We have had a busy year of many changes, travels, memories, successes and costly losses. I am hopeful to say we are hoping for a calm rest of the year- No Messari Winner shows for me this year as this fall has been tight on the budget, mainly due to the costly losses of trying to save our gorgeous import.
Either way, life goes on and we at least found out what was wrong with her (in memoriam page on our dogs). Now it is time to look at the past year. On a personal level i have been fighting my demons and facing my depression to a level that I started studying to be a Veterinary nurse. Aiming to study along school to be in Solution Focused Animal Therapy. Treading past my own life, lets sum up Mountain's Pearls past year.
In April Wicca had her 2nd and last litter, so very pleased with their progress now at 7 months old, all twelve are doing fine (knock on wood)!
Mountain's Pearl got it's VERY FIRST INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION this summer- which was a huge deal for me, our co-owned boy "Yoda" Mountain's Pearl SG The Original High, the father of our E- babies.
We also got our 3rd Finnish Champion 2 days after Furi (MP Dancin' A Catchy Rhythm) turned 2 years old!
Hoping the 4th one will come early spring- fingers crossed!
We have a few litter plans for next spring, so hold on tight, we should be announcing them in December!
Aiming to have most of the D -litter health checked this winter, and we are hopeful they will be as healthy as they are happy!
Also, got thru the Advanced Breeders course work last week and it was returned with praises, so could not be more pleased about it, end of this month we are going to a temperament lecture and next year we are starting Solution Focused Animal Therapy school during the weekends. January we are taking part in Finnish Kennel Club's "Dog Therapy" course. The Kennel Club's dog activity is defined as animal-aided activity. Animal-based activities are mostly voluntary activities with dogs, where practitioners have at least been inducted and have been able to visit special groups for educational or recreational reasons.
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We are expecting puppies on week 17 // Odottelemme pentuja syntyväksi viikolla 17!
Just adore these kinds of visits. A whole family takes a day of their time to drive long distance to meet us in person before the litter is born. To come and talk if the breed and us as their breeder are the best match for them.
What is even better is when these visits are fruitful! When all the things click one by one. On top of sharing the love for our Pyreneans, we also shared a love towards a sustainable lifestyle. We had so much to talk about would have been wonderful to have more time!
Lets hope for puppies and until we meet again!
Mountain's Pearl Don't Bring Me Down "Theo"
Three days, once Best of Breed, twice 2nd Best male with confirming CACIBs and By Winner show rules a NEW LITHUANIAN CHAMPION!
Mountain's Pearl Dancin' A Catchy Rhythm "Furi"
New Lithuanian Winner- 2018! with Two CACIBs not to mention, Also a NEW LITHUANIAN CHAMPION!
Chenespace Fast and Furious "Dana"
Lithuanian Junior Winner-2018, also new Lithuanian Junior Champion! Congrats Päivi❤
Jetta the pointer!!!! Placed 2nd in Group at the Lithuanian Winner! won 3 CACIBs placed TWICE as best of breed and once as Best of sex! New Lithuanian Champion, Lithuanian Winner-18 and won her 4th CACIB at the 4th show of this year!
her "bro" Rona was entered only to the Winner show and placed Best of sex with a new bling of a title Lithuanian Winner- 2018!!!!
Could not have dreamed of a better and more successful trip, but the best part of it was sharing it with our team! Päivi and Kata- I guess it is just so easy to understand another - maybe we're all a foot loose in the head (LOL) but i have not laughed this hard, or driven this far in a long long time!!! Thanks for a bucketful of memories!
Also huge congratulations Inga and Svetlana for Iaslan's & Lucrese's success and her new CIB! It was wonderful to see you again and thanks for a lovely race!
WOWWWEEE WHAT A WEEKEND 😍 On the day that our D- litter turned 17 months we gained two new Champions for my breeding 💕❤😍❤💖🙌 so so soooooo very proud 😍
By calculations we have had a WONDERFUL past 5 months on our breeding front! Knight started right after turning 2 in November by finalizing his Finnish and his Estonian Champion titles with three confirming CACIB from two countries he left us in January to go to Japan! 💖 Right after in December his brother Yoda rocked in Lithuania and gained his second CACIB (second country). In February he finalized his Champion titles by beating his brother and adding Finnish, Lithuanian AND Latvian Champion titles on his name!!!!
Now just a few weeks after our babies were finally hitting the show rings after a long time (Theo's been in a group show once as a Junior). We hit the triple IDS weekend at Lithuanian Winner shows and GAINED two more Champions for Mountain's Pearl! One more Winner- title 💖 Yoda gained a few of them at the Finnish Winner show weekend 2016- but WOWWEE! could i be more proud!?
Now we just wait and wait a few more weeks for our Ultrasound 💖 we are very much hoping to have some puppies out of our beautiful Wicca & our home bred Yoda!
💖 saa nuorisosta olla kyllä kasvattaja olla kovin ylpeä!!!
Today at Lahti SSKY 95- year celebration Specialty show our co-owned boy Yoda placed third best male, getting his last needed CAC and making him Finnish, Latvian and Lithuanian Champion all at once! We are so very proud of this boy, and we have enjoyed having him here over the past week. Truly a wonderful temper, strong mind and just like a good wine- improves with time! Cannot wait for this summer and our WDS trip with this handsome fella and the rest of our team! Special thanks go to our dear friend and collaborative upcoming breeder Päivi Silfverberg at kennel Minnesland who co-owns and keeps Yoda to perfection.