News 2008 from Zalazar Cairn Terrier

Merry Christmas

With this wonderful photo of Zalazar Vanilla, sent by Tanya in Russia, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Mette & Mike

Award of Excellence

"Award of Excellence" til Zalazar Walk The Line på AKC/Eukanuba National Championship

Top Cairn Puppy in UK 2008

Top Cairn Puppy in UK 2008!

Brenndarcy Button It
(Zalazar Unzipped! At Starveren x Brenndarcy Bewitched)

5 BPIB at Champ Shows + 3 BP at Open Shows

1st PB & BPIB – LKA Ch Show _ Jennie Fairweather
1st PB & BPIS - MCTC Ch Show – Ann Waugh
1st PB & BPIS - CTA Ch Show – Norma Newton
1st PB/D BPIB Yorkshire Sporting Terrier- Louise Peers
1st PB Mid Counties Ch. Ann Creane
VHC MPB SW&WOE – Liz Cartledge
1st MPD/B & BPIB/RBPIS Cairn & Westie – Maxine Bennett
1st SY & BP AVNSC Terrier – White Rose CS – Allan Stephenson (Marquita)
1st MPB – Driffield Ch.– Phil Roberts
1st MPB & BPIB – Darlington – Shirley Watson
1st MPB & BPIB - City Birmingham – Kevin Holmes
3rd MPB SKC Ch – Jane Keeves
1st MPB Midland CTC Open – Reineir Goud
2nd MPB Leeds Champ – Les Aspin

Kassel 6-7. December

Zalazar Van DammeKassel 6. December
National show - judge Hans Van der Berg, NL

Zalazar Van Damme V1 cac, BOB & BIG 2
Zalazar On Parade  V1 resv cac

Kassel 7. December
International show - judge Margret Müller Sieber, D

Zalazar  Van Damme, V1 ,cac & cacib & BOB
Zalazar On Parade, V1, cac & cacib & NEW INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION


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Midland Cairn Terrier Club Championship Show

Zalazar Un Zipped! At Starveren did very well at Midland Cairn Terrier Club Championship Show under judge Ann Waugh.
He was placed no.2 in a large Limited Class.
Photo: Alan Firth
See results here

Uzi's pup, Brenndarcy Button It, owned by Shannon & Storr, was placed as Best Puppy in Show.

Jackpot 15 years

Jackpot 15 years old today!

Here is a photo of Jackpot & Mette, taken 7 years ago.
It is such a great joy to know that he has children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who are doing fine in the show rings.


Zalazar Walk The Line has been at 2 shows this weekend at San Luis Obispo Kennel Club

Saturday he went BOB, judge Miss Mike Macbeth

Sunday he went BOB and Group 3, judge Mrs. Lydia Coleman Hutchinson

BOB at The Sporting Terrier Show

Hi Mette,
I took Zalazar Un Zipped! At Starveren to the Sporting Terrier Show today and won BOB, his daughter Shelby won B/P.
Louise Peers was judging.
I was thrilled to get short listed and the judge deliberated between Uzi and the Border Terrier for group 4 and then gave it to the Border.
All the top terrier kennels were there and the borders had an excellent entry and the border terrier winner was a very nice new Champion.
So I was very pleased with that.
Mary & a very tired Uzi.

New Russian Champion

Zalazar Vanilla - BOB Sct. Petersborg & New Champion Russian Kynological Federation (RKF)
Judge: Egorova (Russia)

French Championship Show

Great News from France
Hi Mette, Just to say you Bonnie (Zalazar La Bonne) won Best Bitch At French Championship Show at Castelnau D’Auzan sunday! And Bonnie son D by G connection du Harpouy d'Auzan 6 months won Best in show Baby;
Judge/ Mrs Marie Hogarty (Irl)
Take Care,
Love Sebastien

Photo (left) is from 2007

South Wales & W.O.E CTC

At South Wales & West Of England C.T.C. Championship Show Zalazar Un Zipped! At Starveren was placed third in a large Open Dog class.
Photo is from Uzi's 2 years birthday.

See results here

2 new National Champions

Tanya went to the dog show in Minsk, Belarus with following results:
Zalazar On The Road - CAC, BOB, Champion of Belarus
Zalazar Vanilla - CAC, Champion of Belarus
Judge: S. Raduk, Belarus

BOB at Montgomery

BOB Montgomery 2008Way to go, Suzee!!!
Zalazar Walk The Line, owned, handled & loved by Suzee Bidegain, went BOB and was in the final 7 in the main ring at the prestigious CTCA National Specialty - Montgomery County Kennel Club
Breed Judge James Reynolds
Entries 145 Cairns
See results here

Extract of Judge James Reynolds Critique From MCKC:

Almost immediately I realized that I was going to be back at the issue of size when I went over Ch. Zalazar Walk the Line, a dog which I had never seen before. This is a stallion of a dog with a gorgeous, head, eye, and bone. He is dead sound with a topline which is a delight and a bang-up tail which he never stops carrying up and showing. He would emerge as BOB, looked fantastic in the BIS ring and made the cut. Later a judge from England approached me and told me that he had made him best in Stockholm at the World Cairn Show this year—quite a year for an eighteen month old dog.


