief every now and then 🙂

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2017-05-08T09:13:12+00:00 October 26th, 2014|News 2014|

Backpacker dogs

2017-05-25T18:54:56+00:00 October 14th, 2014|News 2014|
When you are a little puppy, long walks could be tiresome. Then it’s good to sit in the backpack for a while 🙂 Also a photo of Ninja and Isi, the two new best friends.

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2017-05-25T18:54:56+00:00 October 14th, 2014|News 2014|

Maggie got another rally-O title!

2017-05-25T18:55:33+00:00 October 11th, 2014|News 2014|
A big big congratulations to Hanna and Maggie with their 3rd consecutive qualified round in Rally Obedience Graduate class (class 2), and thus giving them a new title – RLDF to put in front of Maggie’s name, Her full name is now RLDN RLDF Wayosi A Kind Of Magic. This with Maggie’s first litter being just 3 months old, and all rounds within the last month! I’m so proud of you both, your’e the best team!
2017-05-25T18:55:33+00:00 October 11th, 2014|News 2014|

A small kennel get-together

2017-05-25T18:58:04+00:00 October 6th, 2014|News 2014|
Yesterday we had a little Wayosi get-together and a total of 7 dogs had a very nice walk among other people and dogs in Østmarka. It is always so nice to meet up again, and I am looking forward to next time! 🙂

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2017-05-25T18:58:04+00:00 October 6th, 2014|News 2014|

Maggie is back in business!

2017-05-26T03:27:56+00:00 October 2nd, 2014|News 2014|
With her 10 puppies being only 12 weeks old, Maggie is back in business and have had 2 starts in rally obedience graduate class (class 2) and both times with qualified result – and thus 2 legs for her RLDF title! Only one more qualified result to go! Big congratulations to Hanna and Maggie, and also a big congratulation to Maggies “big sister” Disa with her nwe title RLDF. We are very proud of you! 🙂

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2017-05-26T03:27:56+00:00 October 2nd, 2014|News 2014|

Updates on the C-litter

2017-05-26T03:28:32+00:00 September 18th, 2014|News 2014|
Our C-litter is 12 weeks old today, and so far everyone is doing great. There has been times where their owners have threatened to send them back, but luckily the good times overshadows the bad 😉 The little ones have settled in nicely in their new homes, most of them have started puppy classes either with me or where they live, and they are good students. 
I have updated their photo albums here and there, and have been snooping around on facebook after some photos 🙂
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2017-05-26T03:28:32+00:00 September 18th, 2014|News 2014|

Time to leave the nest

2017-05-26T03:31:57+00:00 September 6th, 2014|News 2014|
The puppies are 10 weeks old now, and during the last 3 weeks they have moved to their new homes. We have kept Ninja ourself, Lucky and Atlas have moved to Bergen (west in Norway), Crazy have moved to Uppsala (Sweden), Lillebror to Sandefjord (2 hours from us) and Kiito, Poppy, Nicki, Olaf and Ted are living close to us. We have already started puppy class for the pups living close by, and the ones living far away have started their training as well. The reports from the owners have been very good, and they are reporting about curious, social, kind and balanced puppies, with just a little naughtiness in between 🙂 We wish all the new owners all the best with their new Wayosi monsters 🙂
 
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2017-05-26T03:31:57+00:00 September 6th, 2014|News 2014|

Introducing our new pack member!

2017-05-26T03:34:47+00:00 September 2nd, 2014|News 2014|
We are proud to introduce our newest pack member from our C-litter! Miss Red was the one who had to stay, and she will be called Ninja while her pedigree name is Wayosi Chattahoochee. She is named after one of my favorite country songs, and her call name seems to suit her personality 🙂 She had that special something from the moment she was born, and during the 8 weeks with her, the connection was just to strong to let her go. She is a curious and cool puppy, scared of nothing and with that special dignity. We feel that she fits our family and pack perfectly, and can’t wait to see how she develops.
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2017-05-26T03:34:47+00:00 September 2nd, 2014|News 2014|

Hektor’s first litter is here

2017-05-26T03:56:12+00:00 July 11th, 2014|News 2014|
Wayosi Anything But Ordinary ~ Hektor have sired his first litter! The dam is Anzantras Nansi Namibia at kennel Anzantra in Sweden, and she gave birth to 11 puppies June 23, 2014. See more information about the litter on Hektor’s page and at Anzantra’s website. I am a very proud breeder of Hektor, as he is a mentally excellent dog, wrapped in a very nice exterior. I look forward to see this litter grow up, and I am sure these pups will be both beautiful and have a very good mentality 🙂
 
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2017-05-26T03:56:12+00:00 July 11th, 2014|News 2014|

Happy 3rd birthday to our A-litter!

