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July 11, 2016

Remaining Results Received – New Brood Female

Today we received the last outstanding results for Blu’s health testing and CHIC number!  Great results – FCI/OFA HD A2 (Good) and ED – Normal 0-0.  Pending the issuance of her CHIC number this week, Blu is now our new brood female.  Her full profile can be seen here. Congrats to also her co-owner Jade .. [more]

June 27, 2016

Drake Darkstar Amant Gris – New Stud Dog

Two blog posts in a day… but it deserves a special mention…   Today Rōnin received his last required screening results and will be issued a CHIC number shortly – the CHIC and OFA database is synced weekly. The official issue formality notwithstanding, Rōnin is now a new club qualified stud dog.   The entirety .. [more]

June 27, 2016

Results from June 25, 2016 – UKC Shows and SPOT testing

Some more news from the weekend – Borrasca made her debut at the dog shows in McHenry, Illinois in the Novice Puppy (baby) class. It was a good opportunity to get a lot of socialization in for her and some acclimation to the ring. She’s at a really awkward stage of puppy growth right now, .. [more]

June 24, 2016

Barn Hunt at Rat-Tastic Con 2016 & June Updates

Today Blu ran two Barn Hunt trials and qualified for one leg of her Novice title! She even managed to place 2nd place in trial.  She’s been going to practice for it and today was time to put her training to the test.  It’s Blu’s first experience in a titling/competitive ring, so that was a .. [more]

May 31, 2016

Long weekend fun at the beach, shows, training..

We had a busy long weekend holiday – Borrasca is settling in great and is such a confident and open little puppy. Along with some puppy playdates, she also had her first beach visit at Montrose Dog Beach and a day spent in the Sunday open markets at Maxwell Street in Chicago. As you can .. [more]

May 27, 2016

Small new addition to our family..

We’re happy to share that a new little one joined our Greyfarer family this week.  From the ancient port city of Cádiz, Spain comes our new girl, Borrasca Gaditana de la Manada de Tuky.  She’s 13 weeks old and a confident little spitfire.   Borrasca traveled the 6 hours from Cádiz to Madrid with her .. [more]

May 16, 2016

‘Greyfarer’ is now registered with FCI!

This morning we had a nice surprise.  When I checked the FCI page for their weekly update on the registration of permanent kennel names, I saw that our kennel made the list!  Finally, our little hobby kennel is now properly registered.  Months ago I submitted three choices for names in order of preference, and luckily .. [more]

April 17, 2016

III. Southern California and Pacific Rim Czechoslovakian Vlcak Meetup & more..

I finally have a free moment to update all the things since the last entry… maybe there’s a few things missing but first things first: the third SoCal/Pacific Rim Gathering was this weekend.  We organized and hosted a long hike ending by the Pacific Ocean, had an introduction to tracking-trailing workshop, good food, drinks, a .. [more]

March 21, 2016

Tracking workshop and March updates

As March is wrapping up, there are a few recent bits of news.  For one, I’ve been updating the blog even though this site isn’t even public yet.  The reason is because I’m still waiting on the official return of our kennel name registration with FCI.  The application was finally sent in at the beginning .. [more]

March 15, 2016

Morrow, Foundations in Agility Session 10

Yesterday marked the 10th weekly session of foundation work in agility with Morrow.  This is our first serious venture into agility and so we are taking lots of time to build proper foundations, since I am learning the handling as well (caveat: I have horrible coordination..).  It looks so easy on other people’s videos!!  Hopefully .. [more]