News 2014

29 November

Dog show in Denmark & qualification trial for a talent group (“talangtrupp Skåne”) in obedience

This day was Penny's brother Murphy entered to a dog show, hosted by the bearded collie club of Denmark. Murphy become BOB veteran by Justin Waldron-Grey, kennel Snowmead, från Storbritannien. Congratulations!!

Murphy become the top winning veteran this year too- Congratulations!

Murphy BIR-veteranDKVV-13 Highflying That's My Boy "Murphy" BOB veteran, BOS veteran Tailwind Papaw American Idol
Photo: Inger Dahl

Yesterday Izzie and I were at a qualification trial for a talent group (“talangtrupp Skåne”) in obedience. There a panel of four highly respected persons would opt out 6 talented equipages. One member of the jury said he wanted to take Izzie home, but I did say no to that, of course! Izzie got the jury's approval and is therefore a member in the talent group! Izzie, my Izzie – she always makes me happy!

Izzie sitt (fjärren) Izzie ligg fjärren
Izzie iin distance control

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TalangtruppenThe talent group

November 23

Izzie 5 years

Today is Izzie's fifth birthday! Time really flies, can't believe she is five already! We celebrated her with two things that she just loves; training and (eating) meat! Happy Birthday Izzie!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Izzie's brother Quintus!!

Izzie tränarIzzie training

Middagdags! Dinner!

October 31

Obedience trial

This day Quintus and his mum Kristina entered an obedience trial level 2. They won their level with 174,5 points of 200 - CONGRATULATIONS!!!

QuintusQuintus

September 21

Rally trials in Ystad

Izzie and I were at a rally trial. In the morning she got 94p of 100 in the champion level, in the afternoon, it was 81p. These nineteen points we lost there was much that I did trample her well below our competition. Great dog, shame about the handler!

IzzieClever Izzie!

September 7

Rally obedience trial

Our friend living up north in Sweden was at a rally trial with her beardies Melvin & Quintus. Quintus won one class and was runner-up in the other trial. Melvin did well too and got placed as runner-up (to Quintus) and #4. Congratulations!!!

Melvin & QuintusMelvin & Quintus
Photo: Kristina Westberg

September 6

Speciality show in Denmark

The Bearded Collie Club of Denmark had a dog show in Denmark. For the first time in two years Penny entered the ring and become best veteran. Her brother Murphy (owner: Joy B Pedersen) become BOS veteran. Izzie was placed as 4th best bitch with R-CC. Judge was breed specialist Liz Jay, kennel Talraz, UK

BIR- & BIM-veteranBOS & BOB-veteran with the judge Liz Jay
Photo: Pernille Rutkowski

August 31

Rally trial in Järvsö

Melvin and Quintus with their mum Kristina at a rally trial. They made some good results and got CCs. Congratulations!!!

July 19

Obedience trial in Karlshamn

It was really hot this day, I was thinking is it too hot to go to trial? Izzie entered level 3 for the last time. Even though it was really hot worked Izzie well. She won her class with 287,5 points (her third qualification to level elite) and got the title LPIII.

Izzie på pallenPhoto: Carina Bengtsson

Izzie på pallenPhoto: John Rehn

June 15

Rally trial in Ystad

Today was time for another rally trial. Izzie did one of her best trials on a very technical course. She was placed as 4th of 39 entered in the champion level and got 88 points.

Izzie

June 6-8

Swedish Championships in Obedience and Rally for Bearded Collie

This weekend the Swedish Championship for bearded collies were held in obedience, rally obedience and agility. Izzie did great!

On Friday was the obedience championship, Izzie was entered in level 3. She got another qualfications to level elite. She won her class and was runner-up in the championship.

