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17.5.2005 - )
Our first litter we had with Capri (Larinkallion Brysselinblicca) and Eros (Ursinus Velutus Vaya Con Dios). 6 puppies were born (+1), of which 4 were black males and 2 black females (with the other having a small white spot on the chest). The puppies were registered under Pertti Hartman's kennel name, because, after all, Capri was our first dog and those our first puppies. I can't say that it was always easy, but definately rewarding.. especially now that we have seen what the puppies have grown up to be like.
puppies were raised
downstairs in our sauna-room,
with one of us always with them for the first 3 weeks, after which they were
big enough and the danger of Capri stepping, or lying down on them, was
avoided. After that, the rest of the 5 weeks they spent in our livingroom,
getting used to the backyard, tv, and ordinary family life with a few new
admirers every day
them. All the puppies seemed and have grown up to be excellent family and
the age of 8 weeks the puppies were flown to Finland (not in under, but up
with the passangers), where they found their homes.
♂ Larinkallion Herrasmies "Paavo"
Paavo, Larinkallion Herrasmies is, just a his name tells, a real Gentleman. Paavo lives with his owner Jani in Kouvola. Paavo is smart and creative, and was just like that as a puppy. Paavo has some strange quirks though, he prefers kibble to cheese and meaty treats! As a puppy Paavo had some growth pains, probably due to excessive exercise, but they disappeared soon after and haven't reappeared since. Paavo has been healthy, not counting the few hotspots during the shedding period. Paavo has been always active on land and in water. Especially the water retrieve has been exciting (as long as it doesn't go too far!) It's never fun to leave the people, but as once out of the immedieate vicinity, and in the presence of two girls, it can happen. :-)
Paavo trusts strangers, which is always nice. This we noticed when Paavo accompanied us to Seinäjoki, the Finnish NF club's speciality show. He spent a long weekend with complete strangers and didn't say a word; acted as a perfect gentleman should. After the weekend, he was of course exhausted and slept the whole following week. :-) Paavo's been to two official shows; Kouvola and Seinäjoki.
Kouvola he placed nicely second with very good. He didn't have any
structural deficiencies, the only complaints were of nose wrinkles (does he
even have them?) and the short coat (the hotspot area's fur was cut). At his
second show, at the speciality he placed excellent third (out of 17 others,
5 with excellent)! Amazing! Paavo's brother (Hännänhuippu - Bamse) placed
fifth with excellent at the same show and class. Their sister (Huomiongohde
- Vera) placed excellent fifth from 22 others, 7 with excellent.
Amazing result for
♀ Larinkallion Huomiongohde "Vera"
♀ Larinkallion Halinalle "Lotta"
♂ Larinkallion Hurmuripoika "Justus"
Justus lives with the family Sillsten in
Forssa, Finland. He, too, is very active and can't wait to get outside!
As a puppy, Bamse was always in the water;
he enjoyed drinking, playing and even sleeping in it. You couldn't get him
out of there! In their free time Bamse and his
family usually go tenting. Despite him being very active, so far, he's been
very well in it. :-)