• Australian Champion
  • Australian Neuter Champion


  • RE
  • NTD
  • Colour: Cream
  • Hips: 9/8
  • Elbows: 0/0
  • Eyes: GRD
  • prcd-PRA: Clear

Mischa is our first Finnish Lapphund and was truly an amazing introduction to the breed. Her focus and love of training was limitless. Whilst she can be a little more reserved around strangers, she's very affectionate with her family and those she adopts as family. Everyone who meets her thinks she's a sweetheart and I've had numerous dog people want to steal her away because of her fantastic work ethic. She makes it easy to own a working dog. Her true love is obedience and trick-training and having attained her (two) conformation titles we turned our attention to this. We are having a lot of fun working and playing together. Mischa considers training to be a lot of fun.Her first real show career highlight came about on 28th Sept 2011 at the Royal Melbourne Show, Mischa was awarded Reserve Bitch Challenge. She came 2nd to her grand-dam Emmi and later competed against her sire Alaska for Runner-Up Best of Breed. 

Having been diagnosed with GRD, and having made the decision not to breed with her, Mischa was desexed on the 24th October 2011.
She gained her Neuter Champion Conformation Title on the 24th November 2012. 
It seems nothing can stop this girl, Mischa has now powered her way through Rally Obedience, earning her Rally Novice, Advanced and Excellent Titles. We decided not to pursue further titles in Rally with Mischa after the rule change. Some of the stations really weren't ideal for her and I elected to let her sleep in on weekends instead which she thought was just the best idea yet.
Mischa also earned her Herding Instinct Certificate on the 5th May 2013 but at the time it was decided not to pursue this further. She loves being close to her people, and while she showed the instinct to move the sheep, you could see that she didn't really love it as much as she loved being closer to her people. She'd take any opportunity to return to me and was just waiting for me to say it was over so we could be reunited.
Being retired from sports, but with too much personality to leave her sitting idle on the couch, Mischa made a comeback into the show ring. She's absolutely loving all the attention and it seems the judges are loving her too. She's racked up a handful of Neuter in Group awards and even converted a couple to Neuter in Show.



13/01/18 Runner up Neuter in Group   Lake George and Wamboin Mrs T McNeill (NSW)
29/01/17 Neuter in Group   Cranbourne Dog Club  Ms J O''Connor (Ireland) 
18/12/16 Runner Up Neuter in Group   Yarra Valley Kennel Club    Mr T Horchner 
04/12/16 Runner Up Neuter in Show   DV Royal Canin Summer Spectacular   Mr H Pybus (Canada)
04/12/16 Neuter in Group   DV Royal Canin Summer Spectacular  Mrs Z Salijevic (SWD)
10/09/16 Neuter in Group   Belgrave & District Kennel Club  Mr Peter Frost (Vic)
16/07/16 Neuter in Group   Metropolitan Canine Assoc. Mrs Joyce Sullivan (Vic)
25/06/16 Neuter in Group   Frankston & Peninsula KC Mrs J Atkinson (NZ)
18/06/16 Neuter in Group   Eaglehawke Kennel Club (PM)    Ms Kerryn Harvey (SA)
17/06/16 Neuter in SHOW   Bendigo Kennel Club Mr Wayne Douglas(Vic) 
17/06/16 Neuter in Group   Bendigo Kennel Club Mr George Gaut (Vic)
13/06/16 Neuter in SHOW   FLCV Specialty Open Show Mr J Marshall (Vic)
03/04/16 Neuter in Group   Canine Museum Foundation Inc  Mrs E Harding (Vic)
25/10/15 Neuter in Group   Southern Cross Kennel Club Mrs S L Bateup (VIC)
05/10/15 Neuter in SHOW   Kerang & District Ag (PM) Show Mr W Mooney (VIC)
05/10/15 Neuter in Group   Kerang & District Ag (AM) Show Mrs S Mashford (VIC)
13/07/13 Neuter in Group   Bungendore & Palerang District Miss L Carpenter (QLD)
13/02/13 Neuter in Group   Sapphire Coast K&O C Mr R Britton (NSW)
28/10/12 Neuter in Group                  Illawarra & South Eastern  Mr M Gunter (NSW)
27/10/12 Neuter in Group   Illawarra & South Eastern Mr Fynmore (NSW)
05/10/12 Neuter in Group   Cooma & District K&OC Mrs R Henderson (QLD)
28/09/11 Reserve Bitch    Royal Melbourne Show Mr B Skalin (SWD)



Date Fixture Qualification
04/04/15 Dogs Vic Easter Rally Trial Excellent Q 80 1st Place & RE Title
25/11/14 Dogs VIC OTEC Excellent Q 82
21/6/14 Hastings & District OB Club   Excellent Q 97
21/6/14 Hastings & District OB Club Advance (B) Q 94
14/07/13 Penrith K & O Club   Advance Q 80  - RA Title
10/06/13  ACT Companion Dog Club   Advance Q 88
18/05/13 ACT Companion Dog Club Advance Q 79
04/05/13 ACT Canine Association Inc Novice Q 90  -  RN Title
04/05/13 RNCAS Canberra Royal Novice Q 88
12/02/13 Sapphire Coast K&O Club Novice Q 93



Date Fixture Qualification
05/05/13 Working Dog Club of NSW Qualified, HIC