Izzie winning rally championshipIzzie and I before our start
Photo: Anne-Marie ÅkessonIzzie winning rally championshipIzzie in action
Photo: Anne-Marie ÅkessonIzzie winning rally championshipThe podium and the judge Ari Korhonen
Photo: Anne-Marie Åkesson

The next day, Saturday was the the championship in rally. Izzie did good job in the champion level. The last two years Penny had won this championship and Izzie has been runner-up. This year Penny didn't start this year and Izzie won the championship.

Izzie winning rally championshipIzzie and I in action
Photo: Pernilla EngstrandIzzie winning rally championshipIzzie winning the championship in rally
Photo: Marie Wastegren

Izzie was runner-up in obedience and won the rally obedience championships. This made her "Champion of Champions". So proud of her, as Izzie is also a joy to live with as well as a wonderful friend.

Izzie winning rally championshipIzzie and I
Photo: Christina Andersson

May 25

Working trials & rally trial

Kristina have been busy this weekend. Today it was time for Melvin to enter level 2 in searching working trial. Melvin did a great job and won his class and is now qualified for the next leve - CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Melvin's daughter Izzie was entering (with me as the handler) the rally trial for the first time in almost one year. Izzie did a good job and got 85 points.

It was a pretty good weekend for Kristina and me :)

MelvinKristina & Melvin

Penny & IzziePenny & Izzie in the lake after the rally trial

May 24

Working trials

Izzie's brother Quintus and his mum Kristina were at working trails (level 2, in Swedish lägre klass spår) today. They won their class with 473p and is by then qualified for the next level - CONGRATULATIONS!!!

QuintusKristina & Quintus

May 11

Roskilde International Dog Show

Millie's son Murphy become Best Veteran in the breed today. Judge was Charlotte Høier. Congratulations Joy and Jørgen!!

Murphy RoskildeMurphy with his dad and judge.

May 10

Izzie now qualified for obedience level elite!

Today Izzie and I went to a trial hosted by the collie club. It was very nice trials, as always. Izzie did a great job and I am so proud of her. She won her class with 280 points and is now qualified for obedience level elite (FCI level 3).

Izzie vinner lydnadsklass 3Izzie and I
Photo: Marie Bertilsson

April 27

11 years

I can't believe that today is 11 years ago since Millie gave birth to four wonderful puppies, CONGRATULATIONS to Jonna, Melvin, Murphy & Penny!

Penny

April 5

Rally trial

Today Melvin and Quintus with their mum Kristina were at a rally trial. They were entered in the champion level. They got some new CC:s; Melvin got 87 points and Quintus 84 points - CONGRATULATIONS!!!

M & Q Quintus & Melvin

March 1

Speciality in Årslev, Danmark

At the speciality in Denmark Izzie become #2 in the open class bitches. Millie's son Murphy (owner Joy Pedersen) become BOB Veteran, 4th best dog and got R-CC - Congratulations!!!

Izzie Izzie & I
Photo: Pernille Rutkowski

Murphy Murphy
Photo: Pernille Rutkowski

Murphy Best dog
Photo: Pernille Rutkowski

 

Summery of 2013 & year lists in rally obedience and obedience

2013 was an intense year. In March I had to say goodbye to my sweet lovely Millie. It still hurts, I have so many good memories so I hope the pain will ease as times goes by. Of course I will never forgot her. Gone but never ever forgotten.

Millie Millie

In May Penny got 100 points of the maximum 100 points in the champion level in Rally obedience. She was also qualified to the Swedish Championships in rally obedience (all breeds). Unfortunately she got an injury and could never join this championships.

Penny Penny winning the champion class with 100p of 100 in rally obedience

Just like 2012; Penny won the Swedish Championships in rally for Bearded Collies, Izzie was runner up!
Penny become the top winning bearded collie in rally.

