The first part of the year seems to have been super busy, and as a consequence, I've got completely behind in the news.
So what has happened ..... from memory, Bennigan (Ch Armahani Heliodorr Hulivili) competed in Tasmanian show dog of the year for 2017 and Fleur (Ch Armahani Iolite Ilo) in puppy of the year - and have celebrated by making coming babies together (due at Zuleika Kennels)!
Tortik (Ch Armahani Helodorr Halu JC RN) earned his Rally Novice title under the very capable hands of Kat. Veikko (Ch & Neut Ch Armahani Diamond Danust CCD RA AD JD SPD SD HT ET JC WPD FMX) earned her Agility Dog title with Shell. And has just this weekend been competing in the Agility Nationals here in Victoria, going home with two JDX passes and a SPDX pass with lappie partner Thor.
And (pictured) Tortik and I headed to the Finnish Lapphund Club of NSW's specialty where he followed up last year's BISS to earn RUBISS under Finnish specialist Tapio Kakko, with his son Loki Bear (Armahani Jade Jylha) going Limit in Show and being taken down to the final 5 males. He continued up the next day by going RDCC and RUBOB at the Sydney Royal.
Aside from that there have been shows, including several classes in group. But a lot of our time has been spent in vet consultations and doing some fairly intensive rehab with Baby, who injured her shoulder late last year. It has been a fairly emotionally up and down time, and hard to be positive at times. Baby will still be out of the show ring for sometime, and out of performance work for sometime longer.
In the meantime I will attempt to keep a little more up to date with the news!