CACIB Gießen 2018

Driving home from this year’s CACIB of the VDH Hessen in Gießen we were very happy with the results. We had entered our young girls Ezri (Zaltana Kissed By An Angel In Kahnawake) in Puppy Class and Opra (Inner Vision Wolfblood) in Intermediate Class. Both girls had starte to blow their coats in the summer heat, therefore Opra entered the ring naked, Ezri with a very thin coat. Even ring training and dog sports had been neglected due to this long period of heat.

Nevertheless, Ezri proved herself smart enough, didn’t act clumsy at all in the ring, but easy and focussed, and she showed her smooth gaiting. And so breed judge Gabriele Richard (DE) awarded her with a “Very promising” and in the end she left the ring as winner of the Puppy Class, i.e. BOBP.

Opra is an eperienced show dog. She didn’t care about looking a bit like a plucked goose. She, too, scored with her beautiful face and her wonderful gaiting and was assessed “Excellent” particularly for her gaiting. So I didn’t care at all that due to her poor coat there was no chance for us in the rounds for the Best Female.

With the two girls being pretty groggy due to the heat, and their colorful ribbons, we returned home happily.

A big thank you goes to the hosts, to show management Ute Berger and breed judge Gabriela Richard! And another big thank you to Angela Tagliaferri for grooming and Tanja backes for training us!

Successful Debut at Specialty Show

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Nukka with Saturday’s ribbons

We had a very good time at this year’s Lahn-Dill-Schau, a specialty show for Nordic breeds and Akita. Debutante Almudis of Kahnawake (Nukka) won Baby class (3 – 6 months) on Saturday, April 29th, and became Best Baby in Specialty Show.

And the next day, she did it again! 

We are very proud of our little girl, even though her mom Kira (Zausel’s Red Rose) couldn’t stand up to her competitor in Open Class.

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Mother Zausel’s Red Rose and daughter Almudis of Kahnawake
Ribbons
Ribbons parade
After work party
Back at our place playing and relaxing in the garden

Nukka’s First Conformation Training

Last night, we and Kira and Nukka (Almudis of Kahnawake) took part in a conformation training with Tanja Backes. While Kira is familiar with training for shows, everything was new for Nukka. She was very excited, yet joined in nicely. I did not ask much of her, but gave her a playful first lesson. And all the other participants just shrugged off the hassle a pup brings up. All of us once started with a baby dog.

After the first round, I had her taking a break, and she was watching attentively what the other dogs were doing. Particularly her mommie Kira. <3

Nukka watching conformation training
Nukka attentively watching what the other dogs are doing in the ring

En passant, my husband turned out to be a natural doghandler. Well, I suspected that all the time.

Thank you, Tanja, for your support!