The dogs !We have 15 active racing dogs in our kennel. Photos by Lassi Puhtimäki.
Main leader and my breeding female,
born 2007, 24 kg, 57 cm
She was the leader of my world champion broze medal team in Hamar, Norway (2011). Her father is famous open class leader dog Rusty (Egil Ellis) and her mother was open class leader Chris (Ari Laitinen). Chris is full sister of Rudi Robert’s leader and breeding male Diatz (A.Laitinen).
Main leader, female
born 2013, 23 kg, 56 cm
Sumu is the eldest daugher of Raitanen. She has taken her mom’s place as main leader of the top team. She is very wise, easy and brave dog. I almost lost her at birth, but she fight for her life and remined alive. WC silver medalist and main leader in Todmoos, 2015 and European Champion in Savalen 2016, Norway.
Sohjo alias ”Sohlo”
Swing dog or leader, female,
born 2013, 25 kg, 58 cm
She is Raitanen’s sprightly girl. She runs mainly as leader or swing dog. Sohjo loves hugs and follows me step by step where ever I go. WC silver medalist and leader in Todmoos, 2015 and European Champion in Savalen 2016, Norway.
Swing dog or leader, female
born 2013, 23 kg, 57 cm
Särmä is my fastest dog. She often takes the lead in the last day of race, when more speed is needed. Särmä hates strange handlers and especially their hats. Särmä means ”sharp edge” and describes her temperament. WC 2015 silver medalist in Todtmoos and leader of my European Champion team in Savalen 2016, Norway.
Leader or wheel, male,
born 2013, 30 kg, 63 cm
Quite often Santa has to run with her brother Sepe in wheel. Together they are a strong wheel pair. However, both boys can run succesfully as leaders, which was seen in DR4 Finnish Championship this year. WC silver medalist in Todmoos, 2015 and European Champion in Savalen 2016, Norway.
Wheel dog, male,
born 2013, 31 kg, 66 cm
Sepe runs as wheel dog or otherwise the whole team is a mess. WC silver medalist in Todmoos, 2015 and European Champion in Savalen 2016, Norway.
Swing or leader dog, female
born 2013, 24 kg, 58 cm
Louhi is an improved copy of her mother Raitanen. Very easy, eager and brave dog. My expectations are high with this dog. She will make her way up to top team.
Team dog, female,
born 2013, 23 kg, 57 cm.
Good, wise and beautiful dog.
Team dog or wheel, male,
born 2013, 30 kg, 63 cm
Finnish champion in DR4, 2015 and 2nd in 2016.