October

VERY exciting litter....

Scan shows that Sylvi is in whelp, litter expected mid November. We believe this to be the first Finnish Lapphund litter in the UK produced by A.I. from frozen semen.

The sire of this litter is the very handsome Orso-Farm Äkäspenni. Pena has sired some lovely litters in Finland, he has a gentle temperament and excellent heath test results. Keep checking back for more news on
this litter!

Blairswolf

September

Following on from her daughter’s success last week, Jenni had a rewarding day at BAGSDS CH Obedience show , she was joint 3rd in Novice Bitch and won 4th place after the run off.

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Teija worked another great round at Birmingham & District GSD Association Obedience show and won 2nd place in Novice bitch.

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Jenni won 2nd place in Novice Bitch at Coventry DTC Obedience show, losing 4 marks......She is a star!

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Plans still in progress for our litter. Nature has its own timetable.

August
Teija wins 1st place in Novice at Worcester DTC obedience show. losing 2.75 marks. This was only her 6th time competing in the ring!

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Teija wins 4th place at Cheltenham & District DTC after a run off for 3rd place.

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Our photo on the welcome page of our website has been included in a 2013/14 calendar showcasing Finnish Lapphunds.

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Eeva got her final 2 qualifiers for her Level 1 title in Rally and she scored excellent in all 3 of them so has an Excellent designation on her title. She also has been placed 3rd with every qualifier She is now officially Blairswolf Tulikki of Ruddyduck WW12 RL1-A Ex.

"Photo courtesy of ‘R Bradley – Ruddyduck"

July
Eeva qualifies at her first Rally competition, Level 1A and 3rd place.

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Jenni and Teija placed 4th and 6th at Lichfield Companion Dog Show in the 'Junior' obedience class. (for dogs working Novice)

May
Teija was in joint 1st place in the Special (charity) class at Loughborough Obedience show, we were just pipped into 2nd after a run off. She only lost 3 marks. Jenni worked well in her novice class and was just out of the places, a pleasing performance though.

April
DNA tests carried out for Pompe's Disease and the results from Genoscoper show that Teija and Sylvi are clear. (Jenni not tested)

March
Jenni, Teija and Sylvi were eye tested and all had clear results on schedule A and B.

2013 yearbook page

"Designed by Wintadreama Design"


December



November
Plans being arranged for a litter in 2013.


October

At Whittlesey Obedience Show, our last show for this season - Sylvi won 1st place in Beginner Obedience plus a Certificate of Merit, this was her first time competing at a show. She only lost 2.5 marks! Following on in mum’s footsteps, great for the breed too!
1st – Sylvi (33) Losing 2 ½ “What a lovely round, they worked as a successful team which was great to watch. There were some crooked sits and presents, which was the only downfall. Your recall was excellent and was clear. It was a well-deserved win, and wish you all the luck in the future.”


What a wonderful summer for Blairswolf kennel.

September

Jenni has done it again, just a week after her first Beginner win she has won again! We are now out of Beginners and will start to compete in Novice next year and train for ‘A’. We can now use Beg Ex after her name.
1st No 75 Gail with Jenni , B, Finish Lapphund, B, Lost 4. “What a cracker of a round hard to fault with the odd wide on heelwork and not much else. You should have no trouble winning your novices with Jenni as she is great and your attitude is spot on. Very well done.”

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Jenni won the Beginner class at Coventry DTC Obedience show, so pleased with it coming so close after her success in the breed ring at WKC. Good to see that this breed can do well in the show ring and in Obedience too!

Jenni 1st beginner obedience Coventry DTC ~ (Photos Courtesy of Kieran Liggins Photography)

August
At WKC, under breed specialist Julie Vaughan (Carlacot) Jenni won her first CC. She was 1st Vet Bitch, BB and Best Veteran. She gains her stud book number.  We are so thrilled!

