Jyväskylä International, Judge Martha Heine, Germany
On Sunday, Fardarrigh Cutting Edge ”Reima” was BOS with CACIB, and our girls Fardarrigh Dirty Work, Dark Roast and Dressed To Kill placed 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the best bitch competition. To Sissi (Dirty Work) another CAC with reserve CACIB that will be confirmed as CACIB. Our breeder´s group BOB and again picked up in the finals, but no placement this time.
No snow this time in Jyväskylä… Many thanks for a great weekend: Kati, Suvi, Sinikka and Meri!November 19th
Jyväskylä International, Judge Veli-Pekka Kumpumäki, Finland
On Saturday, Fardarrigh Cutting Edge ”Reima” was BOB with CACIB, and our girls Fardarrigh Dressed To Kill, Dark Roast and Dirty Work placed 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the best bitch competition. To Dressed To Kill ”Ussi” this meant another CAC with reserve CACIB that will be confirmed as CACIB. In the afternoon, our breeder´s group placed BIS 4 in the big ring under judge Annukka Paloheimo, Finland. And there were LOTS of groups – more than 50!
Judge Veli-Pekka Kumpumäki´s critics on our group:”Very beautiful group – like they were cut from the same tree. All have excellent proportions, toplines and coats. Beautiful heads with expression and friendly, perky presence. It is easy to continue from here, all young dogs are very promising and the breeder obviously has the right impression of the breed´s essence.” October 29th
Seinäjoki International – Judge Tiina Taulos, Finland
What a nice day out at the show. Thank you everybody, especially to Miia & Alina & Aaro for bringing Elmeri and Raili for bringing Unna to the show!
Our girls were placed in the best bitch class: 2. F. Dressed To Kill 3. F. Dodge The Bullet 4. F. Xtra Sec
This was the last show for Xtra Sec ”Dana”, who has recently got her C.I.B. title. Thanks Danish!
We also showed a breeder´s group that was selected in the big ring amoung the 6 finalists, but no placement this time. Thank you to Sinikka and Katja for your handling help!
Seinäjoki was the last show in the show season. The next ones, Jyväskylä in November and the Winner Shows in December will, for some funny reason from before calculator era be the first shows of the 2012 season. Our breeder´s group finished at the 16th place in the all breed list. A big thank you to all the owners and dogs; in our group we showed 7 dogs alltogether: Dana, Elmeri, Reima, Sinna, Sissi, Unna and Ussi (Fardarrigh Xtra Sec, Dead Man Walking, Cutting Edge, Dark Roast, Dirty Work, Dodge The Bullet and Dressed To Kill). Next year we hope to see some of the young ones from the 2011 litter in the rings: welcome F litter – Rilla, Nessa, Peppi, Feeli, Rasmus and Reino!September 18th
Puppy Show for all breeds, Lohja – Judge Tanya Alhman-Stockmari, Finland
What a great day! We took our little boy Aron in the show for the first time, and he was BIS in Musti&Mirri Puppy Cup Show in Lohja. Super! Thank you Tanya for all the kind words.September 14th
New judging rights
Yorkshire TerrierSeptember 10th
Porvoo National – Judge Tiina Hallsten, Finland
NITC Jongehondendag 2011 – Young Dog Day in Holland
I had the pleasure to judge in the Nederlandse Ierse Terrier Klub´s Young Dog Day in Hoenderloo. It was a nice day with the red dogs and the owners. I judged 14 litters of young Irish. A big thank you to the club and especially my stewardess Mieke!
After the show I enjoyed the company of my friends Yvonne and Ted van der Walle in a cosy restaurant called Anker. Thank you!
We also visited a Wheaten Terrier kennel, kennel Camacha, and had coffee with Monique and Rob Hubner. Thank you for an interesting afternoon!
And I was lucky to meet again Ted´s and Yvonne´s fresh European Junior Winner and Best of Breed in the European Show, Leeuwarden:
Rockledge´s Flying Dutchman Irish Red
And it is not a good trip unless you bring home souvenirs: I took home a puppy by Dutchie, Honeybird v. Irish Red. Thank you Ted and Yvonne!August 27th
Terri-Eri – National terrier specialty – Judge Ann Rode, Sweden
This was the first time in the ring for Elmeri (Fardarrigh Dead Man Walking), and he did wonderfully, winning Best male and dog CC with Best of Opposite. The litter has indeed been very succesfull in the show rings. I hope to finish them all next year…
Sissi took the BOB:
We also had a breeder´s group that was BOB, but no placement in the big ring. Photo by Riikka Leppänen.August 20th
Kouvola National – Judge Eeva Rautala, Finland
Ussi did great! Not only were we happy about all our girls getting Excellent and CCQ, but also our girl Ussi was the Best of Breed and she also placed 2nd in the hard competition in the Terrier group.
