Tuesday, June 29, 2010

2000 miles for a dog show!

Yes its true we are officially bonkers! We had a trip to the World Dog Show in Denmark this week, and it would be safe to say that the "show element" of the trip was a complete waste of time! Apparently I have been reading the wrong breed standard for over 20 years!!!
Never mind, you live and learn, and it was a great opportunity to catch up with some dear friends from across Europe, as well as Farlap Puppy owners from overseas, and to spend a few days in the glorious Jutland area of Denmark with Christina and Martin Bach, in their lovely home. Bas and Candle enjoyed their holiday, and paddling in the Danish Fjordes, as well as scaring the Belgians at the motorway services!!
Thankyou to Lars Madson (Denmark) for taking this photo of Candle in the ring.
Several people asked me this weekend, why Bas and Logics results and photos had been omitted from the Bloodhound Club Website, after their CC and resBIS wins at the clubs Championship show, when they should have been on there with the BIS information. Im afraid I cant give a definitive answer but would suggest that you look at who builds the website, and draw your own conclusions as to why they felt so unkind and petty minded as to leave out 2 principle winning hounds.
Im seriously considering giving up "facebook".....it seemed a great idea to play catch-up with various friends around the world but I find myself screaming daily at the screen when I hear people overseas going on about "lovely hounds" "fantastic big hound" "ooooh hes handsome" etc about hounds the see in photos online and they have absolutely no idea about!!! I find myself screaming at the laptop and telling them to just look at the flat feet, the curly stern, the lack of drive, the plain heads, the head PLAINS, the lack of lip, the short stride............but it appears some people cant see whats in front of their faces so theres prob not much point in allowing it to wind me up!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

like father like son

After seeing this photo of Cythars son in mexico, I was really taken with the likeness and how he has really stamped his mark on his stock.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Bulldozer by name........

Farlap Bagr (pronounced Bagraa) was a bit of a personal favourite from the BA litter. the name in Czech (they were sired by a czech hound) means Bulldozer, and as he was always twice the size of the others it was a very apt name!!! He was a bulldozer in name and nature....and today i received some lovely new photos of Bagr look ing such a sweet boy :)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

4 in a row

Heaving heard the sad news about Fergus's brother last week, and realising that he's getting on a bit, I thought it would be nice to get a photo of the 4 Farlap champions we have at home, whilst they are all still fit and well, (the other two live too far away for a spur of the moment photo shoot but Im working on that for next year!!) so here they are, and what a struggle it was to get the photos!! Fergus got it into his head that he wanted to gaze into my eyes.....(with his back to the camera) Logic wanted to lie down, Bas just wanted to leap about like a fool and Generous just didnt see the point of it atall, so to get the 4 of them vaguely facing the same way at the same time was quite an achievement, with me managing to look relatively calm......one photo I was upside down with 3 hounds trying to stand on me but thats not one I shall be putting on the blog!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

What a weekend!!!

We had the most amazing weekend! Firstly Basnicky won his 3rd CC and became a champion (subject to kc confirmation of course) at the Bloodhound Club Championship Show, under USA breed specialist Jim Edwards. Then Logic won the res.CC and was awarded Reserve best in Show.
When we got home we heard that Farlap Curate is now Mexican Champion Farlap Curate so it was really a memorable weekend.