Tuesday, 30 August 2011


On the 11th and 12th of september the SPORT CANIN PYRENEES CATALANES organize an IPO event in France.
deadline 31 august
more informations here
informations in french here

by CECML14

Hill's CUP 2011 final round in Hradec Králové

On the 10th and 11th of september you can join the final round of the the Hill's Cup 2011 in Hradec Králové ,Czech Rep.

more informations here

Hill's cup 2010 Hradec Králové FILM [Full HD1080p]
by hanyinfo

videos: Julius K-9 Agility Cup & III.Hungarian Border Collie Championship

On youtube I have found some videos of the Julius K-9 Agility Cup & III.Hungarian Border Collie Championship that was held in alaegerszeg-Ságod ,Hungary on the 27th and 28th of august 2011

Team - 2. place with Biggie and two poodlie.
by Hoky94

Stefan mit Dina
by NeverendingJoy

Julius K9 and Hungarian BCC
by koszacica

Agility Zalaegerszeg-Ságod, 27-28.8.2011
by xsamfly

Sunday, 28 August 2011

5 questions with : Emmy Marie Simonsen

name: Emmy Marie Simonsen 
sport:heelwork to music,freestyle,agility,obedience,rally obedience
country : Denmark

The last thing that you do before you go to bed?
I put my puppy in his puppy pen and gives all my dogs a treat. A nice way to end our day together.

Your best and worst competition?
My worst competition was Crufts 2009. My dog Whisper had been very ill a few months prior to the competition and as we travelled to the UK he started to show symptoms of the same illness again. Luckily it turned out to be falsh alarm and he was well and fit to compete, but the journey to England had been horrid and I had been so worried about him and I found it very hard to concentrate in the ring, which affected our performance in a bad way!

My best competition must be the World Championships in Denmark 2010. Both my sheltie Biscuit and my Border Collie Whisper worked so well. The Danish HTM Team (Whisper) won the World Championship and the Freestyle Team (Biscuit) won Silver. Both my dogs qualified for the individual final and they both placed 4th individually. It was not just the results that made it amazing though - it was the whole experience. Whisper got to do a Main Arena Demo, my young Border Collie Beat performed with the World Dog Show Hostess in the Main Arena, dinner with handlers from the other countries, cheering for my team mates and meeting dog dancers from all over the world. It was 4 fantastic days in Herning. You can read more about it all here

This year I will be judging the World Championships, which is held in Paris, so I expect that will be a different, but just as fantastic experience.

When did you last call a taxi?
Years ago when I was in Copenhagen with on of the residents from the home where I used to work. We went to a Christmas Cabaret and needed a taxi to get us back to the railway station so that we wouldn't miss our train home.

When was the last time you went abroad (where/why)? (question made in february)
It was in December 2010. I went to Helsinki in Finland for the Nordic HTM and Freestyle Championships. Finland is a beautiful country and I have some great friends there, so we had a very good time, but gosh its so cold there in December!

Where do you see yourself in the 2015?
I love all the travelling and all the wonderful experiences that my dogs and sport gives me, so hopefully I can continue to dance with my dogs both here in Denmark and abroad. Also I work in a home for mentally handicapped young people, who has just moved away from home and their parents. It is challenging, but I love it and I have just had a promotion, so I would love to be able continue what I am doing there.

I guess I see my self pretty much where I am now - surrounded by beautiful dancing dogs, great people at work and in the dog world and experiencing the world. I hope I will learn more, so that I can become an even better dog trainer.


Hero performing '500 Miles' 24.07.11 by heelwork2music

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Sara Tagliati and the 18th crossing of Lake Maggiore

My friend Sara Tagliati from Istruzione Cinofila tomorrow 28th of august will join the 18th crossing of Lake Maggiore / 18. traversata del Lago Maggiore ,from the shores of Angera to those of Arona, the distance is 1200m, and has required a serious workout from them . The work She did with Mayo(her malinois) as well as being muscular was technical training.It's a human race; Her dog was the first dog doing it.

Sara Tagliati wrote :
To avoid the chaos of the departure, there are about 800 members, will start from the last place in Angera and plan to complete the crossing in about thirty minutes. Last year we were due to stop about three times along the path to increase or keep their distance from other competitors, this year we'll see if Mayo will be able to resist the temptation to get close to others.

good luck Sara!!!