But that was not all! Our breeder´s group was placed 2nd in the BIS ring by terrier specialist (now of course an allrounder judge) Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen. Thank you everybody, especially Marita and Raili for bringing the girls (and of couse Juuli and Tuomas for letting us have Sissi for the weekend) and our handlers Meri and Sinikka! Photos by Taina Nygård.August 3rd
New judging rights in Group 7
bourbonnaisinseisoja – Braque du Bourbonnais
braque de l’ariege – Braque de l’Ariege
braque saint-germain – Braque Saint-Germain
bretoni – Brittany
cesky fousek – Cesky Fousek
deutsch stichelhaar – Deutsch Stichelhaar
drentschenpeltopyykoira – Partridge Dog
isomünsterinseisoja – Large Münsterländer
karkeakarvainen slovakianseisoja – Slovakian Wire-haired Pointing Dog
karkeakarvainen unkarinvizsla – Wire-haired Hungarian Vizsla
korthalsingriffoni – French Wire-haired Korthals Pointing Dog
lyhytkarvainen unkarinvizsla – Short-haired Hungarian Vizsla
perdiguero de burgos – Burgos Pointing Dog
picardienspanieli – Picardy Spaniel
pienimünsterinseisoja – Small Münsterländer
pitkäkarvainen saksanseisoja – Long-haired German Pointer
pont-audemerinspanieli Spaniel de Pont-Audemer
portugalinseisoja – Portuguese Pointing Dog
punavalkoinen irlanninsetteri – Irish Red and White Setter
ranskanseisoja, gascognelaistyyppi – Braque Francais, type Gascogne
ranskanseisoja, pyreneläistyyppi – Braque Francais, type Pyrenees
ranskanspanieli – French Spaniel
sininenpicardienspanieli – Blue Picardy Spaniel
spinone – Spinone Italiano
stabyhoun – Stabyhoun
vanhatanskankanakoira – Old Danish Pointing Dog
villakoirapointteri – Pudelpointer
weimarinseisojat – Weimaraners
– lyhytkarvainen – Short-haired
– pitkäkarvainen – Long-haired
Pori, Irish Terrier Specialty Show – Judge Ross Delmar, Ireland
Reima was Best in Show:
In the best bitch competition our girl placed very well; 2. res-CC Fardarrigh Dirty Work, 4. Fardarrigh Dark Roast
And our breeders group was the best:
Pori International – Judge John Madden, Ireland
Best of breed: Fardarrigh Cutting Edge, CACIB
Best of opposite sex: Fardarrigh Xtra Sec, CACIB, owned by Jetta Tschokkinen & Marita Pennanen
Best bitch 2: Fardarrigh Dark Roast, best bitch 3: Fardarrigh Dirty Work, best bitch 4: Fardarrigh Dressed To Kill. Photos by Tuomas Vaalto.
The judge was very nice and congratulated us on our trimming work; he seemed to like what he saw. It was a burning hot day, it was great to relax in the evening. We had booked some cottages in Reposaari, and it was lovely go to sauna and swim in the sea!
Eukanuba Interational, Helsinki – Judge Tino Pehar, Croatia
Best of breed: Fardarrigh Dressed To Kill, CAC and CACIBJuly 3rd
Karjaa National – Judge Seamus Oates, Ireland
Best of Breed: Fardarrigh Dirty Work, CAC, owned by Juuli & Tuomas Vaalto
Kotka International – Judge: Christian Stefanescu, Romania
Best of Breed: Fardarrigh Dirty Work (on the right), CAC and CACIB, owned by Juuli & Tuomas Vaalto
BOS: Fardarrigh Cutting Edge, CACIB
Fardarrigh Dressed To Kill best bitch #2, Fardarrigh Dark Roast Excellent
Fardarrigh breeder´s group went Best in show 1 under Judge Michael Leonard, Ireland.
All photos by Tuomas Vaalto.
Sulkava, Group show for FCI groups 3, partly 5 and 6 – Judge Paavo Mattila, FI
Best of Breed: Fardarrigh Cutting Edge, BIG 2
Best of Opposite: Fardarrigh Dark Roast, CAC
Varkaus National – Judge Gunther Ehrenreich, D
Best of Breed: Fardarrigh Cutting Edge
Best of Opposite: Fardarrigh Dark Roast, CAC, owned by Kati TarkiainenMay 22nd
Hamina International – Judge Zafra Sirik, Israel
Best of Opposite Sex: Fardarrigh Cutting Edge, CACIB
Fardarrigh Dressed To Kill Best bitch #2May 21st
International Aptus Show, Helsinki – Judge Sylvie Desserne, France (Irish Terriers)
Best of Breed: Fardarrigh Cutting Edge, CACIB (photo by Riikka Leppänen)
Fardarrigh Dressed To Kill Best bitch #2
Judge: Jose Homem de Mello, P (Longhaired Dachshunds)
Best of Opposite Sex: Badamtam´s Kiss And Tell, CAC and CACIB – finishing her Finnish Ch titleMay 14th
Rauma National – Judge Beth Sweigarth, USA
Rainy day in Rauma. Best of Breed was again Fardarrigh Cutting Edge, ”Reima”
Fardarrigh Dressed To Kill Best bitch #3.May 12th
New judging rights
Tampere International – Judge Jaroslava Ovesna, CZ
Fardarrigh Dressed To Kill was Best bitch #4.April 23rd
Lappeenranta International – Judge Tanya Ahlman-Stockmari, Finland
Best of Breed (on the left): Fardarrigh Cutting Edge, owned by Suvi Tarkiainen, with CAC + CACIB, finishing his championship (the 50th Fardarrigh Champion!)
