He's a White Swiss Shepherd, our 4th one.There was a battle for years to get them accepted as a separate breed instead of being classed as mongrels but finally the FCI capitulated and granted them breed status. Only right since they've been bred for decades only with other pure whites. It started way back, the German Shepherd Society banned the whites because the shepherd breed standard specifically forbade white as a colour - black and tan, grey, black, red, gold, brown all ok, no white. So for a long time they were not bred in Germany any more but the line continued thank heavens in the U.S. and Canada. About 30 years ago the whites began to be bred in Germany again but it's been a long hard battle to get them accepted as a separate breed. Now they are. Charly's pedigree papers go back to his great-great grandparents. They are super dogs, beautiful, intellligent, friendly and great family pets. They come in short or long coat, Charly is short-coated. There's at least one breeder in England, I think called Rosemont Kennels, it's somewhere up in the Nottingham area.
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Sberry great blog and fab piccies, well done...now if you can do tha,t you can definately come and do an ironman tri!
Cabbey great work on the dreadie
BI lovely puppy
I am now in the category of certifiable.. I have entered the Outlaw ironman distance tri for next year, christmas pressie to myself
Great, RP - no question that IM is one of the the hardest longest days of your life, but well worth it. I've done 7, but won't be able to do any more because of my hip implant - can't do the marathon distance now. But I'm still definitely up for the half-IM distance and also relay teams.
BI I enjoy the long stuff a lot more than these sprint tri's.
I went for a run this afternoon, 10 miles, I feel n*ckered, no time for rest though!
I do too, just wish I'd followed my inclination and done a 100km Ultra, now I can't. Longest I've done was a 40-miler. Think that's the toughest part about this operation, having to admit to myself I now have limitations in what I can do. So folks - never put off something you really want to do. I've tried to live by that ever since my Dad died, just before, he told me he had always wanted to run a marathon and now it was too late for him. I found that desperately sad.
Have been away sulking...but pulled myself together now!
Not been able to run for 6 weeks, but did a gentle 3 miles this mornings, and so far okay! Lost loads of fitness, but hopefully on the right track now! I have started rowing as well, only been twice and I am rubbish at it, but it is fun!
Lots of family stuff going on, middle daughter is making some progress, but very slow. Have been travelling the length of the country taking oldest to Uni open days! Hope to catch up and stay in touch now!
well done on the run MWW glad it went ok, glad your daughter is making progress. enjoy the rowing
well done on the boxing session s'berry, alway's nice to have a plan. good luck if you decide the run the marathon
I love it when Sberry gets a plan in her head! I can't wait to hear what it is this time! And yes, why not have fun at the Jersey marathon? Show them how international affleets do it
That's great news that your daughter is making some progress MWW. And uni open days? I remember them...what are you going to do with your spare room this time next year? Enjoy the rowing
Hi Q - I see you're getting through the miles again on Fetch...do a few for me will you? Work has gone manic again so I managed a squash match yesterday lunchtime and a walk last night to a local meeting but that's it for exercise this week. I'm away for some of next weeks so I'm hoping the conference I'm attending doesn't finish too late so that I can make the most of the hotel gym.
hi pegg well done on fitting in a squash match i haven't played squash for about 30 year's, i've got a run on sunday then i'm away on holiday from monday so won't get much running in
hello, I have been a bad forumite, tis been quite a while since my last post. Unfortunately work has took over and the training is taking it's toll on my free time too!
I am trying to sort out my race diary for next year, as work want my holiday dates in for 2013/14 it doesn't help when the datesfor the tri's aren't all out yet and the OH doesn't know which GB tri's to do (hmmmph I wish I had the choice).
S'berry I hope by now you have entered Jersey mara
I am also suppose to be out having a bash at a long run in prep for Budepest mara in 2 weeks, I have a case of cba's so can't see it happening today, maybe it was one race too many this year. I think Minardi will be dragging me round the course.
S'berry well done on going for it.
I decided not to bother with the run because I would get out there, be really p*ssed off about doing it and probably cut it short any way. This is my only day off for the next few weeks and resting is probably better for me. I will endevour to get my backside on the turbo trainer later tonight instead. On the plus side, I have ordered a new pair of shoes for Budapest, so time has been spent wisely!
RP you should have enough mile's in to be able to run budapest in 2 week's, hope you had a good day resting
well done on the run this morning s'berry and well done on the swimming and boxing
i ran 9 mile's this morning now looking forward to my hol's tomorrow
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