All my posts could start like this. Armi's singleton puppy boy has moved to his new home, with his uncle Core. Hope to see you soon again, funny how house feels empty even just one puppy has left the building.
We've got some new puppy plans for autumn, but I'll write more about them when the health checks are done.
We've been to some shows again with nice success. In Tampere international, even though Saturday's judge did not appreciate my dogs' high tails and "too flat croups" at all, Iines did nicely on Sunday ending up at best female 3rd with res-CACIB and CAC and therefore finishing her Fi Ch. Iines is the third one to finish from her litter.
A week later she was BOB in Jämsä group specialty show under spaniel specialist Reia Leikola-Walden.
I had wanted to visit Russia for some time already. Timmy's owner Elina speaks fluent Russian so I tempted her to join me and we drove to a one-day-visit to Vyborg for two national dog shows. We had three dogs with us, and luckily all three got CC and so we have new Rkf Ch's: Serene Lightning Strike, S. Theme For A Dream and S. Moonlight Shadow. Pictured is Nila, Serene Moonlight Shadow.
March 23-24th I was in Riga, Latvia. The results were really nice. On Saturday Sauli, S.Lightning Strike, went BOS with cac & CACIB, and Zirka, S. Dreams Gone Wild 2nd best female, gaining cac and res-CACIB that will turn into CACIB. On Sunday Sauli took a day off since we also had another boy with us, that is Timmy, S. Theme For A Dream. Timmy got BOB over Saturdays's group winner bitch, and went finally BIG-4. So, CACIB, cac and Lv Ch also for him. Zirka got another reserve that will again turn into CACIB.
A week later I showed Sauli in Lahti international under Mr Hans van den Berg. I must say I was quite surprised when he went all the way to BOB, finishing his Finnish championship (4th official show in Finland, so three CC's altogether - not bad) and getting another CACIB. In tough group competition he was chosen to last five finalists, but finally was not placed.
After that I had a tough week. I rarely am sick, but this time I was attacked by a fever that ended up to a pneumonia. Still not in my best shape, Armi got her puppies, two black boys. I had entered two dogs to Tallinn winner show April 14th, but due to "circumstances" was not able to go. Instead, a friend of mine took my dogs over! Nora did a great job and returned home with two brand new Tallinn Winners and Estonian champions, Sauli (S.Lightning Strike) and his sister Nila, Serene Moonlight Shadow. That was already third CACIB to Sauli in only three weeks and three shows. Sorry no pics from there.
Lt Ch Serene Light Up The Night, Iines was shown in Valmiera, Latvia by my friend Laura Pitkänen. They had a nice trip and Iines came back home with a new title -Lv Ch!
Saulin sisko Iines, Lt Ch Serene Light Up The Night, käväisi Latvian Valmierassa Laura Pitkäsen kanssa ja tuliaiset olivat mukavia: sert, VSP ja Lv Ch. Kiitos <3
Armi was bred to my own boy Sauli. I was not going to use Sauli quite yet, but sometimes you have to use "the Plan B". Why not, I thought. I know his background quite well, his mother and grandmother being my homebred girls. His sire and grandsire are already veterans, both have a current eye paper, clear. Longevity and overall health is also something to appreciate in Sauli's pedigree. As a dog Sauli should fit really nicely with Armi. Up on leg, pretty head, strong back, stylish. His sweet temperament is a big Plus.
Suunnitelmien muututtua Armi astutettiin omalla pojallani Saulilla. Tätä ei tapahdu usein - että käyttäisin omaa urosta. Vaikka Sauli itse on juuri ja juuri 2v, sen suvussa on iäkkäitä terveitä koiria, ja koska sekä emä että emänemä ovat omia kasvattejani, tunnen sukua paljon paremmin kuin tuntisin vieraita. Isä Salute ja isänisä Mario ovat jo veteraani-ikäisiä, molemmat äskettäin tarkastettu tervesilmäisiksi. Koirina Sauli ja Armi täydentävät hyvin toisiaan, myös luonteeltaan.
As I don't have puppies too often, each and every litter is very much awaited. So I'm always excited when a bitch starts The season. This time not less than usual... the male I've chosen for her is already almost 7 years of age, no puppies so far... we will see how it goes. The bloodline is unique so I'm really looking forward to the litter. Fingers crossed. If I'm lucky we will have puppies in April, just a perfect timing for the little ones to play outside in garden.
Koska meillä on pentuja suht harvakseltaan, jokainen pentue on kovin odotettu. Juoksun alkaminen merkitsee aikataulullisia järjestelyjä, ihania sellaisia. Milloin lähdetään sulhasreissulle, mihin väliin varataan mammalomaa töistä, ja pidättäydytään näyttelyreissuista jne. Nyt jännitystä lisää paitsi se, että yhdistelmä on sukutaulullisesti ainutkertainen, myös se, että uros on jo lähes 7-vuotias ensikertalainen... Jos kaikki natsaa, ajoitus on loistava ja pikkunatiaiset pääsevät haistelemaan kevään tuoksuja pihalla ja auttamaan puutarhatöissä.