RomyRomy is a beautiful little GSD. It is playful, yet somewhat more easy or prudent than, for example, Rebecca ever was. Romy showed quite strong will when meeting the wolfhounds for the first time: Romy didn't seem to hesitate to meet the big girls, but instead started to check out our home and yard. It was nicely curious of its surroundings as a promising puppy shoud be.
Now Romy is already four years old and a playful and agile dog that loves outdoors as well as playing inside – mostly with Amalia although both know that it’s not actually allowed to play rough inside. Romy copes well at the moment despite the hip dysplasia. Its stride is yet free and effortless. We hope to enjoy the company of Romy for years to come.
Romy's details and descriptions
- Name: Nummineidon Taika
- Born: 18.3.2010
- Dame: Ossequente Aada (HD A/A, ED 0/0, back OK)
- Sire: EE CH Margman Thor (HD A/A, ED 0/0; SchH1, Kkl1)
- Hips: D/D
- Elbows: 0/0
- Dog shows: VG
- Pedigree in Finnish database
RebeccaRebecca was registered as a gray shepherd, but its appearance became nearly that of a red, black coated one. The color of its coat lived a bit depending on the season. During its growth-period Rebecca was a quick little coyote, but slowly grew more muscles and also some body-weight. Rebecca was a fit youngster, but had slightly flat feet. Its head was most feminine: Rebecca had a nice, keen expression and a special glinting in its eyes.
Rebecca was always easy within our pack. It was very social even with outsiders as it had a suitably confident strong temperament. Rebecca's character was that of an energetic and happy-happy dog. Rebecca was a lively and most agile little bitch. At times, I hoped that it would have had a little more patience and ability for concentration but at the same time I couldn't help but to laugh at its silly energy-bursts. I loved this silly, confident girl a lot.
Rebecca was very easygoing but extremely mobile and - I must admit - loud. As a puppy it was a loud-mouthed singer puppy but it quieted down quite well. It mainly kept whining when we arrived somewhere nice with our car. But before its end Rebecca became at some level more anxious than before - due to pain - and also its noise level grew.
Rebecca was a healthy dog in our everyday life although its hip and elbow results were a slight disappointment. There was no apparent osteoarthritis before its fourth year and it had clean, sound movements, which was positive. I started to believe that Rebecca would live nicely over ten years at the minimum. But in the autumn of 2009, Rebecca started to have problems in its right hind leg and paw. It was x-rayed many times and Rebecca was treated with antibiotics, cortisone and pain killers. In spring 2010 the symptoms got worse, and we visited the vet once more. It was a horrible shock to us, when the vet started to speak that the changes point to osteosarcoma and asked if we wanted to have the worse hind leg amputated. We decided to relieve Rebecca but it is still hard to believe that she's gone.
Rebecca's details and descriptions
- Name: Ruutitynnyrin Babajaga
- Born: 29.9.2004
- Died: 19.4.2010 (osteosarcoma, bone cancer)
- Dame: Vauhtianturan Hopeful "Hope" (Hips A/B, elbows 0/0; BH)
- Sire: Galevala Lempo Just "Kusti" (Hips A/A, elbows 0/0; HK3 Kkl 2)
- Hips: A/C
- Elbows: 1/1
- Pedigree in Finnish database
WilmaWilma was our cute little missy. As it grew older it was also spoiled rotten. Wilma was a bitch who was very sensitive and withdrawn as a youngster. It was hard to motivate Wilma to do anything, but after slow start it progressed greatly. It gained confidence by learning little things and by learning to trust both us and our dogs. In overall, it became an adult of whose obedience I was most confident of. It never was very social with strangers, though it had some friends outside our family. At home, it was closest to Ossi. Ossi adored our strict missy, and that suited Wilma well. Ossi would also guard Wilma for all evil or otherwise frightening during our walks, so Ossi had a huge impact on Wilma. Ossi was also the only dog that Wilma would lick and groom.
The years with Wilma were most active in the sense that we made yearly hiking trips to Lapland as well as smaller explorations of wilderness closer to our home. Wilma enjoyed much these outings when we could get away from the city. As a walker it was tireless and easy as the wildlife would not attract it.
Wilma had often different kind of infections due to allergies. We tried to find a suitable diet for it, but soon there was less and less variety in the stuff we could feed it. It was rather heavily medicated and operated throughout its life. Maybe this was a reason that it started to show signs of dementia while it was only seven years old. On the other hand it could act like a happy little puppy and on the other hand its need for closeness of other family members was steadily increasing. Especially the last year of its life Wilma was very peaceful and at ease with its surroundings. It would also express never-ending patience with the wolfhound puppies, Nera and Nero.
Its walks gradually got shorter but it would still eagerly participate in family activities. At the yard it played less and stayed as a supervisor on a sunny spot. We knew that Wilma's spinal column had degenerated, but still, its paralysis came too soon and too unexpected.
Trivia: Wilma was quite big bitch (63 cm/35 kg). Nonetheless, it had a nice expression and quite good front. It was neutered because of pyometra, which caused two significant changes: It started to grow a monster-coat but it also became steadier and less sensitive with time.
Wilma's details and descriptions
- Name: Prico's Rosa
- Born: 17.6.1996
- Died: 7.7.2004
- Dame: Prico's Elegia (Hips A/A; JK2)
- Sire: V Lauser vom Monsato (HD B; SCHH3 FH KKL1 LBZ. Kkl 1)
- Hips: A/A
- Pedigree in Finnish database
MöröMörö was a dog which you get only once in a lifetime. It was keen, obedient and lovable. Mörö was always ready for play or work. It can be described as "Large in size and large at heart". Its presence and participation in our lives was such a whole-hearted experience that it is still warmly missed. I would have preferred Mörö to live forever or at least for 15 years.
Unfortunately Mörö had a blood related disease, hemophilia. It was tested and treated, but actually there was not much to do. There are different degrees in the severity of this disease, but most dogs die before their second year. In its short time, Mörö lived its life to the fullest.
Trivia: Mörö was 73 cm at shoulder and weighted 48 kg when it was still relatively well.
Mörö's details and descriptions
- Name: Darinpos Cello
- Born: 14.3.1994
- Died: 14.8.1996 (hemophilia)
- Dame: Feurblick Einzig (hips C/C)
- Sire: Leroy vom Haus Lacherom (hips A; Schh3)
- Pedigree In Finnish database