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Summer of (Leo)Lovin’

We’ve been lucky enough this summer to get visits from a couple of Splash’s brothers and also her special friend “Ekho”. In May (April?) Bugsy and his brother Bowie (unrelated to Splash) came for a week visit and the house … Continue reading

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TV STARS!

Skimmer and Splash made their TV debut today: http://kwgn.com/2014/03/24/all-about-leonbergers/ I suppose really it was their debut and encore and closing number because we’re likely not to be on TV again for… ever.  But it was fun and they definitely enjoyed … Continue reading

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Work it, Karma!

I trained 2 dogs in water rescue training this summer: Skimmer (my 4 yo male Leonberger) and Karma (a friend’s 8 yo female).   Each dog tested my patience and training abilities in unique ways… Skimmer: I actually started out … Continue reading

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Skimmer is a very excellent Leonberger

I thought I’d posted this ages ago but apparently I didn’t… Odd title for a post, I’ll admit, but it does have an extra meaning.  Sometime back in June Skimmer passed Rally Advanced; as I think he got a whopping … Continue reading

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Have-a-little-lina Scare!

So now that I can breathe again I can relate a big scare a few nights ago… Skimmer and I were down in Green Valley, Arizona last week to visit with family, and one night he woke me up ~1am … Continue reading

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Best puppy and … Best Puppy

Little Splash, at 4 months old, took “Best Puppy in Show” at our Leonberger National Specialty in Vancouver, WA in April. She has 2 pretty, and pretty big!, ribbons on the wall now: 1) Best Puppy in AKC Specialty Show … Continue reading

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Skimmer rallies!

Sat Feb 16th, Skimmer passed his last leg for Rally Novice certification at the Rocky Mountain Cluster (RMC) shows. The first day of the show, Thursday, Skimmer was fresh and the air was cool and the show was running on … Continue reading

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In memory of Ripple

I usually try to stay light-hearted in my WaterDog Blog posts but I can’t do that this time… Ripple died on Jan 18, 2013.  Her death was sudden but fortunately pain-free as far as we could tell:  she was sleeping … Continue reading

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Skimmer the Draft Dog

Skimmer’s a workin’ boy for sure – he added a new title last weekend: Draft Dog.  This involved a maneuvering course and a freight haul, along with some general obedience and harnessing skills for me (the lucky handler).  Skimmer passed … Continue reading

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The Leonberger has lost a great friend…

Last week I and the entire Leonberger world lost a great friend and advocate – Waltraut Zieher died, succumbing to the spread of cancer. I only knew Waltraut for the past 10 years or so, and only really got to … Continue reading

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