Saga's puppies were born on January 5, 2008.
Two handsome boys and two beautiful girls! :)
Saga became Top Whippet of the Year #3!
She had (again) a great year in showrings.
We took part to 10 official shows with following results:
8 x best bitch placement
BIS-2 at Helsinki Sighthound Show "Kartano Weekend"
2 x BIG-2
4 x BOB
1 x BOS
1 x BB2
2 x BB4
+ unofficial Whippet Club Open Shows (not counted to Whippet of the Year
BIS at Lempäälä (out of 59 whippets)
BB4 at Mustiala (out of 44 bitches)
Saga has been very successful during the years...
She hasn't been multiple winner, but she has been placed 31 times in Best
out of 42 shows (in Finland) during the years 2004 - 2007.
One judge once told me about Saga like this:
"She is certainly a lovely bitch posessing true whippet type
to be liked by people from all over the world".
And that's true, if you look her results.
Saga was ultrasounded today. I'm very happy to tell
we are expecting puppies to be born at the end of the week 1/2008. :)
See puppies page for more information about this
Saga has been mated! Read more...
Judge: Raisa Savander
Jade EXC/1 Best Bitch #3 CC
Saga EXC/1 Best Bitch #1 BOS
Judge: Robert Paust, USA
Saga EXC/2 Best Bitch #2 res-CACIB
Finally some updates...
We have been just relaxing and taking a break from
But now we are "back in business"...
Saga will be mated in the end of this year and before that we are going
to participate several shows
(Seinäjoki Int, Lahti Int, Lahti spec, Jyväskylä Int and Finnish Winner 2007
Stay tuned for Saga's puppy plans! ;)
Kouvola All Breeds
Breed judge: Annukka Paloheimo
Group judge: Unto Timonen (Woodbrook's whippets)
BOB Saga - BOS Ch Fanfares Special Export (Jade's father)
Jade EXC/1 Best Bitch #3 CC
Saga BOB BIG-2
What a wonderful day we had at...
Helsinki Sighthound Club Specialty
"Kartano Weekend 2007"
Breed judge: Björg Foss, Norway (Xploring whippets)
BIS judge: Bernard Barjot, France
Saga BOB & BIS-2! :)
Savu EXC/3 in open class
BOB Saga - BOS Pipsqueak Jimi Rockstar
Finnish Whippet Club Open Show, Mustiala
Judge: Cathie Brown (Bluestreak whippets), GB
Jade beautifully handled by Nilla Lindholm
Jade 4th in junior class, Best bitch head &
Saga 2nd in champion class, 4th best bitch
"5 years. Pale brindle. Showing first class breed type and conformation.
Everything as it should be. Lovely movement. Carries tail a little high.
Excellent example of the breed."
BIS generation class:
(from right to left)
mother Ch Softouch Sweet Medicine "Puuma"
daughter Ch Softouch Pinquana "Saga"
granddaughter Softouch Moccachino "Jade"
Finnish Whippet Club Specialty, Mustiala
Judge: Eva Yacoby (Cobyco whippets), GB
Jade VG in junior class
Saga EXC/2 in champion class
Oulu Dog Show
Judge: Svante Frisk, Sweden
BOB Saga - BOS Tiger's Chaos Xtralite Mate
Saga Best of Breed
Savu's puppies were born!
Savu got 9 healthy pups yesterday (7 boys + 2 girls).
Read more and take look at the
(Finnish Whippet Club Open
Judge: Berit Lena Grotterud (Siprex
Ch Softouch Pinquana - Ch Fanfares Special Export
Saga Best In Show!
Jade 3rd with price of honour (junior class)
More pictures from the show -
take a look!
I have very exciting news...
Savu has been mated, read more from puppies -site!
I had great opportunity to participate invitational Champion of Champions
-gala with Saga's lovely sister
Pippuri (Ch Softouch Peppar Peppar), who was Whippet of The Year 2006.
Evening was glamorous but still very fun... lots of beautiful dogs took part
to this "Dog World Oscars". There were over 70 champions and 50 veterans,
all of them the most successfull showdogs from last year.
Thank you Wanda for trusting Pippuri into my hands! :)
Photos Susanna Häggblom
Judge: Per Iversen
Group judge: Jarmo Vuorinen
Jade EXC/3 from junior class
Saga Best Bitch #1 CACIB BOB BIG-2
Saga's son Joiku EXC/1 from junior class
BOB Ch Softouch Pinquana - BOS Silentkaze Act of Courage
Finnish Whippet of the Year 2006 lists have been published...
Saga had puppies in beginning of
2006 and took part only
to five shows in Finland during the year.
Still the results were magnificient:
Original photo by Kirsi Aalto
Helsinki Winner 2006 Show
Saga was 2nd Best Bitch with res-CACIB from 53
Judge was Eeva Resko from Finland.
Seinäjoki Int / judge Ligita Zake, Latvia
Joiku 9 months
Joiku (Softouch Mohawk River) EXC/1 Best Male#3 res-CC
This was his first show in junior class!
Congratulations to Minna & Joiku! :)
Puppies planned at
Savu will be mated from her next
season (in beginning of 2007).
Sire will be handsome Swedish gentleman
When Pirjo told me about this combination, I was more than
Planned pedigree contains not only succesfull showdogs, but also
great producers both in Scandinavia and USA. Such as
Ch Bohem Flight Time,
Chelsea Drakkar of Oxford,
Starline's Reign On,
Play A While at Peperone.
All of them are one of my favourite whippet males ever!
More about the planned litter (including pedigree) at
Savu did it again today! Like last year, Savu was
best whippet at
K-SVKK's (local sighthound club) unofficial lure coursing competition (242
Saga's son Haiku was
BOS-puppy at Oulu dogshow.
Judge Arne Foss, Norway.
Congratulations to Haiku & family!
We had quite exciting weekend in Helsinki!
Jade had Puppy Show in Hyvinkää on Saturday, with
2nd in her class with price of honour.
Savu had her second official lure coursing
competition on Sunday.
This time in rainy and windy Tuomarinkartano. Weather wasn't pleasing at all,
but the results were outstanding!
257 + 250 = 507 points with CC (her first!!!)
and 2nd place!
(from 41 whippets, loosing only 2 points to the winner)
waiting for the finals...
Savu had her first lure coursing competition in
Jyväskylä with excellent results:
223 + 233 = 456 points with CQ
and 4th place in national class
In July we had two trips to Sweden. First trip was to Högbo 3 x INT shows
with Saga in 14.-16.7.2006 and second one was the annual Skokloster/Tammsvik
(this time in Mariefred) in the end of July. In Mariefred I had both Saga
and Savu with me.
Jade had to stay home, because she is still too young to travel to Sweden
(because of the rabies regulations).
After Mariefred show we visited the historical Skokloster castle (where this
Sighthound show was founded). I got one really lovely picture of my girls
in front of the castle, as you can see. ;)
Just another fun trip to beautiful Sweden, can't wait next year! :)
Wonderful news from Mustiala Weekend 2006!
On Saturday (Finnish Sighthound Club's Specialty) Jade
entered her first dog show and was
BOB and finally BIS-puppy!!! Jade's brother Joiku
BIS judge was Mrs Judith Newton, USA
Savu was EXC/3 in Open Class and
Saga 2nd best Bitch after her lovely sister Pippuri
(S. Peppar Peppar).
On Sunday Saga was also 2nd Best Bitch.