Yesterday was the Finnish Lapphund Club of Victoria's 8th championship specialty show. We had an awesome entry of 82 lappies, and the added excitement of having breed specialist Elaine Short (UK) of Glenchess Kennels here to judge.
With Tortik and Benni "benched" for the day (Elaine being the breeder and owner of their sire), it was up to Baby! And she didn't disappoint....
Bitch Challenge & Runner Up Best in Show ⭐️⭐️
C.I.B. Am Ch Aus Ch Calaban's Dirty Dancing RE ET JC (Imp USA)⭐️
So proud of my beautiful girl who really was on fire.
In property classes judged by Jill McDonald, Baby only competed in the one class and was also awarded Best Gaited.⭐️
Of course, it wasn't only Baby having fun in the ring, there were several of the younger Armahani kids out all placing in the top three in their classes:
Kira (Armahani Lapis Lazuli Loimuta - Best Minor Puppy in Show - graded Excellent
Avicii (Armahani Lapis Lazuli Lurjus) - Best Opposite Minor Puppy in Show - graded Excellent
Piper (Ch Armahani Kunzite Kruunu (AI) JC) - 2nd in Intermediate Bitch - graded Excellent & CQ
Leevi (Armahani Kunzite Kuutamo (AI) RA JDX HT ET JC) - 3rd in Intermediate Dog - graded Very Good
Uno (Armahani Jade Jalokivi) - 3rd in State Bred Dog - graded Excellent & CQ
Loki (Ch Armahani Jade Jylha) - 3rd in Aus Bred Dog - graded Excellent & CQ
The success for the day didn't end there. This was the forth year that the perpetual trophy for Best Owner, Breeder Handler, donated by Tonya Syme in memory of Vanessa Brotto was awarded. Tortik has won twice now, and this year I took in his son to compete under Elaine judging. I was a more than a little surprised, but incredibly proud, when he maintained the family tradition!
Best Owner, Breeder, Handler
Ch Armahani Jade Jylha
A big thanks to all of the Armahani owners and friends who made it down for the day, and were such a big help with wrangling, handling and providing champagne and food!!!