News & results 2011

11.12.2011 Stora Stockholm, Nordic Winner 2011 Stockholm. Judge Hans van den Berg, the Netherlands.
Saga (Catanka Sticky and Sweet) Champion Class Excellent/2 CQ Best Female-2 CAC Swedish CH
Repe (Catanka Stingray) Champion Class Excellent/2


Catanka Sticky and Sweet, photo: Saana Lehtinen


Catanka Sticky and Sweet, photo: Saana Lehtinen

4.12.2011 Finnish Winner-11. Judge Ann Carlström, Sweden. Entry of 12.
Patu (Catanka Knock on Wood) Champion Class Excellent/1 CQ Best male-1 CACIB BOS HeW-11
Dalton (Catanka Lucky Number) Intermediate Class Excellent/1 CQ Best male-2 CAC RES-CACIB
Repe (Catanka Stingray) Champion Class Very Good
Hugo (Catanka Limited Edition) Intermediate Class Very Good
Manta (Catanka Havis Amanda) Veteran Class Excellent/1 CQ Best female-2 BOB-Veteran
Saga (Catanka Sticky and Sweet) Champion Class Excellent/2
Catanka breeder’s group BOB


Catanka Knock on Wood


Catanka Havis Amanda


Catanka Lucky Number and litter brother Catanka Limited Edition

3.12.2011 Helsinki Winner-11. Judge Eeva Anttinen, Finland. Entry of 10.
Patu (Catanka Knock on Wood) Champion Class Excellent/1 CQ Best male-1 CACIB BOB HeW-11
Dalton (Catanka Lucky Number) Intermediate Class Excellent/1 CQ Best male-3 CAC
Repe (Catanka Stingray) Champion Class Excellent/1 CQ Best male-4
Manta (Catanka Havis Amanda) Veteran Class Excellent/1 BOB-Veteran
Saga (Catanka Sticky and Sweet) Champion Class Excellent/3
Catanka breeder’s group BOB

First Finnish Kennel Club’s show day was crowned by receiving the Vuolasvirta breeding award
This award was given first time for IWS breeding. After the ceremony there was a get-together
with friends and supporters during all the 20 years with me in this breed. Thank you everyone.
You made my day very special!


Catanka Havis Amanda, age 10 years, was representing Catankas.

27.11.2011 Obedience-test, Pori. Judge Tiina Heino.
Rene(Catanka Feel Free To Stare) and Kristiina taking Winners level first prize with points 288! This was 1st prize number three, so Rene has again done breed history. Now he is able to move up to the last and toughest level. What an accomplishment!

20.11.2011 Jyväskylä INT, Judge Frank Kane, Great Britain. Entry of 9.
Dalton (Catanka Lucky Number) Intermediate Class Excellent/1 CQ Best male-1 CAC CACIB BOB
Repe (Catanka Stingray) Champion Class Excellent/1 CQ Best male-3
Patu (Catanka Knock on Wood) Champion Class Excellent/2 CQ Best male-4
Manta (Catanka Havis Amanda) Veteran Class Excellent/1 CQ Best female-1 BOS BOB-Veteran
Saga (Catanka Sticky and Sweet) Champion Class Excellent/2 CQ Best female-3 RES-CACIB

19.11.2011 Jyväskylä INT, judge Petru Muntean, Romania. Entry of 9.
Patu (Catanka Knock on Wood) Champion Class Excellent/1 CQ Best male-1 CACIB BOB
Dalton (Catanka Lucky Number) Intermediate Class Excellent/1 CQ Best male-3 CAC
Repe (Catanka Stingray) Champion Class Excellent/2
Hugo (Catanka Limited Edition) Intermediate Class Very Good
Manta (Catanka Havis Amanda) Veteran Class Excellent/1 CQ Best female-1 BOS BOB-Veteran
Saga (Catanka Sticky and Sweet) Champion Class Excellent/1 CQ Best female-2 CACIB

