What's New With Our Dogs .....
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November 30, 2013 - The Rottweiler Club of Canada ran a Sanction Draft Test in Bragg Creek, this will allow the club to hold their own Draft tests in the future. I ran the test with Scotia and surprisingly, after many months of very little carting she did very very well and passed the test. This was our last big event of the year!
November 3, 2013 - Red Deer and District Kennel Club fall show, Scotia had a pretty good show weekend. We entered the obedience ring for the first time, and boy oh boy did she work like a dream and actually surprised me a little (since it was our 'let's see where we are at' experiment trial after all). She earned her first novice leg in the Novice B class by going High in Class with a 195.5! I was beyond pleased with her work!!
After that ring (and not much after I might add) we entered the conformation ring and Scotia went Winners Bitch and Best of Winners for another 2 points towards her Championship!!
October 5, 2013 - In Regina, Saskatchewan, once again Barb and Wicca out do themselves and earn their Draft Dog title the first time they tried! They have worked really really hard this year and now Wicca can add DD to her long list of titles :)
July 15, 2013 - Our very special girl, our foundation and our matriarch, Jewel, today turns 11 years old! Although she is slower on our walks and sleeps most of the day away, she is still the ruler of the roost and going really really well :) .... Love you always my girl
July 14, 2013 - With our own family busily moving into a larger house this summer, we were unfortunately unable to witness the bravery that was Barb entering into the Brace obedience ring with both Wicca and Brenna at the EKKOC show just outside of Calgary .... They apparently had quite the round! Good on Barb for doing this with the girls ....
June 2, 2013 - Our 'Dream' litter turns 7 today. Officially today, they made it to the veterans club! Have a great day little ones :)
May 31, 2013 - We ventured to Edmonton to participate in our very first Draft Dog test with Scotia. It was held in conjunction with the NACA dog show, and run fantastically by the Newfoundland Dog Fanciers of Alberta Club. Well I am happy to report that Scotia became our very first Draft Dog (DD) doing a great job on all three portions of the test! We started carting work in January, and her and I were both completely new to the sport but I can tell you any future dogs that come into our lives will learn to be hitched to a cart when it is age appropriate.
April 2, 2013 - We wish our very special very first litter, our 'Harry Potter' litter, who turn 8 today! We got some great pics of the lovely and smart Wicca with her two parents, Jewel (10.75 years old) and Caemon (13 years old) on April 12.
March 16, 2013 - APDT Rally Trials here in Calgary at Sit Happens!, although we personally missed another set of trials and miss it dearly (and hope to be entered in the fall), Barb and Wicca were there and had some great results from the weekend!!
Wicca finished off yet another title by earning a score of 205 (which also earned her a High in Class and High in Level 2A). This also means she earned an Award of Excellence with this title because her previous 2 level 2 scores were 201 and 207!!!
And as icing on the cake, she earned her first level 3 leg with a 203 and a High In Class!
Excellent work from this team once again!!!!
February 15, 2013 - We got the most excellent news today. Our Scotia's OFA results came back today and she is now FULLY health tested and cleared with her hip results coming back as EXCELLENT and her elbows NORMAL!!! WOO HOO!!! We will soon be announcing our upcoming breeding plans for Miss Scotia.
January 18-20, 2013 - Alberta Kennel Club show here in Calgary, Barb and Wicca finished their open obedience title (CDX) with a very respectable score of 187 to become Jewel's first advanced obedience titled offspring! We are so proud of this wonderful team!!
And despite not getting coming away with an further points towards her championship, Scotia did come away with her CGN title for the weekend! She did great, I was so pleased with her.
January 1, 2013 .... Yet another year has come and gone ... wow
Our annual yearly recap is here ....
Our personal dogs were unfortunately sidelined for a good portion of the year because we welcomed our own brand new skin kid, Jaxon, in June :)
But we did do a few shows before and after his birth, and at those shows, Ruckus ended up finishing his CDI title and his APDT rally level 1 title.
Scotia spent quite a bit of time learning a little herding and she also ended the show year doing 4 show days in Calgary and Red Deer and taking home the points on 3 of those 4 days earning half of her Canadian Championship.
Sadly, we ended 2012 losing our very first born puppy. Parker lived his whole 7.5 years loved by the Bergsteinsson family and right up the road from us. He lost his battle to the awful Ostersarcoma, which is so hard on this breed :( Godspeed Parker-Poo ....
New Year, new adventures .... stay tuned!!