Sunday, February 22, 2009

Swimming with dogs


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Two videos that will bring to you the desire to go swimming ... far ... far away from this crazy pack.

But no doubt that it was a well spent afternoon with this enthusiastic swimmers !!!


Friday, February 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Teco !


Happy Birthday Teco !


Freestyle - dancing with dogs



Today I present to you a dream that everyone that works with dogs hopes to achieve.

The sharing, joy and interaction of this handler-dog team is to envy and even I have seen this movie several times, still brings me a dream of what one day I wish to achieve with my dog.


"Canine Freestyle is a dog sport in which training, teamwork, music, and movement combine to create an artistic, choreographed performance highlighting the canine partner in a manner that celebrates the unique qualities of each individual dog. It is built upon the foundation of a positive working relationship between a dog and handler team." - Definition of the Musical Dog Sport Association

Friday, February 06, 2009

Australian Shepherd herding photos

Once again I bring to you amazing herding photos taken from Punchline Aussies in their wonderful farm.

You really can see the joy of this lucky Australian Shepherd dogs doing what they do best.








Photos released by Punchline Aussies

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Crufts 2009 and BBC



Well, today I read that BBC will not transmit this year the notorius event of Crufts ( you can see here the news http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2008/12_december/12/crufts.shtml)

Consider by many a event to big as the world dog show, it is a pity that has be banned and unconsidered by the notorious BBC network.

In spite of I always being complained by some point of the dog show organization, having a notorious lack of interested by the animal health and lack of sociability of some animals, that doesn’t mean that isn’t so sad such amazing event just be put aside.

Yes, maybe this will be the push to change mentalities and the way some breeds are seen when taken to dog shows and yes maybe people minds will change and not only the physical, but also the character, health and work components will become requirements to the main title.

Personaly, I am blessed by balanced healthy social dogs and I try to keep their social and work component, and I don’t see why the some shouldn’t be asked to the other breeders.

I also cannot understand why the so call “veterinarian inspection” in a dog show, beside checking vaccines and chip, don’t check the heart, breading, eyes, hears, temperature, like our one vets do in a checkup.

What I can say is that the BBC story, despite of pointing the finger to certain breeds and their prejudicial selection just because of looks, this story also brought to all of us breeders a curtain of undemanding the work we do.

And like there is breeders that don’t act in the proper way and should be punish, there are also the ones that fight to give a better quality of live to their dogs, perform health exams before breeding and give all possible conditions to a new coming litter, and this one’s deserve respect and consideration.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Time for photos of our Australian Shepherd and Golden Retriver

In the middle of the rain and win, I went to take photos with Australian Shepherd, Cookie, and Golden Retriever Brad and our puppy, Bianca, daughter of Bri

I hope you like it ...

Brad

golden retriever
golden retriever
Bianca

golden retriever
Cookie

australian shepherd
australian shepherd
australian shepherd