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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, September 15, 2008

Hiking, Eukanuba Finale And The Ball That Was M.I.A.

Last week we had to repair the obstacles in our club. It was still sunny outside and we wanted to finish all the work before it would start raining. Once we started to work we realised that the obstacles were in a worse shape than we had suspected, so we couldn't repair them in time. But we did manage to give them a very unique touch. Do you think this will make it easier for the dogs with contact problems? Hehe, probably not! So we will paint them as soon as the weather improves :)

As I heard the weather forecast, I decided to enjoy the last sunny day of the week hiking with Xsara. We didn't actually even have the entire day as it would start raining in the evening, so we went from the lake of Jezersko to Češka koča mountain hut (1543m). This time I decided to go alone with Xsara and I really enjoyed it. It was so beautiful!

First we saw the lake:

... there were also beautiful meadows with cows and horses:

... and, of course - the pretty pretty mountains! Xsara was posing like a professional doggy model, so here are some of our best shots:

On Saturday we had the finale of Eukanuba Cup - our last trial in A2/J2. It was raining for the entire day and it was very cold. The judge was Bernd Hueppe from Austria. I liked running his courses, but I thought they were a little dangerous for very fast dogs given the weather circumstances. Anyway, we were 3rd (again with very nice contacts) and in combined results for the Eukanuba Cup 2008 we were 2nd. Xsara got a nice doggy sleeping bag from the sponsor, but the best reward for her came on Sunday - after three months we managed to find her green ball and I think she's never letting it go again :)


Amber-Mae said...

Oh, I think that's a good idea to paint that on a A-Frame! Maybe it will help doggies with contact problems like ME! Those are some really loverly shots & you area great model Xsara!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

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Eduardo said...

Oh you get to go so many places! Congrats on getting 2nd & 3rd place! Glad you got your ball!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Lorenza said...

Glad you two had a pawesome hiking!
Great pictures!
Kisses and hugs

Josh and Jess said...

Hi there, Xsara! What a lovely girl you are... thank you so much for stopping by!

Josh and Jess

pogonip said...

I love hiking with my mom too! Good job at Eukanuba, Xsara. Woofs from Kharma

Raising Addie said...

Xsara, the pictures of you with the mountains are just beautiful! You are a very talented dog! It's a pleasure to meet you. There are no mountains where I live in Texas, it's all flat.

You are a very talented dog, Xsara! Look at you with all your trophies! I bet you will win a million more of them.


Dewey Dewster said...

Gee, beautiful country and it looks like it was a lovely day fer the green I could beat ya to it.....have a great week....

Dewey Dewster here....

Samantha said...

Thanks for visiting our blog, Xsara is very cute. You take great photo's of her, she is very photogenic. That looks a lovely area for a hike. :-)

Serendipity said...

Beautiful pictures! And you are a great model, Xsara! Glad you found your green ball. Hang on tight to it now :-)

Clover said...

Congrats on your 2nd place! Horray for finding your ball too!! :)
Thanks for always sharing your beautiful pictures with us.
Love Clover xo

The Army of Four said...

Way to go, Xsara (and Barbie!)! You both did great!
Those photos are gorgeous! I think your bureau of tourism should use your blog - it makes me want to travel to Slovenia! :)
Tail wags,

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Congrats on the winning 2nd of Eukanuba Cup 2008. Go Xsara, go!
I enjoyed the mountain view, beautiful scenery and fresh air. You have a very healthy lifestyle! I should copy you.

Annaret said...

Well done on your placing in the Eukenuba Cup!!! :) Some really STUNNING pics there... wow, I especially LOVE the one where Xsara is looking down over the mountains, excellent shot!

River said...

Congratulations on placing in the Euk. cup! And on finding your green ball. What a happy thing.

love & wags,

The PR Gang said...

Today is the first time we've visited you blog Xsara and we're impressed! You're one smart dog and you live in a beautiful place too.
Congrats on your results in the Eukanuba Cup and keep up the great work.
We LOVE your tricks video.

Kess And Her Mama said...

The mountains are so gorgeous, as is Xsara. She has such a solemn look on her face as she surveys the mountain. I wonder what she's thinking. Congrats on placing 3rd!

Rudy said...

Great job at the Eukanuba Cup! And what an incredible view you have of the mountains. We don't have mountains like that around here, they're more like big hills.
You know, we found a green ball in the back yard and Mom's not sure whose it is....!


Serendipity said...

Hi Xsara! Hope all is fine with you there! I have an award for you. Do come by to pick it up when you are free.

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Please come by my blog, an Award is awaiting for you.

The Dog Man said...

Congratulations on coming second, and, of course, more importantly, on finding the long-lost green ball! :)

Gorgeous location shots as always.