Waldwiese Carpe Diem at Astraios (IMP AUS) NTD, ITD, ATD, ETD – 1 CACS, 1 CACIB

Currently on 1 French Champion CACS ticket and 1 International Champion CACIB ticket

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 Born 27th November 2011 – Pictured aged 2 years old – DNA Profiled

Hip score – 2/4

Aust Grand Ch Happylea Kings Silver
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MBISS/RUBIS/MRUBISS Supreme Ch Waldwiese Y Would You TD, TDX, TSD

 (also known as Rhea)

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Well what can we say? this baby really was a gift from the Gods!

Some things in life are just meant to be and Waldwiese Carpe Diem was just one of those. I literally cannot thank Lois & Claire Richter enough for giving me the amazing opportunity to be guardian to one of their most precious babies, it means the world to both me and Gabriella. The arrival of Rhea changed our lives in so many positive ways, she fitted right in with Kodi from the moment she arrived and the two have been thick as thieves ever since.

I only hope that over the years we do the Waldwiese name justice (we certainly have a lot to live up to!) and do both Lois, Claire and MeeMo proud xx

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In myth, Rhea was the Queen of heaven and a goddess of female fertility, motherhood, and generation.

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Rhea settled in immediately and it felt like she had always been a part of our family. She commenced obedience and gundog training upon arrival then followed that with some beginners agility and trick dog work. To date she has earned herself three trickdog titles but we have yet to begin work on her fourth as it is something we only do for fun when time permits but she really does love it!

Rhea won 4 Baby of Breeds in Australia and 4 Reserves before heading over to the UK. Rhea then hit the UK show rings during June 2012 and dived straight in with her first show being a Championship show and the result was her winning the Minor Puppy Bitch class under Judge Mr Frank Whyte, qualifying her for CRUFTS 2013 at her first show! Rhea then went on to qualified for CRUFTS at 8 out of the 10 Championship Shows where she has attended her class and at her very last Championship Show Puppy Class she was awarded a 1st in Puppy Bitch under breed specialist and world renowned Judge Mrs Patsy Hollings (Gunalt), I could not have wished for a better end to her puppy career!

In the open show rings, as a puppy, Rhea gained a puppy group 3 placement and as a youngster at under 20mths she took her first Best of Breed at an open show and followed it with a Best in Show at our local comp show. Since then we have attended shows sparingly due to other commitments but she has gone on to continue to qualify for CRUFTS and represent the longhaired variety future well.

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Photo courtesy Clair Huckle Photography

In the agility rings Rhea achieved her first clear round with a 2nd Place too! Her win came after just about 10-12 lessons so most of her experience is simply gained in the rings. Since the beginning of 2014 there hasn’t been much time for agility as Rhea had her first litter and we have gone on to concentrate on bringing her daughters training on in other spheres, however we will always make sure Rhea gets to do the odd agility competition as she enjoys them so much!

With regards fieldwork, Rhea began training with Trevor Rigby in 2013 and he was impressed with her first session, after just 10 lessons she successfully proved her skills on a days rough shooting. I am so very proud of all that this lovely baby girl has achieved with us.

Last but not least, in 2014 Rhea commenced Schweisshund training, something we can only train for as and when time permits but on her very first track she showed natural talent which I’ve not doubt comes from her Tracking Champion mum. Other commitments have meant I haven’t been able to do further blood tracking as I had hoped but perhaps in the future we can return to it.

Rhea is the most laid back, sunny character that you could wish to meet, she wiggles everywhere with her tail lashing behind her and her cheeky expression shinning away on her face. She adores Kodi and they are such a lovely couple together, they have a very balanced and kind relationship, its a pleasure to watch. Rhea also has a wonderful relationship with her daughter and after time apart is always fit to burst with excitement when she sees her again! Such a special girl who loves nothing more than cuddling up on the sofa for a long night of movies with one ear open for the biscuit tin and a back leg up for a tummy rub!

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Rheas mum & Rhea, cut from the same cloth

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Rhea’s UK achievements to date

Since Rhea’s arrival in the UK.