2017-05-26T03:57:06+00:00 July 9th, 2014|News 2014|
Our A-litter is 3 years old today, happy birthday to you all! I am happy to say that we still have everyone with us, and (nock on wood) no-one have been sick or had any health issues at all. So far very healthy dogs. I hope I can say the same in 3 years time 🙂 I hope everyone gets spoiled today!
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2017-05-26T03:57:06+00:00 July 9th, 2014|News 2014|

The C-litter is here!

2017-05-26T03:59:34+00:00 June 29th, 2014|News 2014|
The C-litter was born June 26 and June 27, 2014 and in the puppy box we now have 10 wonderful puppies. There are 5 females and 5 males. Maggie did a fantastic job delivering the pups, and all pups was delivered without any complications in about 7 hours time. All puppies are at this point strong and healthy, and have already gained a lot of weight. Maggie is a wonderful and caring mother, and enjoys her little wonders. The boys have collars with the colors blue (ridgeless), green (kinked tail), grey (correct), black (ridgeless) and brown (correct), while the females have collars with the colors red (correct), yellow (correct), purple (correct), orange (ridgeless) and pink (ridgeless). More photos can bee seen here, and will be updated more often than the puppy blog. 
 
We have some available puppies, so if you are interested in one of these puppies you are welcome to contact us by mail (mona(at)wayosi.no) or by telephone +47 95838587. 
 
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2017-05-26T03:59:34+00:00 June 29th, 2014|News 2014|

Wayosi Beautiful Monster ~ Fia

2017-06-09T09:17:49+00:00 March 28th, 2014|News|
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DATA

From our B-litter 2014 (Miss Pink)
Breed: Rhodesian Ridgeback
Born: 18/2-2014
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Owner: Kennel Wayosi / Tone Nyberg and Lars Løkstad – Lørenskog, Norway
Height: 59 cm    Weight: 26 kg
Hips: A/A    Elbows:  0/0    Eyes: TBA    
LTV1 (mildly abnormal lumbosacral structure)    SP0 – normal (unofficial)    VA0 – normal (unofficial)
DM (SOD1): free by parentage    D-locus: free by parentage
B-locus: B/b (liver nose carrier)
EOAD: free by parentage

PHOTOS

Adult (album 1)
Working
 
SHOWS
Photos
 
 
Fia was the smalles in the litter, weighing half of what the others did. But she showed right from the start that she was a little fighter and during the 8 weeks in the puppy-box we learned that size doesn’t matter. Especially when it comes to Fia 😉 She growls and barks when she doesn’t get her will, and are trotting around with an happy and unafraid attitude. We are looking forward to see what the future will bring for this little girl! 
 

ACHIEVEMENTS

– NKK’s obedience mark in bronze
 

MENTALITY

Despite being a small size girl, Fia doesn’t put anything between. She is a happy and unafraid dog, that lives life to the fullest. She loves to train, and I hope we will see her in obedience competitions in the future, as well as other dog sports. 
Mentality test (MT) october 2015, at the age of 19 months. MT-protocol (link) Video (link).
Behaviour and personality test (BPH) May 22 2016, age 27 months. BPH protocol, video.
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HEALTH

Fia comes from very healthy bloodlines, with a good statistic regarding HD and ED. 
 

PEDIGREE 

 
Sire
Inanda Mellberg Athol Aramis By U
MULTICH INTCH DEVDHCH CHCH
Glenaffric Ulanyo of Zuritamu
RSACH

Usakose The Boy From Oz At Roodedraai
AUST CH
Caprivi Gun O Mfumo
AUST CH
Usakose Town Temtress
RSACH

Entle Neliswa Of Glenaffric
 
Roodedraai Metzimetzi
 
 
Chibuluma Bongayo Of Entle
 
SVCH
Inanda Mellberg Fleur de Cap
BECH DECH INTCH LUCH VDHCH

Heshima Ya Kimba Energy of Red
USA CH
Karoskloof Bayezana Naka
CH
Heshima Ya Kimba Chakanyuka
Lionesque Clementine
ZACH ZWCH
Rekaylahn Jabulisa Of Clachan
 
