Esed had a fun-loving weekend. This because of the long awaited visitors from Berlin. Chrissi, Daggi & Andrea came to stay with us and the girls were with them. Esed enjoyed having the girls around so that he could play with them. He fell very much in love with Tagola ;-) We also participated at the two dog show in Kortrijk, and once again we were confronted with the difference in judges and their idea of how an azawakh should look like and behave in the ring. On Saturday the judge gave Esed a very good, because he had a rough head.... The girls were more appreciated and all three received an Excellent, and Djangalah the KBWC-Winner 2010 titel. After the show, we went to the dogpark near our home, and Zino & Esed had a great time running and playing with the girls.
Sunday we were once again at the show, looking at the stuff for the dogs and buying some nice things. Eventually it was time again to be judged. This time the judge appreciated what she saw. She awarded our Esed with 1 Exc, CAC & CACIB and in the end even with the BOB. This we didn't expect at all, as Tagola, who received the same notation and became best female, is older and more mature than our crazy azawakh. We were thrilled with these results.
In the evening we had a nice time with our guests and a lovely diner. The dogs were playing and fooling around. Sadly on Monday we had to say goodbye to our visitors. Esed misses the girls very much. We hope that Chrissi, Daggi & Andrea will repeat their visit soon.
Maybe we should start thinking of getting a younger (azawakh) friend for our Esed. Our Zino is enjoying his privileges of his old age and doesn't always play or agrees with Esed & his crazy escapades.
Pictures will be put on the site during this week.
We are going to the dog show in Kortrijk this weekend, on Saturday it is the KBWC special and on Sunday the CACIB show. And as a big extra for Esed, he will be having visitors over from Germany. We are delighted to have Christiane, Daggi & Andrea in our home and the dogs. Esed will be happy to have a bunch of Azi girls in the house ;-)) as you can guess....
A picture of Esed in Denmark on the beach, taken by Christiane Thier-Rostaing.
We have been very busy these past few weeks, and also very successful. And up to now the weather has been kind to us. We have enjoyed a real Indian Summer. We went to Luxemburg, to Greppin (JAS 2010) and to Köln..... everytime we were accompanied by nice, sunny & dry weather. And on top of this we had a nice time with nice people and excellent results.
Esed's website will be updated this weekend.
One picture of Esed on the JAS, thanks to Bettina Schmidt. We will put more pictures on the website and on this blog through the weekend.
Last saturday, August 21, Esed and I participated at the 30th CAC-CACIB Show in Mechelen (Belgium). As two months had passed since Esed had been to a show or to a busy place, because of our holiday, we were curious to see how Esed would react to the whole situation.
Well, he showed us that he doesn't care to go around a busy hall, where dogs are barking, people are shouting and in a tropical atmosphere (28 ° celcius outside and much warmer inside).
So when it was his turn to be showed to judge Jean-Jacques Dupas (FR), he did his best and made us proud, again ;-). He received the notation of 1 Excellent, Best Junior & BOB. Later in the day he went into the ring of honour with all the hounds of group 10. Judge Alexander Ivanov (RU) was impressed by our youngster, he placed him 6th Best in Group, while the other houds present were older & more experienced. We are truly thrilled with these results.
We like to wish all the brothers & sisters of Esed and also our lovely boy himself a Happy 1ste Birthday!!!! We wish everybody many more years to come, a lot a fun, love, happiness and succes in whatever they do.
We went on holiday to Denmark & we participated at the World Dog Show 2010 in Herning. We had a lovely time with our friends. At the dog show on Friday, we had a little family reunion for Esed, two of his half-sisters and one half-brother of the previous D-litter were there too. The day after the show we went to the beach with Esed, his mummy Essamet, his two half sisters Dafiinah & Djangalah and Tagola.
Thanks to Christiane, Daggi & Andrea for giving us such a nice day before we started on our night trip back to Belgium!
PS: Esed did very well at the WDS 2010, you can see his results on his website.
We went to the CAC Dog Show in Lommel (B) today.To our surprise Esed did very well as up to now he was shy of being touched by strangers. But finally Esed realised that it isn't so bad to be touched by people he doesn't know. The jugdge, Mr. G. Tesics (HU) took his time, and was very happy that he could touch an azawakh, Esed really surprised us all and stood very calm and let the jugde stroke & touch him. Finaly we received the following results and very nice comments, 1 Excellent, Best Junior & BOB. We are very happy with our lovely boy & these super results.
Time flies when you're having fun, or when you have an azawakh in the house. Esed is now 10 months old. He sure likes to keep us busy. Even so busy that we didn't update his blog or website. We will try to let you catch up with Esed, as he has grown in to a nice, strong, funloving azawakh! Esed is getting used to his muzzle because we are going to start his training at the racetrack.
Yesterday we went to the sea-side, it was Esed's first acquaintance with the sea. He loved the sand and running on the beach. He played with Zino and even dared to get his paws wet in the small pools of water that was still on the beach. But he didn't want to go into the sea, not even to get his toenails wet ;-).
Esed is now seven months old. As you can see in the pictures he is getting bigger and more gorgeous (must I say that I find him very handsome). He is very active ofcourse but such a darling for us. As each azwakh he likes the sun and when the sun shines he goes around the livingroom, following the sunshine so he can have a nap. Here you can see Esed with Tatiana, they love each other.
Some pictures of Esed from yesterday, after he was caught stealing a piece of meat from the plate on the dinnertable. He looks innocent, don't you think?? Also a pictures from Esed, sleeping under his favourite blanket and one where he tries to push Zino from their couch.
Esed has been enjoying the snow again, we're "lucky" once again to have a lot of snow. Zino & Esed went out to play yesterday, but as it was really cold, Esed was wearing a sweater and his coat ;-) Once we were al back home they enjoyed the warmth and a bone.
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.