torsdag 29. oktober 2009

Easy is pregnant!

Dervisch Fiorella des Ombreuses

It's been a few days since I first felt some small "bumps" in her abdomen, so she's definately pregnant. No surprise, as she's been behaving like she's got puppies, but it's nice to feel them there as well ;)

sire: Ylladian Eugenios Gavino

This will be a Dervisch-litter, her breeder is entiteled to one litter on her. Father of the puppies is the Finnish import Ylladian Eugenios Gavino (Ch Calimero de la Roche Hue x Ch Dervisch Dial L for Love) owned by Tone Fischer of kennel Eugenios. This will be his first litter, he turns 2 years old in February. He's been one of the most-winning IG's in Norway this year, and has won 7 CAC in Norway so far in 2009.

Puppies will be born early December 2009

torsdag 22. oktober 2009

Pre-Christmas trip to visit Margrét

I've been looking forward to this trip a long time now! It started this summer when I went to visit Margrét in Belgium, and we did a successful show in Echt, the Netherlands. Wouldn't it be great if I came down sometime during the autumn for another show weekend? We just had to find a show in the Netherlands with a Nordic judge (don't know if it's just us but it seems a greater likelyhood of winning for a Nordic judge than a "local" judge from Belgum or Holland). If I am to take the trip, why not ensure greatest possible chance of succeding?

So I entered this International show in Bleswijk, NL - judge is Gunnar Nymann. At least I've shown Vita for him earlier, resulting in 2 Group 1st, one as a puppy and one as an adult. I'm so excited, only 2 weeks left!

I've found doggysitters for the rest of the dogs, the trip has already been paid for and I still have lots of euros left from my puppysale of Nina, Vita's sister, to Bas and Jessica in Rotterdam. Perfect for some Christmas shopping!!! So, anyone who wants a Belgian X-mas present, just let me know, haha ;)

tirsdag 20. oktober 2009


I just got a letter from NKK (Norwegian Kennel Club), my 1st choice for kennelname was approved by FCI! Now, I only have to wait for it to be publised in the next issue of "Hundesport", and wait the appointed amount of time where people can protest against it - then it's mine! Or not just mine, as my sister is also in on it ;)

søndag 18. oktober 2009

Yesterday's walk by the river

Here's some photos from our walk by the river yesterday, in beautiful autumn weather. Enjoy!

Chivas and his 2 IG girls - Easy and Vita

Chivas loves to run!

In need of cooling down

Esso on the Run!

The dogs were crazy, running and running, chasing eachother in the sand


Chivas plunging into the river
Don't know if it was totally intentional or not...

One of my favourite photos
Vita comming to Chivas as he comes out of the water

Saluki vs Italian greyhounds

Chivas the Goofball

And one final photo of my beloved Chivas

Not much happening here at the moment, so these pictures is all you'll get this time ;)

mandag 12. oktober 2009

A little update

I guess it's time for a little update on what's been going on here. It's mostly nothing, which is the reason it's been a while since I blogged.

My mum was in Oslo this weekend, first for some workrelated stuff, then stayed with my sister from Friday to Sunday. I met up with them on Friday for a trip to IKEA (yet again, and I always find something to buy) including dinner. I also went to my sister afterwards, mainly to borrow the 9th Sookie Stackhouse book, Dead and Gone. Both my sister and I have been totally hooked on these books - too bad the 9th is the last one so far (new book out next spring, can't wait!). I've watched both Seasons of True Blood (based on book 1 - "Dead until Dark" - and 2 - "Living Dead in Dallas"), and I'm looking very much forward to Season 3 next summer!!! Meanwhile, I look forward to "New Moon", the 2nd movie from the "Twilight series". Just gotta love those vampires, haha ;)
I went to Evy for a visit yesterday. 2 of the cirnecopuppies has left (largest boy and smallest girl), the last 3 had to have their shots and microchips done. I also chipped a couple of neighbourhood huntingdogs - it's kind of smart to have if they get lost during the elk hunt ;) I really like these cirneco puppies - can't decide which one of the males I like best. Just hope some lucky new owners show up soon!!! They have a lovely temperament, and are so good at doing their bussiness outside already, only 9-10 weeks old.

