2014 > 03

A couple of weeks ago I met two of Awena´s daughters and one of her son´s at the beach in Falsterbo. To see more pictures of her lovely offsprings:) go to the photogaller HERE >>
Some of our Ghalidogs have also entered the showring for the first time this year!
As always they behaved great:) all received Excellent, but no placement:(
Hopefully I receive some pictures from the show, because I took no camera with me.
And then I will update the results and critics.
I showed Awena´s daughter Quita, she got excellent 2 in championclass.
The judge words about Seuch Dkuch Sevch Ghali Excellent Jade"Quita" below.
Utmärkt helhet, feminint huvud och uttryck, korrekt bett. Utmärkt hals och överlinje. Djup bröstkorg. Supervinklad. Bra benstomme och tassar. Utmärkta rörelser. Korrekt ridge.

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A travel report from the other side:)!

Dear Helene,

It’s hard to believe that it’s already six months since we moved to Singapore. Never in my life has time passed by as fast as now…

Yet; it feels like yesterday I called to tell you that we were planning to move from Belgium to Singapore—with Xavi!

As you already know, everything went well with the trip and the whole move. But this time I can honestly say that I’ve spent hours and hours researching about dogs in SIngapore…”move with dog to Singapore” … “dogs in Singapore”…”leaving in Singapore with dogs” … “things to do for dogs in Singapore”… I goggled on dogs way more than both schools and housing ;)

We soon found out that Singapore was very strict about rules and regulations for pet import —but not impossible!!

The rabies and vaccination program is very important to follow, monitor and document in order to qualify for the 10 days of quarantine (which is the shortest period of time when coming from Belgium). A lot of paper work is required as well as examinations and check-ups before the long trip.

Furthermore, certain breeds are not even allowed in Singapore and others have to be muzzled at all times. Our relief was big when we found out that RR did not belong to any of these groups.

We made the decision to hire a pet relocation company to help out with all the documents, veterinary appointments and deadlines along the process.

One of the first decisions and choices we had to make was about the flight. Fly out with Xavi on the same flights; a 16h flight (with a 4h stopover to ensure enough time for the change), or a 12h direct flight only for Xavi in a cargo plane… (there are no direct passenger flights from Brussels to Singapore)

Considering the pressure and stress a trip like this means, we decided to book Xavi on the direct cargo flight, to “shorten” his time in the air. We were told he was going to travel together with horses and other pets and also assured that traveling in cargo planes is much better for animals, as the staff on board don’t have any passengers (humans) to care for and can therefore have a better back-up for their four-legged passengers J

We were still scheduled to leave on the same day, but different time. Xavi early in the morning and we at lunchtime. On the “D” day, Xavi was picked up in the morning by the pet agent in a huge crate where we put lots of blankets, favorite toys and used t-shirts… It was a hard moment to see him leave in that van, knowing that he was going to spend the next 12h somewhere between Europe and Asia… without us.

Xavi arrived sound and safe to Singapore before us and was taken care of, by the local pet agent- who did his customs clearance and transported him to the quarantine place.

Visiting Xavi for the first time in the quarantine was a very emotional meeting. I cannot in words explain how happy he was to see us!! Jumping both feet and mashing us against the small room’s walls… and pretty much the same procedure every day for the rest of his stay there… and then the good byes and leaving him again after the two visiting hours…. hart breaking and the most trying time we’ve experienced  so far.

The room was 2x3m, air conditioned with an elevated plastic bed. Food and water bowl, toys and blankets were the things we could bring to him. We could also bring his favorite food but were not allowed to feed him. All in all very basic but clean and friendly staff.

