News 2009

24 November

Our Canadian boy Atlas is now settling in at our house. Decided it was time for a new picture, so here is one at 8 months of age. Photo Lena

24 November

Here are pictures of two Texas-daugthers, out of Boings Pallas, when they are 5 months old. To the left is Dalvann's Akilla and to the right Dalvann's Apple. Photo Christel.

29 October

Sad news reached us today, Pumbaa's breeder Chris Dyker of Labyrinth Dalmatians passed away the 25th of October after a year of ill health. We are for ever greatful to her that she allowed us to have Pumbaa (or Thumper, as she called him) and bring him all the way to Sweden. I had a look through pictures on the computer and found some of Labyrinth dogs. But first below is a picture of a young Chris with Ch Labyrinth Tuckaway Julep followed by a picture of "Darling Pumbaa". We would never had met Chris, and Pumbaa would never had been ours, if it wasn't for Carol Schubert. She introduced us to Chris, and Beth White introduced us to Carol... Now both Chris and Pumbaa are gone.

Left: Pumbaa sitting to the right, with his brother Dennis to the left. Middle: Pumbaas brother Traveler, picture taken at DCA-1999 in Denver. Right: Pumbaas brother Ch Labyrinth Perfect Pitch

Left: Pumbaas father Ch Labyrinth Oscar Madison. Middle: Pumbaas sister Labyrinth Naugthy Marietta. Right: Pumbaas sister Labyrinth Rose Marie.

Three pictures of Ch Labyrinth Big Spender, when he is a young dog and when he is 10 years of age (taken at Chris' home in Maryland)

Two pictures of Ch Labyrinth Liberator, as a young dog and when he is 11 years of age (taken at Chris' home in Maryland)

5 October

Our new puppy Lacillas Electra "Ellie", is a Texas-daugther (and Pumbaa-granddaugther) from Cecilia Ströms E-litter born end of July 2009. She will be living with Marcus and Marie Louice in Växjö and we wish them good luck. We're looking forward to see her grow up. Photos-Lena

12 September

At Sofiero today, Texas won the certificate and placed 3rd best male. Judge was breed-specialist Paula Rekiranta from Finland. Sister Toya (Dalspots Almost-Harmony) also came along for her first official show. Due to her carrying (way) to much weight a the moment, the judge decided to give her a 2nd in quality in open class accompanied by a nice report. So lesson learned for her owners, Toya needs to loose weight. BOB Ch Jilloc's Sugerdaddy, male CAC to Dalspots American-Idol, BOS Ch Jilloc's Splendid Choice, bitch CAC + champion to DK Ch Frihedens Prinsesse Phregne. Below are photos of Toya (photo Lena) and Texas (photo Helle Höie).

5 September

Today we visited Cecilia Ström (Lacillas kennel, and had a look at Texas and Pepsi's puppies that are now 6 weeks old.  Both our boys, Jacob and David came with us and enjoyed cuddling puppies for some hours. Photos Lena.

30 August

Some pictures of sweet boy Atlas at 5 1/2 months of age. Photo Anne N.

30 August

A bit more back-tracking... As the Swedish delegates, Inger Hagbohm and I went to the WAFDAL 2009 meeting in Oslo, Norway. On Friday the 15th of August the WAFDAL meeting was scheduled followed by a scientific program in the afternoon. It was my first WAFDAL meeting and I must say it was a very pleasent experience with a friendly atmosphere the whole day. It was really nice to meet Dr Danika Bannasch, USA in person for the first time after a number of e-mail correspondences since her discovery of the mutation causing the high urice acid in Dalmatians. She held a lecture about the mutation and the LUA-Dalmatians from the back-cross project.

The next day, Saturday the 16th of August, was the WAFDAL show and judges for the day was Aase Jacobsen and Rune Johansen. Here's some photos I took during the day, in the rain...

Spotnik's Fit For Fun, Lovinda's Indian Chief and BOB-BOS-puppy (Spotnik's Fit For Fun and Gåtfulls Back In Black) with the judge Aase Jacobsen

BIS at WAFDAL show was Ch Dalming's Hocus-Pocus and BOS was Perdita's Addicted to Love.

Ch Dalmo's Elegant Edward and his full-brother Ch Dalmo's Headmaster II, and thereafter Ch Dalmrosa's Toro Bearnaise

Ch Ridotto Napoleone and his son Price-Spot's Billy The Kid, and thereafter Solbo's Kayo

Perdita's Right On Time (stacked and on the move) and his brother Perdita's Rainman

Dalmo's Karmencita, Spotnik's Excuse For Ecstacy and Ch Crazy For You Of Duke's Proud

Ch Gwynmor Yahimba, Ch Ace of Spades Imagine an Ch Perdita's Itchy Itch

30 August

A bit of back-tracking today. Here comes some pictures I took at the Swedish Dalmatian club specialty in Röstånga the 18th of July. Photos Lena

Male puppies: Jilloc's Walk On Top and Spotnik's Fit For Fun

Bitch puppy Jilloc's Wannabe and BOB-BOS-puppy with judge Leelo Ratas, Estonia.

