Thursday, November 29, 2012

Usquebaugh and Ludo

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Disse fine bildene (fra Hoddevika i Stad, Norge) er av skotten "Usquebaugh" (Tatler Treasure Trove) og den italienske spinonen "Ludo". Legg merke til hvilken hund som eier sandhullet - just sayin´! ;-)
These gorgeous photos are of the Scottie "Usquebaugh" (Tatler Treasure Trove) and the Spinone Italiano "Ludo" at Hoddevika, Stad, Norway. 
Foto/Photo: Linda Fagerli Sæthren

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Hannah and Lisa Hewitt visiting

My nieces, Hannah and Lisa, visiting the Tatler B-litter. 

They (two, and four legged) all had a great time together :-)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Yum yum!

En smak av tyrkisk yoghurt i en alder av tre uker og to dager!

A taste of some Turkish yoghurt at the age of three weeks and two days!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Something solid




























En smak av fast føde for aller første gang, tre uker gamle. 
Det falt i smak.
 

A taste of something solid at three weeks of age. They lapped it up!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Tapeworm treatment

B-kullet får sin første ormekur ved to ukers alder
 

My B-litter´s first tapeworm treatment at two weeks of age

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sibling Rivalry!

video

Klikk på play-knappen nederst til venstre for å spille filmen!
Click on the play-button, bottom left, to play the film!


Lulu med hennes B-kull på fem - tykke og gode - og de gir seg aldri. Men så er de jo skotter! 
Lulu and her B-litter for five - round and plump - and they never give in. Of course, they are Scotties!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

B litter photo-pedigree

Her er en del bilder av skotte-anene til mitt nye B-kull (1+4), født 22/10/2012:
Pocket´s Rocket, Sir Darnley´s Undercover Urchin, Ch Sir Darnley´s Rambling Ruby, Ch Dundee Black Wood, Ch Dundee So Explosive, Ch Dundee Royal Excellens, Ch. Dundee Masquerade Flirt, Ch. Raglan Rory, Ch. So What Excalibur, Ch Raglan Roslin Williams, Ch Dundee Cool Trooper, Ch Brueik Man in the Moon and Ch Feregait Ignatious Bean - for å nevne noen, for fullstendig stamtavle gå til: http://tatler-scottie.blogspot.no/2012/10/tatler-b-litter-pedigree.html

Here are a few photos of some of the Scotties my new B-litter (1+4), born 22/10/2012, descends from:
Pocket´s Rocket, Sir Darnley´s Undercover Urchin, Ch Sir Darnley´s Rambling Ruby, Ch Dundee Black Wood, Ch Dundee So Explosive, Ch Dundee Royal Excellens, Ch. Dundee Masquerade Flirt, Ch. Raglan Rory, Ch. So What Excalibur, Ch Raglan Roslin Williams, Ch Dundee Cool Trooper, Ch Brueik Man in the Moon and Ch Feregait Ignatious Bean - to mention some, for full pedigree go to: http://tatler-scottie.blogspot.no/2012/10/tatler-b-litter-pedigree.html

Photo: Montage

Friday, October 26, 2012

Welcome to the world




























TATLER B-KULL: Lulu (Pocket´s Rocket) selvfødte fem valper mandag 22. oktober. 
Kullet består av en hanvalp og fire tisper. Alle er sorte, bortsett fra en brindletispe. Forløsningen var rask, den første valpen ble født kl. 05:27 og den siste kl. 10:28. Valpene veide mellom 224 og 242 gram, og alle har i dag (fjerde dagen) økt godt i vekt. Lulu har det heldigvis bra, og er en svært dyktig mor. Kullets far er min fine unghund, Hamish (Sir Darnley´s Undercover Urchin). Dette er hans første kull, og Lulus andre selvfødte kull. Guttevalpen skal hete Bryce her i kennelen, jentene Bryony, Brook, Berry, og Bailey. I den forrige blogposten min (scroll ned) finner du en fem-generasjons stamtavle.