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2 x Majors

2 of Zalazar On The Road's offspring did really well at the Devon Dog Show.
Scout (Runrig Off Road Experience) is shown going WD, and BOW with Tory (Runrig Road To Riches) going WB, both for majors.
Breeder: Vickie Shotwell
Judge: David O' Harris, USA

See results here

2 x National Champions

At the dog show in Saint-Petersburg, Russia Zalazar Vanilla went BOB with CAC. She is now Russian Champion.
Judge: Nikolay Sedyh.

This same weekend Zalazar Yahoo was on a trip to Slovenia with the following results:
20.9. International show, Martha Heine, D – CAC, CACIB, BOB
21.09 International show, B. Hasselgren, S – CAC, CACIB, BOB

He hereby gained his 11. national title: Slovenian Champion.

Dracula Dog Show

Zalazar Vanilla has been in Romania with the following results:
6/09/2008 - excellent, JCAC,  judge - Miklos Levente, Hungary
6/09/2008 - excellent, JCAC, Junior Ch Romania, judge - Harri Lehkonen, Finland
7/09/2008 - excellent, CAC, CACIB - Ch Romania, judge - Anne Sume, Estonia

New Russian Champion

Zalazar On The RoadAt the International show in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, Zalazar On The Road went Best Male with CAC, CACIB and the title "Nevsky Winner 2008"
Judge: Wera Hübenthal, N. 
With the Russian certificate Roadie is now both Russian, Finnish and Danish Champion. Thanks to Tarja Väätäine, who has had Roadie "on holiday" for mating. Roadie will be staying with Татьяна Заиченко until the end of the year.

BOB France

Hi Mette,
I forgot to comb her out for the picture!!
But that didn't stop her from being 1 excellent in young bitch class.......then Best of breed against the adults !!
The show was Chateau Gontier, it was a regional show, and the judge was Guy Mansencal.
Take care
love lisa

New Finnish & Danish Champion

At the show in Pyhäselkä, Finland Zalazar On The Road went Best Male with CAC.
Judge: Maija Mäkinen
With the Finnish CAC Roadie is now both Finnish and Danish Champion. Thanks to Tarja Väätäine, who has Roadie "on holiday" for mating.

Photo: Sassa

1.CC i England

Since Zalazar Un Zipped! At Starveren had his debut in England in November 2007, he has had several nice placements, but today at Paignton Championship Show under Judge Jim Pollock, he was placed best male receiving his first DCC. We are very happy and proud! BIG congratulations to Uzi's owner Mary Middlehurst!
See results & photos at MCTC

Zalazar Yahoo's 10. national champion title

This trip in Portugal resulted in Zalazar Yahoo's 10. national champion title.

26.07.08 - Portugal, Terrier Club Show, CAC
Judge Kieth Lovell, Australia
26.07.08 - Portugal, National show, CAC & BOB
Judge Joyce O'Connor, Irland
27.07.08 - Portugal, International show, CAC, CACIB & BOB
Judge Judith Averis, GB

Besides the 10 national titles, dkch finch dchvdh gbzch ltch lvch luxch estch usch ptch,  Ringo also has a few other titles, bwsg03 besg04 intch lvw06 btw06 baltch dchklb pw07

World Cairn Championship Show Sweden 2008

Best In Show

World Cairn Championship Show Sweden 2008

Best In Show, Best In Show Junior, Dog CC:
Zalazar Walk The Line
Owned, handled & loved by Suzee Bidegain
Breeder: Mette Sørum, Denmark

165 entries, Breed Specialist Judges: Bill Cammish & Jim Pollock

See results here


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On the way to the World Show

On his way to the World Show in Sweden usch Zalazar Walk The Line visited his birthhome in Denmark.
At the shows in Brøndby and Hårlev this weekend, he did very well. Sunday "Walker" and usch Zalazar On The Road won their respective classes.