Ch Bell-A-Mir's Elegant Envoy (BOS) and Ch Jilloc's Sugerdaddy

Sobo's Kayo (CAC) and Ch Jilloc's Loverboy

Ch Lovinda's Fabian and Spotnik's Cutting Corners

4 August

We want to introduce you to our new Canadian import Sweetspots Top Gun or "Atlas".

We want to thank his breeder Elizabeth Zedel for her trust in us and her patience with all the necessary paperwork. Also we want to say "Thank you Len for bringing him to Europe in such a smooth way!". Photo Anne N.

July 2009

We have finally moved into our new house!! Life is, to say the least, a bit chaotic with about 100 moving boxes, kids and dogs running around... But we are very pleased and happy. Due to the move, we have decided to wait with Kenya's planned litter, and instead we will breed her ~March 2010.

24 June

Today we received Kenya's confirmation of her FCI international champion title!! She is our third IntCh, and we are very proud of her. It was almost a year ago she won the last qualifying CACIB, paperwork is indeed slow...

30-31 May

Texas and Lena went to Denmark over the weekend, to attend two Danish club shows in Vissenbjerg.

Judge at the first show was Espen Engh from Norway. Texas placed 3rd in open with excellent, and was unplaced in best male. BOB - Ch Oriana's Traceable Toffee, BOS + bitch CAC - Ch Spotnik's Calling Card (Pumbaa grand-daugther and Kenya's sister), male CAC - Sigurt.

Judge at the second show was Andrzej Kazmierski from Polen. Texas placed 2nd in open with excellent and 3rd best male, only one placement from the CAC. BOB - Ch Spotnik's Diva Deluxe (Pumbaa grand-daugther), BOS - Ch Oriana's Traceable Target, dog CAC - Totti vom Gramzower Kloster, bitch CAC - O'talix's Magic McLuna. Photos - Lena

Left: BOB and BOS second day. Right: new Danish and Nordic Champion Spotnik's Calling Card

Left: young Oriana's Unforgettable Upsadaisy. Right: Ch Oriana's Traceable Target

29 May

Today we got some good news, Toya's hip results came back. Dalspots Almost-Harmony have normal hips, HD-B. Plans are that she will have a litter sometimes during 2010.

We wish Dalspots A-litter a HAPPY 2nd BIRTDAY the 27th of May 2009!!!!!!!

24 May

Texas has mated the liver bitch SUCh Lacillas Anagram (T-Cart Question-Mark x Ch T-Cart Mi Lady) and puppies are expected to arrive end of July. Cecilia kindly sent me some nice pictures to use, since I completely forgot about my intentions to take some photos at the time of the mating. Photo: Maria.

8 and 10 April

Texas has mated the black bitch Boings Pallas (Ch Caesands Zuper Star x Boings Jazz) and puppies are expected to arrive mid-June.

21 March

At the International show in Malmö today, Texas won the intermediate class with CK and then placed 4th best male. Kenya's brother Spotnik's Cutting Corners placed 3rd best male and won his first certificate! Congratulations! Judge was Mr Valerio Nataletti from Italy. BOB+SV-09+CAC+CACIB Jilloc's Splendid Choice, BOS+SV-09+CACIB Ch Dalmrosa's Toro Bearnaise, 3 best male+CAC Spotnik's Cutting Corners. Photos: Erlandsson

15 March

Today we met Texas sister Toya (Dalspots Almost-Harmony) and her family for a nice walk in the forest. Gabriella and Torgny were showing us our future surroundings and where to find nice walks for both kids and dogs. The kids were enjoying the forest and the barbeque afterwards. We also took the opportunity to take some pictures of lovely Toya. Photos: Lena

3 February

We got some good news today, the hip results came back normal for our boy Texas: Dalspots American-Idol has HD-B. It is always nervous to wait for the results to get back... Good boy Texas!

We also want to share with you a picture of our future house. Now when the roof is coming on, it starts to look like something you actually could live in!! Hopefully it will be ready for us to move in beginning of summer. We are looking forward to it!!

4 January

Wishing you all a HAPPY 2009!!

Below you can see some pictures from our Christmas holidays where Texas is seen playing with his mum Tilda. Tilda is fast and agile, while Texas is very much a clumpsy teenager... but they both enjoy the play.