5.11.2011 83rd International Dog Show, Luxemburg.
Finn (Catanka Little Leprechaun) Excellent/1, CAC, CACIB, BOB

5.11.2011 Obedience Test, Lieto. Judge Ilkka Stén.
Mette (Catanka I Have a Dream) and Saana got today 1st prize in Obedience Test. This was their third 1st from Open level, and now the next task is Winners. Well done girls, and good luck in the future!!!
See the performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZHqwKtFXBs

30.10.2011 Obedience Test, Pori. Judge Ilkka Stén.
Rene (Catanka Feel Free To Stare) and Kristiina 1st prize from Winners level!!

22.10.2011 Hyvinkää, Finnish Spaniel Association’s Specialty Show. Judge Kathy Gorman, Great Britain.
This is one of the must shows every year, and it was so nice to have a British judge for IWS for a long time in this show. Manta the granny – age 10 years – did it again, went and won all bitches. She was also Best In Show-3 Veteran, and BIS-3 of all Best of Opposite dogs. Her granddaughter Saga was 2nd in bitches, her son Patu was 2nd in males and grandson Repe was 3rd. It’s running in the family! Catanka breeders group was best of breed. Thank you for another lovely day all concerned!
Manta (Catanka Havis Amanda) Veteran Class Excellent/1 CQ Best female-1 BOS Best veteran BIS-3 Veteran
Saga (Catanka Sticky and Sweet) Champion Class Excellent/1 CQ Best female-2
Mette (Catanka I Have a Dream) Champion Class Excellent/4
Patu (Catanka Knock on Wood) Champion Class Excellent/1 CQ Best male-2
Repe (Catanka Stingray) Champion Class Excellent/1 CQ Best male-3

15.-16.10.2011 Mouhijärvi, Spaniel Hunting Test (upland). Judge Arto Kurvinen.
Voitto (Green Socks Nothing to Declare) and Paula in their second test. Today was not Voitto’s day. After one flush with pheasant, Voitto then ’flushed’ a cat!!! After the incident was over, Paula cleverly decided not to go on anymore.  On Sunday it was Veijo’s (Catanka Free Kick) turn. Luckily Veijo found two birds, as Paula missed the first one with her shotgun. Second pheasant ended up to be retrieved. Veijo showed again his normal test performance, gaining a 2nd prize.

15.10.2011 Dortmund Bundessieger National, Germany. Judge Dorota Wittkowska, Poland.
Finn (Catanka Little Leprechaun) Excellent/1, CAC

14.10.2011 Dortmund Bundessieger-näyttely, Germany. Judge N. Jovanovic.
Finn (Catanka Little Leprechaun) Excellent/1, RES-CAC, RES-CACIB

8.10.2011 Agility trial, Pori.
Rene (Catanka Feel Free To Stare) and Kristiina went for their first clear round today, congratulations!!!

2.10.2011 Elimäki, Spaniel Hunting Test (upland). Judge Ossi Raatikainen.
Voitto (Green Socks Nothing to Declare) was in his first hunting test, and I’m so pleased to tell he has done breed history with Paula. Open Class 1st prize result was the final word today! Super day for the breed and for the team. Congratulations!

2.10.2011 Obedience Test, Pori. Judge Ilkka Stén.
Rene (Catanka Feel Free To Stare) and Kristiina competed today with style! 1st prize on Winner level means that René has achieved another milestone in the IWS history in Finland. Well done indeed!

1.10.2011
Kenzo (Catanka Location Ex Duria) is Champion of Montenegro. He also had a CACIB. Well done Rita und Thomas!

24.-25.9.2011 Obedience Test, Lieto. Judges Ilkka Stén and Tiina Heino.
Mette (Catanka I Have a Dream) Open Class 3rd prize both days.

18.9.2011 Obedience Test, Helsinki. Judge Timo Pussinen.
Mette (Catanka I Have a Dream) and Saana 2nd prize from Open level.
 
