last show of the year and Leona had a good day. She was 2nd best bitch
with CACIB at the Nordic Winner show in Stockholm. Judge was Claudio di
Giuliano from Italy.
international all-breed ch. show in Sundsvall, Sweden was our goal this
weekend. Judging was Wim Wellens from Holland. Katinka was 3rd in Open
with Ck (Exc) and 4th best bitch. And I was very happy to get BOB with
CACIB on Leona!
A very nice weekend with two ISF shows
again. This time in Småland, Sweden. Katinka was lucky to get
placings in her big class both days. Saturday 3rd and Sunday 5th.
I celebrated my birthday with a dogshow, of course! We had our
International KC all breed ch show here on Åland Islands. So I
hadn't a long trip this time. All my girls could came along. Also my
old veteran Nikita (Nattaset That's It) had a special day, out at a
show. Many years since last time. She had a great time and enjoyed
herself. She got a VG this day. My youngest girl Leona gave me a nice
birthday gift by winning Best bitch and BOS with CACIB! English Setter BOB &
FCI group 7 BIG had travelled a long way to get this good result, they
came all the way from Estonia. Congrats to Kätlin with her Happy!
My Irish Katinka was placed as 4th with Exc in open bitches. Judge was
Paul Scanlon from Ireland.
A great weekend in Rättvik, Sweden with
one Irish Setter Ass. (ISF) show on Saturday and the Puppy, Junior
& Youngdogs day on Sunday. My Katinka was AGAIN 2nd in Open-1...
4th time in a row at ISF shows! Judging this time was Rosemary Ramsay,
GB. On Sunday we had a Swedish breeder judging, Sinnika Thåg,
kennel Danamoor. And guess what placing Katinka go? Yes, of course 2nd
in her class..... what else ;-))
This was the first time I visited this lovely part of Sweden so I took
the opportunity to stay an extra day for holiday. As you can see Katinka met a
new friend ;-)
5th September 2007
Today I've updated frontpage with new photos
and some news about the last weekends shows. Hope to update with new
photos next week.
This weekend we went of to Tallinn, Estonia
for a KC show. And we had a very lucky trip. Katinka was best bitch,
got the CAC (CC) and was BOS. Leona (LvW-07 Nattaset Marigold) got the
junior-CAC (CC) and was also best bitch and BOS. This was her 3rd
jun-CAC, and she is now qualified for the titles Estonian & Latvian
Junior Champion! My travel-companion Jaana Pöllänen's lovely
English setter boy Farthingale High Born was BOB, BIG-2nd and BIS-3
junior. Also Irish setter BOB was from Finland, Maarit Takala's Redword
Diamonds R' Blue. He was also BIG. Congrats to both Jaana and Maarit to
their success! Great going, Finland!! Judging was Ricky Loch-Romans
25th - 26th August
Another lovely weekend at Herrfallet,
Arboga, Sweden. As all previous years these are very nice and
well-arranged shows. The judges this year were Michelle Kavanagh and
Jackie Willis from England. Katinka (Copper's Pure Bubble) was shown by
her breeder Camilla Östman, thanks to Camilla for her good work!
She was placed 2nd in Open-1 both days (biggest class of the day with
17 entries). She was also pulled out with the final 7 in best bitch
class. Katinkas grandfather Withersdale World Wide Web was BIS on
Saturday and BD-2nd on Sunday and her little halfsister and brothers
did very well in miniorclass. Sister BIS-puppy one day and brother the
second day. We are proud over the little ones!
11th and 18th of August
Attended two Swedish KC shows without any
success. The judges were Arvid Göransson, Sweden and Torbjörn
Granheim, Norway. The judges seemed to have another look at setters
then most of us have ;-) Anyway we had very nice holiday-trips with lot
of rest and good food, staying at lovely places.
29th July 2007
We had a nice trip to Jaana to fetch Leona
home. Katinka came with me and we went to Vanda for a KC show. Judging
was Hilda Parkinson from England. Both young girls got Exc. Leona was
placed as 3rd in juniorclass.
My young English setter girl LVW-07
Nattaset Marigold has been busy this weekend. She was on a showtrip to
Estonia with her breeder Jaana. On Saturday it was a Kennelclub show in
Haapsalu with Mrs Penny Williams (Bournehouse) judging. Leona was best
juniorbitch, BOS-junior and 3rd best bitch with a junior-CAC (CC). On
Sunday the Estonian Setter Club held their club show with Mr
Gordon Williams (Bournehouse) judging. Leona was repeating her win in
the class of juniorbitches, was BOS-junior with another junior-CAC
(CC). Thanks to Minna and Jaana for bringing her to Estonia!
