News & updates
|15 Apr 2018
|On 8 April, Nuttu and I
participated in a reindeer herding aptitude test in Kittilä to see if
Nuttu had any idea what to do with the reindeer. Well,
it turned out she did not, but it was once again a lot
of fun to enjoy the special atmosphere of the reindeer
Usva was eye
and heart tested clear this week, and her patella
score is 0/0.
A couple of new photos added to Ruusu's gallery.
|7 Apr 2018
|Litter siblings Svea
and Nuttu's gene
test results are in: both of them are Pompe disease
Normal/Clear, however, Nuttu was also tested for
degenerative myelopathy and unfortunately her result
turned out to be At risk. This means that she has an
increased risk of developing DM at an older age.
|25 Mar 2018
|Riga International, Latvia 17/18 Mar: Kielo and Vuokko were on the road again with
Pinja Lämsä. Considering both of them are
molting like crazy, the results way exceeded my
expectations - on Saturday, Kielo got a second place
in the bitch challenge while Vuokko was fourth, and on
Sunday it was vice versa. Kielo went Best Veteran both days
and got her Latvian and Baltic veteran champion
titles, whereas it was a near miss for Vuokko, who had
to be content with a reserve CC and reserve CACIB. The
judges were Dan Ericsson (Sat) and Marion ten Cate
(Sun). Thank you Pinja for a job well done! Photo of Kielo by Pinja.
Kemijärvi group show 24 Mar: Kuura was graded
Very Good by Tuula Pratt at her first junior class show.
Spring Specialty of the Lapphund Club of Finland,
Siilinjärvi 24/25 Mar: on Saturday, Nuttu had her remaining
health tests done - her patella score is 0/0 and she is
free from heart murmurs. What is more, her Pompe disease
and DM gene test results will be available soon. Nuttu
also went through a conformation examination done by
Mari Lackman and was "Approved for breeding". On
Sunday she had her open class debut under Unto Timonen
and was graded Excellent.
|7 Mar 2018
|Vilnius International, Lithuania 2/3/4 Mar: Viima pulled off a
hat trick at the three back-to-back international
shows in Vilnius, winning a Lithuanian CC and a CACIB
each day! On Sunday he even took BOB. Viima came home with no less than three
new titles: he finished his Lithuanian and Finnish
championships topped off with the title of Lithuanian
Winner 2018. The judges were Tamara Sarmont (Friday),
Christian Jouanchicot (Saturday), and Renata
Petkevičienė (Sunday). Congrats & thanks Leila!
Juuka group show 3 Mar: Old boy Nuuk added one more
Best Veteran win to his credit under Maarit
Hassinen. He also took a fourth place in the dog
challenge. Way to go Nuuk! Photo by Mari Rantanen.
|1 Mar 2018
|The Sälli and Kira puppies have left for
their new homes. Both of them live nearby, Napu in Oulu and Ruusu, who is
placed out on breeding terms, in Kello. A big thank
you to Kira's owner Mervi for doing such a super job
with the puppies!
|4 Feb 2018
|Parkano group show 3 Feb: Viima won the
champion class with a CQ under Sakari Poti.
|30 Jan 2018
|Raahe group show 27 Jan: Svea graded Very Good
in the intermediate class by Markku Kipinä.
Kaunas International, Lithuania 27/28 Jan: Saturday appeared to be a
day of Very Goods since also Vuokko and Kielo were graded Very Good. Sunday's show, however, went a lot better with
Kielo going BOS & BOB veteran (which makes her a
Lithuanian veteran champion) and Vuokko winning her
all-important fourth CACIB and thereby finishing her
C.I.B title! What is more, she also got her Lithuanian
title. The judges were Rony Doedijns (Saturday) and
Jean-Claude Klein (Sunday). Thank you Pinja
Lämsä for taking the girls with you! Photo
Kuopio Spitz Specialty 28 Jan: Nuuk won the veteran
class among stiff competition and took a creditable third
place in the dog challenge under Juha
Putkonen. He was also BOS veteran. Bitches were judged by Katja Korhonen, who gave Saimi a Very
Good. The Finnish Lapphund entry was once again huge,
this time 132 dogs entered!
|22 Jan 2018
tested for Degenerative Myelopathy and turned out to
|16 Jan 2018
|Kajaani International 14 Jan: Viima got a very
nice second place in the competitive champion class,
while Nuuk was
graded VG and won the veteran class under Annukka
|13 Jan 2018
health results are in: clear eyes, hip score C/C and elbow
scored 0/0. Thank you Anu & Jussi!
|6 Jan 2018
|The Sälli & Kira puppies are here!
Three girls were born on New Year's Day, sadly one of them was stillborn but we
are happy about these two little treasures. Photo by