Our Diamond stars don't get together a lot, but this weekend saw them in Canberra together for a weekend of agility.
Despite to what all reports was an entertaining flop at Strategic Pairs together, they both came away with quallies and new titles for the weekend, with Lumi (Grand Ch Armahani Diamond Davvir (AI) CD RA ADX ADO JDX SD SPD GD ET WPD) gaining his Snooker Dog title, and sister Squiggle (Ch Neut Ch Armahani Diamond Dansut (AI) CCD RA ADX JDX SD SPD GD HT ET JC WPD FMX) her Agility Dog Excellent title.
He really does just keep on winning this year!
Three shows, three Best Aus Bred in Groups, and two Runner Up Best in Groups this weekend for Benni (Ch Armahani Heliodorr Hulivili (AI) ET) at the Western Tiers Kennels Club in Tasmania.
Another fantastic weekend with friends in Sydney for the Royal and FLCNSW specialty.
I went in with pretty modest expectations if I’m honest, just intending on a fun weekend, a chance to see some different dogs, and the craziness of a road trip driving by myself with 5 dogs (6 coming home)! Cause I’m crazy like that!!
But it started in a pretty awesome way with some great placings and then my beautiful Baby at the Sydney Royal gaining a pretty cool 22 point Bitch Challenge and then going Runner up Best of Breed over Tortik (who was Reserve Dog Challenge).
Full Royal Results for us (in ring order) under judge Mr D Javor (Croatia):
On to the specialty the next day, under breed specialist Mr E Ruotsalainen (Finland), where we continued with some great placings and lovely critiques. Continuing Tortik’s consistency of high results under visiting specialists and Nordic judges, he was our big star of the day, placed 1st in the Open Dog class and gaining Reserve Dog Challenge.
,Nicole and Leevi (Armahani Kunzite Kuutamo (AI) RA JD HT) blitzed it today at the Moorabbin Dog Club's agility trial, gaining two Jumping Dog passes with 2nd and 3rd places.
They only needed one more pass for his title, so he managed it with a spare, earning his first of I'm sure many to come, agilty titles.
Another RUBIG for Benni (Ch Armahani Heliodorr Hulivili (AI) ET) and Rachael today at the Derwent Kennel Club under Ms M Robinson.
Benni truly is on a roll this year!
My heart is truly broken tonight as we say farewell to my most precious, beloved girl, my beautiful Emmi (Grand Ch Lumiturpa Emmi CCD RE JD HT (Imp Fin)).
Truly the most beautiful girl in the world, the matriarchal Queen of not only Armahani, but many of the Finnish Lapphund world in Australia, with a smile that would light up all who gazed upon it. I owe so much to her, and have loved her dearly for the last 14 years.
I will miss you every single day.
Tortik, Baby and I made our way to the Deniliquin and District Kennel Club's weekend of three shows again this year in Albury, for the annual FLCV and FLCNSW Border Challenge. Joining us was Simone with Piper and Nicole with Loki Bear for the second two shows.
Tortik (Sup Ch Armahani Helidorr Halu (AI) RA JC) took Dog Challenge and Best of Breed on days 2 and 3, finishing up with Open in Group on the final day.
Baby (Am Ch Ch Calaban's Dirty Dancing RA ET JC (Imp USA)) was 1st in her class also on days 2 and 3, and was reserve bitch challenge on the second day.
Loki (Ch Armahani Jade Jylha) did me very proud, going Reserve Dog Challenge and Runner up Best of Breed behind his dad on day 2 for a special father/son occasion.
Piper (Ch Armahani Kunzite Kruunu (AI)) lucked out being the most immature looking girl in a very competitive class against two of the top winning bitches in the country. But she still was in fine form, gaining 2nd for the first two days.
I was super proud of all the gang, and Tortik and Baby completely showed their heart off for me. Baby in particular I think made me cry on the second day, because she just flew around that ring the best she ever has since before her injury. It was such a joy to have my girl back!
Leevi (Armahani Kunzite Kuutamo (AI) RA HT) earned his first Agility Dog (AD) quallie today at the Border Collie Club of Victoria's open agility trial under judge P Buykz.
This boy continues to amaze! Well done Nicole!
A truly amazing milestone today with the fantastic Benni (Ch Armahani Heliodorr Hulivili (AI) ET) going BEST IN SHOW at the Hound Club of Tasmania's all breed championship show, under NSW judge Ms M Hoy. A huge congratulations to owner and handler Rachael Holloway.
While Louis was awarded an all breeds best in show, Benni is the first of Armahani breeding to do so, which makes it all that extra special!
Another Runner up Best in Group for Benni (Ch Armahani Heliodorr Hulivili (AI) ET) and then on to Best Australian Bred in Show today at the Tasmanian Ladies Kennel Club under Queensland judge Ms S Bendixen.
Way to go Rachael and Benni!