Thursday, December 29, 2016

Lusha gets her first Agility Q !

I suppose one more end-of-the year brag...
This Wednesday we went for our last in 2016
Agility Trial at Bella Vista training facility...
I love that place, I really do. Yes, perhaps few things are not perfect,
but it is great place to work with Your dog and I like the people who run it.
Guys are working hard to make it better and
every year there is something "new and improved".
It is just a bit too far for us to go for any classes, but close enough to go for trials.
This time we signed up for two days and were suppose to run twice, but oops!...
That time of the year when You never know
if You can make it out of own house in the morning.
And today we didn't - everything was covered in ice...
However yesterday we did and it went perfect.
Lusha run her Jumper with Weavers Novice preferred just like a pro.
I'm so proud of her.
She got second placement in a class, highest possible score of 100
 and went 20 seconds faster then time allowed for her category.
She is amazing!
This is our first Q in Agility with our first dog we took out.
She will need two more legs for her first title and 
we are going after that accomplishment at spring.
Roads are iffy now and signing up for trials is wasting of money.
Plus we all can use this little vacation from all that show commotion...
So far we two were running, sneaky Ira did a video of it,
therefore now You can enjoy... here it is!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Goodbye, Teddy!...

 Yesterday we sadly had to say "Goodbye" to our old Teddy - 
Shazzam Of Oz Custom Made.
This dog was a huge part of history of our kennel, our breeding program
and much more...
Never shown, yet, produced some very exceptional
specimen of the breed, including some of the dogs listed below...

CH CamRon's Lets Feedom Ring "Ringer"
By Shazzam Of Oz Custom Made X CamRon's I'm A Lulu

CH Shazzam Of Oz Arabian Night "Leila"
By Shazzam Of Oz Custom Made X Mtn High's Night Flight

Shazzam Of Oz Enchanter, "Chant" RN, AKC pointed
By Shazzam Of Oz Custom Made X CH Shazzam Of Oz Something Else.
Enchanter (AKA "Chant") - pictured above,
 is the last puppy, carried his Dad's legacy.
This talented dog is on a way to finish his AKC Championship and also competing
in Rally-Obedience and getting ready for performing in Agility...
Beautiful and smart he does it all.
Enchanter is going back to show rings spring 2017.
Watch him succeed.

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!