Länsman & Anya

Two stars have fallen. An era is over. Länsman (Csigora Emir) left this world on the 19th of January 2017, at an age of nearly 13 years and two months. As we haven't officially, via our website, announced that Anya (Sorschies Anya) too is diseased it ought to be appropriate to do so know. She died on October the 5th 2016 at the age of 13 years and 4.5 months.

Despite the grief being heavy to bear, we do thank our lucky star for the privilege of having gotten to live with dogs that reached such high ages.

Anya & Länsman.

Anya & Länsman.

Tassa, Länsman & Anya playing in the snow.

Tassa, Länsman & Anya playing in the snow.

Anya & Länsman on a walk in the forest.

Anya & Länsman on a walk in the forest.

Länsman & Anya in the Swedish Kuvasz Club's breed stand at Stockholm's dog show in 2006.

Länsman & Anya in the Swedish Kuvasz Club's breed stand at Stockholm's dog show in 2006.

Anya & Länsman on an excursion in the province of Värmland, Sweden.

Anya & Länsman on an excursion in the province of Värmland, Sweden.

Anya & Länsman at a traditional Swedish market at Brunskog's folklore museum.

Anya & Länsman at a traditional Swedish market at Brunskog's folklore museum.

Länsman's and Anya's last dog show together, Norje Boke, Sweden 2012.

Länsman's and Anya's last dog show together, Norje Boke, Sweden 2012.

Länsman's and Anya's last Christmas together.

Länsman's and Anya's last Christmas together.

Posted on January 21, 2017 and filed under Our Dogs.

SvKK happenings

Kuvasz walks 24 September 2016

The Swedish Kuvasz Club (SvKK) organises Kuvasz walks in three locations around Sweden: Jönköping (Huskvarna), Norrköping and Höör. The walks are rounded of with a joint picnic.

 

The Jönköping walk on Facebook.

The Norrköping walk on Facebook.

The Höör walk on Facebook.

 

Read more about the walks (in Swedish) at SvKK's website.

Kuvasz walk during spring 2016. Photo: Elisabeth Andersson.

Kuvasz walk during spring 2016. Photo: Elisabeth Andersson.

 

Unofficial dog show in Moheda 8 October 2016

SvKK arranges its yearly, unofficial dog show for all breeds in Moheda, Sweden. The judges are Markus Gisslén (group 1, 2, 3 & 9) and Tord Lundborg (group 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 10). Last day of entry is 25 September. Cafeteria and vendors of dog products can be found at the show.

SvKK's dog show in Moheda. Photo: Kicki Svalin.

SvKK's dog show in Moheda. Photo: Kicki Svalin.

 

The advert, which was just published in the Swedish Kennel Club's magazine Hundsport, can be seen below. Read more about the Moheda dog show (in Swedish) at SvKK's website.

SvKK's invitation to its unofficial dog show in Moheda 8 October 2016, published in Hundsport no. 9/2016.

 

Official dog show in Moheda 26 December 2016

The special club of Kuvasz, called the Swedish Mountain and Herding Dog Club (SBHK), is also having a dog show planned. SBHK arranges its yearly dog show in Moheda on Boxing Day for all the breeds that the club is responsible for. Hans Almgren will be judging and last day of entry is 29 November.

See the invitation below or read more at SBHK's website.

Invitation to SBHK's official dog show in Moheda 26 December 2016.

Posted on September 18, 2016 and filed under The Swedish Kuvasz Club, SvKK, SBHK.

Our Hungarian Import

 

A new puppy was acquired during our trip to Hungary. It is Királydombi-Fehér Csalfa that has become our newest family member.

Stella, as she is called, has received her name to honour an incredibly nice dog that Silvana knew as a child. She is co-owned with Bjørn Olav Andersen at Kennel Fjellflokken in Norway. It is with Silvana that she will live even though it is Kennel Fjellflokken that is planning to use her in their breeding program.

Stella (Királydombi-Fehér Csalfa) & Silvana during the dog show in Hortobágy, Hungary, 14 August 2016. Photo: Solveig Bergman.

Stella (Királydombi-Fehér Csalfa) & Silvana during the dog show in Hortobágy, Hungary, 14 August 2016. Photo: Solveig Bergman.

Stella is born on the 1st of April 2016 in the Hungarian town of Székesfehérvár. The breeders are Zoltán Szabó and Erika Szabóné Pál who run Kennel Királydombi-Fehér together.

