Crufts 2016 – Amazing day

Peli takes top spot

Crufts is always a special show – but Crufts 2016 was an amazing day.  From an entry of  100 Finnish Lapphunds our judge Miss Elina Haapaniemi awarded BOB and the second CC to Elbereth Pelinainen and reserve CC to Tilkkuturkin Hallantuoma to Elbereth JW, both sired by the 2015 BOB – Elbereth Matkamies.

Elbereth Valkotassu won post graduate dog for Gemma & Robin Perkins (also sired by Matkamies)

Full results

JB (8) 1 Tilkkuturkin Hallantuoma to Elbereth, 16 month old very beautiful junior bitch who promises well for the future. Lovely type & excellent balance. Feminine from top to toe. Very wonderful head, eye & expression. Correct ears. Well developed body for age. I liked this young female very much indeed & was happy to award her the RCC;

Elina HaapaniemiJudge - Crufts 2016

LB (8,1) 1 Elbereth Pelinainen, a little over 2 year old, very beautiful bitch shown in excellent bloom. So well balanced & typical in every respect. Excellent head, eye & expression. Correct amount of bone. Well bodied for age. Well made, sound quarters which she used well on the move. A top quality breed representative I was happy to award the CC & BOB. Pelinainen & my RCC winner Hallantuoma were very similar in type & turned out to have the same sire;

Elina HaapaniemiJudge - Crufts 2016
About the Author

Toni Jackson

Finnish Lapphund breeder and Kennel Club approved judge - author of The Finnish Lapphund Book