I lately had funny moment with Bengu. It was late evening and action film in TV. Then there is on woman crying and screaming loud in hands of criminal.
Bengu, very sleepy, jumping up from bed, going to TV, listening – and I see how her thighs shaking from hearing someone crying for help, terrible screams.
Then she turned to me like saying: there is one need help desperately and you are lying here like nothing happens – I was just die to laughing.
She was yet restless quite a while. And she is kinda brave one, lets say so, she act like she has sea up to chest, but how’s she now got “bunny into pants” – I have no idea :)
Writing few words of Swedish Sighthound Specialty Show in Tammsvik, 26.07.2014.
Year 2014 have been for us seeing breed in different parts of Europe so we did last minute decision to visit the specialty show in Sweden to see the breed there, especially as we knew that Sire of our next litter – Halo, CH Polo’s T’Kabik Sensation planning to go there too.
With great difficulties to find someone to stay in our home and take care of our dogs so that we both can go – heartfelt thanks goes to our daughter. Luck was all by our side as we literally got ferry tickets, car place and cabin where dogs allowed on ferry in last minute. Then also hotel in Sweden, not far from show site.
Luck seemed to turn away when it was +30C (86ºF)… Continue reading
New photo of Bengu 3 year old
BALT EST LT RU Champion
BALT EST LV LT JCH
Guess I am amazing
and watch me in show rings in this coming summer !!! :)
Many thanks to Kuldar Salumets for
this awesome photo of Bengu !
Bengu is 2nd International Champion from our successful G litter, alltogether 3 C.I.B Champions in this yet young litter and more to come as Rosie in Sweden is also on her waiting year.
We are very happy with our darling Bengu, now
C.I.B EST LT RU Champion Al Khabara Guess I’m Amazing!
Yes you are :)
New Champion title for Bengu (CH Al Khabara Guess I’m Amazing) taking Best of Breed and BOG 2 in Russia, she is now new RU Champion!
Well done Bengu!
C.I.B EST LT RU CH Balt Est Lv Lt JCH Al Khabara Guess I’m Amazing
May 2nd was judged by Mrs Carol Reisman, USA (kennel Kai)
May 3rd was judged by Mrs Colleen Khouri. AUS (kennel Quom)
Show was very well organized, what I liked a lot was that every dog was moving in one by one – great possibility to introduce and move. I know it is not time for this in ordinary shows, but this was nice, to show and also to see dogs as first impression.
Ring was large, and that is true that I haven’t seen any better one than in Finnish SAFA specialty, still it was large. Weather showed its ugliest by raining whole first day. And it was not warm of course. I felt sorry for all that loss of glory and spirit of specialty but none can guarantee the weather…
Also what was nice the brake time between male and female rings was comfortably long.
My only critics was the lack of information before shows, like when allowed to come and set up the tents, when we were driving there day earlier, was no tents and when we arrived almost as first ones very very early at morning, there was all places taken.
But lets take all by order. Waking up very very early this morning, we were hoping to arrive earliest possible because we knew previously there is quite a not parking lot and also worrying because our van too big we did not want take risk that we stay off some hours and need to carry stuff in rain.
Thought I write a bit longer of our trip to Italy. The Afghan Hound World Congress and Specialty shows were held at beginning of May in beautiful lakeside of Padenghe sul Garda.
First we was so hard trying to plan to go one international show before and another one after the time in Italy, but unfortunately one of us did not have possible to have holiday enough days. So it turned out fast driving there and fast driving back. And after many years it happened so that I was only driver in van so it took days driving and nights in hotel.
We had only 2 dogs with us, Lilli – CH Al Khabara Graceful Me and Bengu – CH Al Khabara Guess I’m Amazing – both have been travelling a lot since young age so both were very excited like always when we start pack the van and load the crates, show tent, chairs and luggage, they know exactly that something exciting is in the air! Our dogs are used to travel and they have very comfortable large travelling crates with foam bottoms therefore large room to strech and sleep securely.
The route was via Poland- Czech- then Linz and Innsbruck in Austria and then Bolzano to Moniga del Garda in Italy.
