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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.

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:

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Birthday Pawty Pictures

As promissed, here are some pictures from Xsara's birthday party - big thanks to Daša for taking them!

Xsara's B-day guests were:
and of course the party girl Xsara :)
We hired a clown to amuse the guests
... there were doggy games such as tug-o-war
... the 3 little puppies ran around like crazy
... and the others preferred to cuddle
Xsara looked a little unhappy with her limber tail syndrome
... but she had fun too - her favorite part of the party was the cake
... other guests enjoyed the cake as well

All doggies were pretty tired after all of that and they agreed that the party was a big hit :)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

New Action Pictures

Here are some new pictures from our trials - one of them in pouring rain. Xsara got limber tail syndrome on that trial, but it already looks much better. I kept her in a warm place and dried her after every exit, but sometimes these things just happen. Luckily it's nothing serious, she's not in any pain and doesn't need any medications, so hopefully, she'll be back to wagging like crazy very very soon!Her Birthday Party was a lot of fun. I'll post pictures as soon as Daša mails them to me. All the dogs played nicely, except for our party girl who was busy guarding the kitchen and her cake. She got a very big piece and it took her about 3 seconds to finish it, so apparently it was delicious. Tani got her share of fun as well as there were 2 other puppies on the guest list. Photos to follow ...