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Jenni was in a 3 way tie for first place in Obedience at Hatchford Brook Show, unfortunately we were just pipped and we came 3rd after runoffs. I was very pleased with her work today, couldn’t have asked anymore from her, especially as it was hot and humid.
3rd Mrs Blair with Thulens Jenni F. “Lapp losing 1.5 Jenni also had to run off for first place and was good enough to win on another day. This lady had three lapphunds in the class and each one was a credit to her, all worked well and had super attitudes. Well done.”

May
At the World Show Salzburg Eeva( Blairswolf Tulikki at Ruddyduck) was graded ’Excellent’, 1st Open Bitch, CACA, CACIB & WORLD WINNER AUSTRIA  2012! JUDGE - Jorgen Hindse. The next day at the World Club Show Eeva was again graded ‘Excellent. She then went on to win 1st Open Bitch CACA BEST OF BREED WORLD CLUB SHOW WINNER 2012!  JUDGE - Rudi Hubenthal. What a super weekend!  Congratulations to Eeva’s owner and handler, Rachel and thanks to your dad for keeping you company on the long journey.

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At Manchester CH Show Eeva was BOB, Qualified for Crufts 2013 JUDGE - Mr. S Band. Eeva also passed KC Good Citizen Bronze award and had her eyes tested and received a clear certificate.

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Jenni awarded 4th   in the Beginners Obedience class at Loughborough.
4th Mrs Blair Thulens Jenni Finnish Lapphund. “Another well motivated dog. A joy to watch you train when you brought your youngster in”.

January
We said goodbye to our special boy Loki. Nothing ever prepares you for days like these.  Loki was a super companion and a great ambassador for the breed, never a day went by when he didn’t make us smile.


* * * * Finnish Lapphunds are awarded championship status at 8 shows! * * * *


May
Rugby DTC CH Obedience Show Jenni was 4th in the beginner class.


April
Jenni was 3rd place, Beginners at MBCC Obedience Show.

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BAGDS, Coseley Obedience Show another 4th place for Jenni. She is working well but a little more concentration is needed….from both of us!



November
At the Finnish Lapphund Club of GB’s Open show Eeva won 1st Junior Bitch and 1st Yearling Bitch. Her sister, Sylvi came 2nd in Junior Bitch. Judge Markku Mahonen.


October
Sheffield GSD Society Jenni won 5th place in Beginners obedience.

September
5th place for Jenni in Beginners Obedience at Coventry DTC.

August
Jenni was 4th in Beginners at the Working Belgian Shepherd Dog Soc.Obedience Show.

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Worcester DTC obedience show, a nice round from Jenni gained her 2nd place in Beginners. I am pleased with Jenni as we compete at very few shows.

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Jenni is placed at nearly every show 4th place in Beginners for Jenni at Hatchford Brook Obedience Show.

May
At SKC Teija (Blairswolf Tellervo) was 3rd in PG D/B and Sylvi (Blairswolf Sima-Suu) was 1st in Jun. D/B. Their first outing at a major show. Not to be outdone their mum, Jenni, also competed at the SKC Obedience show and won 2nd in Pre Beginners.  Would have been placed in Beginners too but Gail didn’t know her left from her right and went the wrong way on the stewards command.

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Rally Obedience – At Aricia DTC’s practice rally competition Jenni was Joint 3rd.


April
Midlands Border Collie Club Obedience show Jenni won 5th place.

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At our first obedience show at BAGSD Coseley, Jenni wins Pre- Beginners and is 2nd in Beginners. She now has Pre- Beg Ex after her name!  That’s a good start to her obedience career.

(Photos courtesy of L.Perry, Obedience UK)

(Photos courtesy of L.Perry, Obedience UK)


April
Five gorgeous pups have arrived. All doing well - 3 bitches, 2 dogs. Three black and tan, one black and one brown, our first litter at Blairswolf.


September
Jenni passed the KC Good Citizen Silver Test.

March
Crufts - Jenni 2nd in Open Bitch, 1st KC Good Cits & RBB! Wonderful that the Finns visiting Crufts came over to congratulate us.


