Stardate..........2011

March 26th
Almost 6 years to the day, our lovely imported Finnish Lapphund, Ch. Fidelis Haltiatar (iid FNL) HIC (Taru) has been delivered of her 2nd litter of puppies.

The sire is none other than our very special Swedish import Herding Instinct's Herra Watersedge (imp SWD) (Markku).

We have 2 males and a female from this mating and one of the boys already looks like a chip off the old block!

It is a very exciting time for Watersedge Kennels and we look forward to seeing these puppies grow.

Photos now in the "gallery".

March 25th
Happy Birthday to the puppies from Ch. Fidelis Haltiatar (imp FNL) HIC (Taru's) first litter.

These puppies were born in quarantine over Easter in 2005. This was the first litter of Finnish Lapphunds to be born at Watersedge Kennels.

Many Happy returns to Grand Ch. Watersedge Alias Aleksi (iid FNL) (Aleksi), Ch. Watersedge Tru Colours (iid FNL) (Katja), Ch. Watersedge Tru Destiny (iid FNL) HT (Jaana), Ch. Watersedge Tru Diamond (iid FNL) HIC (Sylvi), Ch. Watersedge Tru Calling (iid FNL) (Enya) and Watersedge Tru Magic (iid FNL) (Zana).

This litter formed the basis of the Finnish Lapphund branch of our kennel and to this day the appreciation we have for Eeva Niemi of Fidelis Kennels and Katja Rantanen of Ruskahallan Kennels in Finland is indescribable!

March 20th
After a very miserable rainy, wet and muddy weekend, Watersedge Destinys Child (Miss Beyonce) has her first Puppy in Group win! It was very special to have the judge wish her luck for the Show line-up.

Both Beyonce and Herding Instinct's Herra Watersedge (Imp SWD) (Markku) shared the Best of Breed Finnish Lapphund award over the weekend.

It was a good weekend all round with Ch. Engleforest Jarrah (Jarrah) earning the Dog Challenge and Runner Up Best of Breed Australian Kelpie on the Friday and Reserve Challenges for the Saturday and Sunday. It has been 18 months since Jarrah's last shows.

Watersedge Maranoa (Marnie) at her first outings on Saturday and Sunday also managed to obtain the Reserve Challenge Bitch awards.

March 14th
More Birthday celebrations! Happy Birthday to Ch. Theldaroy Best Example (Minka), my princess Minky Moo!

Minka is from the 2nd Theldaroy litter and is a sister to Grand Ch. Theldaroy Wild Not Me (Laani) and Ch Theldaroy Wild Wild Ways (Chey).

Minka has turned 8 years old today. She is such a gentle girl and was our 2nd Finnish Lapphund to call Watersedge home.

March 9th
More Birthday celebrations are upon on us.

Our original twins, Australian Kelpies Ch. Watersedge Star Dust (Dusty) and Ch. Watersedge Sweet Melody (Melody) are celebrating their 13th Birthday today.

Happy Birthday girls! It has been an absolute pleasure to share the years with you.

March 6th
A much more pleasant day for a dog show - mostly sunshine with the occasional light shower. It was a very early start for us today, factoring in Daylight Saving Time in Northern NSW!

Our Finnish Lapphund Watersedge Destiny's Child (Beyonce) was awarded another Best of Breed and was also short listed for Best In Group. As luck would have it the Runner-Up in Group knocked Beyonce out for her class.

However it was very pleasing for Beyonce to have been given the opportunity, seeing as she has just turned 9 months of age and elevated into the Puppy Class. I believe that the judge was also disappointed that she did not see Beyonce again in class as she had made some very nice comments about her in the breed classes.

She is an absolute pleasure to have in the show ring.

March 5th
Our morning started off with Birthday Celebrations.

Ch. Watersedge Evening Star (Evie), our gorgeous black Australian Kelpie turns 13 today. She is as precious to me as her mother Ch. Ringbarka Gemma (Gemma) was and I can see so much of her mother in her. Evie was always a delight to campaign in the show ring and just to have around as a companion.

Happy Birthday Baby Evie!

and then - what an abysmal day...

Showers that were forecast for today's Dog Show turned into torrential downpoars and I can't remember for many years past being so wet at an event. We were all soaked!

Watersedge Destiny's Child (Beyonce) was awarded another Best of Breed Finnish Lapphund.