Java

Sweetest puppy ever

Sweetest puppy ever


Fast Pack’s Black Magic, whelped June 18th 2012
(pedigree is at the bottom of the page)

Java as a puppy
When I was choosing Java I was looking for a happy and confident puppy and that is what I got. I was particularly happy about the visual startle test which is done by opening an umbrella near a puppy. She checked it out immediately and started dragging it around. Sure, as a little puppy she got scared a few times, but each time she recovered really quickly, which is actually the part that matters.

She was very interested in stalking and chasing birds so we had a lot of opportunities to redirect her prey drive and now she is very good at letting them be.

When she was 3 months old we joined a puppy class to give Java experience of focusing on me in presence of other puppies. Java loved food so it was very easy to keep her attention and she was just as happy to train in class setting as at home. She learned quite a few tricks, but most importantly she learned how to work in a distracting environment.

At 5 months:

At 8 months old we started working through Silvia Trkman’s Agility Foundations. Occasionally I post about our training, but since most trainings are experiments or little tweaks I’m afraid it would get quite repetitive if I kept posting about them.

Java, 7 months

Java, 7 months

She is my little black sunshine who loves all people and dogs.
With people she is very gentle and considerate. While I get many bruises from Ruby jumping on me, Java’s paws never leave a mark. She loves to cuddle next to me at home, preferably under the blanket. She is very easy on leash, even a gentle pressure will move her. A friend commented that on leash she feels like a 3kg dog 🙂

She loves running with other dogs, but show her a ball (her favorite reward) and that is all she will see. Then she gets very competitive: she needs to get to that ball first… or steal it from the other dog 🙂

I am really happy that she likes water and has learned how to swim. This makes it much easier to have active walks even in the middle of a heat wave – I just throw a ball in the water from time to time.

Pedigree of Fast Pack’s Black Magic

Fast Pack’s Black Magic

Black
Finland
2012

Internationaler Rennchampion(FCI), Deutscher Rennchampion (WCD), WCD-Clubrennsieger 2009, MultiPurposeWhippet (WCD)

Fleet Fellows InsiderLight Fawn
Germany
2006
LRS NRW 03/05

I’m Charly Rivel of Good Family
Black and White
Germany
2002

Ringdove Baby Jaymes

Black
Canada
1997


Fairytale of Good Family

White and Blue Brindle
Germany
1995


Fleet Fellows Gemma

Red Fawn
Germany
1999


Pattecash el Kahal

Red Fawn
Belgium
1991

Vize-Weltrennsiegerin 97, Bundesrennsiegerin 97, WCD-Clubsiegerin 98, nat.dt. Meisterin 96&97, KSM 98

Fleet Fellows FenfireRed Fawn
Germany
1994

Get On Top Ticking Timebomb

Black
Czech Republic
2006

NK 2006 (350 Meter), NK 2007 (475 Meter)

Xantho-Vulture van de Spaarne MeuteRed Fawn
Netherlands
2004
Int Derby Sieger 2003 & 2005, WCD Clubrennsieger 2003 & 2004, Int. Schweizer Kurzstreckenmeister 2004, VDH Rennchampion, Deutscher Rennchampion WCD Nat. Kl.

Windyglen’s PilgrimBlue Fawn and White
USA
2002

Gogo van de Spaarne Meute

Black
Netherlands
2000

Oochigea’s Yadwiga

Black
Belgium
1999

friendschip winner 1998

Très Grande Vitesse WilburBrindle
Netherlands
1996

Oochigea’s Uvangelis

Black and White
Belgium
1996

This pedigree was generated by thewhippetarchives.net

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  1. Pingback: Looking Back at 2012 « Ruby The Whippet

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