Friday, August 4, 2017

Lunch out!

Pippa's (on front) and Yana's (behind) puppies
having their lunch outdoors
(to the complete envy of starving adult dogs.)
Feeding puppies outside makes them use to new place faster and easier...
Food always makes things good, doesn't it?!..

Thursday, August 3, 2017

August is here!

... and we are so behind with any updates!...
You may guess the right reason - much was going on here, in Pa.

Our beautiful Gigi went out for her first ever Agility Tests...
She passed brilliantly both ACT1 and ACT2 level
and was awarded with ribbons and of course cookies!...
She appreciated her cookies better...

Here she is!... Trying to grab it from my hand,
while Ira is trying to take our picture!

Meanwhile Lusha...
Received both of her agility certificates what made her eligible
for AMSC Versatility award!

This is our sample advertisement page for Schnauzer Shorts -
the ONLY publication for our breed.
This one will go to the working schnauzers issue.

We also went at two conformation show clusters... First one was outdoors...
( I LOVE my dog-show camping part!)

Second one was indoors. And on very first day of it Lusha 
went Best Of Opposite Sex (BOS), two next days she got Select...
All 3 days we got majors on her.

 Enchanter was back to the ring too,
and was Reserve Winner Dog 3 days out of 4.

 Bloomsburg show cluster was a great fun and
was looking like schnauzers specialty...
We had a great gang of great people there!

 Spa time for the doggies after their show day!
Oh... Much work, really!

 Day after Bloomsburg show Chant and Gigi went to Bella Vista 
training center
and passed their CGC test!
More ribbons!

At the same time at home Yana and Pippa were busy raising babies...
OK, it will be whole separate post about those babies and very soon...
But so far here is a Pippa with hers..
Enjoying family time!

... and those were our latest news and updates!
Stay tuned for more!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Rubber Duckies... Or not!

This weekend we did something different for change...
Took two of our dogs for duck herding practice!
This time those were Gigi and Rosie.
We started with Gigi, as oldest one of two.
Rosie was allowed to watch and learn...
Photo above - starting to work ducks on leash with Gigi.
And below - Gigi's attempt to herd without the leash.
She was a bit disappointed with me, for some reason she decided
we are going to play agility... and there were only ducks!... 

Rosie on other hand... she had no expectation and ducks were fun!
She tried to be gentle with those, as we constantly
reminding to her how to be gentle with little ones...

And of course after hard job what could be better, but another pool party?!

Enjoy Your summer, stay cool!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Here comes a Gigi!

All right, look like we have another agility prospect here...
Here comes a Gigi - Shazzam Of Oz Just a Joy Of Adamis.
Her puppies just went home
(all but one, who is waiting for him Mom here, right, Blue?)
and I decided to try her with those 2x2s and see
how much she remember... We practiced with her very limited time
about half-of year ago... Yet, she knows it all and goes like a Pro.
I have to admit - she does those things better then her sister Lusha,
with whom I worked a lot, so far Gigi was busy with babies.
End of this month Gigi will go for her ACT tests and if all goes well
(what I hope it would) next step will be the real thing - Novice level.
Lusha will move up to the Open. Go Gigi!
And yes, of course - Go Lusha!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Summer 2017 litters.

Our summer litters are finally here!
Shazzam Of Oz Yanna Kuzy Peekay -AKA "Yanna"
had her litter from "Shazzam Of Oz Show Must Go On "Gosha".
It was our first ever litter from this beautiful boy and
we were looking forward to see what he will produce...
No surprise, they are beautiful!

Above - "Gosha".
Below - his first ever litter from Yanna.
Congratulations, young man! Well done!

Our second litter was also one of it's kind..
First ever litter from Shazzam Of Oz Phillippa "Pippa"
and GCH Earthsong Remedy For The Blues.

Westminster winner, no less, "Blue" is producing outstanding puppies.
And Pippa became outstanding Mom.

One of those little ladies will be kept for  our future show/breeding prospect.
Can not wait to see them grow!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

4-th of July weekend.

 Independence Day weekend was a big thing in our house.
Surely enough for youngsters it was dress-up time!
Tory (left) and Manya (right) posing in their new outfits for camera.

 While for Lusha it was a weekend of hard work.
She had two agility trials to attend.
In a first day of Christmas ( in July)
My Lusha brought to me
Brand-new title in Novice Jumpers
with big smile on her face
and she was just as good as one could be !
(Withe perfect score of 100 it is!)

 On a 4-th of July itself Lusha finished her second Title
in Novice Standard. 
And again with the perfect score!

 Lusha says
"Time to pack and go have celebratory dinner!"

So here she is with all her pretty ribbons!

GCH CH Shazzam Of Oz Tactical Solution RE ACT2 NJP NAP
what makes her eligible for American Miniature Schnauzer Club
Versatility Award too!

Go Lusha!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

 This evening Jim, Irina and I went out all together in attempt
to do photoshoot of sunset and clouds...
I was carrying this idea for a week or nearly so...
Clouds were spectacular and I wanted to take my chance
to paint it at later time...
Meanwhile I wanted my camera and my memory to capture it.
Naturally we couldn't just take a camera only...
 we took few dogs as well.

 This time Misty and Lusha participated in our outing..
Evening was spectacular, with very warm light,
which turned dog's coat warm-orange.
Of course with some help of modern magic of Photoshop
I adjusted it somewhat...

 Misty was getting ready for another upcoming outdoor show cluster
and could use some "grass time".
Lusha just wouldn't get over the fact, if Misty would go, but she would have to stay.
Not safe, not safe.

 Here is Misty... full of herself and posing for camera..
Wish us some luck with her shows next month!

... and here is Lusha... just hanging around...
she knows all about those shows, not a big deal really!...

It was a beautiful day. Tomorrow will be another one.