Dracula Show - Marosvásárhely, RO

After 12 hours of tiring driving, we arrived in Targu Mures in Romania. I entered Blaze
for both days of the Dracula Show and with the help of my mum I took one of my Auvergne Pointing Dog puppies to the new owner who was waiting for him impatiently.:-)
Blaze was perfectly handled by the professional handler, Zsombor Antal
and together they made it to the BOB title on both days!

By winning the CACIB title on Saturday Blaze qualified for Crufts 2010 and became Romanian Champion, on Sunday he was selected as Best In Group 2!
I would like to thank Lóri and his family, Zsombi and the judges for this beautiful
weekend, they made these two days unforgettable for me!

Detailed results

Athe first 3 weekends of August we were at shows in Budapest, in the Ukraine
and in Austria.
Besides becoming BOB, Beau got his very first CAC card in Budapest and in Uzhgorod,
the Ukraine he was awarded the Junior Winner, Best Junior and BOB title
at all 3 shows. With these results he became Ukrainian Junior Champion.

Blaze won his class three times at three shows in Uzhgorod and so
he became Ukrainian Champion.
At the Setter Derby in Klagenfurt Blaze won the Champion class and became
Derby-Sieger Karnten!

Our youngest generation, Khyannes Absolutely Fabulous 'Hailey' got a 'Very Promising' note from the judge at the Setter Club Show, just like her litter sister,
Khyannes Amazing Grace 'Gracy' (owner: Sinisa Radojkovic, Austria).
Way to go girls!!! :-)

Details on the Shows page

Székesfehérvár CACIB

Beau Hungarian Junior Champion!
( photo by Vikk)

Hunting Dog CAC Kaposvár
Beau became the Second Most Beautiful Hunting Dog of Kaposvár!


Szigetmonostor - Breeding Test

Jacqueline: recommended for breeding
Beau: recommended for breeding

Thank you for the photos to Stájer Éva!

Our English Setter male, Blaze has successfully passed the Hunting Ability Test
(TAN) arranged by the MEOE Setter Club.

The 'The Dog' Hungarian magazine deals with Braques D'Auvergne and presents our kennel on 3.5 pages in its edition of April 2009.

We feel highly honoured because of the fact that the French
Auvergne Pointing Dog Club (Réunion des Amateurs du Braque D'Auvergne)
decided to present our kennel in its club magazine which came out in March 2009.

We are very proud because as far as we know our kennel is the first foreign kennel
that was selected to be shown in this special magazine of Braques D'Auvergne!

Egervár - Pheasant hunting

On Saturday we drove to a small village in Zala county as my friend, Orsi Kovencz
invited us to pheasant hunting. It was the first encounter with pheasants
both for me and Beau. We have already taken part in wild duck hunting , however,
this was quite different. Not wild pheasants but bred ones were shot, 124 in number.

When hearing the pheasants, Beau fell in a trance and nothing could stop him.
He searched the area very systematically and was quite easy to lead and realised
very fast that after a gunshot something usually falls from the sky. :-)
However, we had some problems with obedience but I truly think that being
only 11 months old, he nicely solved the difficulties he ran into.

We both fell in love with hunting I think and we would like to thank Orsi for
the invitation and we are also so grateful to Vazul and Huba to show us
what a hunting dog must do. Both Beau and me learned a lot and this day enriched us
with so many experiences, however, pointed out our imperfection, too.
Above all this, it gave us much help for our future plans and for me great help about
Beau's future training.

More pictures are in the Hunting gallery.

According to our Setter Club's 'Most Successful Setters of 2008 competition':
Ch. Bournehouse Dream Time 'Heaven'

Reservations are now being taken for Heaven's puppies
due to be born in the end of March. More information about the litter HERE.

Despite the harsh minus degrees we are preparing our dogs for the spring
Field Trial Derby and TAN (Hunting Ability Test) at full speed, however,
we are skipping water exercises because of severe weather conditions. :-)
Jacqueline has made very good progress, she is now more mature for the tasks
and regards work as a serious matter. She points birds stably and has a very good and powerful nose. Beau, being only 10 months old, is a little hard-headed but
very heated and talented, however, what he needs now is exercises on discipline.

We put some training photos in the Hunting gallery.