Jeg håper alle dere, mine venner, krysser fingrene for at dette kullets fremtid blir godt.

TATLER B-LITTER: Lulu (Pocket Rocket's) self-whelped five puppies on Monday 22. October. The litter consists of one dog and four bitches. All are black except for a brindle bitch. Their delivery was swift: The first puppy was born at 05:27 and the last at. 10:28 am. The puppies weighed between 224 and 242 grams, and have all presently (fourth day) gained weight well. Lulu is fortunately a good and capable mother. The litter´s sire is my beautiful boy Hamish (Sir Darnley's Undercover Urchin). This is his first litter, and Lulu´s second self-whelped litter. The boy is to be named Bryce here in the kennel, the girls will be Bryony, Brook, Berry and Bailey. In my last Blog-post in here you may find this litter´s five-generation pedigree, please scroll.

I hope all of you, my friends, cross your fingers for a bright future for this litter!


Thursday, October 25, 2012

TATLER B-litter pedigree

Klikk på bildet/stamtavla for å forstørre!  
Please click on the photo/pedigree to enlarge!


Fem valper - selvfødt mandag 22. oktober. En hanvalp og fire tisper. Alle er sorte, bortsett fra en brindletispe. 
Five puppies - self-whelped on Monday 22. October. One dog og four bitches. All black, except for one brindle bitch.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION: 
Far til dette kullet; Sir Darnley´s Undercover Urchin, som jeg har stor glede av å eie, er fra et selvfødt kull. Han er fra det første av to selvfødte kull ut av Maren Bichel-Schnocks flotte tispe Ch. Sir Darnley´s Rambling Ruby.
This litter´s sire; Sir Darnley´s Undercover Urchin, whom I have the great pleasure of owning, is from a self-whelped litter. He is out of the lovely dam Ch. Sir Darnley´s Rambling Ruby´s first of two self-whelped litters, bred by Maren Bichel-Schnock.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

It´s the name of the game

Hva skal barnet hete? Jeg har fått endel forslag til navn på B-kullet mitt i løpet av de siste dagene. Noen mer poetiske enn andre. Forslagene Beavis, Butthead og Borat kom fra min bror og hans venner etter at de hadde moret seg med i finne navn de bare visste jeg kom til å elske, på en hyttetur sammen sist helg. Festlig familie og venner jeg har, sant?

Picking puppy-names is quite amusing, I think. I've had quite a few suggestions for names for my new B-litter throughout the last few days. Some of them more poetic than others. The ingenious proposals Beavis, Butthead and Borat were suggested by my brother and his friends, after they had been amusing themselves killing time on a weekend away last weekend, picking names they knew I simply would adore. Nice family and friends I have, right?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Why I love Sweden

  Growing up in Norway I was always drawn to Sweden - the neighbouring country to the east. In my opinion the Swedes always had the upper hand in most fields, compared to the Norwegians. As a child my dad’s work often took him to Sweden, so when joining him on visits there I was exposed to Swedish culture and the nation’s mentality at an early age.

I loved their language (which undoubtedly is the most beautiful of the Scandinavian languages), their way of interacting, their service mindedness, their music, their television, their cars, their roads, their countryside and their cities. I suppose the Swedish way of life - though by no means identical - reminded me more of my homeland (UK) than Norway did. It still does today.

