Right off the back of becoming a Grand Champion, Benni didn't waste any time, today gaining the last Best in Group award he needed to now be known as Supreme Ch Armahani Heliodorr Hulivili (AI) ET!!
Benni joins little brother Tortik in this achivement, making them the only two Finnish Lapphund Supreme Champion litter mates in the country.
It has been an amazing adventure that Rachael and Benni have taken together, and I couldn't be more proud and pleased, not only for their achievements, but for the wonderful bond and relationship they have formed. Benni really is a mumma's boy!
It is always at these moments we remember Benni's first mum, Vanessa. I hope she is smiling down at both of her boys and the legacy they have made since she had to leave us all. I'm pretty sure it has been beyond her wildest dreams.
It was an incredible weekend for the Armahani sports lappies, with lots of achievements across four different disciplines.
Firstly on Saturday both Baby (Am Ch Ch Calaban's Dirty Dancing RA ET JC) and her son Leevi (Armahani Kunzite Kuutamo (AI) RA JD ET HT JC) headed out to the Bulla Agility Trial. It was Baby's first ever trial following a large break in training with her injury. She did such an awesome job, with a Jumping Dog quallie in her first run with a 1st place, followed up by an incredible second run which only fell apart when a certain handler squealed with excitement a touch too soon at the finish line causing her to drop the last bar! Not to be outdone by his old mother, Leevi took home his final Jumping Dog Excellent quallie for his JDX title.
Meanwhile in NSW, Lolly (Ch Armahani Iolite Into (AI) ET WPD) was heading out with Steve for two days of backpacking. They finished today with another 64km under their belt, earning their last quallie for Lolly's WPDX title.
Also in NSW, Shell and Squiggle (Ch Neut Ch Armahani Diamond Dansut (AI) CCD RA ADX JDX SDX SPDX GD HT ET JC WPD FMX were competing in Flyball, earning the final points they needed for Squiggle's Flyball Masters Champion title (FMCh).
And in Bendigo, Baby was changing it down a gear, back into the rally ring, where she earned her final two legs for her Rally Excellent (RE) title, with scores of 95 and 99, both 1st place in ring.
After showing yesterday, and earning herself a tidy 22 points, Baby and I ventured out to the State Rally Trial today. I only entered the morning trial to keep it a nice and easy one, and she sure didn't disappoint, with a lovely score of 97 points, which put her at 2nd place.