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Map my dogwalk

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Last weekend I made a walk with my doggies using the dog walk app on my Phone, I recently blogged about this app, and what great fun it is.
But I found out it might be not a great tracking app at all.

Ofcourse it is a fun app, and you can log your walking, and take nice pictures, but last Saturday I was trying a new route and mapped that one out.

When I came home I was a bit dissapointed that it was only 1,5 km's, and I Always tought that this route was way further. The weather was gorgeous so we enjoyed ourselves, but I find it so cool to see what kind of route I make and how far it is.

On my previous Phone I had this app called map my dogwalk, so I installed it when I came home from my walk.

I tried it and you guess, I was right the route I made was more then only 1,5 km's it turned out almost 4 km's!!!!!

What is also big fun on this app is,  that it counts your calories aswel!!!!
And it tracks the right route.

You cannot take pictures from this app, but you can pause yo…

Walking with your dog!

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Walking your dogs is great, it is one of the most easy and low impact exercise for the dogs, aswell for ourselve.
But we have to keep in mind that we don't overdo it.
I have a breed that doesn't stop, and it is not a great idea to lett them walk for ages in the weekends, to find out on Monday they have all kinds of sore's and injuries.
For instance their pads are cracked and open from a long walk on the Streets or they simply have muscle pain because you went to far.

Also with young animals, you can't be too carefull.
In my live with dogs we Always had the rule that a dogs can walk 5 times how old he is in months
so a puppy you get from a breeder is most of the time 8 weeks = 2 months, = 10 minutes exercise on a day!!!!!! So don't walk him 4 times a day for 10 minutes, spread that over the day.

I know that is less, but it will ruin his body if you overdo it. Bones of a young puppy are not developed yet every thing has to grow and needs all energie to grow.

If you t…

Dog Breeding A Guide To Mating And Whelping

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It has been a while since I did actually read a book or did a review on a book. My working and showing scheduele very busy, and I'm studying too, so reading a book, or writing about it is hard.
But this book is a great one for my study.
 Dog Breeding, a guide to Matin and Whelping by Kay White.

It is a bit of an old book, as so many of the books I read, but a breeding is still do be done with a dog and a bitch, and puppies still have the same theorie of coming out so I find this a nice one.

Ofcourse my version is the Dutch translation, but that doesn't matter.
It is written in a very understandable language, somethimes those books are very technical and after a few pages you quit reading because it is too many terms.
But this one is a nice cross between technical stuff and still informational, even for a person who never bred a litter before.
It surely is very helpfull by my study, as I have to learn about hormones who are involved in the whole proces of breeding.

The picture…

Wordless wednesday, dressing up

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Love your Pet day

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Today februari 20th is love your pet day!!!!!!
I'm a big believer that you should Always love your pet, and not only on special occasions.
But what can you do on a day like this.

Take your dog to a great new funplace to walk, and not stick to the same old route you're used to. It will be big fun for your dog to smell and explore the new places, remember dogs love that, it is kinda like their social media.
And for yourselve it is nice to, just to enjoy a new part of nature.

But when the wheater is terrible and you can't really go outside, a DIY game should be big fun,
I posted a nice tissuebox DIY game yesterday, but you can also hide treats in the house and go search with your furfriend.

Maybe you even have the time to teach your dog a new trick like fetch or high five. Or maybe you can spend more time on his grooming, (altough I don't think many dogs will appreciete washing)

Bake some cookies!!! Or buy a new toy, most fun thing is, to take your dog to the petstore an…

DIY braintrain game

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I wanted to post something actionlike for Fit dog Friday,
but there is not a lot action when rain is pooring all the time. And this morning it was again slippery.  So when we go walking, I just walk very carefully, I don't lett my dogs go offleace because, I don't want them to fall or wathever.

Ofcourse I never, ever skip a walk with my dogs, but it just isn't such big fun when we have to take care where we walk. So on days I can't walk them properly I will exercise them a bit more on the treadmill and give them a game.

So today I will give my doggies a nice game so they can get their energie into something.


We luckily now also have the season of the flu and colds and things like that, and there are many tissues around, so I made  great game out of a tissuebox!!
Just put 2 cookies in it, and the fun can begin!!!!!

It is one of the most simple do it yourselve games!!! And it will keep the doggies busy for a while.




Tasty Tuesday

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This weekend was valentines day and I found that a great day, to make something nice for my doggies. A while back at dogshow I bought a coockiecutter, in the shape of a collie/sheltie, but I never found the time to use it.

