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News 2015

Finnish Winner 2015 6.12. Houndmaster Double Gold: excellent, 3rd in class
Rhodium Cash Only: excellent, 1st in class, CQ, BOS veteran -> FiVW-15
Rhodium Feel The Fire: excellent, 3rd in class, CQ
Rhodium Heaven Falls: excellent, 2nd in class, CQ
Rhodium Kram O Puss: excellent, 2nd in class, CQ
judge: Viera Staviarska, Slovakia

Helsinki Winner 2015 5.12. Houndmaster Double Gold: 4th best bitch
judge: Irina Poletaeva, Finland

Kangasala Group show 28.11. Rhodium Busy Thinking: BOB veteran
Rhodium Heaven Falls: BOB, CC, BIG 1, BIS 3
judges: Elina Haapaniemi, Finland (breed), Jari Fors, Finland (BIG), Marja Talvitie, Finland (BIS)

Jyväskylä International show 21.11. Rhodium Heaven Falls: 3rd best bitch
Rhodium Kram O Puss: excellent, 2nd in class
judge: Steven Seymour, Australia

Copenhagen Winner 2015, Vejen, Denmark, 19.9. Houndmaster Double Gold: BOS, CC, CACIB -> KBHW-15, DK CH
judge: Espen Engh (Norway)

Vantaa National all breed show 5.9. Houndmaster Double Gold: BOB, BIG 2
Rhodium Busy Thinking: 4th best male, BOB veteran
Rhodium Heaven Falls: 2nd best bitch, CC
Rhodium John D Rockerduck: 2nd best bitch, CC
Rhodium Kram O Puss: 3rd best bitch, reserve-CC
Breeders class: BOB
judges: Jasna Matejcic, Croatia (breed) & Harto Stockmari, Finland (group)

Janakkala International show 30.8. Rhodium Heaven Falls: 2nd best bitch, reserve-CC, reserve-CACIB
judge: Juha Lehtinen, Finland

Heinola National all breed show 23.8. Rhodium Heaven Falls: BOB, CC, BIG 3
Rhodium Kram O Puss: 2nd best bitsch, reserve-CC
judges: Massimiliano Manucci, Italy (breed), Reino Korpela, Finland (group)

Helsinki International show 24.7. Houndmaster Double Gold: excellent, 1st in class
Rhodium Cash Only: 2nd best bitch, BOB-veteran
judge: Liz Cartledge (UK)

Pärnu International show, Estonia, 5.7. Rhodium Fire To The Rain: 2nd best bitch, reserve-CC, reserve-CACIB
Rhodium Gone With The Gold: 3rd best male, reserve-CACIB (-> will be CACIB, -> C.I.E)
judge: Sumiko Ikeda, Japan

Congratulations Maarika and Rane for the C.I.E title!

Pärnu International show, Estonia, 4.7. Rhodium Fire To The Rain: 2nd best bitch, reserve-CC, reserve-CACIB
Rhodium Gone With The Gold: BOB, CC, CACIB, BIG 2
judge: Jelena Kruus, Estonia (breed & group)

Tuusula National all breed show 4.7. Rhodium Heaven Falls: 3rd, reserve-CC
Rhodium Kram O Puss: excellent, 2nd in class
judge: Pekka Teini

Raasepori National all breed show 28.6. Houndmaster Double Gold: BOB
Rhodium Cash Only: 3rd best bitch, BOB veteran
Rhodium Feel The Fire: 3rd best male
Rhodium Fire To The Rain: 2nd best bitch
Rhodium Golden I: 4th best bitch
Rhodium Gone With The Gold: 4th best male
Breeders class: BOB
judge: Ray Lindholm (Sweden)

Riihimäki National all breed show 7.6. Rhodium Feel The Fire: BOB, BIG 4
Rhodium Cash Only: BOS, BOB veteran, BIS 4 veteran
judges: Anna Brankovic, Serbia (breed and BIS veterans) & George Schogol, Georgia (group)

Health check results Rhodium Feel The Fire, Rhodium Fire To The Rain, Rhodium Golden I ja Rhodium Gone With The Gold passed their official veterinary health checks with excellent results:

- hearts: normal
- eyes: normal
- knees: 0/0

Helsinki International show 24.5. Rhodium Fire To The Rain: BOS, CACIB
Rhodium Gone With The Gold: 3rd best male
Rhodium John D Rockerduck: excellent, first in junior class
Rhodium Kram O Puss: 2nd best bitch, CC
Breeders class: BOB
judge: Erja Nummi

Beagle Specialty Lidköping, Sweden, 10.5. Rhodium I Believe Inmiracles: BOS
judge: Ingrid Andersson, Sweden

Lahti International show 22.3. Rhodium Feel The Fire: 2nd best male, reserve-CACIB
Rhodium Fire To The Rain: 2nd best bitch, reserve-CACIB
Rhodium Gone With The Gold: 3rd best male
Rhodium Kram O Puss: 4th best bitch, reserve-CC
Breeders class: BOB
judge: Rune Fagerström (Finland)

Tallinn International show, Estonia, 14.2. Rhodium Golden I: BOB, CC, CACIB (-> C.I.E), BIG 3
Rhodium Gone With The Gold: very good, 1st in class
judges: Kari Järvinen, Finland (breed) & George Schogol, Georgia (group)

Turku International show 24.1. Rhodium Feel The Fire: BOB, CACIB
Rhodium Fire To The Rain: 3rd best bitch, CC
Rhodium Golden I: 2nd best bitch, reserve-CACIB
Rhodium Gone With The Gold: 3rd best male
Breeders class: BOB, BIS 4
judges: Ann Carlström, Sweden (breed) & Nina Karlsdotter, Sweden (BIS breeders)

Helsinki All breed puppy show 10.1. Rhodium Klondike Gold: BOS puppy
Rhodium Kram O Kyss: 3rd in class
Rhodium Kram O Puss: BOB puppy, BIG 3
judge: Niina Huttunen, Finland

News 2014

Finnish Winner 2014 7.12. Rhodium Feel The Fire: 4th best male, reserve-CACIB
Rhodium Fire To The Rain: excellent, 1st in class, CQ
Rhodium Golden I: excellent
Rhodium I Don't Like Mondays: cannot be judged
judge: Per Lundström, Sweden

Helsinki Winner 2014 6.12. Rhodium Fire To The Rain: 4th best bitch
judge: Hans Lehtinen, Finland

Helsinki all breed puppy show 9.11. Rhodium John D Rockerduck: BOS puppy
Rhodium Kram O Kyss: 2nd in class, Honour Prize
Rhodium Kram O Puss: BOB puppy, BIG 1, BIS 3
judge: Paula Rekiranta, Finland

Beagle specialty in Åkerslund, Sweden, 28.9.2014 Rhodium I Believe Inmiracles: BOS
judge: Hans Anderson, Sweden

Grattis, Lena och Janne!

