Al Khabara Guess I’m Amazing

6x NEW LT Champion titles :)

ltu-diplomid Well, the header saying it all, but the truth is that we got confirmed all the LT CH titles we had waiting and ready to send out but time it goes ….
So – the six LT CH titles for Al Khabara dogs confirmed, next pack of confirmations waiting to send out asap.
Was organizing a documents lately and noticed how many titles was left without applications…. What a pity. – at future, decision made, confirming right after show or not entering at all.

 

Walking in autumn

 One of these nice weekends out in walk with handful Al Khabara’s.
From the left:

Lilli – C.I.B CH Al Khabara Graceful Me – 3 years old
Gracie – C.I.B CH Kingsleah Amazing of Grace – 9 years old
Soffi – Al Khabara Escada – 2 years old
Mouztafa – C.I.B CH Al Khabara Fiery Mouztafa – 8 years old
Entel – CH Al Khabara Easy Breezy Me – 2 years old
Bengu – C.I.B CH Al Khabara Guess I’m Amazing – 3 years old.

To mention, Grace is Mama to Lilli, Soffi, Entel And Bengu and Mouztafa and Grace are parents to Soffi and Entel.

And…. there is represented  Al Khabara’s  from three of our litters – F, G and E.
So it is kind  of family portrait here :)

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Funny Friday tales 3

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  :)

Tammsvik 2014

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.

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Some new pics of Entel, Bengu and Maasu

Pictured is Maasu  (CH Al Khabara Grace Of Love) having fun and doing what she can so well – no she was not entered in show, we just took her to have little fun and  now looking  for some big grassy showrings with some travellings for Maasu in International shows.

Also some new pictures of  Entel (JCH Al Khabara Easy Breezy Me) who is now competing in adult classes in coming shows.

And last but not a least- our Bengu ( C.I.B Al Khabara Guess I’m Amazing)  – again Bengu got most of the photos, camera loves the amazing Bengu :D

 

Here is all the pictures, enjoy!

 

 

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New INT CH – Bengu

Bengu finished her International C.I.B  title last weekend in great sthle taking Best of Breed and BEST OF GROUP 2 in Russia.

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 :)

Shownews from Russia

Drums and trumpets, please!!! 
Bengu took reserve – BEST OF GROUP, BEST OF BREED, RU CAC and CACIB   today at International Show in Kaliningrad, Russia
This was Bengu’s last CACIB so she is now brand new C.I.B International Champion aswell new title for here RU CH so Bengu is now
C.I.B EST LT RU CH Balt Est Lv Lt JCH Al Khabara Guess I’m Amazing 
Also our Morris ( CH Al Khabara Guardian Cowboy)  finished his C.I.B International Ch title in same show going BOS to bengu and gaining CACIB and CAC
Thank you so much to Judges !!!

World Congress specialty shows in Italy

8th Afghan Hound World Congress Specialty Shows were held 2-3.05.2014 in Padenghe, Italy, organized by Italian breed club A.I.A.L.A

May 2nd was judged by Mrs Carol Reisman, USA (kennel Kai)
May 3rd was judged by Mrs Colleen Khouri. AUS (kennel Quom)

115 entries.
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.

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World Congress in Italy

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.

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Shownews from Tartu International

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.

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SAFA – Finnish Specialty Show 2013

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
Our results:

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

VideosGraceful MeGuess I’m AmazingEasy Breezy Me

Full results. Full video.

 

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Estonian Winner 2013

 

We had great weekend at international Estonian Winner 2013!

Breed: Jean Jacque Dupas/France
BIS Progeny Groups: Dina Korna/Estonia

Our results:
Al Khabara Easy Breezy MeEST 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

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New Champion Bengu!

We have NEW CHAMPION AGAIN ! 

 

Bengu – EST CH  Al Khabara Guess I’m Amazing finished today at All Breed Show in Rakvere!

She is second from our G-litter to finish the title. Like her sister Lilli, also Bengu has now two titles to apply for confirmation: Estonian and Lithuanian Champion.

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.

 

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Vilnius Cup-2013

Photo by Arturasz Photography

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:

 

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Lithuanian Winner 2013

 NEW Title for Lilli ! LITHUANIAN WINNER -2013!
What a great weekend we had in Lithuania!
This is going to be long story, be prepared to stay with us for reading and lot 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.

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Shownews from Lithuania

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

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