Run free my love
Game time to let go the dearest of all - Helmi.
The difficulties to move because of arthrosis and also breething
begun to be difficult, obviously because of tumors. Thank you dear
for these 11 years! Now you can run without pain with mother Sini
and brother Heikki.
Hamina international show Tuuli: CAC, CACIB and
And again with Tuuli at unofficial agility competition. We were
Unofficial rally competiton in Kouvola. Tuuli was
second in novice class with 92 points and Helmi got no result in
open class with 55 points.
Again with Tuuli at unofficial agility competition. We were
Tuuli's back was Xrayed and it was oki: LTV 0, SP
0 ja VA 0.
New pictures from the hips too and same result C/C.
With Tuuli at unofficial agility competition. We were
Tuuli 2 years.
Helmi at rally in Kouvola. We got third result
innovice class with 77 points and RTK1 with a medal. We placed
With Tuuli in Lohja in MH character description. We
got it through.
The last show this year in Porvoo. Tuuli in youth
class EXC 1 CQ BB2 and RES CAC.
Tuuli in Riihimäki international show in youth class
EXC 1 CQ BB1 CAC CACIB and BOS.
In Kouvola show Tuuli in youth class EXC 1 CQ PN2
and RES CAC, Helmi in veteran class EXC 1 CQ BB3 and BOB veten. This
was a good time to finish Helmis's show career and she lost her hair
Briard special show in Paimio. Tuuli VG 4 in
intermediate class and Helmi started veteran class with G, because
she would not move properly in the ring.
It's again timo for goodbyes. Saaga (Kannusruohon
Hohtosinisiipi) was put to sleep because of a big tumor in her thigh.
Tough and happy Saaga survived many troubles and can now run free.
Thaks to Tuija and Visa for giving the best home to Saaga and
strength in your crieving.
Helmi and other the Kannusruohon H-puppies that
still are among us 8 years. Happy birthday!
18. & 21.7.2016
Helmi's brother Surri visited Kouvola and we went
for a walk in two evenings. Tuuli was also with us even though she
is not in the photo.
Unofficial rally competiton in Kouvola. Tuuli was in
traine's class fourth with 91 ppoints and Helmi had the same
placement in novice class with 84 points.
Briards working and playing day in Tampere Tuuli
tried again palying.
The windy day in Kotka international show was
Tuuli's day: CAC, CACIB and BOS.
Tuuli's first unofficial agility competition was
moustly headless running. Everybody else had fun but me. We were
In Hamina international show Tuuli was first time in
intermediate class and she was second best bitch with CAC and RES
CACIB which will turn into CACIB.
Our first show this year in Helsinki
Tuomarinkartano. Tuuli got CAC and was BOS.
Again one of the litter has gone. Sulo (Kannuruohon
Hopeakoisa) was put to sleep. Sulo had trouble in stomach and hips
and his behaviour was also erratic and at times aggressive. It was
the best decision because of his owner's situtation in life.
Tuuli was x-rayed. Hips C/C and elbows 0/0.
Tuuli 1 year.
Visited our cabin in Sippola.
Good girls got lots of presents.
5. and 6.12.2015
Tuuli at her first official shows in junior class in
Helsinki 5.12. G and 6.12. VG.
With Helmi in Heinola at rally test no result with
Helmi's rally test in Kouvola. Novice class 85 points and placement 12.
We spend the weekend at briard autumn camp learning tracking and
Tuuli also a littyle agility.
Tuuli BOB puppy in Porvoo dog show.
Helmi got gold particles into her hips (acupuncture).
22. and 23.8.2015
Tuuli in both Kouvola and Heinola dog show BOB puppy.
Tuuli in Kotka international show second in puppy
Tuuli in Luumäki puppy show BOB.
Helmi and her sisters and brothers 7 years today.
Happy birthday to all!
Tuuli in Iitti puppy show BOB and BIG 2.
Helmi's first rally test in Kouvola. Novice class 80
points and placement 14.
The briard special show in Uurainen. Tuuli was first
in small puppies with HP, second in female puppies. Helmi VG in open
class, because she should have moved more brisk.
Unofficial rally test: Tuuli trainer's class 81
points and 4th place, Helmi novice class 93 points and the placement
Helmi and Tuuli participated the herding day for
briards in Somero.
The official result of Helmi's back was ok.
Helmi's back was Xrayed and also hips and elbows
were checked. The vet said that her back looked and elbows looked
ok, but in shoulders was a little arthrosis and the arthrosis in the
hips was bad. We got Carthropren injections for the hips and got
time to physiotherapist.
Helmi got a new friend when little cute Tuuli (Tosselin
Vinkeä Vimma) moved to live with us.
The bloat got again another victim, when
Siru (Kannusruohon Hallakorri) was put to sleep because of the bad
damages in tissue. Farewell
Siru, give my regards to your mother Sini and brothers! Warm sympathy and strength
to Katalin and Jukka!
We also went to the dog show in Kouvola. And in two
weeks Helmi had turned from excellent to good. She had so many
We went with Helmi to Helsinki to the World Dog
Show. She was excellent.
Surri (Kannusruohon Harmaasurri) came to live with
us for a few moths while his owner works abrod.
Kannusruohon H-puppies are 6 years old. Warm
congratulations to everyone!
The briard special in Harjavalta. A beutiful summer
day and to my surprise Helmi was 4th in the open class wit EXC and
We started in May a new interest with Helmi: rally.
We went to a course. At the "final test" we got 95 points out of 100
and decided to go to the unofficial test. It went well and we got 97
points in the trainer's class and were placed third and the same
points in the novice class and were placed eigth.
Helmi's brother Surri (Kannusruohon Harmaasurri)
visited us with his owner Sini.
Bloat news again. Saaga (Kannusruohon
Hohtosinisiipi) got bloat, but she got to the vet in time and seems
to survive. Get well brave little patient!
Shows cantinued in Kotka. The judge didn't like
Helmi's movement, so she got EXC 1. But she was photgraphed by a
professional photographer Pekka Vainio, Harri's acquaintance.
