We are delighted with our new addition to our siberian husky family - Zarchenski's Schooner Pickle. Bred by Zara Wooliscroft from her beautiful imported dogs Shaytaan's Fallen Angel who was bred by Louise and Rob Cooke and Cheffins Pan to Zarchenski bred by Lynn Cheffins. Both kennels are successful mid distance siberian husky teams and Angel and Pandi are part of Chris and Zara's championship winning sprint team. We couldn't be happier with Pickle who is very sweet tempered with bags of Character. Pickle was so named because the day the litter was born Matt was away on a course with the Navy and was doing a presentation on HMS Pickle, which was a ship used in the battle of Trafalgar by Nelson and because of its speed was commissioned to sail back to England with news of Nelson's victory at the Battle of Trafalgar. It is amazing how dogs live up to their names and this little puppy really is a Pickle! To see her pedigree check out her page on the dog tab.
Welcoming Zarchenski's Schooner Pickle to our family
GO GYRO GO!
Pickle's relatives have signed up for the Yukon Quest 1000 and Iditarod 2015 so Pickle along with her brothers and sisters are supporting Shaytaan Siberian Huskies by sponsoring the rather handsome Gyro who has the same grandad the beautiful Kermit. For more info see http://www.shaytaansiberians.com
At the end of race season it always seems a long time till next season and there is always lots to do between seasons but time creeps up and we are now in August. Summer for us it means attending shows, equipment maintenance, repair works on the Doris Daily the van and the usual every day looking after the dogs. Temperatures down in Somerset mean our dogs haven't seen a harness since May but this has meant that we have been able to work on some private training land we have been offered so we have been hard at work mowing, grading, hedge trimming the land in preparation of the cooler temperatures. The land is grassy and flat and about 30 minutes from our house so we intend on using it as our go to training in the week and then as usual spend long weekends on hard packed forest trails which are about an hours drive to keep the condition on the dogs feet. That is our plan for the winter so hopefully the weather will for once respect our plans and give us dry but cold days.
This summer we have also been working on the dogs outside area which is a mixture of slabs and grass we have been laying more slabs, erecting new fences and Matt has been making platforms for the dogs who all love viewing the world at a height. We attended Paignton show under Richard Kinsey and it was his first time CC giving judging appointment and we went as it is our local show and to give the judge a selection of Siberians to chose from. Sadly Laika wasn't placed but she moved beautifully and we were pleased with how she has kept her condition over the summer season so I was as always delighted with her.
This summer we have also had Pickle so we have been spending lots of time with her gently introducing her to our other sibes and socialising with other dogs and people and different situations making sure she is happy, healthy and confident. The end of August sees my birthday (Lou) and our second year wedding anniversary which we are spending with our dogs and friends in a field at the AMWA fun weekend which we are looking forward to.