New Finnish Champion

Zalazar Hard To GetAt the International show in Rovaniemi, Finland
Zalazar Hard To Get got her final CAC and is now Finnish Champion.
"Thyra" is owned by Susanne Känsäkangas
Judge: Marija Kavcic, Slovenia
See results here

Zalazar success in 6 countries

Zalazar Cairn Terrier
Zalazar Van Damme
 Zalazar You Got It Zalazar Hard To Get
Sunday June 1, 2008

 Neumünster, Germany 
Judge Miodrag Vrentenicic, Montenegro

Zalazar Yahoo won the "Class of Honour"
Zalazar Van Damme won junior class
Zalazar On Parade was #4 in champion class.
Kennel Zalazar went BIS 2 breeders class, we lost to a very nice class of Flat coated Retrievers
Zalazar Van Damme went Jugend Sieger FCI gr. 3 under Wilfried Peper, D
See results here

 Chartres in France
Judge Guy Mansencal, F

Zalazar You Got It had her debut in puppy class with "Very Promising" winning Best Puppy. Owner: Lisa Caillauld. See results here

 Helsinki, Finland 
Judges David Winsley & Kevin Holmes - 144 entries

Zalazar Hard To Get won the reserve CAC (no.2 out of 24 in her class: Open bitches)
Owner: Sussi Känsäkangas
See results here

usa-flag Pasadena, USA
Dommer: Jon R. Cole

Zalazar Walk The Line went BOB. Owner: Suzee Bidegain
See results here

Saturday May 31, 2008

 National DKK show in Varde
Judge Elsbeth Clerc ,CH

Zalazar Yahoo did very well and was placed as no. 2 out of 8 champions.
Zalazar Xtra Edition had her show debut and was placed as no. 3 out of 6 junior bitches.
Zalazar La Belle did also well and was placed as no. 2 out of 5 champion.

 Southern Counties, England
Judge Jean Curtis

Zalazar Un Zipped! At Starveren did very well and was placed as no.1 out of 6 in his class: Post Graduate Dog
See results here

Junior Champion of Belarus

Zalazar Vanilla got the junior CAC and title Junior Champion of Belarus at the show in Vitebsk, Belarus.
Judge: E. Borisova.

Birmingham National Dog Show

Congratulations to Mary Middlehurst with Uzi's placements at Birmingham National Dog Show. Zalazar Un Zipped! At Starveren won his class (Post Graduate Dog).
Again we were very thrilled for Uzi and Mary to be awarded the Res Dog CC
Judge: Mrs Judy Parker-Tucker
See results here

See some of Uzi's pups in England here.

Uzi's sister Zalazar Ups! has had puppies at Kennel Kramer. The father is Penticharm Crazy Diamond.

Zalazar On Parade went reserve

At DKK's International show in Hillerød Zalazar On Parade went reserve. The winner bitch Hellebäckens Bellona ended up as BOB and BIG1. Roadie was third in open class.
When I left the show I drove along the coast from Helsingor and I made a stop to let the dogs have a good walk. It was SO BEAUTIFUL ! We walked though the woods for about an hour (I did hope that we were walking more or less parallel with the coast road) . I came by an old water mill, creeks and lakes and finally we got out on the costal road and we got down on the beach and walk all the way back along the sea with Kronborg Castle in the horizon . It was so beautiful - I feel so alive now and I almost didn't wanted the day to end. Then I ended up in Hillerod where I took some pictures of Frederiksborg Castle in the backlight from the sunset. I took about a million pictures (maybe not , but many) with my cell phone and I am pretty impressed how the quality is.


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BIS 2 Junior

Zalazar Van Damme handled byAne Buch went BIS 2 Junior at DTK's show at Hedensted.
Judge: Brian Mears, GB
BIS Judge: Luis Pinto Teixeria, PT

New US Champion Zalazar Hold The Line

New US Champion: Zalazar Walk The Line

March 22, 2008
Fort Worth Kennel Club show, Fort Worth Texas, Judge: Mr. Landis Hirstein
4 point major

Friday Jan.4 Desset Empire Terrier Club Of Southern California, judge Robert D.Black :
Winners dog & Best Of Winners 

Saturday Jan.5 Kennel Club Of Palm Springs, judge Walther F. Goodman
Winners Dog

Sunday Jan.6 Kennel Club Of Palm Springs, judge Elaine Young
Winners dog.

2 x Best male in Lithuania

Kenny (Zalazar Special Agent K9) was at a few shows this weekend in Lithuania:

Saturday 15/3 Terrier Special Show
Judge Brigita Kremser, Slovenia
Best male with CAC, Clubwinner

Sunday 16/3 International Show
Judge Colette Muldoon, Ireland
Best male with CAC & CACIB

"Uzi" Reserv BIS at MCTC Limited show

Zalazar Unzipped! At Starveren went RBD & RBIS at the MCTC Limited Show. Judge: Karen Evans (Kapplegill)
Photo: Alan Firth

See resultats and photos here

Feb. 23 "Uzi" was at North of Ireland Championship Show, winning his class.
Judge: Fiona Cameron (Stryveling)

"Eye-catching red dog in excellent coat and condition. Good head. Good neckline and layback of shoulders, level topline, correct tailset. Good spring of rib. Strong quarters. Drove well from behind."

