There are no words left, only heartbreaking sorrow. Chili had bone tumor in his front leg and I had to let him go. Now there's no more pain, run wild and free my little friend <3
Ringo 11 years old
Tampere NORD & IDS
Finally it was time for our "home show" as it was only 30 minutes drive from our home. On Saturday's NORD dog show our judge was Pirjo Aaltonen from Finland and Elmo did great
job in the ring. With beautiful critique Elmo was Best of Breed with CAC and NORD CAC. On Sunday Elmo continued his success when he was BOB with CAC and CACIB under judge
Arnstein Hagen from Norway. What a weekend for our young bleu! :)
Show weekend with Elmo
Last weekend was all about dog shows with Elmo, who is now 19 months old. On Saturday we participated in annual Finnish Basset Club's Speciality Show 2019 at Hämeenlinna. Our
breed judge was Tuula Savolainen from Finland and out of 6 bleus Elmo was BOB second year in a row! I think my face was quite priceless when I realized that Elmo did it
again. Elmo got also the title of Best Head. BOS was Elmo's sister Mimmi (CG La Petit Myrtille), who won also her first CAC!
Elmo participated again in Eleta-mother's progeny class, which was BIS3 at the end of the day. We were also part of Cazador
Grande breeder's group and we placed BIS4! Elmo was beautifully handled by Heidi Alatalo in the BIS-final without placement. Thank you Heidi for handling Elmo! :)
BIS-judge Phil Freer, Heidi and Elmo. Photo © Hansu Hyttinen
On Sunday we travelled to Ruovesi, where we participated in group show for FCI 1 & 4/6. Our judge was Marjatta Pylvänäinen-Suorsa from Finland and with great critique she placed Elmo BOB.
So 2 x Best Of Breed and 2 x CAC during one weekend, what a nice success for our young Elmo, couldn't be happier :)
Our second show for this year was Lahti international dog show and after long show break Elmo was full of energy. His performance was quite messy, but he sure had fun today :)
Elmo's placement today was 2nd Best Male with res-CAC and res-CACIB under judge Pekka Teini from Finland. Best male and BOB was Elmo's handsome brother Kettu (CG Le Petit Amour)
and BOS Hertta-sister (CG La Petite Amante).
Elmo is #1!
Today I opened a nice letter from Finnish Basset Club: Elmo is the top winning petit bleu de gascogne 2018 in Finland! :) This is truly an amazing achievement for us and
I am so thankful for all the judges that have liked Elmo as much as I do. Biggest thank you goes to Elmo's breeders for trusting him with us and always being there for us.
There has never been a dull moment with these lovely ladies, thank you Mirva and Terhi! :)
Indy 5 years old
Turku international dog shows
Elmo is now old enough to participate into intermediate class and so we travelled to Turku IDS. Our trip was successful as Elmo was Best Of Breed, got CAC and his very first
CACIB, yay! Our judge today was Taina Nygård from Finland and she really liked Elmo's noble head. Elmo showed himself also in the group finals but didn't get any success there.
Driving home in horrible snow blizzard was quite interesting, but I was so happy after our show day that it didn't matter that much :)
Elmo with Karoliina Alatalo, thanks Karo for training with Elmo!