Finally the winter has arrived in Belgium.... Yesterday it started snowing and after a few hours Antwerp was covered under a white blanket which created a lot of problems on the road! But Esed didn't mind. It was his first encounter with the white fluffy stuff, and boy did he enjoy it..... But alas we will not have a White Christmas so we will enjoy this as long as we can and go to the forest this weekend. Some pictures....
RecentlyEsedwentfor a visittosomenewfriends. We wenttoGreet & Geert andtheir 5 lovelyborzois, 2 galgosand 1 oldScottishterrier. Onceinsidethe house Esed, typically, startedtoplaywiththe 2 borzoifemales, Pippi & MoiMoi. He was a bit tooenthousiasticforthegalgossotheykept a bit awayfromhim. Which is normal, ifyou're 10 or 11 yearsoldyoudon'tneed a 4 montholdazawakh puppy crawling all over you..... It was a short visitbutEsed had a lot of funandhaslearnedthatnoteachandevery dog hemeets wants toplaywithhim, andthathehastolearnto respect this.
Yesterday we went to the show organised by the Royal Belgium Sighthoundclub, the KBWC, in Kortrijk. This show was organised at the same time as the Eurodogshow. Esed wasn't impressed by all the noise and people. He played with other dogs, not only sighthounds, and loved to go around the shops. He also played with Checkhov, the borzoi of my mother who was there too.
He got some new toys and a nice collar. And in the afternoon he put his first baby steps in the showworld. The jugdge was Mrs. M-C. Delabelle (B). Esed did his best and he received the notation of Very Promising and Best Baby. Because of this he had take part in the ring of honour with the other 5 sighthound-babies. And he made us proud by being placed 2nd Best Baby of the Sighthoundshow, thanks to jugde H. Zuber (CH). After the show we went home, Esed slept in the car and by the time that we arrived in Deurne, his batteries were reloaded and he played with Zino.
Esed is now four weeks in Belgium. In this periode he has been very busy and he made sure that he kept us busy too. Socialisation is very important for each dog but even more so for an azawakh. So up to now Esed has been several times to the market. He went for his vaccinations to the vet. He is a frequent user of public transport and he loves to go and visit Eric on the bus. Once he has seen Eric, he lies down for a nap untill we arrive at the busdepot and then we go home together. He likes to go away with the car. He has been to many different places where he could play and run free in the forest. He has been to the annual borzoiwalk, there he made some friends among those big and longhaired dogs, which is lucky for us as my mother has two borzois. By now he is also "famous" at the dogschool, as he is the only sighthound there at the moment, and he has made it very clear that he will learn and do what the instructors ask, when he wants to ;-). At home he loves to learn something new and play with Zino.
There is only one thing that Eric and I find so sad, Esed is growing up so quickly, the cute little baby azawakh is disapearing so fast.... but he turning into a nice, strong azawakh youngster.
Here some pictures of Esed, he loves to play with the other dogs in the family. My mother has two borzois and my brother (who lives at home) has a whippet. Some people would think that a puppy azawakh would be afraid of big, longhaired dogs... well Esed doesn't thinks so!
Friends of ours have a 6 month old labrador. They play very well together.
The last picture is of Zino & Esed sharing a cushion.
Welcome to the blog of Agg Amaias Esed. Esed is our first purebred azawakh.
He comes from the Agg Amaias kennel in Germany. After waiting for more than two years, until his breeder Christiane Thier-Rostaing decided to have a next litter with the beautiful Tigidit Essamet and Tombouktou’s Qutaybah, our dream became true. Thanks to Christiane Thier-Rostaing for trusting us with this wonderful boy.
Esed lives with us in Deurne, near Antwerp (Belgium), with our other sighthound Zino, a 9 year old cross galgo-sighthound. He accepted Esed and likes to play with him. For the moment Zino still has the advantage of being bigger, stronger and faster, but Esed is doing his best to keep up with Zino.
We are Penny & Eric Karaspilios—Franssens and we live in Deurne near Antwerp in Belgium. As a child I’ve always had dogs and mostly sighthounds. In 2000 at last we had our own sigthound, Zino, a cross galgo from Spain. A few years later we took Chivas out of a dogshome near us. Chivas was a cross azawakh-greyhound and thanks to him we fell in love with this beautiful but very special breed the “Azawakh”. Sadly Chivas past away just two weeks before Esed arrived in Belgium.