Champion Silversuisse Dragons Serenity (AI)

                RN  RA  RE  RAE  JC   ET  WPD  HTM.S  HTM.N

                                                                           "Kora"

DOB:  15 April 2016

11 October 2017:   Hips scored    4 : 3 = 7           Elbows:   0  :  0   

 

 

 

 

Dancing With Dogs  -  Freestyle  -  24 August 2019  -  a breed FIRST when Kora passed at Freestyle Starters (FS) level.  We danced to It's Ponytime by Chubby Checker  -  a rollicking good time was had!  Here she is weaving around my legs

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Kora scored another FIRST when she earned her Coursing Ability (CA) title in Lure Coursing on 9 June 2019

 

To earn this title, a dog has to run clean twice at the same competition for a Qualifying Pass. A dog needs 10 Qualifying Certificates for the Coursing Ability title

 

Kora is the FIRST White Swiss Shepherd Dog in Australia with a CA title

 

She ended 2018 on another High! 

Being awarded the top White Swiss Shepherd Dog in terms of Show results in the Dogz Online Pointscore competition.

 

 

 

Kora embarked on another great big adventure with the birth of her 2 daughters on 10 December 2018

From very small and premature babies, to gorgeous, well grown weanlings, we enjoyed raising them.

Essence stayed here  -  she's Silversuisse Iron Essence  -  and she was placed 3rd at 3 / 6 months Sweepstakes on the day she turned 3 months old

 

 

In Rally O Obedience, we moved up a level - to compete in Rally Advanced Excellent.  To gain the RAE title, a dog has to Qualify at both Rally Advanced and Rally Excellent competitions at the same Obedience Trial. 

 

 

Kora gained this title with a stand out record - one which is a breed FIRST, and is possibly one of a very small number of dogs in Australia to have earned the RAE title with  -  10 x 1st Places  - 2 at each Trial - on 5 separate occasions between October 2018 and March 2019

 

 

20 October 2018  -  Port Macquarie Dog Club  -  RA = 1st    RE = 1st

21 October 2018  -  Port Macquarie Dog Club  -  RA = 1st     RE = 1st

 

17 November 2018  -  Belconnen Dog Obedience Club  -  RA = 1st    RE = 1st

 

2 March 2019  -  Cessnock Dog Club  -  RA = 1st    RE = 1st

 

2 March 2019  -  Cessnock Dog Club  -  RA = 1st    RE = 1st

 

The pics below were taken while competing at Belconnen in November 2018

Moving from a Sit to a Stand position

Doing a  270 to the left - dog pivots on the spot

Figure 8 with distractions (the toys you can see on the ground - they have to be ignored as we walked past)

 

We competed at Heelwork To Music  -  Novice level in November 2018 for the first time. 

Working to the Badfinger song  -  Come And Get It  -  Kora earned 2 x 3rd Places

At the next competition on 24 February 2019, Kora gained 2 x 1st Places and her Heelwork to Music - Novice title  -  a  FIRST  for the breed in Australia

   

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Lure Coursing on 2 September 2018 at Orchard Hills  -  these photos are proving to be my all time favourites of Kora.  Putting them in context, the white plastic bags tied to the string and moved with a pulley are travelling from left to right, before making a very acute angle turn back to the left.  She starts turning as soon as she realises this, kicking up all that dust in the very dry paddock conditions, never losing sight or concentration as she turns.

Thanks to Fiona of Ffire Photography for these pics - which you can see enlarged by clicking on each one

 

 

September 2018  -  and we trialled at the Rally O Excellent  (RE)  level

Kora earned her RE title at Metropolitan Mid Week trial on 19 September with 1 x 1st Place   1 x 2nd and   1 x 3rd

1st Place  -  Newcastle & Hunter Region German Shepherd Dog Club

 

2nd Place and Title sash  -  Metropolitan Mid Week Dog Training Club

 

Kora working through the pattern with me at Metropolitan Mid Week

 

 

 

 

Spring Fair  -  31 August 2018  -  FCI Show at the Dogs NSW Complex at Orchard Hills in Sydney

Kora won her first CACIB and  Best of Breed at this Show

 

 

 

We enjoyed training a routine for Heelwork To Music through July and August 2018.

We walked and worked together to the song How Do You Do It by Gerry and the Pacemakers

Kora gained her Heelwork to Music - Starters title on 25 August 2018 with   2 x 1st Places   1 x 2nd and   1 x 3rd

   

 

    

 

Winter 2018  -  and more of our favourite outing  -  doing Lure Coursing  -  with the dogs chasing white plastic bags on a light rope which runs a course under the control of pulleys.  Kora is up at the higher level  -  working towards her Coursing Ability Title (CAT)  - which needs 10 Qualifications at 10 separate competitions.

 

 

 

 

 

Kora does Weight Pulling!  What an achievement as she is the first White Swiss Shepherd Dog in Australia to earn Qualifications in this ANKC performance sport.  We can't MAKE the dogs pull as there are no leashes or coercion of any sort. In fact, the dogs enjoy testing themselves against the weight, yipping in excitement when the harnesses are put on.  The weight for this competition was 260 kgs

 

 

 

Kora pulls because Mara asks her to do so, and she works her way steadily but with determination over the required 5 metre distance to get to her for a cuddle

 

 

And with this Pull of  370  kgs over 5 metres at the Royal Adelaide Show on 8 September 2018, Kora became the first White Swiss Shepherd Dog in Australia to earn her Working Weight Pull  title (WWPD) title

 

 

We took her hiking through Winter of 2018  -  and she earned her Working Pack Dog title!