We had great day at Tartu Iternational Show at 2.11.2013, here is results:
Bengu, CH Al Khabara Guess I’m Amazing took Champion Class, Best Bitch, Best Opposite Sex, and CACIB
Maasu, CH Al Khabara Grace Of Love took Open Class and placed Best Bitch 2 and res-CACIB after her sister Bengu. Well done sisters, taking attention it was very first indoor show for Maasu, she wondered the place but enjoyed the moving with pride and joy! And move they got enough, many rings a round and still neither of these sisters gave up in condition, well done girls! (and their handlers Alex and Carolin of course;)
Both- Bengu and Maasu got reqognized by their breed typical movements and beautiful heads aswell their little sister Entel – Al Khabara Easy Breezy Me who took Junior Class , JCAC, JBOS and finished her EST JCH title.
Here is videos from Finnish Afghan Hound Specialty SAFA
CH Al Khabara Graceful Me “Lilli” in Champion class
See more :
We had great time at Finnish Afghan Hound Specialty! I hope to write about my thoughts and all the nice time a bit later, stay tuned with this!
Pictured is EST JW-2013 Al Khabara Easy Breezy Me
Judge: Nancy Edgington, kennel Journey /United States, 112 entries
Al Khabara Graceful Me: Champion Class, Excellent 2, CQ
Al Khabara Guess I’m Amazing: Open Class, Excellent 2, CQ
Al Khabara Easy Breezy Me: Junior Class, Excellent , was chosen into last cut
Al Khabara Escada:: Junior Class Excellent
Kingsleah Amazing Grace : BEST Progeny Group III, CQ
Al Khabara Kennel: BEST BREEDER CLASS IV, CQ
We had great weekend at international Estonian Winner 2013!
Breed: Jean Jacque Dupas/France
BIS Progeny Groups: Dina Korna/Estonia
Al Khabara Easy Breezy Me: EST JCAC, BOB JUNIOR, BB-4 , EST JW-2013, Crufts qualification 2014
Entel also was chosen into final cut at all breed BIS Junior ring from very large entries!
Kingsleah Amazing Grace: BOB Veteran, EST VCAC, EST VW-2013, EST Vet CH
Al Khabara Graceful Me: Ch Class Excellent 2, Reserve Best Bitch, res-CACIB
Al Khabara Guess I’m Amazing: Open Class Excellent 1, BB5
Al Khabara Escada:: Junior Class Excellent 2
Al Khabara kennel : BOB BREEDER, was chosen into last cut at BIS BREEDER ring from large entries
Kingsleah Amazing Grace : BEST IN SHOW Progeny Group
Bengu – EST CH Al Khabara Guess I’m Amazing finished today at All Breed Show in Rakvere!
Way to go Bengu – now showing in champion classes in this coming summer!
Well, and today when I asked one beautiful stacking photo after show of Bengu at outdoor, because there was not good lights nor place for taking pics and it was so nice sunny springy day – this is what I found from camera, so it going to be a very unusual way of celebration of Bengu’s title.
Enjoy the photos:
Lilli took GROUP 3 and BEST OF BREED !!!
Entel BEST OF BREED PUPPY !
Great weekend in Lithuania, there was two international shows at same weekend at 2-3.03.2013, first day it was Lithuanian Winner -2013 show and at Sunday it was Vilnius Cup-2013.
Again, like day earlier, our team was represented by three Al Khabara Afghan Hounds:
Lilli (JCH Al Khabara Graceful Me) and
Bengu (JCH Al Khabara Guess I’m Amazing) – both again in open class
and little Entel (Al Khabara Easy Breezy Me) in Puppy class.
First of ours one to step into spotlight was Entel in to Puppy class.Like day earlier, Entel got a very nice experience from judge Mr Željko Žilnik from Croatia. Entel loved to show and move and she achieved Best Female Puppy in breed aswell Best of Breed Puppy in breed award.
Entel pictured at left.
So Entel goes to big BIS Puppy ring also today evening. Such a good experience for her!
