Stardate..........2010

September 28th
Herding Instinct's Herra Watersedge (imp SWD) (Markku) our new Finnish Lapphund import has had his first visitors today in Spotswood Quarantine Station in Melbourne.

From all accounts he is settling into his new surroundings despite the fact that there really is no place like home. It really is now just a matter of riding out the time until he can make the final leg of the journey to his new home at Watersedge Kennels.

September 25th
Watersedge Back In Black (Smokey), an Australian Kelpie from the litter between Ch. Engleforest Jarrah (Jarrah) and Ch. Tomolga Designer Genes (Noosa) has gone to his new home today. This lovely little black boy has moved to a suburb not far from home so we expect to see quite a bit of him.

We wish him and his new owners all the very best with their new beginning.

September 24th
It has been a big month again for Watersedge Kennels!

After what seems an eternity Herding Instinct's Herra Watersedge (Imp SWD) (Markku) has finally reached Australian shores. Markku touched down in Melbourne in the early hours of this morning. He has apparently traveled well and is now "relaxing" as much as is possible in quarantine under the circumstances.

Markku is an eagerly awaited addition to Watersedge Kennels show team and breeding program. His arrival heralds the next generation for our Finnish Lapphunds. He will commence his show career once he is released from quarantine and is settled at home.

Many thanks again to Cattlin Marques of Herding Instinct's Kennel in Sweden for entrusting this lovely boy to us and for sending him half way around the world. His progress has been followed from day 1 and it has been so exciting watching him grow. Now he is finally here!

September 21st
Herding Instinct's Herra Watersedge (imp SWD) (Markku) has boarded the plane in Sweden headed for "Down Under". Markku will have a couple of stopovers - one in London and one in Singapore - before he finally reaches Australia on Friday.

This is the start of a new era for Watersedge Kennels Finnish Lapphunds. We have been anticipating the arrival of Markku for many months and now it is a reality.

Thank you Cattlin Marques of Herding Instinct's Kennel in Sweden for our special boy.

September 20th
Herding Instinct's Herra Watersedge (imp SWD) (Markku) has had his final vet check in Sweden and is cleared to go! He is expected to arrive at the end of this week! Excited is an understatement!

September 11th
Our last female puppy from Ch. Watersedge Tru Destiny (IID) HT (Jaana's) litter has also left today for her new home. Watersedge Destiny's Tapestry (Charlie, formerly Belinda) has flown out for her new life in SA. We will miss this little girl as she was such a cuddly girl but we are guaranteed that she will be given lots of cuddles where she has gone!

The new owners were able to catch up with the crew at the Adelaide Royal Show yesterday and have some photos taken with the sire of Jaana's litter - Ch. Janoby All About Aslann (Aslann).

September 10th
A very pleasing day from all accounts from those who attended the Adelaide Royal Show.

Congratulations to Jeff and Jill Tassell on their Best of Breed and Challenge Dog win with Theldaroy Simply Magic (Varda). Varda is a son of Ch. Watersedge Tru Calling (IID) (Enya).

Not to be outdone, Watersedge Secret Agent (Larry) owned by Wayne and Sue Sharp of Janoby kennels was awarded Runner-up Best of Breed and Reserve Challenge Dog. Larry has just turned 14 months of age.

Congratulations to Ch. Janoby All About Aura (Roara) on her Bitch Challenge win and also flying the colours - and our favourite, Watersedge Little Black Dress (Sohvi), owned by Terri MacDonald was not only awarded Puppy of Breed but Reserve Challenge Bitch. Sohvi is just 11 months old! You go girl!

Both Larry and Sohvi are offspring sired by Grand Ch. Watersedge Alias Aleksi (IID) (Aleksi). Aleksi and Enya are from Watersedge's first litter (imported) from Ch. Fidelis Haltiatar (imp FIN) (Taru).

September 4th
Another of our Finnish Lapphund puppies has headed off for new beginnings today. Watersedge Destined To Inspire (Benn) has jetted off to Western Australia for his new life. We will miss this cuddly little boy and wish him and his new parents a long and happy union.

September 2nd
Finally confirmation from Cattlin Margues that Herding Instinct's Herra Watersedge (imp SWE) (Markku) will be arriving at the end of the month. Marrku is the next generation of Finnish Lapphund for Watersedge Kennels and we have been awaiting this news with much anticipation!