News & Results 2005

February - June

26.6.2005 puppy party for 'foreign pups'.
On Midsummer-sunday we had puppy party and 3 of 4 of Twister's pups were able to come and also latest American import. So we had here Leevi (Casanova of Big Spaniel), Boogie (Calendar Girl of Big Spaniel), Cera (Chili Pepper of Big Spaniel) and Halli (Ballyhoo's Jar Jar Binks). Hessu (Colombus of Big Spaniel) was sailing, and Gini (Doonbeg Flower Power) in summer house (like 99% of the Finns during the Midsummer weekend). Puppies met Ella's puppies and sniffed a pheasant and of course played with each other. You can klick photos from the web-album.

24-26.6.2005 Blackpool, Great Britain
. Judge Mr C Bexon
Woody (Fynder Freethinker) had CC and was Best of Breed.

18-19.6.2005 Kotka
. All breed show. Breed judge Jon R Cole from USA, group Manuel Loureiro Borges from Portugal and Hans van der Berg from Holland in BIS-ring.
Tacolla (Catanka To Be Continued) had super weekend! First on Saturday winning breed and group, and then on Sunday travelling back to the show ground for BIS-competition and being placed as 3th!
Super congratulations Heidi!!!
Click to see a photo from the show

18.6.2005 Rusko
. Show for FCI group 8. Judge Leila Kärkäs, Finland.
Rumba (Catanka Besserwisser) was best of Breed and BIS-3!!
Hamlet (Catanka Humpty Dumpty) BOS.
Taiska (Catanka Freedom of Speech) Very Good from Junior Class

5.6.2005 Tervakoski. Judge Jens Martin Hansen, Denmark.
Rumba (Catanka Besserwisser) was BOB and Group-2.
Arttu (Catanka Winnie the Pooh) was BOS and Taiska (Catanka Freedom of Speech) got Very Good from Junior Class
Click photos from the show

4.6.2005 Rauma. Judge Nils Molin, Sweden
Jazzy
(Catanka Cry Freedom) Very Good from Junior Class

22.5.2005 Scottish Kennel Club, Edinburg. Judge Joyce Webb (Shannonlee)
Woody (Fynder Freethinker) received his CC no 15, was Best of Breed and Group-4!
Full breed results: http://www.fossedata.com/results/show.asp?SHOWNAME=SKC05

22.5.2005 Hamina (INT)
. Judge Annukka Paloheimo, Finland
Taco
(Catanka To Be Continue) got his 6th CACIB and was BOS

21.5.2005 Helsinki (INT). Judge Pam Blay, Great Britain
Big congratulations on Tintti's (Catanka Tin Tin Tango) owners Sella and Harri for their new Finnish Champion! Tintti earned today her last CC, and also first CACIB from Helsinki International show and she was BOS. BOB was Tintti's litter brother Taco (Catanka To Be Continue).

14.5.2005 Lohja. IWS Club of Finland & Finnish spaniel Associatio's Specialty Show, arranged by Irish Water Spaniel Club of Finland
Judge Hans Rosenberg, Sweden, 24 dogs.
Another super day for Catankas I must say. We had BOB & Best In Show, BOS, BOB & Best In show breeders group, Best male-2, Best male-3 and Best bitch-3.
Rumba (Catanka Besserwisser) had a Jackpot and was BOB and Best In show. She also was selected Best temperament.
Hamlet (Catanka Humpty Dumpty) hadn't been shown for over a year, and today he was so extrovert and nearly couldn't keep his all 4 legs on the ground, and was best male and BOS.
Taiska (Catanka Freedom of Speech) was shown first time as a Junior and what a way to gain the first CC from the specialty and be Best bitch-3. She also was selected being best mover. Taiska is a daughter of Rumba.
Rico (Buffalo Soldier) is shown very selectively but when he comes out, he is doing extremely well. Again, just like last year and in the winner show, he was second best male.
Chili (Hit the Road Jack) is Hamletin litter brother and was Best male-3.
Totti (Hooligan's Globetrotter) was secong in Working Class after Rico with quality grading Excellent
Taco (Catanka To Be Continue) was fourth in Champion Class and Best head
Arttu (Catanka Winnie the Pooh) had Very Good
Tintti (Catanka Tin Tin Tango) won Open class with Very Good
Manta (Havis Amanda) won Working class with Very Good
Jazzy (Catanka Cry Freedom), another junior girl, and got Good but also was selected having Best tail
Two puppies Patu (Catanka Knock on Wood) ja Gini (Doonbeg Flower Power) did their debuts in the rings and they were the only ones.
Breeders group included dogs Rumba, Hamlet, Rico ja Tintti
Click photos from the show
Rotukehän täydelliset tulokset: http://kotiweb.kotiportti.fi/riitta.piesala/cshow05s.htm

13.5.2005
Finnish IWS-population has increased with 4 pups in May! And all of them are imports. 3 puppies came from Hungary, where Ch EUJV-03 EUV-04 Catanka Twist and Shout, aka 'Twister' had a litter of 9, and I was having a lovely weekend in Budapest and saw the litter and imported a bitch Chili Pepper of Big Spaniel, who lives as co-owned with Liana Simonen in Helsinki, and who became called as Cera. Male pup Casanova, called Leevi, is living in Espoo with Johanna and Toni Tirkkonen. Another bitch puppy, Calendar Girl of Big Spaniel, called Boogie, lives in Tampere with Pauliina Harju. Photos of whole litter and Twister can be viewed: http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/seidilinnavuori/album?.dir=/6de4&.src=ph&.tok=ph9S87CB8PLe1BXH
From USA arrived 'Hal', who is bred by Dede Selph (kennel Ballyhoo) and Judy Goonyep. Hal, who was re-named as Halli (means a type of a seal existing in Finland), lives with Kaija Antila and her family in Helsinki.
Sincere thanks for the breeders, Ildiko Czech Pilat and Dede Selph & Judy Goonyep, we were able to have these pups arrive in Finland!