We started the dog shows this year with Helmi in
Hamina. She got EXC 1 HP and was 2nd best bitch with RESCACIB which
will change to CACIB because the best bitch Netta is C.I.E.
God looked around his garden and found an empty place.
He then looked down upon the earth and saw your suffering face.
He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering, he knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never get well on this earth again.
So he closed your weary eyelids and whispered "Peace be thine".
It broke our hearts to lose you but you didn't go alone.
For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.
Dear sweet and joyfull Sini passed away having one
of the hardest states: bloat. Thank you dear of all the wonderfull
and brisk years. We miss you so much with Helmi. Take good care of
the boys over the rainbow bridge.
Helmi's last show this year in Lahti. The result was
like bellow open class VG 2.
8. & 14.9.2013
Two shows with Helmi: 8.9. Vantaa and 14.9. Porvoo.
The result in both open class VG 1.
Helmi and her sisters and brothers already 5 years
old. Big congratulations everybody!
The briard special in Järvenpää. Helmi VG in open
class and Sini for the first time in veteran class with G (no coat).
Helmi in dog show in Kotka. The result was the same
as in Hamina: EXC
2 HP and 2nd best bitch with RESCACIB.
Sini 8 years - congratulations!
We went with Helmi to a dog show to Hamina. She got EXC
2 HP and was 2nd best bitch with RESCACIB.
The first and obviously also the last agility
competition this year here in Kouvola. Sini got 15 from both the
jumptrack and the agilitytrack, placements 8. and 10. Helmi was slow
like always. On the jumptrack result 57,55, placement 11. The
agilitytrack we didn't finnish because Helmi crashed so bad to the
Ryti (Kannusruohon Harmokallokas) left to the
rainbow bridge 4.12.2012. He had a tumor in his muzzle. Farewell
Ryti and my sympathy and strength to Riikka!
Again we drove to Kotka to an agility competition
and I'm glad that we did. We got with Sini from the agilitytrack our
second zero the result -4,09 and second place. On the jump track we
were 5th with the result 10. Helmi was on the agilitytrack11th with
the result 46,65 (faults 20 + overtimea) and on the jumptrack 9th
with the result 56,31 (faults 30 + overtime).
Today again agility here in Kouvolassa. On jump
track Helmi 10th with the result 26,84 (faults 20 + overtime) and
Sini 12th with the result 37,13 (faults 35! + overtime). On agility
track Helmi 12th with the result 36 (faults 25 + overtime) and Sini
11th with the result 20.
Today we continued agility competitions in Heinlahti.
Two agility tracks for both and the results were ok after the summer
break. On the first track Helmi was 11th with result 29,36 (10 from faults +
overtime) and Sini 7th with result 15. On the second track Helmi was 11th
again with result 32,43 (15 from faults +
overtime) and Sini
was 4th with result 5,47 (5 from faults +
The tradiytional Kouvola dog show and Helmi was EXC 1
HP, Best bitch 1 and BOS just like last year. BOB was tihis time Kirmix Don Carlos.
Helmi and her sisters and brothers 4 years
today. Big congratulations everybody!
Sini's lump was not maligne and the wound has healed
Sini was operated yesterday. The operation went well
and now we are waiting for the pathologist's raport of the lump.
Yesterday Sini mainly sleeped but this morning she was brisk again.
But we were told to take it easy and take at least a month break in
The patient in her summer dress.
And without the dress. Couldn't take a better
photo, because the patient wouldn't stay still with the side facing
Briard special show Kiiminki 30.6.2012 Saaga
(Kannusruohon Hohtosinisiipi) got VG in open class. Congratulations
and it was very nice that you participated..
Saaga in briard special.
We missed the special this time because we
represented the breed at agility breed team at Kuopiossa 1.7.2012.
Sini was in the four dog team and Hekmi was a reserve dog. The other
members of the team were Kati and Jumpe, Susann and Pihka and Tea
and Tälli. Our team Menomopit was palced sixth in the class of
competing maxi dogs, thanks to the other members of the team as you
can see from the video:
Menomopit agirotu 2012 - YouTube
We also participated the dress procession, but were
Yesterday we went to the vet with Sini, because I
foud a lump in her left side last week. In ultrasound it looked like
it was of fatt, but in the needle sample the cells looked peculiar
and the vet recommended to cut it off. On Tuesday 10.7. is the
time for the operation. Let's hope the operation goes well and the
lump turns out to be harmless.
The weather this summer has been variable, but we
have also had sunny days so that Martti (Kannusruohon Harmonirkko)
has needed sunglasses. Greetings to Martti and other pups and their
Martti shielding his eyes from the blazing sun.
Sini 7 years! Big congratulations little momma!
An unofficial agility competition here in Kouvola.
Sini had speed, but left her ears home and we got rejected. Helmi
worked with her slowly style and with the result 78,78 we got the
third place. I was a bit ashamed to receive the prize flowers. My
proud little agility dog.
On May 19th and 20th the agility competitions in
Kotka Santalahti went with typical style and results. On Saturday
Sini got rejected from the jump track and 10 from the agility track,
palacement 9th. Helmi got 49,93 from the jump track, placement 5th,
and rejected from the agilityn track.
On Sunday Helmi got rejected from the jump track and
51,02 from the agility track, placement 9th. Sini got 15,41 from the
jump track, placement 4th. From the agility track she got 30,77 and
a bit better placement than her daughter, 8th.
Today we continued agility competitions in Heinlahti.
Three tracks for both and not so shiny results. On the first
agilitytrack Helmi was 13th with result 55,26 (30 from faults +
overtime) and Sini 11th with result 25. On the second agilitytrack
both got rejected and on the jumptrack Helmi got rejected and Sini
was 6th with result 10.
The agility competition in Kouvola over and no zeros
this time either. From jumptrack Sini got five again and placement
4. only about one second from third place. On agilitytrack with
careless guiding and dropping of fences. Result 25 and placement 15.
