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Orb’s Triple Crown Bid Ends at Preakness, Kaffogo Agyag Falls Short of Quadruple Victory at WDS 2013 in Budapest… :-)

Orbs, the 2013 favorite or a creation of deprivation for "Feel Good Stories" of Triple Crown Championship Title has failed to fulfill hopes and prophecies.

Orb, the 2013 favorite or a creation of news media deprivation for  a “Feel Good Story” of Triple Crown Championship.  He has failed to fulfill hopes and prophecies.

May 19, 2013


Drama… Drama… Drama… in different dimensions at different places. Multimillion dollar thoroughbred vs. Pumi, an obscure Hungarian herding breed in the U.S. from an upstate NY fiber goat and sheep farm … while the stakes have been obviously strikingly different,  the co-owners of Orb, the Kentucky Derby winner colt, have most likely felt the same emotional disappointment after losing the Preakness yesterday that I have felt today in Budapest.  …we were so close… it was within reach… gosh…almost…

It was a bitter sweet day for us today, a contemporary imperfect Cindarella story…  Kaffogo Agyag has fallen short becoming Junior World Winner in Budapest.  How ironic human nature is…

We’ve been bruised at multiple occasions at AKC conformation shows traveling up and down along the Eastern Seaboard in the U.S  the past six months.  Inexperienced judges, color discrimination, obscure breed, etc.  Excuses are endless and regardless wether they are justified or not,  we have learned to accept  failure as the price for paving the road for the Pumi in the U.S.

I am pretty exhausted while Agyag is desperately waiting for guidance.

Than on May 13, we traveled back to Hungary, the Mecca of the breed. During the week, leading up to Sunday’s ultimate WORLD DOG SHOW,  Agyag has won every event – not surprisingly. Let’s admit, that in addition to her excellent breeding by Anna Varadi, she is an exceptional character.

At the end we have fallen short. We have come in second in Junior Class at the official WDS 2013.

Why? who knows … the mistake of Lufthansa in Dusseldorf… (the dogs were lost for hours locked up in their crates on the tarmac of the airport we lost our connection)?  Exhaustion…?(she lives on an Upstate NY farm after all with not too much urban stimuly and after the third show,  I have started losing my focus too…)  Her mistimed full blown heat…?

…Or simply because PILISI KOCOS JELLEM was better today…  Congratulations HOLDAMPF DORA!

We are gone to Hortobagy for the herding week…

p.s. Thank you Chris Levy to fix up Fruska and Agyag’s grooming.


HPJ Excellent 1…

May 15, 2013

We had a good start at the WDS 2013 after a bad travel.

Kaffogo Agyag has won “HPJ”  “Excellent 1” in Junior Class at the Budapest Grand Prix CACIB Show, as part of the FCI World Dog Show 2013. today.

Felallo Fulu Fruska has won “NJ” or “Very Good” in the Open Bitches Class.”

Tomorrow we are off. The plan is, that we will pay a visit to Anna Varadi, Agyag’s breeder in the western part of Hungary.

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Tamara Prohaska thank you for the pictures…

“Nonstop you…”

May 13, 2013

We arrived to Dusseldorf around 4AM, Tuesday. I was greeted by a Lufthansa official with the frightening news that the airline has lost the two dogs, Fruska and Agyag and could not locate them. As a result, we’ve missed the connection to Budapest and I had to put up with the rudest most uncooperative customer service and airport police. We were driving around the airport on the tarmac from building to building trying to find the dogs for hours. Finally they drove me back to the gate where we originally arrived. The two dogs have been left there in their crates on an open luggage trailer without supervision for several hours. After a full day of delay, finally, they found a connection to Budapest which was obviously difficult because these days “every dog” flies to Budapest to the WDS.

So much about Lufthansa’s superior treatment of animals. Waste of money not even an apology.

Hey Dr. Reinhold Huber! what happened to “Nonstop you…?”

By the way the dogs have been completely quiet in their crates during this several hours long ordeal – according to one Lufthansa or Airport official that was the reason why they did not find them – why not to blame it on the dogs…

One of the lessons of this micro horror story is that the Pumi is a non-barking breed after all…

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