Show #1, Thursday, FCI judge Christian Gomez from Columbia: Pikki BOB Evita BOS
Show #2, Friday, judge Todd Foley: Pikki BOB, he was also shortlisted in a huge working group. Evita BOS
Show #3, Saturday, FCI judge Maria Del Rocio Nadal from Brazil: Pikki BOB Evita BOS
June 23-25, 2023: Grande Prairie Kennel Club
Show #1, judge Lee Anne Bateman: Evita BOB, Pikki BOS + Best Puppy
Show #2, judge Bonnie Derry: Evita BOB, Pikki BOS + Best Puppy
Show #3, judge Honey Glendinning: Evita BOB, Pikki BOS + Best Puppy
Show #4, judge Judy McVeigh: Pikki BOB + Best Puppy + BPIG + BPIS!!! Evita BOS
Show #5, judge Stephen Dainard: Evita BOB, Pikki BOS + Best Puppy
Show #6, judge David Denis: Evita BOB, Pikki BOS + Best Puppy
June 24, 2023: Never in my wildest dreams could I have ever dreamt of a better day than today! At our home show in Grande Prairie under judge Judy McVeigh, wearing his summer suit, Pikki won best of breed, group 3rd, best puppy in group, AND best puppy in show!! This incredible day completed his Canadian championship making him the 47th Karelian Bear Dog to recieve this title. *pending CKC confirmation* Every single day with Pikki is a gift and I can not thank Marko enough for this incredible dog, thank you thank you thank you!! We also wouldn't be where we are today without the support of so many people, thank you ALL! BPIS MBPIG Multi Group Placing Can Ch Joenrannan Pikki Breeder: Marko Rahkonen, Finland Owner/Handler: Susan Haus, Canada
June 18, 2023: We are excited to announce our newest addition to the family, Frostwald Cruella De Vil, at home she will go by the name "Vila". Vila comes from the very well known Neri (mother) and Jero (father), who's official names are: C.I.B. Nordic CH FI CH DK CH NO CH EE CH LV CH LT CH DE (VDH) CH RU CH BALT CH LT JCH LV JCH EE JCH BALT JCH RKFV FIW-16 FIJW-16 DKW-17 WW-17 FIW-17 HeW-17 NORDW-17 LTW-18 BALTW-18 HeW-18 FIW-18 ATW-19 EUW-19 FIW-21 EEW-22 NORDW-22 FIW-22 ROHMOIVAN AVA And C.I.B. NORD CH FI WCH FI CH DK CH NO CH SISUKKAAN ISÄNMAANTOIVO We are so thankful and honoured to be entrusted with a puppy from these two incredible dogs. Thank you to Neri's owner and this litters breeder Maria Kallunki and to Jero's owner Pirjo Kivijärvi. Vila is still living in Finland with her siblings and family, but she will make the long journey home later this year.
Check out Vila's details on her page, under the "females" drop down!
May 20- May 22, 2023: Fort St John Kennel Club Another lovely weekend is in the books for us.
With absolutely no coat our boy Joenrannan Pikki “Pikki” was BOB in 2 shows and BOS in 4 shows. He was also awarded a group 4th under judge Shawn Nichols and a BPIG under judge Karen Day.
Rohmoivan Evita "Evita" was BOB in 4 shows and BOS in 2 shows. She also made the cut in group with judge Susan Quesnel.
March 31- April 2, 2023: Red Deer District Kennel Club
Show 1, Friday, judge Janet Lobb Pikki BOB, best puppy. Evita BOS.
Show 2, Saturday, USA judge Robert Vandiver Pikki BOB, best puppy. Evita BOS.
Show 3, Sunday, judge Joe Lobb Pikki BOB, best puppy. Evita BOS.
Jan 29, 2023: Evelyn Kenny Kennel & Obedience Club
Show 1, Friday, FCI judge Ashley Reid from Australia: Pikki BOB, best puppy. Evita BOS.
Show 2, Saturday, Judge James Reynolds: Pikki BOB, best puppy, and BPIG in a large line up of beautiful puppies. Evita BOS.
Show 3, Sunday, Judge Dann Wilson: Evita BOB and shortlisted in group. Pikki BOS and best puppy.
Oct 3, 2022: After many months of patiently waiting we are excited to announce our newest addition, Joenrannan Pikki. Pikki comes from a Finnish kennel with many generations of working dogs behind him. He comes from the combination FI WCH FI CH Kantolanrinteen Pilikku X FI WCH FI CH Hautahiekan Karo. He is a curious baby with a confident demeanor and I can't wait to watch this little one in the forest and in the ring! Thank you to Marko, for entrusting this special boy to us, we hope to do you proud. In addition, thank you to our good friends Satu and Maria for visiting the litter at a young age; helping us evaluate which puppy would become our Pikki.
