Saturday, June 30, 2007

"Country Life Munsterlander"

Curtis enjoying the countryside around him and adding to the scene too! Whilst some hardy souls are braving what's forecast as inclement weather at Windsor Championship show today, Curtis will be soaking in the sunshine! Who says it always rains in Scotland?

Friday, June 29, 2007

"Munsterlanders At Home"

My current two oldies, Munsters Zeb, now nearly 10 years old, and his daughter Seven, now - eight years old................. this pic appeared on a calendar abroad - which was quite a surprise! but it is one of my favourites - as are these two themselves! do not worry about leaving the family, the household jobs, anything - but do worry about leaving these two.....................

Thursday, June 28, 2007

"Happy Flappy Munsterlander"

Flapping ears and Flapping tails - Dan and friend enjoying themselves.............................. another wonderful pic from Claire - think the bottom one is a favourite!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

"Thieving Munsterlander"

First of all - examine your package! then move it away - and go and hide down the bottom of the garden!!!!!!!!! This is John Thorn's Theo demonstrating the art of thievery!!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

"Boating Munsterlander"

Top pic, Dan - bottom pic, Dan and owner Claire, who is - something to do with paddle sports - naturally!!!! and Dan goes too.............. Just love his lazy, dreamy expression (and many of you know am a bit of a Dan-Fan) in top pic, quite content to let Claire do all the work!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, June 25, 2007

"Munsterlander Curiosity"

This is Barbara Butlers girl - Carla B., who - typical munster - likes to get "up close and personal" with everything - be it a field of cows - or a camera!!!! They just like to "check things out"................... and - sometimes, in the case of Carla B - give you a noisey report afterwards!!!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

"Munsterlander Luxury"

Ali Cobbledicks Diva - err - being a Diva............... "send me room service" and "pass the remote control". Long-distance shows sometimes necessitate an overnight stay - and one should always accept "creature comforts"

Saturday, June 23, 2007

"Munsterlander brother & sister"

Curtis & Mia - wherever one is, the other one isn't far behind! Looks like we're going to be seeing plenty of the 'wet stuff' this weekend - well it is Glastonbury after all! The mud bath is traditional is it not? Sounds like Munster heaven!

Friday, June 22, 2007

"Munsterlander out and about"

Why do Munsterlander breeders prefer a white tail? So that when you "lose" them (in the distance!) you get some idea of which way they went!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Top pic - Desi showing that wonderful white plume - and bottom pic - well that IS all you can see of Desi........................

Thursday, June 21, 2007

"More of Munsterlander Desi"

Where shall I run - Desi seems to be wondering.........................
Plenty of space - so may as well make the most of it..........................................

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

"Munsterlanders love Water"

This is Desi again, owned by Lori and family in the US., Had some lovely photos last week from Lori, and not only do I love the dog - I love the scenery, and the effort the family put into giving her a good life "doing the things she loves" ......... so a Desi celebration this week I think!!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

"More Munsterlander Freedom"

Seems you can have a good time in Scotland too - as illustrated by Curtis and Mia!!!!

Monday, June 18, 2007

"Munsterlander Freedom"

The top pic is - of course - Desi, from the US., the bottom pic - Desi's "hunting grounds."
I have included the second pic for Pete - who likes to see the wide open spaces!!!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

"Munsterlander in Camouflage"

This is John Thorn's dog Theo, waiting for the wood pigeon to dare to land....

John tells me - Theo is confined to barracks at present. He cut his paw very badly ten days ago - he had to be anaesthetised while it was scraped out and stapled - and he's still wearing a bandage. Even with the biggest size Elizabethan collar he's so flexible he can reach his paw to chew so he has to be watched all the time.He's coping very well without a daily walk but he is gaining some weight (he's not the only one!) John.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

"Munsterlander Markings"

This picture was taken on Wednesday (?) but serves to illustrates what I "noticed" this morning! Stood out in the garden, waiting for Gus to "toilet" and suddenly realised what it must be we all love about him? He wears his heart on his sleeve!!!! see the marking? from his back to elbow - a heart!!!! ahhhhhhhhh......

