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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


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A Very Fun Morning (Specially For Xsara)

Yesterday we went for a walk with Polona, her toller Wi and Bamm Bamm, who is staying with Polona for a couple of weeks. We had a great time together, but Xsara got me very scared. She was behaving very nicely, came whenever I called her and played nicely with other dogs, when suddenly I heard the familiar beagle-scream that they produce only when they find a trail. I tried to run after her, but my neck got stuck in Tani's leash so I had no chance at all. I tried to follow her anyway, while Polona and the other dogs waited where Xsara left. I called her and followed the barking, but she was moving way to fast for me to follow her through the bushes. Then I couldn't hear her any more and I got really scared, so I decided to return to the others, hoping that she would come back soon (beagles should know how to return to the spot where they left). And she did come right after me. The entire chase didn't last long, maybe 10 minutes - but it seemed like ages to me. I was soooo happy to see her, I think I hugged so hard that she lost her breath for a second and then I kept her on leash for the rest of the time. She is my sweet little girl, but deep inside, there are instincts that she cannot resist. I will be extra careful from now on!

Polona took some amazing pictures of my girls, so BIG thanks to her! Here are pictures of Xsara, while Tani's pictures are on her blog:


Ricky the Sheltie said...

It must've been so scary when Xsara took off like that! Thank goodness she came back to you!

Owner of Storm and Jackal said...

Don't you hate when they do that? Beagles!! :)

Amber-Mae said...

Oh gosh Xsara, you almost gave your Mom a heart attack! I'm glad you came back. One of Mommy's friends who used to have dog the last time went for Jungle Trekking with friends. The owner thought that she could be trusted off-leash but then the dog saw something in the bushes & followed it & disappeared. The dog was gone forever. It's been I think 3 or 4 years now. We just hope the dog got out safe from there. She now has a new dog but she misses her 1st dog alot. Sometimes our hoomies think that we are reliable off-leash but anything could happen. Faith ran away from Mommy the other day when we were at the park. She ran all the way home & Mommy didn't know that she knew her way home from the park which was about 500 meters away from home. Mommy panicked like crazy & drove like a mad woman screaming out her name throughout the whole neighborhood. In the end, she just drove home & found Faith to be back in the house. Phew! So much for a well trained dog. But this is the typical Dalmatian trait. They are always in their own world. Faith will now be on-leash at all times.

The Solid Gold Dancer is BACK home!

kharma and her mom said...

So glad Xsara is safe. Silly beagle!--Kharma

There's no worse feeling than losing your dog, even temporarily. I'm so relieved at your happy ending.--Kharma's mom

snoutbeagle said...

I lost my little Diesel for about 15 minutes once too and it was so scary and also felt like forever. I know what you mean! We were at a local dog park that isn't fully fence and he caught the scent of something and ran across the dried-up riverbed and out of the park after the scent, baying all the way. And then the baying stopped and it was the worst feeling. I called his name so long and loud that my throat hurt and I became hoarse. I returned to the path where I last saw him and moments later he appeared panting and smiling and looking worn out and happy. I dropped to the ground to hug him and even cried a little. I certainly can't understand why people yell at their dogs when they come back after being gone ... I couldn't have been happier and more grateful! I'm glad Xsara is safe and sound!

xo Jackie

Glenn Laffy said...

Very nice photos. Congratulations on all of your recent achievments with Xsara.