News - Year 2009-2010
Competition in Joensuu
Ilona had some troubles with one obstacle and she got failed on both
Competition in Kajaani
All of our competing poodles had fun with agility today. Day started
with Ilona. She got result 5 on both courses and was placed third on
second run. Then was Romeo's turn and he did two clear runs with some
Day ended with Säde and Nelle. On first run they both got failed on the
same spot. On second run they both made clear runs, Nelle with under a
Competitios in Siilinjärvi
On Saturday was Ilona on fire! She made three clear runs which two
of them in time! Her placements were first, second and first! Now only
one to go for intermediate class!
On Sunday was Säde's turn.
We strugled with poor grounding and Säde couldn't run as fast as usually.
Not our day.
Competitions in Varkaus and Turku
Ilona had two runs in Varkaus. Judge there was Tuomo Pajari. Both
runs Ilona got 10 mistakes and on first run she was placed third!
At the same time Säde was competing in our previous home town Turku. The
judge in Turku was Ritva Herrala. Säde was really on fire! On first run
we got clear run with super time -16,13! Säde was also placed third with
29 runs on that course! On second run we got failed with only one
mistake. On third run Säde got result 5 and was the fastest result 5
with placement 7/32!
10.9. Enjoue Billy The
Kid has found a new home
Out sweet boy Enjoue Billy The Kid moved to his new loving home. We
wish all the best for this charming boy in the future with his owner
© Lea Kela
Enjoue Bob The Builder is looking for loving home. Check out Puppies
-page for more information!
5.9. Kokkola Agility
Säde started the day with two runs. First run was failed because
Säde didn't listen and I decided to end the run early. On second run we
made a pretty fast clear run but after one little mistake by me we got
0,8 seconds overtime! This time Säde listened better.
15.8. Kuopio Agility
Säde had three runs under Anne Huittinen judgement. Results today
were 5, 10 and failed. Not our best day today.
10.8. Kajaani Agility
Nelle made a clear but slow run and Säde made a fast run but got
result 15 after mistakes. Nelle was placed first and Säde third. Romeo
made also a clear run but got overtime. He was placed fourth. Ilona
couldn't race because of her season.
7.8. Kemi Agility
Säde had her first runs with new haircut and what results we got! On
first run Säde got clear run and was placed second! With 31 runs and
winner being Finnish Agility Champion Säde got her first Agility
sertification for Finnish Agility Champion title! This was far more we
had ever imaginated!
On second run we got result 5. Runs were judged by Minna Jokisaari.
Säde was shown for the last time for now. She got Excellent and was
placed first in Champion class! After the ring Säde lost her hair and
will be concentrating on her agility career.
11.7. Maaninka Agility
Ilona got failed on both runs after wrong courses. Säde made one
clear run and got failed on second run.
9.7. B-puppies are born
Jewel got two male puppies! Check out Puppies page!
Ilona made a clear run with a bit overtime. Säde got failed after a
Poodles were judged by Tuula Plathan who really liked our Säde and
made her Best Of Breed with Cacib! This was our second Cacib from
Ilona was finally enjoying on her turn but got only Very Good. Now we
can set higher expectations to upcoming shows..
6.6. Iisalmi Agility
Second competition on the same weekend and we had two runs with
Ilona and Säde. Ilona made two nice runs with some mistakes! Clear run
isn't so far away..
Säde made only one mistake on both runs but they both got us failed. So
close, but so far!
5.6. Kajaani Agility
Again Ilona started the day. On her first run she got failed after
wrong course and on second run she got some mistakes.
Säde and Nelle ended the long day with nice results! On first run they
oth made nice clear runs and Säde was even placed third! On second run
they both made some mistakes.
After many weekends with agility we had a show day in Joensuu. Today
poodles were judged by Eeva Rautala. Ilona got nice critics with Very
Good and was placed third in Intermediate class.
Säde shined on her turn and was placed first in Champion class with
Excellent. On Best bitch competition she was placed third and got her
22.5. Lieksa Agility
A full day trip to Lieksa with four of our dog's on Tuija Kokkonen's
courses! Day started with Ilona and she made nice run on her first
course and got placed second! On second run she got failed.
