Sussi, a whirlwind of it all...
Little Denmark's Mount Silverheels is born by our Greta on the floor of Jade's room, while Greta was nose to nose with Maddy through the door, on August 26th, 2008 at 7.40 PM. She is thereby our Maddy's Granddaughter
Little Denmark's Mount Silverheels is known by the name Sussi. She is tiny, but she doesn't know it
Sussi is un-cpmplicated, endlessly happy, very funny goofy, and aims to please. She has, like her Mother and Grandmother, the calculative smarts to get exactly what she wants, from who she wants, though Sussi gets her way in the most innocent of ways. She can make the most of every situation, and so she does.
Sussi never does anything half...she is all about 200% dedication and heart.
Sussi learned "sit" and "down" like no other puppy we have had before her. Her joy and enthusiasm about obedience work is absolutely amazing, and extremely funny. Leave it to Sussi to make a (yawn, boooring) "down stay" looking like it's the highlight of the week.
She adapts to any and all situations, and easily and effortlessly makes herself fit in, no matter what's going on. In her short life, she has already been exposed to more traveling and more different and odd places, than most dogs get to experience in an entire life time.
Sussi is a bundle of endless joy, and it rubs off on the world around her in an interesting way. Ever since she was a little puppy, we have observed the almost obsessive effect she has on people she meets. Everybody are simply extremely attracted to her, she has that effect on people of all kinds.
She is deceiving with her teeny size, because cute as she is, she is a little monster, and a LOT of dog. She is a dedicated huntress, and doesn't mess around...she scolds verbally, while she digs for mouse or gopher, and more often than not she hunts successfully. She is a very efficient killer! "Tomboy" is an understatement, "Mad Dog" is an appropriate nick name.
Of course Sussi has a number of nick names, dear child has many names, and most of them are in Danish.
Sussi has completed basic puppy class, as well as intermediate obedience class. She is currently training with the "big shots", i.e. her Grandmother Maddy and other dogs practicing for obedience competition. It is her favorite time of all, to be in class!
In 2013 she became a Danish Show champion, DKCH, and she took a 3rd place in the competition for Female of the year 2013!
She is a Mother of several wonderful puppies, among those is our "Fay-fay", Little Denmark's 4-Ever Fay, who is the winner of the Junior of the year 2013 competition.
December 2013 (5 år og 4 mdr) : Sussi's total result for 2013: Female of the year #3, 2013
December 2013 (5 år og 4 mdr) : Sussi was shown in Middelfart, Danmark. Judge Jørgen Hindse.
Result: Exc.CHK Plac.2 CK 4th best female
November 2013 (5 år og 3 mdr) : Sussi was shown in Lillestrøm, Norway. Judge Marianne Schlüter.
Result: Exc.ÅK Plac.3 CK
November 2013 (5 år og 3 mdr) : Sussi was shown in Svedala, Sweden. Judge Leif Lehmann Jørgensen.
Result: Exc.CHK Plac.1 CK 2nd best female Res.Cert
November 2013 (5 år og 3 mdr) : Sussi was shown in Herning, Denmark. Judge Arne Foss.
Result: Exc.CHK Plac.4
November 2013 (5 år og 3 mdr) : Sussi was shown in Herning, Denmark. Judge Saija Juutilainen.
Result: Exc.CHK Plac.3 CK
Oktober 2013 (5 år og 2 mdr) : Sussi was shown in Korsør, Denmark. Judge Mikael Tranholm.
Result: Exc.ÅK Plac.1 CK 4BTK CERT
This was the third certificate, thereby Danish Champion titled: "DKCH"
September 2013 (5 år og 1 mdr) : Sussi was shown in Ballerup, Denmark. Judge Ole Staunskjær.
Result: Exc.ÅK Plac.4
September 2013 (5 år og 1 mdr) : Sussi was shown in Sofiero, Sweden. Judge Tina Permo.
Result: Exc.ÅK Plac.4
September 2013 (5 år og 1 mdr) : Sussi showed in Bjæverskov, Denmark. Judge Lars Adeheimer.
Result: Exc.ÅK Plac.2 CK 4th best female
Maj 2013 (4 år og 9 mdr) : Sussi showed in Svendborg, Denmark. Judge Agnete Staunsholt Nilsson.
Result: Exc.ÅK Plac.1 CK Best female CERT Best of opposite sex
Maj 2013 (4 år og 9 mdr) : Sussi showed in Roskilde, Denmark. Judge Kitty Sjong.
Result: Exc.ÅK Plac.3 CK
Maj 2013 (4 år og 9 mdr) : Sussi showed in Roskilde, Denmark. Judge Ulf Bråthen.
Januar 2013 (4 år og 5 mdr) : Sussi showed in Herlufmagle, Denmark. Judge Marianne Schlüter.
Result: Exc.ÅK Plac.1 CK Best female CERT Best of breed
November 2012 (4 år og 3 mdr) : Sussi showed in Svedala, Sweden. Judge Agnete Staunsholt Nilsson.
Result: Exc.ÅK Plac.1 CK 3rd best female Res.Cert
September 2012 (4 år og 1 mdr) : Sussi showed in Sofiero, Sweden. Judge Marit Sunde.
Bedømmelse: Exc.ÅK Plac.1 CK 3rd best female Res.Cert
August 2012 (4 år) : Sussi showed in Tollarp, Sweden. Judge Marianne Schlüter.
Result: Exc.ÅK Plac.2 CK
Juni 2012 (3 år og 10 mdr) : Sussi showed in Ballerup, Denmark. Judge Ole Staunskjær.
Result: Exc.ÅK Plac.2
Juni 2012 (3 år og 10 mdr) : Sussi Showed in Ballerup, Denmark. Judge Wenche Eikeseth.