17.9.2011 Tracking Test, Pomarkku. Finnish Championship 2011. Judges Toni Tunkkari and Lea Foundilainen.
Totti (Hooligan’s Globetrotter) was selected and competed second time in national championship contest. Totti and Nina went 1st prize with 42 out of max 50 points today, and this did not make them to the second day’s final. But well done and what a positive promotion for the breed!


Totti & Nina, photo: Saara Sampakoski

14.9.2011 Finnish Kennel Club has announced Vuolasvirta award for kennel Catanka for meriterious breeding, and this is first one to be given for the Irish Water Spaniel breeding in Finland. The prize will be given out December 3rd at Helsinki Winner Show.

10.9.2011 Tracking Test, Kokkola. Judge Torsten Lerstrand.
Totti (Hooligan’s Globetrotter) Winners Class 1st prize with points 46/50.

10.9.2011 Porvoo, all breed show. Judge Paavo Mattila, Finland.
Repe (Catanka Stingray) Champion Class Excellent/1 CQ Best male-1 Best of Breed

4.9.2011 Tracking Test, Kruunupyy. Judge Seppo Venäläinen.
Totti (Hooligan’s Globetrotter) Winners Class 1st prize with points 50/50. So… one could not had done better today! What a day Nina and Totti! The test was also regional championship.

4.9.2011 Obedience Test, Helsinki. Judge Pirkko Bellaoui.
Mette (Catanka I Have a Dream) and Saana Open class 1st prize, well done!!

3.9.2011 Vantaa, all breed show. Judge Gert Christensen, Denmark.
Repe (Catanka Stingray) Champion Class Excellent/1 CQ Best male-1 Best of Breed

27.8.2011 Pöytyä, Spaniel Working Ability Test. Judge Jarkko Wiklund.
Dalton(Catanka Lucky Number) and Hannu in the forest. Today however forest did not mean too much for Dalton, so he did not seek actively enough. Other parts went fine. Another try next year!

25.8.2011 Heinola, Spaniel Working Ability Test. Judge Liisa Pajala.
Hugo (Catanka Limited Edition) and Salla in the forest. Hugo was happily on ‘Sunday walk’ while he should had been seeking, so that part was failed. Other parts went fine. Another try next year!

24.8.2011 Marttila, Spaniel Working Ability Test. Judge Meerit Kuparinen.
Desty (Catanka La Isla Bonita) passed the test. Thank you and congratulations Nette!

21.8.2011 Tallinna, Viro, international show. Judge Karl-Erik Johansson, Sweden.
Mette (Catanka I Have a Dream) Champion Class Excellent/1 Best female-1 CAC CACIB Best of Breed and this means Mette is new FCI International Champion (CIB) as well Estonian Champion. Congratulations Saana and Mette!!

21.8.2011 Heinola, all breed show. Judge Leila Kärkäs, Finland.
Hugo (Catanka Limited Edition) Intermediate Class Excellent/1 CQ Best male-1 CAC Best of Breed

20.8.2011 Kouvola, all breed show. Judge Kresten Scheel, Denmark.
Hugo (Catanka Limited Edition) Intermediate Class Excellent/1

14.8.2011 Joensuu, all breed show. Judge Gerda Halff-van Boven, the Netherlands.
Hugo (Catanka Limited Edition) Junior Class Excellent/1 CQ Best male-1 CAC Best of Breed
Repe (Catanka Stingray) Champion Class Excellent/1 CQ Best male-3
Saga (Catanka Sticky and Sweet) Champion Class Excellent/1 CQ Best female-1 Best of Opposite Sex

13.8.2011 Joensuu, international show. Judge Saija Juutilainen, Finland.
Saga (Catanka Sticky and Sweet) Champion Class Excellent/1 CQ Best female-1 CACIB Best of Breed
Hugo (Catanka Limited Edition) Junior Class Excellent/1 CQ Best male-2 CAC
Repe (Catanka Stingray) Champion Class Excellent/1 CQ Best male-3 Res-CACIB

10.8.2011 Tracking Test, Pietarsaari. Judge Torsten Lerstrand.
Totti (Hooligan’s Globetrotter) Winners Class 1st prize with points 47/50. Another super result!

