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CH Ballester's Mystic Fahrunisa CGC 2012 Standings

Posted on March 3, 2013 at 9:20 PM

UKC's Top 3 Anatolians for 2012

Posted on March 3, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Sehzade is a UKC Show Champion

Posted on March 3, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Shepherds Rest Mystic Sehzade became a UKC Show Champion on October 20th, 2012. He was shown in 3 shows at 6 months old and then took a break for a while. He then hit the show rings again at 10 months old and showed in 4 shows. Within those shows from 6 months and 10 months old, he accumulated all of his points that he needed. When he was 10 months old, he took his first competition win by winning Best of Breed and defeating a Champion. He went back out for 4 more shows on October 20th & ...

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Sehzade Meets Mulch

Posted on March 3, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Back in August of 2012, we went to a dog show with Nisa and Atakan. A friend of ours came from NJ to show her Anatolian with us. Both Nisa and Atakan love her dog. His name is Birinci's Dorito Bandito. His name that everyone calls him is Mulch. We love Mulch! Well, my friend Nancy and her mom came to the house the one day after we were done showing to meet the rest of the crew since we live so close to the show grounds. They met everyone and Mulch even met Raven and they were good together. H...

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Ballester's Mystic Fahrunisa, CGC

Posted on December 31, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Well she finally did it! Fahrunisa became a Canine Good Citizen on June 20th, 2012 at 2 years old! It was a lot of work and determination but she did it. She was one of those in class that would not do a thing and took forever to do a command....IF she even did it. Now Nisa is a very smart cookie. She can be very stubborn and set in her ways at times though. The CGC test took place on my birthday this past year. It was all I wanted for my birthday and it was up to her to do it. I had som...

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Sehzade's OFA preliminary evaluation

Posted on December 31, 2012 at 6:45 AM

Sehzade had his OFA preliminary hip/elbow evaluation done at 6 months old. We also ran bloodwork at the time to check his thyroid levels. He was very difficult to position due to being so lanky at the time and rolling all over the place but the vet did a good job and this was the best position they could get him in to take the x-ray. His hips came back good and his elbows came back normal. All of his bloodwork came back normal too. I'm very pleased and looking forward to findin...

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UKC Novice Puppy - Sehzade's First Dog Show

Posted on December 31, 2012 at 5:55 AM

This was written for the Choban Chatter but I also wanted to share it here. It was Sehzade's first dog show experience. He had a lot of fun!


I enjoy showing in UKC. The environment and people are great! I’ve made many friends while showing in UKC shows and have noticed that almost everyone that I meet at these shows also show their dogs in AKC. I’m finding more and more people showing in both venues. I can be at an AKC show and friends from UKC will come ringsi...

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Sehzade's First Christmas

Posted on June 4, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Sehzade came home 2 days before Christmas and was able to enjoy his first Christmas with us. I quickly found out that he loves toys. Here's some pictures of him enjoying his first Christmas with his new toys.

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Sehzade and Kazara

Posted on April 3, 2012 at 9:25 AM

These pictures were taken a few days after Sehzade came home. These pictures mean a lot to me. This is the last time that I'll most likely see pictures of these two together. Kazara normally gets along with new puppies at first but then realizes that they are here to stay. She is very bonded with Raven. She feels that she rules and everyone else that has come home after her is invading her territory. I do eventually separate them from her for everyone's safety, including her own. This was the...

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Sehzade and Tayyar

Posted on April 1, 2012 at 6:20 PM

These pictures were also taken on Christmas Eve 2012. Sehzade and Tayyar are getting to know each other better. Tayyar is wonderful with puppies and is normally a puppy jungle gym. Sehzade had a blast climbing all over him and playing with him. Unfortunately, I was not able to get pictures of Sehzade with Pasa because he was too consumed with climbing on his new buddy and she was off minding her own business in the other room relaxing with Raven. Tayyar had fun and enjoyed it too.

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