Penny Penny and I in the the Swedish Championships in rally for Bearded Collies

Penny also made her debut in Heelwork to Music. The first weekend we went to a trial, without taking any classes in this, we ended up as runner-up in the first level, Penny become qualified to to the next level (level 2). In September she started HtM level 2 and won this level, but we need to practice more to get qualified to the next (and highest) level in HtM. As far as I know Penny is the first beardie in Sweden that have entered a class in HtM level 2.

prispallen Izzie & PennyPenny won the championsships in Rally and Izzie was runner-up

Izzie started in the Swedish championships in obedience in level 2. She did a nice trial and ended up as the winner of the the Swedish championships in obedience! She also got a trophy for being the "judge's favorite", the judge said some very nice words about her which of course made me even more proud of her.

Izzie Izzie in the championships in obedience

Izzie Izzie winning the championships in obedience

The day after the championships in obedience Izzie started, just like Penny, the Swedish Championships in rally obedience. My aim was that she would get the last result for the rally champion diploma. Izzie was, like she usually is, in a good spirit and worked well. I was so happy when I realized that Izzie got enough points to get this title.

The breed club had started a new prize during this championship weekend; the best winner in two discpinces. Izzie won the obedience and ended up as runner up in rally which made her winner of "duaathlon".

the podium of duaathlon

We went to a dog show in Denmark in August, Izzie got her first CC there.

Izzie Izzie at a dog show a rainy day. Photo: James Nydahl

In November Izzie started obedience level 3. We missed one exercise and didn't get enough points to get qualified for level elit. This result made her qualified for the versality plaquet in silver!

Izzie Izzie winning obedience level 3

Millie's son Melvin was at some trials this year too with his mum Kristina. In February he got qualified for the champion level and gain the title RLD A, the day after this trial Melvin got his first CC in rally obedience. By this he become qualified for the the gold medal in versality! So proud of the both, competiting in the highest level in obedience, working test, rally obedience and blood tracking!!

Melvin qualified for the gold medal in versality

In May Melvin got his champion diploma in rally with very nice results.

Melvin Melvin also got his champion diploma in rally this year

This year Millie's son Murphy become the top winning veteran in Denmark. They have two lists in Danmark; the breed club and the kennel club - Murphy won both. As a puppy he was shown once at a speciality and become BIS puppy. Congratulations Joy, Jørgen & Murphy!!

Joy & Murphy Joy & Murphy

In May Murphy won a CC, 10-years old!

MurphyThe day Murphy won his first CC

Izzie's brother Quintus, also Melvin's son, had an active year too with his mym Kristina. In April he got qualified for the champion level and gaining the title RLD A. In August he got his champion diploma in rally obedience.

QuintusQuintus got his champion diploma in rally

Quintus and Kristina went to an obedience trial too, level 2. They won their class and got qualified to obedience level 3.

Quintus Quinuts & Kristina trianing obedience and are qualified for obedience level 3

They also started in working trials, I guess Quintus and his father Melvin the only beardies in Sweden in that started in in level 2 or higher. Qiuntus won his class - congratulations!!

Melvin & QuintusMelvin & Quintus - two beardies that competes in working trials

 

Summary of 2013;

Penny: Top winning beardie in rally obedience, qualified to the Swedish Championships in rally (all breed), Winner of the Championships in rally for Bearded Collie, started HtM level 1 and 2, the first beardie that has enter HtM level 2.

Izzie: Winner of the Championships in rally for Bearded Collie, Winner of the Championships in "duaathlon", 4th Top winning beardie in obedience, 5th Top winning beardie in rally obedience, Runner up of the Championships in rally for Bearded Collie, RLD A, RLD M
Versatility SILVER

Melvin: 3th Top winning beardie in rally obedience RLD A, RLD M & Versatility GOLD


Murphy: Top winning veteran in Denmark, both at the Bearded Collie club of Denmark and the Kennel Club, CC

Quintus: 2th Top winning beardie in rally obedience , 8th Top winning beardie in rally obedience, won level 2 in working trials, RLD A & RLD M

The Millie family - from left to right; Millie, Izzie (grand child), Penny ( daughter), Quintus (grand child), Melvin (son and dad to Izzie & Quintus)