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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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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Long Time, No Sea

This weather is absolutely crazy! It's raining all the time and it got quite cold, so we haven't been on any interesting roadtrips. Last week it was still a little warmer so we went to Iski Vintgar with Ben. Xsara couldn't wait to go swimming, can't you tell from the photo?! I hope she will be in more of a swimming mode when we go to the sea because I would really like us to go swimming together (but I won't force her if she decides against it, of course).

On Saturday we had a Beagle Reunion, organised by our breeder. It was cloudy and cold, but the dogs didn't mind. They were so happy to play together and steal human food from the tables. Whenever food was involved, Xsara was the loudest and the bossiest one. Because of her athletic figure, some people thought she really was starving, so I know they were feeding her behind my back (I could tell by the smirk on her muzzle). Anyway, we saw many Xsara's relatives, including both parents and two dogs from the same pack.

Luckily, the weather is always nice when we have training, so we haven't missed any lessons. We have three trials and an agility workshop (with the WC judge Anne Savioja) next week, so we won't be bored or anything. We will also celebrate Xsara's birthday next Friday (June 27th)- I absolutely cannot believe that she will be 4 years old!! She is still a puppy if you ask me, so playful and full of life. But at the same time I don't even remember my life before her, it's like we've always been together. Anyway, we will have a party, doggy guests, the cake and everything, and I promise to post about it. Just, please, don't make any HB wishes in advance because it's bad luck ;)

11 comments:

River said...

Hi Xsara! I am a beagle in the US. I don't do trials or even any tricks but I like seeing how well you do everything! You are such a pretty girl. It's nice to meet you!

love & wags,
River

Lorenza said...

Glad you had a nice trip! And a nice meeting too!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Amber-Mae said...

Looks like you still need to be encouraged by your mom. It's okay. You'll get the hang of it soon. It's not that scawie to swim but sometimes, when the water is cold, short haired dogs like you & Faith will not be soooo keen in going in unlike us Retrievers. We don't care! Hehehe! Bet you had a great time meeting your dog pawrents & siblings. Oh, I didn't know it's bad luck to wish early. Okay, I will only wish her HB on the day itself.

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Serendipity said...

Sounds like a great time there! Ooh Xsara is going to be 4?

Kess & Her Mama said...

OOh...Beagle reunion. Such fun. Us beagles always have that mournful look when it comes to food. How else do we get all the treats? The look doesn't work with my mum & dad though. But it works on my gramps....:-)

Thor said...

Xsara!
Beagle reunion sounds like a lot of fun! So cool your parents and siblings were there!

Thor

Pacco de Mongrel said...

the weather is getting crazy... one day we hv thunderstorm, the next day is hot like we're in d middle of desert...

my mum alwiz think whenever there is a breed reunion, she can't figure who is who.... that's funny when she ended up calling the wrong dog...

btw... it didn't occur to me that u're hitting 4 already... i hope u will hv a great day

Clover said...

Hi Xsara!
Looks like you have been having lots of fun despite the cold and rain!
We are actually having similar weather here now.
Have a great week!
Love Clover xo

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UN SALUDO.

Momo & Pinot said...

Hello Xsara!!

Your barkday is coming soon! We're sure your mom has a secret plan for you. :)

Momo & Pinot

Rudy said...

Hi Xsara!

I know, it's cool over here too in Virginia and it rains almost every day. It used to be too hot! Crazy weather... Mom had me outside practicing weave poles tonight; she says we'll do more this weekend at the agility trials. Yea! I love agility!