Best of Opposite: Fardarrigh Dressed To Kill, owned by Jetta Tschokkinen & Jaana Helin with CAC + CACIB
Best bitch #3 Fardarrigh Dark Roast, owned by Kati Tarkiainen, reserve CAC
Fardarrigh Cutting Edge Group 2 under judge Mrs Tanya Ahlman-Stockmari. Her critique on ”Reima”:”Yleisvaikutelmaltaan ryhdikäs, jäntevä uros, jonka asenne ja ryhti ilmentävät kaiken sen, joka on oleellista rodussa. Erinomainen punainen väri. Tasapainoinen käytös.” Translation: ”In general appearance a muscular male with great posture, with an attitude and carriage that embody everything that is essential to the breed. Excellent red color. Balanced behavior.”
April 22nd 2010
Lahti International – Judge Robert D. Black, USA
Best of Breed: Fardarrigh Dirty Work, owned by Juuli and Tuomas Vaalto, professionally handled by Cita Toikka, CAC and CACIB.
Best bitch #2: Fardarrigh Dressed To Kill, owned by Jetta Tschokkinen & Jaana Helin, reserve CAC, reserve CACIB
Fardarrigh Dark Roast, owned by Kati Tarkiainen, junior class winner with Exc + CCQ
Best dog #2: Fardarrigh Cutting Edge, owned by Suvi Tarkiainen, reserve CAC, reserve CACIB. Photo by Riikka Leppänen.
Fardarrigh breeder´s group BOB and BIS 3 under judge Carmen Haller, CA. Photo by Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen.
Mr Robert D. Black´s critique on our group: ”Very well matched. They all have straight front. Slighly longer than tall. All of them have straight hard coats. All of them have ears which point to the corner of the eyes. Tail set are high, toplines level. I would be proud of these myself.”
April 12th – 27th Fardarrigh Irish Terrier litter born!
Sire: Ch Fardarrigh Blimey O´Reilly
Dam: Ch Fardarrigh Xtra Sec
3 boys, 3 girls
First ever Fardarrigh Wirehaired Dachshund litter born!
Sire: Zekiwa Come On
Dam: Welmu Miss Zhili
4 boys, 1 girl
Lithuanian Winner Show and Vilnius Cup Winner – Judge: Veli-Pekka Kumpumäki, Finland
Fardarrigh Cutting Edge, owner Suvi Tarkiainen, made a trip with us to Lithuania with super results, he won BOB both days and was also pointed in the group on the first day by judge Veli-Pekka Kumpumäki (FI). His final results: 2 x BOB, 2 x CAC, 2 x CACIB, Lithuanian Winner 2011 and Vilnius Cup Winner 2011.
Judge Laurent Heinesche, Luxemburg (Wirehaired Dachshunds)
The wirehaired Standard Dachshund Welmu Miss Stt´Tosca won the champion class on the Winner Show and finished her Lithuanian Champion title under judge Laurent Heinesche, Luxemburg. It was a very nice trip to Baltia with very good company, however, not much sleep!
Ch Fardarrigh Xtra Sec has been bred to Ch Fardarrigh Blimey O´Reilly, puppies expected in the middle of April!
Health results from the first months
25th Jan: Fardarrigh Zero Tolerance, Fardarrigh Xtra Sec and Fardarrigh Awesome eye screened and clear, Awesome had also her also knees examined and healthy, 0/0.
11th Feb: Fardarrigh Blimey O´Reilly eye screened and clear.
15th March: Dirk v. Irish Red eye screened and clear, MerryMac Yahoo at Fardarrigh (age 10 yrs) eye screened and clear. Fardarrigh Volcanic (age 7, by MerryMac X-tra Special Edition ex MerryMac Yahoo at Fardarrigh) showed nuclear cataract, mild form.
Feb 27, 2011
New judging rights
Greyhound and Italian Greyhound
Jan 21-22, 2011
Turku International – Judge Erica Pettersson, Finland
We were lucky to have 2 nice BOS wins on the first day, first with longhaired Standard Dachshund Badamtam´s Kiss And Tell (living with us, handled and groomed by Jaana, owned by Pauliina Sjöholm), and then with wirehaired Standard Welmu Miss Stt´Tosca (judged by Alexey Belkin from Russia).
In Irish, Fardarrigh Dressed To Kill was shown in junior class, unfortunately it wasn´t our day. Yvonne Cannon from the UK placed Ussi 4th in her class with Excellent.