Elbereth Finnish Lapphunds

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Peterborough Show

One of the best things about Peterborough show was meeting up with young Tiia, who I have not seen since she was a baby. Tiia was the darkest puppy born from the mating of Multi Ch Lumiturpa Otso and Elbereth Taru at Pavoskas, when Otso popped over from Finland to visit Crufts.  Tiia has not had any ring craft training so I wondered how she would react to what was only her second ever show, and given that she sent much of her first upside down having her tummy rubbed.  Well she was a little star and though I had to tickle her tummy when she was stood up to keep her happy, she was very settled and trotted around the ring like a pro, to win the Junior Bitch class and qualify for Crufts at her first Championship show outing.

Matka won his Junior dog class and took another res BD, and Penikka took her 4th Res BB of the year to go with her BOB at Bath.

Its been very hot here, and the dogs are lucky that we live near the river Thames, and that means they get a chance to cool off after a walk.  Who says show dogs cant have fun!  

And yes some lapphunds do like water - though you wont see Pigga getting wet, she stays just on the edge - happy to take a sip - but does not do getting wet in any form!!  Toive is a swimmer and disappeared a few times to chase the canoeists!

Toive is on the left of the group of four above with Matka, and the two collies, Diesel and daughter TopoTopo taught Matka to swim when he was a little pup - well  - she swam off after her ball when he was a pup and he just jumped into the lake and followed her to find it was sink or swim!

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