Dogs carry back packs with 30% of their body weight for a distance of 16 kilometres

  -  4 hikes are undertaken to get this WPD title

And, luckily, the weight can consist of food and water to be consumed along the way, which it was

 

 

 

Of course, we walked other dogs at the same time!  Richard became known for the "Arnotts Assorted" - a group of Asia the Husky, Harley the Standard Poodle, Kora, and Vidar the Finnish Lapphund

This photo taken during the hike on 5 August 2018

 

 

Kora is the first White Swiss Shepherd Dog in Australia to earn a WPD title

 

ET title earned  -  29  July 2018 in Canberra

That's her Endurance Test title

She gaited 20 kilometres beside Mara's bicycle - and didn't break out of a trot for the entire distance!

 

Here she is  -  floating on air!

 

 

We tried Dryland Sled Dog racing on 15-16 July 2018  -  at the inaugural ANKC Sled Dog race organised by the Siberian Husky Club of NSW - open to all breeds of dogs.  A success resulted in a qualifying certificate being earned towards the Working Team Dog title.  Kora needed to run 2.5 kms distance along forest trails at the Wingello State Forest (NSW) at an average speed of 14 kms per hour. Sadly, she was handicapped by her companion who could not maintain that average speed!

 

 

 

 

18 April 2018  -  2nd Place for her Rally O Advanced title - at Metropolitan Mid Week DTC Obedience trial (93/100).

At the same trial, Mara handled her brother Tui to 2nd Place in his first Rally O Novice trial (96/100)

 

Tui   - left                 Kora - right

 

This was just after their 2nd Birthday  -  portrait taken below

 

21 months old  -  7 January 2018

Exciting news as she won on the Dogzonline Point Score for 2017! 

She was No.1 Rising Star of her breed for NSW

10 December 2017

Kora is awarded the 2017 Perpetual trophy at the ACT Companion Dog Club  for Competition Day Point Score winner

 

 

At her first trial at Rally O Advanced (all off leash) on 25 November 2017, Kora won 1st Place.  The trial was memorable because Dicey gained her 3rd Pass in Rally O Novice, for her RN title  -  the fifth of our Huskies with a Rally O title!

 

Kora won her next Rally O Advanced Trial  -  20 January 2018!  96 / 100

Both these trials were held by the Newcastle ABDTC

 

Best Junior in Show  -  7 July 2017  -  Dogs ACT Group Specialty Judge - Mr T Aizawa

 

In the same Day, Jingles won Best Neuter in Show at the Cluster and

also pulled 400 kg in competition for his Working Weight Pull Dog  (WWPD) title

 

 

She's so much more than just a pretty dog in the Show (conformation) ring!

 

15 February 2017  - 2 x Passes in Rally O Novice - the day she turned 10 months old

 

Rally O Novice (RN) title gained with 2 x 1st Places on 14 May 2017 at the ACT State titles

 

Through the winter of 2017, Kora enjoyed and revelled in Lure Coursing, where she got to chase plastic bags on a string system worked by pulleys. She placed 3rd in her first Junior Course competition, gaining her Junior Courser  (JC) title on  28 May 2017

Through the rest of that winter, Kora gained  4  Passes at the higher level - Coursing Ability Title  (CAT).  She needs 10 Passes for that title  - and we will both enjoy getting them through Winter 2018!

    6 August 2017

  1  October 2017

 

29 October 2017  -  we participated in a Dances With Dogs Workshop in Sydney - we learned a swag of tricks and tips, and a relaxed Kora chewed the fat at eye level with one of the other participants

(Pixie Farms Thumbelina - not as reliable on off leash Stays  -  with Noelene her doting owner)

 

17 months old  -  1  September 2017

15 months old - on a cold and frosty morning in June 2017

 

Sydney Royal Easter Show  -  Best Puppy of Breed  -  April 2017

 

Bitch Challenge line up at Sydney Royal Easter Show

 

Tristan won Best Puppy - Siberian Husky at the 2017 Sydney Royal Show as well!

            

Selfies were taken with her adoring public on the benches

 

8 months old  -  January 2017

   

 

9 December 2016  -  the day she gained the final CC Points needed for her Championship title - aged 7 months & 3 weeks

 

Kora  -  aged just 6 months in these pictures - the first weekend we saw her and brought her home  (23 October 2016)

 

Kora's Show Record

 

21 October 2016  -  her first Show  -  BCC & Best Minor Puppy in Group

 

9 December 2016  -  BCC for the final Points needed for her AUSTRALIAN CHAMPION title  -  aged 7 months & 21 days, she was the YOUNGEST White Swiss Shepherd Dog in Australia to gain her Champion title. This record was overtaken by her nephew, Justin, who earned his Championship title at 7 months and 18 days old, on 8 June 2019

4 x Best Minor Puppy in Group            3 x Best Puppy in Group                    1  x  Best Junior in Show

2 x Best Intermediate in Group

 

Pedigree     -     Champion Silversuisse Dragons Serenity (AI) RN  RA RE  RAE JC  ET  WPD  HTM.S  HTM.N
Sire : Dragon la Blankpapilio (CZE) S: Banshee Boy Vom Hause Zenz (CZE) S: SK Gr Ch/CZE Ch African-Jambo From Old Vienna (CZE)
D: Melory Of White Condor (CZE)
D: CZE Ch Apolena U Panaka (CZE) S: Falco Z Vrchanova (CZE)
D: Healthy Od Liskutinky (CZE)
Dam : Ch Eiramor Jasmyne Snowflake S: Snoweyriver Rain Spirit (Imp Zaf) S: Sth Af Ch Snoweyriver Luck Dragon (Zaf)
D: Sth Af Ch Snoweyriver Magnolia Star (Zaf)
D: Ch Edelvalley Crystal Clover S: Perseus Abko-Parchovany (Imp SVK)
D: Royal Lily Akbo-Parchovany (Imp SVK)