We first met Lilo
Berger during the dogshow in Tulln, in autumn 2005. Pepper
and Jacob were "representing" at the
stand of ÖGV, when suddenly a vital, blond woman came to us
and bursted out: "That's my Lilly". As
we learned, our Pepper was the exact replica of
her schnauzer Lilly, very much understandable, as
both dogs were half siblings, after the Multichampion dog Made in Spain Kilometre Veinte.
Lilo is a special dog lover, known to
give a home to the poorest of dogs. By her loving loving care,
all of them become funny and self
assured dogs again.
Lilo was living with dogs from her early baby age on. With her
first dog (Foxterrier) her destiny, as a livetime dog owner, was
more or less settled. However, Lilo had a couple of other
breeds, before she ended up with her Miniature Schnauzers. Her
teenage years were accompanied by an Airdale Terrier, called Olaf.
He was with her practically everywhere. Later, when Lilo was
already working for the Austrian Forces, Stupsi,
a Teckel lady joined her live and even went to the office with
her. As a real "guard dog" Stupsi
earned a lot of respect by the officers.
In 1994, on a cold winter day, Lilo
adopted the first member of her ShiTzu pack. Vicky,
a frightened little ShiTzu girl, sick and starved came into
Lilos house. She needed a lot of love and care, but finally Vicky
became a happy dog again. Especially when the second ShiTzu - Mandarin,
a little rascal, joined their live in 1999. Vicky
transformed into a good mother and teacher for Mandarin.
Sadly, some time later Vicky died and left Mandarin
a lonely dog. Not for long. Hongzi, a Multi and
Interchampion was left to retire in Lilos care in 2001 and
shortly after, Maithy, Mandarins
sister joined them as well.
The three of them were frequent
visitors in dog school, which is no surprise, Lilo being a
puppy and obedience trainer in ÖGV Wien West. Hongzy,
the "Sir", just wanted to have fun, but Maithy
passed the BGH-A exam. Mandarin developed into
a real sports fan. He passed BGH-A and BGH-1 exams and was
very fond of dog dancing and agility. However, his favourite
sport was "Breitensport", the four disciplin trial,
where he and Lilo successfully participated in numerous
Early 2005 Lilly was
introduced. Again, a "poor" 2 1/2 year old girl,
just having lost her owner, was looking for a new loving and
caring home, which at Lilos, she surely found.
vom Hellahof "Lilly" is a loving all kind
of dog sports as well. he quickly passed the BGH-A, BGH-1, BGH-2
and BGH-3 exams and now is trained in obedience together with