Helmi also started competing in agility by her
typical style slowly and pondering. From jumptrack 6 dropped fences
+ some overtime, result 35,38 and placement 13. From
agilitytrack the same amount of drops and more overtime, 50,54
and placement 17.
Started with Sini this season in agility in the
evening competition in Kotka. And with not so bad results, five from
both jump and agilitytracks and placements 10. and 7. The desperate
zero hunt continues on Saturday here in Kouvola.
Sini was again Finnish Briard Club's active
briard 2011 (together with Nessa, Elouche del Pata Viento). At
Berger de brie 2011 Sini was 2nd, agility briard 2011 3rd and
obedience briard 2011 5th. Helmi was at active briard 2011 5th and
show briard 2011 16th.
Last dog shows of the year with Helmi at Helsinki
Exhibition and Convention Centre on 3. and 4.12. The usual results
for us: Helsinki Winner 2011 3.12. VG and Finnish Winner 2011 4.12.
Stiff directing on a cold winterday at the agility
competition in Kotka. From the agiltiytrack we got rejected and from
the jump track 26, placement 11. And that was our last agility
competition this year.
We spend Father's day with Sini in Porvoo at agility
competition. Three tracks, from the first agilitytrack we got 10,
placement 6. From the second agilitytrack and from the jumptrack we
got rejected because I was not tight and careful enough and Sini
found her way to wrong fences.
Obedience with Sini continued in Kotka. We got again
first class 3 with 115 points and placement 10.
Yeterday was Helmi's character test in Tampere. She
got zero points. Today she was teased other way: she was sterilized.
The operation was done by laproscopy and it went well. The patient
is tired, but the wound is very small.
Today the obedience competition with Sini was in
Porvoo and with our usual result: 129,5 points first calss 3
and placement 12.
13.10.2011 the girls got rabies vaccination and
blood samples taken, normal samples and also thyroid tests.
Everything was ok, Helmi had a bit high albumin and both a bit low
globulin, but nothing to worry about said the doctor.
Once again we drove to Mikkeli with Sini, this time
to an obedience competition. At times fine, but also some worse
moments. 146 points first class 2, placement 11.
Today we continued agility with Sini in Kotka (or in
Hamina to be exact). Again 3 tracks, first jumptrack and then 2
agility tracks. Not too bad tracks, but so bad directing. From the
jumptrack resutl 15, palcement 17. From the agilitytracks 10,
placement 16. and 15, placement 13.
Then somewhat more unpleasant news. Again one bloat
in H-litter. Last Friday in turn was Ryti (Kannusruohon
Harmokallokas). Get well soon and strength to the whole family!
With Sini to Mikkeli again, now in turn was agility.
3 tracks, the first two agility, the third jump. From first track 5,
placement 4. From second 10, placement 8. and from the
A busy day today. First in the morning with Sini to
Mikkeli to an obedience competition where we got first class 2 with
148 points and placement 6. From there we hurried home to get Helmi
and drove to our club's agility championships. From agility track
Helmi got rejected and Sini 20,65 and 5th place. From jump track
also Sini got rejected so no placement at the championships.
This time agility with Sini in Lappeenranta, 3
tracks, the first two agility, the third jump. From first track we
got rejected, from the second 15 and placement 14. The jump track
went better, result 5 and 4th place.
On Saturday 10.9. we went with Helmi to Porvoo do
show. This time the result was VG.
Today in turn was Sini and agility in Nastola. On
both agilitytracks the result was same 10, and with that
placement 7 on the first and 5 on the second track.
Again obedience with Sini in Imatra and in spite of
the brilliant start the result was first class 3 with 124 points,
Competing with Sini continued today with agility
here in Kouvola. Not so good results, but difficult tracks because
we were in agilitytrack in third place with result 10 and in the
jumptrack fifth with result 15. And there were little more than 20
participants. This was our second time when we got a prize.
Today a little better obedience with Sini in Elimäki
Kouvola: first class 2 with 143 points.
Obedience with Sini here in Kouvola with the worst
result ever: first class 0 with 83 points.
Home show here in Kouvola where could go by foot.
Helmi was in heat and teasing the boys, but got EXC 1, CK, bestbitch
1 and BOS.
The father of H-litter is now also Latvian champion and Baltian
winner. Big congratulations!
Finnish Briard Club's 30 year anniversity event in
Hämeenlinna Aulanko. On Saturday 6.8. the club show, where both
Helmi and Sini were showed in open class. Thanks to Anna for taking
Sini to the common part. Both girls presented briskly with high
tails. Despite that and overweight Helmi got EXC and Sini surprised
with VG. Helmi's sister Saaga (Kannusruohon Hohtosinisiipi)
participated also and got Congratulations and big thanks Tuija and
Visa. It was nice to see you!
On the after show party active members that had
worked long for the club were rewarded and even I got thanks for my
work at the results service etc. Thanks for the notice and big
congratulations to the 30 years old club!
On Sunday 7.8. there was first the obedience
championship competition. We participated with Sini to the first
class. Not very brilliat performance, but despite that result 2 with
149 points and the last place in the high class competition.
The day continued with Finnish Selectionne.
Helmi was in Non-Selectionne class, because of her hip results. She
got EXC and this time even the tail was low in the movement. Sini
got VG in the open class like she did in 2006 in the intermediate
class, but the detailed results and measurements differed quite a
We drove with Sini to Kotka to the evening agility
competition. From the first agilitytrack we got rejected, but from
the second jump track we got our first clean zero result (the
placement was 5.) on the way to second class. We still need two zero
results and both from agilitytracks. If it takes as long to get them
we'll be retired before that.
Helmi and her siblings fill today already 3 years.
Warm congaratulations to the whole lot!
To Sulo (Kannusruohon Hopeakoisa) also better health
and quick recovery from the big operation. The reason to Sulo's
weightloss and inflation was caused by pyloric stenosis which was
operated less than a week ago. At the same time the badly inflated
stomach that was beginning to bloat was fixed.
Sulo leaving for home with his swimming tyre.
