News 2007

20 october 2007

Texas attended his second dog show today, the Gröngölingen puppyshow arranged by Nordskånska KK in Hässleholm. Again he was entered in 4-6 months and again he was the only Dalmatian puppy. He got price of honour and became BOB-puppy. Later he came 2nd in the group, only beaten by the BIS-Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy. Judge in the breed as well as the group was Jannike Wallin.

30 September 2007

Today Texas went to his first dog show, an open show at Veberöd Brukshundklubb. Just 4 months old he was entered in 4-6 months and "in stiff competition with himself" he won the class with price of honour. He was the only Dal puppy so he also became BOB-puppy. Later on he won Group 6 but was unplaced in the puppy-BIS. He behaved perfectly the whole day wagging his tail and giving kisses to everybody. He is a true joy to live with and we are very proud of his temperament, so steady and confident with a happy tail.

12 August 2007

Today at the International show in Ronneby Kenya gained her championtitle, she is now S & DK Ch Spotnik's Crystal Crown. She was BOB with the certificate and the CACIB. Unfortunately we couldn't stay for the group since our son David was ill. Judge was Norman Deschuymere. BOB + bitch certificate + CACIB Spotnik's Crystal Crown, BOS + CACIB Ch Lacillas Alfalfa, dog certificate Funny Hearts Denso Puntini.

10 August 2007

New pictures of the puppies at almost 11 weeks of age. On the left is Dalspots Almost-Harmony and on the right Dalspots American-Idol

21 July 2007

Today it was SDS Official championship show in Ljungbyhed with 90 entries + puppies. Judge was Mrs Joan Curtis who seemed to enjoy her day in the ring.  According to herself this was going to be her last judging assignment. Kenya was placed 4th with CK in a big open class with 30 entries. BOB Ch Bell-A-Mir's Elegant Envoy, dog CC Jilloc's Rich and Famous, BOS + bitch CC Jilloc's Reflection in a Mirror.

14 July 2007

Today at Tvååker International show Zacco (Ch Bell-A-Mir's Elegant Envoy) again placed 3rd best male. Kenya did one better today and placed 3rd in open with CK. Judge today was Anders Cederström and 31 Dalmatians competed. BOB + dog CC + CACIB Ch Lovindas Fridtjof, BOS + bitch CC + CACIB Jillocs Journey to Your Heart.

13 July 2007

Today at Tvååker National show Kenya was shown in open for the first time in Sweden and placed 4th without CK. Lena also showed Zacco (Ch Bell-A-Mir's Elegant Envoy) who placed as 3rd best male. Todays judge was supposed to be Hans Lethinen, but he suffered from heart problems and had to leave for hospital. Instead we got Lisbeth C Liljeqvist as the judge for Dalmatians. BOB Ch Jillocs Hothouse Flower, bitch CC Jillocs Roses for my Lovely Angie, BOS + dog CC Export Selection The Astonishing.

16 June

Today at the International show in Ballerup, Denmark, Kenya was for the first time shown in open class. She won her class with CK and proceeded to become best bitch with Certificate and CACIB. She ended the day with BOS. The rain was pouring down throughout the judging leaving everybody drenched. I was completely soaked through to the skin, underwear and everything, and had no extra clothes with me... Luckily I only had a 45 minutes drive to get back home. Judge was Tamas Jakkel, Hungary and 19 dalmatians entered. BOB + CACIB Ch Lovinda's Fridtjof, dog certificate and champion Ch Frökens Jupiter, BOS + bitch certificate + CACIB Spotnik's Crystal Crown.

19 May 2007

Today at the SKK National show in Hässleholm Lena again showed Zacco (Ch Bell-A-Mir's Elegant Envoy) and Kenya. Zacco was 2nd best male and Kenya placed 2nd in intermediate without CK. Judge was Martin Johansson. BOB Ch Lovinda's Fabian, dog certificate and champion Jilloc's Perfect Reflection, BOS Ch Timanka's Playmate, bitch certificate and champion T-Cart Vijay. Photo: Flo