Porvoo national all breed show 14.9. Rhodium Feel The Fire: 2nd best male
Rhodium Fire To The Rain: BOB, CC
judge: Maija Mäkinen, Finland

Soolo on breedtube Our first Beagle Soolo is now on tube. The photo was taken at the Finnish Winner 2003 show where Soolo was BOB and has now been printed on 2BES®.

Beagle specialty in Åseda, Sweden, 17.8.2014 Rhodium I Believe Inmiracles: 2nd best male
judge: Eva Nielsen, Sweden

Grattis igen, Lena och Janne!

Raisio national all breed show 17.8. Rhodium Feel The Fire: 2nd best male
Rhodium Fire To The Rain: 2nd best bitch, CC
judge: Sandra Mashford, Australia

Valkeakoski national all breed show 16.8. Rhodium Feel The Fire: BOB, BIG 2
Rhodium Golden I: BOS
judge: Ligita Zake, Latvia

Bye bye, Honda Sadly and unexpectantly we had to say final goodbyes to Honda. Thank you Honda for the long journey we had together with you. You will live forever in our hearts.

World Dog Show 2014, Helsinki, 9.8. Rhodium Feel The Fire: excellent, 2nd in class
Rhodium Golden I: excellent
judges: Carlos Fernandez Renau, Spain (males) and Rafael Malo Alcrudo, Spain (bitches)

Jönköping International, Sweden, 3.8. Houndmaster Double Gold: 3rd best bitch, reserve-CACIB
Rhodium Feel The Fire: excellent, 3rd in class
Rhodium Golden I: BOB, CACIB
Rhodium Gone With The Gold: BOS, CACIB
Rhodium I Believe Inmiracles: very good, 1st in class
Breeders group: BOB
judge: Leni Finne, Finland

Jönköping International, Sweden, 2.8. Rhodium Gone With The Gold: 3rd best male
judge: Harry Tast, Finland

Jönköping International, Sweden, 1.8. Houndmaster Double Gold: 2nd best bitch, reserve-CACIB
Rhodium Feel The Fire: BOB, CACIB -> C.I.E (pending FCI confirmation)
Rhodium Golden I: excellent, 1st in class, CQ
Rhodium Gone With The Gold: very good, 3rd in class
judge: Malgorzata Wieremiejczyk-Wierzchowska, Poland

Karjaa national all breed show 5.7. Rhodium Gone With The Gold: BOS
judge: Harri Lehkonen, Finland

Congratulations for the great weekend, Maarika and Rane!

Forssa national all breed show 29.6. Rhodium Gone With The Gold: 2nd best male
judge: Maija Mäkinen, Finland

Pori International 28.6. Rhodium Feel The Fire: BOB, CACIB, BIG 3
Rhodium Golden I: BOS, CC, CACIB
judges: Dubravka Reicher, Croatia (breed) and Marja Talvitie, Finland (group)

Kotka International 15.6. Rhodium Gone With The Gold: 2nd best male, CC, reserve-CACIB
judge: Tino Pehar, Croatia

Congratulations for the CC weekend, Maarika and Rane!

Pöytyä national all breed show 14.6. Rhodium Gone With The Gold: 2nd best male, CC
judge: Marja Talvitie, Finland

Beagle specialty in Helsinki, 8.6. Rhodium Enjoying Life: BOB, CC
Rhodium Feel The Fire: BOS
Rhodium Fire To The Rain: 3rd best bitch
Rhodium Golden I: excellent, 3rd in class
Rhodium Cash Only: excellent
Rhodium Gone With The Gold: very good, 4th in class
Breeders class: BOB
judge: Catharine Linde-Forsberg, Sweden

Beagle specialty in Omberg, Sweden, 1.6.2014 Rhodium I Believe Inmiracles: BOB
judge: Morgan Wackt, Sweden

Ett stort grattis igen, Lena och Janne! Messi är så duktig!

Beagle specialty in Ullared, Sweden, 24.5.2014 Rhodium I Believe Inmiracles: 3rd best male
judge: Marie Gadolin, Sweden

Grattis Lena och Janne! Duktig Messi!

Helsinki International 11.5. Rhodium Feel The Fire: 3rd best male
Rhodium Golden I: 4th best bitch, CC
Rhodium Gone With The Gold:excellent, 2nd in class
judge: Claudio de Giuliani, Italy

Hamina International 10.5. Rhodium Feel The Fire: BOS, CC, CACIB
Rhodium Golden I: 2nd best bitch, CC, reserve-CACIB (-> will be CACIB)
judge: Irina Poletaeva, Finland

Tampere International 5.5. Rhodium Gone With The Gold: 3rd best male, reserve-CC, reserve-CACIB (-> will be CACIB)
judge: Sigrid Jarmer, Austria

Congratulations Maarika and Rane!

Beagle specialty in Broby, Sweden, 27.4.2014 Rhodium I Believe Inmiracles: 4th best male
judge: Anette Edlander, Sweden

Grattis Lena och Janne! Duktig Messi!

