Fin Ch & Fin Working Trial Ch BH JK3 PM-05 Lecibsin Kultakuono (Fnl)
Aus Grand Ch Lumiturpa Emmi CCD JD HT (Imp Fnl)
Clear at 7 Weeks
Black with Tanpoint
J L Lincoln
C & B Ralphs (VIC) & J L Lincoln
Lumi was one of the two boys in my very very long planned diamond litter - Emmi's last litter with frozen semen to the late and fabulous Ressi. Quite different, but both lovely, I struggled for a long time over which one to keep in co-ownership, and in the end the deciding factors were fairly narrow.
Clive and Bianca of Polarpaws Kennel had been waiting for this litter for more than a couple of years, so it was with great pleasure I was able to send them home a lovely young boy. Lumi now lives in the Albury/Wodonga region, near the border between NSW and Victoria, where he will be shown, and also hopefully trial in rally and obedience later down the track. In the meantime, he will enjoy life with the Aussies and a Malamute to boss around!
Lumi is a very strong boy, with a lovely masculine head. He tended to look impressive moving around the garden from quite a young age, comfortably standing four square. He has a lovely shape and outline to him. I suspect he may end up bigger and taller than I expected from this litter, but only time will tell. He reminds me a lot of Emmi's side of the family, and did from quite a young age.
He was always a happy fun-loving puppy, into mischief, and at one stage having me swear he was likely to give himself injuries as a pup as he bundled himself into whatever activity with no hesitation. He was the most dominate of the pups, but not overly so. There is certainly an elament of the clown about him.
It will be exciting to watch him grow and develop, and see all he achieves.
Lumi's dam is, of course, my beautiful import girl Emmi (Aus Ch Lumiturpa Emmi (Imp Fnl)), a rather famous girl amongst western circles in the Lappie community. She is of very successful, typey lines in Finland, is a stunning representation of her breed, and has had a lot of success in the ring here in Australia. She is a strong and confident bitch, with a real streak of naughtiness, and is hugely affectionate. Lumi is from her third and final litter.
His sire is the late, and very very wonderful Ressi (Fin Ch & Fin Working Trail Ch Lecibsin Kultakuono) a boy who was not only very successful in the show ring, but also the first (and so far only) Lapphund to earn his Working Trail Championship in Finland, a very notable and difficult achievement requiring a seriously high level of obedience and tracking ability. We collected semen from him some time ago, and it has been a long wait for the right time to use it over our precious girl for her final litter. It was a long (and expensive) process in the end to get three healthy babies, but well worth it!
We wish Bianca and Clive every success with the handsome young Lumi!
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