7.8.2011 Kuopio, international show. Judge Markku Kipinä, Finland.
Manta (Catanka Havis Amanda) Veteran Class Excellent/1 CQ Best female-1 BOS Best veteran

6.8.2011 Ludwigshafen, Rheinand-Pfaltz Sieger –näyttely, Saksa. Judge Ch. Dierolf.
Finn (Catanka Little Leprechaun) CAC CACIB Best of Breed and Rheinand-Pfalz Sieger 2011

6.8.2011 Saarijärvi, all breed show. Judge Lena Danker, Finland.
Manta (Catanka Havis Amanda) Veteran Class Excellent/1 CQ Best female-1 Best veteran Best of Breed GROUP-4!!

6.8.2011 Vesilahti, ryhmänäyttely. Judge Marja Talvitie, Finland.
Repe (Catanka Stingray) Working Class Excellent/1 CQ Best male-2 CAC new Finnish Champion! Congratulations Repe and Eva & Matti!
Saga (Catanka Sticky and Sweet) Open Class Excellent/1 CQ Best female-2

31.7.2011 Tartto, Viro, all breed show. Judge Elena Bauzhes, Russia.
Morris (Catanka Smoke on the Water) Best male-1 CAC CACIB Best of Breed GROUP-3!! Congratulations Hanne ja Morris!

30.7.2011 Kurikka, ryhmänäyttely. Judge Hannele Jokisilta, Finland.
Rene (Catanka Feel Free To Stare) Working Class Excellent/1 CQ Best male-1 CAC Best of Breed

30.7.2011 Pori, international show. Judge Jef Verrees, Belgium.
Saga (Catanka Sticky and Sweet) Open Class Excellent/1 CQ Best female-2 CAC BOS and a new Finnish Champion! Congratulations and thank you Sanna.
Manta (Catanka Havis Amanda) Veteran Class Excellent/1 CQ Best female-3 Best veteran

23.7.2011 Helsinki, international show. Judge Annukka Paloheimo, Finland.
Repe (Catanka Stingray) Intermediate Class Excellent/1 CQ Best male-2 Res-CAC res-CACIB

20.7.2011 Obedience Test, Ulvila. Judge Juha Kurtti.
Rene (Catanka Feel Free To Stare) and Kristiina 3rd prize from Winner level.

17.7.2011 Oulu, international show. Judge Monica Blaha, Austria.
Manta (Catanka Havis Amanda) Veteran Class Excellent/1 CQ Best female-1 BOS Best veteran
Repe (Catanka Stingray) Intermediate Class Excellent/1 CQ Best male-2 CAC CACIB

16.7.2011 Oulu, international show. Judge Jose Homen de Mello, Portugal.
Manta (Catanka Havis Amanda) Veteran Class Excellent/1 CQ Best female-1 BOS Best veteran BIS-3-veteran
Repe (Catanka Stingray) Working Class Excellent/1 CQ Best male-2 CAC CACIB

16.7.2011 Pöytyä, all breed show. Judge Saija Juutilainen, Finland.
Desty (Catanka La Isla Bonita) Junior Class Excellent/1 CQ Best female-1 CAC Best of Breed
Rene (Catanka Feel Free To Stare) Working Class Excellent/1 CQ Best male-1 CAC Best of Opposite Sex

3.7.2011 Obedience Test, Ulvila. Judge Juha Kurtti.
Rene (Catanka Feel Free To Stare) and Kristiina 3rd prize from Winner level.

