Kennel Club Stud Book 3972CL

Photo at 7 years - by Sirpa Huusari

"Will" was born on November 13th, 1998.
He was named after my favourite playwright, William Shakespeare,
hoping that he'll have similar success in the world's stages.
Already as a small puppy he looked to be full of quality both in style and temperament.
My hopes were fulfilled when he started his show career:
he was awarded Best Puppy In Show prize in the first two shows he attended,
ending up with Best Puppy In Show prizes in four different countries!
He got his first CAC in Finland at the age of 9½ months.
But what was most important to me was
that he was praised for his structure and temperament
- two basic building blocks for a true cocker.

At the age of 20 months he got his first German CAC, combined with Club-CAC
given to the best dog out of open, working and champion class winners.
A month later he got his second Finnish CAC, was twice Best of Breed,
crowning one BOB with Best In Group 2 placement.

In 2000 he got his third & last Finnish CAC, but he's not
Finnish Champion, having not passed the working test.
In the test he fetched from the water everything else except
the official dummy, so the judge just could not let him pass ;-)

More photos in Like mother ... like son and in Will's own photo album.
And if you want to see the whole family together, click here.

Will was the first Finnish-bred cocker spaniel to travel to England
under the Pet Passport Scheme and to take part in a Championship show
- the London Cocker Spaniel Society Ch show in December 2000.
He was placed second in his first class, Special Open Black/Black&Tan,
and got a VHC (very highly commended) in the Any colour Open.
For more information on our first trip to England, click here.

In later shows in the UK he did extremely well,
getting a Kennel Club Stud Book number and thus qualifying
for Crufts for life in his third appearance in the UK show rings.
It was fitting that it was again the London Cocker Spaniel Ch show -
in December 2001, almost exactly a year from our first UK show.

Will's pedigree

C.I.B Fin & Lu Ch Finw-93 FinW-96
Sirkiss Red Velvet
Fin Ch
Leavenworth Tradition
Bidston Solomon
Int & Fin Ch
Leavenworth Butter Kiss
C.I.B & Fin Ch
Sirkiss Twisted Trick

Margate Indian Treasure
C.I.B Fin & No Ch
Leavenworth Trick of Kisses
C.I.B Fin & Ee & Lu & De (VDH) Ch
Sheerclever Wicked Game
Fin & Lu Ch
Hamilton du Domaine de Makno
C.I.B Fin Ch
Geristavor Dark Shadow

Fine Fleur du Domaine de Makno
C.I.B Fin Ch EuJW-91
Charbonnel Sheer Clever

Helenwood Sounds Familiar

Salora Painted Angle of Covana


Living in Belgium


Sirkiss Trademark 'Oliver'
9.11.1997 - 28.5.2010

"Oliver" was bred by Sirpa Huusari.
This lovely always happy boy lived in Belgium with his co-owners
Daniel & Sabine Hanson of du Domaine d'Haïsha fame.
For more photos of Oliver, click here.

Oliver's pedigree

C.I.B Fin & Ee Ch
Margate Wheels On Fire
C.I.B Fin & Am Ch EuJW-94 JWW-94 FinW-95 WW-95 WW-98
Northworth Madman's Return

GB Sh & Fin Ch
Spinneyhill Sadler

C.I.B Fin & Dk & Sp Ch EW-93
Northworth Vulgar Taste
Margate No Limit C.I.B Fin & Ee & Ch KBHV-94
Sheerclever French Memories
Fin Ch
Northworth Set The Limit
Fin & Ru Ch
Sirkiss Trick Of Trade

Stocdale Stand By Me At Margate

Stocdale Boogie Woogie

Stocdale Must Be Magic
C.I.B Fin Ch
Sirkiss Twisted Trick

Margate Indian Treasure
C.I.B Fin & No Ch
Leavenworth Trick Of Kisses