They did it also the last year,  here is the video:
Gallery traversata Angera Arona 2010
by IstruzioneCinofila

5th Dogfrisbee Czech Championship 2011

5. Mistrovství ČR v dogfrisbee
On the 10th and 11th of september the organize a disc dog event in Czech rep.
Deadline 7th of september
5th Dogfrisbee Czech Championship 2011.
With support of town Nymburk and our partners of dogfrisbee in CZ, specialy with Purina Dog Chow.
Date: 10.-11.9.2011
Place: Hasičské hřiště in Nymburk
Organizer: DiscDog klub ČR, Létající psi Nymburk
more informations here
MCR dogfrisbee 2011
by TheMatysek1

Friday, 26 August 2011


On the 3rd and 4th of september in Poland is time for the final round of the DCDC 2011 (Dog Chow Disc Cup). The event will took place on the Warszawa Pole Mokotowskie/Warsaw Mokotów Field.
more informations here

Finał DCDC 2010 - Dog Chow Disc Cup 2010 Warszawa
by Brodaczmonachijski

KRKONOŠSKÁ TLAPKA 2011(dog trekking)

From the 8th to the 11th of september the BB, LM a HP, Be happy agility Semily organizes KRKONOŠSKÁ TLAPKA 2011 a dog trekking event in Czech rep. and precisely on the Národního parku Krkonoše /National park of Krkonoše on the Jizerské hory (Jizera Mountains) and Krkonoše (Giant Mountains).
deadline 28 august
more informations here
informations in czech here

Thursday, 25 August 2011

5 questions with : Viola Veres

name: Viola Veres
sport: Agility
country : Hungary

Are you usually late, early or right on time?
I'm usually right on time. My dad arrives always everywhere earlyer. So if we have to go the same place, he usually says: ''Hurry up Viola, hurry up, we are late!!!'' then I say: ''Oh come on dad, we have a lot of time yet...'' and I'm never late.
But if I go to agility competition I always arrive early.

Do you dream?
Every night I dream about I'm running on the Agility World Championship and I win. No, I'm just kidding. :D
I often dream. I fell down into a big hole in my last dream. It was scary.

Which is the hardest thing you ever had to do?
In the primary school I had to make big paper butterflys on my classroom ceiling. I worked with that for 6-7 hours, it was hard. :D

What music are you listening to right now?
Avenged Sevenfold - Dear God

What do you think : Is there a time limit on fortune cookie predictions?
Haha... I have never thought about this yet. No, there isn't, I think.

Viola with Iggy and Zeusz, Junior Championship 2011 Gyula, team agility
by veresviola

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

interview with a PRO: Karolina Pettersson

Karolina ,from Sweden with an excellent carrer in heelwork and freestyle.
She's representing Sweden in all the big competitions with some beautiful results, two team gold at the nordics, one silver medal individual and one 4th place at the nordics and 9th at the world champion.She is also a champion in agility and got to the elite level in obedience.But her curriculum does not stop there , because she's also an agility, obedience and freestyle instructor and a judge in freestyle.
now you can read the interview :)

Karolina and the warm up questions...
last time you eat pizza?
Actually that was yesterday, but before that it was ages...

Do you smoke?
Absolutly not......I have bad bloodcirculation so I would probably die at the spot if I tried ;)

your favorite swedish dish
Hmmm, what´s swedish then...can´t come up with anything typical swedish more than my grandfathers meatballs, I´ll go with that :)

OK, let's begin with the real interview

Could you tell our readers a little about yourself
My name is Karolina (Lina) Pettersson and I´m soon turning 30. I live in Karlstad in the middle of Sweden with my two pumi bitches, Offa (13) and Zing (8). Weekdyas I work with environmental issues at the municipality of Karlstad.

For the moment I train and compete only with Zing. Offa is a happy old lady which just recently decided that she wants to start of her freestyle carrier but not with me...with my friends. So just a month ago she got points to move up from class 1 to class 2 at her first competetion in both heelwork and freestyle. When we were active toghether we did obedience and agility. And she is a champion in agility and got to the elite level in obedience.