3.7.2011 Karjaa, all breed show. Judge Seamus Oates, Ireland, group judge Tarja Hovila, Finland.
De-De (Catanka Free Will) Champion Class Excellent/1 CQ Best female-1 Best of Breed GROUP-3!!
Hugo (Catanka Limited Edition) Intermediate Class Excellent/1 CQ Best male-1 CAC Best of Opposite Sex

3.7.2011 Juva, all breed show. Judge Elena Ruskovaara, Finland.
Repe (Catanka Stingray) Intermediate Class Excellent/1 CQ Best male-1 CAC BOB


Catanka Stingray

2.7.2011 Tuusula, all breed show. Judge Marja Kosonen, Finland.
Mette (Catanka I Have a Dream) Champion Class Excellent/1 CQ Best female-1 Best of Breed
Hippo (Catanka Ippopotamo) Open Class Excellent/1 CQ Best male-1 CAC Best of Opposite Sex and new Finnish Champion!! Congratulations Taru and Hippo!
Hugo (Catanka Limited Edition)Intermediate Class Excellent/1 CQ Best male-2 Res-CAC
Repe (Catanka Stingray) Working Class Excellent/1


Siblings Mette and Hippo

27.6.2011 Saarbrücken kv, Germany.
Finn (Catanka Little Leprechaun) CAC CACIB Best of Breed. Well done Finn and Günther!

18.6.2011 Kotka, international show. Judge Harri Lehkonen, Finland.
De-De (Catanka Free Will) Champion Class Excellent/1 CQ Best female-2
Repe (Catanka Stingray) Intermediate Class Excellent/2

8.6.2011 Obedience Test, Rauma. Judge Ilkka Stén.
Rene (Catanka Feel Free To Stare) and Kristiina NQ today.

6.6.2011 FILLY BORN! We have new 4-legged. I had the opportunity to lease a mare for foaling in summer 2010, so the new foal project was set up and today we saw the beautiful result. You can read more and see the photos of "Mint" from her own page.

3.6.2011 Tallinna, Estonia international show. Judge Elena Ruskovaara, Finland.
Repe (Catanka Stingray) CAC CACIB Best of Breed Estonian Winner 2011

2.6.2011 Laitila, Spaniel Working Ability Test. Judge Elina Jalni.
Repe (Catanka Stingray) passed the test, congratulations Eva. :-)

29.5.2011 Obedience Test, Ulvila. Judge Tiina Heino.
Rene (Catanka Feel Free To Stare) and Kristiina competed first time on Winners level. the seult today was 2nd prize. Breed history was done, as this was the first time an Irish Water Spaniel gets a result from this level. Well done Kristina and René and good luck for the upcoming tests.

29.5.2011 Neuss, Niederheinsiegernäyttely, Germany. Judge Paul Jentgen, Luxembourg.
Finn (Catanka Little Leprechaun) CAC Best of Breed Niederheinsieger 2011. Well done Finn and Günther!

28.5.2011 Tuuri, all breed show. Judge Matti Luoso, Finland.
Patu (Catanka Knock on Wood) Best of Breed

22.5.2011 Obedience Test, Rusko. Judge Ralf Björklund.
Mette (Catanka I Have a Dream) and Saana NQ today from Open level.

22.5.2011 Hamina, Irish Water Spaniel Club of Finland breed specialty show. Judge Ricky Lochs-Romans, the Netherlands.
Breed specialty is one of the ’must’ events, and even though the show this year was held in conjunction with an all breed show, the atmosphere was like in single specialty show. Ultimate surprise of the day was Saga who came from Intermediate class right to the top being Best In Show!

