Dec. 27 – again visiting “relatives” at Haanja, as a year ago. This time I had only Rianna with me, because Pille’s dogs were in heat and my boys had to stay at Kristiina’s. But Rianna had fun, as there’s pleny if snow in South Estonia. We also visited Rianna’s brother River (Tramin River of Dreams) in Vastseliina.
Dec. 6th – traditional Christams show for puppies and veterans and Rianna’s first show. Coming by train was a bit strange, but the show was sooo exciting: so many different dogs! As there was enough opportunity to practice standinhg and moving in the ring, it all went well when her time to shine came. She was 2nd in her class. / На шоу для щенков и ветеранои Рианна была вторая в свём классе. (Pildi eest aitäh/ thanks for the photo/ спасибо за фото Olga Sagun)
Nov. 23rd – with storm a thick blanket of snow was brought to cover the land. Branches were broken and much harm was done, but the dogs do not let themselves borthered by human concerns. They enjoy life in snow.
Nov. 1st, Golden Club autumn day, within which we have an unofficial show judged by Mairi Siimon (Terra Antyda Sani). Of the 1 male and 5 female puppies Rianna was the best puppy; Kristiina had trained her well ! Of the adult males Carlo is first (and BOS), Sarli the 2nd. Carlo’s sister’s daughter Athena (Skylinedog Rose Athena) was 2nd best bitch among adults. Besides the show a lot of fun for the dogs, as is witnessed by the photo on the left with happy Rianna.
The lovely weather at the end of September invites us for long walks in the forest and at the beach. Often with Freya (Guldfynd’s Fin Hyllt Freya) and there is a lot of fun.
Sept. 1st – Rhyanna’s first trip to the sea – she takes to it as if she was born there. Sea is her love.
IN England, visiting Alvin’s (Tenfield Tori’s) first home, parents and relatives, and having walks on beautiful Salisbury Plains. On Aug. 11th I am visiting Bournemouth show, on Aug. 13th United Retriever Club Show in Malvern, then a visit to “relatives” in Cornwall and Sarli’s sire Ch Captain Finn at Steval in Plymouth (on the picture right above), from which a trip to Builth Wells to Welsh Kennel Club Show on Aug. 17th. Then a brief stop in Andover at Brenda and John Taylor’s warm home, friends in London and back home. Life with dogs in our summer cottage continues.
at the World Winner show in Stockholm. On the left Henric Fryckstrand with World Show BOB, World Veteran Winner-08 Styal Silksilla. More pictures here and those from the day before (from Club Show) here
vacation in our summer cottage by the coast, real fun, as you can realise by the pictures.
31. mai – Golden Retriever Specialty Show, judge: heather Morris from the UK. Alvin (Tenfield Tori) got excellent, the judge said, “Very typical golden head and expression, good bone, neat feet, nice reach of neck, level topline, well constructed body, strong quarters. Moved well when settled. In lovely coat and condition.”
On May 20th Sarli’s son is born in kennel Terra Antyda Sani, the mother is Eur JW-06, Balt JW-06 &W-06, Est, Ltu Ch Dunehills Miss Gigi at Terra Antyda. On the left one-month-old TAS Unreal Hope.
14. mai – We move to our summer cottage. Boys are happy despite the cold weather, and take a plunge in the river every day. pictures
4. mai – May 4th – Sarli becomes a father of 10 puppies. More information from Tramin kennel in Ukraine.
May 3rd – I fly to Denmark to visit a dog show at Hilleröd, and made pictures of Goldens that can be seen HERE. In the picture on the above you can see BOB Touch Of Elegance Av Vervik, judge Per Iversen (Norway) and BOS Dream Max Amy Diamond. I also had time to enjoy Frederiksborg castle and parks in Copenhagen.
Sillamäe show, Alvin (Tenfield Tori) got Junior CAC, was BOB junior and 2nd best male.Carlo’s granny Solly (Impayables Strong Solero) became Est Veteran Champion, the first Estonian Golden to obtain this title!
The beginning of April and arrival of spring.
6. aprill – adventurous trip to Kingisepp in Russia. / Alvin (at the right) is best male junior and BOS junior, Carlo (Guldfynd’s Careful Casillas, see above right) gets a Russian CAC and as he is already Estonian Champion, this gives him the right for the title of Russian Champion as well
5. aprill Alvin at Rakvere show, Exc 4 in junior class
It snowed, and dogs can have a lot of fun in the snow: take a look into our web album. And Carlo became 4 years old.
17. märts – sad news from England: Alvin’s great grandmother on father’s side Tenfield All At Sea (Darwin) died at her fourteenth year. Heartiest condolences to her breeder-owner Kim!
March 10th – Alvin’s hip and elbow reults arrived: hips are perfect (A/A), but there is a minor change (the least on the scale), resulting in elbows being 0/1
Crufts – March 7th – Relatives do well! Sarli’s sire Ch Captain Finn at Steval (on the photo above right) was 5th in Open Dog, Sarli’s half-brother Chalksville Autumnal Storm (Ch Captain Finn At Steval JW x Chalksville Be Bop A Lula) was 1st special junior dog, and half-brother Chalksville Checkmate of Steval (Ch Captain Finn At Steval JW x Chalksville Majorette) was 3rd undergraduate dog.
Alvin‘s half-sister Tenfield Silver Sea Spray (Tenfield Sea Biscuit x Cailloch Racer To Tenfield JW) was 5th special juniro bitch, and relative on father’s side Crowhott Onyx Rhythm JW (on the left) (Ch Ninell Harrington At Millgreen x Tenfield Rambling Rhythm Of Crowshott) oli 4. special working dog. Congratulations!
2. märts – March 2nd -Alvin had his eyes checked, no inherited defects.
Feb. 24th – Alvin’s half brother Tenfield Sea Patrol (Tenfield Sea Biscuit x Cailloch Racer to Tenfield JW) became Junior Warrant. Conratulations to his breeder and owners Carolyn and Ned Rycroft!
Feb. 16th – Maidenhead & District Open Show. Alvin’s father Tenfield Sea Biscuit was BOB and Group 2 and Alvin’s gramdma Tenfield Chamomile best in open class. Dogs were judged by Dot Wylde (Willowpond) and bitched by Charles Burrows (Charmagen). The Group judge was A. Roberts (Tioga). Congratulations to Alvin’s breeder Kim Ellis!Feb. 10th – International show in Tallinn. Pictures can be found here.
Feb. 9th – Golden Retriever Specialty Show, judged by Joyce and Arnold Ryder from the UK (Jaskar); males by Joyce and bitches by Arnold. Alvin (Tenfield Tori, above) was second “excellent” in junior class, Sarli (Trebell Ticket To Ride) 4th “very good” in young dog class, and Tim (Total Touch v d Issel Hoeve, on the left) received “very good”. At the show where “excellents” were rare and “goods” not exceptional, this is a decent result.