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5th annual breed specialty

Held on Sunday 25th March 2018

At Dogs NSW, Orchard Hills

Show Committee Report

The clubs Championship show was held on Sunday 25th March at Orchard Hills and was presided over by breed specialist Mr Tapio Kakko (Fin) with an entry of 59 Finnish Lapphunds.

On behalf of the committee we would like to congratulate the Best in Speciality show winner, Akela - Ch Orical Kirsi of Jove (AI) owned by Katrina Long & Lauren Mills.

Congratulations to the Runner up Best in Speciality show winner, Tortik - Ch Armahani Heliodorr Halu (AI) JC, owned by K. Yeap & Jacqualine Lincoln.

Congratulations also to all the other breed winners and Property Class winners on the day. We hope you all had an enjoyable day.

As with any event, no one person is responsible for it all and we would like to thank Chrissy Fitzgerald, Roslyn Seare, Katrina Long and Lauren Mills for their input and assistance in the organisation of the show during the year.

Special mentions to:

  • Bridie Robins, Cassandra Howard and Jenn Ellison for helping to set up on the day and assisting with the presentation.

  • Cassandra Howard for her wonderful efforts in fundraising on the day, transporting the judge and assisting with packing up.

  • Sally Morrison for writing the critiques.

  • James Vial for doing just about anything else that needed doing on the day, including being podium photographer.

  • Mrs Mills (Lauren's mother) for the wonderful artwork on the prizes.

Lastly, we would like to thank our wonderful sponsors, Ivory Coat, Total Animal Logistics, Love Em Pet Treats, Clover Bait Bags, Orivet, Vets All Natural and The Wolfs Den.

Photos of the show are now available on the photographers page Jill Louise Photography.

We are missing a number of podium photos- if you have a photo taken on the day of one of the Lappies missing (in the ring or a candid) can you please send to our secretary and we will add to the website.

Judges Profiles



Owned and/or bred the following breeds: Beagle, Finnish Hound, Bichon Frise, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Tibetan Spaniel and Finnish Lapphund. Vuolasvirta Award of the Finnish Kennel Club for Finnish Lapphund breeding received in 2001. 


Breeding since 1990 

Kennel name: Jäkäläkummun 

Languages: Finnish, Swedish and English 

Judged in the following countries: Finland, Sweden, Norway and England 

Authorized as a Championship show judge: 2002


New South Wales

I have been involved in purebred dogs for over 40 years, first breeding and owning champion Bichon
Frise and Lowchen. In 1988 I began showing Whippets, and together with my daughter Jenna, we
have now bred and owned generations of supreme and grand champions and multiple best in show
winners in Australia, as well as champion dogs in New Zealand and the USA. In 2016 our (now Am
Ch) Beauroi Proud as Punch, owned by Phoebe Jordan Booth, was Best of Winners at Westminster
Kennel Club and Winners Dog at the American Whippet Club National Specialty. I began judging in
1994 and have judged throughout Australia as well as both islands of New Zealand, including a
number of specialist and semi-specialist shows and NSW Hound of the Year twice. Now I monkey
around with Affenpinschers and Lowchen, having imported top producing lines from the US, Great
Britain, Europe and New Zealand.

For a long time I have had a deep admiration of the Finnish Lapphund and I am indeed honoured to
judge the property classes at your show today. Thank you so much for the invitation.

Marked Catalogue- with Critiques
Breed Judging Results

Best Show

Ch Orical Kirsi of Jove (AI)

Owner: K. Long & L. Mills

Breeder: L. Mills

Runner up to Best in Show

Ch Armahani Heliodorr Halu (AI)

Owner: J. Lincoln & K. Yeap

Breeder:  J. Lincoln

Judge Summary

It was very nice to be here. Here is many nice dogs. They don't have undercoat today, and I understand why. They move quite well. Some have upright upper arm, and little bit steep croup. We have this same problem in Finland. You have nice coat texture and nice heads, many dogs need much much stop. Some dogs moved very well, but they didn't have the coat today that I wanted. The temperament is much nicer than in Finland and it's enjoyable to judge. 

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