12/17/2005: Winner 2005
The most glamorous of the International shows of the year is always in December in Helsinki. This year was quite special, as although the number of dogs entered was small, we had participants from all the Nordic countries and also from Germany! The quality was really good, so it was quite exciting ringside. To make this year special the next day was the Nordic Winner 2005 held at the same place. Unfortunatly I couldn't attend, I'm sure it would have been fun too.
Despite the hard wind and a lot of sleep deprivation on my note we had a nice afternoon at the conformation show.
On a walk around the Meiko lake with friends. A sunny saturday in September. The dogs had a blast running and swimming.
08/13/2005: Unofficial hunting test
Unofficial hunting test of the toller club. A first and aA lot of fun!
08/06/2005: Summer Day
07/31/2005: Specialen Show, finals
07/31/2005: Specialen Show
Pictures from the show of the Swedish Toller Specialty.
07/28/2005: Swedish Specialty, thu-sat
The Swedish Toller specialty is always spectacular but the specialties in Malmö tend to be extra spectacular. Obedience and agility on Thursday, Tolling hunt tests and regular hunt tests on Friday and Saturday and a magnificient official show with 280 tollers entered! We left our dogs at home and enjoyed the events 100% and more!
07/09/2005: Summer Day with Emma
We had again the pleasure of taking care of Capsi's sibling Emma. The day was beautiful and we went to visit our friends who have granpa Nitro & co.
07/02/2005: Small Fetcher
Small Fetcher puppy reunion in idyllic Velkua. None of Chili's siblings came, but we still had a great day by the sea. Participating were besides us the Small Fetcher dogs Fransu and Fanni, Dolly, Dolly's kids Debi, Eppu and Rölli from the F litter.
Midsummer was spent in Vasa. Only pics that were taken during the mini-holiday were from the day we spent by the sea.
Capsi's dad Ferro was our guest for a couple of weeks in June. It was so fun to have him with us again and he fit very nicely in our little pack. Here a few pics from a walk.
06/04/2005: Dessy's puppies
The puppies of Dessy (Sienna-Red Star Destiny) and Vertti (Hedera's Nice Friendly) are Sienna-Red Bellatrix (girl) and Sienna-Red Aquila (boy). Dessy herself is from a litter of two, her brother's name is S-R Star Eagle. Bellatrix is the name of a star and Aquila is eagle in latin :-).
06/04/2005: Kia & Co
Visiting Capsi's breeder Benita. A few pics of Aki, Capsi's littermate, Kia, Capsi's mom and Tiara, Capsi's little sister
05/28/2005: Retriever test with Chili
Had a good try on the retriever instinct test with Chili. She passed the first parts (water retrieves, free search) but failed the last part, where she's supposed to follow a rabbit track and bring back the bunny. The tracking was perfect but for some reason she refused to pick up the bunny.
05/21/2005: Training with Emma II
Training with Emma, Capsi's sister. Emma is getting more used to game again so the training is going well.
05/14/2005: Training with Emma
Capsi's littermate Emma and Chili training for the retriever test.
05/14/2005: Danish Training Day
The Finnish Toller club had it's 15-year-specialty this weekend and on saturday we had a hunt training day with the judge Finn Lange from Denmark (kennel Huntmasters). It was a very intreresting day and we got lots of good ideas from mr Lange.
Agility practice outside in the sun was nice for a change. After the practice we went to train with Capsi's sister Emma and had all in all a very nice evening.
04/25/2005: Lara & Merri
04/24/2005: Show in Sibbo
A nice Sunday at a small show in Sibbo.
04/17/2005: Training in the forest
A warm wonderful Sunday was spent in the forest. Capsi and Chili searched the area in turns.
04/17/2005: "Rescue dog" Capsi
We passed by a search and rescue training court today and let Capsi try out the place. None of us had ever been to place like that before so we were all a bit curious!
04/16/2005: Spring Saturday
The snow is gone and it's just great to be able to walk freely in the forest, almost with a little risk of getting lost.
04/09/2005: Pirkan Damit
Chili participated in an unofficial "working test", a test for young retrievers. It was all in all a very nice day although we didn't get many points.
04/05/2005: Walk with Mila
On a nice afternoon walk with Mila (Tollerbay Strawberry). The girls had a blast running together in the woods and on the ice.
03/25/2005: Good Friday with Emma
Long time since we've been out with Capsi's sister Emma and her people. Nice walk, and the weather was real nice too!
03/25/2005: Morning walk
02/27/2005: Misc winter pics
02/25/2005: Warming Up in the Snow
Before a training session of agility we had a warming up walk in the snow. Nice crisp weather and a little sunshine.
02/20/2005: Gunshot training
We were listening to gunshots with Chili's cousins and other relatives. Afterwards the dogs had a blast in the snow.
02/12/2005: In the Forest with Four
02/11/2005: Fun with Four
Nekku and Deli came to stay with us for a day and we got a taste of life with four tollers, nice....
01/21/2005: Weekend with Cotton
A nice weekend with Cotton (Great Dane) and his owners in a cottage by a little lake.