Sunday, February 25, 2007

Jada - gets a TD and is training for agility!

Spirits Prime Time, TD










"Jada"

(Am. Can. Ch. Foxfair Excalibur "Andy" x Am. Can. Ch. Trumpets Spirit in Sky Esprit, HOF, "Lucy")

Jumping with style! And at age 7 weeks

Flying through the tunnel, jumping
over the hurdles, or standing in the
snow, Jada keeps it all together -
smiling!









































Jada
is owned by Joni Griffith, and was bred by Judy Thompson. The Foxfair claim to fame is that she is an Andy daughter! Her mother, of course, is the famous Lucy, who was number one Keeshond show dog and also earned her Hall of Fame. Jada will two be years old in May and has recently earned her Therapy Dog degree (TD). She is a beautiful girl as you can see from the pictures and her owner has elected to go the athletic route and train her for agility.


She also spends some of her time playing with her sister, Pistol and terrorizing Joni's mom's sheltie! Jada really looks like she is enjoying herself and we look forward to seeing her and Joni in the agility ring soon.

Jada and Joni started training just for fun, they are a perfect example of how you can have fun with your dog and of the versatility and intelligence of the Keeshond.

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Monday, February 19, 2007

Cooper Goes To Oregon



























Cooper Settles Right In

Cooper is from the Emma x Hardy litter and has traveled to Oregon to live with his proud new owner Anita Williams.

We expect wonderful things from this beautiful puppy boy and look forward to seeing him grow up - mostly through pictures. Perhaps we will also see him at the National Specialty in May!


These pictures were taken at Anita's house just he arrived in Oregon. We really don't like to fly the dogs but with Oregon so far away there isn't much choice.

He handled the trip like a champ, just like his Daddy did the long trip from England to America. Sometimes I think these dogs see more of the world than their owners do!

We hear he settled in quickly with Anita's other dog Makani and now is quite at home in Northwest.



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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Snow Dogs





















ANDY IN THE SNOW

All of the dogs love the snow, but Andy, really loves the snow. He likes to run around in it with his face in the snow, something like a furry snowplow.
Our weather here has been in the teens and less with the wind chill added, so even Keeshonden, experts at staying out in low tempertures need to be watched. I knew the other day though that I was worrying too much when Windy and Jill refused to come in, even knowing that when they do they get a biscuit.
This is one way to make sure that your dog comes reliably, always give a treat when you call him. Then even if you are without the biscuit you can still rely on a good recall.

Today the driveway was blown shut, it was plowed yesterday afternoon and by the time Ryan drove home from work, at 7PM it was level with over two feet of snow. Today, even though he has four wheel drive he got stuck at the end of the driveway. It was officially a blizzard with 2" inches falling per hour for the last twelve hours. Yikes!! Thankfully we have plenty of dog food, heat, and people comforts, though I think the dogs and the people are going to go a bit cabin crazy pretty soon.


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