Romeo made two clear runs with some overtime but was still placed second
Nelle and Säde had nice time on their runs but without any futher
On Saturday Ilona had two agility starts on Risto Ojanperä's courses.
She got some mistakes on first run but made a clear (but a bit slow) run
on her second run! Nicely done Ilona!
Säde had three starts on Sunday. First two were very nice and we did
clear runs! Unfortunately our spee wasn't enough today. On third run we
9.5. Oulu Agility
Ilona started her agility career on Jarmo Jämsä's courses.
Unfortunately both runs were failed after wrong courses. Säde made also
some mistakes on her turn so not really succesful day in Oulu.
After long weekend in Turku we ended our Finland tour in Vaasa
International Dog Show. Ilona was competing in Intermediate class and
got Very Good. Judge was Javier Sanchez from Spain.
Säde won champion class with excellent and ended up seccond in Best
bitch competition. Säde got her first re-cacib.
27.3. Helsinki Finnish
Poodle Club Specialy Show
We had a nice trip to Helsinki with poodle people from Kajaani and
also from Kuopio. Our journey started already on Friday and on Saturday
we wete at the Speciality Show with Säde and Ilona.
Säde made her best in her ring and got again Excellent from breed
specialist Ann-Charlotte Hillberger. She was paced third in her class
and didn't get placed in best bitch competetition.
Ilona got very nice critics from her judge Stefan Wächter and got Very
Good. She was placed fourth in her class.
After the rings we had such a nice time with our friends from other
parts of Finland.
Photos below were takes by Virve Tajakka and Taija Talvio, thanks!
Siilinjärvi Agility Competition
There were three runs for Advanced class in Siilinjärvi and Säde
took part all of them and Nelle only in the first. All runs were judged
by Anne Savioja. On first run Nelle got failed after a wrong course.
Säde got result 10 after two mistakes.
On second run we made our first clear run in Advanced class! Were were
placed 11. There were some of the best mini dogs in Finland competing
with us and many clear runs were made during this day.
The last run was maybe the best of all but unfortunately we got failed
after a minor mistake. Anyway it was very nice day in Siilinjärvi.
6.-7.3. Oulu Agility
We had total of six starts during this weekend in Oulu. Nelle had
one start on Saturday and one on Sunday and Säde had two starts each day.
Saturday wasn't really our day. We got failed on every run with various
Sunday was better and we didn't get failed anymore. Nelle made a clear
but too slow run. Säde got result 10 and few seconds overtime on first
run. On our final run I decided to practise a bit and we made a bit slow
but clear run! That wasn't so bad and we were placed third of 23 entries!
This was Säde's fifth run on this highest Agility class!
1.3. Finnish Poodle
Club - Turku district's meeting and rewarding the most winning poodles
Säde was rewarded as the top show toypoodle in Turku district year
2009. She was also #2 agility newcomer. She also got a prize for being
the most active poodle (results at least in two category) in the
district and for her Finnish champion title. Year 2009 was very joyful
23.2. Ilona's Healt
Ilona got her knees and eyes checked today. Knees were 0/0 and eyes
perfectly healthy. Very good news!
13.2. Oulu Agility
And again news with agility! We had the same team competing again
meaning Säde and Romeo. Courses today were judged by Tuomo Pajari. First
run was jumping course. Säde made it through even we had some
difficulties with it: Säde made the fastest run of all and won the race!
We got our ast agility setificate from intermediate class and will now
join Nelle in advanced class! Well done Säde!
Romeo made also a nice clear run with some overtime. On second run Romeo
got failed after some misunderstanding with his leader.
Säde also tried her luck first time in advanced class. The run was easy
but the leader too slow so we got result 5 and a bit overtime.
23.1. Kemi Agility
We were competing at Pakkasralli in Kemi with Säde and Romeo. There
were three starts for all on Saturday and we took part all of them.
First run was jumping course under judge Harri Huittinen. Säde got
result 5 with fast time so she was placed third. Romeo got too much over
time and was failed.
Second run was agility course under judge Anne Huittinen. Säde made an
excellent and fast run but unfortunately we were judged to result 5.
Säde had the fastest run of all and was placed third again. Romeo had
result 5 also and a bit overtime but nice run anyway!
Third run was agility course under judge Jarmo Jämsä. Both of our team
members were failed after a wrong course.