Throughout modern history Sweden has given the world an awful lot, especially when one takes into account that the country’s population is only around nine million. What do you think about this considerable list of world-renowned talent and success? Ingrid Bergman, Britt Ekland, Anita Ekberg, Dag Hammarskjöld, Raoul Wallenberg, IKEA, Ingmar Bergman, Marcus Schenkenberg, ABBA, Björn Borg, Volvo, Saab (Pre GM, naturally), Stig Blomquist, Ace of Base, Erik ”Carlsson på taket” Carlson and Roxette – and this list could go on and on…

Sweden is one of few countries Betty Penn-Bull mentions specifically in her book “The Kennelgarth Scottish Terrier Book”. In the paragraph called “Overseas Connections” she writes: “The Scandinavians seem to have a natural skill with animals, with their care and breeding. Scottish Terriers appeal to a number of breeders and exhibitors, perhaps particularly in Sweden, where there are numerous successful and dedicated enthusiast”. Betty was quite right in her description of the Swedes. Since the first Scottish Terrier was imported to Sweden, breeders there have - based on British bloodlines - refined the type and temperament of our breed. Compared to other countries (i.e. the UK and the US) what the Swedes have done for our breed is exceptional, especially considering that their top year for registrations was 250 (a small number compared to the UK and US) in the mid-70s, and that every single Swedish Scottie breeder has had an active professional live - in addition to breeding many important and outstanding Scotties. What an achievement!

When club chairman Dan Ericsson addressed the participants at the dinner party celebrating the Swedish Scottish Terrier Club’s 40th anniversary last month, he (rightfully) praised several of the guests for their longstanding loyalty to the breed. Many of the guests that evening had been club members since the club started. Dan went on to say that in the dog world Scottie fanciers are one of a kind – in as much as that they are totally faithful to their breed – which is uncommon in the dog world today. 

Looking around the room at the dinner party I couldn’t help but ask myself how many of the club members present that evening would be attending the club’s 80th anniversary in 40 years time. (I’ll be 86 – so I certainly won’t be attending).

My point is: Where are all the younger Scottie breeders today? Will our breed be in the same situation as the Sealyham is in presently, in 40 years time? What can we do to prevent this from happening in Scandinavia, and globally?

I think we need to market our breed professionally – in new and untraditional medias and arenas. We need to actively generate more interest for our breed amongst the general public. (Who will cover the cost of this?) We need to dare to sell puppies to young first-dog buyers. (I don’t think we need more second or third-breed breeders, who love other breeds more. I´m quite the fundamentalist, or perhaps even an extremist, am I not?). Some of these young new first-time owners, head-over-heals in love with their first ever Scottie, will be the future for our breed. As I already said: The breed’s future won’t be my hands – or anyone else´s over 40 for that matter.

The Zeitgeist of today’s world, where it would seem that every other person is, or has, a personal coach, indoctrinates us into thinking that the present is of utmost importance. In dog-breeding we know better. We look to the past when we plan to breed. And that’s why I, genetically, love Sweden. We want every next generation a little bit better - so the past is just as significant as the present for a conscientious breeder. 

But what does the future have in store for our beloved Scottish Terrier?

Photo: Montage

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Guess how many

My girl Lulu, POCKET´S Rocket, (SUCH NUCH DKUCH NORDW-07 "Scottie of the Year and Terrier of the Year 2008", Sweden, DUNDEE Dark Wood x SUCH NUCH DUNDEE So Expolsive) is expecting a litter any day now.  
The litter´s sire is my young boy Hamish - SIR DARNLEY´S Undercover Urchin (DBSG DUNDEE So Classic x Multi Ch. SIR DARNLEY´S Rambling Ruby).  

How many puppies do you think there are? Fingers crossed all goes well. 

Click on photo to enlarge!

Monday, October 8, 2012

First birthday

Today is my A-litter´s (S+NUCH Dundee Royal Excellens x Pocket´s Rocket) first birthday. Huge congrats (and thanks for showing them so far to their owners) to all four: Tatler Teacher´s Pet, Tatler Treasure Trove, Tatler Touch Wood (not in photo) and finally my bonnie wee lass Tatler Tickled Pink. Enjoy your special day!

Click on photo to enlarge!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

"All dogs are good...

... any terrier is better; a Scottish Terrier is best".

