We had a trial in Gornja Radgona on Saturday. We had a very nice sunny day. There was a hunting dog expo next to the trial where they chose Xsara's mom Ella for the BOB beagle. The day was very successfull for the kennel Brakada since Xsara also celebrated 3rd place in agility, but I guess it was more luck than anything else this time. An Austrian judge was judging the trial and his courses were a little different from ours. I was particularly nervous because of that and I ran like a chicken on the course. Xsara understood my weird signals unbelievably well and the first run was clean. Which means he acchieved two conditions for the next level in only three trials which is pretty impressive. She could have made all three of them if I weren't so silly. We're not rushing there anyway, we just got to the 2nd level. We had some problems with weaves in second run so we gained one fault and it also showed in timing that we repeated the entire weaves. Since most dogs didn't Q we still finished 3rd. On Sunday I regretted going to this trial. She had had digestional problems already on Friday but it wasn't bad and I decided to go anyway. I misjudged the situation or she got worse because she was running. She's on antibiotics now and has a diet which requires her to eat horse meat risotto. She was feeling bad for a couple of days, but now she's much better. I'm so sorry but on Saturday she really looked well enough, she was jumping around like always. Tomorrow we will get to babysit her sister Sena for a week, I'm sure that will cheer her up
- Xsara and Tani
- Sava Sara Brakada, AKA Xsara was born on 06-27-2004. She was raised in Kennel Brakada spending the first two months of her life on beautiful countryside Gorenjska (Slovenia) with her siblings and parents. As soon as she came to Ljubljana we started a puppy class, followed by an obedience class. She passed her B-bh exam with 96 points (instructor Agility EO winner Polona Bonač). We now continue with Rally-Obedience under Polona's supervision. Our biggest passion however is Agility. We started our first Agility class in October 2005 (club Agility Ilirija, instructor Silvia Trkman, two times agility world champion). When Silvia stopped teaching agility classes, we switched to Daša Zakotnik. We regularly participate in Agility trials in Slovenia and sometimes abroad. Xsara also loves to learn new dog tricks, you can see some of them in our videos. Her other passions include long walks, big meals and playing with dogs, specially her pyr shep sister Tani, her crazy agility pals and her sister Sena.