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Finnish Spitz - week 22Updated : 23/05/2017

THE ENTRY for Finnish Spitz at SKC has, for a number of years, been small, but this year was somewhat greater than the past couple of years. For family reasons Ian Byrne, who had been appointed, had to withdraw at a date shortly before the show, having attracted an entry of seven dogs. The substitute judge was Mr J Horswell,...

Finnish Spitz - week 20Updated : 12/05/2017

RECENT shows have given me an opportunity to write new breed notes, and to bring readers up to date with some of the happenings in our breed.      The first of recent shows was WELKS. Unusually for the Three Counties showground, near Malvern, we were able to show in the outside rings, in reasonable weath...

Finnish Spitz - week 13Updated : 23/03/2017

JUST A bit late, and for the interest of those who regularly show their dogs. I have had a look at dates for championship shows which schedule classes for FS, and including shows which have already gone I have found that we have three Thursday shows, six on Fridays, four on Saturdays, two on Sundays and one on a Monday (a ba...

Finnish Spitz - week 12Updated : 15/03/2017

FOR THE second consecutive year the Finnish Spitz BOB at Crufts was a dog brought over from Finland for the show. On a fine day in contrast to what the weather has had to offer recently we were confined in the halls of the NEC, with a long wait until just after 2pm for our judging to begin.      For this...

Finnish Spitz - week 7Updated : 09/02/2017

IF YOU are available on Saturday April 22 and would like a day out with your dog look no further than the ‘Spotlight on Hounds’ day being run by the AHA at Chievely Village Hall, which is near Junction 13 of the M4. This is the fourth year that the event will have been run, and this year the focus will be on esse...

Finnish Spitz - week 5Updated : 24/01/2017

AT MANCHESTER, on the first day, the top winners were both puppies, although there were other older dogs in competition. BOB was Karen Byrne and Angela Cavill’s recent import from Finland Kekkeruusin Emma Through Toveri, also taking BP, and RBCC went to David Knights and John Stokes’ Toveri Tosca of Lelaps. &nbs...

Finnish Spitz - week 2Updated : 05/01/2017

IRENE Slater has sent me the following, which shows how well a Finnish Spitz can be trained with perseverance. As far as I know only Valokki bred dogs (Irene’s breeding) have achieved this award: “Valokki Kielo (aka Pepper), owned by Kieron and Stacey Wells in the Midlands, has successfully passed the KC Good Cit...

Finnish Spitz - week 1Updated : 29/12/2016

FOR ABBY and me, the last show of 2016 was Stourbridge. Finnish Spitz classes are scheduled for this show, and to support our breed they are only three so that a C list judge could be appointed. Our judge was Clare Masters with her first appointment, demonstrating that she has absorbed finer points from judging seminars. The...

Finnish Spitz - week 52Updated : 19/12/2016

UNFORTUNATELY there is not much to say about our results from LKA. The entry for Mrs V Phillips was just 12 dogs, of which one was NFC, two were absent, and one was not taken into the ring.      BCC, BOB and BP was Lindsay and Adam Morriss’ Enkelini Kuiskaus, handled in the challenge by Clare Mas...

Finnish Spitz - week 49Updated : 01/12/2016

THE NORDIC show, hosted by the Finnish Spitz Club, attracted an overall entry of 339 dogs, which included 19 Finnish Spitz. Of these, there were seven absentees, all from Scotland – I hadn’t heard that the border had been closed! The judge for our breed was Jane Maxwell, who did make it from Scotland. BOB was my ...

Finnish Spitz - week 45Updated : 03/11/2016

AT THE Finnish Spitz Society’s open show at Corley Village Hall we had an entry of 21 dogs for judge Rodney Oldham. These included one NFC but present, and two absentees, both owners having good reasons for being unable to attend. The 18 dogs present made 28 entries.      BB and BIS was Hannah an...

Finnish Spitz - week 41Updated : 04/10/2016

THE FSC held its 49th championship show where the judge was long time breed specialist, owner and breeder, Mrs J Mansfield.      Due to a confusion over a hall booking the show had to be transferred from Baginton to Lewknor Jubilee Hall, near Watlington in Oxfordshire at short notice. I don’t thi...

Finnish Spitz - week 39Updated : 20/09/2016

I WANT to tell you a story – no, not a fairy tale. In what seems to be the dim distant past judges would often stop to chat to the exhibitors on completion of the judging, frequently by coming to the benches.      At Richmond our judge, Norma Window, did come to talk to our few exhibitors showing...

Finnish Spitz - week 35Updated : 23/08/2016

A WEEK after Bournemouth and we were off again, this time to WKC. It was raining, so it had to be WKC. With an early start, being in the ring at 9.30am for judge Ben Reynolds-Frost we had an entry of ten dogs, all present although one of them was not shown. DCC and BOB and subsequently G4 was awarded to Robert Greaves’...

Finnish Spitz - week 34Updated : 17/08/2016

OUR ENTRY at Bournemouth show in recent years has usually been small, not even reaching double figures. This is one of the shows from which we shall be losing CCs in 2019. However, on a warm but slightly breezy day the entry this year for judge Jean Lanning was 12 dogs making 14 entries, although two of those were absent. ...

Finnish Spitz - week 33Updated : 09/08/2016

FOR ME, at any rate, the weekend of Aug 6-7 was rather busy with two shows. On the Saturday we travelled north to the Houndshow encountering heavy traffic as we approached and reached Stafford, and with three six-month-old puppies in two cars we could have done with arriving a little earlier. However, we were all in good tim...

Finnish Spitz - week 30Updated : 21/07/2016

SINCE my last notes there have been a couple of events before the major show season starts. But, first a correction: I have seen Cyril Gilbert’s show critique, but recorded as having been for the wrong organisation. Club should be Society.      Blackpool had an entry of just two dogs for judge St...

Finnish Spitz - week 25Updated : 14/06/2016

THESE notes include a little bit of catching up as well as reporting on the more recent show. As secretary of the FSS I was rather preoccupied with preparations for the Society’s ch show, so have not earlier reported on the results at Southern Counties. Our entry at this show, for Finnish judge Elina Haapaniemi, was si...

Finnish Spitz - week 23Updated : 03/06/2016

ON BANK holiday Monday, we went to two shows in one. The South West Hound Club had accepted an invitation to hold an open show at Bath championship show, and Finnish Spitz have classes at both shows. However, the entries for FS at both shows were just three dogs, although not the same three – the differences were litte...

Finnish Spitz - week 22Updated : 25/05/2016

AT SKC where the FS judge was Andrew Brace, only one dog was entered, although I have heard of another who would have been entered and shown if the owner had not missed the entry date. No CC and BOB were awarded.      Recently I became aware, through an email sent to me by an observant person, that the...

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