Saga (Catanka Sticky and Sweet) Intermediate Class Excellent/1, CQ, Best Female-1, CAC, BIS!
Manta (Catanka Havis Amanda) Veteran Class Excellent/1, CQ, Best Female-2, Best Veteran
Maisa (Catanka Freestyler) Champion Class Excellent/1, CQ, Best Female-3
De-De (Catanka Free Will) Champion Class Excellent/2, CQ, Best Female-4
Hertta (Catanka Freelancer) Champion Class Excellent/3
Ruska (Catanka In the Air) Working Class Excellent/1
Desty (Catanka La Isla Bonita) Junior Class Excellent/1
Patu (Catanka Knock on Wood) Champion Class Excellent/1, CQ, Best Male-1, BOS
Repe (Catanka Stingray) Intermediate Class Excellent/1, CQ, Best Male-4
Voitto (Green Sock’s Nothing to Declare) Working Class Excellent/1, CQ
Dalton (Catanka Lucky Number) Junior Class Excellent/1, CQ
Hugo (Catanka Limited Edition) Junior Class Excellent/2, CQ
Catanka breeders group was again made up from bitches Saga, Manta, Maisa & De-De, and was BIS group.

Trophy for best Junior: Dalton (Catanka Lucky Number)
Trophy for best Working dog: Ruska (Catanka In the Air)
Trophy for best grooming: Manta (Catanka Havis Amanda)

Best head: De-De (Catanka Free Will)
Best tail: Voitto (Green Sock’s Nothing to Declare)
Best barrel shaped ribcage: Patu (Catanka Knock on Wood)
Best coat: Saga (Catanka Sticky and Sweet)
Best movement: Saga (Catanka Sticky and Sweet)
Best temperament: Manta (Catanka Havis Amanda)

Click to see more photos.


BISS Catanka Sticky and Sweet, BOS Catanka Knock on Wood

21.5.2011 Hamina International all breed Show. Judge Elena Ruskovaara, Finland
De-De (Catanka Free Will) Champion Class Excellent/1, CQ, Best Female-1, CACIB, BOB
Maisa (Catanka Freestyler) Champion Class Excellent/2, CQ, Best Female-2, Res-CACIB
Manta (Catanka Havis Amanda) Class Excellent/1, CQ, Best Female-3, Best Veteran
Saga (Catanka Sticky and Sweet) Intermediate Class Excellent/1, CQ, Best Female-4, CAC
Desty (Catanka La Isla Bonita) Junior Class Excellent/1, CQ, Res-CAC
Ruska (Catanka In the Air) Champion Class Excellent/3
Patu (Catanka Knock on Wood) Champion Class Excellent/1, CQ, Best Male-1, CACIB, BOS
Voitto (Green Sock’s Nothing to Declare) Working Class Excellent/1, CQ, Res-CACIB, Best Male-2
Repe (Catanka Stingray) Intermediate Class Excellent/1, CQ, Best Male-3, CAC
Dalton (Catanka Lucky Number) Junior Class Excellent/1, CQ, Best Male-4, Res-CAC
Hugo (Catanka Limited Edition) Junior Class Excellent/2, CQ
Catanka breeders group consisted of bitches Saga, Manta, Maisa ja De-De, and later the day it was Best In Show under Finnish judge Saija Juutilainen.

15.5.2011 Rauma all breeds. Judge Jurate Butkiene, Lithuania.
De-De (Catanka Free Will) Champion Class Excellent/1, CQ, Best Female-1, BOB. Also a cut in the group under Hans Lehtinen.
Maisa (Catanka Freestyler) Champion Class Excellent/2, CQ, Best Female-2
Desty (Catanka La Isla Bonita) Junior Class Excellent/1, CQ, Res-CAC
Dalton (Catanka Lucky Number) Junior Class Excellent/1, CQ, Best Male-2, Res-CAC
Mette (Catanka I Have a Dream) Champion Class Excellent/3

14.5.2011 Obedience Test, Espoo. Judge Pirkko Bellaoui.
Mette (Catanka I Have a Dream) & Saana went winners of the Open Class with 1st prize points 170!!!

12.5.2011 Obedience Test, Jokela. Judge Kaisa Lähdesmäki.
Mette (Catanka I Have a Dream) & Saana Open Class 2nd prize points 146,5 and placement third.