William Haynes

Photo: Ch. Dundee Apricot Jam

Friday, September 28, 2012

TATLER-Blog ad in Skotte Nytt
















Her er annonsen min (høyre) i siste Skotte Nytt. Hvis du er ny til bloggen ønsker jeg deg velkommen! Til høyre (BLOG ARCHIVE) kan du navigere deg gjennom alle publiseringene mine, siden 2010.

Here´s my ad (right) for this Blog in the latest Swedish breed-club magazine "Skotte Nytt". If you´re new to my Blog I would like to wish you welcome! To the right (BLOG ARCHIVE) you can navigate yourself through all my postings, since 2010.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Dundee - best breeder at Anniversary Show in Sweden













Christina and Roland Hüttner´s kennel, Dundee, was Best Breeder (out of four breeder entries) on Saturday at the Swedish Scottish Terrier Club´s 40th Anniversary Show, under John Herd.

From left: Dundee Masquerade Flirt 'Sara' (BIS-veteran), Dundee Royal Excellens 'CG', Dundee Extra Smart 'Ellen' and my own Dundee Dark Forest ‘Hudson’ (BOS-veteran) made up the Dundee group.

Many congratulations!

Photo: Carl-August Bodenhagen

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Hamish; Best in Show-Intermediate in Sweden









Hamish, SIR DARNLEY´S Undercover Urchin, was BIS-Intermediate on Saturday under John Herd (Feregait) at the Swedish Club´s 40th Anniversary Breed Special. There were four dog entries and five bitch entries in Intermediate Class. Pleased as punch here! Read Mr. Herd´s critique of him below:

Lovely clean head. Good eye colour. Good bite. Lovely ear set. Good brisket. Well slung body. Good shoulders. Lovely back end. Nice hocks. Good tailset. Very sound coming and going. Very promising. Coat is in good order. Excellent bone. 

Thank you so much for letting me have this smashing wee boy, Maren!

Please click on photos to enlarge!

Photos: Eva Bermsjö and Carl-August Bodenhagen

Agnes; in excellent company in Sweden









Judge John Herd (Feregait) made my bonnie lass, TATLER Tickled Pink, second in junior class on Saturday at the Swedish Club´s 40th Anniversary Breed Special. There were four entries in this class: First was Raglan Ready to Smile, third was Black Horn´s Sorceress and fourth was Piccola Sreaga Lilith. Read Mr. Herd´s critique of Agnes below:

Lovely head. Nice dark eye. Good bite. Nice front. Good brisket. Low to ground. Good back end. Nice stifle. Very promising. Nice on the move.

Click on photos to enlarge! 

Photos: Carl-August Bodenhagen

Hudson; BOS-Veteran in Sweden



















Hudson, Nordic Ch Nordic W-06 VWW-10 DUNDEE Dark Forest, was BOS-Veteran on Saturday at the Swedish Club´s 40th Anniversary Breed Special under John Herd (Feregait). Read Mr. Herd´s critique of him below:

11-years old. Beautiful head. Still with a good mouth. Lovely ears. His front could be a little wider. Good body properties. Low to ground. Good tailset. Lovely back end. Coat is in good condition for age. Shown very well. 

Photo: Eva Bermsjö

Monday, September 17, 2012

Dinner party pics






















A few photos from the Swedish Scottie Club´s 40th Anniversary dinner party on Saturday 22.09.2012, from top:

Dan Ericsson (Raglan) and Avril Herd (Feregait)
Vivi-Ann Lövstedt (Lövi-Scot) 
Gerd Anthonisen (Black Horn) and Elisabeth Spång (Mårax) and her husband 
Guri Aalerud (Scanwayn) and Christina Hüttner (Dundee)
Gerd Elin Bøe (Pocket) and Roland Hüttner (Dundee)
Monica Rosendahl (Roskot) left 
Thomas Rosendahl (Roskot) left 
Jarl Anthonisen (Black Horn) left Bartos gentleman right
John Herd (Feregait) and Peter Healey

PS: Sorry about the photo quality, my single-lens reflex camera had run out of juice. These are taken on my iPhone

New vintage ashtray













Dan Ericsson gifted me this cute vintage ashtray (left) at the Swedish Scottie Club´s (Skottefederationen) 40th Anniversary Breed Special on Saturday. 

