Elbereth Finnish Lapphunds

Monday, 29 April 2013

FLC of GB Championship Show

The 6th April saw the FLC of GB Championship show - the first Crufts qualifying show for Matka x Penikka's pups so we were excited to see them out under Finnish specialist Matti Tuominen.  What a lovely day, with some super results and the babies did us proud.
E Hunajakarhu

In puppy dog E Miskakarhu & E Hunajakarhu made their mark, with a 1st and 3rd respectively - thus both qualifying for Crufts 2014,  with Miska going onto win Novice dog too.  His critique from the judge was "Excellent type and proportions, beautiful strong masculine head and beautiful expression, good bone and well angulated, good body and good top line.  Good mover and well presented." 
E Hunajakarhu added a 2nd in Junior, and the comments were "Excellent type, good proportions with good bones, lovely masculine head with good expression, well angulated, not yet in full coat.  Good mover and well presented."

Then Kay & Charlie's  Elbereth Myrsky qualified from Yearling, which is lovely as he has very busy weekends so doesn't get to many shows.

Suomenlapinkoira - Multi Champion Elbereth Matkamies ShCM RBIS
Dog CC - Multi Ch Elbereth Matkamies ShCM
The open dog and good citizen class were won by Matkamies, who was then awarded his seventh CC.  His critique read, "Excellent type, good proportions, pleasing head and expression, good neck, top line and tail set, excellent coat quality, well angulated and moves well, showing himself very well."

Then it was time for the girls to do their bit, with puppies E Suvituuli and E Kaikki Meille Allforus in the puppy bitch class.  With Tuuli taking the win just ahead of her sister, Tuuli's report was "Lovely puppy of excellent type, excellent proportions,
Suomenlapinkoira - Elbereth Suvituuli BOS puppy in show
E Suvituuli
very promising head and expression, excellent tail set and angulation, moves very well.  Very promising."
and for Kaikki, "
Very nice puppy with excellent head, good neck and top line, well sprung ribs, would like to see better bone, well angulated and moves well.  These two girls also secured further placings in junior/novice.

E Miskakarhu (photo by Karen Anderson)

With Miska & Tuuli taking Best puppy dog and bitch respectively - it meant the finale was the litter mates challenging each other for Best Puppy in Show, with the lad, Miska taking the award of BPIS.

Finnish Lapphund Puppies - sire E Matkamies x E Penikka
L to R: Miska, Kaikki, Tuuli, Karhu
All above photos courtesy of Mark Treasure, except where stated

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