Sunday, September 21, 2008

Photos taken today

Sunday, September 14, 2008

AYCA - BOS Darlington Championship Show

On Saturday, 13th September Ayca and I travelled to the Darlington Championship Show which is held at Newby Hall, Ripon.

Although the sun shone and it was in fact a warm day the showground was still a mud bath and by the time judging had finished we were knee deep in mud and I just gave up on any chance of keeping Ayca clean.

We arrived at the showground in plenty of time to allow Ayca time to get over her journey and whilst we were at the back of the car the van parked alongside us with dobermans in it - one of them came charging out and being very aggressive and flew at Ayca. No damage was done (although I say that) in that although it went for her there was a lot of noise and I managed to put my leg between then it frightened Ayca terribly and her day was spoilt as she never got over it.

At the time of judging Ayca who is normally a little show off was quite timid although the she did on to get Best Puppy, Best Bitch and Best Opposite Sex. Our judge was Pauline Suhr from Australia who told me she thought Ayca was super and would have liked to have given her Best of Breed but she was a little timid on the day. So there you go the Dobermans cost me BOB. To say I was a little disappointed was an understatement.

Hopefully, Ayca will make a full recovery and not allow this isolated case to spoil her!

Friday, September 12, 2008

More Puppy Photos

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Puppy Photos

Here are some photos of the puppies taken this afternoon. We now let them into the garden (under supervision) for a rough and tumble which they really enjoy.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Asalet Ayca - Best of Breed

Asalet Ayca attended her first Championship Show today aged 7.5 months. She got Best Puppy, Best Bitch and Best of Breed. Our judge was Mrs Sue Searle who did say that she wouldn't normally give Best of Breed to such a young dog but that she thought Ayca was stunning.

I didn't attend the show so Anthony, our grandson, stepped in and showed Ayca which he obviously did very well so thanks very much Anthony. We miss you. Anthony is well used to showing Anatolians and had some significant successes in his time. He has also travelled extensively throughout Turkey and also attended the Kangal Festival.

Ayca is the daughter of Ugarit (below) who we imported from the Des Shumagins Kennels in France and she is very much "Ugarit's daughter" in many ways.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Ulli and Cesur

The weather here on the East Coast has been quite nice for a while now and we are enjoying some late sunshine but I don't think that it has been that hot that Ulli and Cesur need to dign down into the dirt for the coolness of the damp dirt!!

Monday, September 01, 2008

Posing Puppies

The puppies are continuing to do well and they have just spent their fourth day out in the sun. I bought them a pile of new toys today that they just love - their real favourites are the soft squidgy ones. Enjoy the photos.....