I got a bunch of IG critics from 2009 shows, so now it's time to start working on the 2009 Yearbook! Just hoping those critics will keep coming, then I'll be very happy. I just can't resist just sitting down and read them all when they arrive, very interesting. You should all put in an order for it - it's fully possible to reserve one already ;)

søndag 4. oktober 2009

NKK International Hamar today

I've only entered 1 show this month, and it was today at Vikingeskipet in Hamar, who was built as an arena for the 2004 Winter Olympics, and is shaped like an "upside down" copy of a Viking ship. This has earlier been the site of the Norwegian Winner Show, who's up in late November, and has moved to Lillestrøm this year, due to a larger indoor space.

2 males and 6 females were entered for Swedish judge Dan Ericsson. He was the one to give Esso his Swedish & Norwegian Ch last June, so I was pretty optimistic.

BM-1, CACIB, BOS - Ch Biscotti Esclusivo
BM-2, CAC, R-CACIB - Ylladian Eugenios Gavino

BB-1, CACIB, BOB - Ch Eugenios Posh Spice
BB-2, CAC - Aviendha
BB-3, R-CACIB - Ch Dervisch Fiorella des Ombreuses
BB-4 - Ch Dogcastle's Leslie Blue Angel

I'm very happy with BOS for Esso and BB-2 with CAC for Vita (just from juniorclass) - although I still wish for a CACIB, not just Res-CACIB for Easy.

Critic Esso:
Bigger champion male. Beautiful head, good front. Nice bones and feet. Could have more curved profile. Cannot be coarser.

Critic Vita:
Very beautiful female. Ideal proportions, type and size. Pretty and feminine head, excellent front. Beatuiful body with pretty curves and outline. Could have a bit more coat. Very beautiful sidemovement.

Critic Easy:
Nice female. Very nice head and expression. Good front. Excellent bones and feet, excellent body. Wish for better movement.

When I got home, my sister had just gotten a letter to me from NKK (the Norwegian Kennel Club), which confirmed my application for a kennelname - all 3 suggestions were approved by them, and are now sent in to FCI for final approvement! That might take a while, but I'm still very excited!!! What I've applied for, you ask?!? I guess you'll just have to wait and see!

fredag 2. oktober 2009

Happy Birthday to Vita and Gloria!

Today, Vita is 1 year old and grandmother Gloria is 6! Happy birthday to them both!!!

Marie has come for a visit, so the girls have had a nice run on the fields. We've just taken the heavenly "brownies-cheescake" out of the oven, so we humans can have something nice to eat ;)

Vita 1 year old today!

Winter on the way...

The last 4 nights, it's been below zero degrees outside, and the grass has been white with frost in the morning. A sure sign that winter is definately on the way - I'd rather have a couple of more months of summer... I've never been a "winter-kind-of-person", it's either cold and freezing or wet and freezing for months and months. You have to dress up in warm clothes to do anything, the dogs hate the cold... Need any more arguments?

This morning, it was 16 degrees in the livingroom - and last night I had to lit a fire in the bedroom, because it was so cold! That's the nice thing about winter - being inside with a nice fire burning in the oven! And tea, lots of warm tea ;) The dogs love it, and happily curl up beside the woodburning oven.Both my girls are in heat. Vita is certainly on her way down, and were never really bothered about the whole thing. Easy is a bit tricky, as she doesn't bleed - and she was suddenly very ready on Monday, doing her best to drive Chivas nuts!!! As Easys breeder, Dan, are entiteled to a litter from her, and we had planned to mate her on this heat. The chosen male is Ylladian Eugenios Gavino, a Finnish import to Norway. Parents are Fin Est Ch Calimero de la Roche Hue and Int Fin Est Ch Dervisch Dial L for Love. In about 3 weeks time, I'll see if I can feel any puppies there - and puppies are expected at the very beginning of December.