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Overview of 2008



2008 was a good year for us, we didn’t show much, or specialize any of our dogs, but 5 of our dogs finished their championships. Eugenios Mrs Robinson became a Norwegian, Danish, Finnish & Nordic Champion, at her first show after becoming a champion she won the breed and was placed 3rd in the Group. After that she’s had a break from the rings but will return in Europe in 2009.

 

 

 

Topaasin Bling Bling finished her Norwegian championship the day after Ninni, at that show she was beaten in the bitch class by Ninni, the rest of the times she was unbeaten in the bitch class in Norway and ended up as #3 Ig of the year, very sparingly shown.

 

 

 

Next up was Twan-San-Yen Magical Luciana, she got her championship in style by going BOB over her brother Twan-San-Yen Magical Raffaello, this was their first chance to get their championship and they got it, side by side. Lucy went Group 4 that day. Raffaello has gotten his swedish championship as well. Lucy was not shown more, she was mated in october and had a lovely litter of 3 in the end of december.

 

Elmo, Strippoker’s Schøne Blaue Donau,  had a ruff year, when he had gotten 2 cac’s and not gotten the qualifying cac at some show he broke his leg and was out of the showrings for the next 6 months.

 

Elmo going BOS to IG of the year

 

But he got the best vet in Norway to fix his leg and it’s healed beautifully and at his first try, after the leg break he got the cac and finished his norwegian championship. He has been very sparingly shown duet o the leg break, but he’ll come out in the Netherlands in 2009 to finish what was started there, the road to his Dutch championship!

 

 

 

Talata Nox had a great year, she did some lure coursing, had a very nice litter of puppies, sired by Joey, and only 11 weeks after giving birth to 5 puppies she was BOB and got the qualifying cac to finish her norwegian championship. She, like the others, hasn’t been shown since, you’re more likely to see her in the lure coursing fields and on the racing track in 2009.

 

 

 

Joey’s offspring have got old enough to become champions and he is now the proud sire of 4 champions, with several more just lacking the last cac. His daugther Eugenios Posh Spice is also qualified for Crufts in 2009. Joey is #1 stud Ig of the year!

 

Elmo’s daugther Strippoker’s So Posh finished her Dutch junior championship and his daugther Biscotti Mademoiselle debuted in the puppyring going BOB and BIB-2 puppy. Her brother Biscotti Marcello has been doing very well as a puppy as well with BOB and Group placement.

 

We imported 1 male from the US, American Champion Alfheim’s All Things Considered. We met his breeder and his parents when we went to the Italian Greyhounds Nationals in 2006 and Margret fell head over heals in love. When she later saw that they planned on breeding Karl & Edda she knew she had to get one of those pups and luckily Ira was born, and was solid coloured enough to come to Europe. We are very excited about having him here and can’t wait to see what he will bring into our lines.

 

 

 

Margret did some handling for others in 2008, the highlight of the year being handling Ch Portinbo’s Lille Gunda, a chinese crested, to Speciality Best In Show at the World chinese crested speciality in Sweden.

 

 

 

She handled Ig of the year, Dogcastle’s Leslie Blue Angel to BIS-3 at the Norwegian sighthound club speciality and to BOB the day after on the Greyhoundclubs show.

 

 

 

She also handled Eugenios Posh Spice to BOB at the crufts qualification show.