Säde's courses can be watched on our Video Gallery.
Today we had Ilona, Jewel and Säde in the ring. Ilona competed in
huge junior class with over 10 entries! Delightfully Ilona had nice time
in the ring and she got Excellent! No placement in class but this was
really nice start for Ilona's show year!
Jewel doesn't really have grown her hair so she got Very Good again. Now
she won't be shown until we are certain that she will have more hair.
Säde did her best in the ring and got Excellent. She was also placed
fourth in class.
© Salla Homanen
9.1. Kajaani Agility
We had one start for all of our competing dogs. Nelle started
evening with a clear run! Only few seconds overtime. In intermediate
class Romeo and Säde made clear runs too! Romeo got overtime but Säde
made the best time of all and won the race! Nice start for our agility
Finnish Winner and Nordic Winner International shows
These two shows ended our show year. Over 17 000 dogs were shown
during this weekend and two of them were our Säde and Ilona. Ilona
competed in junior class and Säde in champion class.
Ilona got Very Good both times and Säde got Excellent.
Such a nice weekend in Helsinki with many friends. Congratulations for
all who are happy with their results as we were!
This was our last happening for this year so Merry Christmas and A Happy
New Year 2010!
6.12. Turku Agility
Säde had three Agility runs today. All courses were judged by Marjo
Heino and they were very suitable for us. Unfortunately Säde has some
difficulties with some obstackles. All of our runs were fast but we made
same mistakes again and again. Säde was placed first, nineth and fourth
with some mistakes on every run.
29.11. Turku Agility
Nelle had today two starts in Turku. Courses were judged by Kari
Jalonen and they were very nice and suitable for Nelle. Nelle had nice
speed both times but unfortunately we were failed both runs because of
Our last "home show" in Turku was today. We
had Jewel in open class and Säde in champion class. Jewel had nice
temperament in the ring but because of her few hair judge Jean-Francois
Vanaken gave her only Very Good. She was placed second in class.
Säde did fine in her turn. Her judgement was Excellent and she was
placed third in class and fourth in Best bitch competition.
Thank you Taija for these photos and company during the day!
26.11. Turku unofficial
We were training for real competitions today with Jewel, Säde and
Nelle at unofficial Agility competition. Jewel had a run at beginners
class and she made a fast run! Because of her slow forerunner we passed
last jump and got result 5. We were placed third still. Well done Jewel!
Säde and Nelle competed in open class. Säde had too much drive and she
got failed after wrong course. Nelle did just fine and made nice clear
run at her turn. We were placed third also. Well done Nelle!
7.11. Kajaani Agility
Today we had total of six starts in Kajaani. Day started with Säde
and Romeo in intermediate class. The judge was Kari Jalonen and his
courses were pretty clear. From first round Säde got result failed after
a wrong course and Romeo got result 5 and a bit overtime. Second run was
better for Romeo and he made clear run but overtime again. Säde really
showed what's she is made of and did a fast clear run! She was placed
second with result -6,50. Two to go for advanced class!
Nelle had two starts in the afternoon in advanced class. We didn't
really get good results but we had nice time competing. On first run we
were failed after a wrong course and on second run we got result 10 and
On Saturday Nelle had two starts in advanced class. On first run
Nelle had very much drive and she did excellent job. We got result 5 and
only 1,5 seconds overtime which is a very good result for us! Second run
Nelle made worng course after visiting judge Jarmo Jämsä ;)
On Sunday Säde started her career in intermediate class. Säde didn't
really listen and made wrong course in the beginning. On second run we
made mistakes again and got result 15. Many got failed in that run so
Säde was placed third.
Speciality Show for FCI groups 2 & 9
Today we had Jewel and Ilona in the ring. Judge was Sergio Capps
from Brasilia. Ilona competed in junior class and got Very Good and was
placed third in class. Jewel was first time in open class. Delightfully
she got Excellent and was placed third in class.
26.-27.9. Turku Agility
On Saturday we had two starts with Säde. First run was fast but
unfortunately Säde made a stupid mistake and got result 5. Se was still
Second run we tried to make everything right and with some struggle we
made it true. Säde got her last clear run from novice class and got agility
sertificate for intemediate class! Well done Säde!
