Saturday, 23 September 2017

Pwllheli Dog Show

What a bloody day .. I'm still buzzing! Loki was BOB, Group 1 and Best In Show, Kaiah BPIB and Pastoral Puppy Group 1 and Asha was best Pastoral Veteran. Huge thank you to breed judge Carron Jenkins, Group judge Mrs E Anne Orzel, and BIS Judge Mr Bill Orzel. All the "Blaniks" showed their socks off with Loki as usual giving a paw perfect performance. Thanks to my lovely friends for all the support - emotional day eh!
Loki with the show secretary, the Group judge and BIS judge
 Darling Asha in her pastoral veteran class
Kaiah standing for the judges critique after winning her class.
A Picture for the paper? 
Loki and Kaiah after their group wins

Friday, 22 September 2017

Unofficial Weigh In On Route

Takes a bit of getting use to when one of you're closest friends moves away. It's been 3 years now and I still miss her. Having been 5 mins down the road for most of my adult life it's not great when she's now 50 mins away. Anyway a lovely drive, which only the weather could have improved and a couple of hours in each other company was the order of the day. 
Ross and Kaiah had a lovely time running around the fields in the rain and as we were passing we stopped at the vets for a weigh in. Ross is now 18.1kg so on target to get to 20kg (ish) by 4 months. I had Kaiah weighed too. She's still 26.6kg. She's not heavy is she, but I think she looks ideal for a young female.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Visiting Friends

and ransacking their homes!

"Thanks to Auntie Carrie for having us over and continuing with puppy Ross' sociamilsing. Puppy Ross was vevy vevy bad making a swimming pool with de water bowl and running riot a round and a round of the sofa. I of course be a mini angel and was vevy vevy good!"  - Kaiah

Walking Before The Rain

The forecast is for 2 inches of rain over the next 24 hrs. I'm glad I've got everyone out early at least we'll have a peaceful afternoon!
 The difference in colour between these two looking quite striking today 
 Poor Sammi must have half the ditch in her ear! Haha
 Kaiah still tied to a post
Little Ross looking quite big next to Tali 

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Sable 2

I was really chuffed to get this photo today. I was so emotionally involved with this pup that it broke my heart when he didn't get to come and live with us a few weeks ago. But it's funny how things work out and he was obviously not the right one for me. He still has no descended testicles, but anyway by now my friend feels he'd have little show prospects. Apparently he's very big for his age, his ears are weak, his coat is wiry and his hocks are awful. Though of course it's early days for his ears and his hocks will strengthen with normal moderate exercise, but I've never come across a wiry coat in a GSD.I love his dark head, his eye colour is correct and he has a lovely expression, but I would be doing my head in over those ears, they would be worrying me silly by now!
I think sable 2 is about 3 weeks older than Ross and you can see normal difference in size and coat growth.Though of course the way Ross is growing I can't imagine he'll be far short on size and substance in 3 weeks. It will be interesting to see how dark Ross' head goes with maturity .. I do love a dog with a dark head!
To be fair, I'm really happy with how Ross is coming on. He's growing up quite tidily, he has plenty of bone and substance, great angulation, a tidy overline though hopefully his tail set continues to improve. He's a tidy mover with straight hocks, though his front movement could be better .. and may well be as he grows into himself. His character is strong and he has super colour. With correct dentition and some normal coat growth over the next few months I reckon it'll be one smart little puppy making his appearance in the show ring at the beginning of December!

Monday, 18 September 2017

The Best News On Facebook


Three Mondays

The change is amazing isn't it! 
I wonder what the next 2 weeks will bring. He'll be 4 months on the 30th. 
Had to include this in the post. 
No ear jokes, we all know better don't we!!!

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Blanik Jeevana

Edit .. Wow .. what can I say? Huge Thank you to Bethan for the editing. Kaiah is of course untouched but we now have a much better background!  


I love this picture of Kaiah who's now 11 months old. I had no camera with me at the time it's just taken with my phone. I gave no consideration to the background or anything as we were just messing about... shit I wish I had now. Must be one of the best photos of her yet, a great one to share and show off how beautifully balance this little bitch is. 

Tali Took Ross Swimming!

 Down the stream and into the lake
 Come on puppy Ross I'll teach you to swim
 Think I'll drown the bloody idiot!!!
I ffink I be staying here!