Clachan Aleca
 
Dam
S N UCH
Tappinskis Peach and Passion
INTCH NORD FIN N S DK EE UCH 
Mankoyas Great Gambo
FI V-00 FI UCH WW-00 US CH
Ikimba Shadyridge Okoa
ZA CH
Apalachee Umquolo Of Pronkberg
    
Dahari Dafina
NORD UCH
Mankoya’s Claudia
SE UCH NO UCH
Dark Red Dreams Fudo-Daruma
 
SE UCH
Parih’s Eileen-Phoébe
Tappinskis Obax Onaedo
SE UCH NO UCH
Amageba’s Ekevu Shangi
DK UCH NO UCH
Caraen Afri Shaman
NO UCH
Amageba’s Aziwa N’Kosanyana
SE UCH
Oppigården’s Lysa
SE UCH
Alfalyans Ensån Lever (l)
SE VCH SE UCH
Oppigården’s Endast Elin
2017-06-09T09:17:49+00:00 March 28th, 2014|News|

Norwegian Winner Show 2011

2017-08-03T16:38:58+00:00 February 18th, 2012|News|
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Kuzonga’s Cheriff Excellent, CQ, 4th winner in Champion Class and ended up as BEST MALE 4.
(Photo: Päivi Sormunen)
 
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Tappinskis Peach And Passion “KIWI” Excellent with champion quality in champion class.
 Considering that there are only 5 months since she gave birth to 10 puppies, and her tits and belly haven’t drawn up properly, I was very happy for this result! 🙂 The judge commented “happy and lively bitch”.
 
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D’ Isolde von de Drift “ISI” was awarded Very Good, and I am happy with our blue ribbon! Expertly handled by Julie Wilberg! The little girl is looking good, even though her coat and leg hairs was a little too short today. But we can’t do anything with those never-growing leg-hairs! 😉
 
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2017-08-03T16:38:58+00:00 February 18th, 2012|News|

Outside at home

2017-08-03T16:35:06+00:00 February 18th, 2012|News|
We have Iza living with us while my friend Kamilla is in the Alps on a race. Iza in one of my all time favorites, she is just such a happy, funny and kind dog! My dogs love her, and at the moment Sheriff is in totally love with her, and he thinks she smells like heaven.
 
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Is this the best way to impress the girls Sheriff?
 
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We went for a walk with the Skjønhaug family, who have little cutie Less.
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2017-08-03T16:35:06+00:00 February 18th, 2012|News|

Wire-bear test

2017-08-03T16:26:34+00:00 February 18th, 2012|News|
For a long time I have been very interested in the Ridgeback as a hunting dog, and also if it would be able to be used on search after bear, both as an hunting resource and to search for wounded bears. The number of bears is increasing in Norway and Sweden, and were we live there are a slight possibility to meet bear, or get close to it without knowing.
 
 The hunting association in our area arranged a test on what they call a “line-bear” (linebjørn på norsk). It is a bear-skin mounted on a line, and moves around and back and forward on the line. The bear-skin have the smell of predator (rovvilt) and the dogs act totally different around this smell, than they do on for example elk or horses etc. As the Rhodesian Ridgeback originally was bred to be a resource in hunting lions, I thought it would be interesting to se how they would react to the sight and smell of a bear. A dead bear, but it still have a lot of predator-smell, because the skin have been added smell regulary.
 
I don’t know how the lion-hunt actually took place, if the dogs were quiet and controlled the lion with a minimum of sound, or if they had a lot of sound and “irritated” the lion. As a bear-dog one would prefer a dog with little or no sound, with the courage to hold the animal at a distance, without being to bold or to get to close. A dog with a lot of sound and noise would more likely irritate the bear, and try to defend it self and get aggressive. Maybe it also would try to attack the dog that makes all that noise, and If the dog didn’t have all the courage it pretend it have, and hide behind the owner, guess who’s in trouble?? If the dog would get to close to the bear, it is a very high risk that the bear would kill it with one bite or with one hit by its paws.
 
It is also very good to know how your dog would behave around bear, if you suddenly was to meet a bear in the forrest. Would the dog bark and irritate the bear, would it have respect and be silent etc? It is very good to know how your dog would sound like in these situations. I experienced that it was easy to hear the difference in the bark in everyday life and when the dog faced a preditor.
 
