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The Life of a

Standard Wire-Haired Dachshund and a German Shepherd Dog

and other puppy related stories ....

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Christiane Benoit 2009-2014

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Willi passes his Canine Good Neighbour Test

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (0)

On November 2, 2013 we drove to Red Deer to have Willi's eyes checked by a certified veterinarian.

The results came back as normal and we are very happy about this!

His Dam and sister also have certified normal eyes.

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Gila passes her IPO1 trial

Posted on October 27, 2013 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

On October 26, 2013 Gila passes her IPO 1 trial at the German Shepherd Club of Edmonton.

Photo by Cathy Holowaychuk and Exposed Paws Photography

Willi Earthdog and Tracking Training

Posted on October 6, 2013 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)


Earthdog Training

Willi saying HI! to the gerbil at the quarry bars. The gerbil is trying to understand dog language.

Willi found his dummy...

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Willi passes Senior Earthdog twice

Posted on September 9, 2013 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

On September 7 and 8, 2013 we visited the PEAA Earthdog tests in Okotoks again.

Willi passed 2 Senior Earthdog tests. He didn't qualify for the title yet, but we will hopefully achieve that with the first trial in 2013. As you can see he is very proud showing of his rosettes.

Canine Good Neighbour Test coming up!

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Canine Good Neighbour Test

This is a test you and your dog need to pass before you start your career in pet dog therapy.

It is also a great test for urban dogs and any dog owner with anxious neighbours.

The Canadian Kennel Club will provide each successful pa...

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Willi achieves his Junior Earthdog Title!

Posted on July 8, 2013 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Willi achieves his Junior Earthdog Title

On July 7, 2013 we drove down to Okotoks to the Performance and Earthdog Association of Alberta to take part in the Earthdog Tests. Willi passed 2 legs in Junior Earthdog and won his Junior Earthdog title!

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Willi's First Birthday

Posted on June 25, 2013 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Willi's 1. Birthday

Today is Willi's first birthday! What a year it has been. Lots of training, showing and fun with our first Dachshund. We couldn't have asked for a better dog. He i...

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Willi Week 51

Posted on June 25, 2013 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Earthdog practice

Today was Willi's second Earthdog practice. He did a great job; he went into the tunnels twice and started working the quarry. On the photos you can see him at his second introduction to th...

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Willi Week 50

Posted on June 15, 2013 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

A fit and fun working dog

Thinking about the Dachshund as a German working dog breed, the working Dachshund should be lean and athletic, have a maximum of fitness and endurance. The wire coat of the Wire-haired Dachshund should be short and thick, with short undercoat, which makes the dog...

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Willi Week 49

Posted on June 9, 2013 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Different tracking methods

This is Willi starting on a blood-track scent pad. I used previously frozen blood from raw dog food processing - thanks to Steve and Susanne from Susie's Raw Dog Food! - on an 100 paces long track across a community park along a busy road. The ...

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