November we took some time out for a Scottish Road Trip. We started our holiday via walks in the Lake District, and then attended the Scottish Working and Pastoral Breeds Champ Show where we had entered Zinny pup into her very first show. Zinny won best puppy bitch and Best Puppy in Show, and is now qualified for Crufts 2018. Mars placed second in a lovely limit class and Laika queen of the VHC got a VHC under Sheila Luxmoore (Zima/ Amiz). Nothing in puppy group for Zinny but she took everything in her stride and we are absolutely delighted with how she handled the big ring! The Scottish Siberian Husky Club Open show was held after the champ show and Zinny won best puppy bitch and best puppy in show again from a lovely line up of pups. Mars placed a respectable second in limit again and Pickle won her Limit class under breed specialist Sherrie Unwin (Snowtrekka). Pickle's stud book number certificate came through the post from the Kennel club too. A fantastic end to our year of showing and we are very proud of all our dogs!
Puppy Bitch (5) 1. Evans Xaphire Zinnia of Thunderfeet at Demoneira (Imp USA)This Wolf/G and white blue eyed puppy is nearly a year old, foxy head and mischievous expression. Good reach of neck going into correctly angled shoulders. Firm top line and arched loin. Really stretched out on the move and was light footed and effortless. Handled well. BP in Breed.
Sheila Luxmoore (Zima/Amiz) SWPB
After the show we ran the dogs with friends in Glen Devon then, In the travelling husky hotel we made our way to Aviemore where we stayed at a wonderful lodge at Feshiebridge and enjoyed runs with the dogs and lots of relaxing walks and duck spotting which resulted in a few unexpected paddles. We had scheduled a race with the SSHC at Culbin which was sadly cancelled due to lack of entries but we carried on with our plans to visit our friends in Banff who are also Siberian folk and their gorgeous dogs. We enjoyed fabulous training runs mixing the teams up between the two kennels who didn't bat an eyelid at running with dogs they weren't used to. Good dogs! On our way back home met our Jankscoo Siberian friends for training in Sherwood Forest, and the dogs had a squirreling good time and then home to Somerset for a day, we then headed back up to Cranwich in Thetford for a race with BSHRA. We were absolutely frazzled but dogs had fun, we really mixed the teams up and ran a couple of veteran teams, mainly to have a play and see what team formations we should run moving forward throughout the season. Even veteran Tonrar ginger bum came out of race retirement on the Sunday for a jolly! Zinny pup is too young to race at present but we are sure she will make a very important contribution to our team. We clocked up 1700 miles on our adventure so it will be nice to spend some time at home and training at our local grounds for the next few weeks until the next adventure!