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Skye, 18 months

Facts

Call name: Skye
Sex: Female
Born: 2020-11-09
Sire: Ok-Bleuy
Dam: Raceheart's MB Butterfree
Reg. number: SE63178/2020
Colour: Blue with white markings
Height: 50 cm
Weight: 14 kg
Breeder: Jinny Balogh, Watch'em (Sweden)

Health

DNA-profile: Embark 2021
Coefficient of inbreeding: 0,2% (5 gen), 12% (DNA)
Myostatin deficiency: N/N (clear)
Teeth: Scissors bite, full dentition

Skye, my keeper from my first litter ever bred. I had a hard time choosing which puppy to keep but finally I chose Skye because of her size, exterior and her temper; she was one of the calmer ones in the litter. So far she’s been quite an easy puppy, not destroying things, house broken before the age of 5 months and a fast learner. She, however, inherited her mother’s kangaroo jumps and loves to jump up in your face and sometimes even nip your nose. The nipping has calmed down with aged, luckily! How any dog can be this crazy happy is beyond me. Skye loves everyone, strange dogs included, and when someone walks past our garden she follows them all along the fence with a smile and wagging tail. She doesn’t seem to grow into her tongue which is very long and usually hangs out. She uses it a lot too, for kissing.

At just over three weeks of age she pulled and shaked a blanket, and she was very eager when I trained the whole litter to play with the lure. She has trained a bit already and is doing grat so far and is very confident.

Jinny, February 2022

Mentality

Behaviour and personality description, BPH

Skye did BPH with gunshot at the age of 17 months and 14 days and in the chart you can see her test summary compared to the breed average. I have tried to translate it to English but it is best understood by reading the full protocol (in Swedish) here.

The purpose of BPH is to contribute to increased knowledge about dogs’ mentality. It is aimed at breeders and at individual dog owners who wants to learn more about their dog’s mental characteristics.

It takes place on a standardized course where the dog gets to experience different situations. The dog’s reactions are described and together they give an idea of the dog’s mentality and personality. The handler, usually the dog owner, walks the course with the dog and get information along the course from the test leader.

– Translated from the website of SKK.

Oval track

Summary

12 races

x 2

x 3

x 2

Alingsås
301 m 19,90 s 2022-09-18
506 m 35,07 s 2022-05-29
Roskilde
272 m 18,35 s 2021-11-13
Borås
88 m 6,26 s 2022-06-29
320 m 21,41 s 2022-09-11
492 m 33,25 s 2022-06-11
550 m 37,28 s 2022-06-29
Åkersberga
88 m 6,22 s 2022-07-22
550 m 36,64 s 2022-07-22
Örebro
299 m 20,37 s 2022-07-31
Date Track Distance Box Time Place Class
2022-09-18 Alingsås 301 m 5 19,90 s 1 k09
2022-09-11 Borås 320 m 5 21,41 s 3 k11
2022-09-04 Örebro 299 m 4 20,62 s 6 k13
2022-08-21 Alingsås 301 m 5 20,42 s 4 k12
2022-07-31 Örebro 299 m 2 20,37 s 4 k13
2022-07-22 Åkersberga 550 m 3 36,64 s 3 m14
2022-07-17 Åkersberga 550 m 3 36,71 s 2 m13
2022-07-10 Borås 550 m 4 37,52 s 2 m13
2022-06-11 Borås 492 m 4 33,25 s 2 m15
2022-06-05 Alingsås 301 m 5 19,91 s 1 k10
2022-05-29 Alingsås 506 m 6 35,07 s 4 m15
2022-05-22 Borås 320 m 5 21,46 s 5 k12

Whippet race

About whippet race

As the name suggests, whippet race is for whippets only (other breeds are welcome at practice) and is a straight race run on grass, ending in a sand pit. The length is around 137,5 m, or 150 yards. The dogs run four at a time in red, blue, white or black shirt and are required to wear a leather muzzle.

On competition day dogs will run two heats determining in which final or semi-final they will participate. The four fastest goes to the A-final, the next four to B-final and so on. Most of the time they are divided into males and females but mixed competitions occur as well. For more information about whippet race in Sweden, visit the official website.

Merits

Best times

Halmstad: 8,94 s 2022-05-07
Kalmar: 9,56 s 2022-08-14
Karlstad: 9,99 s 2021-08-21
Norrköping: 9,32 s 2022-07-03
Södertälje: 9,08 s 2022-06-18
Date Track Type Final time Place
2022-08-14 Kalmar Swedish Championships 9,56 s B-final: 1
2022-06-18 Södertälje Divided 9,09 s A-final: 2
2022-06-04 Kalmar Divided 9,60 s B-final: 1
2022-05-07 Halmstad Divided 8,94 s A-final: 1

Lure coursing

Photo: Lina Martinsson

Merits

Date Location Type Round 1 Round 2 Total Place
2022-09-17 Norra Åsum International, CACIL 230 p 237 p 467 p 19/28
2022-08-27 Täby International, CACIL 242 p 244 p 486 p 26/33
2022-08-02 Östra Ryd International, CACIL 250 p Wounded -/39
2022-05-14 Hedemora National, CACIL 165 p 168 p 333 p 2/13
2022-04-16 Katrineholm National, CSS 174 p 171 p 345 p 1/12
2022-04-02 Norra Åsum National, CSS 149 p 145 p 294 p 5/17

Other results

Date Location Type Class Judge Quality Place
2022-04-17 Malmö International Intermediate Svein Bjarne Helgesen Excellent
Excellent type and balance. Feminine, well-shaped head. Could’ve had a more well-defined underjaw. Good neck, topline and underline. Can become more developed in the chest. A bit thin today. Good width of thigh. Good movements from the side, a bit narrow behind.
2022-02-19 Mellbystrand Exterior assessment Junior Benny Blidh von Schedvin Very good
Feminine head, a bit short underjaw. Good neck, good topline, a bit steep in croup. High carried tail in movement. Enough depth of chest, stiff in the front. Good thighs and rear, elegant step.

Gallery

  • Silver, newborn
  • Silver, 2 days
  • Silver, 3 days
  • Silver, 3 days
  • Silver, 4 days
  • Silver, 5 days
  • Silver, 1 week
  • Silver, 2 weeks
  • Silver, 19 days
  • Silver, 3 weeks
  • Skye, 4 weeks
  • Skye, 5 weeks
  • Skye, 6 weeks