Schutzhund I Trial organized the first Schutzhund I Trial in Malaysia recently during The Malaysia Dog Olympic Day held on June 18th, 2006 at Central Park, Bandar Utama, Kuala Lumpur.

The Trial was held to introduce the new Schutzhund Sports into Malaysia. Schutzhund is a german word that literally mean protection. Some of the pictures taken are as follow:-

Schutzhund Trial, Malaysia

Schutzhund Trial, Malaysia

Schutzhund Trial, Malaysia

Schutzhund Trial, Malaysia

Schutzhund Trial, Malaysia

Schutzhund Trial, Malaysia

Schutzhund Trial, Malaysia

Schutzhund Trial, Malaysia

Schutzhund Trial, Malaysia

This very first trail was won by Mr. Mohd Azman Mohd Ali follow by Mr. Peter Kong as first runnerup.

The Judge for the Trial was Mr. Poompitak from Bangkok, Thailand

Schutzhund Trial, Malaysia

First Malaysia Dog Olympic Day

The first Malaysia Dog Olympic Day was successfully held on June 18th, 2006 at Central Park, Bandar Utama. In the event, we have introducrd a great number of new Dog Challenge Competitions and organized the First Schutzjund Trial and First Dog Agility Trial in Malaysia.

Report from NST as below:-

Big crowd at Dog Olympics
NST, 19 June 2006

KUALA LUMPUR: A massive black German Shepherd looks up at his owner, waiting for his commands.

Dog handler and breeder Peter Kong says “go!” and Don races to an “attacker”, who has a stick in his hand, and grabs him by the sleeve.

Although Don looks as if he could easily rip the attacker’s arm off with his powerful jaws, the dog just holds on to the man’s sleeve, waiting for the next command.

Only a highly-trained dog with such discipline and skills can win in the newest dog sport to hit the country — the Schutzhund competition.

Literally translated from German, it means “protection dog”, but the sport revolves around the intimate bond between trainer and animal.

The Schutzhund competition made its debut in Malaysia yesterday at the inaugural Malaysia Dog Olympics Day at the Central Park, Bandar Utama.

The event, attended by over 1,000 dog lovers and pets of every size and breed, was organised by dog-lover portal and sponsored by Purina Petcare (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.

Kong and Don won in the obedience category in the competition.

Phumphithak Phensrinuk, the Thai judge for the competition, said dogs of this calibre were very hard to train as they were physically and mentally strong.

An agility competition and other games for dogs and their owners were also held throughout the day.

The park was overrun with beagles, chihuahuas, golden retrievers and cocker spaniels, but some less common dogs such as the Siberian husky also made an appearance.

It was a day for canines indeed as many stalls had been set up around the park, selling various toys and treats for dogs.

It may have been the Dog Olympics, but World Cup fever was apparent even there as some of the smaller dogs sported custom-made football jerseys.

Pictures of the Malaysia Dog Olympic Day will be available soon.

Google Spreadsheets turns up heat on Excel

Google is moving one more step ahead to offer web based spreadsheet service. This is widely expected after Google acquired Writely that offer web based web processing facility. We should see a few years from now, many will subscribe to all these web based service that will run out of your browser and go without the need to continue to upgrade your word processing and spreadsheet software. Best of all, these online documents will be able to be shared among your co workers.

Google is set to launch on Tuesday a Web-based spreadsheet program that will allow people to view and simultaneously edit data while conducting “in-document” chat, a company product manager said Monday.

The launch of Google Spreadsheets puts the search engine in even more heated competition with Microsoft, whose desktop-based Excel spreadsheet program is a standard office tool.

Google, which acquired the Writely Web-based word processor in March, is unleashing Web-based services of programs that propelled Microsoft to dominance on the desktop. Microsoft is responding by revamping its business to focus on Web services under the Windows Live and Office Live monikers.

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Google Spreadsheets, which will go live on Tuesday as part of Google Labs, supports the import and export of documents in the .xls format used in Excel and the .csv (comma-separated values) format, said Jonathan Rochelle, product manager for Google Spreadsheet.

The service provides automatic saving, so once a document is saved for the first time it is saved upon every change, as well as enables easy transfer of data from cell to cell, inserting and deleting of rows and columns and supports multiple sheets or tabs, he said.

Consumers must have a Google account to use the service.

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