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Blog- September 2012

Spring Fair & Seminar on Breeding Better Dogs presented by Dr Carmen Battaglia (USA)
31st August - 3rd September 2012


We had a wonderful weekend at Spring Fair and attended a seminar by Dr Carmen Battaglia from the United States of America, on breeding better dogs.

Dr Battaglia's seminar content included breeding principles and methods to evaluate pedigree strengths and weaknesses. 


© L. Mills

Australian Champion Magpielane Call of the Wild
15th September 2012

During August and September we had the pleasure of minding Levi, who is the sire of Annika, Mushka and Kiira. It was great to get to know this boy now and receive his many, many cuddles!

While he was staying with us he accompanied us to shows and managed to obtain his Australian Championship title in this time. 

Levi now resides with and is loved by his breeder, Pam Francis of Magpielane Kennels. 



Melbourne Royal Show
22nd September 2012

We had a very enjoyable trip to Victoria for the Melbourne Royal Show. Finnish Lapphunds were on the very first day of the show and a Saturday; thus there were a large number of visitors at the show. The FLCV ran a very successful breed stall to promote the breed to the public.

It was lovely to catch up with the Victorian Lappie community- and thank you for the beautiful lunch spread!

We were proud to exhibit Aus Ch Magpielane Call of the Wild (Levi) owned by Pamela Francis, Aus Ch Ausvarg DragonValcore (Nike) owned by Cassandra Howard, Articmal Electric Sizzle (Sizzle) owned by Vanessa Brotto and Aus Ch Articmal Dynamic Mystery ET (Eamid) owned by Vanessa Brotto.

Full results and photos are here.


Herding Clinic

29th & 30th September 2012

While Cameron made a quick visit back to Melbourne Royal for General Specials with Nike, Annika and I attended a herding clinic facilitated by Rob Cox, hosted by the NSW Stockdog Club. 

We've attended a few of Rob's clinics previously, generally in country locations, 5-7 hours drive away. It was a luxury to only have to drive 90 minutes to Erskine Park for this clinic! 

As always, Rob provided excellent advice and Annika's herding skills continues to progress.

As the weather is beginning to become warmer and the herding season ends shortly, this will be our final herding activity for 2012.

© L. Mills

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