I decided to take Aslak and Summer for a trip to Canberra for the Royal Show. Entries were due in months ago and at the time i wasn't sure if Summer would have her coat back in time. Surprisingly she's almost back in full coat, and just growing past that fluffy, puffy looking stage.
I injured my ankle a few weeks ago so I'd already decided I couldn't show either of them myself, and it was a bit of a nailbiter, as Summers handler arrived as the Baby Puppy Dog was being judged but fortunately the judging was at a reasonable pace and there was plenty of time to get into the ring.
Royal Canberra Show Best of Breed went to Summer.
Runner up Best of Breed and Dog Challenge went to Aslak.
Linda handled Summer through to the Group and Jeanette handled Aslak. Both the dogs did their very best and I couldn't be happier with their results as they both did so well on the day.
Other highlights included seeing Lexie and Alleria again. The first time i've seen them since the NSW show about 10 months ago. They're so grown up now and looking like Junior girls. Coat dropping on both, although Alleria has so much coat that its not as noticeable and they both showed well on the day. I was so proud of all of the Caleebra crew. It was a long drive home and we're tired but happy. And now having a break until the next big trip north, at the end of the month.
Congratulations to Erica and Poppi on being awarded Minor Puppy in Group. We're so proud of you both.
Today the gorgeous Alleria received her final points towards her title. We are so proud of Alleria, the little 'mini-Dolce' and her wonderful and devoted owner, Leah. Alleria was a late comer to the show ring and Leah has been slowly collecting the points needed to attain Alleria's title. Along the way she's been up against some stiff competition, regularly the 'bridesmaid' in reserve to the more mature girls on the Sydney show scene.
We rather expect that Alleria and Leah will still be venturing out to occassional shows, but they'll also be turning their attention to some more sports, including Flyball, where they've been regulars at training for months, and just waiting for her to be mature enough to start piecing it all together and get ready to race.
We can hardly wait to see what the future holds for the beautiful Alleria and Leah.
We're so excited to finally be able to announce our latest addition. The beautiful Elsa (Yes, named for the character from Disney's Frozen) is now a part of our extended family.
Her sire is the stunning and unstoppable Ukkonen av Vintervidda from Vintervidda kennels in Norway.
His sire is the hugely successful Dagolas Qultapoju and his dam is the beautiful Lumiturpa Tytön Tyllerö
Elsa's dam is the absolute little firecracker, Lapinlumon Xaana, who whilst being quite the successful show dog herself, is also from two stunning parents: Lapinlumon Elämänilo and Orso-Farm Ämmi.
The pedigree for this little puppy packs quite the punch.
Elsa will be growing up in Sweden and will enjoy a few years overseas before she finally calls Australia home.
We're very excited to watch her grow up and can hardly wait to meet the little princess.
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