He thought it would fit in better at my place than at his, he said. 

On the photo on the right you all can see just how well it fits in with my orange collection.  

Thanks, Dan!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Lillian Lleton´s critiques of my three Scotties










































Please scroll for copy in English!

På openshowet vårt i går, lørdag 8/9, der Lillian Lleton (Danskot) dømte, ble min veteran NORDCH NORDV-06 VWW-10 DUNDEE Dark Forest (Ch. DUNDEE Cool Trooper x Ch. DUNDEE Always Polite) BIS Veteran og 3. beste hanhund. Min unghund SIR DARNLEY´S Undercover Urchin (DUNDEE So Classic x Multi Ch. SIR DARNLEY´S Rambling Ruby) ble 2. beste unghund og 4. beste hanhund. Min egen lille juniortispe TATLER Tickled Pink (Ch. DUNDEE Royal Excellens x POCKET´S Rocket) ble 2. beste junior tispe. Nedenfor kan dere lese Lillians kritikk av dem:

1. 11 år. Herlig helhet. Langt elegant hode. Prima hals og overlinje. Fine vinkler fremme og bak. Prima haleansetning. Smukk pels. Prima kondisjon. Beveger seg godt. Herlig temperament. En fornøyelse å se.

2. 20 mnd. Tiltalende helhet. God størrelse. Langt maskulint hode. Prima hals, skuldre, front og forbryst. God benstamme. Kort kropp og god type. Prima haleansetning. Bredt bakparti m. gode vinkler. Utmerket pels of farge. Godt temperament. Herlige frie bevegelser.

3. 11. mnd. Tiltalende junior. Kort og kompakt. Fint feminint hode. Prima hals, skuldre og forbryst. Fin overlinje. Prima haleansetning. Utmerkede vinkler bak. Fin pels og kondisjon. Tiltalende temperament. Beveger seg godt. 


At our Breed Special yesterday, Saturday 8/9, where Lillian Lleton (Danskot) judged, my veteran NORDCH NORDV-06 VWW-10 DUNDEE Dark Forest (Ch. DUNDEE Cool Trooper x Ch. DUNDEE Always Polite) was BIS Veteran and 3. best dog. My Youngster/Intermediate SIR DARNLEY´S Undercover Urchin (DUNDEE So Classic x Multi Ch. SIR DARNLEY'S Rambling Ruby) was 2nd best Intermediate dog and 4. best dog. My own little junior TATLER Tickled Pink (Ch. DUNDEE Royal Excellens x POCKET'S Rocket) was 2nd best junior bitch. Below you can read Lillian's critiques of them:

1. 11 years. Delightful general appearance. Long elegant head. Excellent neck and topline. Lovely angles in front and rear. Excellent tailset. Beautiful coat. Excellent condition. Moves well. Lovely temperament. A joy to watch.

2. 20 months. Appealing general appearance. Good size. Long masculine head. Excellent neck, shoulders, front and forechest. Good bone. Short body and good type. Excellent tailset. Wide rear structure w. good angles. Excellent coat of colour. Good temperament. Lovely free movement.

3. 11 months. Attractive junior. Short and compact. Nice feminine head. Excellent neck, shoulders and forechest. Nice topline. Excellent tailset. Excellent angles in rear. Nice coat and condition. Appealing temperament. Moves well.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Husk utstillingen på Mule Varde!

