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#21 Sue R

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 04:21 PM

I expect you made the right decision - and your wife should be happy you did! 


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Posted 01 November 2014 - 06:20 PM

Thanks TEC, by the way I plan on showing some pics and write something about the round up. You mentioned it some time ago.

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#23 Smalahundur

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Posted 02 November 2014 - 08:02 AM

Just read on facebook they were forced to break off the trial (today is the second day)because of bad weather.

And this being Iceland "bad weather" probably means the dogs, sheep and handlers are in danger of getting airborne...

It most likely means the A class has not finished, and those are the best handler/dog teams.


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Posted 02 November 2014 - 09:58 AM

A sound decision for certain.  I too look forward to pictures from the round up!

 

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Posted 02 November 2014 - 02:12 PM

As Amy said, it sure sounds like you made the right choice!  Pictures will be appreciated. 

 

Just read on facebook they were forced to break off the trial (today is the second day)because of bad weather.

And this being Iceland "bad weather" probably means the dogs, sheep and handlers are in danger of getting airborne...

It most likely means the A class has not finished, and those are the best handler/dog teams.


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Posted 02 November 2014 - 02:23 PM

^^ditto, the weather sounds really horrible, I feel sorry for the trialist, judge, organiser etc

 

You definitely seem to have made the right decision

 

Also good luck with the new dog, though it does sound from your posts as if you and Gláma have an excellent relationship with each other.



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Posted 02 November 2014 - 02:48 PM

^^ditto, the weather sounds really horrible, I feel sorry for the trialist, judge, organiser etc

 

You definitely seem to have made the right decision

 

Also good luck with the new dog, though it does sound from your posts as if you and Gláma have an excellent relationship with each other.

I realize I made it sound a bit like I got the second dog Max because I wanted to replace Gláma, this is not the case.

 

She is the only trained stock dog on the farm at the moment, and if anything would happen to her I would be without a dog, especially in the fall very unpractical.

 

I would have gotten this second one anyway, so I wouldn´t have to depend on just one dog. And to be able to spread the work load in the most work intensive period of the year.

Also I hope that I can use them together some time in the future, we will see how that works out...

 

As for trialing, that is just "extra" for me. That a dog is not cut out for trialing is not that important as long as they are good working dogs, that why I got into this whole thing. This goes for Gláma but also for Max, or any dog I will ever own.

 

But I won´t deny that clearing the course at a trial in good form would be quite the thrill, and I do hope we will get there some day....


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Posted 05 November 2014 - 07:52 AM

My madness has a caveat :)  :

 

*Unless severe weather is involved.

 

Looking forward to the pictures.


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Posted 05 November 2014 - 09:27 AM

Yeah, I read they just dropped the second day, so everybody got one run instead of the planned two.


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Posted 06 November 2014 - 08:56 AM

What a bummer :(  , it's either winter, or lambing, or haying, or gathering :(


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