April 29th
Puppy photos of the WA Finnish Lapphund litter at 4 weeks of age are now in the gallery. Just love them!

April 27th
Watersedge has had confirmation today that our Australian Kelpie Ch. Tomologa Designer Genes (Noosa) is pregnant. Noosa is due the last week of May. This will be Noosa's final litter and expressions of interest are now being taken.

April 26th
It has been a very good weekend for the two girls from our last Finnish Lapphund litter from Grand Ch. Watersedge Alias Aleksi (IID) (Aleksi) x Theldaroy KissMe It's Ezy (IID) (Elke).

Watersedge Little Black Dress (Sohvi) has also started her campaign towards her Australian Championship title. Despite an episode with a judge and his "hat" yesterday, little Princess Sohvi today earned her first Challenge points.

This came hot on the heels of her sister, Watersedge Dressed to Impress' (Luuka) first Best of Breed win two days prior.

These girls have just turned 6 months. Luuka is being campaigned on Queensland's Central Coast while Sohvi is at the opposite end of the East Coast in Melbourne.

Congratulations to you both!

April 24th
Congratulations to our Finnish Lapphund Watersedge Dressed To Impress (Luuka) owned by Fran Moore for gaining her very first Best of Breed award at her very first show. Lets hope this is the first of many more to come.

Enjoy Luuka Fran!

April 21st
Latest photos of the WA litter now in the gallery.

April 17th
The news is not good for our lovely Finnish Lapphund - Ch. Theldaroy Wild Wild Ways (aka Cheysie Woo Woo - Chey).

It seems that the lump which was removed from one of her breasts is a Mammary Adenocarcinoma. This is a relatively aggressive neoplasm. There is some local evidence of infiltration but fortunately it looks like there has been an adequate excision. We will be closely monitoring Miss Woo and hoping that the tumour has been removed in time.

Thanks go to our Vet - Dr. Michael Woodcock of the VetLounge.

April 15th
Latest photo update from the West is now in the gallery. My how they have grown in just 1 week.

We have also had a bit of a scare with our Finnish Lapphund, Ch. Theldaroy Wild Wild Ways (Chey). Chey developed a "lump" on one of her breasts. She has had this removed today and we are just waiting on the pathology results.

April 8th
Updated photos of the WA litter are now in the gallery.

When Ric Foote came to visit on his trip around Australia last year he was so taken with the Dominos that we had to check his panniers to make sure that he had not smuggled either Minka (Ch. Theldaroy Best Example) or Chey (Ch. Theldaroy Wild Wild Ways) aboard!

Now that he has 4 of his own it will be a tough decision to make as to which ones to keep.

April 1st
It has been a very exciting and rewarding day for Finnish Lapphunds for both Janoby Kennels and Watersedge Kennels following results from the Royal Easter Show in Sydney today.

Ch. Janoby All About Aura (Roara) who has recently been on "loan" from Janoby to Watersedge was successful in being awarded the Bitch Challenge.

However, her brother, Ch. Janoby All About Aslann (Aslann) was the star of the show and is this year's Best of Breed! Aslann has equalled the highest number of Challenge points (23) on offer at any Royal Show in Australia since the breed was first exhibited in 2001. It is so very special given that Aslann is such a rare colour as well.

WOO HOO! Well done to Janoby for such an outstanding win with this brother/sister combination! It is the first time in the Royal Show history in Australia that one kennel has taken the "trifecta" with a brother/sister combination as Best Of Breed and Challenge Bitch and nephew/son as Puppy of Breed.

Both Aslann and Roara are from Grand Ch. Brambleway Aku (Aku) owned by Sue and Gerard Burnside. Aku is a from the very first litter of Finnish Lapphunds to be born in Australia from the first few imports - Ch. Staalon Columbus (Imp FIN) (Columbus) and Ch. Lecibsen Heissulivei (Imp FIN) (Lilly) owned by Kylliki Eronen. Kylliki was the first to import the Finnish Lapphund from her home country.

With more results from the puppy class, Watersedge Secret Agent (Larry) was awarded Best Puppy, with his brother, Watersedge Sno Drift (Toska) taking 2nd place in a class of 3 for Puppy Dog. Both Larry (owned by Wayne & Sue Sharp of Janoby Kennels) and Toska (owned by Sue & Gerard Burnside of Miavig Kennels) are brothers from the litter born to Roara and Grand Ch. Watersedge Alias Aleksi (IID) in 2009.

Watersedge is very proud of these 2 young boys. Larry's critique - "A very promising young dog!"

Ch. Janoby Clear The Way (Bear) owned by Terri MacDonald (Taigakoira Kennels) and Janoby Kennels was unlucky to not win the Intermediate Class but placed 2nd. Bear is from Roara's first litter to Ch. Watersedge Sno Storm (Kustaa) and is one of only a handful of cream Finnish Lapphunds to be shown and to have acheived their Australian Champion conformation titles.

There was a field of 19 entered for this years show, unfortunatley Ch. Watersedge Tru Destiny (IID) HT (Jaana) was absent due to other commitments. Maybe next year.

The Finnish Lapphund puppies born to Watersedge Tru Magic (IID) (Zana) 2 days ago are thriving. More photos will be coming soon.

It has been a very busy few days.....!