6.5.2005 Birmingham National, Great Britain
. Judge Frank Kane, entry of 28.
Woody (Fynder Freethinker) got Dog CC. BOB & Group-4 was Sh Ch Zanfi Tabitha.
Full results: http://www.highampress.co.uk/bnat/spanirwt.htm

30.4.2005 WELKS, Great Britain
. Judge Chris Attwood, entry of 28.
Woody (Fynder Freethinker) was shown in UK right after his return, and did it with style, as he was Best Of Breed and second in Gundog-group! Click full results from the breed ring: (West of England Ladies' Kennel Society): http://www.fossedata.com/results/show.asp

23-24.4.2005 Lahti International
. Judge Merja Ylhäinen in breed ring, Rune Fagerström in group and Edward Wild from Canada in Best In Show competition.
Woody (Fynder Freethinker) was Best In Show-2! What a way to leave Finnish arenas being second best of 4500 dogs. Woody will now travel back to England. At this moment he is leading the Spaniel of the Year Contest and is ranked 12th Dog of the Year (all breeds) competition.
Click photos from the show

23.4.2005 Vesterås, Sweden. Judge Annika Ulltveit-Moe, Sweden. 2 dogs.
Taco (Catanka To Be Continued) travelled to Sweden and was Best of Breed. But as he was entered to Champion Class, he was not competing for CC. So getting him titled in Sweden too, will require his owner Heidi a new planning for Sweden trip! Congratulations anyway!

20.4.2005  Temppu (Catanka Hat Trick) who lives in Australia, whelped a litter of 6. The sire of the puppies is Aust Grand Ch Castlehill's Journey Downunder. Congratulations Sharon and nurse-John!

16.4.2005 Hämeenlinna
. FCI groups 4,6,8. Judge Tarja Hovila breed & group rings and Ritva Raita Best In Show.
Woody (Fynder Freethinker) was Best In Show! And as a whole we had wonderful day, as woody's daughter Taiska (Catanka Freedom of Speech) was Best Puppy, and Tintti (Catanka Tin Tin Tango) was best bitch, BOS and got CC.
Click photos from the show

27.3.2005 Lappeenranta. Judge Soile Bister, Finland
Woody (Fynder Freethinker) was best male-2

25.3.2005 Sydney, Australia
. Sporting Spaniel Society's Show. Judge Anja Puumala, Finland
Temppu (Catanka Hat Trick) was Best of Breed. Temppu will now be on maternity leave, and she's due April 18th. Sire of the upcoming litter is Aust Grand Ch Castlehill's Journey Downunder
Click photo from the show

20.3.2005 Tampere (INT)
. Judge Annika Ulltveit-Moe, Sweden. 6 dogs.
Woody (Fynder Freethinker) was again Best of Breed. Taco (Catanka To Be Continued) was 2nd best male after Woody. Ella (Catanka Taste of Waltz) was 2nd best bitch.
Woody's critique (In Swedish): Kraftfull, högklassig hane. Utmärkt huvud. Stota välpälsade öron. Stark kropp med korrekt massa. Utmärkt stomme, fötter och hasar. Mycket bra päls. Väl i ordning gjord. Utmärkt rörelser. En hund som kan vinna var som helst.

12.3.2005 Parkano
group show. Judge Paavo Mattila, Finland
Jazzy (Catanka Cry Freedom) was Best of Breed-puppy

5.3.2005 Valkeala. Judge Ritva Raita
Taco (Catanka To Be Continued) was Best of Breed.

5.3.2005 Twister (Catanka Twist and Shout) whelped a litter of 9 pups (6 males and 3 bitches) and this wonderful result was result of AI with frozen semen. Sire of the pups is Aust Grand Ch Yehudi of Currabell (GB Sh Ch Cuboghlach Brown Hairstreak - Ir Sh Ch Fynder Imni) who was born in Ireland and bred by Emer Mooney, and then moved to Australia where he is owner by the family vanHaasteren. Pics of the puppies you can find: http://members.chello.hu/bigspaniel/indexen.html

5.2.2005 Budapest (INT). Judge Janos Marcze, Hungary.
Twister (Catanka Twist and Shout) BOB & Cacib and she became today Hungarian Champion. Congratulations Ildiko and Peter!

29.1.2005 Turku Top Dog Show (INT)
. Judge Arja Koskelo, Finland. 1 (puppy)+7 (adult) dogs.
Woody (Fynder Freethinker) was Best of Breed, and GROUP-2!
Taco (Catanka To Be Continued) was 2nd best male after Woody. Ella (Catanka Taste of Waltz) was 2nd best bitch.
Click photos from the show

23.1.2005 Lahti all breed puppy show (unofficial). Judge Rune Fagerström, Finland. 4 pups.
Freedom-puppies made their debut, and were presented in Minor Puppy Class (5-7 months).
Taiska (Catanka Freedom of Speech) was Best of Breed-puppy and later second in puppy-Group! Well done Taiska & Heidi!! Jazzy (Catanka Cry Freedom) was 2nd in class, and Samba (Catanka Do It With Freedom) 3rd.
Click photos from the show

22.1.2005 Alavus. Judge Kirsi Nieminen, Finland
Totti (Hooligan's Globetrotter) became Finnish Champion in this show! Last CC may be taken when the dog is over 2 years old. Totti was also BOB.