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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.

Check out our Tricks and Agility Vids


Monday, April 7, 2008

Family Matters

The last trial-free weekend is over. We enjoyed having free weekends for a while and visit so many beautiful places that we never have the time to visit, but we really miss trials and friends, so we are looking forward to Saturday.

This weekend we visited Xsara's doggy family. First we went to see her breeder and both parents - the photo was taken from the car on our way there so it's not the best quality, but on the right you can see the village where Xsara was born. The breeder is always so happy to see her and Xsara likes going there, too. I think we are really lucky to have a breeder who cares about her pups so much, and she is always very glad to help us with advice so I enjoy chatting with her. She organizes one or two reunions every year but we often can't attend them because we have trials on weekends. The next reunion will be in June, and the trial will be quite near by, so we will try to attend both events if it will be possible.

Then, the following day, we went for a walk with Luna and Xsara's sister and BFF Sena. We met a lot of other beagles, including Snoopy who is their borther from the same pack. It was nice to see them running around together for over three hours. Sena will be staying with us for one week in May, and I'm so excited - I doubt we will give her back easily :)

On Sunday we attended the first Frisbee 4Fun trial in Slovenia. Of course, we were just cheerleading for our friends, and not participating. I never knew what dog-frisbee looked like and have a much better idea now. It seems like a lot of fun (I particularly liked the freestyle acts), but I'm not really sure Xsara would enjoy fetching frisbees. Maybe we will try it out and see how it goes. We, however, have so many other things right now that it's hard to find time for everything - we are starting our RO II class today, by the way.

I'm posting the video of Xsara's friend Bode and his mom Manca who organized the whole event. Bode was quite tired because they had two days long frisbee seminar before the trial, but he still did great - specially considering this sport is so new in Slovenia. Enjoy!


Patience-please said...

when you click on the photo, you can see it well. What mountains are those?
Bode did GREAT!!! That was really fun.

We'll be watching for great things at your trials!


The Army of Four said...

That sounds like a fun weekend! Our mom loves to watch frisbee demos and so do we!
No pictures of Xsara with her Beagle family? :( I'll bet she LOVED seeing everypup!
Play bows,

ails&candi said...

Hi Xsara & Barby,

I see you were away visiting your breeder, thats soo good your breeder likes to still keep in touch. Ours is like that as well we always phone and sends photos when we can't get up to see them, i think it's that bit special when you find a breeder like that.Good luck for the trial in June. Barby is there anyway you could put my name forward for the The Bone Zone at Dogs with Blogs, i would be very grateful to you , thank you.
take care

Girasol said...

I'm glad that you had a great weekend!I love plat with the frisbee; the sea took my frisbee a couple years ago when I went to Ocean City...I need a new one.

Pacco de Mongrel said...

it must be a great to meet up with ur family members again... oh, i felt lonely all of a sudden, i dun even know who's my dad n mum...

btw...frisbee catching looks totally cool especially playing it by the beach..

it seems like your friend is dancing along with the frisbee...

serendipity said...

That sounds like a great weekend. It must be very nice to meet up with family again.

Oh wow, the dog is having so much fun with the frisbee.

That's a nice mountain in the background.

Anonymous said...

What a great weekend you had!! That'd be so cool to get to have a beagle reunion with all the family :)


Thor said...

Hi Xsara!
You had a great weekend! To meet with the family is very nice!
It seems like Bode is having pretty fun with the frisbee! He did great!


Anonymous said...

Hello again Xsara & Barby,
A big thank you for putting our names forward. Mum is now sorting out my site before she starts looking everyone up again.
speak to you shortly and take care

kisses & cuddles


Hi Xsara,
How wonderful that you can still go back to see your family and that the breeder really cares about her pups. Your weekend sounds like fun and the scenery is nice too. We also have a border collie friend who loves to play with a frisbee but she's not as good as Bode.
Jazz and Dixie

Clover said...

Hi Xsara! I haven't been by in a while, so I was catching up on your activities. Sounds like you have been having tons of fun lately! I will go watch your clips now!
Love Clover xo

Amber-Mae said...

That's a fun sport & Bode did fairly well catching those freezbeez! I don't think I can ever do that. Chloe has started earning to catch freezbeez but in close range only...

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer