The last couple of months have been very quite for us on the show and sports front while we concentrated on raising our four Lapis Lazuli babies.
An adorable litter, who were easy to raise, smart as buttons, funny and adorable, the last left us yesterday leaving us with a fairly quite house, plenty of sleep last night (!) and a lot of cleaning up to do!
Sadie (Armahani Lapis Lazuli Lemmitty) - she goes to live with Nick and Anita who are keen to explore any and all activities they can do with her. She may join us in the show ring in the future.
Flynn (Armahani Lapis Lazuli Leijona) - he goes to live with Renee and her family, where he will be very much loved as he helps to fill the gap in their life after the passing of their beloved lappie Mika.
Kira (Armahani Lapis Lazuli Loimuta) - she goes to live with Tanja with lots of country and bushwalking adventures ahead of her, and potentially some other doggie activities as well. She may also join us in the show ring in the future.
Avicii (Armahani Lapis Lazuli Lurjus) - he goes to live with Samantha who has a multitude of dogs spots planned for this crazy crazy boys training future. He may also join us in the show ring in the future.
Best of luck to these new families as they bond with their babies, and help them reach their wonderful future potential.
Congratulations to Rachael Holloway and Benni (Ch Armahani Heliodorr Hulivili (AI) ET) going Runner up Best in Group at the Working Dog Club in Hobart yesterday under NSW judge C Yate!
Congratulations to our Kunzite kids for a great weekend of lure coursing at the Am Staff Club of Victoria's trials!
Yesterday Piper (Ch Armahani Kunzite Kruunu (AI) JC) and Simone Dillon earned her second CA pass with a score of 169. And then today brother Leevi (Armahani Kunzite Kuutamo (AI) RA JD ET HT) with Nicole Wain had his first go, earning his first JC pass with a score of 165.
Congratulations also to Megan Ruff, with Aslak (Ch Aslak av Vintervidda (Imp Nor)), the sire of the Lapis Lazuli pups, gaining his JC title today.
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.