News 2014

 

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

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

Ninja at puppy show, and some winter activities

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

Merry Christmas from the Wayosies

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

Nixon 10 months old

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

Visiting Maggie in Stockholm

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

Planned Rhodesian Ridgeback litter for 2015

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

Nixon received obedience bronze mark diploma

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

A little get-together

2017-05-08T07:11:57+00:00December 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+00:00December 8th, 2014|News 2014|

Wayosies photo update

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

C-litter 5 months old

2017-05-08T09:00:42+00:00November 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+00:00November 27th, 2014|News 2014|

Sheriff Norwegian Veteran Winner 2014

2017-05-08T09:01:00+00:00November 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+00:00November 15th, 2014|News 2014|

B-litter get-together

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

A little playdate with Lillebror and Kani

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

Puppy meeting with the C-litter

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

Isi debut in rally and Ninja attend her first puppy show

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

B-litter already 8 months old

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

More C-litter updates

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

Updates from Lucky and Atlas

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

Backpacker dogs

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

Maggie got another rally-O title!

2017-05-25T18:55:33+00:00October 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+00:00October 11th, 2014|News 2014|

A small kennel get-together

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

Maggie is back in business!

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

Updates on the C-litter

2017-05-26T03:28:32+00:00September 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+00:00September 18th, 2014|News 2014|

Time to leave the nest

2017-05-26T03:31:57+00:00September 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+00:00September 6th, 2014|News 2014|

Introducing our new pack member!

2017-05-26T03:34:47+00:00September 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+00:00September 2nd, 2014|News 2014|

Hektor’s first litter is here

2017-05-26T03:56:12+00:00July 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+00:00July 11th, 2014|News 2014|

Happy 3rd birthday to our A-litter!

2017-05-26T03:57:06+00:00July 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+00:00July 9th, 2014|News 2014|

The C-litter is here!

2017-05-26T03:59:34+00:00June 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+00:00June 29th, 2014|News 2014|

Puppy meeting with the B’s

2018-04-02T11:21:51+00:00June 24th, 2014|News 2014|
We had a very nice puppy meeting in Nixon’s garden, together with FiaBuddy and mommy Kiwi. The pups got to play and run, and we got to chat and barbeque. I think both pups and humans slept very well the foloowing night 🙂 The pups are 4 months old now, have entered their first puberty and starting to loose their teeth. They are switching between cute and lovable pups, and not so cute monsters. Just as it should be, and luckily it will be better by time. All 3 that are in the nearby of us have startet puppy class at dogschoolls, and the feedback are very good and the pups are behaving good and learning things very quickly. More photos can be seen here
 
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2018-04-02T11:21:51+00:00June 24th, 2014|News 2014|

Enjoying the summer

2018-04-02T11:24:52+00:00June 10th, 2014|News 2014|
While we are waiting for our C-litter to arrive in the end of June, we are enjoying the wonderful summer weather to the fullest! We are taking the dogs for a swim several times a week, to my favorite lake in the nearby, Abbortjern. Isi is such a good swimmer, and she just loves to throw herself in the water and fetch her toy. Yesterday Nixon joined us for a walk in the forrest and a stop at the lake. He was not afraid of the water, but wasn’t convinced it was a good idea to go to deep. But he went in to fetch his ball a couple of times, and with a little bit more training I think he will enjoy the water 🙂 See more photos here. His photo albums are also updated. We went to Stockholm this weekend to take Maggie home, but before we left we went to the beach to let the dogs take a swim. Maggie and Sheriff rather stayed on land, while Hanna’s other female Disa had a great time swimming in the lake. See more photos here. Maggie has settled in nicely and enjoys to lay on the grass in the sun, or in the shade under the pavilion. She is due in 18 days, and while we are waiting we are saving up energy 🙂
 
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2018-04-02T11:24:52+00:00June 10th, 2014|News 2014|

Finally back online!

