Friday, September 29, 2017

What about those puppies?...

Our fall litters are here!
Above- beautiful singleton solid black puppy-girl from Elly and Gosha.
3 weeks old. Outstanding. 

Below - litter from Kenya and Blue.  Salt/Pepper puppies.
2 weeks old. Just the same outstanding.


Our last for 2017 litter is still in waiting...
 we expect few more Black/Silver puppies
and day now...






Dog shows and more.


 This summer we had plenty of fun showing some of our youngest
show starts. Josefina "Josie" was in a lead
with attending more shows then the rest.
So far she has the biggest collection of "reserve winner" ribbons
we ever had on a dog. I hope soon it is about to change into
"winner" ribbons collection.
She is fun to show (photo above).


 Our "Time Girls" - Manya and Tory 
also hit the show grounds for the first time and did very well.
Currently we are working on their coats
to bring them into perfect condition, instead of
puppy coats.
Those two are my show plan for upcoming 2018 year.
Pictured: Tory with me and Manya with Irina.


And of course there is the Eddy!...
Growing up and potentially will be shown few times
later in a season.
Currently we are working on his coat too..



Our Prima Donna - "Lusha"
(pictured above with me on two different occasions)
finishing her 2017 show season and quickly approaching 
big mile stone of becoming AKC Bronze Level Grand Champion.
She also was awarded with prestigious
American Miniature Schnauzer Club
Versatility Award
what is only given to the dogs who achieved excellence
in several different performance fields...
At Lusha's case it will be Conformation shows,
Agility and Obedience.
Only a few dogs receive this Club's Award every year
and in 2017 Lusha is one of those few.
And the year is not over yet...
Perhaps we soon to add Barn Hunt Novice title
to her impressive collection!
Go Lusha!



As for our non-schnauzers crew...
Our beautiful Dora received her first major in Macungie, PA.
We love You, girl!


Meanwhile Gigi was having fun performing in agility
and got her first let on her first ever run
with the perfect score of 100 and being top of the class!


Stay tuned... more updates coming!

(That is just so much going on there,
I have no time to post any of it really!)





Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Work, fun, work!... Updates on Enchanter!

Long no see... I'm again behind on my blogging, am I ?..
It was very busy summer with dogs and things...
Really do not know where even to start.
All right, let start from some bragging..
This season we decided it is time to work on Chant getting his Championship.
We had him shown before off and on for during last two years,
 but frankly, I was concentrating on Lusha and her achievements...
Now it was time to bring out thee good old boy and get "IT" done!
And so we did!

Introducing new AKC Champion
Shazzam Of Oz Enchanter - AKA "Chant".
Who also happened to earn him CGC title, Rally Novice AND Barn Hunt Instinct!

Above: Enchanter goes Best of Winners at Middleburg, PA for his first major.
Pictured with Irina

Our win at Harrisburg and crazy show cluster
with almost two dozen of entries in  our breed!
Pictured with Tatiana.

... and getting our last Major win in Macungie, PA,
what finished his way to AKC Championship!...
Pictured with our dear friend Shawne Imler

As I mentioned above Enchanter was only busy being pretty,
 but also went out to get his Canine Good Citizen Test, attended
"Meet Thee Rat" workshop at Bella Vista training Center
 and went for his first Barn Hunt Trial
 at Ice Bern Farm, PA.
He earned his Instinct Title from the first try, 
as well as first qualifying score at Novice Class.

Here is Chant and Lusha in all their Rat-hunting Glory
with all their ribbons!
Below - Chant and Lusha at Middleburg dog show
enjoying free time


Lusha's news are coming up next!






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!