8.5.2011 Tampere International all breed Show. Judge Genevieve Stephan, France.
Patu (Catanka Knock on Wood) Champion Class Excellent/1, CQ, Best Male-1, CACIB, BOB
Repe (Catanka Stingray) Intermediate Class Excellent/1, CQ, Best Male-2, CAC, Res-CACIB
Hugo (Catanka Limited Edition) Junior Class Excellent/1, CQ, Best Male-3, Res-CAC

23.4.2011 Lappeenranta International all breed Show. Judge Leni Finne, Finland.
Patu (Catanka Knock on Wood) Champion Class Excellent/1, CQ, Best Male-1, CACIB, BOB
Repe (Catanka Stingray) Intermediate Class Excellent/1, CQ, Best Male-2, CAC, Res-CACIB

23.4.2011 Harjavalta rn. Tuomarina Hannele Jokisilta.
Rene (Catanka Feel Free To Stare) Working Class, Very Good

22.4.2011 Lahti International Show. Judge Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen, Finland.
Three boys showing for Catanka today, and they did well! What a lovely trio, warmest thanks to all concerned.
Patu (Catanka Knock on Wood) Champion Class Excellent/1, Best Male-1, CACIB, BOB
Hugo (Catanka Limited Edition) Junior Class Excellent/1, Best Male-2, CAC
Repe (Catanka Stingray) Intermediate Class Excellent/1, Best Male-3, Res-CAC, Res-CACIB


Catanka Knock on Wood

17.4.2011 Agility trial, Kirkkonummi. Judge Johanna Nyberg.
Maisa (Catanka Freestyler) had two rounds, and a clear one from the first one!

16.-17.4.2011 Obedience test, Porvoo. Judge on Saturday Hannele Pörsti, and on Sunday Harri Laisi.
Mette (Catanka I Have a Dream) & Saana Open Class 2nd prizes with points 144 and 144,5.

16.4.2011 Agility trial, Lohja. Judge Ritva Herrala.
Hertta (Catanka Freelancer) were trialling in two cources, and became 2nd and 3rd, however
not clear rounds (which only counts for getting up to next level). Well done anyway!

16.4.2011 Haapavesi. Judge Elena Ruskovaara.
Hugo (Catanka Limited Edition) Junior Class Excellent/1, Best Male-1, CAC, BOB

9.4.2011 Finnish Spaniel Association’s Specialty Show in Lohja. Breed judge Elena Ruskovaara, who also judged BIS-breeder and BIS-BOS-competitions. Best In Show -judge was Jukka Kuusisto. Thanks for the marvellous day!
De-De (Catanka Free Will) Champion Class Excellent/1, Best Female-1, BOB, Best In Show!!!
Repe (Catanka Stingray Intermediate Class Excellent/1, Best Male-1, CAC, BIS2-BOS
Hugo (Catanka Limited Edition) Junior Class Excellent/1, Best Male-2, Res-CAC
Dalton (Catanka Lucky Number) Junior Class Excellent/2, Best Male-3
Catanka breeders group was Best In Show!


Best In Show


Breeder's group (from left Lucky Number, Limited Edition, Stingray, Free Will)

3.4.2011 Montichiari International Show, Italy.
Calaf (Catanka Impromtu) Champion Class, Excellent/1, Best Male-1, CACIB, BOB

27.3.2011 82th International Dog Show, Luxemburg. Judge Jose Homen de Mello, Portugal.
Finn (Catanka Little Leprechaun) EXCELLENT/1, Best Male-1, BOB, and he received a title of Champion des Jeunes de Luxembourg. Well done Finn and Günther!

19.-20.3.2011 Lithuanian Winner and Vilnius Winner shows. Judge on Saturday Leila Kärkäs (Finland) and Sunday Vera Smirnova (Estonia).
Patu (Catanka Knock on Wood) BOB both days, plus on Saturday he was also group shortlisted, and on Sunday he went GROUP-2!!! Well done Nina!

