29 August 2010

Summary of the summer, part 1

We have enjoyed the record warm summer and have not had time nor energy for updates, sorry. Here are some highlights and photos from our activities. Let's start backwards from June.

Finnish Whippet Club National Specialty & Open Show

Mustiala, 5.-6.6.2010
Judges Agneta Kappers, Sweden (Kapriol) ja Hanne Berit Husby, Norway (Terra Whisetta)

At the open show

* Pippuri (S. Peppar Peppar) was Best bitch nr. 3 & BIS senior, she also won the competition for best bitch's head & expression
* Nipsu (C'mere Jalokivi) "Best bitch nr. 5"

At the national specialty

* Saga (S. Pinquana) was Best bitch nr. 3 & BOS senior
*Softouch breeder's group BIS-2 on both days

Ch. Softouch Pinquana

BOS senior S. Pinquana & BOB senior Peperone Parahandy

C'mere Jalokivi

BOB & BOS senior Softouch Peppar Peppar and Leyendas Spongebobsquarepants

Kotka international show 19.6.2010, judge: Robert Paust, USA

Lola (S. Wild at Heart):

Best bitch nr. 3, res-cc, reservce-cacib, which will be changed to cacib, Congratulations!

World Show & Sighthound Specialty, Denmark, June 2010

In June we travelled to Denmark for a holiday and shows. The weather was lovely all the time and we spent some nice days in beautiful surroundings. First show was the sighthound specialty in Fredericia with Robert Paust, USA, judging.

Fjalle (S. Wild Hawk): EXC in open class

Below: Nipsu (C'mere Jalokivi): EXC/1 + BOB intermediate dog, her brother C'mere Jöröjukka being BOS

At the World Show both Fjalle and Nipsu got EXC in their classes and Nipsu also made the cut among the seven best bitches in big junior class. Pippuri won the veteran bitches under Per Iversen, Norday, so becoming World Veteran Winner -10, and was chosen BOB veteran by Espen Engh, Norway. She also made the cut among the eight best veterans in the main ring under Philip John, India.

Nipsu and Pia at the World Show

World Veteran Winner -10 Ch Softouch Peppar Peppar

Pippuri was also BOB veteran

Pippuri in the BIS veteran ring

And the following day we said Goodbye Denmark!