Monday, 30 August 2010

Working trial training, jumping!!

One of my big reservations regarding working trials with Unikko was the sizes of jumps she would have to do, didn't think it was possible for her to compete in same class as large German Sheppard's and mad Border Collies. Also getting the training was difficult as we meet up once a month and then wait in turn for jumps. So I decided the best way forward is to have my own jumps, high jump and long jump, will have to wait with getting the scale! A month ago a picked up my own "bespoke" jumps:) and what a difference! I have no garden to speak of so get up early, go to local recreation ground and have a go. Today I actually set up the jump in my garden and Unikko flew over 79 cm (31 inches) She needs to be able to do 90 cm (3ft) She skips over 213 cm (7ft) long jump, need to do 273cm or 9ft. Fantastic:) She is so agile! Now we need to do the 6ft scale, but thats another story! I think now one of my biggest WT challenge will be to do a 10 min down stay with me out of sight! She is so alert, she never relaxes into her down, head is up looking around all the time, get to about 7 min and suddenly she will spring up and enough is enough, bored now! Hey ho, great fun trying, next week we are in my training clubs members trial day, and 18th is our first trial (beginners stake)!!!

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Musses eye test:)

Great news today! Musse have been to have his eyes checked and all clear has been given. So now just got to wait for October to arrive:) Very Exciting!!

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

As it's Unikko's third birthday tomorrow I have to  wish her and all her siblings a very happy lappy birthday, may many bones come your way:)
I can't believe this naughty girl is supposed to be all grown up!
Big thanks to mum Toive and humum Toni for this gorgeous funny girl

Introducing Lapplyans King of Mustang

I want this opportunity to share my exiting plans for this autumn. As many know I'd dearly love to have a litter of puppies from my beautiful girl Unikko, (Elbereth Unikko at Lappviken) and after lots of searching and planning I'm extremely proud and grateful to introduce Lapplyans King of Mustang (or Musse) who is coming over from Sweden to stay with us. Its hard to describe my gratitude to Musse's owner, Pia Martensson for allowing me to borrow her handsome boy.

Musse's is bred by Lena Sandell and has the title int show champion,  is PRA free and his pedigree and more photo's can be seen here: click on "stamtavla"

 He is a proven sire and I will show him during his stay