Silvana met Stella's breeders for the first time on Sunday 14 August 2016 in the Hungarian town of Hortobágy when Kuvasz owners gathered to show their dogs. It was a nice family that both sent Silvana some self-made soaps and a book about Stella's home town Székesfehérvár.

Silvana & Stella's breeder Erika Szabóné Pál. Photo: Solveig Bergman.

Silvana & Stella's breeder Erika Szabóné Pál. Photo: Solveig Bergman.

The name of the town roughly means white castle of the (royal) seat and alludes to the rich tradition of the town. It was in fact capital of Hungary during the Middle Ages and a large number of rulers have both been crowned and buried there. It is this history that has inspired Kennel Királydombi-Fehér's name as the name contains the words king, hill and white. We are, however, unsure about the exact translation.

Picture from the Hungarian town of Székesfehérvár. Photo: Kennel Királydombi-Fehér.

Picture from the Hungarian town of Székesfehérvár. Photo: Kennel Királydombi-Fehér.

Moreover, Kennel Királydombi-Fehér were highly successful during the dog show as Stella's half sister, Királydombi-Fehér Boszorka, became Junior World Cup Winner and Best of Opposite Sex (BOS).

Stella's half sister Királydombi-Fehér Boszorka. Photo: Kennel Királydombi-Fehér.

Stella's half sister Királydombi-Fehér Boszorka. Photo: Kennel Királydombi-Fehér.

Stella's father, Homokpusztai Haramia Citerás, is bred by Isidora Miljkovíc at Kennel Homokpusztai Haramia in Serbia. He has hip score B (FCI) and is free of the gene that is linked to the eye disease prcd-PRA. Stella's mother, Fehér-Morcos Rózsás, is bred by Zoltán Pető at Kennel Fehér-Morcos in Hungary. Rózsás also has hip score B. Additionally, she has one set of the gene that is linked to prcd-PRA when duplicated and she is therefore classified as a carrier of the gene. Rózsás became World Winner at the World Dog Show in Hungary 2013.

Father Citerás (Homokpusztai Haramia Citerás) with breeder Isidora Miljkovíc. Citerás is said to mean zither fiddler. Photo: Solveig Bergman.

Father Citerás (Homokpusztai Haramia Citerás) with breeder Isidora Miljkovíc. Citerás is said to mean zither fiddler. Photo: Solveig Bergman.

Another three puppies were born in Királydombi-Fehér's C-litter: Cinka, Cinkos and Csabos.

Mother Rózsás (Fehér-Morcos Rózsás) with the Királydombi-Fehér C-litter. Photo: Kennel Királydombi-Fehér.

Mother Rózsás (Fehér-Morcos Rózsás) with the Királydombi-Fehér C-litter. Photo: Kennel Királydombi-Fehér.

Stella is a confident and loyal dog. She remained relaxed during our stay in Hungary, both during the dog show and during the lively dinner that same evening. She was handed over to our Norwegian friends, Kjetil and Magne Nilsen, during the morning after as they had driven all the way down to Hungary and were kind enough to bring Stella back to Sweden with them. In this way Stella also had the company of Kjetil's Hungarian Kuvasz male, Ardó (Pusztahegyi Bátor Ardó), which she seemed to appreciate.

Stella (Királydombi-Fehér Csalfa), Kjetil Nilsen & Ardó (Pusztahegyi Bátor Ardó) in Germany. Photo: Magne Nilsen.

Stella (Királydombi-Fehér Csalfa), Kjetil Nilsen & Ardó (Pusztahegyi Bátor Ardó) in Germany. Photo: Magne Nilsen.

Stella finally arrived in Sweden on 17th of August 2016 after many days on the roads through out Europe.

Ardó (Pusztahegyi Bátor Ardó) & Stella (Királydombi-Fehér Csalfa) in Denmark. Photo: Kjetil Nilsen.

Ardó (Pusztahegyi Bátor Ardó) & Stella (Királydombi-Fehér Csalfa) in Denmark. Photo: Kjetil Nilsen.

Once Stella arrived in Sweden she was examined by a veterinarian who stated that there were no remarks to be made apart from Stella's eyes being a little bit red, which could be due to the long trip. She weighed in at 27.0 kg.

Stella (Királydombi-Fehér Csalfa) at the vet. Photo: Silvana Carlén.

Stella (Királydombi-Fehér Csalfa) at the vet. Photo: Silvana Carlén.

