Saturday, December 3, 2016

Just a bit more of end-of-the-year bragging...

......Juuust at case if You wander what Xolo is doing there....

This blog is strategically called "Miniature Schnauzers etc."
Xolo is IT. She is our ETC. Not only ETC, but one of it...
Few days ago we received all new pictures from Philadelphia 
show cluster at Oaks, PA.
This included picture of Dora, our Xolo pup.
We did very limited showing with Dora this fall, actually al it was
- two weekends, however it was enough for her to collect
5 AKC Championship points, several owner/handled
Breed wins and even one Group placement...
 She did well indeed, our baby girl and we love all about it,
including the grooming part.
After dealing with ring prep for miniature schnauzers, this feels unreal...
 I mean it feels so good, it can not be true...
Just kidding!

On other hand - Lusha...
Shazzam Of Oz Tactical Solution in 2016
finished her AKC Championship from Bred/By Class owner/handled.
 Collected 28 Grand Champion points up to date.
 Sharing #10 position Nation-Wide for Owner/Handled Miniature Schnauzers.
Currently holding #3 position in State of Pennsylvania
for 2016 Grand Champion points ranking....
The ONLY owner-handled dog on a way to Grand Championship in PA
who also has working titles on her.
We had a great year with Lusha and currently working on her first Agility Title.
Way to go, girl!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Shows and trials.

 Last week we were getting ready to two events - Agility trial
and conformation show in Oaks, PA.

 Our puppy Dora was suppose to be shown indoors for the first time.
Therefore we took her to the training class for the first time,
to see how she will react... She was fascinated... with the mirror!

Agility was first thing to do... Coffee with the girls and off we go!
Bea (on a top), Lusha (mid) and Elly (below).

 Above  waiting for agility rings to start.
With Lusha.

 Above: our agility ring. Beautiful!
Below: our set-up at conformation show, Oaks, PA.

 Above: Awwa is getting ready for ring.
Below: Lusha is disgusted with Awwa getting too much of attention. 

 Baby Dora finished both days with Winner Bitch.
We also went Owner-Handler Group 4!

 Lusha did remarkably well and and went Best Of Opposite Sex (BOS)
both days she was shown. Also she went OHG3.

Great weekend indeed! Many friends, much fun.
It might be our last conformation show for this year.
Season is coming to the end and this is fine...
Much to get ready to in 2017.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

As the reason progresses....

As the season progresses, I'm looking back on what we have done this year
together with our four-legged partners... 
it was our second year of owner-handled experience and what a big step it was!
With limited showing, as I dedicated big part of summer
to my painting adventures in both - United States and Europe, by November 2016
we accumulated total of 70 conformation points on several our dogs.

Major part of this job was done by Lusha - Shazzam Of Oz Tactical Solution.
Not only she competed her AKC Championship, but also earn Rally Excellent
working title and well on a way to become AKC Grand Champion of record.

By the latest AKC GR CH points ranking report for the State of PA.
CH Shazzam Of Oz Tactical Solution (Lusha) has position #4 AND
she is top not handled by professional handler Min Schnauzer in State AND
she is the only Min Schnauzer competing for her Grand Championship,
who has working titles on her as well. Go Lusha!

Shazzam Of Oz Just a Joy of Adamis (Gigi) recited her first
AKC Rally title and looking for more!

Shazzam Of Oz Triple Crown (Roy) started competing in Rally Excellent.

Shazzam Of Oz Enchanter (Chant) moved to Rally Advance!

All above mentioned personalities also started in Agility,
but not ready to compete just yet.
All, but Lusha, who got to try her first 3 runs, but so far without the Qs.
The year is not over, more could be done, but winter is coming,
things are calming down and this is how it always suppose to be.
I'm looking forward to winter - time to re-charge,
re-think and get ready for another year full of adventures.

We also planning several outstanding litters closer to the spring time...
Stay tuned, we have some exiting news coming,
or at list I hope so.

It would be nice to update our main web site too, if I ever get to it.

Friday, November 11, 2016

The Star is born!

Look at him now! Formerly Mr. Peter, now "Remy"
is going to new home to learn all about
Obedience and Agility!
Wish him god luck in his wonderful Journey!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Beautiful weekend in MD.

 Last week Veronika and I grabbed  ourselves a few dogs and went
to visit out friends Bill and Claire on their farm at wild and beautiful WV.
Beside of spending great time with great people we also participated
at 4-days show cluster in Cumberland, MD,
just across of the river from our friends place.

 We made our camp at guys RV
and enjoyed privacy and very convenient stay.
Dogs did too!

 Above- Lusha and Gigi sharing the bed.
Below - Lusha sharing this pillow with nobody!

Not only we had wonderful mini-vacations, but
returned back with some serious prizes on our 
"Grand-Champion To-Be".
Lusha went BOS first two days and GrCh SELect to others.
8 Grand Champion points in total collected at one weekend.
Only 6 more to go till her Majesty will obtain her new Title!

Beside of all dog adventures I got to do some painting too...
 Weather was staying good for the first few days
and we with Claire enjoyed some outdoor sketching!

Next weekend- another show....
Meanwhile - enjoying my time home with family.
Girls need some rest too, yes, Lusha?...

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.