Zing is my soulmate! We have done so much in dogsport and she is always happy to see what I come up with next. We have trained and compete, agility, obedience, field work and of course freestyle. At the moment she has championtitle in freestyle, obedience and freestyle and is in the highest level in people search. She is the only pumi in Sweden which has that :)

In freestyle we have had opurtunties I could never had imagine, we have been representing Sweden in both the nordics in 2009 and 2010 and at the world championsship 2010. With some amazing results, two team gold at the nordics, one silver medal individual and one 4th place at the nordics and 9th at the world champion. And this year we fullfilled a dream and was invited to represent Sweden at Crufts. She never stops surprising me to do her verry best when I least expects that. She really is my little sunshine!

I am an agility, obedience and freestyle instructor. I also just recently became a judge in freestyle.

Why the Hungarian pumi?Tell us when it's all began
Our first pumi wasn´t planed at al. When I was twelve my family hadn´t had any dog since we put our german shepherd to sleep some years earlier. Then, my mother wanted to have a dog but we didn´t have any possibility to have a puppy. Some friends had heard about a 10 months old active pumi male, which still lived with his breeder but wanted his own home. Lovin (as his name was) became both my mums and my training companion. Lovin will be in our minds forever, he was a really special dog and we experiencec a lot with him, both positive and negative. I could write a book just of his advantures  After a while I wanted my own dog. I the newspaper I saw an add which said 10 month old pumi bitch wanted a new home. I got interested and rang the owner. I found out that Offa didn´t got along with her sheltie and therefor needed a new home. I trained a competed a lot with Offa but she didn´t keep up the same speed as me, I wanted to do more than she wanted to.

At this time I heard about the best pumi bitch in Sweden (in my eyes) was about to have a litter with a nephew of Lovin. I realy wanted a working dog and the planned litter had really opportunities to become good working dogs. When then the first male didn´t work out and the owner of the bitch chosed to try out Lovin ( at the age of 10!) I had to have a puppy. And that is how Zing got in to my life. And she is everything I ever wanted from a dog and a little bit more ;) Now I have difficulties to imagine a nother breed, you got pretty spoiled by the size, the coat and their charm :)

Three things that you like about dog dance? (only the top 3 )
It allows your dog and you to be creative
You adapt the routine to your dog and not vice versa like in other dogsports
The variations of what you and the dog can do never stops

Tell us about the dog dancing in Sweden.
How are the competitions. Is there a lot of interest about this sport?
The competitions are often very small and pleasent. In Sweden you can compete official in Freestyle class 1-3 and Heelwork to music class 1-3. It is a quite small sport and people are really friendly, open going and supportive towards eachother. There are not a lot of competitions and most of them are in the middle of Sweden. So we are looking forward for the sport to spread in the whole country. What is really positive is that we now have competitions at two of the biggest indoors show , Stockholm hundmässa and My Dog in Gothenburg. That brings a lot of positive attention to the sport!

The interest for the sport in Sweden is getting bigger and bigger. At first there were a lot of young people doing freestyle because the young kennel club was in charge of freestyle in Sweden. Since the Swedish kennel club took over (2010) more people of al ages have found this wonderful sport and it is growing. Since 2010 you can get a champion title and Heelwork to music is official. I think this will make the sport even bigger and that some obecience people will find in intersting.

What comes to your mind if I say Nordic Championship 2009?

Joy! That was such a positive experience. We have had so much trouble with the team and just a couple of weeks before the big event we only hade 2 dogs in the team! But our coach pulled a team together and we decided that the most important thing was to be supportive and to have fun! And we really had a lot of fun together! And to win the team goldmedal was just a bonus :).

I was also really proud of my dog which was able to perform twice at a really high level in a verry short time. Neither of us had been representing Sweden before and to win the silvermedal with only 0,006 points away from the gold was such a joy and made me really proud of us!

What are your best memories about Crufts competitions?
Well the whole trip was absolutly fab! That was really a dream coming true! I have been dreaming about this since I first saw freestyle 2001! And what an experience! We had so much fun travelling with Emmy and Sidsel from Denmark and experience Crufts together with them.

What also come to my mind is how awesume it was to lie on the floor in this giant arena with more than thousands of people watching and go in to the feeling that it was me and Zing doing this together and we will enjoy the moment! I was so proud of her doing her really best in such an environment and she always surprise me to do her best when I least expects it. It was also very nice to meet people from Europe to chat about freestyle.

