Author Archives: Alxe

Ring feel

It’s funny but when each judge approaches Kunga in the ring for the first time, I can tell whether they’re interested in him or not.  Does this happen to other people? I think a good judge will give every dog … Continue reading

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Great Dane Specialty

The Great Dane Club of Greater Denver pulled it off again: a fantastic specialty day of two shows, including puppies and veterans!  We had a great turn-out, 3 and 4 point majors in both bitches and dogs.  The big dogs … Continue reading

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Rejoicing

We lose a LOT when we show.  It sucks every time.  But when we’re losing, someone else is winning, and I think it takes some of the sting out if we can be glad for that person and their dog. … Continue reading

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Kunga’s going to be a daddy again

I’m glad to announce that a lovely blue bitch in Florida is in whelp to Kunga.  “Juno” is the product of a KRW sire and a Sharcon (Tomahawk daughter) dam.  Puppies are due the first week in July, just in … Continue reading

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Evacuation?

Our insurance agent told us that Boulder is the city in Colorado most at risk from flooding.  This year our snowpack in the mountains is at 247% of normal, and we’ve had weeks of on and off rain down here … Continue reading

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Lament of a stud dog owner

Championship finished…check.  All health checks completed and tests normal…check.  Good pedigree…check.  Characteristics to improve the breed…check.  So, we’re ready to offer Kunga at stud. Funny things happen when you start advertising your dog for breeding.  Things like getting a contact: … Continue reading

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Kunga’s international title arrives

Wow, 10 months after the shows and submitting paperwork, the title certificate for Kunga’s IABCA championship has finally arrived! For those who don’t know about these competitions, they’re run by an outfit that puts on four weekend shows, two per … Continue reading

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Dog Show Mystery Books

I enjoy reading mysteries, and was delighted to find there are a few set in the dog show world.  The only series I’ve found that involves the show world in every book is that by Laurien Berenson, whose protagonist shows … Continue reading

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Going Down

A friend is dealing with the difficult decision of when to put down her beloved dog.  He has cancer and is in obvious pain but is still semi-functional and occasionally tries to rally to play with his owners. This must … Continue reading

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Puppy Time

[Kunga at about 10 weeks] Seems like it’s puppy time this spring.  I keep seeing news and photos on Facebook of litters from Canada to Florida to California. One of my Facebook friends has an 8 week old blue boy, … Continue reading

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