Friday, June 15, 2007

"Mad Munsterlander"

Was sent the top pic of Maddie from Ali Cobbledick this morning - and remembered this pic from Driffield last year! This is Maddie - and my Seven - saying "what are we doing here?" It is clear what Maddie prefers to be doing - and Seven would agree!!!!!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

"Munsterlander Socialisation"

Gus learning that children do have their uses!! All those toys, to chew!!! Not sure if I should be worried but he did have a bit of a penchant for Barbie Dolls - well I thought they were Barbie Dolls, but apparently they are a Tesco own brand - with fruit flavours!! whatever next!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

"Munsterlander Fun in the Sun"

This is Summer, belonging to Toni Ann Taylor. Gorsebank Lady Amethyst of Tattay to give her her full name!!! Enjoying her walk in the North Lincolnshire fields yesterday.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

"That Scottish Munster"

Think this dog has probably done more to "sell" the Scottish Countryside to people in England and Abroad than anything the Scottish Tourist Board has come up with!! This is Curtis - looks as though he is surveying the steps to his Kingdom!!!!!!!!!!!!! King Curtis - even the "Bard" did not envisage this one!!!

Monday, June 11, 2007

"Munsterlander Puppies for sale"

Top pic is just two puppies in the litter, that fell asleep where they were - just happened to be in the shed doorway!!! (Two speeds remember - flat out and clapped out!!!) the bottom pic, two bitch puppies playing in the grass was taken a couple of days ago, the puppies are now almost ready to go - but the two girls do not have a home to go to - due to a late cancellation. Anyone interested? get in touch with me and I will give you the details.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

"Munsterlander outdoor comfort zone"

This is Brook, on the outdoor dog settee!! we use it too! in fact, Jenny mentioned on our chat blog the other day - the puppy and I fell asleep on it during an early morning "toilet trip"... yes it is looking a little grubby - it IS outside!!! (but under cover!) if you have visitors? throw a cover over it!!!!!!

Saturday, June 09, 2007

"Munsterlander Litters"

Top pic, Ali Cobbledicks litter, born yesterday - to "parents" Summer and Strider, bottom two pics, boys, in a basket, and girls on a bed, the litter sired by Oska and Blade. Details of both litters can be seen on

Friday, June 08, 2007

"Munsterlander Litter Brothers!"

Dogs can have fun at a dog show!!! This is Philip Moo and Raycris Pipadash for Crackash, or Diesel, and Tina Walker with Racris Pipssalio - I believe his pet name is Smurf(?)

However, when Raycris Pipssalio is joined in the ring by yet another litter brother - Raycris Pips Magic Von Tarkanya - suddenly he is all professional looking!!!!!!!!!!!! (bottom pic - left to right - Helen Evans with Raycris Pips Magic Von Tarkanya and Kerry Sugden showing Raycris Pipssalio)

Thursday, June 07, 2007

"Munsterlander and Pup"

The first two pics are Floyd, and Ozzie, belonging to Gill Bratcher, the third pic is just Ozzie. Ozzie is litter mate to my Gus, and the only one in the litter we could all agree on - but he was the one Gill wanted, and Gus was the one Jo wanted. Both Gill's boys are Gorsebank Babies.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

"Flower Power Munsterlanders"

Lovely pictures (as usual) from Christine Weber, taken on her morning walk yesterday. Clearly Summer is on the way - nice colourful photos and beautiful dogs - a "feel good" start to the day!!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

"Munsterlander in a Happy Hat"

This is Harry (I think!) or Raycris New Attraction at Alfriston. I did not take many pics at the club show, but could not resist this one!! Michele had taken her own hat off to shade her dog - and didn't he look good........... could not decide which dog/hat to use - so using this one here - and the other dog on the public blog!!!

Monday, June 04, 2007

"Munsterlander roll"

A quick snap from yesterdays show - this is Meadow, (before showing began!!!) Not exactly taking life too seriously! However, Meadow, and owner Barbara got the BCC on the day!! so she must have brushed up well......

Saturday, June 02, 2007

"Princess Munsterlander"

This is Kaia, who is now 17 weeks old. Kaia belongs to Sarah, who is a first time munster owner. Apparently Kaia, nicknamed "Princess" can be a bit spoilt!!!!!!!!! She does look very "regal" here.........

"Puppy Munsterlander"

Yes, Gus, enjoying the sunshine - and long grass - yesterday - on the first day of my "New Year" seems appropriate to use - and is a "feel good" pic for the weekend.

Friday, June 01, 2007

"Waiting Munsterlander"

This lovely dog is Baily, owned by Tony and Jackie Hutchings, also seen at Bath and captured on camera by Vicky, awaiting his turn in the ring - or maybe just waiting to go home!!! Another lovely dog, with an experienced owner - who could teach us all a thing or two!!!! In my early days within the breed I remember Jackie doing competition obedience, and very well too!! (yes with a munster!!!)