News & results 2012

15.4.2012 Vaasa international show. Judge Marit Sunde, Norway.
Patu (Catanka Knock on Wood) BOB

13.4.2012
Saga (Catanka Sticky and Sweet) and Dalton’s (Catanka Lucky Number) puppies were
born. Three hours delivery on Friday morning was easy and we’re amazed by the result of
eleven puppies! Ultrasound told several pups, but eleven was still a huge surprise! 3 of the
puppies are boys and 8 girls, and I might have bitches available.

9.4.2012 Agility trial in Lieto. Judge Marjo Heino
Mette (Catanka I Have a Dream) and Saana debuted in agility! Despite the nq result, the attitude was super, so more runs in the program from now on!

8.4.2012 Lappeenranta all breed show. Judge Tino Pehar, Croatia.
Patu (Catanka Knock on Wood) BOB

1.4.2011 Luxembourg International Show.
Finn (Catanka Little Leprechaun) CAC CACIB and new Champion of Luxembourg.
Congratulations indeed Günther and Finn!

24.3.2012 Vantaa. Judge Pertti Siimes.
Hertta (Catanka Freelancer) and Marika headed right from the show ring to the agility trial,
and day’s good mood continued, as the last needed clear round with placement from Maxi-2
level was gained! From now on Hertta will compete on the highest level in Finland, making a
breed history being a first IWS to do that. Outstanding girls!

24.3.2012 Lohja, Irish Water Spaniel Club of Finland’s breed specialty. Judge Saija Juutilainen, Finland.
Manta oldie-goldie did it again! Best bitch and Best In Show at age of 10,5 years! Of course Best Veteran too. And she was shown in absolutely superb condition. One could not believe her age at all.
Manta (Catanka Havis Amanda) Veteran Class Excellent/1 CQ BB-1 BOB/BIS BIS-VET
Maisa (Catanka Freestyler) Champion Class Excellent/1 CQ BB-2
Mette (Catanka I Have a Dream) Champion Class Excellent/2 CQ BB-3
Hertta (Catanka Freelancer) Working Class Excellent/1 CQ BB-4
Desty (Catanka La Isla Bonita) Open Class Very Good
Patu (Catanka Knock on Wood) Champion Class Excellent/1 CQ BM-2
Hugo (Catanka Limited Edition) Open Class Excellent/2 CQ BM-4 CAC
Hippo (Catanka Ippopotamo) Champion Class Excellent/2 CQ
Repe (Catanka Stingray) Champion Class Excellent/3
Dalton (Catanka Lucky Number) Open Class Excellent/2
Voitto (Green Sock’s Nothing to Declare) Working Class Very Good
Catanka breeder’s group consisted of dogs from 4 combination: Patu, Manta, Maisa and Mette
and the group ended BIS.


Catanka Havis Amanda


Breeder's group, dogs from left: Catanka Knock On Wood, Catanka Havis Amanda, CatankaI Have a Dream and Catanka Freestyler

18.3.2012 Malmö INT, Sweden. Judge Rune Fagerström.
Repe (Catanka Stingray) CAC, CACIB and BOS, as well new Swedish Show Champion! Congratulations Repe and his family!

17.3.2012 Del Sur Kennel Club, California, USA. Judge Carl Gene Liepmann.
Punchy (Catanka Itself) Winners Dog (1 point), BOS

14.3.2012
Saga (Catanka Sticky and Sweet) was scanned and is definitely in whelp. The litter is expected to be born mid-April.

7.3.2012
Catanka Winnie the Pooh’s UK born and based son Antdela Leonardo has become a daddy to 9 puppies born at kennel Fendrake. Below photos of Leo (and his owner Allison McNaught).


Leo & Allison

9.3.2012 CRUFTS, Great Britain. Breed judge Angela Williams and in Gundog-group John Thirlwell.
Fynder Freethinker's grandson Am Ch, GB Sh Ch Whistle Stop’s Elements of Magic arrived to UK from his American co-breeder Colleen Mc Daniel to Freethinker’s owner Judith Carruthers right after Crufts last year. Since that Merlin has gone nearly from win to win, and broken breed records being e.g. best Gundog in UK in 2011. Another breed history record was done in Crufts, as he went and won group! Merlin’s litter sister Whistlestop’s the Wind of Fire, who is leased in Denmark and Sweden, took bitch-CC. His offspring, breeder Chris Attwood’s bitch Doonbeg Magic Dust was Best Puppy. What a family! Congratulations on all concerned. It was pure joy to witness and celebrate that day in Britain!
Videos from Crufts (including Gundog group and BIS) can be seen at: http://www.youtube.com/crufts

25.-26.2.2012 California, USA. Judge on Saturday Sharon Lyons and on Sunday
Debbie Campbell.

Punchy (Catanka Itself) has now lived with his family in California, USA since last fall. In addition to change of environment, Punchy has turned from a family pet to a showdog. Well, thanks to Florence Blecher - breeder of Punchy’s sire Hooligan’s Globetrotter – who has taken the family under her wings and will be in help what it comes with showing. Said and done, Punchy started to grow coat since his arrival, and now it was time to his first show. On Saturday he went Reserve Winners dog, and on Sunday Winners Dog & BOS gaining the very first AKC point towards the Am Ch title.

14.2.2012 Westminster Kennel Club, New. Tuomarina Walter J. Sommerfelt.
Fynder Freethinker's pups and now grandpups are dominating the breed rings in USA. At Westminster Freethinker’s son Poole’s Ide Got Water was BOS, and his daughter WhistleStop’s Riley On Fire was Best of Breed and also group placed! Breed judging video: http://www.westminsterkennelclub.org/videos/#/Breed%20Judging/2012/Sporting/vid:17895880

11.2.2012 Champion of Champions and Veteran of Veterans gala. Judge for the veterans was Carlos Saevich, Argentina.
Manta (Catanka Havis Amanda) was among the best 75 veteran dogs in Finland in 2011, and
was invited to gala. We were small group of IWS people cheering for Manta and her handler
Saana.


Catanka Havis Amanda

22.1.2012 Turku INT. Judge Chris Bexon, Great Britain. Entry of 5.
Dalton (Catanka Lucky Number) Intermediate Class Excellent/1 CQ Best male-1 CAC CACIB
BOB
Patu (Catanka Knock on Wood) Champion Class Excellent/1 CQ Best male-2 Res-CACIB
Repe (Catanka Stingray) Champion Class Excellent/3
Mette (Catanka I Have a Dream) Champion Class Excellent/1 CQ Best female-1 CACIB BOS


Catanka Lucky Number, photo: Saana Lehtinen

14.1.2012 Kajaani INT. Judge Rita Kadike-Skadina, Latvia. Entry of 4. Group judge
Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen, Finland.

Patu (Catanka Knock on Wood) Champion Class Excellent/1 CQ Best male-1 CACIB BOB and
well done Nina for marvellous GROUP-1! What a start for the year!


Catanka Knock on Wood, photo: TEXTerri

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