Monday, July 28, 2008

Bri, our Golden Retriever went to married the beautiful Louys




Yesterday Bri went to Canil Monte Saloio "married" and meat Louys.

We had a big surprise and pleasure in meeting one of the most beautiful and balanced Golden Retriever of this country. Bri was very lucky in meeting this boy and no photo make him justice.

Now we wait ...

Thanks for the welcome reception mother Ludovina and father António !

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Australian Shepherd and Golden Retriever in Sweet Fair at Lagos

Golden Retriever and Australian Shepherd in Sweet Fair at LagosOur Golden Retriever and Australian Shepherd will be in canine demonstrations and fair stand - 24 and 26 at 9 p.m.



Golden Retriever and Australian Shepherd in Sweet Fair at Lagos
Golden Retriever and Australian Shepherd in Sweet Fair at Lagos
Golden Retriever and Australian Shepherd in Sweet Fair at Lagos



Golden Retriever and Australian Shepherd in Sweet Fair at Lagos
Golden Retriever and Australian Shepherd in Sweet Fair at Lagos
Golden Retriever and Australian Shepherd in Sweet Fair at Lagos

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Monday, July 21, 2008

Portuguese Water Dog in Lagos, Algarve

On this weekend in Lagos there was the 1º Dog show of Portuguese Water Dog and 1º Trial of Portuguese Water Dog in Lagos organized by Câmara Municipal de Lagos, Clube de Caçadores de Lagos, Associação para Protecção do Cãe de Água Português and Clube Português de Canicultura.







On Saturday I took Brad to the dog show and has a Golden Retriever he made the delights of those who pet and give him attention.









On Sunday I took Teco, that has an Australian Shepherd pass all morning trying to join the other dogs in retrieving objects from the water



Being trials of resistance and obedience, there are quite difficult and they were done in a sunny day and Algarve calm waters, so I can only imagine the difficult in ruff sea. But definitely is a delight to see this dogs diving and swimming with all the joy and practice of the breed.

In the end we went to a lunch were the prizes were given and the will of continue to protect and support the Portuguese Water Dog was declared.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Lisbon and Mediterrânea dog show with our Aussies

Lisbon dog show
On this weekend we made our bags and went with our colleagues of Canine Training Centre of Lagos to the dog show of Lisbon and Mediterrânea.


It was an exhaustive weekend, where we pass through very tiring and complicated moments, like the one spent in the Monsanto camping site where no one slept because of the lack of consideration of the young people that shout and drink all night.



australian shepherd in Lisbon dog show

Since it was the biggest dog show of the year it was complicated to park, lift our numbers and go to the vet inspections. But I have to give congratulations to the organization, that this year put a lot of shading places and we were able to have our dogs in decent conditions of the sun.

Also the effort to keep the schedules and the exhibitors organized was remarkable.




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All my Australian Shepherd deserve congratulations, since they all received excellent classifications, specially for the handling, physical conditions and coat condition.

My Australian Shepherd Lisbon dog show results:

  • Teco: C.A.C.
  • Angel: 1º place in Intermédia
  • Cookie: excellent


Next some photos of the presentation:


australian shepherd in Lisbon dog show
australian shepherd in Lisbon dog show
australian shepherd in Lisbon dog show
australian shepherd in Lisbon dog show
australian shepherd in Lisbon dog show
australian shepherd in Lisbon dog show
australian shepherd in Lisbon dog show

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In this dog show we also had the chance to make the eye exams to Bri and Angel, and the results are available in our website.

O CIC Lagos also went to the obedience trial in Campo Grande, where achieved the 1º and 3º place with the team, Steven Dunn - Jutunheim Pippin and Steven Dunn - Stebara Indi.




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Monday, July 07, 2008

Two Golden Retriever in Monchique

Two Golden Retriever in Monchique, Algarve

Two Golden Retriever in Monchique, Algarve


Golden Retriever in Monchique
Me, Brad and Bri, my Two Golden Retriever, in Monchique, Algarve


On this weekend I decided to take my two Golden Retriever, Brad and Bri, in a trip, since on the next weekend I will be all into Australian Shepherd presentation at Lisbon and Mediterranea dog show.

So after some indecision about the place to visit some how the road lead us to Monchique.


And I must say, what a city ! Lovely, so green and full of nice restful parks and green gardens. We almost could say we weren’t in Algarve or we were in some kind of oasis.


Golden Retriever in Monchique


Our two Golden Retriever were very well received by the people and recede lots of complement, so a big reward for us. My son had a lovely time in the children play areas and love the flours, green gardens and of course water nora.


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So a really nice place to visit in Algarve with a nice changing of sceneries.


Golden Retriever in Monchique
Golden Retriever in Monchique
The history of Monchique goes back to roman times, where the Romans were attracted by the thermal waters.
The development of the town was attributed to the growth of the wool and flax mills; and to the Chestnut tree saw mills.

Golden Retriever in Monchique
Golden Retriever in Monchique

In the end of our visit we had a mandatory stop in the famous Terms of Monchique, just to have look into this delight of peace.


Golden Retriever in Monchique



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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

New pet on the house …


You guess it ! I have another one … but this time of a different specie.

We got a Guinny Pig, witch we gave the name of Fofinho (Flufy) and it is my son “sleeping companion”, since it is more of his size and strength.

Ok ! The idea come from my son asking a replacement for his hamster that died some time ago. I was a little bit unwilling, but we got an agreement, he will sleep always in his room and I would get him a little friend to make him company.

Well, this was about three weeks ago and until now the deal is on !

Like every house shared by domestic “wolfs” and their “preys” some cares were taken and in any time they are near each other.
Even with the cage I decided to have a strong one, just in case an accident will occur.

Until now I must admit the creature is quite lovely and the special taste for vegetable and fruits give us pleasure and of course the need to interact with him.
After the first two days of being afraid and wondering if he was going to be dog/people food, he is now at home and already comes and asks for his treats.