Stardate..........2012

June 25th
Yet again Watersedge is celebrating a Finnish Lapphund birthday.

Today is the 6th anniversary of our 2nd Finnish Lapphund litter between Grand Ch. Watersedge Alias Aleksi (IID FIN) (Aleksi) and Ch. Theldaroy Wild Wild Ways (Chey). Apart from the significance for me marking my 2nd litter, this litter is also marks the birth of the first cream Finnish Lapphunds in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere.

Happy Happy Birthday to Ch. Watersedge Alias Anja (Sanni aka Poppy), Ch. Watersedge Sno White (Miia) - who has just delivered her first litter of puppies, Ch. Watersedge Sno Storm (Kustaa), Watersedge Sno Man (Tahvo) and Watersedge Sno Ball (Indy).

June 24th
Another Birthday Celebration!

Happy Birthday to little Miss Kati Pie (Watersedge All About Attitude), Ch. Watersedge Secret Agent (Larry) owned by Wayne and Sue Sharp of Janoby Kennels, Ch. Watersedge Sno Drift (Toska) owned by Gerard and Sue Burnside of Miavig Kennels, Watersedge Top Secret (Bodhi), Watersedge All About Affection (Talvi), Watersedge All About Allure (Ella) and Watersedge Sno Belle (Miia). This litter was a collaboration between Janoby and Watersedge Kennels between Grand Ch. Watersedge Alias Aleksi (IID FIN) (Aleksi) and Ch. Janoby All About Aura (Roara).

June 22nd
Happy Birthday to our Australian Kelpie Watersedge Black Bear Cody).

Cody came home to live with us in March 2010 and has made his new life with me. I am very happy that there has been a happy ending to his story.

Many Happy returns also to his litter mates, Watersedge Domino (Domino), Watersedge Boy George (Rusty), Watersedge Little Ginger, Watersedge Diamantina (Tina) and Watersedge Georgia (Jorja). These puppies were from the only litter from Ch. Watersedge Georgie Girl (George) and Ch. Kairouban Flashy Black (Flash).

June 16th
Aleksi (Grand Ch. Watersedge Alias Aleksi (IID FIN), Laani (Grand Ch. Theldaroy Wild Not Me) and Beyonce (Ch. Watersedge Destinys Child) are home from their trip to Melbourne.

Many thanks to Wayne, Sue and Robyn Sharp for all of your help and for caring and showing them so well. You know that I couldn't have done it without you!

It has been especially lovely for Laani to visit with her sister Ch. Theldaroy I'm Not Wild (Kiki). Laani and Kiki have spent the last few days "hanging out" together.

For Aleksi, it was time to spend time with his son Larry (Ch. Watersedge Secret Agent) and of course for Beyonce just to spend some time with Robyn, Ryan and the rest of their 2 and 4 legged family.

June 13th
Congratulations to Ch. Watersedge Enchanted Destiny (Raiven) on the safe arrival of her first litter of Finnish Lapphund puppies.

Raiven has given birth to 8 puppies - 3 males and 5 females. The sire of the litter is my imported boy Ch. Herding Instinct's Herra Watersedge (imp SWE).

I have been fortunate to be asked to come and visit this morning. Mother and puppies all doing well, despite Raiven of course being a little tired.

June 11th
Watersedge Kennels had a not to shabby representation at the inaugural Finnish Lapphund Club of Victoria's (FLCV) Championship today in Melbourne.

To start, Ch. Watersedge Secret Agent (Larry), owned and campaigned by Janoby Kennels placed 2nd in the Australian Bred Dog Class from 7 exhibits.

Grand Ch. Watersedge Alias Aleksi (IID FIN) (Aleksi) placed 2nd in Veteran Dog Class from 4 exhibits.

Watersedge Under Cover Girl (Rihanna) placed 1st in Junior Bitch Class from 2 exhibits.

Ch. Watersedge Destinys Child (Beyonce) placed 2nd in Australian Bred Bitch Class from 5 exhibits.

Grand Ch. Theldaroy Wild Not Me (Laani) placed 1st unopposed in Veteran Bitch Class. Laani I am led to believe was given the biggest cheer of the day ably handled by our youngest handler Ryan Meadows!

Watersedge Finnish Lapphunds were also behind some of the other placegetters so I am pleased with our performance today.

Congratulations to the winners and of course to the FLCV for staging such a successful event.

Thanks again Robyn Sharp for your expert handling. Couldn't have made it without you guys.

June 10th
It has been 12 months today that I said "goodbye, until we meet again" to my special Australian Kelpie boy Ch. Watersedge Crown Jewels (CJ). CJ was from the first litter born at Watersedge between Nellarou The Whistler (Winston) and Ch. Ringbarka Gemma (Gemma).

Gone but not forgotten my special boy...

Now for some good news...

Our Finnish Lapphund Watersedge Ur Under Arrest (Kovu) has obtained the final points required to claim his Australian Championship title.

Kovu has countless Class in Group awards including recently Runner-Up Best in Group from the Junior Class.

Congratulations! I am sure this is just the beginning.

June 9th
Today sees some of the Watersedge Finnish Lapphund Show Team off to Melbourne for the inaugural Finnish Lapphund Specialty Show.

Congratulations to the Finnish Lapphund Club of Victoria (FLCV) in achieving this milestone. A special Thank You of course to Wayne Sharp of Janoby Kennels for assisting in making this happen for me.

June 3rd
A very special Happy 2nd Birthday to Watersedge Kings Counsel (Rex). Rex is the only surviving puppy from the mating between Grand Ch. Watersedge Alias Aleksi (Aleksi) and Ch. Theldaroy Best Example (Minka).

June 1st
Happy 2nd Birthday to the 9 puppies from Ch. Watersedge Tru Destiny (IID FIN) HT (Jaana). Jaana produced an Australian record of 11 Finnish Lapphund puppies from this litter with 9 surviving.

The sire of her litter was Ch. Janoby All About Aslann (Aslann) who had a whirlwind trip to Queensland following his Best of Breed win at The Sydney Royal Easter Show in 2010.

Many Happy returns to Watersedge Destinys Aura (Aura), Watersedge Destinys Tapestry (Charlie), Ch. Watersedge Enchanted Destiny (Raiven), Watersedge Sweet Destiny (Vienna), Watersedge Destined To Shine (Finn), Watersedge Destined For Glory (Meeko), Watersedge Date With Destiny (Yuuki), Watersedge Destined To Inspire (Benn) and of course my very own Ch. Watersedge Destinys Child (Beyonce)!