  • Societe Canine Saint-Hubert Du Nord Exposition Canine Internationale – CACS, CACIB & BOB  & CRUFTS 2018 Qualified
  • Mid Herts Gundog Club Open Show – Reserve Longhaired Dog or Bitch Class
  • Weimaraner Association Open Show – 3rd Longhaired Dog or Bitch Class
  • Bournemouth CHAMPIONSHIP Show – 3rd Place Limit Bitch Class
  • Three Counties CHAMPIONSHIP Show – Reserve Limit Bitch Class
  • Southern Counties CHAMPIONSHIP Show – 3rd Place Limit Bitch Class – CRUFTS 2017 Qualified
  • CRUFTS 2016 – 3rd place Good Citizens class and shortlisted to last 6 in a class of 17 limit bitches
  • South of England Gundog Show -2nd Post Graduate class
  • Weimaraner Club of Great Britain CHAMPIONSHIP Show – Reserve Special Longhaired Bitch 
  • Trick Dog Title – ETD (Expert Trick Dog)
  • Romford & District Canine Society Open Show – 3rd Open Dog or Bitch
  • East of England CHAMPIONSHIP Show – Reserve Post Graduate Bitch
  • Romford & District Canine Society Open Show – 3rd Open Bitch
  • Whistable and District Canine Society Open Show – 2nd Place Post Graduate Dog or Bitch
  • Clacton and District Canine Society Open Show – 2nd Place Graduate Dog or Bitch
  • Southern Counties CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW – 3rd place Post Graduate Bitch
  • South of England Gundog Club Open Show -2nd Place Post Graduate Dog/Bitch
  • Weimaraner Association CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW – 3rd Post Graduate Bitch under Patsy Hollings (Gunalt)CRUFTS 2016 Qualified
  • Boston CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW – Reserve Good Citizens Dog or Bitch
  • 2nd Adult in Match – Wickford Basildon & District Match Night
  • Kingston Canine Society Open Show – 2nd Place Post Graduate Dog or Bitch
  • Good Citizen Bronze Award achieved at Bath Championship show
  • Bath CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW – VHC Post Graduate Bitch
  • Gravesend & Medway Towns Canine Society Open Show – 2nd Post Graduate Weimaraner Dog/Bitch
  • FAB 2014 – Large Newbie Jumping – CLEAR
  • East Anglian Gundog Society Open Show – 1st Place Longhaired Dog/Bitch
  • CRUFTS 2014 – Post Graduate Bitch (unplaced)
  • East Anglian Winter Series (UKA) – 2nd Place Beginners Snooker
  • Successfully completed the BMHS of GB ‘Introduction to Schweisshund’ track
  • Successfully working on rough shooting days
  • East Kent Canine Show – 1st Place Post Graduate Dog or Bitch
  • Horley & District Show Society Open Show – Unplaced
  • Wire Fox Terrier Rescue Companion Show – 1st Place AV Open & BEST IN SHOW
  • Kent County Canine Association – Unplaced AVNSC Post Graduate Dog or Bitch
  • East Midlands Canine Society Open Show – 1st Place Graduate Dog or Bitch & her very first BEST OF BREED !
  • Kingston Canine Society Open Show – Reserve Weimaraner Post Graduate Dog or Bitch
  • Wickford, Basildon & District Canine Society Match Night – BEST YEARLING IN MATCH & RESERVE BEST IN MATCH
  • Whitstable & District Canine Society Open Show – 3rd Weimaraner Post Graduate Dog or Bitch
  • Beckenham Canine Association – 3rd AV Gundog Junior
  • Weimaraner Association CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW – Reserve Junior Bitch & VHC Special Open Dog or Bitch
  • East Anglian Gundog Society Open Show – 3rd Junior Dog or Bitch
  • Horley & District Show Society Open Show – 2nd Junior Dog or Bitch
  • Boston CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW – 2nd Junior Bitch & CRUFTS Qualified
  • Trick Dog Title – NTD (Novice Trick Dog)
  • Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW – 1st Puppy Bitch
  • Gundog Society of Wales CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW – 2nd Puppy Bitch, 2nd RONFIL Puppy Bitch Stakes
  • Barking Canine Club Open Show – 1st Junior Dog or Bitch & Best Puppy in Breed
  • Beckenham Canine Association Open Show – Reserve AV Gundog Puppy
  • Weimaraner Club of Great Britain CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW – 3rd Puppy Bitch, Reserve Special Longhaired Bitch
  • Richmond CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW – 3rd Puppy Bitch
  • Kent County Canine Association Open Show – 1st AVNSC Gundog Puppy & Best AVNSC Gundog Puppy & Gundog Puppy Group 3 !!!
  • East Midlands Canine Society Open Show – 1st Minor Puppy Bitch & Best Puppy in Breed
  • National Gundog CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW – 3rd Minor Puppy Bitch
  • Leeds CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW – Reserve Minor Puppy Bitch
  • Kingston Canine Society Open Show – 2nd Minor Puppy Bitch
  • Peterborough & District Open Show – 2nd Junior & Best Puppy in Breed
  • East of England CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW – 3rd Minor Puppy Bitch
  • Windsor CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW – 2nd Minor Puppy Bitch
  • Whistable & District Open Show – 1st Junior & Best Puppy in Breed
  • SWECA Open Show – 3rd AV Gundog Puppy, 3rd AVNSC Gundog Junior & Reserve in Companion AV Puppy
  • Hungarian Vizsla Club – 4th Place Special Beginners Test of Work
  • Southern Counties Canine Association CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW – 1st Minor Puppy Bitch & CRUFTS Qualified

