I just love returning to Victoria. We were staying with our good friends at Lempo Kennels in order to attend the Finnish Lapphund Club of Victorias Specialty Champ Show. This year they had secured Finnish Judge Mr Matti Tuominen who had agreed to give written critiques and gradings (Excellent, Very Good, Good etc) in addition to our usual show process so it was all a bit exciting (and nerve wracking) to wait until the end to receive the judges feedback and see how we did.
The show itself was run so well. I have to thank the steward for this. Glen Cunningham is an amazing individual and really goes above and beyond to keep everything running smoothly in the ring. Outside the ring the FLCV Show committee work tirelessly to keep everything seamless. To the point where the poor show secretary, Sue Sharp of Janoby Kennels didnt even get to celebrate the moment when two dogs of her own breeding were running off for Best in Specialty Show. Such dedication!
So for those interested in the results all of our Lappies did pretty well. They all received an Excellent grading.
Titan [Pakkanen av Vintervidda (Imp NOR)] took 2nd in the Junior Dog class.
Dolce [Aus Ch. Armahani Crystal Caibmat RN] was unplaced in a tough Aus Bred line up.
Summer [Aus Ch. Lecibsin Sametti (Imp UK)] was 1st in a competitive Junior Bitch class.
Mischa [Aus Ch. & Neut Ch. Armahani Bloodstone Bilaidit RN] was 2nd in the Neuter Bitch class.
Summer went on to win Junior in Show over the Junior dog class winner. We are thrilled with this little beauty. She really shone on the day and we couldnt be happier with all of the dogs on what was a very long day.
Home to the infamous