Kristiansand International, Norway, 16.3. Rhodium Feel The Fire: BOS, CACIB
Rhodium Golden I: 3rd best bitch, reserve-CACIB
judge: Tino Pehar, Croatia

Jyväskylä International 22.2. Rhodium Feel The Fire: 3rd best male, reserve-CC
Rhodium Golden I: very good
Rhodium Gone With The Gold: very good
judge: Gavin Robertson, Great Britain

Turku International 19.1. Rhodium Feel The Fire: 4th best male
Rhodium Golden I: 3rd best bitch, reserve-CC
judge: Kirsi Nieminen, Finland

News 2013

Christmas! We wish you all a Merry and Peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year 2014!

Helsinki Winner 2013 & Finnish Winner 2013 shows in Helsinki 13.12 & 15.12. Helsinki Winner 2013:
Rhodium Feel The Fire: 4th best male, reserve-CC, reserve-CACIB (-> will be CACIB)
Rhodium Golden I: 1st in class, CQ
Houndmaster Double Gold: 2nd best bitch, reserve-CACIB
judge: Karl-Erik Johanson, Sweden

Finnish Winner 2013:

Rhodium Feel The Fire: very good
judge: Noreen Harris, Australia

Porvoo national all breed show 15.9. Rhodium Feel The Fire: 3rd best male, reserve CC
Rhodium Enjoying Life: BOS, CC
Houndmaster Double Gold: 2nd best bitch
judge: Marjo Nygård, Finland

Puppies eight weeks Kerttu's puppies will be eight weeks tomorrow and spent today their last evening together. Eino and Luca will move into their new homes tomorrow, Messi waits a little while to move into his new home country and Pimu stays at home for now.

Kouvola national all breed show 17.8. Rhodium Feel The Fire: BOS, CC
judge: Leila Kärkäs, Finland

Pori International 28.7. Rhodium Feel The Fire: BOS, CC, CACIB
Rhodium Golden I: 2nd best bitch, reserve CC, reserve CACIB
judge: Jose Homem de Mello, Portugal

Helsinki International 26.7. Rhodium Feel The Fire: 4th best male
Rhodium Gone With The Gold: excellent, 2nd in class
Houndmaster Double Gold: excellent, 1st in class
judge: Hans van den Berg, Holland

Rane on train Rane, Rhodium Gone With The Gold, is not only the mascot of The Finnish Kennel Club, but of The Finnish Railways as well nowadays. On the videos Rane shows how dogs travel smoothly on trains. You can see the videos (in Finnish only) here and here.

Karjaa national all breed show 7.7. Rhodium Gone With The Gold: 2nd best male, CC
judge: Per Lundström, Sweden
Congratulations Rane and Maarika for Rane's first certificate!

Honkajoki group show for FCI groups 6 & 9 6.7. Rhodium Enjoying Life: BOB, CC
judge: Arvo Rajala, Finland
Congratulations Penny and Virpi! This was Penny's first show, at the age of four, and she was the only CQ prized Beagle of the day.

News from the whelping box Our I litter is quite exceptional because for the first time in our breeding history the bitch doesn't produce enough milk. The puppies hated powder milk so they have been given goat milk, which they all love. They have grown well and feel fine. All the puppies have opened their eyes and are taking their first steps in the whelping box. Kerttu is being a wonderful mother just like she was last year. Luckily she produces some milk so goat milk is not the only milk the puppies eat.

Honda 12 years Honda celebrated her 12th birthday 25.6. and is still going strong. The old lady celebrated the day with a delicious birthday bone.

Kerttu having puppies Kerttu was ultra sounded today: she's having about four puppies during week 26.

Helsinki International 12.5. Rhodium Feel The Fire: excellent, first in class
judge: Jean Westren, Irland

Hamina International 11.5. Rhodium Feel The Fire: excellent, first in class
judge: Gunnar Nyman, Denmark

Kerttu inseminated Kerttu has been successfully inseminated. According to the vet, Prado's semen was of exceptionally good quality and Kerttu an exceptionally easy bitch to inseminate. We hope all goes well and Kerttu will have puppies, for this litter will be not only her second but also her last.

Lahti International 27.4. Rhodium Feel The Fire: 3rd best male
Rhodium Golden I: 2nd best bitch, reserve CC
judge: Vladimir Piskay, Slovakia

Tallinn Winner 2013 14.4. Rhodium Gone With The Gold: BOS junior, junior CC, 2nd best male, TLNJW 2013, EE JCH
judge: Jurate Butkiene, Lithuania

Congratulations Maarika and Rane!

Puppies moving The puppies moved to the living room today. We have just bought them a new puppy fence, which we will make larger as the speed in the fence gets faster.

News from the whelping box There are six roundish and satisfied puppies in the whelping box. They have doubled their weights in a week and the heaviest ones of the boys weigh already about 750 g. Dotty is feeling fine, too, and she has plenty of milk.

Dotty on maternity leave We went to vet with Dotty to make sure there are puppies expected. The vet could see five puppies, let's see the final amount in March. Dotty has been very accurate as these puppies are due about on the same as she had her previous puppies. Dotty will return to show rings in June-July, in case she's in good show condition.

Turku International 20.1. Rhodium Feel The Fire: excellent, 1st in class
Rhodium Golden I: excellent, 1st in class
Rhodium Gone With The Gold: very good, 2nd in class
judge: Attila Czegledi, Hungary

Tarto all breed shows, Estonia, 12.-13.1. Rhodium Gone With The Gold: BOB junior, junior CC, 2nd best male
judge: Saija Juutilainen, Finland

Rhodium Gone With The Gold: BOB junior, junior CC, BOB, BIG 4, BIS junior 2
judges: Ligita Zake, Latvia (breed & group), Leni Finne, Finland (BIS junior)

Congrats Maarika and Rane! Photo: Eeva Lehtonen

News 2012

Winner 2012 shows in Helsinki This year we were at the Winner shows without dogs. The last time the dogs were left at home was 2004 but sometimes it's nice to be just a tourist. Rane the Beagle represented himself at a stand of the Finnish Beagle Club and was admired by lots of exhibitors. Genuine Rane poster decorates now walls of hundreds of Finnish homes and offices!