Zalazar Vanilla - Crufts qualified

Zalazar Vanilla went best Junior and also Crufts qualified at the international "Eurasia" show in Russia.
Judge: Martha Heine, D.
Congratulations to Tanya and Vanilla!

BOB and New Club Champion

At the Dansk Terrier Club show at Søndersø Zalazar La Belle went BOB and BIS5. She also got her final Club CAC for the title Club Champion. As usual Bella was handled to perfection by Ane Buch.
Best Opposite Sex was Zalazar Yahoo, owned by Ghita Jensen.
Judge: Bojan Matakovic, CRO
See video of BOB competition

The other Zalazar dogs shown were Zalazar Van Halen 3. Junior dog and Zalazar On The Road 3. Open dog, both with Excellent.

At the DKK show at Odense Zalazar Van Damme went 3. Junior dog and Zalazar On Parade went 3. Champion bitch, both with Excellent.
Judge: E. Chwalibog, PL

Zalazar La Belle

Estonian Junior Champion

At the International dog show in Tallinn, Estonia Zalazar Vanilla went BOB with Junior CAC.
Vanilla is now Estonian Junior Champion
Judge: Francesco Cochetti, I.

BOB Zalazar La Bonne

Zalazar La Bonne vandt Bedst i Racen med CACIB på den Internationale udstilling i Niorts, Frankrig. Dommer: Mrs Nagler, Israel

Fun in the fields

A cold sunny sunday in the fields.
The 3 "oldies" Jackpot, Sille og Deja were taking a nap:-)

It is nice to see 3 males in joint fun with the 4 bitches.
Age 7 months - 5 1/2 years.

1) Who's got it?
2) A nice cold windy sunday with, from left
Bella, Ginger, Oda, Roadie, Jean Claude, Duddi og Eddie
3) Nose against the ground or up in the wind.
4) Who gets the ball ?
5) Rat of the day........niiicccccceeee dog !
6) Bargain ...... I had to trade with something really good to get the "rat"

Best In Show no. 4

Zalazar Van Damme had his debut in the showring at the DKK kreds 3 Open All breed show in Årslev.
10 months old he went BOB and BIG1
In the finals he ended up as Best In Show no.4.
See all results here

Photo: Lena Smith Huus

Russian Junior champion

In 9 months our "malyshka" Zalazar Vanilla earned the title:
Russian Junior Champion.

She has been at the following shows:

20/1-2008 Ex2 Junior reserv. cac Russisk Terrier Union - Ingrid Borchorst ,Dk
20/1-2008 Ex1 Junior cac & BIR Russisk Kennel Klub - Boris Chapiro ,F

26/1-2008 Ex1 Junior cac & BIR - Kashinin, Russia
27/1-2008 Ex1 Junior cac & BIR - Sipyagin, Russia

Manchester Dog Show Society Championship Show

Congratulations to Mary Middlehurst with Uzi's placements at Manchester Dog Show Society Championship Show. Zalazar Un Zipped! At Starveren won his class (Post Graduate Dog).
We were very thrilled for Uzi and Mary to be awarded the Res Dog CC
Judge: Mrs Alma Smee

"Good quality red dog.  Smaller made than C.C. winner but balanced and covered the ground well. Beautiful head and good teeth. Just lacking slightly on maturity at present."

See results here

Photos: MCTC

Show weekend California

Show weekend at Empire Equestrian Park and Polo Field Indio, CA

Friday Jan.4 Desset Empire Terrier Club Of Southern California, judge Robert D.Black :
Zalazar Walk The Line, Best Puppy & Winners dog & Best Of Winners 

Sweepstakes , judge Joseph Waterman
Zalazar Walk The Line ¨Best In Sweeps¨

Saturday Jan.5 Kennel Club Of Palm Springs, judge Walther F. Goodman
He also placed Walker as Best Puppy & Winners Dog

Sunday Jan.6 Kennel Club Of Palm Springs, judge Elaine Young
Zalazar Walk The Line again Best Puppy & Winners dog.

Some other ¨Zalazar¨ kids also did well. Amongst them Roadie's daughter YellowBrickRoad Loose Lip's went Best Bred By in Show Friday Jan.4 & Winners bitch all 3 days.
YellowBrickRoads Girls Gone Wild (ch Zalazar On The Road & ch Zalazar American Intruder) went BOS sunday & ch Zalazar Ziggy Stardust's son, ch Yellow Brick Road Xander went BOB friday. Congratulations to Suzee, Michele and the others ;-) See the results here