We had some great achievements over the weekend in both the show and agility rings.
In Tasmania, Benni (Ch Armahani Heliodorr Hulivili (AI) ET) was awarded Runner Up Best in Group at the Combined Breeds Dog Club of Tasmania Championship Show.
In Canberra, Squiggle (Ch Neut Ch Armahani Diamond Dansut (AI) CCD RA ADX JDX SDX SPDX* GD HT ET JC WPD FMX) earned both her Strategic Pairs Dog Excellent, and Snooker Dog Excellent titles at the ACT Companion Dog Club Agility Trial
And in Melbourne, Leevi (Armahani Kunzite Kuutamo (AI) RA JD HT ET) earned another Jumping Dog Excellent quallie.
A great day for mother and daughter team Squiggle (Ch Neut Ch Armahani Diamond Dansut (AI) CCD RA ADX JDX SD SPD GD HT ET JC WPD FMX) and Slinky (Ch Armahani Iolite Ihana (AI) HT ET JC WPD) - pictured here in their back on track coats, no they aren't playing vampire dress ups - at the Goulburn agility trial.
Squiggle gained an Agility Dog Masters quallie with a 3rd place, as well as a Strategic Pairs Excellent quallie.
While Slinky, back trialling after a bit of a break, earned a Strategic Pairs quallie.
Such clever girls.
Piper (Ch Armahani Kunzite Kruunu (AI) JC) was out lure coursing again today at the Saluki Club of Victoria's lure coursing trial, competing in the CA class for the first time, and gaining run points of 90/100 and 89/100 which gave her a qualifying pass of 179, under Queensland judge Stephen Uebel.
Well done to owner/handler Simone!
Back into to show ring for Benni (Ch Armahani Heliodorr Hulivili (AI) ET) and Rachael at the Kennel Club of Tasmania today, earning a Runner up Best in Group under judge J Daidone and Best Australian Bred in Show under judge H Beasley.
Rachael's daughter Lillian also had her debut in official junior handler classes after turning 7 during the week, and took Benni in to win 1st place and her spot in the State final. What a good boy Benni is to help her show off her skills!
Another achievement for the amazing Leevi (Armahani Kunzite Kuutamo (AI) RA JD HT) today who completed his Endurance Test with Nicole to earn his ET title.
The Endurance test is a 20km run (handlers can run or be on bike) over three legs with vet checks in between. Baby earned hers while Leevi was still a puppy, so is very proud of her son following in her pawprints!
Leevi has had an amazing couple of weeks in the agility rings. Last weekend at the Frankston Agility trial and this weekend at Stratford Dog Club.
Over those trials he's earned four Jumping Dog Excellent quallies, with a 1st place and three 2nd places. As well as a Jumping Dog Open quallie also with a 2nd place, and a novice Strategic Pairs quallie with a 2st place.
Another great show day for Rachael and Benni (Ch Armahani Heliodorr Hulivli (AI) ET) with him taking out Aus Bred in Show, and Best in Group, across the two shows at the Combined Breeds Dog Club in Tasmania, under Victorian judges D Baillie and W Mooney.
Congratulations to Simone and Meaghan today, with little Piper (Ch Armahani Kunzite Kruunu (AI)) earning her first performance title.
She attended the Geelong Obedience Club's lure coursing trial today, gaining her second JC qualification with a score of 183 over two lovely runs, which earned her Junior Courser title.
It is turning into such an agility year, with this youngster keeping the older kids on their toes.
Leevi (Armahani Kunzite Kuutamo (AI) RA JD HT) was at the Action Dog agility trial today where he earned a quallie and 1st place in Novice Agility, and his first games quallie with a 3rd place in Novice Gamblers.
After keeping us waiting over a very long day and night, and then almost popping them out at once, Flicka (Ch Armahani Goldstone Ginttal (AI)) gave birth to four precious Lapis Lazulis around lunch time today.
There are two boys and two girls for a nice even litter, all black and tan like their sire Ch Aslak av Vintervidda (Imp Nor).
Why they are named (temporarily) after characters from the animation Tangled is a bit of an in joke, but we will soon be introducing little Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Arianna and Frederic, so keep an eye on their litter page for photo updates.