Rane as model of the Finnish Kennel Club Rane, Rhodium Gone With The Gold, is a celebrity: he invites people in Kennel Club's ads and banners to the Winner 2012 shows held in Helsinki in December.

Jyväskylä International, November 11th Rhodium Fire Without Smoke: 1st in puppy class
judge: Stefan Sinko, Slovenia

Helsinki all breeds puppy show, November 10th Rhodium Feel The Fire: BOS
Rhodium Fire To The Rain: 2nd in class, HP
Rhodium Golden I: BOB, BIG 2
Rhodium Gone With The Gold: 2nd in class, HP
Breeder group: ROP, BIS 2
judges: Paula Rekiranta, Finland (breed & group), Rainer Vuorinen, Finland (breeders)

Lahti all breeds puppy show, October 28th Rhodium Feel The Fire: BOS
Rhodium Golden I: BOB, BIG 2
judge: Veli-Pekka Kumpumäki, Finland

F and G puppies' puppy meeting F and G puppies had a six months puppy meeting. All puppies except Tyyne and Barney were able to come. The pups had a lot of fun, in fact so much fast fun you could only take few good photos.

P.S. The puppy gallery has been updated with summer pictures of F and G puppies.

Tervakoski International, August 26th Houndmaster Double Gold: BOS, CACIB
judge: Marie Gadolin, Sweden

Helsinki National, August 11th Houndmaster Double Gold: excellent, 1st in class, CQ, 2nd best bitch
judge: Juha Putkonen, Finland

2 x Beagle Specialty, Sæby, Denmark, July 20th-21st Houndmaster Double Gold: excellent, 4th in class, CQ
Rhodium Feel The Fire: BOS baby
judge: Jose Homem de Mello, Portugal

Houndmaster Double Gold: excellent, 2nd in class, CQ
Rhodium Feel The Fire: BOS baby
judge: Kardos Vilmos, Hungary

Karjaa International, July 8th Houndmaster Double Gold: BOB, CACIB, BIG 3
judges: Karl-Erik Johansson, Sweden (breed) and Harry Tast, Finland (group)

Honda 11 years Honda had her 11th birthday today, June 25th. Madame is still going strong. She was diagnosed with diabetes just a few weeks ago, although she isn't overweight. Honda is now on insulin replacement therapy and her blood glucose levels are normal. She eats only meats, salads and vegetables: low-carb diet has therapeutic results, too.

2 x Ballerup International, Denmark, June 16th-17th No Danish certificate for Dotty this time either. We're going to try it one more time in July, but if that trip is for nothing as well, we'll forget the Danish Champion title.

Houndmaster Double Gold: excellent, 2nd in class, CQ
Rhodium Crash Boom Bang: very good
judge: Lisbet Ramsing, Denmark

Houndmaster Double Gold: excellent, 3rd in class, CQ, 4th best bitch
Rhodium Crash Boom Bang: excellent, 4th in class, CQ
judge: Kresten Scheel, Denmark

May Day greetings Vet visited us yesterday: the puppies got their microchips and parvo vaccinations. The vet was a bit amazed by the calm attitude puppies had towards the whole thing, they couldn't have cared less. Luckily the weather has now been sunny and quite warm so the puppies have been able to go out to enjoy.

Waiting for the summer We had the very first warm day of spring during the weekend and Hannu seemed to enjoy the spring sun, too: the place for his daydream doesn't seem very pleasant but Hannu obviously thinks it is. We hope the weather gets warmer now and the yard dry so that the puppies can go out to have fun.

A girls are veterans The girls of our first litter are celebrating their eighth birthday today, March 4th. The time goes by so fast. Happy birthday girls!

Our girls in whelp are doing well and thick, as you can see in the photo!

New Year's greetings The girls decided to come to heat almost on the same January day, hopefully there will be spring puppies. If either one of the girls is in whelp, we won't be seen in show rings before summer: we won't take any unnecessary risks with the puppies' health.

News 2011

First snow of the winter First snow of the coming winter landed to Kerava on December 6th, on Finnish Independence Day. The Beagles love the snow, playing and chasing is a lot more fun on snow than on wet grass.

Helsinki Winner 2011 & Finnish Winner 2011, December 3rd-4th The traditional Winner shows in Helsinki weren't a success for us this year but they are always worth the visit. More gorgeous group finals are hard to find, and this year there was even a live band.

Hannu was with us at the shows, too, not as entered but as an example dog at "Dog show ABC". Hannu has always loved being showed and this time was no exception.

Helsinki Winner 2011
Houndmaster Double Gold: excellent, 4th in class, CQ
judge: Harry Tast, Finland

Finnish Winner 2011
Houndmaster Double Gold: 3rd best bitch
judge: Jean Pierre Achtergael, Belgium

New home, yippee! After a long search we have finally found us a new home! The house is here in Kerava and has great location: the town centre is only a kilometer from the house and from the garden gate we have straight access to park. The house is built in the 2000's so there shouldn't be much technical worries with it. The yard is partially fenced but needs of course to be fenced totally and made Beagle safe. We will move to our new home at the end of October.

Vantaa national, September 3rd Houndmaster Double Gold: 3rd best bitch
judge: Jeanette Balkan, Denmark

Kouvola national, August 20th Houndmaster Double Gold: 2nd best bitch
judge: Rafael Malo Alcrudo, Spain

Valkeakoski national, August 13th Houndmaster Double Gold: BOB, BIG 4
judge: Cindy Kerssemeijer, Holland

After vacation After vacation feelings... We had a "cabin and home vacation" and the weather was very hot during the whole time. Still haven't had luck with the house!

Miss Dotty came to heat during the vacation but her puppy plans have been rescheduled until her next heat.

Summer greetings We have had a very unbusy spring and summer so far, and the rest of the summer seems to be the same. Honda will celebrate her 10th birthday and she's still going strong. Ever since we moved to Kerava we've been looking for a house but haven't found the perfect one as yet.

For this summer we had puppy plans but unfortunately Kerttu was only phantom pregnant. Let's see if we can find the right match for Miss Dotty, she will be in heat within a month or two.