And now it was time for Lilli and Bengu to get prepared for their presence. In they went with pride and joy, as you can see from these photos:
Two international shows, Lithuanian Winner-2013 and Vilnius Cup -2013 was held at 3-4.03.2013 in Vilnius. Our team was represented by young sisters Lilli (JCH Al Khabara Graceful Me) and Bengu (JCH Al Khabara Guess I’m Amazing) and little Entel (Al Khabara Easy Breezy Me) in Puppy class.
At first day there was Lithuanian Winner-13 show where BOB and BOS winners get country winner titles – the most important show held once in year in each country.
Lilli and Bengu were both entered into open class because they just lately got 2 years old. For Entel it was very first travelling so far as 10 hours in bus.
She did do great and enjoyed whole trip.
Entel is from our E-litter whose puppy class age have been from January to March so they unfortunately have not yet much experience like our previous litter who had whole summer full of outdoor shows and travels.
So we had no idea how Entel performing when I entered to ring with her. We were not only ones with Entel, we had competition as well! Maybe I was more concerned than Entel itself – she was stoic calm and enjoyed to meet judge, I must say meet judges, because there was also a exercise judge in ring so she got double examination. And if one might perhaps think if I was really concerned if I win or not then you are wrong- I was concerned and hopnig that Entel get nice experience at judge examination in first order and she did – both judges were so gentle handed experts, great pleasure and great experience for Entel!
First Entel did not understand anything about moving around she just tried to follow me, such a baby yet, but then she got it and we went all the way smoothly and nicely.
Happy Birthday to our G-litter
2 years old !
Pictured is Bengu with flower – 15 week old for the Birthday wishes to say to her littermates: GUESS YOU ARE AMAZING !!!
Happy Birthday Lilli, Morris, Maki, Gero, Maasikas in Estonia, Roosie in Sweden, Zuzu in USA, Mustikka in Finland !!! !!!
Great shownews from Lithuania for our Morris and Bengu!
16.12.2012 International Show, Vilnius Christmas Cup 2012
15.12.2012 International Show, Vilnius Winner 2012
First day Morris (Al Khabara Guardian Cowboy) was best Male 2 and got RCACIB which turns to CACIB and Bengu (Al Khabara Guess I’m Amazing) was Best Female and got LT CAC and CACIB
At second day Morris (Al Khabara Guardian Cowboy) took Best Male and BEST OF BREED, LT CC and CACIB and Bengu (Al Khabara Guess I’m Amazing) was Best Female again and got LT CAC and CACIB
Morris now has alltogether 3 CACIB’s and is waiting time to pass 1 year and 1 day to compete the last one for his International Champion title, and Bengu opened her score for her… Continue reading
Al Khabara Guardian Cowboy:
Intermediate class Excellent 1, res CACIB (=CACIB)
20 months, excellent type, nice eyes, good neck and topline, front &rear
angulation, moves well, good tail carriage, excellent coat, good temperament.
Al Khabara Guess I’m Amazing:
Intermediate Class Excellent 1, Best Female 2, res-CACIB
Nice feminine head, good neck, good head, moves well with good tail carriage,
Al Khabara Graceful Me:
Open Class Excellent 1, Best Female 4
20 months, feminine head, correct proportions, moves well, good sized bitch,
good coat, good temperament
These beautiful photos made by Jane Jaggo
We also thank you, Kristel for your help in handling Bengu
New videos of Bengu and Lilli 16 month old. Handled by Salla Suokas.
Al Khabara Graceful Me – 16.month
Al Khabara Guess I’m Amazing 16 month
Traditional international Estonian Winner show 2012 results for ours only placings this year:
Bengu (Al Khabara Guess I’m Amazing ) took Intermediate Class Excellent 1 and placed BB 3
Morris (Al Khabara Guardian Cowboy) Junior Class Excellent 2, BM 4
Our dogs enjoyed the ringside and made friendship by widening their fanclub.
We did pictures after show and here is Lilli and Bengu, thank you Salla Suokas !
Here is gallery, including photos made by Jane Jaggo, Thea Männi and some by us. Thank you so much for these beautiful photos!