 
First dog out was Sheriff. He was more occupied with peeing on top of the other dogs pee, than see what was around the next corner.. Suddenly he saw that there was something there.. He didn’t make a sound, he showed very much respect for the “animal” and moved around the bear at a distance on 4-5 meter to figure out was this was, and use the wind to get the smell of it. He solved everything about this himself, and didn’t even one time ask for my support. After a while he decided that the bear only “hung” there, and then he had one eye on the bear, and continued to pee where the other dogs had been. He never let his tail down, and showed that he was comfortable with the situation, he never wanted to run away, neither did he show aggression to the bear. When I approached the bear, Sheriff came right away and smelled on it’s coat. He showed that he had a lot of respect for the predator-smell, and handled the situation very very good.
 
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Next one up was Kiwi. She immediately started to smell and try to figure out was the smell was all about. When she saw the bear, she went strait towards it, with her tail held up and bristle, making no sound. She very quickly made contact with the bear, smelled at it and understood that this was a predator. She backed away from it, showing that she had respect but still had it under control. She started to smell around in the forest, keeping an eye on the bear, and she neither didn’t showed any fear, rather than respect for the predator. When I approached the bear, she checked it out with her constantly wagging tail, but still with respect. I was so surprised that she actually was more triggered by the predator-smell than Sheriff, and she really showed that she is not only beautiful, but a true Ridgeback.
The judge said that I could walk these dogs in forest with bears, without being afraid that they would irritate the bear. They wouldn’t’ run away, but carefully check it out, and keep on doing their own business with an half eye on the bear.
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As Isi kept one hell of a noise while the other dogs got to go in the forest, we decided that she also could give it a try. She started running around in the forest, having fun, and then she suddenly saw the bear. She ran away from it, placing her self on the highest point, were she had an good overview of the bear. She started to bark at it, showing both respect and fear, but as the time went by she started to show a little bit authority and one could se that she thought the whole thing was exiting and scary at the same time. When I approached the bear, she didn’t quite had the guts to come near it, but she stood there barking and looked angry! 🙂  Isi would easy irritate the hell out of the bear, so if I hear this kind of barking in the forest, I should be aware that suddenly a little Airedale terrier could come true the forest with one angry bear after her. When she barks like that, it wouldn’t care if she had all the courage in the world, because the bear would be angry. But if Isi were trained for this from she was a little puppy, she probably could make a very good bear-dog. She has the terrier-aggression in her and they also have been known to hunt predators as mountainlions. After this session she was probably 10 cm higher, and thought that she was the toughest little girl in the world. So she needed the self-esteem this gave her. Lets only hope there are no bears in the forest we track or search in! 🙂 Then I would be in trouble! 
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2017-08-03T16:26:34+00:00 February 18th, 2012|News|

New homepage and Kani’s back home

2017-08-03T09:33:05+00:00 February 17th, 2012|News 2012|
Welcome to our brand new homepage! All pages are not yet updated, but we are working on it! Please let us know if you are experiencing any strange “stuff”.
Our lovely livernose-boy Kani flunked out of guide-dog-school with flying colors! 🙂 Now he is back home with us, and time will show what the future brings. But we are so happy to have him back, he is the sweetest ridgeback-boy, and even daddy Sheriff loves him!
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2017-08-03T09:33:05+00:00 February 17th, 2012|News 2012|

30 January 2012

2017-08-03T09:08:43+00:00 January 30th, 2012|News 2012|
I have spend the weekend in Stockholm, attending SRRS’s lecture with Jan Gyllensten about “Our dogs mentality – in everydaylife and breeding” and stayed with Wayosi A Kind Of Magic “MAGGIE” and her owner Hanna. See pictures here. It was so nice to seeing them again, and Maggie is just the most lovely little girl – and appears just as crazy as I like them to bee! 😉 
   
2017-08-03T09:08:43+00:00 January 30th, 2012|News 2012|

27 January 2012

2017-08-03T09:09:04+00:00 January 27th, 2012|News 2012|
We are happy to introduce the sire of our planned Airedale Terrier litter this spring! The choosen one is Wilson von Erikson “BOR” and we are very pleased to get the oppurtunity to include him in our breeding-plans. Read more about the planned litter here.
Juba and her owners visited us last weekend, and we went for a lovely walk in the snowy forrest, and we also got to take some photos. See them here.

   
2017-08-03T09:09:04+00:00 January 27th, 2012|News 2012|

1 january 2012

2017-08-03T09:07:04+00:00 January 1st, 2012|News 2012|
We have recieved some new photos of our cutie Maggie! See them here.
We are sorry to inform that Sheriff’s girlfriend Fahari is not pregnant, and that all our work didn’t give us any puppies. But we have made some really nice acquaintances we don’t want to be without.

  
2017-08-03T09:07:04+00:00 January 1st, 2012|News 2012|