One thing I never think I will experience again is to feel lika a movie star. There were so many people who wanted to stop and talk to me and Zing, to congrat us, to praise our programe. asking questions about the programe, of Zing, about the breed etc. I took me ages to be able to take her outside. But what a nice feeling and experience!! :)

What is the routine that has made you "work on" more?(the most difficult)

Well,all the routines I´m working on for just that moment are the most difficult just then :) I always try to come up with something new for every routine and that is what I have to work on at that moment. But the trick she did in the programe at Crufts, mowing sideways away from me, is the hardest thing I ever tought here, it took ages before she understood what I wanted her to do. And when she did so good at Crufts she made me so proud!

How much time you devote to training during the week?
I train freestyle with Zing every second day. I have tried earlier to train more but that´s not working for her. The other days we do some people search and physical excercises and have a bit of rest. I also try to train myself at the programe the days I don´t train Zing if we have a show coming up.

Where do you find the inspiration for a routine?
I listen to a lot of music and often it just come to me when I hear the right music. But I can also use the movie for inspiration if it is film music or things in our daily life I like to express. I also have good help of my training partner Johanna.

What ware your best moments in your carrer?
Well there has been so many times that I have truly enjoyed the moment and appreciated that we were able to experience things together, me and Zing. That includes everything from training sessions to Crufts!

But if we are talking about competitions, the first one that comes to my mind is the first Swedish championship. I had worked realy hard with Zing wich became stressed when there was loud music and she couldn´t here my commands. At the championship you should present two routines in two days. And after the first day we had such a »flow«, it was like she read my mind in the ring. I was so proud of ourselves so it really didn´t matter how the next day would go. When we did it again the next day with a different routine and won the goldmedal, that was just amazing. And it would have been amazing even if we wouldn´t have won the goldmedal, just because we found the »flow« together!

Who has had the most impact on your life?
Ofcourse there are a lot of people in your life that make an impression on you and make you develope in different directions. But most impact on my life I must say has my mother had. She has supported me al the way when I was really young with my interests, from the beginning wtih horses and then dogs. When you are young it´s hard to do hobbies without supporting parents. My mum has always supported me and been there for me and is still there for me. She has followed me on al big shows we have been to. Since I´ve been sick this year, she going with me, made it possible to be able to attend.

The last thing you do before a race and the first thing you do after a race?
The last thing I do is to go thrue the programme in my head, to show Zing where the bowl with treats are and then put her on a lie down. The first thing I do afterwords is to praise my dog, after that I´ll walk her down to cool of both of us and to have a bit of time for ourselfes. I like to have it like that no mather what the experience was on the routine.

A typical day in your life
Well a typical day (weekdays) is getting out of bed, have som breakfast for both me and my dogs. Take the dogs out for a short walk and leave them back at home. They´ll go to bed and sleep and I´ll go to work. Since I´ve been sick I haven´t worked fulltime this last year. So that mean I go home have som lunch and take the dogs for a walk around the lake at twelwish, we have a lake just a few minutes away from us and we still live just a couple of minutes from the city centre  After that, time for some rest and house choirs. In the evening I meet up with some training friends and train Zing or we´ll go for a long walk. I also ride western and go on theatre classes, so it al depends on wath day it is.

In what consist a fantastic day for you?
Nice wether, fresh air with no bugs flying around ;) and do something I really enjoy together with my best friends, both fourlegged och twolegged :)

Yours plans for the future
Well, I hope to be able to train and develope me and Zing as much as I can. I also hope to work part time teaching in both Sweden and abroad. I hope we will have the opportunity to go abroad more times, to compete, to teach and to judge. I also hope to do more theater, both med and Zing. Zing played »Sandy« in the musical »Annie« last year and that was one of my best experience ever, so much joy!

Thank you so much for taking the time to do this interview! Do you have anything else you would like to add?
Just remember to have fun with your dog and enjoy the whole ride, it is easy to forget that just to reach the goal you set and we don´t have our friends more than a short time!