15th July 2007
Have taken some photos of a lovely
puppy. Please visit my friend Julias website and have a look at her new
puppy at Belarouge Irish Red & White
Today we are celebrating Nikitas 9th
19th June 2007
We have been to a few shows the last
On 13th of May we were to Österbybruk for the Swedish Winner
show. Leona had a good day, without coat she still managed to become
2nd best bitch. Judging was (after change of judge) an American lady.
9th of June was a hot, hot day in Finspång, Sweden. We were
there for the Irish Setter club show with Anne Doutwaite judging.
Katinka was 2nd in Open-1 bitches with CQ. The following day was nearly
as hot. Now it was time for a KC show in Norrköping with
Swedish allrounder Ove Germundsson judging. Katinka was 5th in Open
In Kotka, Finland we attended a KC show on 17th of June. Leona won
juniorbitches, was 4th best bitch and won the res-CC. Judge was Ned
Burke from Ireland.
Now we take a break from showing and enjoy the summer!
I have a lot of photos from shows I visited this year and also last
year that I haven't published on the net. If you are interested in a
photo of your dog, send me an email and if I have one you can have a
look at it!
Here are some new photos of my young girls:
Time to put out some news on my pages.
My greatest news is that we have a new member of your doggy family. On
18th of April I was over to my friend Jaana at Nattaset kennel and
brought home with me a lovely girl. She is LvW-07 Nattaset Marigold,
"Leona" (ex-Oona). She is nearly 14 months old now. I'm very happy and
grateful to Jaana for our new family member! Photos of Leona will come
I have also a photoalbum on the net that I have forgotten to put a link
from these pages. It's rose-reflections.magix.net
More to come on that site.
In February I was over to Estonia to judge at the Setter Open show. You
can see some photos of the Irish in my photoalbum, but I also judged
the other setter breeds and more photos will come to the album later on.
I hope to go to some shows this summer with Katinka and Leona, so maybe
we will meet! News about the shows will come up on this page.
19th March 2007
loss in our family, today I had to say goodbye to my greatest love,
"Melissa". My best friend for over 12 years, the one who has been my
support and comfort. Life feels very hard without her. I have no words
to explain my feelings... I only know that nothing will ever be the
year couldn't have started off worse for us. Our little darling Irina
got ill and today we lost her. It's so many never again we're thinking
- Oh my
dearest Irina, you were always such a happy little girl and so very
kind to every living creature. You were so easy to please. Happy for
the smallest piece of sweets or whatever. Most of all I will miss the
grin on your face when you welcomed me at home. And to hear you snore
when sleeping on my legs. Your place in the bed is empty now. Goodbye
my sweetest little one, I hope you're feeling better now. We will miss
our last photo of Irina, 9 years and 8 months old.
Attended the last show of the year.
Swedish Winner show in Stockholm. Katinka was 2nd in
intermediatebitches with a CK (Exc). I also handled Nattaset Special
Spice to 5th best bitch. Here's a photo
of me and Spice>>
Results from Katinkas hip x-ray was B-B !!
Old wonderful grand old lady Melissa celebrates her 12th birthday!!!!!!
FKC show at Eckerö,
Åland Islands. Our only local show. Judging the setters this
year was Swedish Bertil Lundgren. Katinka was 1st juniorbitch with Exc.
and 4th best bitch. I also handled Nattaset Special Spice to BOS.
FKC show in Helsinki, Finland. Judging
mrs Valerie Foss from UK.
Katinka was 1st in intermediate class with Exc. and 3rd in best bitch
class. She also got her first Finnish CC (CAC).
We had brought kennel Glowings English setter bitch Walshaw Tea Party
with us to the show. She was 3rd in open bitches (12 in class) and got
Spent a lovely weekend at Herrfallet,
Arboga, Sweden with friends and dogs.
Two ISF shows was held. Katinka made her debut on Saturday in
intermediate class by being 3rd with CK in a class of 13. Judging was
Rebecca Burton, kennel Redhara, England. On Sunday she was 4th with HP,
judge Emes Boros, kennel Berboss, Hungary.
What a weekend! Went to Sundsvall for ISF shows. A
wonderful place and great arrangements. On Saturday they had an Irish
Setter Club Show with Gaye O'Connor, kennel Caispern judging. Katinka
won juniorbitches with CK (in a class of 11). She also got the
reserve-premie (like an inofficial resCC) and finished as 3rd best
bitch! Only 15 months old.
Katinka could rest and I had to do the work. I was judging the Puppy,
Junior and Youngdogs day. I was happy to see many nice dogs and like to
thank the ones who honoured me with their entries. My BOB was the
lovely bitch Kerrylaw's After Ski to Starmix and BOS Copper's Bubblande
Glad. Photos and more comments will come up later.