2018-04-02T09:58:37+00:00June 2nd, 2014|News 2014|
I have had some struggle with the webiste for a while, due to problems during upgrade to a new server and a new version of the CMS tool. Due to this, the website have been unstable from time to time and I have not been able to update. But finally everything should be back on track, and hopefully also with some better solutions here and there. The website has been updated here and there with new photos of the pups from the B-litter, as well as some new photo albums of the other dogs. 
We have enjoyed the last weeks wonderful weather and spent quite a lot of time outside in the garden, or in the forrest taking a walk or a bath in the lakes. Fia have joined us a couple of time to learn to enjoy the water like auntie Isi, but she is not convinced yet 😉 Yesterday she was exhausted after spending the day with us, and by pushing the right photo below you can see how it looked liked when she came home 🙂 We are soon expecting our C-litter to be born, and I am driving to Stockholm next weekend to bring Maggie home. This will be a very special litter for us, and we cross fingers that the pregnancy and delivery will go smoothly. 
 
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2018-04-02T09:58:37+00:00June 2nd, 2014|News 2014|

Planned C-litter summer 2014

2018-04-02T11:33:13+00:00April 30th, 2014|News 2014|
We are planning our C-litter summer 2014 with our wonderful Maggie and the just as wonderful male Seke. Read more about the planned litter HERE. Maggie was mated with Seke 27th and 28th of April, and we are hoping for our C-litter to be born in the end of June. Ultrasound will be done in about 3 weeks time. Maggie and I travelled a couple of hours south of Stockholm to visit Seke, and we had two perfect harmonic matings. We enjoyed our stay in beautiful Västervik and I am so proud of Maggie who were calm and well behaved everywhere we went and was happy and curious with everything we did. Situations like this reminds me how amazing Maggie is 🙂
 
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2018-04-02T11:33:13+00:00April 30th, 2014|News 2014|

Isi passed the begleithundtest

2018-04-02T11:33:47+00:00April 29th, 2014|News 2014|
Isi and I have been training for the begleithundtest (ferdselsprøve – FP) wich is a obedience- and behaviortest within the IPO program (RIK). Wednesday last week was the D-day, and I am very happy to say that we passed the test! Isi did a great job, I did good and remembered the whole program without faults, and Isi can now put BH in front of her name 🙂
 
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2018-04-02T11:33:47+00:00April 29th, 2014|News 2014|

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2018-04-02T11:34:12+00:00April 19th, 2014|News 2014|
Wayosi A Kind Of Magic “Maggie” and sister Wayosi Anothr Sunny Day “Juno” met up with me in Stockholm, and I had to take some photos 😉
 
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2018-04-02T11:34:12+00:00April 19th, 2014|News 2014|

Molecular biology and genetics in dog breeding

2018-04-02T11:34:42+00:00April 2nd, 2014|News 2014|
One of the big advantages with a continuos development within molecular technology techniques and tools to deep dive into the genetic coding of DNA,  are the possibility to learn more about the genetic makeup of our breeding stock, and the possibility to breed with knowledge. The last couple of years we have had a massive increase in available genetic tests for different genetic health issues, and with the development of next generation sequencing, these kind of tests will increase in a drastic way, probably just in a few years. This new technique will give us the tools and possibilities to screen our breeding stock and find the genes that are involved in development of different inherited health issues. In rhodesian ridgeback we have had commercial tests available for several years to screen for different kind of color, DM (degenerative myelopathy) and bleeding disorders. Recently, a group of researchers at projectDOG in the US have sequenced the full genome of rhodesian ridgeback with EOAD (early onset adult deafness) and furthermore identified a set of mutations that are considered to be highly interesting for the development of EOAD. As I am more than average interested in molecular biology, as it is my profession, I decided to submit samples from Kiwi and Sheriff to the ongoing project, and I am happy that the results came back as “highly confidence: clear” for both of them. This means that Kiwi or Sheriff will never produce offspring with deafness caused by this mutation, and my A-litter are all clear.
 
However, I am not to concerned about dogs being carriers of genes that codes for different types of health issues, as no dogs (or humans for that matter) will be clear for all health issues. It’s been said that a dog in average carries 6 genes that codes for some kind of health issue, and exclusion of known carriers from breeding will only narrow our gene pool and in worst case induce more health issues, and also more severe health issues. Molecular biology and genetic screening will give breeders the possibility to breed with knowledge, and prevent producing affected individuals – without narrowing the gene pool. These tools will not give the answer for how to breed, but it will provide the breeders with information, that used WISELY could help improve the genetic health of the breed.
 