And when I bake for myself, I have to eat it all, so a dogbiscuit seemed a better idea.

For this coockies, you only need

2 eggs
250 grams of flower
1 tablespoon of oatmeal
1 can of tuna fish, waterbased


preheat your oven on 180Celcius

Mix all the ingredients, until you get a big ball of daugh, when that happens, roll it out, until it is almost 5mm's thick. Then you can cut out the cookies or make freehand style coockies.

Bake for 20/30 minutes and done!!!!
Easy peasy, and my dogs loved it!!!!






Westminster dogshow

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Yay it was Westminster dogshow again, or was, it is. But my favorite breed the collie was on livestream earlier today.
I put the New York time in my Phone just to make sure I wouldn't mis a thing, so I totally managed all my other businesses around the time of the judging.

Tomorrow when I come out of bed I will check immediatly for the groupjudging!!
And I will cross my fingers for the rough collie the most ofcoarse, I like smooth, but I love rough!

While I was seeing those lovely collies it crossed my mind that my favorite author wrote about Westminster dogshow ones, in the book Lad a Dog, you can read a story of Lad being there, and if I'm right the mistress really disliked the idea that Lad had to stay on the show, even for the night.

In reality Lad never went to Westminster dogshow. Only 2 of Albert Payson Terhunes dogs went there, and only one time. That where Sunnybank Explorer and Sunnybank Sigurdsun in the year of 1923.



There is only 1 collie who ever managed to win W…

Very succesfull Valentine runway show

Afbeelding
Wow still over the moon from Yesterday's great Valentine Runway show.
It was a show with the valentine theme and there was the dresscode, dress to impress, so there we went Anna and me, I had an extreme tight corset, so I was so glad all was over, but I managed, also the faux fur cape and the long skirt where not excellent handling clothing, but ok.

It was a show on a runway and in round 1 we had to go over the runway, one by one.
When we had our up and down, we had to stand in front of the judges table who where giving their points.
 Anna and me gained on handling a 9 and an 8 our of 10
for exteriour we had a 8 and a 9 out of 10
and for styling we had a 10!!!!...!!! Then we had to go to round 2, by round 2 we had to go over the runway again but against another winner from round 1, and after the up and down we had to stand in front of the judges table with the other couple.
 In round 2 there where 4 of the 5 judges who where choosing me to go trough to the half finals, and in the…

Purebred dog day

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This morning on the internet I found out it is purebred dog day. I'm a breeder, not a big one, but I  am a breeder of purebred rough collies.
I do have nothing against rescue dogs, I think they deserve a loving home, and I bet there are many extreme sweet dogs that need a loving home.
But I can't help it, I love a beautifull breed, with it's history, the breedstandard and all.

As a breeder I had many many coarses on breedingtopics, about Genetics, Breeding and what to expect, Conformation, etc.
I read as many as I can about my breed, I go to conformation shows, I talk with breeders who have a long knowledge in the breed, and I talk to several vets, about health topics.

I hear many times bad things  about purebred dogs, but I know for sure that if a breeder is responsible for his breeding and takes his time in studying the pedigree, making health checks and so on, a pure bred dog is one of the most beautifull things on earth. We are as a breeder not allowed to breed with ge…

Three day Quote Challenge (Day 3)

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The final day of my quote challenge, thanks again my furry friend of Dakota's Den to tag me.
I must say that the quote's where not the hardest part, but to challenge new people to do so.
But in this few days I triggered me to start reading more blogs myselve, and I really enjoy to do so.
So for today I will only tag 1 new person to place quotes for 3 days!

My final quote is again by Albert Payson Terhune, A dog is just a dog, but a collie is............ A Collie
I love that frase so much, and I can't really explain, maybe colliepeople just feel the same about it.

For the person I tag now for the last time,                                                                                                 There are three rules to this challenge, and they are:
1. Post for three consecutive days.
2. Choose and share one or three quotes each day.
3. Challenge three additional bloggers each day.

 And I will Challenge  Its chewytime

I had a lot of fun doing this!!!!

Wordless Wednesday Valentine Blog hop

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Ok, I know I typed wordless Wednesday, but I have a few words to ad to it!
This here is my baby Anna, next month she will be 3 years, and she has already some great conformation titles to her name, but she is still as kuddly as she was when she was this little ball of fluff.
This weekend Anna and me will compeet in a Valentine dogshow, so I need to be dressed to perfection, and Anna wil have to shine like a moviestar!!

In the meantime enjoy Anna's pic!!!