Went to SKC Västerås
international all-breed show. Judging the setters was David Wong from
Australia. Katinka won juniorbitches and got a CK. And I showed the
English Setter Walshaw Tea Party to BOB and BIG-3.
Katinkas photoalbum updated with a lot of new photos from her shows,
starting at page nr 6!
Another SKC show in Högbo. This
day the Swedish judge Henric Fryckstrand judged. Today Katinka managed
to behave a little bit better and was Best bitch and BOS!! Her brother
Rönnerdahl was again BOB and now BIG-5th. What a weekend for
Copper's Bubble - litter!!!!
I also handled kennel Glowings lovely English setter bitch Walshaw Tea
Party to BOB! Judge Tamas Jakkel, Hungary.
Swedish KC show in Högbo.
Judging was Per Iversen from Norway. He liked Katinka very much, she
got a splendid report and was placed 2nd in juniorclass. She was very
happy and jumped all over the place, something the judge couldn't
accept so we didn't get any Hp :-( Katinkas sister Copper's Blowing
Bubbles, Saffran, was BOS and her brother Copper's Bubblande Glad,
Rönnerdahl, was BOB and BIG-4th!
Nikita is celebrating her 8th birthday!
Went on a nice but terribly hot trip to
west of Sweden and visited the ISF show in Gothenburg. Katinka got a Hp
in juniorclass but no placing. Judge was Francis McKimm, kennel
we were at the Setter Club Show in Vihtavuori, Finland. We had a lucky
day. Katinka won juniorbitches with a CK (in a class of 7). Judging was
Lynn Muir, kennel Romarne, England.
Due to a computer crash my pages hasn't been updated for a while. So I
have a lot of news for you!
8th of May was Katinkas one year birthday! We celebrated with a cake of
And Katinka has now been shown several times with good results:
The weekend 13-14th of May Katinka made her debut in the ring. This was
at the Swedish Irish Setter Ass. (ISF) shows at
Härjarö. On Saturday Katinka was 5th juniorbitch in a
class of 11 and on Sunday 4th with HP (prize of honour) in a class of
13. Judges was Martha Kips-Sabus & Guy Kips of kennel Castle of
On 25th of May we went to the local Open show to get some
ring-training. Katinka behaved well and was best bitch (BOS). Judge was
Juha Palomäki, Filnland.
Again a trip to Sweden on 28th of May to another ISF show, in
Finspång. Judge this time was Ingrid Noyelle from Belgium. In
a very strong class of 11 juniorbitches Katinka was placed 3rd with HP.
Katinkas mum "Bubbles" was 2nd best bitch.
The following weekend it was time for our first Kennel Club show, at
Österbybruk, Sweden. We had a great day. Katinka was 2nd in
juniorbitch with CK (certificate quality) and ended up as 3rd best
bitch. Katinkas sister Saffran (Copper's Blowing Bubbles) was 1st
juniorbitch and 2nd best bitch as well as her brother
Rönnerdahl (C Bubblande Glad) was 1st junior and 2nd best dog!
I also handled the lovely lady Dioskury Diamond For Bright Souls to 1st
in open bitches and 4th best bitch. Judging was Bertil Lundgren from
Last weekend (11/6) the trip went to the European Winner Show in
Helsinki, Finland. This was the first show without placing for Katinka.
She got a "very good", there were only 3 exc in the class of 12. We
could all see that the judge Sean Delmar from Ireland prefered the
American type of Irish Setter... strange with a judge from Ireland! But
we had a nice trip anyway.
18th April 2006
Today I've added a new photo of Katinka in her photoalbum, aged 11 months.
Last Saturday, 15th, I visited Stockholm Int show. I was lucky to
handle Susanna Chapman's lovely English Setter bitch Walshaw Tea Party to BOB and BIG-5. Photo to the left. More photos
from the show, of Irish Red Setters will come up in a new album soon.
I've noticed that many people has visited my guestbook, but very few
has written in it :-( Why not write some lines for me?!
I can give you a surf-tip today, visit my friend Jaanas homepage, kennel Nattaset. Look at her lovely puppies, 2 puppies still
And please visit Kennel Bright Soul's homepage, a very interesting litter is planned.
You can also contact me for further information or directly to the
kennel of course.
A new year, and not much written on my
news page. Although Katinkas photoalbum has been updated several times!
Last month I visited Crufts dogshow in Birmingham, England. As usual I
had a lovely trip, stayed with my friends Cheryl & George
Stevenson. (Thanks for your hospitality!) I've made a photoalbum with
photos from Crufts, welcome to visit it here!