Hot agilitycompetitions continued. On Thursday 30.6.
we were with Sini at Porvoo in the evening competition. It was warm
even late in the evening, but we got a result from both tracks,
first from the agilitytrack 20 penalty points, placement 12. and
then at the jumptrack zero was not far, result 5 penalty points,
Today me and Sini grilled ourselves at Mikkeli
during three tracks. First from the jumptrack 15 penalty points,
placement 7. From the first agilitytrack 10 penalty points,
placement 6. And from the second agilitytrack we got rejected..
Saaga (Kannusruohon Hohtosinisiipi) started her
showcareer today at Rovaniemi internetional dog show and got VG in
the open class. Big congratulations Saaga, Tuija and Visa!
Obedience with Sini here in Kouvola with the worst
result ever: first class 3 with 101 points, placement 11.
At the unofficial agility competition in Kouvolassa
27.5. I was working at the track for beginners, so both Helmi and
Sini attended the track for dogs that have been to official
competitions. And both got rejected, but had also some good moments.
Sini filled 6 years 11.6. Big congratulations to the
sporty mum! 12.6. we celebrated it at the agility competition in
Kouvola. Didn't get 0 as a bitrhdaypresent. From the jumptrack we
got rejected and from the agilitytrack 17,97 penalty points,
Yesterday we were at a dog show in Hamina with
Helmi. The result was VG with heavy movements. Today we went to
Kotka to an agility competition with Sini. From agilitytrack
20 penalty points, placement 13. From jumptrack we got rejected
because of three denials from my poor direction.
We went to a dog show with Helmi again. This time to
Helsinki to the special for working dog breeds. We got the third and
last certificate, the result was EXC 3, CK, Best bitch 3, CAC.
Sini's sister Hilda (Woodlooks Georgeous Ginger)
gave birth to 12 black puppies, 6 dogs and 6 bitches 12.5.2011 .
Congratulations Ingela and Hilda!
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Showtour with Helmi continued in Tampere with EXC 3.
Easter dog shows with Helmi are over and the results
were not hilarious. Yesterday in Lahti VG and today in Lappeenranta
Agility competition with Sini here in Kouvolassa.
Pleasant tracks and it went nicely, but always some small faults.
Fom the jump track 10 penalty points , placement 15. and from the
agility track 15 penalty points , placement 9.
The first obedience competion this year with Sini in
Kouvola. The result was 2 in beginners class with 142,5 points and
placement 12. Again we entertained the judge and the audience. The
best laughs came this time from following in the leach, 0 points!
Finnish Briard Club's agilitybriard of year 2010 and also
active briard 2010. So far we know only the winners in each
category, so we don't know our success in other competitions.
Yesterday 5.3. was the first competition this year
with Sini in agility in Lappeenranta. From frist agilitytrack we got
rejected, from the second 12,45 penalty points, placement 13. From
the jumptrack we got 23,94 penalty points, placement 16.
A bit old news. Helmi's new showyear with the new
regulations started in Lahti 16.1.2011. She got a blue ribbon,
which is now VG.
The father of H-litter Huuru got his Champion
International d’Exposition title C.I.E confirmed 19.1.2011. Big
congratulations Huuru and Marita!
The last competitions and shows this year are behind.
On the independence day 6.12.2010 we drove in a snowstorm with
Sini to Hollola to an obedience competition. The result was 2 in the
beginners class with 152,5 points and the placement was 24. among 46
On 11. and 12.12.2010 we went to a show to Helsinki
with Helmi. 11.12. the result was EXC/3 and 12.12. G.
Agiliity with Sini at Lappeenranta. Three tracks, 2
agility and one jump. It went rather well even though the results
were not so shining. From the first agility track we got rejected (wrong
end of the tube), from the second 13,37 penalty points (one dropped
bar and dropping from the boom that caused the overtime), placement
15. and from the jump track 10 penalty points (2 dropped bars) and
Sulo (Kannusruohon Hopeakoisa) was X-rayed. Bad luck
with hips continued C/D, elbows were healthy though 0/0.
We went to a dog show with Helmi to Lahti. The
result was VG again.
On Tuesday 5.10.2010 we participated with Sini again
to an unofficial obedience competition. This time we got 2 in the
beginners class with 154 points. Today was then the official
obedience competition here in Kouvola. We got 3 in the beginners class with
Surri (Kannusruohon Harmaasurri) and Sini begun today their career in obedience
at Keuruu with great result: first price in the beginners class with
171,5 points. Big congratulations to the skilful pair!
On Tuesday 7.9.2010 we participated with Sini again
to an unofficial obedience competition. This time we got 2 in the
beginners class with 154,5 points and placement 3rd.
Today it was againg turn for agility competition in
Kotka (or actually in Hamina). From agility track we got 20 penalty
points and were 9th. The jump track went better with 10
penalty points and 10th place.
Helmi and Surri went both to a dog show, Helmi to
Helsinki and Surri to Tampere. They were both very good (VG).
On Sunday 29.8.2010 Sini, Helmi and Surri
participated MH character description at Santahamina in Helsinki. An
interesting event which shy Helmi cleared rather well. Sini's
description on the other hand was interrupted during the sound
sensitivity part when she after been frightened by the rattle
decided to leave to the diredction of our car.
Surri, Helmi and
Sini (Sorry, only in finnish)
Videos of Surri's and Helmi's description can be
Today Surri won an unofficial obedience competition.
Big congratulations Surri and Sini!
Today in Kotka we got a prize with Sini at an
agility competition. From the first track we got our best result so
far 5 penalty points and 2nd place. At the second track I was a bit
stiff and we got rejected.
Helmi's second show at open class here in Kouvola.
This time EXC 2, second best bitch ans RES CAC.
Today we went to an obedience competition with Sini
here in Kouvola. We got 3 in the beginners class with 138,5
points and 6th place.
On Friday 13.8. we went to an unofficial agility
competition here in Kouvola. Helmi also started her agility career.
