Jeanette was making a trip to Sydney to catch up with the extended Lappie family for a show.
While she was there, Tilly blew us all away by taking Best of Breed from the Puppy Class at only 6.5 months old.
The judge loved her and commented that she was such a promising puppy and encouraged Jeanette to continue showing her and hoped to see her again in the future.
Tilly then took out the Puppy in Group. So excited for such a young pup. She'd only moved out of Minor so as not to clash with the younger Vader, and no one was expecting much from a little 6.5 month old in the breed line up, let alone the Puppy in Group line up.
Tilly beat her Mum who was plainly not in the mood at all. Seems Lexie has found more interesting pursuits in Rally and Lure Coursing and finds the ring a little boring. But not Tilly. She loves it. Any opportunity to earn some food. She's a little food fiend and loves strutting around and preening for the judges.
I couldn't be more pleased for Jeanette who is just thrilled with her little girl. Well done
Whilst i was laid up in hospital, Mischa once again hit the show ring with Robyn.
Once again she was awarded Neuter in Group. She showed like an absolute star and made friends with the judge, showing off her tricks.
I love this pretty little blonde. She's a brat and a princess, but she's gorgeous and sweet and now loves Robyn, possibly due to all the chicken she gets fed. Thanks again to Robyn for taking our blonde out for a spin.
NSW Lure Coursing Assoc Inc held a Lure Coursing Trial on the 19th June.
Judges R Jewels and L Perry. Junior Courser - Ch Caleebra Armani Acqua RN* "Lexie" 165.5/200
Lure Coursing is a new sport in Australia. With a trial close to home Shell Gurney offered to take Lexie for her first look at the sport. Lexie was a little powerhouse, completing two runs in great time and being very focussed on the lure. She can't wait to have another go. She earned her first pass in Junior Courser and came home with a ribbon.
In her last week as a Baby Puppy, Vader decided to give it all she had and took away the Baby Puppy in Group award at the Parramatta and District All Breeds Kennel Club Show on the 19th June in Sydney. The judge complimented Vader on her lovely movement which is great to hear in such a promising youngster. Kira and Vader have been training hard and it's all paying off at the moment with Vader learning to let the judge examine her without fidgeting and she's even learnt to stand still.....for a little while at least.
We're so excited for Kira and Vader and just love this little Black Beauty. Well done!
I have had the worst year for health and after spending a day in the Emergency Department and being kept overnight for observation and with surgery scheduled in my near future I really didn't feel up to a weekend away that i'd been looking forward to for weeks.
But as i knew Robyn (Janoby) was heading away to the same weekend, I thought i'd be cheeky and ask her if she'd like to take Mischa away for the weekend. Robyn already had 2 of her own dogs going but happily agreed to take Mish along. Our blonde bombshell has made herself a lot of fans over the years and firmly won over Robyn months ago.
And so Mischa headed off on an adventure without me and i'm so glad i sent her along for the weekend.
On Friday night at the Bendigo KC Show she was awarded Best Neuter in Group 5 and then Best Neuter in Show.
At the Eaglehawke PM Show on Saturday she was again awarded Best Neuter in Group.
And on top of everything, she was happy and loved her weekend holiday with Robyn and 2 of her kids: Ryan and Indy. Mish adores kids and so was thrilled to pieces to enjoy cuddles on the bed with the kids at the end of each night.
She's a funny, adorable, diva, princess. And I love her madly.
So thankful to Robyn for agreeing to take away our pretty blonde for a show holiday. I've already had Indy asking when she can borrow Mischa again.
On Saturday 18 June, Lexie earned her 3rd qualification for Rally Obedience - Novice and earned her Rally Novice title. Lexie only entered her first trial in May, with her training interrupted by seasons and babies and Jeanette says it was great to get the first one under her belt. There will no doubt be a slight pause as she progresses to the Advanced level where everything is done off lead and the courses become longer and more complex.
But we've no doubt they'll get there. Jeanette and Lexie make an amazing team. We are so proud of them both.
On Friday 17 June, Mr B Walkey from Canada awarded Tilly her second Minor Puppy in Group. Tilly was very pleased with her fringie but happier with the toy bought with her prize money .
One things for sure, she's certainly going to get accustomed to posing.
Congratulations Jeanette and Tilly.
What a mash up of shows we've had this last week.
Working Dog Champ Show
Working Dog Open Show
Spitz Breed Champ Show
FLCV Lappie Specialty Open Show.
All the shows overlapped each other, owners were getting confused about which dogs had done what. Who had to go back in and for what class.
For us, Vegas Won the Baby Dog Class at 3 of the 4 shows. He took Baby of Breed at the Working Dog Open Show and Opposite Baby in Show at the FLCV Show. He was a star, a tired star, by the end of the weekend. So proud of him.
Reserve Bitch at the Working Champ show
BOB at the Working Open Show
Reserve Bitch and Opposite Open in Show at the FLCV Show - She had a great weekend and was great to show
Neuter of Breed at the Working Champ Show and won a bottle of wine
(no neuter at the Open Show)
and Neuter in Show at the FLCV Show. She was also a star all weekend.
Other Caleebra highlights included Sheya taking 2nd in Baby Bitch at the FLCV Show,
Fenix taking a 4th of 7 in the FLCV Show Intermediate Class
Aslak taking a 2nd of 6 in the Spitz Show Intermediate Class
and visits from Alleria (who came into season the day before so was scratched) and Mimi
Matilda (Caleebra Elixir of Love (AI)) turned 6 months old on the 11th June and was suddenly eligible for points.
But Matilda decided not to stop at points and thrilled her mum (and us) by taking 3rd place in the 6-12 months Sweepstakes and also being awarded the Best Minor Puppy in Group 5.
Great results for only her 2nd day in the class.
Well done Jeanette and Tilly.
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