But not much else has happened over here. I hope it will be a change
this year, since I hope to show my youngster Katinka (now 11 months
old). So hopefully some news and a lot of photos from shows.
Next week I hope to get some new photos of Katinka to present on these
pages. And maybe some photos from the Easter show in Stockholm.
I still have some winner photos from last year that I haven't
published. Hope to do it soon! So welcome back!!
And I have put out a new guestbook! My old one collapsed due to a lot
of spam... It was really a pity since I had so many nice messages in it
:-( So, please write new messages for me!!
Katinkas photoalbum updated with a lot of new photos!
A new photoalbum with showphotos out on
the net! Photos from Swedish shows August 2005. Thanks to Matilde Nielsen, Camilla
Östman, Eva Roos-Sjöqvist and Ann Norell for letting
me use their photos.
Katinkas photoalbum updated with new photos, look at page 3 in the
Another photoalbum out on the net, this
time with photos of my little Katinka!
New photoalbum published! Photos from Setter Club Show in Finland June 2005
New photoalbum published! Photos
from ISF Eksjö 2005.
New photos of winners at showphotos/winners 05 page.
11th July 2005
NIKITA 7 years old!!
10th July 2005
Pages with presentation of my dogs put out on the net.
Presenting my new little girl: COPPER'S PURE BUBBLE, nickname will
probably be KATINKA. Katinka was born on 8th of May and is now about
8,5 weeks old. She will move to our place within a couple of weeks. I'm
very happy to get this chance to get a little relative to my darling
Melissa. Katinkas father Bright Soul's Glad All Over is a son of
Show photos updated with a new photoalbum from the latest show!
After nearly two years without showing my girls I did it today! At the
group show (FCI groups 7, 8 & 9) in Mariehamn, Åland.
My old Irish lady Melissa (Bright Soul's Count On Me) was 4th best
bitch, BOB-veteran and finally Best In Show veteran. Melissa will be 11
in October. Nikita (Nattaset That's It) was BOB and enjoyed a run in
the showring. I also handled kennel Bright Soul's young lady Cherry
Blossom (Dioskury Diamond For Bright Soul's), she was 2nd best bitch
and got her first Finnish CC. So it was a lucky day!
More photos published! Two new albums with showphotos, see show photos
pages! Mostly Irish Setter photos, but also a few English and one
Two new photoalbums are published! Both from my trip to England in
April. One from English Setter Association Ch.show and the other one from our lovely hotel ;-)
Today we celebrate our lovely little English lady "Irina", 8 years old!
Some new pages published under SHOW
from two Swedish shows and pictures of some BOB/BOS winners from last
year. More to follow!
Hope the new year starts well for you and that it will be a smashing
Today I've made some small changes in layout and changed the firstpage
photo. And put out a photo In
Memory of Carmen.
More photos of her and my other dogs (also all who lives only in
memory) will come up soon.
Now it's a
long time since I wrote any news on my pages. But today I'm making an
effort and write some lines about the last year.
This year has
been one without showing. Feels quite strange, but also it has been a
quiet year filled with a lot of other things then dogshows. But of
course I've been visiting some shows without my own dogs. My interest
for looking at them and taking photos is still there!
twice to England to visit shows. In March it was Crufts and in August
National Gundogs, my first visit to England in summertime. Very nice
visit as always, England and the Englishmen are fantastic! As well as
they have many nice dogs to look at. I made a photo report from
National Gundog, if you have missed it... it's still up there! I have
also visited shows in Finland and Sweden several times. A photo report
from Finland is published, but unfortunately none from Sweden due to
lack of time... I hope to be able to present some photos of Swedish
This year was
also the last that I was a co-owner to the lovely English Setter boy
Leo (FinJW-01 Swannery Valucia Sparkler). He is now owned by Ria
Häkkinen, in the home he has lived in all his time in Finland.
I wish Ria all the best luck with him in the future.
was the loss of my little darling Carmen (Bright Soul's Dancing Queen),
my lovely Irish Setter lady. I lost her in October due to a pyometra.
That terrible thing that can happen to all our bitches. Carmen was only
8,5 years old, I had hoped for many lucky years with her but faith had
Now I have
only 3 girls with me. The oldie Irish Setter Melissa (Bright Soul's
Count On Me) 10 years and two English Setters: 7,5 years old Irina
(Bothwell Gone With The Wind) and 6,5 years old Nikita (Nattaset That's
It). I plan to present them better with their own photo pages.
But today I
only present new colours on my pages and a little new design with new
And of course I wish you all a
LOVELY CHRISTMAS and A SUCCESSFUL NEW YEAR!
All the best,