Three day Quote Challenge (Day 2)

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Ok, there we go again!!! As I was yesterday, today I'm also posting a quote! I was tagged by my friend at Dakota's Den  I really have to say sorry to my virtual furry friend Dakota, that she is not a she, but actually a he, so sorry Dakota for turning you into a girl..

So here is my quote of today, There's Something delicious about writing the first few words of a story... You can never quite tell where they will take you.
Beatrix Potter



I Love the works of Beatrix Potter, and she is somehow kind of a hero to me, and she had a collie, some will say it's a border collie, but it is a collie.

Now on with the Challenge, I have to tag 3 new people!!

Now there is a challenge, because I just recently discovered the whole thing with following blogs, I just tag 1 for today, and try to find 1 for tomorrow!!

I tag today Murphy golden girl

There are three rules to this challenge, and they are:
1. Post for three consecutive days.
2. Choose and share one or three quotes each day.
3. …

Three Day Quote Challenge ( Day 1)

Afbeelding
Oh my gosh, I just discovered the fact I can get followers on my blog, and I just recently started to follow people myselve, and now I'm already been tagged in a challenge!!!
I'm pretty exited that my friend of Dakota's Den challenged me.

She has a supercute blog, and I've been reading her post's since a couple of day's ( yes I'm sorry, I blog for over a year and now discover all sorts of thigs)
Dakota is a super sweet Sheltie and I like to read about her adventures.

Now on with this challenge thing,
I now have to post quotes for 3 days.

And my first quote must be Win Without Boasting, lose without excuse.
It is by my all time favorite author Albert Payson Terhune, it doens't really fit to me, because when I win at show with my dogs I like to boast!!! haha, but I know Terhune himself would do the same. But the lose without excuse, relates to me, everytime I do not get the award of Best of Breed or something else I know it is the Judge, and not the perfo…

Just like Lassie

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Somethimes, or actually all the time, I get pretty anoyed when someone says to one of my dogs hey lassie. Or when people ask you what breed I have, they absolutely don't know what a rough collie is, and I'm ending up saying, a lassie dog, and they are like, ohhhh, but I know Lassie. But I'm affraid that my collies, are in some sort of way, just like Lassie.
When I look at Scarlett she does all those small things that remind me just like the movie/storiebook hero. When it was time for Joe to come out of school, Lassie would hurry and go run and sit at his usual spot outside school to wait for Joe.
And yes Scarlett does have some of those habits. Acording to my mom, she waits for me to come from work, she will sit in front of the window and go back and forth to the back door almost 5 minutes before I come home. And she does that every single day I go to work. And there is another habit she has, when I got Scarlett I made it a little game to go and get dad when he had to co…

Happy Birthday Scarlett and Winter Snuffelbox

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Yesterday it was Scarlett's birthday, and it was pretty cool that my new winter Snuffelbox came in at the exact same day. Scarlett is now 7 years, but still as crazy as a puppy.
I love her so much, and now I could spoil her with our new treats and toys.
Normally I unpack the box first myself to check it out, but now Lucky's nose was already inside the box to sniff things out!!



 So there where a lot of new nice thing in the box, and I must say I was pretty impressed with it, we already had a lot of fun with the ICuties ball, it is a ball, where you must insert cookies, and when the dogs roll with it, the cookies come out. it is really fun!!!



So what is inside the Snuffelbox this month!!!!
A box with sheepfat pads, with seaweed, it is for good skin and coat!! But beware, seaweed is terrible for blue merle coated dogs!!!!!! never ever give a blue merle collie or sheltie something with seaweed. Luckily we also have tri's so no problemo over here.

The ICuties snack attack …

Wordless wednesday bloghop

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AFP, All for paws toy

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In september last year I had a great toy in the Snuffelbox. It was a dental chewing toy, by the brand AFP, All for paws, a dental wish bone.

Chewing on a toy is for a dog actually fun to do, it is also great for relieving stress, and when they get bored it is also very nice to chew on something, just for fun. We don't think of it as fun, but a dog who is left alone and who doesn't get enough fysical and mental stimulation, can go chew on stuff, and ofcourse it will always be on something that you don't like.

Also with teething you pup wil chew on all sorts of things to releive him from the pain.

This toy the dental wish bone is a great one for it.

My dogs are really heavy chewers, when I buy them a toy I will always make sure it is the most sturdy toy of them all, and even then, I had them eat some toys who where according to the package where indestructible.

So when I saw this toy I was actually waiting for my dogs to destroy it within 5 minutes, but I was wrong.

It says …