All the photos are a courtesy of Yvonne Öster 

Lina o Zings finalprogram från freestyle VM
by scorpica81

Lina o Zing My Dog 2011
by scorpica81

Freestyle Mälarö brukshundklubb
by scorpica81

IPO in Lyon

On the 3rd and 4th of september the CIRCLE OF DOG DEFENSE DE LYON organize a IPO competition in Lyon, France
deadline 24 august
more informations here

Championnat de France RCI 2011 Un Berger Blanc Suisse "VIDEO"

rescuer dog competition in Étampes

On the 4th of september the KENNEL CLUB OF ETAMPES organize a rescue dog COMPETITION in Étampes ,France
deadline 24 august
more informations here

SAR-dog training dexterity (Denmark)
by carinagraversen

Monday, 22 August 2011

report: Agility Club Parbayon Cantabria

Here you have the results and videos of the agility competition organized by the Agility Club Parbayon Cantabria in Parbayon ,Cantabria ,Spain on the 20th and 21st of august 2011

results here

Cantabria 21 Ago 2011 Gamma Agility
by AgilityCanic

Cantabria 21 Ago 2011 Nit (M) Agility
by AgilityCanic

Cantabria 20 ago 2011 Drac Agility
by AgilityCanic

report: agility Logatec 2011

Here you have all the results of the agility competitions that ware held in Logatec , Slovenia , organized by the SKD Logatec on the 20th and 21st of august 2011


Glen Logatec 20+21.8.2011 A2/J2
by xsamfly

kd logatec A1/J2 21.8.2011
by jakacrko1

Veni agility Logatec (21.8.2011) A3
by 5rca88

Sunday, 21 August 2011

report: Continental Sheepdog championship 2011 results & video

Here you have the results and video of the Continental Sheepdog championship 2011 .On the official BLOG of the event you can find the live updates with results and a lot of photos of the competition that was held this weekend(18-21 august) in the Ecopark www.christinehofsekopark.se ,Sweden

the official blog link 

the results here 

Young Handlers results here

The final course.
Right outrun around the water.
Round the white pole through the fetchgate that is moved to the left.
Left outrun.
Eight ewes in each flock.

by femsing

obedience at the SVÖ Jennersdorf

On the 27th and 28th of august the SVÖ Jennersdorf Organize a obedience event in Jennersdorf , Austria
more informations here
Obedience - Joop de Reuss Memorial Cup 2009 Trumau-Austria
by Bluesilver111

Flyball at the WIK

On the 27th of august the WIK (Willen Is Kunnen)dog school organize a flyball event in Zaandam ,Netherlands
more informations here
Flyball wedstrijd WIK Zaandam©
by Daiven1

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Friday results : Continental Sheepdog championship 2011

On the official BLOG of the Continental Sheepdog championship 2011 you can find the live updates with results and a lot of photos of the competition that is taking place this weekend(18-21 august) in the Ecopark www.christinehofsekopark.se ,Sweden

the official blog link 

Friday Results here

Running order for saturday here

agility in Lohne on the 3rd of september

On the 3rd of september the Hundesportclub Lohne e. V. organize an agility competition in Lohne ,Germany
deadline 20 august
more informations here
26.09.2009 Stephan mit Angel
by OGHoltriem

2 agility competitions in Castelfranco Emilia (MO),Italy

On the 27th adn 28th of august the 'ASD R.e.m. - Agility Team organize 2 agility competitions in Castelfranco Emilia (MO),Italy.
More informations here
deadline 22 august
agility modena maggio 2007
by freedogsteampadova

Friday, 19 August 2011

Rally-O in Tolbert

On the 28th of august the HC Chimié organize a Rally Obedience event in Tolbert (Groningen), Netherlands.
deadline 20 august
more informations here
Kerstochtend HC Chimié spelende honden
by HCChimie

Sheepdog in Belgium

On the 27th and 28th of august the "de gezellige blaffers" dog school organize the IjzertTrial2011(Iron Trial 2011) a sheepdog trial. The event will be held in Eins Dijkstraat in Vladslo, Belgium.

more informations here

2005 World Sheep Dog Trials Clip 2
by RuralRouteVideos

Thursday, 18 August 2011

interview with a photographer: Anke Müller

Ready for another interview?
Here we enter into the professional with a person who makes and has made spectacular photos. Anke is a specialist in the section of working dogs.
His masterpieces are born in Germany and around the world are gaining fame and respect
A very interesting interview where She explains how She sees the photography and her way of photographing
good reading :D

First of all some warm up questions
The first thing you do after getting up in the morning?
Drink coffee and listen to the news...
I thing that you hate?
A word that you use most frequently?
Ok , I think is enough , let's be more serious begin with the interview

Could you tell our readers a little about yourself (who are you,where are you from...)
I was born in Solingen / Germany and the talent inherited by my dad I started painting in the 80-s and went to many exhibitions. All the representation of details has been very fascinating to me and this hasn´t changed until today.

