Once again, the Finnish Lapphunds descended on the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne for the Dog Lovers Show. This is a hit for us every year with the dogs loving all the attention and the owners able to gush to the public about their love for their dogs. Many of our volunteers were once the viewing public so they understand all too well the allure of these special dogs.
But we weren't just manning a stall...
Thor (Ch. Articmal Golden Duke (AI) ADX JDX SPD SD) also competed at the Dog lovers show in the weave pole challenge as a member of Dr. Katrina Warrens winning Wonder Dog team.
He also took home the crowd favourite trophy as well. As if there was any doubt he'd be a crowd favourite. Well done Claudia and Thor.
What a lovely day for our Lappie catch up. There were a number of youngsters in attendance so it was decided to keep it to a walk around the oval. The pups had a lovely time and slept well after romping around together.
For those interested in teaching their Lappies new skills or refining skills already taught we enlisted the fabulous Julija Kinghorn from Southern Cross Animal Stars to run a workshop for us. A fun day for all and was a lot of laughs. Handlers/Owners and Dogs Learnt:
4. Take a bow 5. Nose targeting 6. Paws on
7. Make a wish / be shy / say prayers
It's always tricky trying to predict snow in low-lying areas outside the National Parks but we were lucky to have a generous enough fall to run a Snow Day at Mt. Margaret.
Due to the tricky timing it was a small gathering but the dogs had an absolute blast running around in the snow. The smiles really tell the story. Look at those faces. (well, except Emmi. She puts on her grumpy face when made to pose for photos).
Victoria's weather gods put on some lovely weather for our Lappie walk at Jells Park this weekend.
The dogs were in great spirits. Plenty of new friends made and old friends reunited.
This was one of our biggest turn outs yet and we were really thrilled to meet and greet our large lappie family.
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Well it's been and gone. The 2015 FLCV Specialty Championship Show started on an overcast day with some light rain. Though we prayed, the rain only got heavier and persisted throughout most of the dog classes, with the earlier classes getting quite a soaking. Still, the dogs and handlers were amazing, and didn't let a bit of water stop them, though it may have dampened their enthusiasm somewhat.
Then, by the time the bitch classes were on, the sun was out and it was actually a little steamy and humid before becoming quite warm. They always say Victoria has all seasons in a day, and it was certainly true to form on Saturday.
The full results are on the FLCV 2015 Champ Show page, but a few candid shots are included here of the Lappies and their loving humans. We hope you enjoy and we're looking forward to the next show.
Congratulations to all our competitors. Everyone takes home the best dog on the day and they certainly did themselves proud on Saturday.
The FLCV would like to thank our judge Ms Erna-Britt Nordin from Sweden for judging the Championship show and extends their Congratulations to the Judges Best in Specialty Show, "Summer" Ch. Lecibsin Sametti (Imp UK) and Runner Up Best in Specialty Show, "Flame" Ch. Kalevi Fire and Flame.
Thank you to all the Lappies & humans that joined us for our walk at the Botanic Gardens today. It was such a lovely walk in the beautiful winter sun. I hope everyone enjoyed themselves and all Lappies are now home having a nice afternoon nap!
Here we capture and record our members adventures with their furry friends.