August 27, 2022: It comes with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our Nalle. We're never given enough time with the ones we love most. After weeks of diagnostics and a rapid decline we had to say our final goodbye to Nalle on August 27th. He lived a short life, but an amazing one. We travelled well over 50,000km together and he was the center of attention wherever we went, no matter if it was a walk through town, a trip to the store, a dog show, or even halfway across the world. Nalle was a fun loving, beautiful boy, full of personality and a vibrant spirit. We'd accomplished so much in the short 16 months we were together and I would have loved to see all that we could have accomplished had we been given more time. Until next time my boy, for now you can run wild in a pain free world. Can-CH Sp-CH World Winner'20 RSCEW'20 EstJW'22 EstW'22 LWSp'22 Silverado De La Fortea CGN "Nalle" Dec 16, 2020 - August 27, 2022
July 5, 2022: After relaxing on the beach and spending time with Tatiana (Nalle's first momma) we flew home. Thank you for everything, until next time!
June 24, 2022: World Dog show: Madrid, Spain. Judge: Rafael Garcia
Evita: Open Exc1 CQ BB1 CACIB BOS Excellent proportions. Excellent limbs. Correct strength. Good head. Eyes should be darker. Good bite. Fitting bone. Good coat quality. Good tail. Excellent hind end. Hind movement could be even more energetic. Magnificent dog as a whole (entity).
Nalle: Ch Exc1 57cm. Good posture. Should be higher in legs. Excellent hind end. Low hocks. Fitting bone. Promising head. Good bite. Excellent chest. Excellent coat quality and condition. Hind movement could be more effective. Good front movement. High quality dog but should give a stronger and firmer impression, especially in leg length.
June 18, 2022: Kuusamo, Finland. Judge: Reino Korpela -459 dog, 64 breeds -5 rings -4 groups -43 Karelian Bear Dogs
Nalle: Ch Exc1 CQ BM2 7/3. 57cm. Proper size. Good proportions. Handsome male head. Slightly light eyes. Good neck, chest, and hind end. Medium strength limbs. Good angulations. Slightly soft coat. Tail curled on the back. Moves effortlessly.
Evita: Open Exc1 CQ BB3 8/2. 54cm. Larger than average. Good proportions and strength. Beautiful feminine head. Slightly wide set ears. Eyes could be darker. Good structure of body and limbs. Good tail position. Correct coat quality. Balanced movement and presentation.
June 12, 2022: Alavus, Finland. Judge: Matti Palojärvi -2734 dog, 276 breeds -21 rings -10 groups -15 Karelian Bear Dogs
Nalle: Jun Exc1 CQ JCAC BM1 BOS 57cm. 7/3. Middle sized. Correct body length. Well shaped head. Mid brown eyes. Good ears. Strong body and bone. Deep chest. Good coat and tail. Flexible movement. Pleasant temperament.
Evita: Open Exc2 6/4. Larger than ideal. Correct proportions. Light correctly shaped head. Light eyes. Good body. Light limb bone. Good coat and tail. Efficient movement. Calm temperament.
June 11, 2022: Pöytyä, Finland. Judge: Tarja Löfman -618 dogs, 106 breeds -8 rings -4 groups -4 Karelian Bear Dogs
Nalle: Jun Exc2 17 months. Junior with a strong body. Good bite. Still a bit light in muzzle. Good width of skull. Strong neck. Good forechest. Volumous chest. Could be stronger angulated in the front. A bit soft topline. A bit low tailset. Good reach but front movement is unstable. Good coat quality. 8/2
Evita: Open VG1 2.5 years. Correct type female. Good bite. Feminine head. Eyes could be darker. Limb bone could be stronger. Correct tail set. Good hind angulations. Forechest could be fuller. Moves with excellent reach. 8/2.
June 5, 2022: Tallinn, Estonia. Judge: Valentinas Stiklius -2573 dogs, 273 breeds -15 rings -10 groups -5 Karelian Bear Dogs
Nalle: Jun Exc1 CQ JCAC BM1 JBOB BOS EstJW'22 EstW'22 New titles: Estonian Junior winner '22 and Estonian Winner '22 Excellent type. Good size and format. Correct bite. Typical head. Good topline. Good angulations. Correct tailset. Free movement.
Evita: Open Exc1 CQ BB2 CAC RCACIB (will be confirmed by the FCI to CACIB). Estonian Champion! New title: Estonian Champion *to be confirmed by the FCI Excellent type. Good size. Correct bite. Good topline. Correct tailset and carriage. Good angulations. Excellent free movement.
