Last shows of the year – the three Helsinki international shows in December
These theree shows on one weekend were nice from a social point of view, it was nice to see people, but on the other hand, our success was not anything to write home about.
Helsinki Winner Show 13th Dec
In Irish Terriers, Betirish Extraordinary Finland Star ”Churro” was best dog #4 from the champion class. Judge Matti Luoso, FI.
In wirehaired standard Dachshunds Fardarrigh Easy On The Eye ”Aaron” got EXC and was 3rd in his class, and Isla, Fardarrigh Emerald Isle, won the open class with EXC. Judge Perttu Ståhlberg, FI.
Nordic Winner Show 14 Dec.
In Irish Terriers, Betirish Extraordinary Finland Star ”Churro” got only very good from the champion class. Judge David Scawthorn, GB.
In wirehaired standard Dachshunds Fardarrigh Easy On The Eye ”Aaron” got EXC and was 3rd in his class, and Isla, Fardarrigh Emerald Isle, won the open class with EXC and CQ. Judge Erica Pettersson, FI.
Topi, Fardarrigh Going The Extra Mile
Voittaja – Winner Show 15th Dec.
In Irish Terriers, Betirish Extraordinary Finland Star ”Churro” was best dog #3 from the champion class. Judge James Byrnes, Ireland.
In wirehaired standard Dachshunds Fardarrigh Easy On The Eye ”Aaron” got only VG as well as Isla, Fardarrigh Emerald Isle. Judge Claudio Montefusco, Italy.
Pihka, Fardarrigh Good Riddance
Rilla, Fardarrigh Filthy Rich
Betirish Extraordinary Finland Star ”Churro” was BOB in Jyväskylä International, November 16th, 2013 with CC and CACIB, finishing his championship. Judge Pedro Sanches Delerue from Portugal. Photo from big ring by Taina Nygård.
We have imported two puppies from Russia, kennel Nezhnoe Plamya, breeder: Sofya Bobukh. The male is called Nezhnoye Plamya Zhrebii Udachi and the female Nezhnoye Plamya Zhrida Popedy. Thank you Sofya for these beautiful puppies!
More photos coming soon!
Sissi BOS in IT Specialty! Breeder’s group BIS!
Fardarrigh Dirty Work ”Sissi”, oowned by Juuli & Tuomas Vaalto, was best bitch in the Irish Terrier Association of Finland specialty in the 22nd of September in Klaukkala. The judge was Moira Barrass (Skye Terrier specialist) from Scotland.
BOB Karamell-IN Tera, BOS Fardarrigh Dirty Work.
Our breeder’s group was Best In Show (3 groups were shown).
In males, our Spanish import Betirish Extraordinary Finland Star ”Churro” was Best dog #3 and took the dog CC (Churro in the right):
Best dog 2 Devilish Caol Ila, best dog 3 with CC Churro.
We have a new girl from The Netherlands – her name is Linda v. Irish Red. Thank you to my friends Ted and Yvonne v d Walle for this baby! ”Sofi” lives at my sister’s.
Aaron wins group in Porvoo Nat!
Quick news from Porvoo 14th September: Aaron (Fardarrigh Easy On The Eye) was BOB under breed specialist Zidy Munsterhielm-Ehnberg(FI) and was also best in group!
Fardarrigh Emerald Isle was Best Bitch 3.
Finnish Terrier Organization’s All terrier specialty 24th August: The girls BIS 4 brace!
The judge was Finland’s Harry Tast. A total of 17 Irish were entered.
Fardarrigh Champion girls Dirty Work ”Sissi” and Dressed To Kill ”Ussi” 4th Best brace in show. Judge Markku Kipinä, FI.
Three of our puppies were present, however Isa was not in the ring, as she had an injury in her eyelid. Below: Going The Extra Mile, Good Riddance, Get Away With Murder.
Fardarrigh Going The Extra Mile ”Topi” was BOB puppy and his sister Good Riddance ”Pihka” BOS puppy.
BOB puppy: Fardarrigh Going The Extra Mile ”Topi”
BOS puppy: Fardarrigh Good Riddance ”Pihka”
Ch Fardarrigh Dirty Work ”Sissi”, Best bitch 2.
Ch Fardarrigh Filthy Rich ”Rilla”
Ch Fardarrigh Dressed To Kill ”Ussi”
Oulu INT, 14th July
Great news from Oulu: Isla (F: Emerald Isle) was BOB under Markku Kipinä (FI) and was placed #2 in Group!
Her record looks very nice – she has been shown only 9 times and she has always been placed in Best bitch competition! Yippee, well done, Isla!
Aaron (F. Easy On The Eye) was Best dog #2 with reserve CACIB and reserve CC.
In Irish, Rita Rayniers from Belgium was judging. Churro, Betirish Extraordinary Finland Star was BOS on the day with CC and CACIB. Ussi (F. Dressed To Kill), was Best bitch #2 with reserve CACIB.
Oulu INT, 13th July
Terrier Specialist Vesa Lehtonen (FI) was judging Irish on the first day in Oulu. His choice for BOB was Churro, Betirish Extraordinary Finland Star with CC and CACIB, and our Ussi (F. Dressed To Kill) was Best bitch #2 with reserve CACIB.