These long 10 days came eventually to an end and it was time for Xavi to join the family again in our new home; an apartment on the 30:th floor J  

The first few weeks were a bit difficult, as not knowing where to go for the long walks and always attracting attention to us (big dogs are not very common). We’ve met people who didn’t dare to share elevator with us and others who literary jumped away screaming or taking long detours…

Things are totally different today; we’ve found a lot of great places for our walks and Xavi has made a lot of friends; (both two and four legged). We often go to the beach, we have a few really nice dog runs and most of the dogs leaving in our condo meet up every night for a good play- of leash! Xavi is socializing with other dogs way more than he did before… and he’s become a really great apartment dog.   

Looking back to this adventure, I have to say that everything went beyond expectation. The long flight was certainly terrifying to think about and the 10 days of quarantine unthinkable to put up with but we’re so happy we did it and it feels that our bond with Xavi is even tighter and more trustful. We can’t see any changes of insecurity, nervousness or other negative signs on Xavi. He is as confident and cool as always and has developed in a very positive way during this past year.

I guess it’s an age thing too as he’s become more calm when interacting with other dogs, even more patient and confident, but I’m sure this experience has added a new dimension to his already great personality.

Helene; I can imagine how difficult it must be for you having your “babies” moving around the world… but you know that Xavi is a tough and hard-nosed baby ;) Thank you for your positive attitude and your continued support throughout our adventure.

All the best,

Anne & Xavi

Xavi - The beach boy:)

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These four cuties from our F-litter:) sends Birthday Greetings to all their siblings!

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Happy 2nd Birthday to our F- litter today!
Today my F-litter turns 2 years old! I can't believe you are all grown up now! I am so proud of this wonderful gang:)
I wish you all a wonderful day with lots of treats from your familys!
Love to you all from me and the rest of the pack!

Tolouse Anton Enza Texas Keniya Pippi Zorro

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I have updated Ghali Excellent Jaiden"Djembe" photogallery page with some new pictures that I have received of him, taken by Patricia L.
Thank you so much for the lovely pictures:)!
Djembe is from our E-litter, Awena x Wilson. He is such a stunner and a sweet and friendly boy:)!

I remember the day of our E-litters birth like it was yesterday! Brave Awena pushing  those 13 big babies out into the world!Unluckily the last  puppy no 14 got taken out by an caesarean section, so sad:(
But everything went well:) that time soon 3 years ago!
I am enjoying this wonderful and beautiful girl every day, she has a heart of gold!
She is really MY dog, and I love her so much.

Click on the picture below to see more pictures of sweet Djembe:)!

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Last week “Keniya” Ghali For I`M Flavour from our F-litter, Safir x Lloyd!
Practicing in bloodtracking, she didn´t have any problem knowing what to do, she have done this before and did great:)!
She has passed the aptitude test for fieldtracking, so I hope they continue:) because she love it!
Thank´s for sharing Ida:)!
Some words from mum Ida below, only in Swedish.

Hej Helene!
Här kommer några mobilbilder från idag.
Keniya gick ett spår som legat 17 timmar över natten o det gick jättebra. Jag har insett att jag måste låta spåren ligga längre för annars är det för lätt för henne o hon bara rusar igenom det:) Det går betydligt bättre nu när matte insett att spåren måste vara svårare och ligga längre för annars är det för lätt för fröken "vill-helst-springa-fram-till-klöven-så-fort-som-möjligt" haha!
Hon tycker verkligen att det är roligt o blir helt tokig när selen o linan plockas fram!
Massa kramar från oss i Karlstad!

More pictures of Keniya in her own gallery HERE >>
I have also updated her litter brother "Texas" Ghali For I`M Fennan
gallery page

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I have updated the gallery with some pictures of the siblings Texas & Tolouse!
To see the pictures goto the gallery HERE >>

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Awena´s son Vilho, from our C-litter, (Awena x Lex)
Below Vilho pictured in Riihimäki 23-2-2014 by Jukka Pätynen, the day when they had their  first clear round:)
More pictures of Vilho below and in his own gallery here >>
All pictures taken by Nina L
Thank you for the pictures:)

