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
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.
Ch Vicway Modesty Blaise "Juulia"
Jyväskylä Int 23.11.2008
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
Judge Bengt Nilsson, Sweden
BOS, CACIB, CC Vicway Balrog, just 15 months of age
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
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
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."
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
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
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
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
Breed judge Otto Schimpf, Austria
Group judge Ferelith Somerfield, Great Britain
Group 3rd, BOB, CACIB Vicway Valkyria
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.
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
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
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
Judge Otto Krcal, Austria
BOB, CACIB Vicway Valkyria
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
Here winning BIS at Parainen all breed show under Mr. Hans Lehtinen, Finland