Openshowet vårt går, for sjette år på rad, av stabelen på Mule Varde lørdag 8. september kl. 11. Dommer er Lillian Lleton (Danskot) - alle er hjertelig velkomne!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Big hairy goals




























Jeg har en kopi av minneordet til Betty Penn-Bull (Kennelgarth), hentet fra Dog World, hengende i mitt trimmerom. Det ble skrevet av Catherine Owen, og har også tre korte avskedsoppmersomheter fra Nellie Holland, Marina Guidetti og Nellie Taylor.

Jeg forstår, noe du sikkert setter pris på, at jeg aldri selv kan komme nærheten av å produsere de resultatene som Betty Penn-Bull oppnådde i min lille kennel her oppe i bittelille, ubetydelige Norge: Men denne kopien fra Dog World gir meg noe å strekke meg etter - hver gang jeg går inn i rommet. Store, digre, feite, hårete mål er til oppmuntring for meg. 

I´ve got a copy of M:s Betty Penn-Bull´s (Kenelgarth) obituary, from Dog World, hanging in my grooming room. It was written by Catherine Owen, and also has three short obituary notices by Nellie Holland, Marina Guidetti and Nellie Taylor.

I understand, as you probably can appreciate, that I´ll never even come close to producing the results achieved by Betty Penn-Bull in my small kennel in the outback of Europe: But this sheet of paper gives me something to stretch for every time I enter the room. Big fat hairy goals are encouraging to me.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Handling in Horten

Training ringcraft at Horten (Norway) on Saturday and Sunday. From left in picture(s): Gunn with Duff, Berit with Agnes (Tatler Tickled Pink) and finally yours truly with Hamish (Sir Darnley´s Undercover Urchin).

Click on photo to enlarge!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

New Scottie journal




























Skotteårboka er nå så godt som klar til trykk. Jeg har lagt siste hånd på verket i kveld. (Klokka er nå 23:58). Jeg har designet og produsert Skotteårbøkene (i samarbeid med raserepresentantene) siden 2008. 

Årboka kan kjøpes på årets Open Show på Mule Varde den 8. september, eller sendes etter til rasens sittende raserepresentant: Guri Hafsten Aalerud, Slemmestadveien 119, 1394 Nesbru Tlf: 90 65 59 47 e-post: skotsk@norskterrierklub.no

The Scottie yearbook is now almost ready to print. I have made the finishing touches this evening. (The time is now 11:58 p.m.). I`ve designed and produced the journals (in collaboration with the breed representatives) since 2008.

The yearbook may be purchased at this year's Open Show at Mule Varde on the 8th. September or can be sent for. Contact the
breed representative: Guri Hafsten Aalerud, Slemmestadveien 119, 1394 Nesbru. Tel: + 47 90 65 59 47 e-mail: skotsk@norskterrierklub.no

HUDSON - 11 years old




























Nordic Ch, Nordic Winner-06, VWW-10 DUNDEE DARK FOREST
(Ch DUNDEE Cool Trooper x Ch DUNDEE Always Polite). My first Scottie ever, Hudson - 11 years old, is RARING TO GO to the breed specials in Norway and Sweden in September. WOOF!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Hamish entertaining himself

video
My Scottie-posse brought back this old piece of black rope from a walk last winter. It´s been in the garden ever since. They love playing with it. Especially Hamish (Sir Darnley´s Undercover Urchin). He loves to entertain himself with it. It just goes to show that expensive dog toys from the pet shop are unneccesary - and certainly never last as long as this rope has!

Friday, August 10, 2012

My NMSTC-interview, with Maren Bichel-Schnock



- Please scroll for copy in English!

For tredje år på rad har Nellie Taylor (Wildermist) bedt meg om å lage et intervju med en kjent skotteoppdretter til klubbens (North Midlands Scottish Terrier Club) årbok. I år ble det Maren Bichel-Schnock (Sir Darnley´s) sin tur. Hele intervjuet publiseres i årboka senere i høst, men her kommer en liten forsmak.

