WHAT'S GOING ON?
First we thought it must be carnival, but...
…we have been taught it’s Yule tide!
WISHING YOU ALL A VERY
AND THE HAPPIEST
OF NEW YEAR!
BATTUE KEMBS (F) October 18th
Some members of the shooting-party
Mato and Kanda obvious tired after a long, exciting and exacting
day in the field
KANDA'S TRIP TO WALES September 2008
The magic coast of Dover
Arriving at Galligaer...
... where Mark and Jamie Bettinson are living
This lovely path leeds to the training grounds
Building up the training, Mark and...
... Jamie took benefit of the stone walls and ditches
Wherefore Jamie got into Kanda's bad books???
A little bit later they renew their friendship
Talk shop with Mark and Roger
Even Mark learned to relax with a Chessie
Homeward journey - we are already close to home - only an other
1000 km drive
I have had splendid days in Wales!
Many thanks to Jamie, Mark and last but not least to my fabulous,
forbearing companion Steve!
WORK & SHOW AICHACH (D) June 27./28. 2008
The show took place at the beautiful gardens of the Watercastle
also called "Sissi Castle".
Sissi, the empress of Austria spent many carefree days in this
castle during her childhood.
Sissi Castle" open to the public; nice museum!
No pictures from the Working Test, but both, Mato and Kanda competed
Brownie 1exc. CAC Veteran Class
Mato 1exc. Working Class
Kanda 1exc. CAC Champion Class BOS
COMPETITION FOR WATER RESCUE DOGS. VETERANS ONLY!
On the lake of Murten (CH) June 21st
Even Brownie hasn't done anymore any of those exercises for the
last 3 years;
she remembered all of them exactly!
At the end she placed 3rd
The competition began with the distance swimming beside or behind
Searching for a lost canoe
and pulling it back ashore
People in trouble; Brownie brought them always safely ashore,
good old girl!
SÉLECTIF B MATZENHEIM (F) June 2008
Nice and easy
Impressions of the water exercises
Mato passed, accordingly we had a successful day!
CHESSIE EVENT WD/WDX/WDQ PREIN AN DER RAX (A) June 6th - 8th
Photos: O. Brinkhoff
Gorgeous ground for arranging trials
The WD/WSX/WSQ are American hunting tests, only for Chesapeake's
The day before the trials we had a chance to work the dogs
It's not our turn - not yet, but later on
There must be a sandwich somewhere...
Judges and assistants are preparing an exersice on the water
Mato during the WDX in the field and...
... delivering a duck from the water. SHE PASSED THE WDX!
Kanda worked real brilliant, whether on land or in the water!
She did the Tripple, meaning came out victorious from the WD/WDX/WDQ
in one day.
There are not many Chessie's which have done this before!
MAY 30 - JUNE 01 2008 WORKSHOP WITH MARK AND JAMIE BETTINSON
Photos: H. Keen
Father Mark: the cool-headed
Son Jamie: the high-spirited
Most important: steadyness, steadyness, steadyness...
I never walked with as many dogs in line
Thereafter we all needed a little break
Mato, off she goes...
... Well done! On her left: her sister Mika (Minipoka)
Of course the dogs also had to jump over fences (Mato)
Kanda without any problems...
... but if the dogs needed some help...
... they always got it!
What's coming up next?
Many thanks to Mark and Jamie for the wonderful, thrilling course!
YEAR BY YEAR TRAINING ON THE ALPINE MEADOW SELLAMATT MAY 24th
/ 25th 2008
Helene Leimer in her element...
Helene is not only a an instructor, she also treats Mato's scar...
Don't I look special with sun-blocker on my face?
After two days of hard work Kanda is dead-tired!
IN THE COURSE OF THE WEEKLY TRAINING WITH STEVE (BANNER'S
Steadyness is part of the game
In Front Kanda
These guys look very concentrated
Waiting for the following exercise
Mato can't relax without her tennis-ball
We had a wonderful morning, we all trained serious
and now: let's have some lunch!
IT'S NOT A WINTERDAY AT OUR HOME, IT'S ALREADY END OF MARCH
Brownie and crazy Mato
Brownie and Mato
TRAINING WITH GRAHAM STEVENSON AND DAVID SISSON (GB) FEBRUARY
Graham and Dave instruct in a complete different way; there is
a catch in it!
KANDA'S FRUITLESS TRIP TO SWEDEN
Kanda and Nils met each other for breeding reasons...
At the air-port the world was still going round...
Unfortunately we'll never find a vestige of Kanda and Nils only
a moose left its footprint...
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