Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year from our pack to Yours!

 Above - Lusha all dressed up for party and says: "Happy New Year!"

Our little guys from Elly and Roy are two weeks old now 
and finally have their eyes open!...'What a wonderful gift
for this magical night!..
Of course this little miracle resulted into some new photoshoot.
Enjoy! They are precious.
As far as we know both little ladies
do not have any names yet, unlikely their brother Winston!
But they all are sold and will go to their new homes
in February of upcoming 2016.

Best wishes to all our friends and their 4-legged companions!
This will be our last blog post for this year...

See You all in 2016!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas to all!

Merry Christmas to all our schnauzer families,
who celebrate this occasion!

For the rest - Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Elly x Roy 2016 litter.

 Elly and Roy' 2015 litter just arrived on December 15.
Irina and I went to do little "baby-shopping" and returned with some
super cute fabric to use for this photoshoot.
Naturally now You can tell who is who...
Above - flying with little white sheep is our baby-boy.
He is Black and Silver and he already has a family waiting for him.
Below, surrounded by flowers, are two our young ladies...
They are Salt/Pepper color.
One of those two is sold as well and the other one
is in the process of to be spoken for...
We still looking for the right family to give her a new home...

Congratulations to new puppy owners!
You, guys, know who You are! 

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Last show weekend of 2015.

Mid-December 2015. Weather is nice and warm, day time temperature is in 60s.
With the group of friends -owners and breeders, we spend 3 days
showing our beautiful dogs in Allentown PA. Good friends, great times,
but this time - no points on our account.
I care less, Lusha was flawless. I'm proud of her.
We ended up this season with picking up 6 singles and
 when spring comes will go back in the ring for those majors.
During the winter we will play with Obedience
and Rally practice and some agility exercises...
And also I'm going to paint more... I had my painting program on hold,
because of all dog-related events,
but now I'll have more time for my other love - Thee ART.

Here is some of still shots and short video from todays show.
Our baby-girl is all grown up now and knows her stuff.

On another note we expect few interesting litters during this winter and hopefully
will end up with some new show prospects to keep...
But time will tell... Mean while we are done with this show season.
It was marvelous!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

3 more titles!

 This Friday we attended one more Rally trial. 
This time it was at Bella Vista training center.
Our first time at that facility and we LOVED it!
Result - 3 more qualification scores and 3 more finished titles.
Lusha and Roy got their Rally Advance titles,
while Chant finished his Rally-Novice.

 Here they all are together with Irina, who handled 2 out of 3.

 Roy (on the left) and Lusha (right)
with their daily bounty - green qualification ribbons,
purple rosettes for new AKC title and placement rosettes.
Roy got second high score in the class( Red Rosette)
and Lusha scored on the third place (Yellow Rosette).

Of course now Lusha has it all, as a queen she is!

After we finished with both advanced class dogs, 
Irina took out Enchanter and I took out my camera,
so now we have this video of them two performing...
Beautiful job, Irina-Chant team!

... and this was our last performance trial for the year...
Now we can practice and wait what the spring will bring to us!...

Monday, November 30, 2015

Boys agility training.

Had wonderful full of fun session with our boys in the club.
We are about half-way trough with our training program
before we can think of first trials... Maybe at spring!
Boy did wonderful, unfortunately during the time
 when Chant was working, our "cheer-leading team" (Sammy)
got that vocal and supportive to his performance that
I had to delete sound track.... Dogs!
Never dull moment with them!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Vet visit with Sammy's and Ziva's litters.

Visited our vet office today, had great time.
Yes, vet visits can be real fun even for dogs 
(when You got Yourself a cool vet anyway!)

More shows and trials!

Some more professional (and not so professional) pictures
from last show weekends to share with friends 
and our extended schnauzer family.

Above: Blloomsburg Rally Trial:
two days, 3 dogs, 6 green ribbons!
Together with Rally Judge Karen Schroeder.
Left to right: Roy, Chant and Lusha.
Lusha ended up taking second place in her class on a day 2.

Below: Lusha @ Fall Mountain Classic, Cumberland, MD

10/15/15 Thursday 1/Winner Bitch/ Best Of Breed/ Best Of Winners

10/18/15 Sunday 1/Winer Bitch/ Best of Winners

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Sammy's litter, 7 weeks old!

 When You have a lot to do, time just flies by...
What is always true in our house.
Hard to believe, but Sammy;s babies are already 7 weeks old.
Tomorrow we going to see our dearest vet Lisa Wallen .
But today they got their groom and we finally managed 
to do their photoshoot...
Only takes 3 to 4 hours to have it done with set-up , editing etc...
So enjoy! Doubtfully I'll have more time to repeat it any soon.
Above and below - two of our "young ladies".
Each has her own personality and I love them both, but...

... the #3 has stolen our hearts!
Her name is "Pippa" and she is our girl.
I think she knows it too.

