Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Montgomery County All Terrier working trial 2016.

 This year our dogs went on a road trip to be a part of 
Montgomery County All Terrier working trial 2016.
Above - Chant is "Driving", Roy is "Looking for Directions".
Below: Lusha (left) and Gigi (right)
"Are we there yet?.."

 So what this event is about?
Nothing much. :-) Simply bunch of working terriers and their parents
from all over North America getting together to have some fun
and compete in various disciplines from Obedience and Agility
to Barn Hunt and Lure Coursing.
Full week filled with adventures.
This year we only participated one day and it was only one Rally trial.
But it was 4 dogs, with 4 Qs, 3 placements and two finished Titles.
Not bad for one trial!

 Above: Shazzam's crew at AMSC desk in front
of so called "schnauzer village".
Below - outlook at some of breed "villages" and agility rings.

 It is rather fancy out there...

 Above: Irina with our Rally-O Judge Susanne Babcock.
This wonderful lady came up with the most complicated and fun
Rally maps we ever saw... Never-less,
Lusha (left) managed to get top in the class score of 96
and finished her Rally Excellent Title.
Gigi (left) got her last "leg" and completed her Rally Novice Title.
Chant got first leg in Rally advance with score of 98
and third placement in his division.
Roy was a real trooper to go to the ring first,
and regardless of all destructions, got his first qualifying score
for the Excellent level.
He also got third placement in his class, same like Chant.
We met many old friends, saw many beautiful (and very smart!) dogs
 and came back home feeling accomplished.
On Sunday to the conformation show we go!..
This is "THEE SHOW" of the Year,
what everybody terrier lover looking forward too.
Over 100 miniature schnauzers signed up to compete in 2016
in regular rings and sweepstakes.
Hope to return from there with even more ribbons...
Stay tuned, my friends!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Urgent puppy update.

 This beautiful intelligent boy unexpectedly became available again
due to the health issues
in the family what initially adopted him..

 Looking for forever home for this wonderful puppy.
Serious inquiries only!

 Parental pair: 
Sire: Shazzam Of Oz Enchanter (Chant) - above.
Dam: CH Adamis Tragic Beauty (Bea) - below.

Also we still have beautiful Black/Silver puppy male
looking for his home.

Please contact us ASAP for more information if interested.

No more litters will be available in 2016.
Waiting list for 2017 only.

Fun and Games!...

This summer I'm awfully behind of my blogging just because
we are awfully went ahead with those shows.
We even bough our first very own Gypsy's-wagon
to be able to go places and stay places
instead of dealing with motels... Of course this is not real gypsy thing,
but next best to it - small RV trailer.
Next best thing - Jim started help me with showing dogs
and in fact does it very well.
Sooooo.... our favorite girl "Lusha" -
Shazzam Of Oz Tactical Solution (pictures above) not only became
AKC Champion, but also on a way to finish her Grand Champion Title.
You go, Lusha!

She is also trying herself in Agility and compete at Rally.

Lusha mean business. Always.
This model wasn't equipped with sense of humor.

Lusha's oldest sister, "Awwa" 
(Shazzam Of Oz Awesome News)
keeping up with her little sister and only few point short
of getting new Champion title.

Do You remember this photo?... Awwa on the left, Gigi on the right!
yes, there is aways Gigi. Our wonderful goofy Gigi, 
who can make the most funny faces and always needs her morning hug!
Gigi started picking up her show pace too and now AKC pointed.

Here she is! Love this girl.

And of course the evils sisters - Misty and Twisty... I mean Nita.
Debuted in August show in puppy class, got few Reserves
and soon after Misty went Winner Bitch and took Group First
in Best in Show Puppy competition.
Here is picture of Jim with Misty!... They were great that day!...

Then of course there is CHANT!..

Chant, Chanty, Enchanter...
Our favorite love bug, goof-ball, lover boy.
He went out and collected all his singles
and now will be back at spring for the big stuff.

... and lastly our new addition to the show crew 
with everybody favorite grooming version!...
Please welcome DORA!

No, she is not a schnauzer. But she is great!

Dora is our Mexican Hairless puppy who debuted
at her first show this September and picked up first 3 points 
at her very first show weekend...
Not without much help from our friends.
Xolo and Schnauzer rings had some timing conflicts
and naturally we couldn't have been at both places at once.

Now I think I didn't forget anybody...
 Stay tuned, the show season is not yet over!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Dog shows and babies, fun and work. Bea's and Tutta's puppies 5 weeks old.

AHello ,everybody!
 Me, Irina, is here  ,  with dogs and puppies , Tatiana and Jim is away for dog show weekend .
I want to share with you what happened during those weeks .In short -dog show season is great  ,
 our black puppies Nita and Misty  ( Shazzam of Oz Not to be Misunderstood and Shazzam of Oz Seven Notes in Black ) started their show adventures ,  competing in Puppy Class. They still have long way to go and a lot  to learn , however , they seems to start enjoying the whole game, and this what is important. Dog shows isn't only ribbons, prizes and titles. It is what we do with our dogs - together , as a teammates , and their  joy working with their humans  and our fun is what matters.
And ,speaking of those titles and ribbons :-)  -they were first and second in their puppy class and even won Reserve of Winner title.
Shazzam of Oz Awesome News (Awwa) won the breed last weekend and she is half-way through to her Championship.
And our beautiful Lusha (Shazzam of Oz Tactical Solution) won her last major  , and  she is now an American AKC Champion !  She will  now compete in Special class of Champions for her GrandChampion title , together with our Sammie.
Lusha also started trialling in Agility.
We have some nice pictures from those events and waiting for official  show pictures to come, will post it then.
Awwa and Lusha both are daughters of Bea . So I guess, next is  updates on Bea's current litter and Tutta's babies .
Babies are 5 weeks old now. They are doing fantastic , and by now walking ,playing , interacting, voicing  their opinion and are absolute delight to watch  ,cuddle,and spend time with. I wish  it would be 16 hours in a day so I can spend extra couple hours with those little ones .
 Here is some pictures from today .

 I thought it is funny how those Bea's boys lined up while playing.


Mr.Peter with his favorite toy .
   Peter in front , Flopsy and Mopsy .                 

Mopsy was in philosophical mood. He is biggest boy in this litter now.


 Flopsy . A lot of salt/pepper color pushed up already. And with  favorite toy -below.


Mopsy and Flopsy are having some brother-to-brother conversation. I think it has something to do with that yellow little ball.:-)

Cotton-tail  and Phina.

Phina was not sure is she wants  to play or practice hand-stand.

Cotton-tail was very,very busy , trying to collect all toys together.

Then we include some training into the game. For short time puppy wear collars and cloth . This teach them to accept any human manipulation with them without much fuzz and , obviously , is a starting step toward collar and harness for walking.
And they looked just adorable !

From left to right : Flopsy ,Mopsy and Peter



Phina. Not sure she was very happy with my idea. :-)

Tutta's babies were in playground #2. We usually set few different playgrounds, and puppies spend few play sessions in one ,with adding new toys and changing configuration every time, then we move them to another one.Tutta's  pack had fun with tunnel set up today .

When we first introduced the tunnel , puppies decided it is great place to curl and sleep there. Now they are really having fun just running through it.


Hemi (Hemlock)

Laury (Mtn. Laurel)

Here I got 3 of them , Laury, Hemi and Juni.

Little Oak Leaf  (Oakley) and Kory (Hickory)

Oakley and Lady Fern


Oak Leaf

Oakley as King of a Hill

And Oakley as Roll-from-the-Hill

Lady Fern (right )  and Kory (left)

Enjoy the pictures,  have a great evening, and I'll see you all soon!