MULTI-GROUP PLACING AM CAN CH PEIKKOVUOREN RUSKA, HIC, "RUSKA"

SHOW RECORD HIGHLIGHTS

 

In Canada:

 

#2 bitch in 2011

Group placing

 Pointed towards Gr Ch

 

In the United States

 

BOS at Westminster in 2012 (first year the breed qualified to be shown)

#1 bitch in AKC breed points in 2011

Group placement as a class bitch in 2011

 

First female to place in group in both Canada and the US!

MEET MY TEAM

 

Handling Team:

 

Currently owner-handled

 Shaunna Bernardin (Canada and US) - handling until retirement (2013)

 

Shaunna and the Wags to Whiskers team continue to help us with grooming Ruska.

 

Owners:

Dr. Nicole Prokopishyn and Leeza Friedman-Prokopishyn

 

Breeders:

Taina Meittinen and Ari Friman

 

STORIES ABOUT ME

 

Ruska was our first Finnish import from Taina Miettinen and Ari Friman (Peikkovuoren).  Nicole flew down to meet Taina, who was visiting the US. We were in love from the moment we saw the first photos of her. We felt so lucky that a Finnish breeder would trust us with this wonderful dog, and really motivated to give her a good life in every way, and show her off to other people.

 

Ruska is our best swimmer.  We keep a life jacket on her while on boats, not because she cannot swim, but so we have a handle to bring her back on the boat after she takes a swim. Ruska swims circles around the boat, until she is bored and then comes back alongside so she can come in for a rest. She also licks the fish we catch, to signal that "this is my fish." She seems quite disappointed when he throw the smaller fish back in the water.

 

Ruska is also a mouser, a trait shared by many of our Lappies. Ruska was the first, and has taught all the others. Because Leeza threw out the first mouse Ruska caught, which was given to Leeza as a gift, Leeza has not received any more mice. Leeza fully accepts not being worthy of Ruska's gifts anymore.  In the country, mousing has been a valuable skills at our home.

 

Ruska is a natural show dog. Some of that is her structure, some of that is her personality, training, and showing skill. What is amazing is that she has passed these traits to her offspring, no matter which sire we use for a litter. She is a strong, feisty, female Lappy in every way.  Ruska has won more BOS awards in Canada than we can count, and often gives the boys a run for their money, winning BOB wins too.

 

As a mother, Ruska is legendary. Although she was our 3rd Finnish Lapphund, Ruska became our foundation girl. She is now retired from breeding. Ruska helped establish a unique line at our kennel for which we have become known world wide. Ruska's son, Odin (BIS RBIS MBPIS Am Gr Ch Can Gr Ch Bearspaw Sampo, HIC) has enjoyed great success in the show ring as a breed record setter and ambassador. Ruska's legacy continues in her children and grandchildren, who are now entering the gene pool and the show rings.

 

Ruska is shown selectively in conformation, including in the veterans class. The veterans class in Canada is not an official class. It is offered as a special event at some shows.

HEALTH RESULTS

 

HEALTH TESTING RESULTS

 

HIPS: OFA GOOD (B)

ELBOWS: OFA NORMAL (0/0)

PATELLAE: OFA NORMAL (0/0)

EYES: NORMAL (WINTER 2014)

PRA: CARRIER (GENOSCOPER TEST)

POMPE (GSD II): NORMAL (LABOKLIN TEST)

 

PEDIGREE

 

FIN24720/04

 

Sire:

C.I.B FIN CH PMV-05 V-08 LUMITURPA OTSO

 

#1 in breed 2009 in Finland

Best Veteran in Show winner

Specialty Show Winner

 

HIPS: A

Eyes: Normal

PRA: Carrier, non-affected

 

FIN35115/05

 

Dam:

FIN CH PEIKKOVUOREN HATTIVATTI

 

HIPS: A

Eyes: Normal

PRA: Non-carrier

 

FIN27965/01

 

POMPPARINNIITYN SINGER

 

Hips: A

Eyes: Normal

 

FIN25087/02

 

FIN CH LUMITURPA OIKKU

 

Hips: A

Eyes: Normal

PRA: Carrier,

non-affected

 

FIN25515/03

 

FIN CH PEIKKOVUOREN DAHMATASSU

 

Hips: A

Eyes: Normal

 

FIN40618/96

 

FIN CH KOTIKULMAN ODESSA

 

Hips: B

Eyes: Normal

SF24714/93, DIELKU

HIPS: C/A

EYES: NORMAL

PATELLAE: NORMAL

FIN43801/96,  FIN LV EE RU CH STAALON KAS KUMMAA

HIPS:A EYES: NORMAL, PATELLAE: NORMAL

FIN38365/00,

FIN CH LECIBSIN HUKKAPUTKI

HIPS: C

EYES: NORMAL

FIN30335/99

FIN CH SEV-08 LUMITURPA KYLMÄNKUKKA

HIPS: B/C

EYES: NORMAL

FIN37955/00

FIN CH LUMITURPA TAATSI

HIPS: C

EYES: NORMAL

FIN20194/98 FIN CH LECIBSIN HÄMMINKI

HIPS: C  EYES: NORMAL

SF05298/90

 

C.I.B POHJ FIN SE NO EE CH V-91 V-92 V-93 V-94 V-95 EEV-93

LECIBSIN CATIANO

 

Hips: A, Eyes: Normal PATELLAE: Normal

SF50890/94

 

KOTIKULMAN POHJANAKKA

 

HIPS: A

EYES: NORMAL

SF04922/88, RISUKARHIN SIRMA

SF29335/89, TAAMOTTU NIEIDA

SF16484/87

KIMMO

SF30451/89

FIN EE CH BERNOBAN HELLEENA

FIN36931/96 C.I.B FIN EE PL CH V-99 EUV-00 EEV-99 PL&PZSG00 LECIBSIN HURMURI HUKKA

FIN13844/98, LECIBSIN HUIVI

FIN37567/96,

LUMITURPA TYYNE

SF32558/93, FIN CH PMV-97 V-01 V-02 LUMITURPA NÖRRI

FIN34951/98, FIN CH STENSEITENS OTSO

SF19372/92, LUMITURPA GREIVITÄR

SF22376/94, LECIBSIN TOIVO

FIN15806/95, LECIBSIN HÖSSÖ

SF06753/87

NAAVAPIRTIN NUUSKA

SF30604/87

LECIBSIN COLINA

SF32490/89

C.I.B FIN SE DK EE NO CH EEV-95 VDHEUSG94 TSINGHUAN KULLERVO

SF21888/92

FIN EE CH MV-98 PMV-97 LUMITURPA JUULIA

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