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Website Updated!

Posted by Sonstraal Chocolate Storm on August 12, 2015 at 7:25 AM

Our website had been neglected for a while as we've been so busy!  It's now up to date and we will endevour to keep it that way!  We hope you enjoy taking a look around!

Fonzie passes his training exam!

Posted by Sonstraal Chocolate Storm on January 27, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Today Fonzie completed his Lothlorien Puppy Class exam and we're pleased to report he achieved a Wolf level pass - with a score of over 90%  He's a clever boy who is such a fast learner.  A huge thank you to Claire Staines, owner and head trainer at Lothlorien for a fab course filled with useful learnings that we will continue to build on and use everyday!

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We've had a new addition...

Posted by Sonstraal Chocolate Storm on October 23, 2012 at 3:45 PM

We are pleased to announce that we've had a new addition - Gabisa Spotted Dick aka Fonzie, Arthur Fonzarelli, The Fonz has joined us and we can report he has settled in well.  He's a laid back boy who loves spending time with his Dad!  He is a proper mini-me and is Elvis' spitting image!  He's Iain's boy and much prefers his Dad to anyone else, and they're doing well in their training together.

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Sookie gains her Junior Warrant at 13 months

Posted by Sonstraal Chocolate Storm on October 12, 2012 at 5:00 AM

Sookie aka Sonstraal Dream the Dream at Saadani has achieved her Junior Warrant (subject to KC confirmation).  She will now have JW after her name and more importantly will be entered into the KC Stud Book, and this qualifies her for Crufts for life!  

Planned Litters

Posted by Sonstraal Chocolate Storm on June 4, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Exciting times...Elvis will have puppies this year - please see the Planned Litter page for more details.  You can also follow the progress of his only litter to date on his Facebook page - look for the album 'My Babies'.  Search for Ch Sonstraal Chocolate Storm ShCM to find the page.

Crufts 2012

Posted by Sonstraal Chocolate Storm on March 16, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Elvis did us proud at Crufts this year winning his class yet again (this time the Open Class) and then going on to win the Reserve Dog Challenge Certificate.  His sister Harriet (Sonstraal She's a Devil Woman JW ShCM) did even better by winning the Bitch Challenge Certificate! We had a great day, many thanks to Breed Specialist judge Sue Campbell (Nyassa)!

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Scottish Show Dog of the Year 2012

Posted by Sonstraal Chocolate Storm on January 22, 2012 at 4:00 PM

We are thrilled to announce that Elvis has qualified as one of the top 25 finalists for Scottish Show Dog of the Year who will compete at Airth Castle, Stirling in February 2012.  This is the second time Elvis has qualified to take part and we are very much looking forward to it!



Best in Show!

Posted by Sonstraal Chocolate Storm on November 6, 2011 at 4:30 PM

Elvis did us proud at the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Scotland Championship show by winning the Open dog class, and then going on to win the Dog Challenge Certificate.  He topped it off by winning his first ever Best in Show!  A massive thank you to our judge, Breed Specialist Rosemary Green (Chilolo) who had travelled over from Australia.  

We went home with lots of Royal Canin (Elvis' favourite so thanks to the sponsors), 4 trophies and a beautiful set of rossettes - cl...

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New Additions

Posted by Sonstraal Chocolate Storm on October 16, 2011 at 5:50 PM

Well it's been a busy few months for us...

I am proud to announce that we have a new Kennel Affix in "Saadani", and we have two new additions to our newly formed kennel - both in partnership with the Sonstraal Kennel.

Elvis has got himself a lovely new lady friend in Rex Ventors Uptown Girl at Saadani (Imp) (NAF) aka Minx.  She has travelled all the way from Sweden and will be campaigned in partnership with the Sonstraal Kennel next year.  So far she is ...

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Elvis wins DCC at City of Birmingham

Posted by Sonstraal Chocolate Storm on September 8, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Gavin Robertson (Soletrader) awarded Elvis his 4th CC at City of Birmingham on September 2nd, 2011 - which was also his 4th birthday!  Judges comments were "He is very, very nice".  Many thanks to our judge, it was a great day for us! :)