Because the weather was hot and we were just beginners we were
allowed to start in medium class (low jumps). It went pretty well
14,50 penalty points and 2nd place. With mother Sini it didn't go so
well. I was again too slow and she jumped one fence to the wrong way,
so we were rejected.
We have been to shows and competitions again. With
Sini we trained obedience at an unofficial competition
3.8.2010 and got 1 in the beginners class with 173 points and were
paced 3rd. 8.8.2010 we continued agility in Hamina where we got
in the hot and smokey wether rejected at the first agility track
(the wrong end of the tube) and 17,40 penalty points and
11th place at the second agility track.
With Helmi we changed to open class at the group
shoe in Porvoo 7.8.2010. The judge didn't like her because she was
too loose and the coat was changing in quality and colour and gave
us G. In the intermediate class she would have given VG (would have
been much more pleasing, eh?).
We went to an agility competiton with Sini again.
This time here in Kouvola. Nice tracks and it went well, but we
allways make small mistakes. At jump track 20 penalty points
12th place and agility track 15penalty points 8th place.
The puppies of Sini and Huuru are already two years
old. Big congratulations Hapsu, Sulo, Surri, Siru, Riku, Hilda,
Helmi, Martti, Saaga and Ryti!
Finnish Briard clubs obedience championship and
special show in Leppävaara, Espoo. Sini started her obedience career
early in the morning with 152 points and the result 2 in beginners
After that was the long and warm show, where Helmi
got VG in the intermediate class and Sini with very little hair and
bad movements got G in open class.Helmi's sister Hapsu (Kannusruohon
Hoikkapuuhari) started her show career greatly with VG and 4:th
place in the intermediate class. Big thanks and congratulations
Sari, Jari and the handler Iida!
Hapsu (Kannusruohon Hoikkapuuhari)
Helmi's agility course ended 9.7. and in August
we'll continue training in groups. In the last lesson we were
allowed to do a real track.
With Sini we were last weekend 10. and 11.7. at hot
Mikkeli in agility competition. Both days we got a result from the
first track (25 penalty points, 20. place and 15 penalty points, 14.
place) and rejeted from the second track.
Helmi was showed again in Forssa all breed show. She
got VG 1. The judge explained that Helmi in now little in between.
The hindquarters should still develope and movements get more power.
Now the behind is a little higher in the movement. She said that if
we were in Sweden, she would have given HP and wished to see Helmi
later again. Father Huuru was second best dog, congratulations!
Helmi got her second CAC at Kotka international dog
show and was third best bitch.
Not so very good hip X-ray results. Ryti (Kannusruohon Harmokallokas) C/C
and Hilda (Kannusruohon Haivensysinen) D/D + slight arthrosis (1)
in both hips, elbows 0/0. The result confirmed my desision to give
Hilda to the family she is now living with.
With Helmi we have been to dog shows in Jämsä. 5.6. all breed show EXC 2, best bitch 3 and 6.6. group show VG 1.
Sini turned 5 years on Friday 11.6. We have
also continued agility with Sini. First 4.6. in Kouvolassa at the
unofficial competition 30 penalty poits and then
13.6. in Heinola at the official competition on agility track 20
penaltypoints and 13.
place and on jump track 21,04 penalty poits and 11. place. We
have developed even though it doesn't show in the results yet.
We've been competing again. 16.5.2010 with Sini at
Kouvola agility competition we got rejected at both starts.
23.5.2010 at Kotka we got results again. From agilitytrack 17,03
penalty points (2 denials and a drop + overtime), fifth palce. At
jumptrack we dropped 4 bars and we a bit slow, the result 20,35
penalty points and seventh place.
With Helmi we went to Helsinki to a dog show
22.5.2010 and this time the judge liked her. Result was EXC 1, Best
bitch 2, CAC and RES CACIB, that will turn to CACIB.
Hilda (Kannusruohon Haivensysinen) has been X-rayed.
We are waiting for the results.
Sini and Surri (Kannusruohon Harmaasurri) started
8.5. their obedience career at an unofficial competiton with 173
points and first price. Great, big congratulations to the skillfull
pair and good luck in the future and to the official competitions!
I also went to the unofficial obedience competition
with Sini 4.5. We got 150 points which was the second price. 8.5. we
went to the unofficial agility competiton and got 41,78 penalty
points (4 droppings, 2 denials and some overtime). Does not promise
well to the official competition on the following Sunday.
Helmi started on Friday 7.5. agility course and on
Saturday her second heat so we got to the break right away.
Surri's (Kannusruohon Harmaasurri) X-ray results
came: hips B/A and elbows 0/0. Congratulations Sini!
Yesterday I went with Helmin to a test for the
agility course. The test was not very difficult, but it wasn't easy
to get the place to the course. But we did, yeah! The course begins
Today we drove to Tampere to Sini's character test.
The judges were Pekka Orava and Pasi Halme. No big surprises,
but I would have expected a little more eager playing and better
will to fight and a little more activity in the dark room.
Accessibility +3 and shot secure. A normal family dog,
not a super working dog. Videos are in the gallery. Big thanks
We have also seen some of Sini's "little" boys. On
Friday we met Sulo (Hopeakoisa), who was on a city holiday here in
Kouvola staying at the brother of his owner. And today Sini brought
Surri (Harmaasurri) to see us to the character test. Both boys have
grown to big and nice dogs. They are darker than sister Helmi and
their coat is not so curly.
Today we went again to a dog show with Helmi
(Lappeenranta all breed show). Helmi was the only one in the breed,
but we didn't expect much. Still the blue ribbon (G) didn't rise the
spirits very high. This time the biggest fault was very wide front
movement. And she could also do with less food. Not true if you ask
Surri's (Kannusruohon Harmaasurri) hips and elbows
were X-rayed a little more than two weekd ago. They looked fine (pictures
are in the gallery), but we'll wait for the judgement from the
Sulo (Kannusruohon Hopeakoisa) did good and found
the mobile phone that his master had dropped to the forest. Fine boy!
