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Vicway Forever "Rosi" 1.5.1996-27.12.2008

More sad news. I truly hope this ends the time of the great losses.

"Rosi" was quite suddenly taken away by cancer. She started to have trouble with breathing at Christmas time and it was clear that it was her time to go.

"Rosi" was almos unbeatable during her time in the showring. Top Welsh in Finland during her whole active career. Latest title taken at the European Winner show in Helsinki 2006. She is a multiple group winner and Top Showdog 13th out of all breeds in Finland in 1998.

She was a gentle and super smart lady able to plan little "tricks" to surprise everybody. She truly loved attention and admiration and always showed just by herself in a showring. She was also a talented agility dog holding the title of Agility Champion.

She was always super with kids and puppies, own and foreign.

She is greatly missed by the people in our home and also by her daughter Ch EuW-06 Vicway Firefly and grandson FinJW-08 FinW-08 Vicway Balrog.

Below is the last photo taken of "Rosi" just a few days before she had to leave us.

Ch Vicway Forever "Rosi"

Christmas Wishes 2008

Vicway Narcissos and Vicway Euphoria at 13 weeks

Finnish Winner Show, Helsinki 13.12.2008

Welsh Terrier

Judge Pia Lundberg, Sweden

BOB, CC, FinJW-08, FinW-08 Vicway Balrog

BOS, CC, FinJW-08, FinW-08 Vicway Boadicea
Best bitch 2nd, CACIB Vicway Firefly

Vicway Balrog "Timppa" and Vicway Boadicea "Vilppu" were both presented in junior class.

BOB Vicway Balrog (left) and BOS Vicway Boadicea (right) - Photo Pekka Ikonen

Vicway Modesty Blaise "Juulia" 5.10.1993-7.12.2008

And again sad news. This seems to be the autumn when all the good old friends leave us.

"Juulia" was a daughter of Ch Vicway Live And Let Die and Ch Purston Saucy Susie. She was owned by Anne Vertanen and Pekka Ikonen.

"Juulia" produced some great bitches who have produced very successful puppies to several breeders here in Finland. Through her daughters Ch Vicway Look, Ch Vicway Luck and Vicway Pussy Cat, "Juulia" lives with us.

"Juulia" was always known for her super sensible, kind and firm temperament.

Goodbye, Juulia

Ch Vicway Modesty Blaise "Juulia"

Jyväskylä Int 23.11.2008

Welsh Terrier

Judge Markku Kipinä, Finland

BOB, CACIB, CC Vicway Balrog

Vicway Guns'n Roses "Veera" 17.2.1992-21.11.2008

Another loss for the breed. "Veera" was a daughter of my beloved Ch Vicway Live And Let Die, her dam was Ch Vicway Queen Of Lights.

"Veera" was owned, cared for and loved by Riitta Sihvo.

Truly sorry for your loss.

Vicway Guns'n Roses "Veera"

Seinäjoki Int 25.10.2008

Welsh Terrier

Judge Bengt Nilsson, Sweden

BOS, CACIB, CC Vicway Balrog, just 15 months of age

Mated 19.10.2008

Cairn Terriers Ch Cairnstone's Nathan Adler and Airwind's Scarlet Shade were mated 19.10.2008 in Siljasnäs, Sweden.

Thank you very much, Pillan, for all your help!

Vicway Live And Let Die "Voitto" 2.10.1990-4.10.2008

Our King has passed away.

His back injury finally made his hind so weak that I just had to let him go. His heart was strong and his mind was clear.

I hope that his children, grand children, great grand children and great great grand children and all after that will give the same pleasure, love and loyalty to their families as "Voitto" has given us.

There is no heavier burden than to decide the destiny of your best friend.

Puppies born 22.9.2008

Ch Vicway Valkyria had her litter on 22.9.2008. Three males, two females. Sire is Ch Tvantengen Hacker Ak Mil Vista.

Hämeenlinna Int 23.8.2008

Welsh Terrier

Judge Stefan Sinko, Slovenia

BOB, CACIB Vicway Firefly - last CACIB needed for her Int Ch title

International Agility in Tallin, Estonia 17.8.2008

Vicway Look "Ruttu", age 10,5 years, handled by Sari Mäkelä, won the CACIAG.

"Ruttu" competing in Tallinn in 2007 - Photo Terhi Kaitila

Kuopio International Shows 2.-3.8.2008

Three big international shows in one weekend with around 4000 dogs entered. We took part in only two of them.

Welsh Terrier 2.8.2008

Breed judge Stelios Makaritis, Greece
Group judge Dan Ericsson, Sweden

Group 1st, BOB, CACIB Vicway Valkyria

Welsh Terrier 3.8.2008

Breed judge Andrew Brace, Great Britain
Group judge Monique van Brempt, Belgium

Group 2nd, BOB, CACIB Vicway Valkyria

Fin & Est & Ltu Ch EuJW-06 FinW-07 Vicway Valkyria - Photo Terhi Kaitila

Agility World Championship Qualifications 26.-27.7.2008

No great success this year.