20.3.2011 Modena International Show, Italy.
Calaf (Catanka Impromtu) Champion Class, Excellent/1, Best Male-1, CACIB, BOB

19.3.2011 Reggio Emilia International Show, Italy.
Calaf (Catanka Impromtu) Champion Class, Excellent/1, Best Male-1, CACIB, BOB

6.3.2011 Gonzaga International Show, Italy.
Calaf (Catanka Impromtu) Champion Class, Excellent/1, Best Male-1, CACIB, BOB

6.3.2011 USA
Seidi (Catanka Into the Woods) got the last major, and is now Am Ch. Congratulations Ruth!

5.3.2011 Valkeala. Judge Jaana Hartus, Finland.
Repe (Catanka Stingray) Intermediate Class Excellent Best Male-1 CAC BOB

10.3.2011 Crufts, Great Britain. Judge Patsy Hollings.
I was in Britain for visiting friends and of course seeing dogs at Crufts. The entry was wonderful in numbers, and I was especially pleased to finally meet in flesh the puppies sired by Arthur (Catanka Winnie the Pooh). Well one of them is living in Australia with his half sister, and the rest two youngsters; Lucy (Antdela Lycyanna) and Leo (Antdela Leonardo), are in UK. I noticed they were very substantial, they certainly had it all: bone, ribs and heavy coats, and moved with wonderful long stride. Both of them were placed 2nd in their classes. BOB was Judith Carruthers’ home bred Stanegate Sparks Will Fly, who also became GROUP-2!


Judith Carruthers and Stanegate Sparks Will Fly


Antdela Lucyanna


Antdela Lucyanna


Antdela Leonardo


Antdela Leonardo

28.2.2011 We have a pony!
New Forest-pony Kouros is our newest addition. His call name is Kurre (which means squirrel in Finnish), and he is 18 years old. He is born in the Netherlands, was imported to Finland in 2000, and has since competed in the national level in showjumping with several pilots. Now his task is to be a learning master to our children, and with Axel he will still jump perhaps even some smaller courses.

14.-15.2.2011 Westminster, USA.
Fynder Freethinker’s son Keegan (Poole’s Ide Got Water) was best of Breed at the Westminster Kennel Club Show, and the wonderful day ended with his GROUP-4 placement. Well done Stacy & Keegan! Click breed and group ring videos: http://www.westminsterkennelclub.org/

13.2.2010 Obedience Test, Pornainen.
Mette (Catanka I Have a Dream) and Saana Open Class 2nd Prize with 142 points.

12.2.2011 Champion of Champions & Veteran of Veterans
The Champion of Champions & Veteran of Veterans gala was held at the Fur Centre in Vantaa on the 12th of February. This year 125 top winning show dogs and 75 top winning veterans had been invited, and among them 4 Irish Water Spaniels! In the company IWS-friends, I was cheering ‘my’ veteran-Manta (Catanka Havis Amanda) and her son Patu (Catanka Knock on Wood). Nina handled both of them so well, and they showed wonderful in this quite different show ground. Ring was actually a catwalk, placed in the middle of dining tables. Thanks for the enjoyable evening all concerned!


Patu & Manta

29.1.2011 Raahe. Judge Elena Ruskovaara, Finland.
Patu (Catanka Knock on Wood) Champion Class Excellent/1 BOB GROUP-3!

22.1.2011 Turku INT. Judge Norman Deschumere, Belgium.
Repe (Catanka Stingray) Junior Class Excellent/1 CAC Best Male-2
Hugo (Catanka Limited Edition) Junior Class Very Good
Dalton (Catanka Lucky Number) Junior Class Very Good
Saga (Catanka Sticky and Sweet) Intermediate Class Very Good

8.1.2011 Kajaani INT. Judge Karl-Erik Johansson, Sweden..
Hugo (Catanka Limited Edition) Junior Class Excellent/1

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