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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 13, 2009

A Little Bit Of Everything

I've become totally horrible with updates on this blog!! We had very bad weather for a week and couldn't train outisde, but it's been lovely for the past few weeks and now we're mostly outside.

We had a 4Fun trial a couple of weeks ago and Xsara won the open cathegory, making me very proud. Then yesterday we had a trial in Austria. Our first run was pretty bad because I forgot the course (it happens) so we got a refusal and knocked the long jump, but the second run (agility) was great, all contacts were super and even though the course was very difficult we were 2nd, so overall we finished on 5th place (but only missed 2nd place for 1 point). Not bad at all, specially since we haven't competed in so long. We have a lot of trials in the next weeks as well, plus some rally-obedience trials and a herding test for Tani, so we're super busy. Here are some pictures from Austria:

... we also filmed some of Tani's new tricks:

... and went to the seaside again:

Why am I a workaholic when it comes to my dogs? Because of this look in their eyes! When it comes to learning new things, they both get green sparkly eyes and wag their tails passionately - and I'm crazy about that :)

Tani and Xsara are doing great, they are still very good friends and I have no problems taking them everywhere with me. I thought I would have more problems getting Tani used to competitions (a lot of dogs, people and sounds), but she was totally fine and acted like a pro :) Xsara is constantly regaining muscles as Tani keeps her very busy, so she is in a very good shape now (but they are currently both on hyper calories diet). Will post again as soon as I have more time! Thanks to everyone for your comments, I always appreciate them.


Ricky the Sheltie said...

It's so good to read about your activities - we've missed the updates! Xsara must be very happy to be trialing again - the action shots are awesome! Tani is getting so big and you're doing an amazing job with her! Glad to know things are going well!

The Army of Four said...

We've missed you! The girls look like they're doing really well. That first picture of Xsara is inCREDible! She's FLYING!
Play bows,

Tee said...

wow, the action shots are amazing! Capturing Xsara in mid flight! She sure can fly. And Tani has grown!! She's such a clever pup!

Licks and Wags

TUffy & the Dog WOods Pack

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Tank woo fur the pawesome pupdates!

I'm soooooo furry glad to see all of woo are doing well!

The pikhs were soooo khool too!


Dewey Dewster said...

Gee whizz...

Ya sure know how ta make a fellow feel stupid.......yeah...Gram said she's sendin' Toby on over ta ya fer a couple months ta see if ya can do anythin' ta make 'em walk in a straight line instead of weavin' like a nut where do ya live.....what 's yer address ???? Hum, we'll wait ta hear from ya....

Dewey Dewster here....

Lorenza said...

You are the best trainer with the best students!
Kisses and hugs

River said...

Your girls are brilliant! The action shots are amazing. We really love reading about their fun and seeing the videos.

love & wags,

Rudy said...

It's great to see other doggies having fun. We keep our Mom busy running around and having fun with us. Keep up the good work!


Serendipity said...

Congrats Xsara for winning the open category! Good job! Tani is looking really more adorable by the day!

Dughallmor Beagles said...

I've become totally horrible with visiting everyone's blog, don't worry!
Thanks for the update on the girls, they look great, Tani is really coming on, she's adorable and the action shots of Xsara are just beautiful, LOVE that top one of her in flight!
Have a great weekend guys :D
Slobbers xx

Amber-Mae said...

Wow! Tricks Video number three! Little girl, you're learning wayyy too fast! Slow down. Hehe! I just love the way you did the heel positions. You're like glued to your Mom's legs. Nice!

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