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My name is Tuire Okkola and I have been breeding Staffordshire Bull Terriers and Smooth Fox Terriers under the prefix RENNAM since 2007. During 1979-2006 I bred Staffords with my mother Terttu Manner under Jaramillos prefix and my brother Jouni Manner bred Smooth Fox Terriers during 1990-2006 under my current prefix Rennam.
Our family’s first dog, a red Stafford bitch Trelawney of Tottington, was imported from Britain in 1965. “Titi” can be found in the pedigrees of all the SBTs I have bred to date, earliest in the 15th generation in my current breeding. My first Rennam litter was born on the exactly same date 31st July 2007, that the first Jaramillos litter was born 40 years ago on 31st July 1967. In 2007 the 50th Jaramillos SBT was awarded International Championship (C.I.B). Among Jaramillos Staffords there are numerous Breed Specialty Show, European and World Winners. Jaramillos has been awarded for high merits in Stafford Bull Terrier breeding with the Breeder’s Plaque of the Finnish Terrier Club in 1997, the Vuolasvirta Breeder’s Plaque of the Finnish Kennel Club and the Finnish Dog Breeder s’ Club’s Golden Plaque in 2002.
The first Smooth Fox Terrier my brother Jouni had in 1984 was Nord CH & FI Working Ch, Fox Terrier of the Year 1986 Sapelars Fairy, whose daughter C.I.B & Nord CH & FI Working Ch FIW-08 Sapelars Zot-Zot was my first Fox Terrier. Zot-Zot's third litter, born 4th Nov 1990, was the first Rennam litter. The sire was C.I.B&PR&EE&SE&DK CH, FI Working Ch, EuW-91 FIW-92 EEW-93 Maryland Pepe Tanny co-owned with Annukka Paloheimo. He was born from Australian parents and imported from Singapore. Both Zot-Zot’s and Taneli’s names appear in my current Fox Terrier litters’ pedigrees. My brother was awarded Finnish Kennel Club’s Vuolasvirta Award nr 396.
In 1999 as the first Finnish Stafford breeder I was granted the right to judge Staffordshire Bull Terriers and nowadays I have the right to judge all FCI groups.
I have been Secretary of the Finnish Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club (SBTY ry) in 1987-1991, Chairman in 1988-1995 and 1998-2015. I was awarded the Golden Medal of the Finnish Kennel Club in 2004 for my activeness in various positions of several Breed Clubs.