September
Jenni passed the KC Good Citizen Bronze Test.


August
Nishmah, our special, precious girl has died. She was a truly faithful friend and teacher.

July
Leeds Ch. Show Jenni (Thulens Jenni) wins 2nd Open Bitch and RBB


April
Gail and Nishmah are awarded the RSCTA award for an ‘Outstanding Partnership’in recognition of their achievements in Working Trials, the Show Ring and PAT Dog etc. This is the first time this award has been made. We are very proud of our special girl.

March
Nishmah (Shameena Mystic Charm CDX UDX) receives the Platinum Award from the Rough and Smooth Collie Training Association for gaining 12 points on their Versatility Scheme. She is the ONLY Rough Collie to have achieved this award. You can see Nishmah on the Roll of Honour here www.rscta.co.uk



Finnish Lapphunds are moved from Import Register to Rare Breed status


At The RSCTA AGM Nishmah is awarded the Achievement Award for Working Trials.

November
Loki wins 3rd place and Best Track Trophy at BAGSDs Open Working Trial at Long Compton 178.5/200 marks NQ. Judge N Ansell.

April
At the Finnish lapphund Club of GB annual awards, Loki awarded the Severnside Trophy. Finnish Lapphund of the Year – most points gained at Open breed shows.

January
Leamington DTC Working Trial Section’s annual competition Loki won 1st place Pre – CD with 90 /100marks


Nishmah receives the ‘RSCTA Achievement Award’ for Working Trials.

November
Nishmah Qualifies UDX and wins 1st place at Leamington DTC CH. Working Trial192/200 marks. Judge Ellie Rushton.

July
Nishmah qualifies UDX at ASPADS CH Working Trial, Scarborough.171/200 marks Judge Mrs C Crawshaw

March
Nishmah (Shameena Mystic Charm) qualifies UD & 1st place at Brocket Park Open Working Trial 195/200 marks Judges Mr C Ball & Mrs F Ball

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Banbury & District Dog Training Society, Working Trial Progress Test – Level Three. Nishmah gained 95.5/100 marks!

April
At the Finnish Lapphund Club of GB AGM Loki was awarded the Leemax Trophy, he was joint ‘Pup of the Year’ – most points gained at Ch breed shows  and also won the Millermead Trophy – Best Opposite Sex  to the Finnish Lapphund of the Year.

July
Nishmah (Shameena Mystic Charm) qualifies CDX at ASPADS CH. Working Trial at Scarborough 90.5/100marks.Judge Mr B Lynch

March
Nishmah (Shameena Mystic Charm) qualifies CDX at Tewkesbury CH. Working Trial 91/100 marks Judge M. A Shepherd. I am told that Nishmah is the first Rough Collie to qualify at a Working Trial for over 40 years.


August
Nishmah, (Shameena Mystic Charm) wins CD NQ at The Mercian Open Trial. This was the first time that Nishmah had competed at a trial.

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Coventry Ladies Kennel Society Limit show Nishmah 2nd Open

April
At Coventry Foleshill, Canine Association Nishmah was 1st AV PG

January
2nd place in Open for Nishmah at Leicester City Canine Society

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National Working & Pastoral Breeds Open show Nishmah was 1st P.G.

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Our handsome Finnish Lapphund Puppy arrives home!  He’s certainly got plenty of energy and can howl like a wolf!


December
Coventry Ladies Kennel Society, Nishmah is 2nd in PG.

November
Coventry Foleshill Canine Society Nishmah 1st PG & BOB.

September
Coventry Ladies Kennel Society Limit Show, Nishmah si 1st AV Special Yearling, 2nd AV Working Open and Best Rough Collie.
Smooth Collie Club of GB CH. Show 3rd PG

January
At Coventry Ladies Kennel Society Nishmah is 1st Junior  and 2nd Puppy


November
Nishmah wins 1st Junior at Coventry Foleshill Canine association.

September
At her first breed show Nishmah wins 1st in Minor Puppy (aged 8 months) and also won the Monksriding Salver!