At Midland Cos it was a super double for Chris Murray's Elbereth Mikko ShCM and Sylvia Hughes' Suvi, with their aunt Elbereth Noki at Oberitz taking res BB at 10.5 years of age.
Now we have all the health tests covered we are planning a 'romantic' assignation between E Matkamies and E Penikka, so could be some more handsome wolf sables about in the new year - fingers crossed.
One question I get asked a lot is what is the difference between the border collie and Finnish Lapphund? They are of course both herding breeds, but have totally different work ethics. The collie is a very dedicated worker, often has a compulsive behaviour disorder and will never stop performing - be it herding - be it chasing a ball or running on an agility course. The lapphund is more selective - they like to do their own thing - but know when its right or wrong, they are just as easy to train as a border collie, just don't always do what you ask every time - that I guess is part of their charm! and their great sense of humour! As to grooming - because the Lapphund is heavy coated people assume they need a lot of grooming, yet their coats are really low maintenance, and really takes a lot of neglect before it matts - whereas the low tail of a collie is a definite brush for all loose brambles and twigs! And the long hair tends to knot up easily.