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By mysticcharoite, Jul 28 2017 01:35PM

Summer isn't really our favourite time of the year. For a start, it means mornings get earlier and earlier so we can get the dogs out for a run, even if it's only a very short one.

Keeping going through the warmer months has been really important this year as we've had Rogue's puppies to get started. Remember, we kept Robin, Wren, Kite, Harper, Cookie and Quinn. We also get to see Violet every weekend so it's been an amazing experience, watching these youngsters transform from fun pups into promising young sled dogs.

Some of the pups have also had a little go at the showing thing. Our lines make for extremely raw pups so they will only get a taste of it (mostly for something different for them to do) and they won't be out again until they are much more mature. Robin, Kite and Violet all had a turn in the ring and all three of them qualified for Crufts 2018 (although they probably won't go to such a big noisy place so young). These pups are terrible coat munchers so the other three look a bit moth eaten so will get their chance another time!

Their Uncle Spook also went to two shows this summer - Three Counties and East of England. He took the dog CC at both (bringing this clever boy up to five CCs), and went BOB at East of England.

By mysticcharoite, May 2 2017 03:41PM

The amazing Spook (Ch Charoite Raven's Brew) was named Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain Dual Champion 2016 this weekend.

This is an important accolade that aims to recognise and award the dogs winning in the show ring who were also those achieving results in the working environment, rather than the breed being split into two types as has so often been seen in many pedigree breeds of dog.

In other words by supporting and promoting a dog that is fit for purpose, ie., one Standard-fitting dog capable of being successfully shown and doing its job of work out on the trails, the Club was promoting its aims and helping the breed to retain its health, type and origins. And so for many this award is the most important of the Club’s accolades.

It's fantastic to see Spook's name join the illustrious list of winners in the award's 22 year history, including his great great great grandfather Ch Aceca's American Pie.

By mysticcharoite, Sep 12 2016 08:05AM

Great news! Spook (Charoite Raven's Brew) won his third CC at City of Birmingham Championship show under Ali Koops (Forstal). This makes him (subject to KC confirmation) a Champion.

By mysticcharoite, Aug 9 2016 05:58PM

After winning the Gold Medal in the 8 Dog class at the BSSF British Championship race in March, Kev and the gang have been selected to be part of the British team for the forthcoming IFSS European Championships. These are to be held in November, in the UK.

By mysticcharoite, Jun 12 2016 06:20PM

Our dogs occasionally do their thing in the show ring. This has been a great few weeks. Rogue, Hexie and Spook went to Birmingham National Championship Dog Show under breed judge Sharon Sargent. Rogue and Hexie both won their Stud Book numbers with a 1st in Limit and 2nd in Open. This was only Rogue's 3rd ever show! Spook won limit and went on to be awarded the RCC. This is what the judge had to say about them:

"This boy has one of the best fronts you could wish for with ideal angulation & length of shoulder & upper arm, he has a firm level topline, the desired arch over the loin & slope to croup. Ideal size, outline & proportions, exceptionally well muscled & athletic. Gave his handler a bit of a hard time but once he settled on the move he had the most wonderful effortless stride. RCC"

"Charoite Ghost Rider with Mystic Energy, gr/w, brown eyes, didn’t want to put her ears up very much but they are well set when she does put them up, good expression, almond shaped eyes, super front, level topline, she gives the impression of great athleticism. Excellent muscletone, moved freely & easily with the right amount of reach & drive"

"Charoite Cherry Kamma, dark gr/w, brown eyes, another very athletic girl with excellent muscle, at the rangy end of the Standard & lack of coat made her look all the more rangy – but nothing wrong with that. Super angulation & she moves with the most fabulous stride keeping her topline level & demonstrating the required effortlessness"

This was followed to a trip to an open show for Spook under breed judge Jenna Cooper. Jenna had a lovely entry and I was thrilled to bits as Spook won his class then went Best of Breed. He also managed a 4th place in the Working Group.

The icing on cake came lasts Friday. Breed judge Judy Wakker had an entry of 77 dogs at Three Counties Championship Show. Not only did Spook win his class but he was awarded the Dog CC (his 2nd) and went on to win BoB! Thrilled to bits!

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