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Lilli have been in spotlight of several Great photographers in breed whose photos we have been admired many many years.

All these photos I was happy to see as lovely surprise, all of them were taken as candid from ringside in shows.
I am going to publish them in next posts.

This beautiful portrait of Lilli – C.I.B  CH Al Khabara Graceful Me is by Soile Huomo, kennel Hearthill in Finland.

We always have admired Soile’s great talent to capture the moments and breed essence in one click.  It is always emotions included in Soile’s photos.

Here is our Lilli, standing side of our show tent, just before entering to show ring.  Look at that proud expression, knowing her value, she seem to have a plan to show off, and there seem to be something in her mind we only can guess :)

Thank you Soile for this great portrait and also for the beautiful movement shot of Lilli is showring:

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Video of Maasu ( Ch Al Khabara Grace Of Love) from the International Show in Pärnu last weekend.

Maasu got CACIB and BOS.  Many thanks to judge Mr Rainer Jacobs, Germany

Video is also in HQ.
It was hot day but she loved to show off 
Maasu is from our G-litter by Moritz and Grace, she is littersister to Bengu and Lilli. 

See video:

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Maasu ( EST CH Al Khabara Grace Of Love) opened her International Championship nicely in Pärnu International Show this weekend by taking CACIB and Best Opposite Sex.

Many thanks to judge Mr Rainer Jacobs, Germany

Well done Maasu, she is from our successful 3 years old G-litter, where from in this spring 3 International Champions finished and also Rosie in Sweden is on waiting year for her CIB title.

So, Maasu is 5th from this young litter in international title competition.

Stay tuned with us, video of Maasu in ring coming from Pärnu show!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Continuing our tradition with the health check results, we are happy to announce that Lilli (C.I.B CH Al Khabara Graceful Me)  was tested:

Eyes checked clear from PRA, RD, HC  2014
Heart ultrasound clear and no signs of AS, PS nor DKM/DCM 2014

Stay tuned with us, we ‘ll have more news soon !

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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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 :)

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 !!!

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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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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HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our G-LITTER – 3 years old today!!

Happy Birthday to Bengu, Lilli, Morris, Maasu, Maki, Gero in Estonia, Mustikka in Finland, Rosie in Sweden and Zuzu in USA !!!

All the best from your Mom Gracie and greetings to Daddy Moritz in Finland !!!

After getting 2 years old  the 8 adult titles finished and this year 4 from G-litter are on waiting year  for their last CACIB  – looking to finish their  International Championship.

Way to go G-kids and Happy Birthday!

 

 

 

Rosie ( SWE CH Al Khabara Gracious Me) did well at International Show, Helsinki Winner-13, at 14.12.2013, judged by Mr Claudio Montefusco/Italy

Rosie took Open Class, Excellent 1, BB-4, res-CAC, res-CACIB  (=CACIB)

See Rosie on video here:

http://youtu.be/iSpHGXUR-jM?t=21m10s

Rosie now has alltogether 5 CACIB’s and is on waiting year to finish her International CH title. Well done Rosie & team!
Rosie is bred by us but owned and loved by kennel Kingsleah in Sweden.

 

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