News & updates
|19 May 2019
|Taivalkoski group show 18 May: Hilppa, who was
attending her very first show, won the puppy bitch
class (with just one entry though) under breed
specialist Tapio Kakko. Photo by Pirjo Kivijärvi.
Ruusu and Hilppa have new
profile pictures (thanks Pirjo!) and Ruusu's gallery has also been updated.
|11 May 2019
|Raahe group show 5 May: Alma had her ring
debut in a miserable weather, however, showed like a pro!
Graded Very Good, she won the junior bitch class of
five under breed specialist Tapio Kakko. Photos by Taru Vallius.
The Otso and Nuttu puppies are
now in their new homes adjusting to their new
(successor to Ropi) lives in
Ii, while litter brother
stayed here in Oulu. Owned by
the Jäätuulen kennel, Vappu went out on
breeding terms to live with the Kauniin Lappies. The last one to
leave the nest was Bella, who I
placed out on terms in Liminka. Photo by Merja Koivuluoma.
picture updated and new photos added to Alma's gallery - thank you Taru!
|10 Apr 2019
|Riga International, Latvia 23/24 Mar: Hali, his owners
Merja and Mika as well as her handler Katja drove
all the way to Riga to attend two international
shows, and they kindly took my Vuokko with them as well. On
Saturday, Hali went third in the dog challenge while
Vuokko, who was molting like crazy, was given a Very
Good by Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen. On Sunday it was
Hali's turn to be graded VG whereas Vuokko got an
Excellent but did not get any further. The judge on
Sunday was Dmitry Prozorov. Thank you Merja, Mika
Spring Specialty of the Lapphund Club of Finland,
Espoo 24 Mar: it was lovely to see the two oldies Jippo and Kukka that I
had not met for a while. Maija Mäkinen was judging
the males while Veli-Pekka Kumpumäki did the bitches, and both dogs were graded
Very Good. Photos by Sanna Parviainen.
Sadly, we have had to say goodbye to Viivi, who recently had
an epileptic fit and was diagnosed with a brain
tumour shortly after that. She would have turned ten years
old today. Viivi was one of those puppies that I will
always remember - I have never had another puppy with such
a waggy tail. My condolences to Viivi's family.
|13 Mar 2019
|"Very soon" meant very soon indeed - the Otso ex Nuttu puppies are
here! Born a few days early, the two boys and two girls
are doing great, and so is their mum.
|12 Mar 2019
|Puppy news! Nuttu is well and
truly in whelp by Otso and the
pups are due very soon.
Some sad news as well - Siehkku had to
be given sleep last week due to behaviour
issues. It was not a light decision but had to
be taken eventually as the situation was not easy either for Siehkku or the other dogs in
the family. My condolences to Pirjo & family.
Hali has been
eye tested clear. Thank you Merja & Mika!
Speaking of Hali, he attended a reindeer herding
camp on the Saajománnu reindeer farm at Pello
and turned out to be a very clever
herder! Photo by Hali's owner Merja.
There is a new picture of Biegga on his
personal page (photo by Niina Leiviskä).
|24 Feb 2019
|Hilla had her
first health tests done and unfortunately turned out
to have a grade 2 patella luxation on her left
knee. As a result, I decided to exclude her from my
breeding programme. It was bittersweet then to
learn a few days later that her hip score is A/A and elbow score 0/0 (which, of
course, I am happy about!).
|31 Jan 2019
|Alma, now eight
months old, has a new profile picture. In addition,
there are lots of new photos in her gallery, all thanks to the brilliant photographer Taru Vallius!