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Pumi Veni, Pumi Vidi, Pumi Vici…

May 31, 2014

Back to Windsor, NY today for the Susque-Nango Kennel Club AKC herding event.  After yesterday’s performance in the AHBA event, I was confident that the girls were going to do well again today.  Both Pumis delivered nice solid work and have earned their qualifying legs toward their PT (Pre Trial Test Title).

Although, both dogs  have fairly extended farm work experience especially Agyag, one has to remember that herding tests and trials are sanitized versions of farm work  where  dog vs. sheep skirmishes, that are normal on the farm, are undesirable in the trial/test arena.  In our case this is especially relevant because our Shetlands are pretty wild bunch of sheep and Agyag is especially appreciative  of any possible physical contact (those of you who saw her in Hortobagy, Hungary, might remember her to give a series of nice work out to the Racka as well as the trainers.)

I am especially proud of Anka who is only ten months old and handles herself very well in the herding arena.  She also got a big applause from the spectators after her run.

AKC PT qualifying legs for both Pumis, Kaffogo Agyag and Catskill Apacatancos Anka

AKC PT qualifying legs for both Pumis, Kaffogo Agyag and Catskill Apacatancos Anka

Tomorrow , we will be back for the third day of the event.  Watch for our report.

Big Fat Milking Heads…

May 8, 2014

The "Weight Watcher" list a different kind...

The “Weight Watcher” list –  a different kind…

While we were taking care of sheep shearing outside yesterday, the pups ransacked Mama Fruska’s milk reserves and gulped themselves way passed 20 oz each.  They are big, strong, lifting their heads and  constantly moving around. Their eye lids also show signs that their eyes are ready to pop open soon.

Feeding Fruska fresh good quality food, high quality kibbles, goat milk, fresh eggs, lamb and goat meat, chicken gizzards certainly pays off as it helps her body to produce tons of nutritious nurturing milk for her pups.

The weather is improving and we are inpatiently waiting to introduce them the outside world.


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