Bye bye, Lahti! A few months ago we made a decision to move back closer to Helsinki and sold our house. During the first weekend of February we will move to our new home in Kerava. There might be some delays with the Internet connections, but hopefully only short ones.

News 2010

Hund 2010, Stockholm, Sweden, December 18th Houndmaster Double Gold; 2nd best bitch
judge: Patricia Trotter, USA

Finnish Winner 2010, Helsinki, December 12th Houndmaster Double Gold; BOB, CACIB, FiW-10, BIG 2
judges: Harto Stockmari (breed) and Leni Finne (group), Finland

Helsinki Winner 2010, Helsinki, December 11th Houndmaster Double Gold; 2nd best bitch, reserve-CACIB
judge: Liliane de Ridder-Onghena, Belgium

Jyväskylä International, November 14th Houndmaster Double Gold; 2nd best bitch, reserve-CACIB
judge: Jos De Cuyper, Belgium

Lahti International, Oktober 30th Houndmaster Double Gold; 2nd best bitch, reserve-CACIB
judge: Eduardo Gonzalez, Spain

Högbo Bruk International, Sweden, September 9th Houndmaster Double Gold; BOS, CACIB -> C.I.E (subject to FCI confirmation)
judge: Dorota Witkowska, Poland

Tervakoski International, August 29th Houndmaster Double Gold; BOB, CACIB
judge: Yolanda Nagler Magal, Israel

Heinola all breeds, August 22nd Houndmaster Double Gold; BOB, BIG 2
judge: Leni Finne, Finland

Kouvola all breeds, August 21st Houndmaster Double Gold; 3rd best bitch
judge: Pekka Teini, Finland

Renovating and fencing We've been renovating the house and fencing the yard during the spring and summer. Now the dogs have a doggy room of their own upstairs, that's where they are when we're not at home. Outside the Beagles have a lot of space to play and run as the fenced yard is nearly 2000 m².

Kuopio Internationals, August 7th-8th Houndmaster Double Gold; 2nd best bitch, reserve-CACIB
Rhodium Cash Only; excellent
judge: Gert Christensen, Denmark

Houndmaster Double Gold; 3rd best bitch, reserve-CACIB
Rhodium Cash Only; BOB, CACIB, BIG 4
judges: Marja Talvitie, Finland (breed) and Jose Homem de Mello, Portugal (group)

The Very Special Show, Ringe, Denmark, July 24th Houndmaster Double Gold; 3rd best bitch
Rhodium Cash Only; very good
judge: Elly Vervoort, Holland

Mäntsälä all breeds, July 17th Houndmaster Double Gold; BOB, BIG 3
judges: Kirsi Nieminen, Finland (breed) and Paavo Mattila (group)

World Dog Show 2010 in Denmark and Aussie visitor Dotty's breeder Sue from Perth, Australia, visited us for two weeks and with her we travelled to Herning, Denmark, to the World Dog Show 2010.

Houndmaster Double Gold; excellent, 4th in class
Rhodium Cash Only; excellent
judge: John Finnich Pedersen, Denmark

Kotka International, June 20th Houndmaster Double Gold; BOS, CACIB
judge: Annukka Paloheimo, Finland

Järvenpää all breeds, May 30th Houndmaster Double Gold; 2nd best bitch
judge: Arvi Ellmen, Finland

Hamina International, May 23rd Houndmaster Double Gold; very good
Rhodium Cash Only; very good
judge: Tapio Eerola, Finland

Helsinki International, May 22nd Rhodium Crash Boom Bang; 2nd best dog, reserve-CACIB
Rhodium Cash Only; 2nd best bitch, reserve-CACIB
judge: Piotr Krol, Poland

Lahti International, April 25th Houndmaster Double Gold; BOB, CACIB
Rhodium Cash Only; 3rd best bitch
judge: Juhani Lappi, Finland

Best In Show news Australia Soolo's daughter, Dotty's sister Aust Ch Houndmaster Gold'n Genes, "Genie", has won Best In Show
at a Championship Show by the Hound Club of Western Australia.

Tampere International, March 20th Houndmaster Double Gold; BOB, CC, CACIB, BIG 2
Rhodium Cash Only; 2nd best bitch, reserve-CACIB
tuomari: Knut-Sigurd Willberg, Norway/Great Britain

Helsinki all breeds puppy show, January 10th Rhodium Echoes Of Time; BOB, BIG 1
judge: Juha Palosaari, Finland

News 2009

Nordic Winner 2009, Helsinki, December 13th Houndmaster Double Gold; 2nd best bitch, reserve CC, reserve CACIB
Rhodium Cash Only; excellent, 2nd in class
judge: Kirsti Lummelampi, Finland

Finnish Winner 2009, Helsinki, December 12th Houndmaster Double Gold; BOS, CC, CACIB, FiW-09
Rhodium Cash Only; excellent, 2nd in class
judge: Svend Lövenkjaer, Denmark

Helsinki all breeds puppy show, December 5th Rhodium Echoes Of Time; BOB, BIG 1
judge: Veli-Pekka Kumpumäki, Finland

"Hulda" is co-owned with Ritva Näräkkä and she lives in Helsinki with her aunt Maisa.

Turku International, November 29th Houndmaster Double Gold; 3rd best bitch, reserve CC
Rhodium Cash Only; 2nd best bitch, reserve CACIB
judge: Noreen Harris, Australia

Jyväskylä International, November 22nd Houndmaster Double Gold; BOB, CC, CACIB, BIG 3
Rhodium Cash Only; very good
judges: Dianne Jolly, Australia (breed) and Soile Bister, Finland (group)

Tartu International, Estonia, November 8th Rhodium Cash Only; excellent, reserve CACIB
judge: Mihaela Frangopol, Romania

Tartu International, Estonia, November 7th Rhodium Cash Only; 3rd best bitch, reserve CACIB
judge: Jose Homem de Mello, Portugal

Seinäjoki International, October 24th Rhodium Cash Only; 3rd best bitch, reserve CACIB
judge: Siv Bengtson, Sweden

Another champion news from Australia Another of Soolo's Aussie daughters, Dotty's sister Houndmaster Gold'n Genes, "Genie", has become Australian champion in August.