Left BOB and BOS, Right T-Cart Vijay

18 May 2007

Today at the SKK International show in Hässleholm Lena showed Zacco (Ch Bell-A-Mir's Elegant Envoy) and Kenya. Zacco was best male with CACIB and later won BOB. This was the last CACIB needed for his International Championtitle. Kenya won intermediate class with CK and placed 3rd best bitch. Judge was Espen Engh. BOB with CACIB Ch Bell-A-Mir's Elegant Envoy, dog certificate and swedish champion NUCh Lovinda's Fabian, BOS with CACIB Ch Timanka's Playmate, bitch certificate Spotnik's Coffee Cream. Photo: Flo

12 may 2007

Today at the SKK Int show in Österbybruk, Kenya won the intermediate class and placed 5th best bitch. Judge was Dubravka Reicher from Croatia. BOB with dog certificate + CACIB + SV-07 Export Selection The Astonishing, BOS with bitch certificate + CACIB + SV-07 Spotnik's Coffee Cream.

8 May 2007

Cause for celebration today!! We got the results back from Kenya's hip X-ray. Spotnik's Crystal Crown has HD A. Great news for both us and her breeder Helle Höie.

5 May 2007

Now when 6 weeks have passed, it is clear that Tilda is pregnant. See more under A-litter.

17 March 2007

Today at the International show in Malmö, Sweden, we had another great day. Kenya was entered in intermediate class which she won, but this time with CK. It was quite tough competition in this class and her sisters Spotnik's Coffee Cream and Spotnik's Calling Card placed 2nd and 4th, respectively. Later on Kenya won best bitch and thereby gained her second certificate and first CACIB. In the BOB competition we were more than happy to settle for BOS being beaten by topwinner "Zacco"... He finished the day by placing 3rd in the group and the Spotnik breeder group was 4th in the finals. BOB-puppy was Spotnik's Diva Deluxe, who is Kenya's half-sister and Pumbaa's grand-daugther. Second best bitch was another Pumbaa grand-daugther, Solbo's Holly from the junior class. Judge was Ludmila Fintorova and 49 dalmatians entered. BOB and CACIB to Ch Bell-a-Mir's Elegant Envoy, dog certificate to Export Selection The Astonishing, BOS and bitch certificate + CACIB to Spotnik's Crystal Crown. Photos: Flo

11 March 2007

When Kenya qualified for Crufts 2007 from junior class we decided to enter her and once more make that long tiring drive to the UK. But it was nice to be back and to see old friends, and to be able to show Kenya at Crufts. She was entered in Mid Limit and there she placed 3rd out of 20 entries, which we were very pleased with!! Her sister Spotnik's Calling Card placed 5th in Yearling. But what topped the day was when "Zacco" Ch Bell-a-Mir's Elegant Envoy won Open dog and then proceeded to take the dog CC!! His grandfather Ch Spotnik's Special Selection won the veteran class and ended the day winning the dog reserve CC! In the BOB competition Zacco was beaten by the current top Dalmatian bitch in the UK, Ch Dvojica Voodoo and got BOS. She was pulled out in the last 8 in the Utility group but was not placed in the end. Judge was Mr Malcolm Smith and he had 246 entries. BOB and bitch CC to Ch Dvojica Voodoo, reserve bitch CC to Ch Svolvaergeita's Crown Jewel (Norwegian import), BOS and dog CC to Ch Bell-a-Mir's Elegant Envoy, reserve dog CC to Ch Spotnik's Special Selection. So a good day for Scandinavia. Photo Lena

10 February 2007

Lovely head shots of our old boy Pumbaa, sent to us by Viola Speier, Assiduitas kennel.

7 February 2007

Today Pumbaa had a visit from lovely Ginger,  Dt Jug Ch BSG-06 Assiduitas Eccentric Echo. Puppies are expected beginning of April. See more on Assiduitas homepage. Photos Lena Erlandsson and Assiduitas.

24 January 2007

Here are some more pictures of Spotnik's C-litter that Helle Höie sent us. Up to now, at 19 months of age, 7 out of 9 puppies have won Certificates in either Norway, Sweden or Finland.

Spotnik's Cross Country


Spotnik's Cutting Corners

Left:  Spotnik's Carbon Copy     Right:  Spotnik's Chief Commander



11 January 2007

Today Boings Lola gave birth to a litter sired by our Pumbaa. She got 9 puppies, all black, 3 males and 6 bitches (of which 1 was a patch). Photo Inger Hagbohm.