Category Archives: Leonbergers

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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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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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April 2012 – Fire and ticks and busy-ness

In the last month and a half I have: lead a major production release at work (software) involving 16+ hour days, been evacuated for a fire, lived in a trailer in a field for a week, driven 2000+ miles to … Continue reading

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Skimmer is obedient. (Did I really just say that?!?)

Big atta-boys are in order for Skimmer! He got 2 legs towards his AKC CD title at the Rocky Mtn Cluster Dog Shows in February.  That’s another two-for-two: 2 trials, 2 legs.  Day 1 he got a respectable 190.5 – … Continue reading

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Ripple wins a major

I was waiting for a good pic of Ripple showing before posting but they all look goofy (after all, I am in them) so I’m  gonna wing it… Ripple took a 4-point major at the Plum Creek Dog Show in … Continue reading

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