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17 June 2018
A couple of show results:

Kotka Nordic Certificate show 17 June: Hali Excellent & CQ under Pekka Teini.

Tromsø International, Norway 17 June: Viima Very Good/4 under breeder judge Ambjörn Lindqvist.



10 June 2018
Puppy news! Sylvi gave birth to three boys and a girl on 26 May. What is more, there is another litter hopefully on the way (out of Vuokko). Go to Puppies for more information.

Siilinjärvi group show 19 May: Saimi Very Good/3 under Jaana Hartus.

Piteå all-breed show, Sweden 26 May: Viima graded Excellent by Börge Espeland.

Kuura and Viima underwent conformation examinations organised by the Breeding Committee of the Lapphund Club of Finland at Rovaniemi on 20 May. The judge was Marja Talvitie and both dogs were "Approved for breeding".

Senni has been competing in Rally and finished her Rally Novice title in three straight trials! What is more, she has already earned a leg towards her next Rally degree. Well done Senni!

Hali and Svea have been gene tested for DM: Hali is a carrier and Svea clear. Thanks for testing!

Kuura's profile picture and photo gallery updated.



6 May 2018
Västerås all-breed show, Sweden 28 Apr: Hali runner-up to Best Dog with res CC under Sara Nordin.

Salo group show 28 Apr: Karpo (pictured left) graded Very Good and Hilla (pictured right) Good by Matti Palojärvi. Photos by Jussi Virtanen.

Posio group show 5 May: Nuuk went Best Veteran in Breed and took and a fourth place in the dog challenge under Mari Lackman. What is more, he was shortlisted for Best Veteran in Show by Esko Nummijärvi.

Haapavesi group show 6 May: Yet another Best Veteran win for Nuuk, this time under Hannu Talvi. Nuuk also went Best Dog & Best of Opposite Sex over the youngsters! Otso was graded Good.

Karpo and Hilla have new profile pictures, and Hilla's gallery has been updated with photos from the Salo show - thank you Jussi!



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 herding event!

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 by Pinja.

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
Karpo was tested for Degenerative Myelopathy and turned out to be clear.


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 Paloheimo.


13 Jan 2018
Karpo's 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 Mervi Pikkarainen.