Stella has a fantastic pigment with dark skin and dark claws. Her fur is also slightly darker than our other dogs' furs but it is thick and full of large, tight curls. Stella is a robust female puppy who we predict will become considerably larger than the average size of Swedish Kuvasz bitches.

 

Tomorrow, Sunday, Stella will participate in her first dog show which is arranged by the Swedish Mountain and Herding Dog Club (SBHK) in the village of Böda on the island of Öland, Sweden. Birgitte Schjöth from Denmark will be judging and ten Kuvasz will compete.

Stella (Királydombi-Fehér Csalfa). Photo: Kennel Királydombi-Fehér.

Stella (Királydombi-Fehér Csalfa). Photo: Kennel Királydombi-Fehér.

From now on Stella has her own page that can be found under Our Dogs. At the moment it is only available in Swedish.

 

Posted on September 3, 2016 and filed under Our Dogs.

Off we go to Hungary

The world meeting for Kuvasz will take place in Hortobágy, Hungary, this weekend. About ten people will travel from Sweden and a couple of Norwegians will also be at the location.

The weekend is organized by the Hungarian Kuvasz Breed Care Association and it contains lectures, one dog show, one mentality test and excursions.

All foreign clubs get the opportunity to introduce themselves and it did fall on us at Kennel Ecarpadi, on behalf of the Swedish Kuvasz Club, to fix the presentation, where Ariana has made the presentation itself and where Silvana, who is the one out of the two of us that will be on site, has the job of presenting it. A PDF version of the presentation will be published here at Kennel Ecarpadi tomorrow, Saturday, and hopefully a lot of pictures that we can share will be taken by the Scandinavians who spend the weekend in Hungary.

 

More information (mainly in Hungarian): www.magyarkuvasz.hu

 

The invitation and the daily schedules can be seen on the picture below.

Posted on August 12, 2016 and filed under Hungary, The Swedish Kuvasz Club.

Breeders meeting 9 July 2016

On Saturday 9th of July 2016 breeders and other members of the Swedish Kuvasz Club (SvKK) gathered at Hökensås' Camping in Tidaholm, Sweden, to hold a breeders meeting. At least four kennels participated where Silvana represented Kennel Ecarpadi. The breeders meeting was preceded by a ”working weekend” for SvKK's board and committees and the whole weekend was characterized by a jovial atmosphere, just as usual.

 

The breeders meeting had been announced for Sunday 10th of July but as everyone was already on site on Saturday evening it was decided that the meeting was going to take place then instead. Below follows a short recap of what was discussed during the breeders meeting.

 

Can dog bloat (gastric dilatation volvolus) be hereditary?

The meeting attendees believed that they had seen dog bloat occurring more frequently in some specific breeding lines. It was emphasized that environmental factors, such as the diet, also might be contributing to gastric dilatation volvolus.

 

Can moisture eczema be hereditary?

The meeting attendees put forward that moisture eczema probably is not hereditary but rather that it is linked to the individual and the environment. This was also said to be the case for allergies and other skin rashes. Nevertheless, the question was asked whether it would be wise to avoid mating two individuals with moisture eczema.

 

Should SvKK require that imported dogs which have completed health tests in their home countries also shall be tested in Sweden?

The meeting attendees thought that, in terms of hip dysplasia, it should be enough with an x-ray in the home country as long as the Swedish Kennel Club (SKK) approves of it. Eye screening should always be done in Sweden. Whether or not DNA-testing for prcd-PRA should be a requirement was somewhat unclear.

 

Regarding imports, SvKK poses the question if they should be used to create new breeding lines or if they should be used to try to improve the breeding lines that already exist.

The meeting attendees thought that imports mainly should be used to improve the breeding lines that already exist as Sweden, along with Norway, has a very small Kuvasz population.

 

Should breeders be encouraged to contact SvKK's Breeding Committee before importing dogs? The purpose of this would be to try to create a breeding stock that is as wide as possible and to avoid that multiple breeders import dogs from the same litters or breeding lines.

The meeting attendees thought that it was a good idea to discuss planned imports with each other and it was also put forth that breeders should help each other with assessment of breeding lines in order to avoid that closely related dogs are being imported.

 

Should SvKK reinstate requirements of x-raying elbows in order to establish if the dog is free of elbow dysplasia (Ed)?

It was decided to postpone this discussion until a later date.

 

Posted on August 11, 2016 and filed under SvKK, The Swedish Kuvasz Club.

