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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

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

A Roadtrip To Narnia

We had another beautiful day yesterday. Our Rally-Obedience instructor Polona asked if I would help her film a short video about her crazy furry monsters. We decided to film the video by the river Soča (Isonzo) and make a fun day out of it. We originally wanted to go to the seaside but it was too hot for the dogs to really enjoy it, so we chose a cooler place among the mountains and near the icy river, so clean and blue that it just can't leave you indifferent.

We tried to find the place where they filmed the bridge scene from The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (they only filmed one scene in Slovenia). None of us has actually seen the movie, so it was kind of difficult. There were just so many beautiful spots. But we found a spot with a waterfall in the background that could be the right one. It was also hard to find a place with some grass by the river to shoot Polona's tricks, so we ended up filming the tricks in one of the meadows away from the river and the playing scenes separately, by the river.

Xsara is not a big swimmer, but she went in the water a couple of times and even swam a little. The funniest, however, was Polona's croatian shepherd Kisha who cannot swim. But her swimming technique really improved by the end of the day and she is a better swimmer now. Here are some of my favorite photos from this trip:


I also have some new agility pictures from the latest two trials, thanks to Iztok and Andraz again:



11 comments:

snoutbeagle said...

Barby and Xsara, I swear you live in heaven. Thank you for sharing your amazing hiking and visit-to-the-mountain photos with us. You're a really great travel guide for Slovania. I, for one, would love to come explore your beautiful country.

Really great agility photos too!

snoutbeagle said...

oops, I spelled Slovenia wrong above! I'm sorry!

Pacco de Mongrel said...

i don't like getting wet.. mostly i will just stay on the land...

the action pic looks great.

Amber-Mae said...

Wow! What a fantastic place to go too! Those are some great shots & the water is sooo clean & clear! I bet you can just drink out of it like that. Refreshing!

Butt shakes,
Solid Gold Dancer

Kess & Her Mama said...

What a great outing. And the agility pictures, what grace in motion! Well done Xsara!

Ellie's Owner said...

Always a treat to see the photos of your local surroundings. Looks like a great day was had by all!

Lorenza said...

You went to a beautiful place for that video!
Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures!
Have a great weekend
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

JAZZ AND DIXIE said...

Great pictures! Wow Slovenia has some really beautiful scenery made all the more beautiful with the addition of Xsara! We also enjoy the agility shots as they inspire us!
Lix
J&D

The Army of Four said...

Slovenia looks like paradise! The bureau of tourism should give you and Xsara a job. :)
Those agility shots are beautiful! Xsara is such an amazing athlete!
Tail wags,
Storms

Georgeous said...

Woah, what a pretty & clever girl you are. I'll be snuffing you out.
luv 'n' slobber
George x

angelgrotton said...

What a great place. It looks like heaven, the colour of water is breathtaking.