Vicway Look "Ruttu", age 10,5 years, made one nice run out of five and placed 6th out of around 100 participants. Not bad for the "granny"!

Unfortunately there are no Welsh in the Finnish team this year.

World Dog Show in Stockholm, Sweden 5.7.2008

Welsh Terrier

Judge Peter Green, the United States

Junior class 3rd Vicway Balrog

Junior class 2nd Vicway Boadicea
Open class 1st Vicway Valkyria
Champion class 4th Vicway Firefly

BOB brace Vicway Balrog & Vicway Firefly

All dogs were placed in their classes!

Motto: "One Dajm-pallo tack you."

Järvenpää 28.6.2008

Welsh Terrier

Breed & group judge Ingrid Borchorst, Denmark

BOB Vicway Valkyria, also shortlisted in the group competition
Best bitch 2nd, CC Vicway Boadicea

BOS, CC Vicway Balrog

Ch Vicway Valkyria among 6 finalists in the group ring - Photo Terhi Kaitila

Vicway Balrog 11 months - Photo Terhi Kaitila

Finnish National Championships in Agility 14.6.2008

Team competition:

Gold in medium class
Int & Fin & S & Est Ch Fin AgCh FinJW-00 FinW-00-01 Vicway Out Of The Blue "Roope", handled by Sari Mäkelä

Bronze in small class
Int & Fin & S & Est Ch Fin & S AgCh NordW-01 FinW-03 Vicway Look "Ruttu", handled by Sari Mäkelä

My humble thanks to my team mates for the great competition with great results! Can't believe this is true!

"Roope" and his team winning gold at the Finnish Nationals - Photo Laura Mättö

Kotka Int 14.6.2008

Welsh Terrier

Breed & group judge Michael Forte, Ireland

BOB, CC Vicway Boadicea, also shortlisted in the group competition

"Vilppu" was handled to perfection by Eleena Soinia. Thank you, Ekku!

Hamina Int 25.5.2008

Welsh Terrier

Breed & group judge Maija Mäkinen, Finland

Group 3rd, BOB, CC Vicway Balrog, at his second show at 10 months

BOS, CACIB Vicway Valkyria

Helsinki Int 24.5.2008

Welsh Terrier

Breed judge Otto Schimpf, Austria
Group judge Ferelith Somerfield, Great Britain

Group 3rd, BOB, CACIB Vicway Valkyria

Cairn Terrier

Judge Ferelith Somerfield, Great Britain

Best bitch 3rd, CC Airwind's Scarlet Shade

Agility News 10.5.2008

Vicway Valkyria "Killi" did a nice clean run on the jumping course and placed 5th.

Somero 3.5.2008

Welsh Terrier

Judge Maija Mäkinen, Finland

BOB, CC Vicway Balrog - at his very first show at 9 months of age!

Vicway Balrog - Photos Anne Vertanen

Agility News 26.4. & 4.5.2008

After quite a long break we took part in agility trials in Järvenpää and Helsinki. Vicway Look "Ruttu" has taken two more qualifying results (clean runs) for Finnish Nationals and placed herself second and third. She now has all the results she needs for the nationals! Vicway Out Of The Blue "Roope" has also done good work with two qualifying results.

Jyväskylä Int 19.4.2008

Welsh Terrier

Judge Veli-Pekka Kumpumäki, Finland

BOB, CACIB Vicway Valkyria

New International Champion 15.4.2008

FCI has confirmed the title of International Champion for Fin & Rus Ch Vicway Inspiration.

"Irwi" is owned by Anne Vertanen and Pekka Ikonen. Congratulations and thank you!

Int & Fin & Rus Ch Vicway Inspiration - Photo Anu Keerd

Agility 24.3.2008

Fin & Est & Ltu Ch EuJW-06 FinW-07 Vicway Valkyria "Killi", owned and handled by Sari Mäkelä, moved up to class small-3.

Tampere Int 16.3.2008

Welsh Terrier

Judge Otto Krcal, Austria

BOB, CACIB Vicway Valkyria

Cairn Terrier

Judge Per Kristian Andersen, Norway

Best bitch 4th Airwind's Scarlet Shade

Top Welsh Terrier #1 and Top Terrier #8 in Finland 2008

Fin & Est & Ltu Ch EuJW-06 FinW-07 Vicway Valkyria
by Ch Abel Made For Friends & Ch Vicway Look

Photo Texterri

Here winning BIS at Parainen all breed show under Mr. Hans Lehtinen, Finland

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