June 2016

Kennel Ecarpadi went to two dog shows with Docka (Fjellflokkens Areia Babóca) during the month of June. One was in Åstorp, Sweden, and the other was in Vestby, Norway. Moreover, our E-litter had its fifth birthday.

Csigora Himla with Ecarpadi Égi Eclipse and the rest of the litter in the background. Photo: Kennel Ecarpadi.

Csigora Himla with Ecarpadi Égi Eclipse and the rest of the litter in the background. Photo: Kennel Ecarpadi.

 

Åstorp, day 1

Date: 5 June 2016 | Judge: Hanne Laine Jensen, Denmark. | Organizer: SBHK.

Docka was rewarded with Excellent during the first day of the Swedish Mountain and Herding Dog Club's national show in Åstorp.

Docka (Fjellflokkens Areia Babóca) in Åstorp. Photo: Agneta Ericsson.

Docka (Fjellflokkens Areia Babóca) in Åstorp. Photo: Agneta Ericsson.

The male dog Czaruso Costanza became Best of Breed (BOB) and Best in Show (BIS) 4. The female dog Megyeri-Nomád Éger became Best of Opposite Sex (BOS) and she also won her Swedish championship.

Czaruso Costanza becomes BIS 4 with Jennie Blomqvist. Photo: Elisabeth Andersson.

Czaruso Costanza becomes BIS 4 with Jennie Blomqvist. Photo: Elisabeth Andersson.

 

Åstorp, day 2

Date: 6 June 2016 | Judge: Jack Stubbs, Irland. | Organizer: SBHK.

Docka was awarded with Excellent and Certificate quality (Ck) during the second day at the national dog show in Åstorp. She then went on to win her second Certificate (Cert) after that and became Best female 2.

The female dog Megyeri-Nomád Éger became BOB and BIS 2.

Megyeri-Nomád Éger with her championship ribbon. Photo: Elisabeth Andersson.

Megyeri-Nomád Éger with her championship ribbon. Photo: Elisabeth Andersson.

Awards were given out to the SBHK Dogs of the Year 2015 and there Länsman (Csigora Emir) was awarded with a prize for the Veteran of the Year, a title that he also received in 2012. During 2013 he became the Veteran of the Year 2.

Silvana receives Länsman's (Csigora Emir's) prize for Veteran of the Year 2015. Photo: Elisabeth Andersson.

Silvana receives Länsman's (Csigora Emir's) prize for Veteran of the Year 2015. Photo: Elisabeth Andersson.

 

KUR, Norway

Date: 25 June 2016. | Judge: John-John Johnsson, Sweden. | Organizer: KUR.

At midsummer Silvana and Docka left for Norway to compete at the Club for Hungarian Guarding and Herding Dog Breeds' dog show in southern Norway. The show stretched over multiple days but Docka only participated during the first one. She was awarded with Excellent and then became BOB junior and BIS 4 junior. Besides, she was awarded the yearly rotating prize for the best Kuvasz born in Norway.

Docka (Fjellflokkens Areia Babóca) with Silvana in Vestby, Norway. Foto: Kjetil Nilsen.

Docka (Fjellflokkens Areia Babóca) with Silvana in Vestby, Norway. Foto: Kjetil Nilsen.

Sorschies Szép Jenci became BOB and Györgyudvari Merész Kászon became BOS. They are both owned by Kennel Fjellflokken.

BIM Györgyudvari Merész Kászon & BIR Sorschies Szép Jenci. Foto: Kjetil Nilsen

BIM Györgyudvari Merész Kászon & BIR Sorschies Szép Jenci. Foto: Kjetil Nilsen

Posted on July 2, 2016 and filed under Our Dogs, The E-litter.

The Kuvasz Special 2016

Date: 28 May 2016. | Judge: Anca Giura, Romania. | 41 dogs competing. | Organizer: SvKK.

 

The yearly Kuvasz Special took place at the end of May. Kennel Ecarpadi was as usual part of the arrangement as we are a part of the Swedish Kuvasz Club's (SvKK's) dog show committee. On site was Silvana.

The Kuvasz Special is always a very pleasant event where the dog show takes place during the Saturday and where one spends time with like minded people during both Friday and Saturday evening if one wants to. New this year was that SvKK co-hosted the dog show with the Swedish Club for Hungarian Breed Dogs (Svk FUR), mainly to have the opportunity to invite a foreign judge.

Judge Anca Giura from Romania. Photo: SvKK.