Result: Exc.ÅK Plac.3
Juni 2012 (3 år og 10 mdr) : Sussi showed in Bjæverskov, Denmark. Judge Karl-Erik Johansson.
Juni 2012 (3 år og 10 mdr) : Sussi showed in Bjæverskov, Denmark. Judge Ulf Bråthen.
Result: Exc.ÅK Plac.3 CK
Juli 2011 (2 år og 11 mdr) : Sussi showed in Vejen, Denmark. Judge Ulf Bråthen.
Result: Exc.ÅK Plac.2 CK 4.BTK
Oktober 2010 (2 år og 2 mdr): Sussi was presented at breeding approval arrangement in Denmark. Judges Ole Staunskjær/Mikael Tranholm.
Juli 2010 (23 mdr) : Sussi showed at National show in Tvååker, Sweden. Judge Leni Finne.
Result: 2nd price
Juli 2010 (23 mdr) : Sussi showed at International show in Tvååker, Sweden. Judge Lisbeth Utke Ramsing.
Result: 2nd price
Juni 2010 (22 months) : Sussi showed at World Dog Show in Herning. Judge Elina Tan-Hietalahti.
Juni 2010 (22 months) : Sussi showed in Fredericia. Judge Mikael Tranholm.
Result: Very Good.
October 2009 (14 months old) : Sussi showed at the 4th National Breed Specialty by DSFCA in Chicago, IL. Judge Bengt-Åke Bogren of Sweden gave Sussi and "excellent" rating, placed her 1st in the 9-15 months female class, she won Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite sex.
In the fund raiser classes Sussi placed as number one in the "best gait" category.
September 2009 (13 months old) : Sussi showed in 3 ARBA shows, Rocky Mountain Classic, in Longmont, CO. She won 2 times Reserve Winner, and 1 time winners Bitch.
The arrival of puppy Sussi
Sussi was born and raised in Greta's home, and she moved in at Kennel Little Denmark's when she was 8 weeks old. Life would never be the same, to any of us!
Moving in here would be a challenge to any dog, given the residents were the 2 very set in their ways older females, Maddy and Kikka.
To Sussi, there was no challenge involved. She basically assumed from day one, that everybody would simply love her without conditions, and so she instantly got away with the un-thinkable, and simply just never asked for permission.
One of the things she really wanted to do, was to be best buddies with Grandma Maddy. Maddy didn't think she wanted a friend...Sussi won, Maddy's first and few weak objections were entirely ignored. The result is, that today we cannot mention one, without mentioning the other. We can also hardly take a picture of one, without taking a picture of the other. Sometimes we wonder if Maddy in some odd way thinks that Sussi is her puppy. She grants her many more privileges, than Kikka has ever been granted. The relation has grown very special, and the 2 are pretty much inseparable.
Being we were saying goodbye to Kikka's puppies at the time when Sussi arrived, Sussi took some well calculated liberties there as well. She just snugged in and nursed with Kikka's puppies, and played on Kikka's Mother instincts to take her under her wing, play with her, and let her snuggle whenever she wanted.
In this manner Sussi sort of has 2 surrogate "mothers"...she gets the best of both of them.
From the moment she wakes up in the morning, she is a bundle of excitement and joy and wiggles, which rubs off on all, people as well as dogs. Mornings are very happy events with Sussi in the house!
Sussi on "day 1"
Sussi 3 weeks old
From this day on, we kept an extra eye on her...
Sussi 7 weeks old
...And on this day we decided she was a keeper!
Sunshine puppy Sussi
Sussi enjoying the sunshine when she moved in at 8 weeks of age
Grandma Maddy comes along
This is when we got the first suspicion of a special relation brewing
Sussi puppy snuggle with Kikka
And of course, Kikka the push-over couldn't object
Sussi hopped into Maddy's bed
She never asked for permission, but just moved right on in...
And she just kept on hopping in
Maddy could have left. But she didn't.
Sussi with a pacifier
Sussi does prefer to carry something around in her mouth at all times...and she is obsessed with balls!
Monkey see, monkey do
The chair thing with Butch was instantly figured
Sussi has always challenged Maddy with the most stubborn and persistent attitude...This is Maddy's chewbone, how dares she, she has her own!
Maddy making a game of it
So anymore, Maddy occasionally challenges Sussi for a chew stick Maddy doesn't even want...they easily sit like this for an hour, pulling back and forth, growling...there HAS to be some fun involved huh?
Sussi the water dog
Sussi is really, really infatuated with water...here trying a dock diving training pool for fun.
Puppy Sussi tugging with Kikka
The 2 of them have always been testing strength...
ok, this could get ugly, so let me cover your eyes...
gotta have something in her mouth
this day the chosen pacifier was a pine cone.
Sussi puppy travel abroad
in O'Hare international airport waiting to board...a bottle was all she needed.
Sussi feeling right at home at Kennel My Bonnie
These 3 silly girls took a while to get organized
Card board box PARTY
Gotta duke it out to deserve a seat
Ok, so they finally got it together...Sussi in the middle
Sussi the spaz
Sussi comes up with some previously un-seen moves
Little dog, no problem
If she needs to see, she just gets up and hunts on her hinds
Sussi on mouse
she doesn't waste her time, she is a very successful hunter!
She can "lift off" when she puts her mind to it!
and she has "hands", so she can tug with herself!
Sussi never gives up
she is determined to keep testing her strength with Kikka
Sussi tugs with Daphne
and on play-dates she also tests strength with Kikka's daughter, Daphne
This dog doesn't know what "wet" is
Why stand on the grass and drink, when you can walk right up into it?
They are inseparable
The 2 of them have traveled thousands and thousands of miles like this
Sussi in Dallas TX
Un-impressed by Dallas.
Sussi after a day of mouse hunting in Oregon
Who said you had to wear it?