International, Finnish, Swedish Champion
Larinkallion Brysselinblicca "Capri"
Good Canine Citizenship Silver & Bronze
Draft: UK level 1 & 2
Rally obedience: Qualifying Score level 1 (UK)
Waterwork: BE level 1, FI level 1, DE bootsredder and level A, UK level A & B
Shows CAC: BE, LUX, FR, FI, SE CACIB: FR, BE, ESP, SE
We got Capri spring 2003,
after a long search for the perfect dog.
Fortunately the dog that we finally got was perfect, at least to our eyes.
flew to Helsinki, where she saw
Gasparo and then traveled on to Turku to see the mother and the puppies.
Capri's active (though after
her first litter she calmed a lot!). She's stubborn, dominant and smart.
Capri's appearance and structure are good: she's
got a strong body, good angulations, good chest and a beautiful, dark brown,
coat -not to mention her flying gait.
She’s also slow grower;
her last cm’s she grew just before turning three.
Her head and body were more or less finished at five years.
Capri’s very eager to learn new things, but like a
typical newfie only obeys when she wants to or
when you have irresistible treats in your hand. We have done
obedience, waterwork, doggydancing, carting, frisbee and conformation with
her. The main thing we love
about Capri is that she is not limited to just one hobby,
but is able to do so many different things. She'll succeed in the
beauty rings, but she"ll do equally well in real working situations. You
don't have to choose; you can do anything! :-)
Obedience, Draft and BH
Capri's been healthy except for the
dislocation in spring 2009. She has had no skin problems and no allergies.
The only "health" problem Capri has, is that she eats very little for a dog
of her size. She gains weight very easily and we always have to make sure
she doesn't get too many extra treats or too much food. Fortunately when she
gets overweight; a few days diet is enough to bring her back to normal.
Capri was sterilized in
after having two litters.
(ultrasound with doppler-technique -05 and -08)
Hips: D/D (taken spring -04,)
Elbows 0/0 (taken spring -04)
Hips and elbows in pictures
Capri. Larinkallion Brysselinblicca.
Official Belgian K9 Lifeguard
European Veteran Winner 2011
Good Canine Citizen Silver & Bronze
UK draft levels 1 & 2
UK Rally obedience qualifying score 1
Waterwork tests passed in Belgium, Finland, Germany and the UK
Mother to Larinkallion H- & Kivisilman M- litters
Grandmother to Kivisilman N-, R-, S-, T- litters
Great-grand-mother-to-be to Kivisilman V- litter
really are no words to accurately describe what Capri meant to us. I
tried, and ended up writing almost a book long memoir. Her joining our
family directed our future to what it is now. "She will be missed" is
Years -00&01 we spent researching the
concept of "dogs". Summer 2002 we finally visited a few breeders, and
selected where we wanted our first brown newfoundland from:
Larinkallion. Winter 2002 we contacted Pertti Hartmanvagain,
and a couple of months later, pretty much exactly 11 years ago during
my Easter break -03, I flew alone at 13 yrs from Brussels to Finland.
Our relatives drove me first to see the sire and then to pick Capri up
from the breeder. I had just finished reading Turid Rugaas' Calming
signals-book, and remember yawning and licking my lips the entire
flight back home. After the holidays were over, at the end of a class,
we were asked "what did you do during the holidays", I had the chance
to tell everyone the surprise of "we got a puppy". Capri joining our
family had been the result of a lot of research, planning and waiting.
I cannot thank Pertti Hartman enough for believing in us to be the
perfect fit for Capri, and always being only a phone call away.
started (had actually been going without a dog for a while already) dog
school with Capri immediately after getting her, training with Päivi Reijonen.
Summer -03 we joined a waterwork club. Later that summer we
participated at our first waterwork camp in Finland. We also
participated at our first dog show, the Finnish Speciality show, that
summer. Capri did really well, which motivated us to pursue showing in
Capri really was a real character in all senses of
the word. She was a dominant girl that taught us more than we could
have ever hoped for during her first few years. She was a stubborn and
persistent girl. We had to teach her rules, and learn how to motivate
her - because when motivated, she worked like a dream. We learned that
she was motivated by not only food, but also just by the act of working
with us, getting a task to do. This type of motivation is what allowed
us to achieve together so much especially in waterwork. She was a dog
that you could trust with your life. She had excellent stamina due to
her swimming style and strength. But most importantly she would never,
ever give up without finishing a task. She was always listening for
further commands, but would cleverly give her own input to what would
be the most efficient way to complete the given task. Capri's true
character came about mostly through embarrassing incidences that I
probably shouldn't share with you to keep her gracious old lady act up !
2005 she had her first litter (Larinkallion H), and in 2008 she had her
second (Kivisilman M). Capri was a healthy, healthy girl that would
never ever have an upset stomach, skin/coat issues or dirty ears etc.,
apart from her FH&NE in 2009 and this very recent Laryngeal
paralysis surgery which's complications were just too much for her
(perhaps internal bleeding?). She got very weak quickly and it was time
to let her go, as I always tell everyone else "better a day too early
than a day too late". Today was that day. Time to let her go. Time for
us to say "goodbye" to a dear family member. Capri is and always will
be the Perfect dog in our eyes and she will be missed more than any
words could convey. She is our Capri.
C.I.B FI SE CH
Gasparo vom Kaninchenberg
INT&AM CH SV-00, SV-01, A&ITA&BEL&S&FIN CH
Pouch Cove's Patriot of Cayuga C1
Yuma vom Riesrand A0
Milos vom Riesrand
D CH Alice Springs vom Riesrand A
EST & LV
SVK&FIN&CS& D CH
Egebaek's Indiana Jones
Jehaj Ludvig B1
Bayside's Promise D1
Larinkallion Geminorum Luna
FIN&E&KANS&DK&EST CH, EUW-91 WW-92
INT&KANS& FIN CH