Posts Tagged ‘Nina’

The Countdown Begins

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

While subjecting Nina to her Halloween costume last weekend, I noticed she was looking like she might be thinking about going into heat. Then Sunday she was near-perfect in agility class (always a warning sign of impending heat).  And then Monday November 2 was day one. So this week we’re off on a road trip to hopefully get her pregnant!  We will start progesterone testing her early this week.  Further bulletins as events warrant.

Nina’s First AKC Points

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

Last weekend, at the Swedish Vallhund Club of America’s supported entry in West Springfield, Massachusetts, Nina won her first AKC championship points, taking Winners Bitch on the Friday and Sunday, and Best of Winners on the Saturday, for one point each day. Not bad, considering she had a really upset tummy on the Saturday and didn’t show very well! She was back to her usual happy self on the Sunday. Needless to say, I was thrilled.

Nina - Best of Winners. November 22, 2008

Nina - Best of Winners. November 22, 2008

Nina Wins a Group 4th!!!

Monday, May 26th, 2008

On Saturday, May 24 at the Ottawa Kennel Club show in Richmond, ON, Nina won Best of Breed (over a professionally-handled adult female, no less) and then went on to take group 4th in a group of 12 breeds. She earned 3 more championship points AND her first TOP DOG points (37). Thank you to judge John Rowton (who said Nina was “gorgeous”, even when she gave him a lovely sit at the end of our down and back…hey, we’re both learning!). I am so proud of my little girl, she showed wonderfully even though she’s out of coat and going through a gangly (for a short-legged dog) adolescent phase, AND has a newbie handler. Yeah Nina! On to Aurora next weekend!

Nina Ottawa Group 4th

She’d had enough by the time we got around to pictures, so this is far from the best picture ever taken of either of us (it was WINDY), but so what? And Nina is currently the number 2 Swedish Vallhund in Canada (*cough*cough*out of two) according to Best Dog In Canada:

Snow Dogs

Monday, December 17th, 2007

It snowed on my birthday celebration weekend (woo! Snow! Living with proper weather again!). Jennifer was here with the setters. Crazy runarounds (and therefore pictures) ensued!

Everybody bite somebody:

everybody bite somebody

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Vallhund Puppies

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Here are some pictures of Nina’s brothers and sisters (and friends):

The whole gang watching for Ulla to come back from the barn:

Watching for Ulla

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Nina’s First Show

Monday, November 19th, 2007

We spent the weekend in Ottawa (Wednesday visiting with Al, then on to Ulla’s on Thursday), showing at the Ottawa Kennel Club show. Nina earned her first three Canadian Kennel Club points in her very first shows, taking Best of Opposite Sex on Friday and Sunday, not bad for a six month old puppy! More importantly, she had fun! As always, it was great visiting with Ulla (even if I did tell her grand-daughter that she was a “good puppy”…), and she even made me cinnamon buns (Ulla is a fantastic cook, and I said I wasn’t going to come unless there were cinnamon buns).

Yet More Dogs

Monday, November 12th, 2007

The Irish setters invaded again, and I have yet more crazy dog lady pictures to show for it.

Sullivan and Cillian:

Wierdo Setters

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Nina Is 5 Months Old

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

These were taken today for Nina’s AKC registration application. She’s 5 months old now…some days she looks like an actual dog, other days she still has too many legs and a big giant head. She’s a total sweetheart, and SO smart!
Front:

Nina Front

Side:

Nina Side

Danger Due To Maniac (Dogs)

Saturday, August 18th, 2007

Vallhunds play hard. I don’t say that lightly. It looks horrifying and sounds even worse. Their idea of fun is to run around, crash into each other, growl as loudly as they can while they snap their teeth and snort at each other, bite each others legs and wrestle like they’re on some kind of Ultimate Fighting show.
This is a promo shot from our horror movie “VALLHUND!” (the sequel to the movie “ROTTWEILER!”). Vallhunds have big teeth and apparently can suck their ears into their heads for safety:

Vallhund!

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More Irish Setter Invasion II

Saturday, August 18th, 2007

Here is Cillian looking handsome, with Sully and the terror in the background:

Cillian

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