2017 certainly produced some terrific wins, including a well-deserved Best in Specialty Show win under Finnish breed Specialist Saara Sampakoski at the Finnish Lapphund Club of Victoria's annual Championship Show. Taavi received the following critique:
"...Excellent type, Excellent proportions, Excellent head & expression, Lovely cushioned muzzle, Excellent ears, Excellent bones, Excellent coat quality, Excellent movement..."
Taavi was also awarded Reserve Best of Breed at the Adelaide Royal Show and Reserve Dog Challenge at the Royal Melbourne Show. We are so delighted with these awards, and thank the judges who thought so highly of Taavi!
Taavi has a wonderful temperament true to the Finnish Lapphund type, and has been complimented many a time on his beautiful "teddy-bear" like expression. In March 2016, Taavi passed his assessment tests to become a "Delta Therapy Dog" and is now able to offer comfort to the elderly and infirm. This is true testament to his calm, relaxed demeanor!
He has undergone hip and elbow testing and we are pleased to report he has a score of 0/0 for both (Grade A in international scoring). We are also pleased to announce Taavi is pra-cd clear. Taavi also underwent a full heart screening late 2015 and passed the health tests with flying colours.
Taavi has recently been motility tested and has a motility score of 95%. He is certainly the full picture of a healthy and virile dog, who is maturing splendidly. We look forward to what the future holds!
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|Pedigree for BISS Ch. Taigakoira Buoremus Davvir PT|
|Sire : Ch Herding Instincts Nakke Nakuttaja (Imp Swe)||S: HERDING INSTINCTS ANAKIN SYWALKER||S: FI UCH NO UCH SE UCH Paukapää Vempula|
|D: Girongårdens Pärlan|
|D: DAGOLAS ELYSEE||S: FI UCH Dagolas Bullero|
|D: Suursaaren Yanita|
|Dam : Ch Watersedge Little Black Dress||S: Grand Ch. Watersedge Alias Aleksi (IID)||S: FNL. LTU. Ch. Fidelis Alias Amicus (FNL)|
|D: Aust. Ch. Fidelis Haltiatar (imp FNL)|
|D: Theldaroy KissMe It's Ezy (IID)||S: Fidelis Esaias (FNL)|
|D: Aust. Ch. Fidelis Gratia Finnica (imp FNL)|