Judge Anca Giura from Romania. Photo: SvKK.

Docka (Fjellflokkens Areia Babóca) was the only one out of our dogs that was shown and she was rewarded with Certificate quality (Ck) which we are very pleased with.

Docka (Fjellflokkens Areia Babóca). Photo: SvKK.

Docka (Fjellflokkens Areia Babóca). Photo: SvKK.

Hermész (Sorschies Nemes Hermész), who nowadays is owned by his former fosterers, also participated and he too received Ck despite having shed a lot of fur. Quite a few close relatives to our dogs were among the top placed dogs.

Hermész (Sorschies Nemes Hermész). Photo: SvKK.

Hermész (Sorschies Nemes Hermész). Photo: SvKK.

BOB & BOS

The male dog Sorschies Szép Jenci, whose mother is Sorschies Szép Dajka which means that he is a half brother of our Ize (Sorschies Szép Izor) and a nephew of Dézi (Sorschies Szép Dézi) and Danilo (Sorschies Szép Danilo), became Best of Breed (BOB). The female dog Czaruso Coldblow Jules became Best of Opposite Sex (BOS).

BOB Sorschies Szép Jenci & BOS Czaruso Coldblow Jules. Photo: SvKK.

BOB Sorschies Szép Jenci & BOS Czaruso Coldblow Jules. Photo: SvKK.

Best male

Fjellflokkens Areia Arszlán, whose dad is Three C's Feher Zeus and which makes Arszlán into a half brother of Hermész, became Best male 2 with Certificate (CAC). Arszlán's mum is Csigora Joy which also means that Arszlán is a half brother of Docka.

Sorschies Szép Jegesmedve, who is a litter brother of the BOB winner and thus closely related to our dogs, became Best male 3 and Czaruso Costanza became Best male 4.

Judging. Photo: SvKK.

Judging. Photo: SvKK.

Best bitch

Sorschies Nemes Huba, who is a litter sister of Hermész and thus a grand child of our Länsman (Csigora Emir) and a niece of our Tassa (Csigora Ijász Intarsia), became Best bitch 2.

Fjellflokkens Areia Ajándék, who is a litter sister of Best male 2 and thus closely related to our dogs, became Best bitch 3.

Megyeri-Nomád Éger, who lives with our own breeding Esso (Ecarpadi Égi Eclipse), became Best bitch 4 with Reserve certificate (Reserve-CAC).

Sorschies Nemes Huba & Sorschies Szép Gulyás competed in junior handling. Photo: SvKK.

Sorschies Nemes Huba & Sorschies Szép Gulyás competed in junior handling. Photo: SvKK.

BOB & BOS veterans

The female dog Sorschies Szép Dajka, who is the mother of the BOB winner and of Ize, became BOB veteran with Ck.

The male dog Csigora Gyémánt Gordan became BOS veteran with Ck.

BOB veteran Sorschies Szép Dajka & BOS veteran Csigora Gyémánt Gordan. Photo: SvKK.

BOB veteran Sorschies Szép Dajka & BOS veteran Csigora Gyémánt Gordan. Photo: SvKK.

BOB & BIS puppy

The female dog Fjellflokkens Igor Csilár, who is a daughter of Hermész, became BOB puppy and Best in Show (BIS) puppy.

Hermész' daughter Fjellflokkens Igor Csilár. Photo: SvKK.

Hermész' daughter Fjellflokkens Igor Csilár. Photo: SvKK.

Docka's relatives

Docka's father, Sorschies Szép Gulyás, was rewarded with Ck and so was Sorschies Szép Gazda who is Docka's aunt.

Docka's father Sorschies Szép Gulyás. Photo: SvKK.

Docka's father Sorschies Szép Gulyás. Photo: SvKK.

Three of Docka's litter siblings participated where her brother, Fjellflokkens Areia Bajnók, recieved a Ck and her sisters, Fjellflokkens Areia Banshee and Fjellflokkens Areia Bejke, received Excellent. Csigora Lucky Loppan, who is a half sister of Docka as they have the same father, was rewarded with Very good.

Docka's brother Fjellflokkens Areia Bajnók. Photo: SvKK.

Docka's brother Fjellflokkens Areia Bajnók. Photo: SvKK.

Docka's sister Fjellflokkens Areia Banshee. Photo: SvKK.

Docka's sister Fjellflokkens Areia Banshee. Photo: SvKK.