 Pippa's two brothers (above and below)
reminding me some cartoon characters...
very cute, very animated...
And no wander, those two are half-brothers to our
precious Enchanter.
It was hard to let them go, but...
we will have Pippa to raise and this will be plenty.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Fun with Rally!

 Dogs are finally out of coats to do conformation shows, but
beauty about performance events - nobody gives You any points
for excessive grooming...
So this weekend our "out of coats" dogs are having fun
with another Rally-O event at Bloomsburg, PA.
Our "seasoned veterans" - Roy and Lusha
for the first time went to Advanced class.
General difference between what they did before
and what they will have to do now- all work is done off leash.
Plus there are some more complicated elements and jumps...
All went well with them two on their day one
and both got another qualified scores and green ribbons!

As for our wonderful Chant, it was his debut at Rally Novice.
he performed very well and scored very well. 96 out of 100!
Great job Irina- Chant Team!

Jim did all the driving today and naturally You can not see me, as 
I'm the camera person...naturally.
Jim took some more stills and videos with his phone,
but I have no time to do anything with it as for now.
Tomorrow is another day, let see how it will go.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Good times at the farm!

Above: Home-Run by Lusha and Elly
(Shazzam Of Oz Tactical Solution and
Adamis Virgin Mother)

End of October, we and our dogs still enjoying last warm days and 
taking advantage of any opportunity to get out there...
It is a special  treat for us, as majority of time is taken but
those precious puppies... Of course babies are priority,
 but adult dogs need their time too...
So few days ago, we just grabbed the group of girls
and went to visit our friends at Cove Creek.
Everybody had a good time - humans and dogs,
and we returned with bunch of good photos, what I'm going to share with You now...

 Above: Laila and Elly trotting side-by-side.
"Laila" - CH Shazzam Of Oz Arabian Night.

 Above: Leila and her beautiful daughter "Ziva".
Shazzam Of Oz Exclusive
(by CH Shazzam Of Oz Whatever & CH Shazzam Of Oz Arabian Night).

Below: Portrait of Ziva, thee Diva!

 Above - more of Ziva.
Below: "I'm just gliding here!" - Lusha.

Above: "We are family!"
Left to right-
Adamis Virgin Mother (Elly) &
Shazzam of Oz Tactical Solution (Lusha).
Elly is a full sister to Lusha's Mom, Bea.

Leila is checking around old garden beds.

 Above: Like mother, like daughter!
Ziva and Leila want their voices to be heard.

 Above: Elly is demonstrating her fabulous beard.
Leila is demonstrating her fabulous butt.

 Above: Line-up for the toy give-away.
Below: Lusha and Elly on a mission.

Above: Another one of Ziva. She was full of herself.
Below: Leila (left) and Ziva (right) enjoying running together. 

 Above: Ziva and Elly playing good girls 
and evil Lusha is sneaking on them two from behind...

Above: Leila and Ziva. Two true black beauties.
One is the Champion. The other one is yet to become one.
Watch for her going out to the ring next season.
She is ready!

 And this is my favorite shot of the day...
I call it "The Kiss".

Thank You to our friends Kent and Karen Durr
for sharing their beautiful place with us and our dogs.
Especial thank You to my best friend Karen
for helping us with this photoshoot
(we worked side-by side with two cameras!)

Friday, October 23, 2015

Show, shows, more shows!

Last three weeks were really intense over here...
Not only dealing with all the puppies what is much work!), but also
I had to go for week long painting trip to CT and on return - grab some dogs
and my beautiful God-daughter Veronika and head out to WV for another week.
 We two were staying with our friends Claire and Bill for 4 days long show cluster.
We weren't the only guests on guys farm. Together with us went 4 of our schnauzers:
Lusha, Avva, Chant and Roy.
Long story short - it was much work, much fun, good time with good friends.
We brought home another bunch of ribbons and several new wins!

Roy (front), Chant (middle), Lusha and Avva (left to right on a back).
All enjoying their new accommodations in WV!

Above - show moments.
Veronika and Avva checking each other out...
(Are we ready to go?!.)

Yes, we are ready!
Them two in the ring.

Above and below... Veronika with Roy.
Unofficial winning photos.
I still waiting for official stuff to be e-mailed to us.
It may take some time.

Above: Lusha takes another win on the last day
of Cumberland show cluster.
(Another unofficial photo.)
She did extremely well this weekend and ended up with winning 3 days out of 4.
She collected another 4 points and on a day one went Best of Breed,
what was a bonus!
Roy got his very first point toward his Championship too...

Now we and dogs will be taking about month-long brake from conformation shows
and work on some performance events instead.
In a two months we ended up with putting 5 Championship points on Chant,
1 on Roy and 6 on Lusha. All owner-handled.
Irina did marvelous job on working with those coats.

Next weekend we going to have our first Rally-O Advance performance trial.
Now... would be nice just to take it easy... for change.