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The Denver cluster

Last week/weekend marked the 2012 Denver cluster of shows, the start of the dog showing season for those of here in the Rocky Mountains.  As usual, it was a gigantic show, and for once the weather wasn’t too awful. Kunga … Continue reading

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The Denver cluster

The beginning of the show season for most of us here in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain west (for those not going to Westminster, at least) is the Rocky Mountain cluster: five days of shows that generally draw dogs from … Continue reading

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Always learning

Although I’ve been honored to talk with some pretty accomplished expert handlers (both amateur and professional), I’ve never met anyone in the show world who claims to know EVERYTHING.  We can all learn more about our dogs, handling, and judging. … Continue reading

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Please, mom…

Kunga sags in the summer heat.  As a giant breed dog, he’s not too fond of high temperatures.  He’s much happier when the autumn weather sets in, and he gets much more lively on his walks. But winter ice and … Continue reading

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Which Bitch?

As a newbie to the show world and to the breeding dance, I’ve been trying to figure out when and whether to breed Kunga to various bitches whose owners have contacted me for breeding information. Kunga, of course, would breed … Continue reading

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Kunga’s daddy

Kunga owes his life to Federal Express.  Since his sire lives in Australia and his dam is in Florida, USA, the delivery service for frozen semen is pretty much the only way he exists! Kunga’s daddy is Aus. Ch. Thunderfire … Continue reading

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Dog language

Why is it that we assume that if our animals could communicate with us, it would be in badly spelled, ungrammatical baby talk?  There are dozens of posts on Facebook of dogs and cats with funny fake “dialog,” and I … Continue reading

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Christmas 2011

Happy Boxing Day! We hope that everyone enjoyed their holiday weekend and got plenty to eat, plenty of play, and plenty of love.

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Kennel plaque

At our annual Great Dane Club December meeting we hand out awards to those whose dogs have titled during the year.  Kunga finished his championship this year, so we were the proud recipients of a new plaque: There’s what we … Continue reading

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Talking to the dogs

Just spent more than 3 weeks alone with the dogs while the Wise Man was out of town.  I worry about becoming one of those crazy people who chatter away to their animals all the time, but I swear my … Continue reading

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