Another example of how the development of molecular biology will affect dog breeding in the future, is full genome sequencing and the use of known genetic markers to screen for a wide range of known health-issues. I submitted samples from Isi, Sheriff and Kiwi to a company in Finland named MyDogDNA, just because I was curious of what kind of information they could provide. I got the results back, and not surprisingly it wasn’t really that much information to get from it. All my dogs was simply clear for all 150 hereditary diseases the tests screened for. However, one should be aware that this does not mean that my dogs are not carrying any kind of hereditary diseases, because they most likely do. But many of these diseases are caused by breed specific mutations, and the genes have been found during breed specific studies. This simply mean that the mutation which are screened for in some breeds would not be the mutation that will generate that specific health issue in other breeds. But I think that within a couple of years, we will see a tremendous development within this area, and hopefully have a tool to help us breed healthier dogs. When this day comes, the breeders will have a new challenge in how to use the information these tests are generating, without narrowing our gene-pool and without loosing good old common sense. But I am sure looking forward to seeing what the future holds regarding the use of molecular biology and genetic testing in dog breeding.
 
 
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2018-04-02T11:34:42+00:00April 2nd, 2014|News 2014|

A lovely day for a kennel meeting

2018-04-02T10:01:30+00:00March 31st, 2014|News 2014|
Yesterday we had a lovely day when 5 of our A-litter pups and their owners met for a small kennel-meeting with a walk in the forrest followed by some puppy-cuddling with our B-litter. It was great seeing you all again, and it was wonderful to see how well the walk did, I don’t think I heard one single angry growl! Good dogs! The dogs who was joining our walk was Sheriff, Isi, Kiwi, Leon, Kani, Varga, Aragorn and Juba, as well as my sisters dog Millie. After the walk we drove back to our place were we spent hours outside in the sun cuddling with the puppies. Thank you all for coming 🙂 More photos here
 
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2018-04-02T10:01:30+00:00March 31st, 2014|News 2014|

Strängnäs international show

2018-04-02T11:52:35+00:00March 9th, 2014|News 2014|
Hanna and Maggie entered their first show of the year in Sweden today, at Strängnäs CACIB show. The judge was Leni Finne, and she rewarded Maggie with Excellent 3 in open class in tough competition. Well done Hanna and Maggie, we are proud of you! Critique here and photos here. Corona and Kiiro from Sheriff’s litter at Sabaku Inus was also entered and Kiiro charmed his way to Excellent 1 with CQ in junior class, and ended up as 4th best male. Way to go Pernilla and Kiiro! Yet another pup from Sheriff was entered, sweet Nephora from Dahidos kennel, and she won the working-/hunting class with Excellent and CQ. Congratulations to you all 🙂
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2018-04-02T11:52:35+00:00March 9th, 2014|News 2014|

The B-litter is here!

2018-04-02T09:58:21+00:00February 19th, 2014|News 2014|

We are proud to announce the safe arrival of our B-litter February 18, 2014. We have 5 wonderful puppies, 3 males and 2 females. One of the females are livernosed, the rest are blacknosed. All seems correct so far, and first check showed no dermoid sinus. The delivery was uncomplicated and took 4 hours. 4 of the puppies had birthweight around 500 grams, while the blacknosed female weighed only 250 gram. She seems quite strong, and we are giving her extra care and hope she will gain some more weight quickly. All pups have lovely colors and substance, and we are very exited to see them develop.

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2018-04-02T09:58:21+00:00February 19th, 2014|News 2014|

Guilty dogs…

2018-04-02T11:40:14+00:00February 15th, 2014|News 2014|

More than one time have I come home and been met by the most guilty looks and body language from my dogs. I found this video from YouTube hilarious, and I laugh loudly every time I see it. I also found some old photos of my biggest mischief Sheriff. Often the look gave him away before I saw the mess 😉 

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2018-04-02T11:40:14+00:00February 15th, 2014|News 2014|

Small photo update

2018-04-02T11:39:58+00:00February 13th, 2014|News 2014|

The other day I took some photos of Sheriff, and I am happy to see that he is aging with style! He is now 8 years and 7 months old, and still behaves like a young dog. I have a weak spot for that silly dog, and he is the only one of my dogs that have such control on me 😉 And for that I just love him dearly. I also took some new photos of our hairless airedale Isi, and both she and we loves her new haircut 😉 I took the liberty to steal a photo of Juno from Facebook, and I think it shows her personality very much. Silly little dog does every thing she know just to get a treat. And if it is to jump up on a small box were the paws nearly have space, so be it 🙂   

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2018-04-02T11:39:58+00:00February 13th, 2014|News 2014|

Been stealing on Facebook..