Rhea’s Australian achievements to date

Rhea leaves Australia with a pointscore of 20 as does her sister Mokosz

  • Camperdown & District Kennel Club – 1st Baby Bitch & Baby in Breed
  • Noorat & District Kennel Club Inc – 1st Baby Bitch & Baby in Breed
  • Noorat & District Kennel Club Inc – 1st Baby Bitch & Baby in Breed
  • Mt Elephant & District Kennel Club Inc – 1st Baby Bitch & Baby in Breed
  • Mt Elephant & District Kennel Club Inc – 2nd Baby Bitch
  • Ladies Kennel Club of SA 100 Year Anniversary Championship Show – 2nd Baby Bitch
  • Ladies Kennel Club of SA – 2nd Baby Bitch
  • Ladies Kennel Club of SA – 2nd Baby Bitch

The rundown

  • Has won Champion and International Champion tickets abroad
  • Holder of Good Citizen Bronze Award
  • Successfully worked on rough shooting days and beating on local shoot
  • Successfully completed the BMHS of GB introductory Schweisshund track
  • Placed in UKA Agility competition (2nd Place)
  • Placed 4th in the Hungarian Viszla Club Test of Work in Special Beginners – First time ever entered and at only 6mths old !
  • CRUFTS Qualified numerous times, shown and placed there (3rd)
  • 1st BOB (Best of Breed) at just 20mths old
  • Placed in the Breed at Championship level (including 1st places)
  • Placed in the Breed at Open shows (including 4 x BPIB’s and Puppy Group 3 place)
  • Showring winner of 9 x 1st places, 11 x 2nd places including a champ stakes, 13 x 3rd places including one at CRUFTS, 9 x reserve places and 2 x VHC.
  • Placed in AVNSC Classes (including Best AVNSC Puppy)
  • Placed 3rd in Gundog Puppy Group at Open Show
  • Placed 1st in Baby Bitch and Best Baby in Breed in Australia 4 times
  • Placed 2nd in the Puppy Bitch Stakes at Championship level
  • Winner of BIS (Best in Show) at Comp level at just 20mths old and placed at various other companion shows.
  • 1st UK/Australian Longhaired Weimaraner bitch to hold the Novice & 1st to hold the Intermediate Trick Dog title under the Kyra Sundance ‘Do More with Your Dog’ scheme.
  • Producer of Europes first offspring descended from Supreme Dual Champion Waldwiese Y Would You TD, TDS, TSD (Champion of Tracking)
  • 1st Longhaired Weimaraner ever imported to Europe from Australia and the 1st Longhaired Weimaraner ever imported to the UK from Australia.