The postman brought today fine diplomas. Sini was
Finnish Briard Club's agility newcomer of year 2009 and surprisingly
also agilitybriard of year 2009. The first diploma we did expect,
because we were the only pair that started competing in agility last
year, but we won the agility briard of the year contest only because
the other dogs that were competing last year didn't bother to
participate in the contest. The winner would have been Dassu (FI
AGCH Woodlooks Dashing Dandy) and also Monty (Zhamanen The Full
Monty) and Ilo (Chaccado Bambilo) would have been a lot better than
Sini's sister Hilda (Woodlooks Gorgeous Ginger)
had 3.3. her second litter: 7 males (5 black and 2 blue) and 4
females (3 black and 1 blue). Warm congratulations Hilda and breeder
Ingela! More info kennel
We went to a dog show with Helmi again, this time at
Tampere group show. The result was VG/2 again.
At the same trip we went to see Hilda (Kannusruohon
Haivensysinen). Her colour was very light and she looked very big,
partly because of her rather shaggy coat.
This weekend we went with Helmi to Helsinki to two shows.
12.12. 2009 in the Finnish winner show we got G and an order to
train running in the ring, 13.12.2009 in the Nordic winner show we
run a little better and got VG/2.
The results of Sini's free T4 were also normal so
she has no hypothyreosis.
Again two kind of news. Surri (Kannusruohon
Harmaasurri) continued 29.11.2009 his showcareer at Turku
international show. He got again VG with a fairly good judgement at
his first big show indoors and in intermediate class.
Congartulations Sini and Surri!
And the not so happy news concern also Surri, who
got a bloat last night. We hope that Surri gets well fine like his
brother Riku did. And you owners of the other puppies, keep an eye
on your dogs!
Sini and Helmi were vaccinated 10.11.2009. At the
same time Sini's blood was taken for thyroid tests. T4, TSH and T4/TSH
were normal, results of free T4 have not come yet.
We have to agility competiotions with Sini again
today. Our first official competition indoors and the place was
at the agilitytrack (again wrong end of the tube), at the jumptrack
20 penalty poits and 9th place (3 drops and denial at the sticks).
Still more accuracy from me is needed.
Surri went to learn herding in October and it had
went well. Well done Sini and Surri!
Then more unpleasant news. Riku had a bloat at the
end of the week. No we hope that the young fellow gets well fine.
And Sulo has begun to take the measures of his big brother Sisu and
now they both have more or less injuries and antibiotics. Get well
soon all you boys and strength to the owners!
Surri (Kannusruohon Harmaasurri) started also his
showcareet today at Tampere groupshow. He got VG with a good
judgement. Congratulations Sini and Surri!
Helmi has been to a couple of shows with quite good
results: Vantaa 6.9.2009 EXC 1, thrid best bitch and RES CAC, Porvoo
12.9.2009 EXC 2. To Porvoo to the French special judge came also
brother Sulo (Kannusruohon Hopeakoisa). He had somewhat less fur
than his sister, but did fine at his first show and got a VG.
The father of the H-litter Huuru (Boondock's It Just
Hap'n) passed the
working dog's behaviour test 9.9.2009 and can now be called BH. Congratulations!
There has been hard days, but life must go on. Today
we have been with Sini at agility competitions here in Kouvola. We
got at the jumptrack 13,14 penalty poits and 8th place and rejected
at the agilitytrack.
My darling boy Heikki left today suddenly to the
rainbow bridge. Yesterday I took Heikki with a heavy heart to try a
new home and today the boy had got loose when his collar had broken
and after runnig free for a while he had run to the road and got hit
by a car. I'm so very sad.
The hip and elbow results came from the Kennel club
today. No surprises. Both had D/D hips and Helmi 2/1 elbows, Heikki
0/0. And Helmi begun her first heat today.
Sini's agilitycareer continued 15.8.2009 in
Lappeenranta. We had three starts: 2 agilitytracks and 1
jumptrack. At the first agilitytrack we got rejected again, but at
the second we were more accurate: 10 penalty points + little over
time, together 15,17 penalty points and 9th place. Yes! At the
jumptrack we also got a result 5 penalty points with over time,
together 12,86 penalty points and again 9th place (there were 26
dogs in the class). With my skills and experience, I'm very pleased,
but we do need more training.
4.8. the hips and elbows of Heikki and Helmi were
X-rayed. We are still waiting for the official results from the
Kennel club, but not with any high hopes. The vet said that both
have D hips (can be even worse) and Helmi also has something wrong
in her elbows. The X-rays are in the gallery.
Showtour continued in Helsinki. The judge from the
United States also
thought that Heikki and Helmi were both long and had short legs
Heikki got VG this time too, she thought that Helmi was very
promising and she got EXC and was second best
bitch with RES CAC. We also took the 'official' one year old photos.
The day before on 25.7. was to Sini and me a little
different than a year ago. We started our agilitycareer here in
Kouvola. We got rejected at both the jump and agility tracks, but
despite that it was a pleasant experience. I have to get better and
be more accurate.
Kannusruohon Buglitter fills 1 year 25.7.2009.
Big congratulations to all!
Heikki 9:35, Hapsu 4:40, Riku 9:50, Martti 14:25,
Ryti 20:30, Siru 9:05, Surri 7:45, Helmi 12:50, Saaga 19:40, Hilda
10:35 and Sulo 5:45
Today we were in the group show at Lammi. The judge
thought that Heikki and Helmi were both long and had short legs and
gave them both VG. On Tuesday we went to Niinikoski in Orimattila to
meet brother Sulo (Kannusruohon Hopeakoisa). Sulo was a lovely big
boy who at least for now was clearly darker than his siblings. Next
weekend we'll go to the ring at Tuomarinkartano and then 4.8. to the
hip x-rays, so there will be a short pause in the shows. Next
weekend there's some action reserved for Sini too.
A great show weekend behind. At all breed show in
Tuusula 4.7. Heikki BOS and third CAC, Helmi EXC/2 and the following
day in Hyvinkää Heikki BOB and his fourth CAC, Helmi second best
bitch and RES CAC. We also popped in the group ring and got
26.6. we went with Sini again to an unofficial agility competition.Among
the not yet competed dogs we placed second with 10 penalty points.
