Another bittersweet day, as in the space of 40 ish hours covering circa 1600 miles - and with a lot of paperwork and caffeine in tow- two more of our Dylan x Alice
puppies are now in their new home!!
Good luck to Nours (Fenrirkin Not Afraid To Fly, was Malbec) and Tam-Tam (Fenrirkin Double Espresso, was Grenache) in their new home. It was tough saying goodbye after 15 weeks of having them with us, but I cannot wait to hear of their adventures in the French Alps and see them grow up with their new family.
Another online show to keep us out of trouble, and this one was a special one as it was all in aid of raising fund for a Malamute in the care of registered charity
Saints Sled Dog Rescue (SSDR) who had recently undergone surgery.
It's fair to say it was a success, with in excess of 1000 entries across the board and raising just under £2000 toward's her aftercare - in my own breeds there were a respectable of 17 Greenlands and 38 Malamutes for judge Ian Pullin (Whitewalker).
Both Lucie & Harry were in the Malamute Veteran class, coming away with 3rd & 4th (with the class winner going on to take Best Veteran In Show)!
Meanwhile, in Greenlands, Noah was 1st Open Dog & Reserve Best of Breed with Dylan 3rd in the same class, Alice was 2nd Open Bitch, Jess was 1st Puppy & Best Puppy in Breed with her littermates Nours placing 2nd, Elska 4th and Tam-Tam 5th - not a bad effort!
And I was also super pleased with Lucie coming 1st of 60+ happy dogs in the Best Smile novelty class under judge Monique Thorn.
Today we wish a happy 8th birthday to our special, German boy Harry. Chief puppy sitter, fantastic wheel dog and all round sweet guy who we are so lucky to have in our lives.
As our only canine competitions remain online, we decided to support the breed classes scheduled for both Greenlands & Malamutes in the Yakutian Laika Club UK Virtual Sled Dog Show - and what
a great set of results!
In Greenlands, under judge Tara Fisher (Sannah) we came away with the following:
Alice - 1st Open Bitch & Best of Breed
Noah - 1st Open Dog & Reserve Best of Breed
Jessica - 1st Baby Puppy Bitch & Best Puppy in Breed
Dylan - 1st Champion Dog.
Not to mention the lovely Elska, owned by Charlotte & Kurt, who placed 2nd to her sister in the Baby Puppy Bitch class - a proud breeder moment for her first show :)
In Malamutes we also received some fab results under judge Marie Louise Clarke:
Lucie - 1st Champion Bitch & Best of Breed (at 2 months shy of her 11th birthday)!!
Harry - 1st Veteran Dog, Reserve Best of Breed & Best Veteran.
And as if all that wasn't enough, in the final BIS competitions, under Spitz specialist Christina Chapman (Bukris) Jessica went on to win Best Puppy In Show!! So very proud, and we even got some lovely rosettes to go with them!
A bittersweet start to the month as three of our six Dylan x Alice babies have now left for their new homes in the UK. We wish them and their owners all the luck in the world for the future and cannot wait to see them grow up with their new families.
Zippy (was Shiraz) - Fenrirkin Gives You Wings With Austmans
Elska (was Pinot) - Fenrirkin Out Of The Black
Nika (was Rioja) - Fenrirkin Catch Me If You Can
Today our Greenland pups turn a month old - what a wonderful way to start the new year even if COvid restrictions continue to limit the events we would usually attend :)