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7:22 A.M on July 26,2016,marked the beginning of a miracle.7 actually!After a long night of waiting,our Dorka gave birth to 7 beautiful puppies,which are now chubby little critters that squirm around and have proved to be quite the vocal artists!This is our 4th litter,second from Dorka,and I’m so excited to see how they will grow.We have 4 males and 3 females,4 fawn and 3 brindle.There are three fawn males,one brindle boy,two brindle girls,and one fawn.They are adorable,as all puppies are,and extremely funny.The way they twitch when they sleep and yawn with those big big mouths is gorgeously cute.As of now,they are one week old,and growing like weeds.Or should I say something prettier?Yes,they grow like little flowers,little daisies rising from the ground. Dorka is well,being a great mom and watching over her little ones.Lambada is also keeping an eye on them from a distance,and uncle Smokey(our very chubby cat) has no problem peeking his head into the whelping box to see how his adopted nieces and nephews (who he thinks are most definitely not as pretty as cats) are doing.Check out the pictures of them on puppy news,and we’ll keep you posted!

 

Hello hello!I have had the most exciting long weekend ever!Why,you ask?Good question! Well,early (like really early) yesterday morning,my mom and I flew in from Calgary,where the 2016 Junior Handling Nationals took place! It was so much fun! This was my first time going to the Nationals,and it was so different from anything I dared to imagine.

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Hello hello everyone! Its been a great year,2016, so far, hasn’t it? Time races past, and January is suddenly June, with summer just around the corner. Speaking of this summer, I have some fantastically awesome news to share with you! On May 8th, I participated in the annual Junior Handling finals for Zone 7 with a wonderful sheltie named Coal. I was super nervous, as always, but Coal’s wagging tail and calm demeanour settled my nerves. The younger classes were called in until suddenly, it was our turn. We entered the ring alone and from there it was all a blur. Thankfully my mom took a video:)The only thing I remember is that before I did anything, like the down and back, I stopped and took a breath so Coal and I were completely concentrated. It helped so much with focusing on the task at hand. When we were finished we were awarded first in our class, and then we left the ring, and I finally exhaled, happy with our performance. Coal seemed to share my sentiments. There was one more class and then the winners of each class were called. It was a very tough competition, as all the junior handlers were spectacular. The final round was especially fun, as I got to switch dogs and handle a miniature poodle for a little bit. Finally, it was time for the 4 judges to make their decision. See, in regular juniors, there is only one judge but in this competition there was one judge that directly interacted with the juniors, and three watching us from each corner of the ring and then asking us questions. After their deliberation, they called Coal and me to stack in the middle of the ring, with one other amazing junior handler. They thanked us and then announced the ribbon. “It goes to the sheltie” I remember the judge saying. And I was thinking “oh cool, at least we’ll get reserve”. Then she handed me the blue ribbon, and it was like wait, what? We won! It was such a pleasant surprise! I was humbled and honoured to compete with such great handlers and to be judged by such esteemed judges. I still can’t believe it. So, on July 29,2016, I will be partaking in the Junior Handling Canadian National Competition!!!!I’m so excited, I can barely wait! It’s a lot of work, and I thank everyone who is helping to organise the trip . Also,thank you to Sharon.Mark and Guy for letting me handle their wonderful Coal. I’m so very grateful for your support and all the time and effort you commit to me. Thank you for the opportunity to represent my zone. And thanks to you, who are reading this blog. Wish me luck please!

Zone Finals 2016

Hey everyone!Guess what?Come on,I know you want to know.At least guess.Come on,I bet you know.Fine,I'll tell you.Dorka has 4 points now!!!!!!!!She got one on Sunday at the Caledon show for taking Winners female and 3 yesterday at Elora Gorge for taking Best of Winners!We beat 5 dogs!She also got Best puppy of Breed!She doesn't get any points for that but boy was it fun!Today we won our intermediate novice class in Junior handling out of 6 dogs including Dorka!It was so much fun!There were many Junior handlers which is absolutely amazing!Anyone looking for a hobby with kids should really consider dog showing.It really is the best hobby ever.Satisfaction guaranteed:)I've also started making a list of breeds I've handled.I've got at least 15!Only a gazillion more to go:)Handling different breeds is so much fun but also very hard.For example,when i was handling Siberian huskies it took me three times in the ring to figure out how to set up and bait the dog.She was so patient though!We accomplished it in the end!I've seen many junior handlers with different breeds.It's amazing.If you're a junior handler I recommend handling various breeds. Funnest thing ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Well,thank you so much for reading this blog.I hope to write another blog soon but for now bye!

