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The puppies are born
June 19, 2012 by Sari & David


Finally the B-Litter is here! We got 4 beautiful girls yesterday evening. Unfortunately Velka had to go through C-section, but now everyone is doing fine :).

Individual pictures on puppies page.

Viimeinkin B-pentue on täällä! Eilen illalla syntyi neljä kaunista tyttöä. Valitettavasti Velka joutui sektioon mutta tällä hetkellä kaikki voivat hyvin :).

Yksittäiskuvat löytyy pentusivulta.



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JJ in the press!
June 10, 2012 by David


Our Swedish star JJ (Fast Pack's Atomic Bomb) has his photo in a local magazine :) The article is about dog racing in Västerås and can be read here (in swedish).



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Hyvinkää & Åkers Kanal
June 09, 2012 by Sari & David


Tähtisprintteri 2012 in Hyvinkää

Aina (Fast Pack's Arctic Hope) started her heat last Thursday, that is really a shame that we couldn't get the two girls of the litter to participate :(

Titi (Fast Pack's Against All Odds) made a good debut for her first title competition. Despite bad starts in both qualifications, Titi manage to rank herself third before the final. In the first run, she finished second behind the favorite Zaphira v.d. Spaarne Meute in 19.15 and then she even won her second qualification race in 19.02 :) In final she managed to grab the fourth place after leaving the box (after another bad start) behind the others.

Full results: TS 2012

Svenskt Whippet Derby in Åkers Kanal

JJ (Fast Pack's Atomic Bomb) was running today to qualify for the semi-finals of the Swedish Whippet Derby and he did it really well. Although JJ wasn't favorite (official tips weren't placing him in the first three dogs), he finished second in a very tight race!



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News from the A-pups
June 07, 2012 by David


Aina (Fast Pack's Arctic Hope)

After a difficult graded race on a slow track in Hyvinkää, Aina won brilliantly (509 points) the coursing competition in Kemi two weeks ago :) Congrats!!! More details on Aina's blog (in Finnish).

Titi aka Niki (Fast Pack's Against All Odds)

Titi ran (finally) her first race in Hyvinkää. She finished second after a small collision in the curve.

JJ (Fast Pack's Atomic Bomb)

In Sweden JJ is improving his times weeks after weeks. He finished 4th of a tough 6 dogs race in Västerås in beginning of May. Last weekend on the same track he finished 2nd after top swedish dog Ghan buri ghan's Moon Quake Shake and made his new record on 295 meters: 19.75, watch the video.

Iivari (Fast Pack's Another Bolt)

Iivari had a double fracture on his tail which had to be partially amputated. But that doesn't seem to bother him, he made a canonball time during Helsinki's first practice last week :) Full story on Iivari's blog (in Finnish).

Tino (Fast Pack's Avalanche)

Tino had slight back problems but after a few visits to sighthound guru Laios he is much much better. He will be soon joining the practices :)

Next Saturday Aina and Titi will be participating to Tähtisprintteri in Hyvinkää while JJ will be running the qualifications of the Swedish Whippet Derby in Åkers Kanal (Stockholm) on 320 meters (see the program).



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Isiä tapaamassa
May 06, 2012 by David


Read this post in english

Noin kaksi viikkoa sitten Velka teki pitkän reissun Sendeniin, Saksaan. Matka meni hyvin (lukuunottamatta muutamia hankaluuksia Finnairin kanssa kummassakin päässä) ja vierailu oli upea, kiitos Antonille ja Ingridille!

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Oli vaikeaa matkustaa tietäen, että on samassa koneessa Velkan kanssa mutta kuitenkaan ei voinut olla Velkan seurana. Onneksi näin ikkunasta kun Velkan lentoboksia lastattiin koneeseen ja näin, että sitä käsiteltiin nätisti. Velka ei helposti stressaa missään tilanteessa mutta kun sain hänet Münchenin lentokentällä takaisin näin, että matka oli silti jännittänyt. Mutta jännitys unohtui samantien kun Velka näki, että Isi ja Indalo olivat häntä vastassa (Ingridin, Antonin ja Carlosin kanssa tietty).

Ingrid ja Anton olivat ystävällisesti järjestäneet meille hotellihuoneen valmiiksi ja saavuttuamme Sendeniin meninne sinne lepäämään hetkeksi. Hotelli oli mukava pieni tyypillinen Bavarian hotelli, jota ympäröi pellot (ihanaa vaihtelua Kehä III lenkkeihin Vantaalla).

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Sitten oli Velkan ja Isin ensimmäisten treffien vuoro. Ja ne menivät hienosti! Olimme hieman huolissamme, josko Velka olisi väsynyt koko päivän reissaamisesta mutta siitä ei ollut mitään merkkiä. Varsinkin kun Isi oli todella herrasmies. Ensimmäinen päivä meni siis upeasti!

