WW02 Sulyka Mischa at Elbereth


  • (Sulyka Lecibsin Nilla x Lecibsin Loru at Sulyka)

    9th November 1992 to 23rd January 2003

    probably the most beautiful dog ever

    Echo started my love affair with this breed, she was a dog in a million, who certainly stole my heart and that of many others.  So many people attribute their interest in the breed to her, once she was seen it was easy to fall in love with the breed.

    Echo was the cheeky pup in a litter of eight bred by Sue Dunger, the one with the white socks! She was a show off at four weeks of age, and was still showing off at age of nine years!

    Echo’s show career started with a BIG BANG in July 1994 when after winning BP Imported Register under Liz Stannard at Paignton, she went onto to win the first of many BIR (at only 8 months) at National Working Breeds Ch show, under Zena Thorn-Andrews.

    Echo was shown in Finland, alongside Finnish bred dogs. At the Winner 2000 show she was graded excellent, placed third in Open Bitch (over 7 years) and given a SA ribbon (worthy of a CAC).

    This proved that Echo was of the correct type and quality, and makes me very proud of her. This award achieved at the tender age of Eight years!

    In 2002 she won the CAC/CACIB and World Winners title at the World Show in Amsterdam 2002 under Kari Jarvinen, her son Peikko took BOB and Group 3 – what a day.

    Then at Southern Counties 2002 she won the Pro Dog Stakes – The UK’s first Stakes winner and was runner up Veteran Stakes Bournemouth 2002.

    She was used by Beta to be a poster girl for one of their dog food bags, and featured in a number of canine encyclopedias.

    She also tried her hand at Agility – and competed successfully.

    Sadly she developed liver cancer at 9.5 years of age and was taken from us far too young.

    They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it.
    Death cannot kill what never dies.

    William Penn

  • Health results

    • prcd-PRA Clear
    • Hip Dysplasia Scheme 6/6 = 12
    • Eye Scheme Unaffected


    Noteable Show Awards

    • Top Finnish Lapphund & Top IR Working Bitch – 1993, BOS awards for 1994 & 1995 & 1999
    • Top Finnish Lapphund & Top IR Working Overall 1997
    • Top Finnish Lapphund and Top IR Pastoral Overall 2001
    • Top Brood Bitch Fl 2001 and 2002
    • Over 45 Best of Sex awards many with BOB
    • Graded Excellent (red ribbon) and SA (CAC quality pink ribbon in Finland)
    • WW02 Under Kari Jarvinen
    • Only beaten for top Lapphund bitch in 1996, 1998 and 2000 when time taken out of the ring to rear her three litters.