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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.

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

In Good Times And In Bad

The first two trials of our crazy week are behind us. On Saturday we did very well on a trial here in Ljubljana. With two clean runs we won again, so I was really proud. Maybe my self esteem grew too high because I didn't do so well yesterday (and I want to underline that it was me who didn't do so well, while Xsara was perfect).

The trial was in Murska Sobota, two and a half hours from Ljubljana - and it was incredibly hot. We had a very nice and clean first run (agility), but I made a big handling mistake in jumping and got us disqualified (I made a front cross in front of the jump instead of beside it, sending her around it and causing her to jump from the wrong side). But I was still very happy with the rest of the run, we were pretty fast. We had another team run after that (agility again), judged by WC judge Anne Savioja. It could have been another great run, but Xsara entered the tunnel from the wrong end, causing another disqualification, so we weren't really useful to our team :( It was a very difficult tunnel entry and many dogs made a mistake there. I think Xsara could have found the correct entry, but I am trying to improve our speed and with more speed mistakes are more likely to happen. The rest of the run was, again, great, so I had a really good feeling about it, I was just sorry about the team. I only have the video of our first run (the clean one) - I swear it's a coincidence, I'm not hiding our DQ runs :)



We have training with both beagles today, then agility workshop tomorrow and another trial on Saturday. I hope I won't make any crucial mistakes this time, I guess we will be pretty tired by then. But I know that we will have a great time just being together and doing what we love to do the most.

7 comments:

Serendipity said...

Xsara seems to be doing better and better! Way to go!

Patience-please said...

Nice run!!!

wags from the whippets

The Army of Four said...

You girls are doing GREAT!
It wasn't as good as meeting you or another Beagle would have been, Xsara, but I did get to meet a Beagle/Basset mix and a Basset the other day! http://armyoffourdigest.blogspot.com/2008/06/important-meeting.html They were REALLY cool little guys! I wish you could have been there!
Play bows,
Zim

Kess & Her Mama said...

That's a great attitude to have "In Good Times and In Bad"! So true. All the best for your next run!

JAZZ AND DIXIE said...

Hi Xsara,
We watched that video a few times! Wow your speed and accuracy around that course seemed perfect! You both sound like you are really enjoying yourselves at these trials. Keep up the great work.
Lix
J&D

Pacco de Mongrel said...

congratulation for your winning...

we know u feel sorry for your team, but i know they will understand... sometimes mistake do happen...

Amber said...

Hey there Xsara, congrats on being 1st! I'm sure you all will do your best and have fun at the same time.

Take care~
Amber