We also did the track of the competing dogs, but were rejected
because I sent Sini to the wrong end of the tube. But I have
now buyed the licence for official agility competitions, so maybe
we'll soon attend one.
In the end of May on 29.5. we went with Sini to an
unofficial agility competition. It went quite nice, two drops and
one denial that is 15 penalty points and 4th place.
11.6. Sini filled 4 years. The mother is still quite
14.6. we wnet to Kotka to a dog show with Heikki and
Helmi. They both performed quite well, but the judge thought that
they were big and loose in the movement, Heikki VG/2 and Helmi
16.6. I went with Sini to an unofficial obedience
competition. The beginners class went well considering the amount of
our training. We got 2 with 154 points. There's a lot to improve,
but not a bad result.
In Helsinki international Aptus show Heikki got his
second CAC and was third best dog and BOB junior. So we got the
opportunity to train to present ourselves in the big ring. We were
not placed though. Helmi got this time red ribbons, that is VG/1.
After the breed ring we went to Espoo to see sister
Saaga who had been operated the day before. She had got new right
hip of titanium. There was a joyful girl waiting even though her
hindquarters had to be supported. The operation had went well and
the prognosis was good. We wish strenght to Saaga and her family in
the long and hard time of recovery.
At Lappeenrata group show the juniors got already
pink ribbons and a little more: Heikki best dog, BOS and CAC,
Helmi 2nd best bitch and RES CAC.
Helmi and Heikki went to a match show on 14.5.
Both performed well and got red ribbons. Heikki was almost placed
among the red puppies, he was in the best five when only four got
prizes. They both also gave a bloodsample for the genetic study for
On Sunday 17.5. was their first official show in
junior class in Hamina. The judge liked them both very much, but
liked Heikki better. She didn't give them an excellent though,
because they were more like puppies than champions. So they got red
ribbons there too.
Surri was in obedience and working camp last weeked.
Well done Sini and Surri!
Saaga's right hip will be operated next Friday in
Helsinki. Thumbs up that the operation goes well.
have CDA or the blue dog syndrome or colour dilution alopecia after
all. When she was sterilized we talked with the vet of her fur that
had become very poor after the puppies and desided to take a skin
biopsy during the same sedation. I got the report from the
pathologist on Thursday. She wrote that the findings refer to
follicular dysplasia and that there is usuallya hereditary
tendency to it.
news, because if it is CDA, also the puppies may have it, especially
the blue ones. I would not have bred Sini if I had known about it a
year ago. I supposed that CDA would burst out before the age of 2 to
3 years, but now I read that it has come out as late as the age of
6. New hair seems to be coming, but we'll watch the situation.
Sini was in a sterilization operation on Monday. The
operation went well and the healing has also begun well. Now she
just has to take it easy for a while.
Sini showing her new sprigndress while watching in
the backyard on the evening of the operation.
Yesterday I got sad news from Saaga's
(Hohtosinisiipi) home. Saaga has had difficulties getting up and she
had used her other hindleg less than the other and turned it
strangely from the knee. So the owners had her hips X-rayed. The
other acetabulum was non-existent and the hip joint looked strange.
So there seems to be dysplasia. They are looking for possibilities
for treatment and we are hoping for the best.
Heikki and Helmi went to a dog show again. This time
it was the international show in Lappeenranta. Heikki was again
second in male puppies and Helmi was second in female puppies, but
this time Helmi also got a HP and a rosette. The judge said they are
both very promising.
Kannusruohon puppies started their show career at
Tampere international dog show. There were Heikki (Hohtovaskinen),
Hilda (Haivensysinen) and Helmi (Hopeasinisiipi). Heikki was second
in male puppies, Hilda was first in female puppies, got a HP and was
BOS-puppy. Helmi was second in the competition between sisters. Many
thanks to Heidi for preparing Hilda for show and showing her. It
went great even though it was a bit exciting. Big congratulations to
Surri (Kannusruohon Harmaasurri) and Sini went to a
match show again and this time they won a prize. Surri was the
winner of the blue puppies. Big congratulations!
The annually meeting of Finnish Briard Club was at Tampere
and I packed the dogs with me and we went to see the siblings Riku,
Surri and Hilda at the same trip. We met at Riku's home at Ylöjärvi.
Thank you Marko and family! Getting the five into same photo was
painful, because it was hard to make them stay still. Surri and Riku
were the most obedient ones. More pictures in the gallery.
Surri had been to a match show last weekend. He got
red ribbon, but was not yet placed. Good luck to the following match
The father of H-litter Huuru is on the cover
of Koiramme magazine 12.
Also Surri (Kannusruohon Harmaasurri) has now both
Sini became season on 11.12. and it is suitably the
Christmas break in agility. The time between heats was this time 7
Saga (Kannusruohon Hohtosinisiipi) went with Tuija and
Visa through Tampere to Rovaniemi for a friend to Ronja. It's a long
way for the little one. I wish all well to Saga and the whole family and big
The father of the litter Huuru was today BOB in
Hämeenlinna dog show. Big congratulations!
Ryti (Kannusruohon Harmokallokas) who had only one
testicle at the age of 7 weeks has now both. No we are waiting what
will happen to Surri's ones.
On Friday again one puppy left. Sulo (Kannusruohon
Hopeakoisa) left with Lotta, Timo and Tilda to Niinikoski to
accompany Selma and Sisu. Travel went well
asleep and the big black ones and the other animal friends were met
rather briskly. I wish all well to cute Sulo and his family and big
Hilda has also started training with his brother
with Finnish Briardclub in Tampere. Well done!
One puppy less again. On Friday Martti (Kannusruohon
Harmonirkko) Travelled with Janne and Kristiina to Forssa to the joy
for the children and the pest for Minttu-dog. I wish all well to Martti and his family and thank
Yesterday the sixth puppy left to her own home. Siru
(Kannusruohon Hallakorri) travelled in the evening with Kati and
Jukka to Mäntsälä. I wish all well to Siru and thank
you Kati and Jukka.
