News & events 2003

12/2003

Christmas and New Year will be spent quietly -
recovering from the hectic autumn - work-wise ;-)

And the preparations for the coming
Imatra International Dog Show in February 2004
have been started.

Had a nice time in the Finnish Winner show -
my favourite scottie Quaint Goodwill ended up
as Reserve Best In Show!

11/2003

More official duties for me:
I have been elected to the board of Imatran Kennelkerho,
one of the oldest local dog clubs.

10/2003

In mid-October Jackie Marris-Bray was judging
cocker spaniels at the Spaniel Club of Finland show.
The entry was 24 puppies, 41 dogs and 58 bitches!

In the beginning of the month
I had been invited to judge at a Match Show in Mikkeli.
The organiser was a local spaniel club.
I was so looking forward to this appointment ;-)

And what a nice day it was!

My Match Show BIS was a lovely
Finnish Lappland Spitz (Suomenlapinkoira) puppy.

The runner-up was a 10-year old veteran Red Irish Setter,
third a very sound representative of a mixed breed
(Basset + Great Dane) and fourth
- well, you guessed it! - a black cocker dog.

09/2003

In the beginning of September
the Scottish Terrier Club had its
"last of the summer day" get-together at Kennel Sirkiss.
Together with my friend Niinuli, I promised to teach
the scottie people some country line dancing!!

And here are some photos of the Scottie day...

Me teaching line dancing

And again together with Sirkiss Sterling...

08/2003

August saw the traditional
Scottish Terrier Club show take place in Helsinki.
Besides acting as the official photographer for the club,
I also took part in the senior handler competition -
and was placed second with Sirkiss Sterling!

07/2003

Sirpa and I spent a hilarious evening updating her website.
Please check the new look of Sirkiss Scottish Terriers
by clicking on the banner.

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A dear friend of mine, Elena, got married at the end of the month.
What a lovely wedding it was -
the bride was beautiful, the groom handsome
and the third family member was not left out...
And what a swell party we had afterwards ;-)

Photo by Risto Märkälä

06/2003

A group of friends organised a hen night for our friend Elena,
she had a tough job judging some very nice toy - literally - dogs!

Lea Bogers from the famous Tripol's kennels in Holland came for a visit.
We had lots of fun while we did some sight-seeing, attended
the Cocker Club of Finland specialty show and visited some cocker kennels.
Lea was also judging in our local spaniel club's match show.

05/2003

I am now counting the days until the day in June when
my dear friend Lea Bogers from Holland comes to Finland for the first time.

I was brushing up my ring steward skills in the Hamina dog show in mid-May.

I was also helping my good friend Elena and the Irish Water Spaniel Club
to organise a nice spaniel show in Lohja.

And all the time working hard for the Imatra 2004 show ;-)

04/2003

Spent the Easter holidays helping my good friend Elena
in 'her' dog show in Lappeenranta. Had a lot of fun!

Otherwise a very quiet month.

03/2003

More responsibilities for me...
I have just been elected as Chair(wo)man of our local
spaniel club, Kaakkois-Suomen Spanielikerho.
Thank you to the club members for the vote of confidence.

Have just returned from Crufts...
I spent four whole days at the NEC,
checking several other breeds besides the cockers.

Photo by Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen

Congratulations to Ann Swärd for Hansi's success!
Many thanks to our "group leader" Marja Talvitie for a
beautifully organised trip with a bunch of doggy-minded people.
Special thanks to Elena - oh boy, did we have fun!
And what timing throughout the whole trip...
we were always at the right place at the right time.

I have been elected to the board of the local kennel district
(Kymenläänin Kennelpiiri ry) for the coming three-year period.

02/2003

The Imatra international dog show is over - for this year.
My good friend Rudy Feyaerts made his first ever visit to Finland
and we had a chance to chat about cockers.

The Imatra international dog show is approaching,
which keeps me pretty busy!
Soon I will see some very good friends from Belgium ;-)
I should also arrange my trip to Crufts...

01/2003

Happy New Year 2003 to everybody!

The latest photo of Sirkiss Sterling,
a Scottish terrier that holds a very special place in my heart.

 

a photo of Will in the summer of 1999

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