Churro was handled in big ring by Jonna (thanks Jonna!):
In Dachshunds Isla (F. Emerald Isle) did well by placing Best Bitch #2 with reserve CC and reserve CACIB under Hannele Jokisilta (FI). Aaron was 2nd in his class with EXC + CCQ.
Karjaa NAT, 7th July
Paul Martin from Ireland was judging the Irish Terriers, and he seemed happy of what he saw. BOB went to Rilla (F. Filthy Rich) and BOS to Elmeri (F. Dead Man Walking). Churro was best dog #2 with yet another CC. In bitches, Ussi (F. Dressed To Kill) was Best bitch #2 and Nessa (F. Fit As A Fiddle) best bitch #3.
Hot day in Karjaa as usual. Thanks to Eeva and Sari for handling help and to Anne for much appreciated help in logisticks!
Mikkeli NAT, 6th July
We made a quick trip up to Mikkeli when former Terrier specialist, present allrounder judge Harto Hallikas (FI) was judging; Ussi (F. Dressed To Kill) was BOB and Elmeri (F. Dead Man Walking) BOS. Best bitch #2 to Rilla (F. Filthy Rich). Sinna (F. Dark Roast) was 3rd in the champion class.
We also showed breeder’s group with 1 and HP. Thanks everybody for a nice day!
These photos of Ussi were taken in Terrier group by Kia Aakala. Thank you!
Kotka INT, 15th and 16th June
On Saturday, our Dachshunds Isla (Fardarrigh Emerald Isle) and Aaron (F. Easy On The Eye) were shown, Isla with Best bitch #2 and CACIB, Aaron with Best dog #3.
On Sunday, the judge was Laura Cox from Ireland. Sorry, I don’t fix ears so we are stuck with what nature gives us.
No CCQ for Churro, Betirish Extraordinary Finland Star, just a plain class win with EXC. Photo by Elli Pehkonen.
From bitches, Sissi (F. Dirty Work) did best with Best bitch #2 and reserve CACIB and Myy (Honeybird v. Irish Red) Best bitch #3 with reserve CC. Ussi (F. Dressed To Kill) was 3rd in her class, and Unna (F. Dodge The Bullet) 4th. We also showed breeder’s class with 1 and HP. Heavy rain started during the final competitions, quite typical for Kotka.
Estonian Winner Show, 1st June
I took a trip to Tallinn, Estonia with Betirish Extraordinary Finland Star ”Churro” and Fardarrigh Dressed To Kill ”Ussi”. Judge was Thomas Borkowski from Poland. Churro was BOB on the day with EEW-13 title plus CAC and CACIB, Ussi was Best Bitch #3 with reserve CACIB. No time to stay for the group, we took the earlier ferry home!
Lahti Puppy Show, 19th May
Fardarrigh Good Riddance ”Pihka”, owned by Elina Rantala, went to BOB and Terrier group winner in her first show Lahti under judge Rune Fagerström, Finland. Handler Emmi Seppänen, photo by Hanna Penttinen. Congratulations!
More health news
Fardarrigh Dressed To Kill, Fardarrigh Filthy Rich plus our imports Honeybee v. Irish Red and Betirish Extraordinary Finland Star were COLA tested in March. The results came back in May and I´m happy to announce normal Cystin levels in all!
Hamina International – 12th May
Ch Fardarrigh Filthy Rich ”Rilla” went to Best bitch #2 with CACIB in Hamina. Judge Juha Putkonen, Finland.
Helsinki International – 11th May
Ch Fardarrigh Dressed To Kill ”Ussi” is now back from maternity break, and she went straight to the top in Helsinki International: BOB with CACIB. Best bitch #2 was our young Fardarrigh Filthy Rich ”Rilla” with CC – thus finishing her champion title. Icing on the cake was BOS to Churro, our Spanish boy Betirish Extraordinary Finland Star, this time with his first CACIB (age 18 months). 10 Irish entered. The judge was Orietta Zilli, Italy. Photo by Mikko Marttinen.
Rilla, our new champion
Churro at 18 months
Health news – 6th May
Ch Fardarrigh Dodge The Bullet eye screened and clear.
28th April – Topi visiting
Health news – 19th February
Betirish Extraordinary Finland Star ”Churro” & Honeybee v Irish Red ”Myy” eye checked and clear, also the knees on both were 0/0 (clear) and their hearts were found normal.
Turku International, 19th January
This was most interesting as the thermometer showed -36° C in the morning when we headed for Turku. Luckily the temperature rose to an almost tropical -10°C during the day. Our car had no trouble with the extreme cold.
Irish Terriers were judged by Birgit Seloy from Denmark. Her pick for the BOB was our 14-months-old rascal Betirish Extraordinary Finland Star ”Churro”, who, thank you very much, needs to have a lot more training. We will be working on that during the show break. Our girl Myy from Holland a.k.a. Honeybird v. Irish Red was Best Bitch #2 with CC (goody!) and Fardarrigh Fit As A Fiddle (Nessa) BB #3 (well done!).
In Wirehaired Standard Dachshunds, our girl Fardarrigh Emerald Isle was Best Bitch #4 with CACIB. Her 6th show, and she has 6 Best Bitch placements. Well done, considering that there is always a big entry in this breed. Breed judged by Marion Finney, Ireland.