Elbereth Finnish Lapphunds

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Amazing Day

The 2nd April saw the Finnish Lapphund Club of GB host the first ever breed club Championship show at Stoneleigh, the judge was one of Finland's very well known and respected Rainer Vuorinen, so we expected a super turn out of dogs, I understand there were just over 100 entered.

BIS Mikko and RBIS Matkamies by Llovall Design
Winner of Limit dog was Elbereth Matkamies, and winner of Open Dog was Elbereth Mikko ShCM, the two boys are Good Citizen Award Holders, both having achieved Gold Level, so they were both entered in the Good Citizen class.  The judge spent what seemed an age making his decision between uncle and nephew, at one point raising both hands to the air saying Ohh la la!  He awarded the class to Mikko, and then went on to award Mikko the DCC, with Matkamies being called in to challenge for the res DCC, which he was given.

Elbereth Riku made a rare appearance to the ring - qualifying for Crufts 2012 by a second place in Post Graduate, and Elbereth Pilkku won the veteran dog class.  Of course at the end of the show tension mounted as the judge selected his BIS, which was Mikko, and then for RBIS he selected Matkamies over the BCC winner - the lovely Taimi.  Then when Pilkku won BVIS I was over the moon.  My breeder Teams were first and third and E Penikka qualified by a third in Open, plus cannot forget little Tiia, who was only at her second show - and was superbly handled by Sam Moore to win the Special Yearling class!

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