Last week the first puppies started training. Surri
and Sini were in a babyschool in Tampere and Hapsu and Sari trained
with Finnish Briardclub in Leppävaara. Well done and go with it!
On Tuesday the fifth puppy left to his new home. Big
boy Riku (Kannusruohon Hietahepokatti) travelled with a big guy
Marko to Ylöjärvi. At first he had missed his mother a little, but
the rest of the trip had went well sleeping. And there were kids to
play with at home. I wish all well to Riku and his family and thank
First puppies left to their new homes yesterday. Kannusruohon
Harmaasurri went by train with Sini to Tampere, Kannusruohon
Hoikkapuuhari went to Halkia to accompany Ruttu and others and to
lie on the couch with Sari and Kannusruohon Harmokallokas travelled
Ilmajoki to be the new friend to Marski and maybe a little to
Riikka, Timo and Elke too. All has travelled well and settled
to their new homes.
Today left Kannusruohon Haivensysinen. Fawn little
charmer went to Kangasala to the joy of Heidi, Mikko and the girls
and to the horror of the old cats.
I wish the new homes all well in the future and
The father of the litter Huuru attended today mental
test and got 172 points.
Sini's siblings have also had puppies, brother Felix
(Woodlooks Galantic Gaston) 20.8.2008 6 puppies (5 dogs and 1 bitch,
black and fawn) at kennel Billlebakken in Norway and sister
Hilda (Woodlooks Gorgeous Ginger) 1.9.2008 10 puppies (2 dogs and 8
bitches, black and blue) at kennel Woodlooks in Sweden.
The puppies are already one moth old and the three
odd coloured ones have not turned so grey that I think that they
don't become blue. So I rang to the kennel club and changed their
colour to fawn. Time will tell how their colours develope. Now they,
especially the bitches, have quite much grey in their coat.
Sini's and Huuru's puppies are born: 6 dogs and 5 bitches. All are blue, but there are different shades.
Today ultrasound showed that Sini is expecting
puppies. The vet estimated 6-8. A bit difficult to see, but at least
there were more than 2.
Sini was mated with Huuru 27.5.2008. Now we are
waiting to see if there will be puppies. We also went to a couple of
shows last weekend with varying sucess. On Saturday 24.5. in
Helsinki we got a S - not a surprise, but of course we hoped for
better. On Sunday 25.5. in Hamina we got an EXC again. Now we can
happily take a break of shows.
Sini came to heat today. If everything goes as
planned, puppies will be expected to born in July and can be delivered
In spite of Sini's somewhat thinned hair that still
looks rather bad, we went to a show to Lahti on Saturday. It was
worth the trip, because we got Sini's first orange rosette, that is
RES CACIB. It was nice to come home with more than a piece of
plastic ribbon. Next shows will be 24.5. in Helsinki and 25.5. in
Hamina, if Sini's heat won't change the plans.
Today the obedience moved out of doors and we were
able to train in a group after quite a while. It went well, but
there's still much to do if we'll aim for a competition. Tomorrow
we'll train agility.
Must put some new news here. Sini's blood was tested
on 20.2.2008, normal blood samples and thyroid tests. All other resuts were normal, but thyroglobulin autoantibody TgAA
was on the limit. We'll take new tests when the time is right.
We started our career in unofficial competitions on
13.3.2008 with the result 32,74 penalty points and 9th place. Way to
go and improve the guidance.
Our first show this year was in Tampere on
13.3.2008. Sini's coat is still not really in show condition, but
despite that we surprisingly got EXC/2. Next show will be in Lahti
Happy New Year! The year 2008 begun again with bangs.
Sini and I stayed indoors during the biggest bangs. Sini is not
afraid of the fireworks, but she doesn't seem to enjoy being
outdoors in the horrible noise. Today the ground got a white cover,
so it seems that we'll get a winter after all.
Sini spent Christmas being a little ill. The
Steelstomach had obviously got some bug that bothered her almost a
week. It didn't come from the Christmas goodies, because it begun on
the Friday before Christmas with a couple of womits and poor
appetite and continued with varying diarrhea and poor appetite
through the whole Christmas. So Sini missed the Christmas goodies
this year, because at first they didn't taste and then I didn't give
Here she is all well remembering year 2007. I got
the kennelname and we even tried to have puppies. We went to a lot
of shows with varying success. We got the third and last CAC even
though Sini's coat was still rather poor. We rehearsed
obedience too little and also did some tracking. We took the primary
course in agility and continued practising it once a week.
This year we'll try having puppies again from Sini's
next heat in spring or summer (the space has been so far 6 months, 8
months and 5 months). We'll also visit some shows, but propably less
than last year. At least so far we haven't entered for any. We'll
continue agility and obedience, but maybe won't still compete. That
suffers from my nerves and skills and laziness. We'll propably also
continue tracking, because Sini likes it, but just for fun.
We visited Helsinki at the Finnish Winner 2007 show.
This time we behaved in the ring, but got still a VG. Groom Huuru
did great and was BOB with CAC, CACIB and the Finnish Winner 07
title. Congratulations Marita and Huuru!
Most likely no puppies coming yet. We visited Huuru,
but the youngsters did just practise. We'll try again in the next
Sini came to heat, but at the same time she got
kennel cough. I had planned to mate her in this heat, but now it
depends on how she recovers from the cough. If the mating succeeds,
the puppies will be born in January and delivered in March.
By the judgement "little low bitch" Sini was in
Lahti international show and rocked herself a VG. I was
handling, so her movements were again horrible. The father of our
coming litter Huuru on the other hand was 2nd best dog with CAC and
CACIB. Congratulations Marita and Huuru!
Expected post came from Finnish Kennel Club FCI
has accepted the kennelname Kannusruohon dated 4.10.2007 in Espoo.
Kennelname Kannusruohon appeared in FCI's list of
Application for a kennelname to Finnish Kennel