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The spring is here:) so hopefully this will be the last snowpictures for now!
Me and the dogs are enjoying the lovely weather:)
I have updated the photogallery for 2014 with some pictures from our girls hunting date with Safir´s brother "Saros" Seuch Sevch Ghali Golden Bontell
from my B-litter (Asla x Luku) Go to the gallery 2014 HERE >>

I have also received some lovely pictures of Safir´s son, Tolouse litter brother!
Ghali For I`M Fire N`ice”Zorro”, scroll down for more updates!
I have a lot more pictures waiting to come up on the homepage! I will be very happy to receive more pictures and updates of our Ghalidogs:)
One of my emailadresses works again helene@ghali.se

I have also updated some photogalleries.
Updated photogallery can be seen on following dogs:
Seuch Sevch Ghali Golden Bontell”Saros”
C.I.B Norduch KBHV-09 Sevch Ghali Awena af Argos
Ghali For I`M Farika”Tolouse”
Ghali For I`M Fire N`ice"Zorro"



Mum Maria´s words about Zorro!
Hi Helené!
Here are some pictures showing focus and motivation, he can keep on playing for hours…
Hug Maria

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I have updated my girls photopages with some new pictures:)!
Also Safir´s son Texas (Ghali For I`M Fennan) gallerypage updated.
First out is
Awena, always the newest in the top! Go to her gallery here >>
Scroll down for more updates!

Safir´s gallerypage updated, some pic in the gallery 2013 & some new ones in the 2014, to see more pictures of her go to her gallerypage here >>

To see more pictures of our yongster Tolouse (Ghali For I`M Farika) Safir´s daughter
go to her own gallery here >>

And finally some pictures of Tolouse brother Texas:)
go to his own gallerypage here >>

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Some more photos has arrived! This time greetings from Xavi
(Ghali Excellent Redgent) from our E-litter (Awena x Wilson)
So this time the website is updated with some lovely summer pictures for a change:)
Xavi has moved from Belgium to Singapore and has settled in very well in his new country:)

Some words from his mum Anne, below!
We hope everything is well with you all! We are great:)!
Xavi has swum/been swimming for the first time, a bit unwillingly…;)!
We have spent this afternoon on the beach and Thomas thought that Xavi was ready for his first swim lession…
... we think he thought it was nice (+32) degrees:)! but he would, of course, never admit it ... He marched demonstratively up on the beach and lay down under a palm with a dissatisfied look. You can have it worse .... ;)  Hugs!

Enjoy! Because here will be more snow pictures…
I have received many lovely snow pictures from Safir´s son Zorro (Tolouse brother)
Ghali For I`M Fire N`ice (Safir x Lloyd) from our F-litter
Thank you Anne & Maria

And finally!!!! My email is working...;)
Now I only have 940 unread mail to go through PUH ...

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Sorry! more snowpictures, this time of my girls.
And most of them are on my sweet and oldest girl Awena.
Go to the gallery here >>

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The days is passing by and our life is just going on like normal.
In our life, it happens not so much more than the everyday stresses of life, and going for long walks with our girls.

It´s a great loss to us all not to have our lovely Asla in our lives anymore:(.
She will forever stay in our hearts and be remembered as the sweet, happy and loving dog she was!

I receive many emails and photos of our girls offspring, which makes me very happy! But I haven' had the time to update the website as much as I would have liked to lately,sorry for that! I will try to shape up!

We have had some nice playdates with Tolouse brother Texas:)
This week me and Tolouse  had another playdate with lovely Texas
(Ghali For I`M Fennan) from my F-litter. It´s great to see them together just having a blast! Flying around loving to wrestle.
He is such a sweet and kind boy but oh so wild... ;)
Thank you Lena for a very nice day!

I took the time last night to finally go through the rest of all my playtime photos from January and I have now updated the gallery 2014:). Enjoy!
The latest updated photos can be seen here >>

Tolouse & Texas
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