Vantaa National, September 6th Houndmaster Double Gold; 3rd best bitch, CC
Rhodium Cash Only; 2nd best bitch
judge: Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen, Finland

Tervakoski International, August 30th Rhodium Cash Only; BOS, CACIB
judge: Jef Verrees, Belgium

Baltic Winner 2009, Tallinn, Estonia, August 22nd Houndmaster Double Gold; BOB, CC, CACIB, BALTW-09
Rhodium Cash Only; 2nd best bitch, reserve CACIB
tuomari: Luis Catalan, Portugal

Toe patient Hannu Hannu's V toe had to be amputated on Friday, July 24th; he accidentally broke his toe and as the toe and the very
sore ligaments didn't heal the expected way, the best choice for the recovery of the young and speedy dog was to amputate the toe.

On Saturday 25th we had our first check visit at the vet and the wound was very neat and healing had begun well.
Hannu is now on a long sick leave and will need rehabilitation and physiotherapy.

Trip to the Very Special Show in Jels, Denmark, July 14th-18th Our trip to the Very Special Show was truly Very Special; Dotty's results in the show rings were superb. We visited also the town of Flensburg in Germany. We added some pictures from the VSS Camp, happenings, Jels and Flensburg in the photo gallery.

Here are Dotty and Kerttu's show results:

CC show, July 17th (149 entries):
Houndmaster Double Gold: BOS, CC
Rhodium Cash Only: excellent
judge: Hans van den Berg, the Netherlands

VSS, July 18th (161 entries):
Houndmaster Double Gold: second best bitch, CC
Rhodium Cash Only: excellent
judge: Charles P. Herendeen, USA

Hyvinkää National, July 5th Rhodium Cash Only; 2nd best bitch
judge: Riitta Lahtovaara, Finland

Tuusula National, July 5th Houndmaster Double Gold; BOB, CC, BIG 1
Rhodium Cash Only; 3rd best bitch
tuomari: Dianne Tyssen, New Zealand

Helsinki International, May 24th Houndmaster Double Gold; BOB, CC, CACIB, BIG 3
judges: Lisbeth Mach, Switzerland (breed) and Petr Rehanek, Czech Republic (group)

Champion news from Australia Soolo's daughter, Dotty's sister Houndmaster Finnish Gold, "Finn", has become Australian Champion in April. Finn is owned by her breeder Sue Freshwater.

Moving to Lahti city We will move to Lahti in June. Both the house and property will be bigger than the ones we own now. The most challenging thing of all will be the fencing of the property.

Lahti International, April 26th Rhodium Crash Boom Bang; 3rd best dog, CACIB
Houndmaster Double Gold; BOS, CC, CACIB
judge: Hassi Assenmacher-Feyel, Germany

Puppy news from Sweden, April 11th Hannu and Nelly's puppies were born at kennel Trewelyn, two dogs and a bitch.

Hausjärvi group show, April 4th Rhodium Crash Boom Bang; BOS, CC
Rhodium Cash Only; BOB, CC, BIG 1, BIS 3
Houndmaster Double Gold; 2nd best bitch, reserve CC
juges: Harri Lehkonen, Finland (breed & group), Marja Talvitie, Finland (BIS)

Hannu's Swedish visitor, February 6th-8th Trewelyn Gwenella and her breeder made a successful mating visit to Hannu during the weekend.
Hannu and Nelly's puppies are expected to be born at kennel Trewelyn during Easter.

D litter meeting, January 17th Six out of eight D pups met each other at our place and they had a lot of fun!
We all had a very nice day and it was a pleasure to see the merry youngsters
and their pleased owners.

News 2008

Finnish Winner 2008 show, December 14th Rhodium Crash Boom Bang; 4th best dog, reserve-CACIB
Rhodium Cash Only; excellent, 1st in class
Houndmaster Double Gold; 2nd best bitch, CC, Finnish Junior Winner 2008
judge: Jukka Kuusisto, Finland

Jyväskylä International show, November 22nd Rhodium Crash Boom Bang; excellent, 1st in class
Houndmaster Double Gold; CC, BOS
judge: John Wauben, the Netherlands

At home again, November 7th After being two days at the hospital Minna is at home again. The prolapse operation went well and the patient is feeling a lot better than before the operation. Everything has to be taken very easy on the six weeks sick leave.

Back operation ahead, October 24th Minna has intervertebral disc prolapse and must be therefore operated within two-three weeks. She had the same of kind of prolapse less than a year ago and that caused the paralysis of her left foot.

Porvoo National show, September 13th Rhodium Crash Boom Bang; CC, BOS
Houndmaster Double Gold; HP, BOB puppy
Rhodium Cash Only; 2nd best bitch, CC
judge: Saija Juutilainen, Finland

Valkeakoski National show, August 23rd Rhodium Crash Boom Bang; 3rd best dog, reserve-CC
Rhodium Cash Only; 2nd best bitch, reserve-CC
judge: Juha Putkonen, Finland

Lahti Puppy show, August 10th Houndmaster Double Gold; BOS puppy
judge: Markku Mähönen, Finland

Kuopio International shows, August 1st-3rd August 1st
Rhodium Cash Only; BOB, CC
judge: Hans Lehtinen, Finland

August 2nd
Rhodium Crash Boom Bang; 2nd best dog, CC
Rhodium Cash Only; 2nd best bitch, CC
judge: Ove Germundsson, Sweden

August 3rd
Rhodium Crash Boom Bang; BOS, CC
Rhodium Cash Only; BOB, CC, BIG 4
judge: Jose Homem de Mello, Portugal

Show news from Australia Soolo's Aussie puppies have had a great show start against older classes:
Houndmaster Finnish Gold; Challenge Bitch, Best Minor Puppy in Hound Group
Houndmaster Golden Genes; Reserve Challenge Bitch, Best Puppy in Hound Group

The Very Special Show of the Danish Beagle Club, July 19th Rhodium Crash Boom Bang; excellent
Rhodium Cash Only; excellent, 3rd in class
judge: John D. Green, New-Zealand

Mäntsälä-Järvenpää National show, June 29th, and Swedish guests Rhodium Cash Only; 2nd best bitch, CC
judge: Leni Finne, Finland

Annica Lindström from kennel Trewelyn, Sweden, visited us after the show.
Annica had Trewelyn Tamoretta, Trewelyn Thessaloniki and Trewelyn Titbit Of Gold with her.