On Sunday we had two
starts with Nelle in the most demanding advanced class. First run wasn't
our best. We got result 5 and a lot overtime. Second run was better but
unfortunately Nelle got one jump wrong and we were failed. Well, now we
know what we have to train to get better results!
Speciality show for FCI groups 3 and 9
Today we had Jewel and Säde in the ring. Jewel had nice temperament
in the ring and she got nice critics too. She got Very Good and was
placed first in youth class. Säde had almost too much drive in her turn
in champion class. She got excellent and was placed second in class and
fourth in best bitch competition.
Best of breed was our friend's Virve's dog Ilmari (Toyway Trick Or Treat),
© Taija Talvio
13.9. Turku Agility
Säde had two starts in novice class with great results. First run was
perfect and we got no mistakes and the fastest time of all (-8,01) so
Säde won the run! Second run Säde got result 5 with excellent speed
(-11,02) and was placed second!
Nelle had two starts in intermediate class and what she did: she made clear runs
both time and was placed first and second! We got agility sertificate
and will compete in advanced class in the future! We're so proud of our
At the same time in Kajaani Romeo and Ilona
took part on a walk at Vuokatti with other poodles from Kajaani district.
The weather was wonderful and they had such a nice time
© Arja Karhu
Unofficial Agility Competition
Ilona started to compete in Kajaani at unofficial agility
competition. She had such a nice time with few mistakes and she was
placed fourth. Very nice start to Ilona's agility career! Romeo made a
bit slow run without mistakes. He was placed third.
5.9. Lieksa Agility
Romeo had three starts in Lieksa. Romeo had nice speed this time
with excellent results: on first run he was placed second with only few
seconds over time! On second run he was third with a bit more over time.
On third run he was failed after wrong course. Very nice day at Lieksa.
Congratulations to our friend Arja who won every competition in small
dogs intermediate class and thanks for this following photo!
1.9. Official health
test for Säde and Jewel
Säde and Jewel got today their eyes and knees checked. Both got
excellent judgements with clear eyes and knees 0/0!
Finnish Toy Dog Association speciality show
Säde started her show carrier in champion
class. Säde did it with style and was placed third in class with
excellent and fourth in best bitch competition. Judge was Georg Walter
After ring we had such a nice day with our friends. Thank you Virve and
Tiina for everything!
© Virve Tajakka.
15.8. Kuopio Agility
A 15 hour journey to Kuopio with five starts. Day started with Säde
and three runs in novice class. On first and second run Säde made wrong
course and was failed. The last run was the best of all and Säde made
wonderful and fast clear run! Finally she was the only one who made it
and was placed first! This was our first clear run!
Romeo was a bit tired after waiting over six overs for his runs in
intemerdiate class. On first run he made wrong course and was failed. Second run was
clear but slow. He was placed fourth.
Thank you Arja for these
nice photos and company during this long but joyful day!
In Kajaani Eija had one start with Romeo in
intermediate class and Elina had one start with Säde in novice class. Romeo made
clear but a bit slow run and was placed second. Säde got result 10 for
two mistakes and was placed fifth.
9.8. Kajaani Speciality
show for FCI groups 5 and 9
For once a show with now distance at all, how easy is that! And
again we were there with Säde and Ilona.
Ilona was a bit nervous but judge Tuula Plathan really liked her a lot.
Ilona got excellent critics and was placed second in junior class with
Säde again trying to catch
her last CAC for Finnish Champion title in open class. Judge Tuula
Plathan fell for our black sunshine and Säde won open class bitches with
excellent. Younger bitches didn't get excellent so Säde went best bitch
number one and got her last CAC! It got even better and Säde went also
BOB! Huge thanks for all the judges who made this possible.
8.8. Liminka Speciality
show for FCI groups 5/6 and 9
For this show we had again Säde in open class and Ilona in junior
class. Säde won her class with excellent and was placed third in best
bitch competition. Ilona didn't feel herself confident in the ring and
judge Markku Kipinä was very tough. Ilona got Good with nice critics.
Säde first time in open class with great results, she won open class
and was placed fourth best bitch with res-CAC. Ilona competed for the
first time in junior class. She got excellent and was placed second in
class with nice critics. Toys were judged by Elena Spector and
miniatures by Janiki Steinbuck.