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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.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Calendars 2012

Xsara, being such a pretty girl, is featured on two calendars for 2012.

The first calendar is by Iztok Noč, my Miss March sure has a pretty smile :) It's a doggy calendar that represents dogs doing several sports and other funny things. On December you can also see Xsara's pyrshep "sister" Tani doing frisbee. The calendar can be ordered at

The second calendar is an agility calendar by another really talented photographer (well known Maja Rokavec) who shot many of Xsara's action photos on this blog. January has never been more cute :) Tani is on the calendar as well, she is Miss June. You can order it at

Both calendars cost 10 euros. Aren't they absolutely beautiful?!?!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Xsara in International Press

I have to share two articles with all our readers :)

The first one is a really cool article about a Beagle called Levi from South Africa. Levi and his human Annaret are our cyber friends, we only get to meet in person on World Championships. They are really good in agility, in fact they are so good that a magazine Dogs in Africa decided to publish this article about them. Xsara is mentioned in the article as well together with the link to our blog. I'm really proud of both, Levi and Xsara because beagles who work with their humans and are loving it always make me smile :) Here is a photo of the article, click on the photo to enlarge it enough to read it. Blogger keeps rotating the photo making me insane, I hope you can read it anyway!

The second one is an article about agility that was published in a French newspaper. Valerie Teppe took this photo of Xsara when she was on holidays in Slovenia and they published it together with the article. How cool is that!?

Friday, September 9, 2011

Corsica ... Again :)

We liked Corsica so much last year that we had to return this year as well. Xsara is not much of a swimmer, but she really enjoys hiking, sleeping in a tent with us and spending so much time on fresh air. She is now even more full of enthusiasm, happy and playful and totally ready for the competitions ahead of us!

Can you find Xsara here? :)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Summer 2011

Summer is here, I haven't updated Xsara's blog in months, but who has the time?!

Unfortunately, Summer has started badly for Xsara. She pulled one of her nails out on one of our walks and she is limping. It had almost healed and we started training again, but then she managed to lick it through bandages and now it's infected. She's on antibiotics, has to wear a sock or a shoe at all times and is hopping on 3 legs, but she still has the biggest smile on her face. She is such a sweet dog, really! The vets say her leg should be back to normal in a week or so now that she's on antibiotics, so I really hope she'll be back to normal before EO. Before getting injured she had quite a good season and she managed to qualify for the event, so I'm really proud of her.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Busy Winter for Xsara

In Slovenia, we normally don't have many competitions in winter so this used to be quite a lazy period for us. But having a young, active pyrshep in our lives, some things had to change. So I decided to attend more competitions abroad to spice up this winter for us. Xsara likes indoor trials, she is always happy to run, happy to play with me and happy to get her reward at the end of each run. And as much as she loves Tani, she is also happy to spend some alone time with me on agility fields :) She really is a sweet girl! Yesterday we had a competition in Croatia where she was 3rd in agility A3 medium. Thanks to Maja Rokavec for this fantastic photo of my pretty girl :)