Docka's sister Fjellflokkens Areia Bejke. Photo: SvKK.

Docka's sister Fjellflokkens Areia Bejke. Photo: SvKK.

Hermész' relatives

Hermész' six months old daughter, Fjellflokkens Igor Csilár, became BIS puppy, as mentioned, and Czaruso Dvalin, a male dog from Hermész' first litter, also did well as he was rewarded with Ck.

Hermész' son Czaruso Dvalin. Photo: SvKK.

Hermész' son Czaruso Dvalin. Photo: SvKK.

Breeding groups

The male dog Red Dog's White Russian and his offspring from three combinations (litters) became Breeding group 1 with Honorary prize (Hp). The male dog Sorschies Szép Gulyás and his offspring from two combinations, where Docka participated, became Breeding group 2 with Hp.

Best breeding group 2 after Sorschies Szép Gulyás. Photo: SvKK.

Best breeding group 2 after Sorschies Szép Gulyás. Photo: SvKK.

Breeder groups

Kennel Sorschies became Breeder group 1 with Hp, Kennel Czaruso became Breeder group 2 with Hp and Kennel Fjellflokken, where Docka participated, became Breeder group 3 with Hp.

Best breeders group 3: Kennel Fjellflokken. Photo: SvKK.

Best breeders group 3: Kennel Fjellflokken. Photo: SvKK.

Recognition

Länsman and Silvana was also awarded a prize as breed ambassadors, along with Ery, Weine and their Sorschies Szép Dalya, as SvKK felt that they had done a lot for the breed.

Silvana, Ery & Weine receive the award. Photo: SvKK.

Silvana, Ery & Weine receive the award. Photo: SvKK.

More information and pictures of all the dogs can be found at SvKK under Kuvaszspecialen 2016 (The Kuvasz Special 2016).

Posted on June 15, 2016 and filed under SvKK, Our Dogs.

Docka wins CAC

Barely a year old, Docka today got her first CAC. It occurred at Nordskånska Kennelklubbens (The North Scanian Kennel Club's) dog show in Hässleholm, Sweden, where Annika Ultveit-Moe judged the two Kuvasz that participated. Docka's competitor was Kronos (Czaruso Dvalin) who is a son of our Hermész. Kronos had traveled far to attempt to grasp his last CAC and with that become a Swedish champion but he did, unfortunately, have to be content with an excellent today. That did, however, result in Docka becoming BOB.

While waiting for the finale (where Docka, incidentally, was unplaced) Docka and Silvana went and hung out with the Scanian half of the kennel, whereby we took the opportunity to take some nice pictures.

Silvana & Docka

Silvana & Docka

Silvana & Docka

Silvana & Docka

Next awaits Kuvaszspecialen ("The Kuvasz Special") which is arranged by The Swedish Kuvasz Club in Hökensås, Sweden, 28th of May. There Anca Giura from Romania will be judging.

Posted on May 21, 2016 and filed under Our Dogs.

Docka's latest escapades

Docka has recently been out and about again. On the 8th of May it was time for her first official dog show which took place in Lidköping, Sweden. The dog show, which was international, was arranged by Skaraborgs Kennelklubb (Skaraborg's Kennel Club) and it attracted over 1200 dogs.

Docka competed in junior class och the result was an excellent which rendered her a first point in the competition of the Kuvasz of the Year (which is arranged by the Swedish Kuvasz Club). The competition was tough with as many as 12 Kuvasz entering and where Czaruso Cold Blow Jules came out on top. Kennel Czaruso also had success with a breeding group which gave them a placement in the BIS. Congratulations to all of you!

Docka waiting for BIS at Hultsfreds BK.

On the 15th of May Docka stayed close to home in the province of Småland when she went to an unofficial dog show in Hultsfred. The dog show was arrange by Hultsfreds Brukshundsklubb (Hultsfred's Working Dog Association) and Kuvasz was judged by the recognized Kuvasz judge Boo Lundström. The result was BOB and BIG. In the BIS, which was co-judged by Boo Lundström and Tina Permo, Docka remained unplaced.

On both dog shows Docka has gotten very nice critique for her looks although there has been remarks on her puppyish and sloppy movements. As practice makes perfect, Docka will take a trip down to Hässleholm on Saturday the 21st of May where Nordskånska Kennelklubben (The North Scanian Kennel Club) arranges an international dog show. Annika Ultveit-Moe will be judging.

Posted on May 18, 2016 and filed under Our Dogs.