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1st of July, 2011 - Lastsong Kennels

Well it's official! We are now known as "Lastsong Kennels" and we're very excited to be the second Finnish Lapphund kennel in South Australia. Over the next few weeks, this blog will be changing into a website for our kennel.

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17th of June, 2011 - A long, long weekend of showing

Last weekend was a long weekend, so we spent all three days out in the ring because there's no obedience on a weekend that's a public holiday. Saturday was the Spitz Breeds Show, Sunday another group specialty and Monday an all-breeds show.

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5th of June, 2011 - Akira has graduated

The day we never thought would come has arrived, and Akira has graduated from grade 1 to grade 2 in obedience. She's been so good lately and I knew it would be graduation today, but Akira started off naughty and I knew we'd blown our chance.

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28th of May, 2011 - First Points!

Halo achieved her first points towards her championship today with a Runner Up Best of Breed to Comet (Kalevi Blessed in Wonder). She was a really good girl and strutted her stuff in the ring and stood nicely. Very proud of the little munchkin.

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21st of May, 2011 - Another busy weekend

We've had another busy weekend this weekend and it's not even over yet! We started off yesterday with agility and Akira is starting to get good at it. She's really enjoying it as well so she doesn't run off anymore and if she does, she recalls straight away.

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8th of May, 2011 - Well done Halo!

Am really proud of Miss Halo today, because she graduated from Puppy class at obedience today at only five and a half months. Akira didn't manage it until she was seven months old. Halo works so well and she's such a pleasure to train.

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2nd of May, 2011 - Herding and Sledding

Yesterday Scott and I went different directions and took the dogs to two different events. Scott took Akira up through the hills to Big Flat in Mount Crawford for a sledding training day and I took Halo to the Working Dogs show and the herding Come and Try day at SACA Park.

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26th of April, 2011 - Home from Mt Gambier

We have had a fantastic long weekend with good friends in Mt Gambier for five shows in four days over the Easter break. We went up on Thursday night and camped for four nights while Halo competed against her sister for the first time.

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17th of April, 2011 - This weekend

Both Akira and Halo have had a pretty awesome weekend. I am so proud of both of the munchkins.

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10th of April, 2011 - Agility and Obedience

We have been back to a few agility classes now and I am so proud of how Akira is doing. She seems to be really listening now and is definitely enjoying it.

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8th of March, 2011 - Halo's first show

Halo had her first show on Friday and Saturday night - Ladies Kennel Club. She did exceptionally well in breed on Friday and gaited beautifully, getting Baby Puppy of Breed. However in group she was ready to play and wouldn't stand still. Saturday was the opposite - naughty in breed, great in group.

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13th of February, 2011 - Back to work

Well we're finally back to obedience for the year. Akira's having a few issues concentrating at the moment which has been put down to the fact that she wants to go back to Halo the entire time. Hopefully she'll get passed that soon.

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5th of February, 2011 - The last week

Well Halo has settled in extremely well and though we have to continuously supervise her and Akira on play time, we're starting to feel confident that it won't be the case for too long.

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28th of January, 2011 - Welcome Home Halo!

Well our little cheeky monkey flew in from Melbourne two days ago, so it was a very happy Australia Day for us. Scott and I picked her up from the airport at just before 4pm and she has settled in so fast, it's like she's always been here.

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23rd of January, 2011 - Nearly there!

Hard to believe that time has gone so fast and Halo comes home next week! Not sure which day exactly yet - we're hoping for Wednesday, but it could be Thursday.

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6th of January, 2011 - Our visit to Taigakoira

We went and visited Taigakoira on Monday. We had a blast! We were greeted by Bear and Sohvi going nuts when we got to the door, and as we walked in we got the first peak of the puppies!

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27th of November, 2010 - Puppy Pics

Here's the very first pic of our puppy. No clue which one is ours yet, of course. We won't know until January.

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26th of November, 2010 - Welcome to the World!

Welcome to the world little Halo! Our little girl was born today (or perhaps yesterday) sometime between 11pm last night and 2:15am this morning.

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19th of November, 2010 - Agility

Akira had her first agility lesson today. We both had a fantastic time! We got there and she had a run around the dog park, and then I tied her up to a stake and helped set up.

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18th of November, 2010 - Welcome

My world is fairly simple. It revolves around my work, my uni and my family. My family means my partner, Scott, and our dogs. Currently only one dog at this time, but it will hopefully be two in January.

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