Welcome to Finland, Dotty! One of Soolo's frozen Australian puppies came to us June 4th. Dotty, Houndmaster Double Gold, flew a long way from Perth to Helsinki.

Jyväskylä International show, April 19th Rhodium Crash Boom Bang; 2nd best dog, CC
judge: Steven H. Seymour, Australia

Tampere International show, March 15th Rhodium Crash Boom Bang; 3rd best dog, reserve-CC
judge: Gerardo Paolucci, Argentina

Puppy news from Australia Soolo has frozen puppies (one dog and three bitches) at Houndmaster. The proud mom is Houndmaster Pure Goldn.

News 2007

Nordic Winner 2007 show, Stockholm (Sweden), December 16th Rhodium Crash Boom Bang; 1st prize in junior class, class winner, CQ, NordJW-07
Rhodium Cash Only; 1st prize in junior class, 3rd in class
judge: Keke Kahn, USA

Finnish Winner 2007 show, December 8th Rhodium Crash Boom Bang; excellent 1st in junior class, FinJW-07
Rhodium Cash Only; excellent 1st in junior class, reserve CC, FinJW-07
Rhodium Busy Thinking; very good 4th in open class
judge: Stephen Wheeler, Sweden

Helsinki puppy show, November 25th Rhodium Crash Boom Bang; BOS puppy
Rhodium Cash Only; BOB puppy, BIG 1, BIS 1
Rhodium Check In; 2nd best bitch puppy
judge: Saija Juutilainen, Finland (breed & group & BIS)

Espoo puppy show, November 3rd Rhodium Crash Boom Bang; BOB puppy, BIG 1, BIS 4
Rhodium Cash Only; BOS puppy
judges: Juha Putkonen, Finland (breed & group), Zidy Munsterhielm-Ehnberg, Finland (BIS)

Hyvinkää puppy show, September 29th Rhodium Crash Boom Bang; BOS puppy
Rhodium Cash Only; BOB puppy, BIG 1
judges: Anne-Marie Beenen-Slyuters, the Netherlands (breed), Hassi Assenmacher-Feyel, Germany (group)

Helsinki puppy show, September 15th Rhodium Crash Boom Bang; BOS puppy
Rhodium Cash Only; BOB puppy, BIG 1, BIS 3
judges: Paula Rekiranta, Finland (breed), Marja Talvitie, Finland (group & BIS)

Vantaa all breeds, September 1st Rhodium Busy Thinking; best dog 2, CC
judge: Saija Juutilainen, Finland

The same day we visited Hannu and Kerttu's sister Lyyli in Helsinki as well.

Helsinki puppy show, August 12th Rhodium Cash Only; BOB puppy, BIG 2
judge: Raisa Savander, Finland

Rhodium Crash Boom Bang was entered but not shown because of an infection in his eye.

VSS 2007 in Vildbjerg, Denmark We made a quick visit to the Very Special Show of the Danish Beagle Club. About 190 Beagles were entered both days. Friday's best Beagles were chosen by Mr. Gavin Robertson from Great-Britain. The best Beagles of the VSS on Saturday were chosen by the breed specialist, Ms. Leanne Coffey from Australia (Beagelee Beagles).

Due to a busy schedule our trip was hard but very rewarding. Thanks to Eeva, Marjukka and the new Dutch acquaintances for the nice fellowship! Some VSS photos have been added in the photo gallery.

Mosse in a new home Mosse, Rhodium Back for Good, has moved to a new home.

Soolo in memoriam Our very much beloved Soolo passed away yesterday evening, far too soon and completely unexpected.

Tommerup Beagle specialty, Denmark, February 18th Daragoj Solid Gold; working class 1st prize, class winner, CQ, senior class 1st prize, 3rd in class, CQ
judge: Göran Bodegård, Sweden

Odense International, Denmark, February 17th Daragoj Solid Gold; working class 1st prize, 2nd in class, senior class 1st prize, 3rd in class
judge: Hans Lehtinen, Finland

News 2006

Bye bye Story! Our very much beloved Story went over the rainbow bridge today.

Finnish Winner 2006, December 10th Daragoj Solid Gold; BOS, BOB veteran, FinW-06
Rhodium Back For Good; Very good 2
Rhodium Busy Thinking; Very good 2
Rhodium By All Means; Excellent 4
judge: Guy Spagnolo, Australia

Porvoo all breeds, September 9th Daragoj Solid Gold; Best dog 3, BOB veteran
Rhodium Back For Good; Very good 1
Rhodium Busy Thinking; Very good 2
Rhodium Acid Proof; Very good 3
judge: Diana Spavin, Great Britain

Ossi guest starring Ossi, Rhodium Bacon Breakfast, will stay with us for a long while for his owner is working abroad.

We moved it! Järvenpää became our new home town and we're all enjoying us in our new home.
The Beagles love the big, fenced yard!

Mäntsälä all breeds, July 22nd Daragoj Solid Gold; BOB, BOB veteran
Rhodium Back For Good; Best dog 3, res-CC
Rhodium And Proud Of It; BOS, CC
Rhodium By All Means; Very good 1
Rhodium By The Way; Good
judge: Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen, Finland

Helsinki all breeds, July 15th Rhodium And Proud Of It; BOS, CC
judge: Juha Lehtinen, Finland

Move it, move it! We will move into our own house at the end of July. Looking forward to that...

European Winner 2006, June 9th Daragoj Solid Gold; BOB veteran, EVW-06
judge: Kari Järvinen, Finland

Lahti International, April 22nd Daragoj Solid Gold; BOB Veteran
Rhodium Acid Proof; Best bitch 4, reserve CC
judge: Lotte Jørgensen, Denmark

Story's birthday, March 30th Our Grand Old Lady Story celebrates her 13th birthday today!

