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Start to run

Running I had so many false starts in running, everytime I think yes, and after a few days I get injuries on my shins. So no running for me.............
But I started all over again. What is more fun to do then to run with your dog!!!
This time I really wanted to be prepared and I really wanted to go and succeed.

First of all I downloaded a nice app called "hardlopen met Evy" to do the schema of 5km in 10 weeks you only need to pay 3,99 euro, so ok, did that.

And then start moving.

With all those attempts of running I did have all the gear for my dogs.
Belt, Harnesses you name it, this running business was no problem for my doggies.

Before I start I make sure they did potty, so I walked them normally, this walking is also important because it is a warming up also for me and the dogs.
Just to make sure I still take poopbags with me.

The first run was 20 minutes easy peasy for the furkids but for me wow, running 1 minute and then walking 1 minute, running 2 minutes and then wa…

First on the move

I will try to make a series of filmclips that is called "on the move" in this clips you see me with one of our dogs gaiting them in their breedtypical movement.
Collies are a herding or pastoral breed so it is essential that they are good movers.
As the breedstandard sais they must be absolute sound.

This first clip will be a very old one, a bit blurry and wobly maybe, and I see I improved as a handler major. Handling a dog is also so important while gaiting your dog.
Because when they run free, their movement is free, but when they are on a leash, and you try steer you dog into a direction it can affect moving badly.


This is footage of Multi CH. Flaming Star vd Slobberhoeve, this clip was shot in 2010 a bit before her 6th birthday, she is moving pretty ok. Altough my ideas in movement changed greatly, for that time and for her age she was moving beautifully.

Judy at the Valentine runway Show

Last Saturday we had a superfun event at Kynospirit.
I took Judy out to the valentine runway show. Untrained only groomed. This event has 5 judges, 2 for conformation, 2 for handling and 1 for styling.
So we put our best dress on and went on the runway.
Judy was so extremely happy that she was jumping all over the place the first half hour, but when she did a few tryal runs it went better and better.
The whole evening went by very nicely, nice people to talk to, watching dogs, watching handling, it was fun without the stress of a normal dogshow.
I never could have imagined that Judy would get so far on the show, but at the end of the evening she was in the finals and managed a best in show 3!!!!!
Super proud we went home, and I'm even thinking of entering Judy this year in the showring again.


Happy new Year

Happy new year to you all!!!!
It seems I'm not really consistant with writing my blog....... And I'm not gonna make new resolutions this year about bloging more or what so ever.
Instead I have a sweet little videoclip of Anna playing with her terribly anoying squeeky toy!!!!


World animal day

Today is world animal day!! I Always tought that this was a day that was made up to get some more sales for animals treats.
But I came across a newsfeed, and it said it was the dying- or name day (that was not really clear)  of the holy Saint Fransicus van Assisi. As it goes in the story, he died on the evening of october 3th, but in the time he was living the date didn't change at 00:00 o'clock, but the day changed at the moment it became dark outside, that made his dying day october 4th. Well that was someting I didn't know.

Saint Franciscus was being well know for many things, but i'm not really a religious person so I can't tell much of that. I only know that he was  very fond of animals and he made sure they were ok.
There are also legends that he could talk to birds.

No wonder he was made the Holy Saint of the animals.

Now so many many years later, a lot op people celebrate world animal day, but I don't know how many people know of Saint Fransiscus.

At fi…

Sweet dogstory

Just a few days ago I finished this sweet little dogbook called Girl by Gerald Green.
I do have this book in my own language where it is titles "De oude man en de hond".

This book was standing in my bookcase for a very long time, but because of study I didn't have the time to read a ordinary book. So now I have all the time to read and this was one of the first ones I choose from my huge collection.

The story is pretty simple, an old man called Riddle has his dog Girl and he claimes that she knows more then 4000 words, he goes around with his dogs on carnivals and he gets noticed to be in a tv program.
I won't spoil the story you must read it for yourselve.

The book is only 70 pages thick and has a hardcover with a dustjacket. Mine is not in a superb condition, but that is because it is very old ( I think publishing is in 1977)
ISBN 13: 9780385116503

It still in available online and it is not an expensive book.
I love dogstories and I bet this will be a great childer…

Passed my exam

The reason for my long absence on this blog, well it is pretty simple. This past year I did a study about Canine Knowledge, in the Netherlands it is called Kynologische Kennis 1 or KK1, 1 standing for part 1 because there is a part 2.

In the begining  I tought it wasn't that hard to do, but then as the subjects changed it got harder and harder.

The subjects in this study where the basics of cels, what is in a cel, what is a cel doing, stuff like that, and that went into genetics. (like Mendel) from the genetics it went onto breeding. So we needed to study the male and female parts what they where doing, and what kinds of hormones are active during all the stages of the season of the bitch and the whelping etc.

I was very happy it then went into breeds!!! We needed to learn about 300 registed FCI breeds from a picture, know what their FCI group was and what their Original purpose was. I loved this!!!! I go to so many shows so I only needed to focus on really unknown dogs to me, lik…