This Breed Diary currently consists of the following archives of posts :
– David Rolfe’s posts (from the beginning of 2012) which were previously published in the “Breed Notes” section of the weekly “Dog World” magazine http://www.dogworld.co.uk/
– Hannah Thompson’s posts (from the beginning of 2013) and David Knights’ posts (from October 2016) which were previously published in the “Breed Notes” section of the weekly “Our Dogs” magazine. http://www.ourdogs.co.uk/
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Just a bit late, and for the interest of those who regularly show their dogs. I have had a look at dates for championship shows which schedule classes for FS, and including shows which have already gone I have found … Continue reading
For the second consecutive year the Finnish Spitz Best of Breed at Crufts was a dog brought over from Finland for the show. On a fine day in contrast to much the weather has had to offer recently we were … Continue reading
If you are available on Saturday 22nd April and would like a day out with your dog look no further than the Spotlight on Hounds day being run by the Afghan Hounds Association at Chievely Village Hall, which is near … Continue reading
At Manchester show on the first day, 19th January, the top winners were both Puppies, although there were other older dogs in competition. Best of Breed was Karen Byrne and Angela Cavill’s recent import from Finland, Kekkeruusin Emma Through Toveri, … Continue reading
Firstly I have to start with apologies for not having any note for a few weeks, a combination of Christmas, work and academic commitments and man flu seemed to have filled my life in recent weeks. Anyway I would like … Continue reading
Irene Slater has sent me the following, which shows how well a Finnish Spitz can be trained with perseverence. As far as I know only Valokki bred dogs (Irene’s breeding) have achieved this award. “Valokki Kielo (aka Pepper) owned by … Continue reading
For Abby and me, the last show of 2016 was the Stourbridge & District Canine Society Open show held on Tuesday 27th December. Finnish Spitz classes are scheduled for this show, and to support our breed they are only three … Continue reading
Unfortunately there is not much to say about our results from LKA. The entry for Mrs V Phillips was just 12 dogs, of which one was NFC, two were absent, and one was not taken into the ring. The bitch … Continue reading
On Saturday 26th November the Finnish Spitz Club held the Nordic show, a show for all of the spitz breeds recognised by the UK Kennel Club. This is also the Finnish Spitz Club’s open show and judge Jane Maxwell of … Continue reading
The Nordic show, hosted by the Finnish Spitz Club, attracted an overall entry of 339 dogs, which included 19 Finnish Spitz. Of these, there were seven absentees, all from Scotland – I hadn’t heard that the border had been closed! … Continue reading