Tampere International, March 18th Daragoj Solid Gold; BOB veteran
Rhodium Acid Proof; very good 2
judge: Barbara Larska, Poland

Helsinki Puppy Show, February 26th Rhodium Back For Good; BOB puppy, BIG 2
Rhodium By All Means; BOS puppy
judge: Tuula Savolainen, Finland

Turku International, January 21st Daragoj Solid Gold; Best dog 3, BOB veteran
judge: Will de Vries-Hoogland, the Netherlands

News 2005

Nordic Winner 2005, December 18th Daragoj Solid Gold; BOB, BOB Veteran, NordW-05, BIG 4
judge: Riitta Lahtovaara, Finland

Finnish Winner 2005, December 17th Daragoj Solid Gold; Best Dog 4, BOB Veteran
judge: Gunnar Nymann, Denmark

Jyväskylä International, November 20th Daragoj Solid Gold; BOS, BOB Veteran
judge: Ursula Nielsen, Sweden

Porvoo all breeds, September 10th Daragoj Solid Gold; BOS, BOB Veteran
Rhodium Acid Proof; Best Bitch 3, reserve CC
Rhodium Absolute Zero; very good 4
Rhodium And Proud Of It; good
judge: Jukka Kuusisto, Finland

August 16th Seven bicoloured puppies were born.

Hyvinkää all breeds, July 3rd Rhodium And Proud Of It; Best Bitch 2, reserve CC
judge: Riitta Lahtovaara, Finland

Lahti International, April 23rd Daragoj Solid Gold; BOS, CACIB
judge: Harry Tast, Finland

News 2004

Jyväskylä International, November 21st Daragoj Solid Gold; Best Dog 2, reserve CACIB
Gold Line's Olympic Sprinter; Best Bitch 4
judge: Mogens Slot Hansen, Denmark

Riihimäki Puppy Show, September 5th Rhodium Acid Proof; BOB -puppy
judge: Kirsi Nieminen, Finland
photo: Anne Äyräs

Kuopio International, August 8th Daragoj Solid Gold; BOB, CACIB
judge: Leni Nousiainen, Finland

Kuopio All breeds, August 7th Daragoj Solid Gold; BOB
judge: Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen, Finland

Kotka International, June 20th Daragoj Solid Gold; BOB, CACIB, BIG 4
judge: Arja Koskelo, Finland

Helsinki International, May 23rd Daragoj Solid Gold; Best Dog 2, reserve CACIB
judge: Miroslav Zidar, Slovenia

Lahti International, April 24th Daragoj Solid Gold; BOB, CACIB, BIG 3
judge: John D. Green, New Zealand

Tampere International, March 20th Daragoj Solid Gold; Best Dog 3
judge: Juha Lehtinen, Finland

Show Results 2001-2003

Soolo and Honda's best show results in 2003:

	Helsinki        7.12, Finnish Winner 2003
	Soolo           BOB, CACIB, FINW-03 	  	  	  	 
	Honda           CACIB 	  	  	  	 
	judge:          Gitta Ringvall, Finland

	Tallinn, Estonia 23.8, Baltic Winner 2003
	Soolo            BOB, CC, CACIB, BALTW-03 	  	  	  	 
	Honda            Best Bitch 2 	  	  	  	 
	judge:           Jorma Silta, Finland
	Due to the cruise timetable back to Finland, we didn't stay for the group finals.

	Liperi          16.8, all breeds
	Soolo           BOB BIG 2 	  	 
	Honda           BOS 	  	  	  	 
	judge:          Leni Nousiainen, Finland
	group judge:    Leni Nousiainen, Finland

	Kuopio          9.8, all breeds
	Soolo           BOB BIG 2 	  	 
	Honda           Excellent 2 	  	  	  	 
	judge:          Deidre Dineen, Ireland
	group judge:    Ritva Raita, Finland
	
	Mikkeli         26.7, International
	Soolo           BOB, CACIB 	  	  	  	 
	Honda           BOS, CC, CACIB 	  	  	  	 
	judge:          Markku Mähönen, Finland

	Rovaniemi       21.6, all breeds
	Soolo           Excellent 2 	  	  	  	 
	Honda           BOS, CC 	  	  	  	 
	judge:          Geoff Kill, Australia

	Joensuu         24.5, all breeds
	Soolo           Excellent 1 	  	  	  	 
	Honda           BOS, CC 	  	  	  	 
	judge:          Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen, Finland

	Leppävirta      17.5, all breeds
	Soolo           BOB 	  	  	  	 
	Honda           Reserve-CC 	  	  	  	 
	judge:          Rita van Mechelen, Belgium
	
	Turku           25.1, International
	Soolo           Excellent 3 	  	  	  	 
	Honda           CC 	  	  	  	 
	judge:          Patricia Clayton, Great-Britain

	Kajaani         5.1, all breeds
	Soolo           Excellent 2 	  	  	  	 
	Honda           BOS, CC 	  	  	  	 
	judge:          Arvi Ellmén, Finland

Soolo and Honda's best show results in 2002:

	Kajaani         6.1, International
	Soolo           BIG 4 & CACIB

	Tohmajärvi      7.4, group show
	                for FCI groups 5 & 6 & 8
	Soolo           BIG 2, Honda Best Bitch 2

	Polvijärvi      27.4, group show
	                for FCI groups 1 & 6
	Soolo           BIG 2, Honda BOS and CC

	Joensuu         26.5, International
	Soolo           BIG 5 & CACIB, Honda Honour Prize

	Iisalmi         28.7, all breeds
	Soolo           BIG 3, Honda BOS and CC

	Joensuu         17.8, all breeds
	Soolo           BIS 4, Honda BOS

Soolo's best show results in 2001:

	* 1 x BIS 3
	* 4 x BIG 1
	* 1 x BIG 2
	* 2 x BIG 3
	* 1 x BIG 4
	* 1 x BIG 5
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