Caroline, Dorka & Lambada:)

December 29,2013

Xelascon Dorka Royal Canin Show

Hey!!!!!Me and Dorka had a pretty amazing weekend last week.No,we didn't go to any parties.In fact we didn't go anywhere close to a party.We went to a dog show.Can you believe it?:)Well we did,and we did pretty spectacular,not to toot my own horn or anything:)So we went to the Caledon Dog Show and it was really really nice.On the Friday we went for a junior handling training session and it really helped.I got some really amazing advice and it totally calmed me down.It's funny how I've been doing this for years and yet every time I show I just get this really nervous feeling.I do everything right technically but I'm like a robot.I have no feeling,no presence,no...pzazz!That changed!!!!!On Saturday we did really well and won our class for Junior handling,not to mention that Dorka got select in the championship ring!!!!!!!We didn't plan to return on Sunday but because we won our class for junior's we were invited for the invitational.So,on Sunday there we were again,in front of the beautiful starry red background showing.And we won.The whole invitational!Score!!!!!!!Dorka did just phenomenally,my little girl.She's all grown up:)The show itself was beautiful and I'm glad we went.The Breeder's classic was so interesting and there were some very consistent dogs.We're planning on going to my fav show,Elora Gorge soon.Hope to see some of you there!

Hey everyone!Sorry I haven't written in a really long time.I'm just having so much funwith Dorka and Lambada!On Saturday we are going to Dorka's third show!!!!!!I'm so excited!It is the Caledon show and it's so far the biggest show she'll be going to.I'm really proud of her.The last show she went to she did really well!She didn't win anything but she was amazing!Every day we practice in the backyard.You should see her.She is so happy.She doesn't have a bad day!Her tail wags 24/7 and I swear she smiles.She's a little bundle of joy,here one second,there the next!It's contagious.Poor Lambada can't keep up!But she's doing just as well.Lambada is such a lady compared to Dorka,but I have to say Dorka does obey.Usually:)I just love her so much.We're best friends.

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Hello everyone!I am sooooo sorry for not writing for almost a year!!!!Time just seems to fly by,and what was once a week ago is now three months ago!But, I hope you can forgive me, because I have some amazing news for everyone. It has to do with this one girl named Caroline and her dog Dorka.(that's me by the way,Caroline not Dorka:) We have achieved championship!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I can hardly believe it,but when I looked over at Dorka after our win,her eyes just said “I told you so”.Then I swear she smiled. She is such a clown,that one,but I love her so much. So,the show where this all happened was in Milton,and it was the same show where she had one year ago previewed in the  ring for the first time!I'm so proud her!!!We still compete,so just keep your eyes open for us. We'll be somewhere,a happy,relaxed dog with not a care in the world and a shy,slightly nervous but eager 13 year old girl. Don't worry,we're not hard to miss:) You know,I feel like Dorka and I grew up together,even though we're still really young. We kind of got older together, although I don't think we're even close to being remotely mature:)As long as we have fun,I'm happy and so is Dorka. Our next show is the one  in Caledon,and our last show was the huge one in London,where I personally think we did quite well.  Just an update about Lambada, she's doing great as always and relaxing until she come back into the ring as an old pro,literally. Well,that's it for now,but I will not take a year to write another one...hopefully:)

Hello,hello!I am having the best time.We have picked a puppy and I am really loving her.The flashy fawn female that is exactly like her mom is our new show prospect!I really can't put what she does to you in words.She changes you and makes everyday a good day.But,truth be told,she's a little devil.Of course I love that!How can you not?:)We call her Dorka.It really does stick to her.It means little mischief,which as you can clearly see,is her life's purpose.She romps around without a care in the world.And you should see her when she starts wagging her tail!She shakes around,shimmying to the left,then to the right,trying to keep balance but instead tripping over her little feet!She is so adorable and everyone stops me to say how cute she is.Aren't they all?Exactly like her mom,I'm telling you,she just can't stop.The world spins around so fast and life is short so enjoy it to the fullest!I'm also having fun in the ring.On Saturday June 1st I went with a friend of ours and showed her dog in JuniorHandling!It was a blast!Okay gotta go,duty's calling.A puppy can't hold it in THAT long.I have to hurry before I have to clean the carpets:)

June 02,2013

Hello again!This time I am talking about a show I went to in September. The Milton show!It was raining heavily when we came. It was all gloomy but I was excited for
 junior handling especially. I wanted to try a breed I had never handled before!I was hanging out for a while and then I found a dog that I really loved. He was a
 Australian shepherd!A breed that I never handled before! I was so happy! He was so sweet  and kind and only a puppy. I took  him the ring for junior handling and
won my class. He just really was amazing!  I was so happy! I will not forget him or any other dog I have handled !I really hope to go to that show again!It
 really was a different show!

Hush little puppies,don't say a word...Hello everyone!I'm so sorry I haven't written in a long while. It's been really hectic with 8 new arrivals. That's what I'm talking about,puppies!8 little guinea pig pups!We had 9 pups,5 males and 4 females. Unfortunately we had one that didn't make it. We called her Snow and whenever it does snow I know she's talking. They are just amazing. Last time I was only nine and had much to learn. Because of my previous experiences I have had an easier time helping my mom with the puppies.8 are a lot but each are so precious and so full of life .You never really take life in until these moments when youreally have so much joy you could burst. These puppies give me those moments everyday.You laugh so much you could cry. Anyway you'll see the pictures but we had 5 fawns,2 brindles and 1 white.The flashy fawn is just like her mother. It's amazing to see her play.She plays like a 3 month puppy and she's just 5 weeks now. Sometimes she does the funniest things and I have tears in my eyes.You really don't know until you experience the pleasure yourself.

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