2018-04-02T09:52:59+00:00February 7th, 2014|News 2014|

Every now and then I find some nice photos of our A-litter “pups”, and then I steal them 😉 Hope you forgive me folks! While we are waiting for our B-litter, we must not forget the lovely dogs from our A-litter that I am so found of! 

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2018-04-02T09:52:59+00:00February 7th, 2014|News 2014|

While we are waiting for pups

2018-04-02T11:41:03+00:00February 2nd, 2014|News 2014|

I have really enjoyed the last weeks weather, with the perfect -5 °C and dry snow. The dogs have also enjoyed the wonderful weather, and especially Isi loves to be outside in the dry snow. Sheriff thinks it’s ok to go for walks, but I almost have to drag him by his collar to get him out to pee otherwise, in fear that I might lock him out for a while 😉 There are much focus on Kiwi these days, but Isi and Sheriff gets their share of pampering to 😉

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2018-04-02T11:41:03+00:00February 2nd, 2014|News 2014|

Newsflash of Isi

2018-04-02T11:41:20+00:00January 23rd, 2014|News 2014|

I recieved a text message from my mother, complaining about the lack of photos and updates of Isi on the homepage 😉 Isi is always around us, and I have to admit I don’t often think about take photos of our little goofy and sweet Airedale-princess! Before christmas she looked rather like a little bear with her long coat, and during christmas holidays I trimmed here completely down, trimming also her mustache and leg hair, giving her the look of a little puppy. I love this look, making it much easier after runs in the forrest, and snow will not attach to her coat. So I intend to keep her like this for a while, even though trimming experts would turn in their graves…

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2018-04-02T11:41:20+00:00January 23rd, 2014|News 2014|

Planned litter for Hektor

2018-04-02T11:41:46+00:00January 21st, 2014|News 2014|

I am happy to announce that Hektor will sire his first litter in 2014, at Kennel Anzantra in Sweden with the lovely female Anzantras Nansi Namibia. We are exited to see what Hektor and Nansi will produce, and I wish breeder Helena Sirén good luck with this litter. Thank you for your trust in Hektor 🙂

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2018-04-02T11:41:46+00:00January 21st, 2014|News 2014|

Maggie and friends

2018-04-02T11:42:05+00:00January 21st, 2014|News 2014|

I recieved some lovely photos of Maggie and her friends last weekend in the snowy sandpit. It is one big happy family with Maggie and Härja being halfsisters and Disa being Härja’s aunt. Confused? We to sometimes 😉 See more photos here. Maggie is the self-appointed queen bee in this company, because just like her mother and father, Maggie thinks that the world centers around her 😉 And that’s why we all love her! 

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2018-04-02T11:42:05+00:00January 21st, 2014|News 2014|

New shots of our “golden oldie”

2018-04-02T11:45:19+00:00January 5th, 2014|News 2014|

One day when the rain stopped for a couple of moments I took Sheriff and my camera outside, and got some new shots of our “golden oldie”, now 8,5 years old. He is starting to get some few grey hairs, but other than that he still acts like a puppy 🙂

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2018-04-02T11:45:19+00:00January 5th, 2014|News 2014|

Happy New Year

2018-04-02T11:45:37+00:00January 4th, 2014|News 2014|

There haven’t been much updates on this page lately, and that is because we simply did not have much to say 😉 It’s been a boring Norwegian fall and winter, much rain and no weather for photos. I have had quite a lot to do at work, and could take 14 days Christmas Holidays with good conscience. Now we welcome the new year, and looking forward to many new doggie adventures in 2014. 

With this we wish all of you a HAPPY NEW YEAR

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2018-04-02T11:45:37+00:00January 4th, 2014|News 2014|