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Seuraavana aamuna Ingrid ja Anton veivät meidät eläinlääkäriin hakemaan pakollinen ekinokokkoosilääkitys. Eläinlääkärin vaimo sattui olemaan ranskalainen, joten juttelimme hetken niitä näitä :) Myöhemmin Velkan ja Isin toiset treffit menivät yhtä hyvin kuin ensimmäiset. Päivä oli aurinkoinen, joten vietimme hieman enemmän aikaa puutarhassa ottaen samalla kuvia Isistä ja Indalosta. Sain hyvän tilaisuuden tutustua niihin paremmin. Isi ja Indalo ovat kumpikin rauhallisia koiria, joilla on upea luonne ja näyttävät upeilta! Ja tottelevat paljon paremmin kuin omat koiramme ;)

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Olimme myös onnekkaita, Isi ja Anton järjestivät meille agilityesityksen. Täytyy myöntää, että Isi oli todella, todella vaikuttava!

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Ingrid ja Anton veivät meidät tutustumaan Ulmiin (joka on ihan Sendenin vieressä). Teimme pienen kierroksen vanhassa kaupungissa.

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Illalla Ingrid ja Anton kutsuivat meidät perinteiseen Bavarialaiseen ravintolaan (Velka oli siis myös mukana, koska Saksassa koirat saavat tulla ravintoloihin sisälle). Söin mahtavan illallisen, johon kuului tietenkin Saksassa kun oltiin niin Wieninleike ja kalja.

Viimeisenä aamuna aloitimme matkan kotia kohti klo 5.00 Sendenistä, jotta olisimme varmasti ajoissa lennolla. Ja siis taas Ingrid ja Anton ajoivat ystävällisesti meidät Münchenin lentokentälle (matkaa Sendenistä on kuitenkin 200km yhteen suuntaan).

Kokonaisuutena matka oli oikein onnistunut. Olemme erittäin tyytyväisiä, että valitsimme Isin Velkan pentueen isäksi. Isin näkeminen vahvisti kaiken sen hyvän, mitä olimme kuulleet hänestä. Vielä kerran haluan kiittää Ingridiä ja Antonia meidän vastaanottamisesta ja siitä, että he todella huolehtivat kaikesta meidän vierailun ajan. Oli todella mahtavaa tutustua heihin (ja Isiin tietenkin myös) ja odotamme innolla kun näemme heidät uudelleen!

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Meeting Isi
May 06, 2012 by David


So about 3 weeks ago Velka made a long trip to Senden, Germany to meet Isi. The trip went very well (despite a few glitches when checking-in at both airports) and our stay was great thanks to our hosts Ingrid and Anton!

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It was really hard to travel on the same plane than Velka but not be with her. Luckily I saw her being boarded in gently in the plane from the window. Velka is not stressing easily but when getting her back at Munich airport I could tell that the experience had been stressful. But this was quickly forgotten when Velka saw Isi and Indalo who were waiting for us (along with Ingrid, Anton and Carlos of course).

When arrived in Senden, Velka and I went to rest into the hotel room Ingrid and Anton had kindly arranged for us. It was a very nice small typical Bavarian hotel surrounded by fields (really changing from the "kehä III" walks in Vantaa).

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Then it was time for Velka's and Isi's first date which went really well. We were a bit worried how much Velka would be tired and stressed from the travel but there was no problem especially because Isi is a real gentleman. So our first day went perfectly!

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Next morning Ingrid and Anton brought us to their vet for the necessary tapeworm treatment. The vet's wife happens to be French so we had a bit of chit chat :) Later Velka's and Isi's second date went as well as the first one. It was a sunny day so we spent a bit more time in garden for some photo sessions with Isi and Indalo. It was the opportunity to get to know Isi and Indalo better, they are really calm dogs with both an excellent character and they look good too! Oh yeah and they obey much better than our dogs ;)

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We were also lucky to get a small agility demonstration by Isi and Anton. I must say that Isi is very very very impressive!

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Ingrid and Anton took us to Ulm (which is just next to Senden) for a small tour of the old city.

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In evening we were invited By Ingrid and Anton in a traditional Bavarian restaurant (yes Velka was there too, dogs are allowed inside restaurants in Germany). I had an excellent dinner with some delicious Wienerschnitzel and pils beer.

Last morning we left at 5.00 am from Senden to make it on time for our flight in Munich. And once again Anton and Ingrid drove us there which was really really kind (Munich is still 200km away from Senden).

So all went well. We are very very pleased with our decision of choosing Isi for our litter, seeing him in real confirm all the good we had heard about him before. I would like to thank Ingrid and Anton for welcoming us and for simply taking care of everything during our stay. It was a great pleasure to meet them (and Isi of course) and we're looking forward to meeting them again!

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