Peter: Ser du noen nye trender i skotteverden som du enten liker eller misliker? 
Maren: For øyeblikket misliker jeg mer enn jeg liker, er jeg redd. Jeg føler at vi er i ferd med å miste de store personlighetene og de virkelige skotteoppdretterene. De menneskene med stort engasjement, som vil satse på utviklingen av rasen vår.

Jeg elsker utstillinger. For meg er dette den beste muligheten til å sammenligne mine egne hunder med andres og å se utviklingen i rasen. I dag virker det noen ganger som om en spektakulær presentasjon er viktigere enn kvalitet og korrekt rasetype. (...)
 

For the third consecutive year, Nellie Taylor (Wildermist), has asked me to make ​​an interview with a prominent Scottie breeder for her club's (North Midlands) journal. This year was Maren Bichel-Schnock (Sir Darnley's) turn. The whole interview will be published in the journal this autumn, here is a little teaser for you:

Peter: Do you see any new trends in the Scottie world that you either like, or dislike?
Maren: At the moment there is more that I dislike, I’m afraid. I feel that we are running out of the real Scottish Terrier breeder personalities. Those people who live for the breed, with commitment to the development of our breed. 

I love dog shows. For me they are the best possibility to compare my own dogs with others and also to see the development of the breed. Nowadays sometimes a spectacular presentation seems to be more important than quality and correct breed type. (...)

READ THE REST OF THE INTERVIEW IN THE JOURNAL - SOMETHING FOR ALL CLUB MEMBERS TO LOOK FORWARD TO!

Photo: Sir Darnley's Olivia Offbeat Obsession (Ch. From Dash Mountain Farm's Merlin x Ch. Darnley's Kiss-Curl Kylie) winning Female Veteran Class, at the German Scottie Special this year. Judge was Geoff Dawson (USA).

Vintage Scottie Thermometer

I promised you a photo of this vintage piece a few weeks ago. How time flies.

I found this unique old thermometer in an antique shop in Sweden when I was on holiday there a few weeks ago. Interestingly it´s both in the Celcius- and the Rankine scale. At least I think it´s the Rankine - it could also be the Römer- or Réaumur scale.

Rankine is a thermodynamic temperature scale named after the Glasgow University engineer and physicist William John Macquorn Rankine, who proposed it in 1859.

The symbol for degrees Rankine is °R. Zero on both the Kelvin and Rankine scales is absolute zero, but the Rankine degree is defined as equal to one degree Fahrenheit, rather than the one degree Celsius used by the Kelvin scale. A temperature of −459.67 °F is exactly equal to 0 °R.

Complicated, huh?

Rankine source: Wikipedia

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Unity - BIS in Germany

At the yearly Scottie Special in Germany, on Saturday the 22.07, judge Geoff Dawson (USA) made Sir Darnley's Uncut Unity Best In Show out of 34 entries. Best male was Mrs. Betty Smit Kamerbeek´s Lucia's Dream Stevie Wonderful.

Sir Darnley's Uncut Unity is one of two litter sisters to my young boy Hamish (Sir Darnley´s Undercover Urchin). They are out of Sir Darnley´s Rambling Ruby. The Swedish bred Dundee So Classic (Christina Hüttner) sired this litter.

Well done, Maren, and many congratulations from Unity´s brother Hamish in Norway!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Test driving the convertible















Top photo: 
Left to right; HAMISH (Sir Darnley´s Undercover Urchin), TRAVIS (Dundee Obedient Waggler), HUDSON (Dundee Dark Forest), AGNES (Talter Tickled Pink) and LULU (Pocket´s Rocket).
Second photo: 
Left to right; TRAVIS, AGNES and LULU
Third photo: 
Enjoying himself tremendously; HAMISH
Bottom photo: Same as top

Norway´s next top models? They all behaved excellently for their photo shoot, especially considering that Agnes is on her tenth day of her first heat - timed precisely for the holiday in Sweden :-)


PS! Stay posted for my next blog, - another great vintage find!