Friday, 22 October 2010

Perro de Agua Espanol, Concurso de pastoreo 2010 - Goat Herding Trial in Spain

On 17th October 2010, the Annual Goat Herding Trial in South Spain was held in a place called Algar. (Concurso de Pastoreo del Perro de Agua Español)

MD10 has been always sponsoring this event, being Spanish and Andalusian.

The Shampoo for Spanish Water Dog? Yes, "MD10, Texture Volume". For people who likes Coarse coat, MD10 dog grooming shampoo brought out a brand new shampoo called "Texture Herbal". Instead of Water, they use "Herbal Infusion", herbs like Rosemary. The shampoo smells gorgeous indeed. I am sure this is good for my dog and for me as aromatherapy.....

Algar is one my favourite spot in the world. Beautiful views surrounded by mountains and lakes. The sunset is breath taking....The animals who live on the farm are lucky.

This working trial was started to keep the working ability of el Perro de Auga Español (Spanish Water Dog), which is rapidly loosing in modern life styles. Spanish Water Dog can adopt in many living environment like living in town, however, their intelligence, strength will shine especially when they are working. The herding is one of common usage of this breed in south Spain since long time ago.

As I wrote in my previous blog, they just watch other experienced dog does, then copy it straight away. They are natural learner in many ways.... good or bad.

This year, they had 28 entries with a lot of new comers, which I believe it is wonderful. It is important to keep this interesting ability for the next generation, as a part of culture in this country, which they can be proud of.

Herding test is not just chasing Goat as you think - it is the obedience level of the handler, also not harming goats - these elements are strictly considered.

Dog has to know when and which direction he has to chase. Therefore, the ultimate obedience is the most important elements. Dog also has to be calm and should not be scared of goats too.

Young Christina and her dog joined this event at the very first time, and they did wonderfully and won a prize !!!

Well Done Christina - we will see again next year!

Shall I bring my Boris next year?

Monday, 11 October 2010

My little best friend at Dog World

Yesterday at The South Wales Kennel Association Championship Show, again I met my little best friend. I met her this summer one of the show, and she has been my best little friend of dog world. 

The great thing is she makes me happy whatever the situation. Yesterday she made some drawing of her Pomeranian and herself, which made me extremely happy.

Don't you think this is a beautiful picture??? I think so. I am left handed and so she is. So we agreed both of us have artistic skills. 

She is only 10 but she does handling and also started grooming herself using our shampoo and conditioner. 

I wish all the best for her to be a good handler, and dog lovers in her coming years!!

Saturday, 9 October 2010

MD10 UK Dog Shampoo at South Wales Kennel Association Champ Show

This weekend, we are at Wales for South Wales Kennel Association Champ Show. Wales reminds me of Japan and bit of Spain, because of the hills.... and such a lovely countryside they have.

For us it was quite challenging but quite successful show so far. I have met more and more happy clients who bought our dog shampoos and conditioners from previous shows - those clients of the breed includes Newfoundland, Yorkshire Terriers, Tibetan Terriers, German Spits and so on.

However, MD10 Conditioner is very highly concentrated and sometime client may make it too thick. (too strong). In that case you will have too oily/wet side effect, so any of you who bought our conditioner and wondering what is wrong, please check the consistency again - or if not sure with any of our products, PLEASE CONTACT ME. I WILL TRY TO ASSIST UNTIL YOU ARE HAPPY.

Tomorrow is the last day for the show, so I have to go now to go to bed early, getting ready for it!

Thank you very much again for all of our new clients and supporters.