June 4, 2022: Ylöjärvi, Finland. Judge: Reino Korpela -1517 dogs, 223 breeds -21 rings -10 groups -13 Karelian Bear Dogs Evita: Open Exc1 CQ BB3 CAC 54cm. 7/3. Larger than ideal. Good proportions. Enough strength. Beautiful lines of the head. Medium brown eyes. Slightly wide set ears. Good neck, chest, and hind end. Limbs are medium in strength. Good angulations. Good coat and tail. Moves effortlessly. Calm behavior.
Nalle: Jun Exc2 56cm. 7/3. Almost ideal size. Good proportions. Handsome male head. Ears slightly leaning forwards. Strong body. Good hind end. Fitting limb bone. Fitting angulations. Soft coat. Good tail. Moves effortlessly. Normal behavior.
May 29, 2022: Kontiolahti, Finland. Judge: Perttu Ståhlberg -1477 dog, 229 breeds -20 rings -10 groups -11 Karelian Bear Dogs Nalle: Jun Exc1 CQ JCAC BM2 CAC JBOS 57cm. Medium sized. Correct proportions. Good strength. Light eyes. Otherwise masculine head and expressions. Good ears, neck, and back. Fitting angulations. Shiny black coat, 9/1. Balanced movement.
Evita: Open Exc2 55cm. Large than average. Correct proportions. Too light in limb bones. Light eyes. Wide set ears. Good neck and back. Correct body shape. Shiny black coat 8/2. Good coat quality and tail. Balanced movement. Presents herself well.
May 28, 2022: Nousiainen, Finland. Judge: Matti Palojärvi -300 dog (limited entry), 52 breeds -4 rings -4 groups -6 Karelian Bear Dogs Nalle: Jun Exc1 CQ JCAC BM1 CAC BOS 57cm. Ideal size. Correct proportions. Strong body. Slightly light correct shaped head. Well positioned ears. Medium brown eyes. Deep chest. Good bone and angulations. Bright and clean colors. 7/3. Correct movement. Presents himself well.
Evita: Open Exc1 53.5cm. Larger than average. Correct proportions. 6/4. Slightly light head with good outlines. Wide set ears. Light eyes. Compact body. Light bone. Good angulations. Slightly cow hocked. Good coat and tail. Flexible movement. Calm temperament.
May 28, 2022: Riihimäki, Finland. Judge: Jari Fors -705 dogs, 103 breeds. -9 rings -3 groups -10 Karelian Bear Dogs Evita: Open Exc1 CQ BB1 CAC BOB! 54cm. 2.5 years. 8/2 color. Large in size. Good head and ears. Medium brown eyes. Throughly Excellent structure of body and limbs. Handsome tail. Excellent coat. Effortless and flexible movement. Correct temperament. Verbal remarks: well trained and conditioned dog that shows herself off perfectly. A delight to watch. Her top line is so firm and level one can place a teacup on her back while she moves and it will not spill. Nalle: Jun Exc2 58cm. 17 month. Slightly over ideal height. Just a hair too long in the body. Good head and ears. Medium brown eyes. Good neck. Still soft on the topline. Good limbs, tail, and coat. Light and effortless movement. Correct temperament.
May 26, 2022: Mynämäki, Finland. Judge: Markku Kipinä -589 dogs, 127 breeds. -16 rings -4 groups -7 Karelian Bear Dogs Evita: Open Exc1 CQ BB2 CAC 54cm. Excellent type bitch with good posture. Good top line. Good tail. Balanced angulations. Strong enough body and bone. Strong enough skull but muzzle could be fuller. Good bite. Eyes could be darker. Good temperament. Coat ok. Color 7/3. Moves with effortless ground coverage.
Nalle: Jun Exc2 57cm. Optimal sized male with Strong bone and body. Neck long enough but could be longer. Balanced angulations. Spacious, long chest. Strong skull. Full muscle. Ears and bite ok. Eyes could be darker. Good forechest. Color 8/2. Could carry his tail better "perkier". Croup slightly sloped. Enough reach. Slightly narrow from behind.
May 24, 2022: Susan, Evita, and Nalle flew overseas to begin their 6-week tour of Finland, Estonia, Sweden, and Spain!
May 21, 2022: Evita finished her Canadian Championship with a Group 4th under Rick Fehler at the FSJ Kennel Club Show.
April 10, 2022: We had the Finnish Kennel Club evaluate Evita's hip x-rays. They came back with the scoring of A/A.
March 26, 2022: Evita passed her OFA eye exam!
March 10-13, 2022: Mount Cheam Canine Association show in Chilliwack, BC. Rohmoivan Evita "Evita" and Silverado De La Fortea "Nalle" won Best Brace in show!
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