Of course the development of the digital photography made many things easier.
In the year 2003 my husband and I let us teach in product photography by an
assistant professor of a technical high school. We wanted to use this professionally
for our catalogue, because everyone knows about the costs of professional
photography in a studio :)
We were demanded extremely, because our articles are made of stainless steel
and as difficult such as glass if you want to take a picture.

Are you also involved in dog sports activity?
No, I´m not.

When did you start getting interested in photography?
In my youth - I get started with dad´s Leica and spent a lot of money
for to develop my pictures.

Tell me a little bit about your start in dog sports photography.
Always „armed“ with a camera in 2005 I started taking photos of my husband and
his friends during training sessions. More than satisfied with the results I have
seen a big potential and immediately I have created a homepage around the
dog handlers, competitions with results ect. Trials and championships followed
and meanwhile many Associations use my pictures for magazines, logos, websites
and online-albums, like my customers do.

Flyers, advertising in event-program and banners followed and already the next
event the people could see my logo on my clothes. Brilliant advertising-ideas by my
husband, to whom I want to say many thanks. I owe him a lot and he supports me
whenever he can – excepting he is one of the competitors with our Malinois
„ Nierlenders Bart „ This has priority for me!

What kind of equipment do you use?
Nikon 3D and Nikon D700 – and various objectives. I changed from Canon to
Nikon ( less weight ) only because of the weight. I had an intervertebral disc occurrence incl. operation.

Which one item of equipment would you say is the most important to you?
Photoshop on my computer :)

In general, during a session, how many pics would you say you take to find "the right one"?
First of all lies this in the eye of the viewer. In my opinion the best pics
are, when they are in action – real action like flying into the sleeve,
barking in front of the helper or when you can see the movement of muscles and
hair during a race ( greyhound, afghan hound or husky with a slide ).
It depends on the right moment to push the button, because some things do
happen in a millisecond.
That´s what I do to make my work not boring – I do visit different events with
various races.

Who are your influences (past and /or present)?
The animal itself – and as a former painter I pay attention to details.
When I have got a pic of something I mostly do have an idea which extraction
could be interesting.

How do you describe your photographic style ?
What I prefer regarding my style is the position in height of the dogs eye. Not very
comfortable, but it is worth.

When you take pics on a championship nearly all of them will be the same. This
doesn´t matter to me, because every dog handler is interested in „his“ photos and
they want to see them all. Most of them want to remember this competition which
maybe is the first one, the last one or the only one.
Tracking is not very exciting, but the dog is calm and you can take good pics
without to hurry. Obedience is interesting and shows the full concentration of the
dog, whereby protection work is the supreme discipline. Here you have to be 100 %
attentive and you will get no second chance. Means you must know your equipment
exactly and also the settings you need for the following pics. You have to attend
sun, light, shadow, changing colors on the other side of the stadium because of
the exposure. And you should watch the judge! They do prefer a special position
to score the dog, so it´s better you do have a position, that you never do have
the judge in front of your lens when the dog is in action.

Before you put your work "out there". Do you have it critiqued by someone else, or do you just go with what your heart tells you is right?
My hardest censor is my husband – but he do very seldom and only for composings.

The most beautiful photographic memories of 2010/2011?
When something extraordinary happens and the people asks you:
„ Do you have it ? „

Any plans for the future?
To carry on...

What do you think about the 3D photography?
Too sophisticated and equipment costs to much. You need time to
take the pictures and in dogsport you do not have time

What is it you like the most about being a photographer?
To "freeze" special moments for the infinity

Thank you so much for taking the time to do this interview! Do you have anything else you would like to add?
Maybe you put more information about IPO on your site...

visit www.sporthundfoto.de

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