Highlights 2009

An amazing year behind.... Million thanks to the owners of the Northgate's kids for loving and caring of them and for showing them - without you this would not be possible!
Northgate's Top Pharaoh Hound breeder in Finland 2007, 2008, 2009
BIS breeder's class at the World Show 2009 & Finnish Winner 2009
 
Top Pharaoh Hound in Finland 2009:
C.I.B. * & Nord & FI & NO & LT & SE & EE Ch JWW-08 FIW-08 EEJW-08
LTW-09 BaltW-09 BISS Northgate's Dom Perignon
 
Photo Ari Koivisto
Top bitch in Finland 2009:
SK Ch LTJW-09 BaltW-09 FIW-09 Shalimar Mia Affirmed
Bred by La Ree Drolet & Pam Haig, USA. Proudly owned, handled & loved by Northgate's
 
Top producing PH Dam in Finland 2009:
INT & Nord & Fin & N & S Ch EstJW-05 SBIS ECC-06 NordCC-07 FIN LC Ch DVM-07 Northgate's Northern Lights
Top Male No2 in Finland 2009:
CIB* & FIN & EST & LV & S Ch EstW-07 BaltW-07 Northgate's Ain't A Saint
 
Top bitch No 2 in Finland 2009:
FI Ch Northgate's Drama Queen
 
Top Male No5 in Finland 2009:
Northgate's Forever N Ever
 
And last but not least:
INT & NORD & SE & DK & FI & NO & HU & LUX & SK Ch CphW-06-07-09 SEW-07-08-09 NOW-08-09 FIW-09 NordW-07-08-09 WW-08-09 EuW-08 LuxW-09 BIS SBIS BISS Northgate's As You Like It
BIG-1 at the Crufts, Best In Show at the World Winner & Norwegian Winner-09
 
Northgate's Fashion Icon Top bitch No 7
Northgate's As You Like It Top male No 8 with 2 shows only
Northgate's Angel Innocent Top bitch No 9
* not yet confirmed by FCI

 

Helsinki Finnish Winner & Nordic Winner 2009, December 12th-13th 2009

On Saturday in the Finnish Winner 2009 Show Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mr. Jens Myrman from Sweden. Qing (Northgate's As You Like It) was BOB with FIW-09 title. Skumpan (Northgate's Dom Perignon) was BM-2. Our American beauty Tyyne (Shalimar Mia Affirmed) was BOS with CC, cacib and FIW-09 title. She was the only bitch getting an excellent.

Greyhounds were judged by Mrs. Zafra Sirik from Israel. Our co-owned Greyhound Åsa (Epic Heavenly) got an excellent but was not placed in the best bitch competition.

Also Italian Greyhounds were judged by Mrs. Zafra Sirik. Hugo, (Northgate's Cool Water) was BM-3 with reserve-cacib. Also Latte ( Northgate's Envy Me) and our Polish import Solveig ( She Is The One Pustynny Wiatr) got an excellent.

The day had an lovely end, Qing was BIG-2 and we had a Best In Show breeder's class! There were 800 breeder's classes entered to the show. Photo at KC's page. (Photos above and below Simon Hansen)

On Sunday Pharaoh Hound were judged by Mr. Per Iversen. Qing was BOB again with a NordW-09 title. Skumpan was BM-4 and his daughter Nealah (Northgate's Heavens I'm Hot) BB-4. We had a BOB breeder's class again.

 

And another red beauty, co-owned by me; the Greyhound Åsa (Epic Heavenly) won the junior class and got herself NordJW-09 title. She was also BB-2 with CC. (Photos Simon Hansen)

Italian Greyhound girls Latte and Solveig both got excellent and were 2nd at their classes.

 

Lillestrøm, Norwegian Winner 2009

He did it again!!!

Qing (Northgate's As You Like It) was BOB (breed judge Mr Arne Foss from Norway), BIG-1 (group was judged by Mr Per Svarstad from Sweden) and Best In Show (BIS judge Glenda M. Cook from Australia). A Pharaoh Hound As We Like It! Congratulations Jenny & Jocke!!!

 

Turku INT November 28th 2009

Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mrs Noreen Harris from Australia. Mel (Northgate's Drama Queen) won the bitches and was BOS with cacib. Mörkö (Northgate's Ain't A Saint ) was BM-3 and Enzo (Northgate's Forever N Ever) was BM-4.

Jyväskylä INT November 21-22 2009

On Saturday Italian Greyhounds were judged by Mrs Tuula Savolainen. Latte ( Northgate's Envy Me) was BB-3 with cacib and got a very nice critique.

On Sunday Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mr Kim Vigsö Nielsen from Denmark. Skumpan's kids Hugo and Nealeah made their debut in the official classes and did it well indeed! Hugo won the males and Nealah the breed! We are so proud of our Skumpan-Weera kids! We also got all the best male and best bitch placements and had the BOB breeder's class.

BOS, CAC Northgate's How Ya Like It
BM-2 cacib Northgate's Ain't A Saint
BM-3 res-cacib Northgate's Dom Perignon
BM-4 res-CAC Northgate's Front Page News
BOB, CAC Northgate's Heavens I'm Hot
BB-2 cacib Shalimar Mia Affirmed
BOB-breeder Northgate's

Nealah's critique: "11months. Stunning junior. Excellent head, neck, topline, body, angulations. Moves with lots of drive and purpose".

Rest In Peace "Nessu", Northgate's Fuel For Life

He left us far too early, at the age of 19 months. It all happened very fast, the night before last night he started to vomit. Blood test was taken, he got medication and intravenous drip, but in less than 24 hours we lost him. An autopsy was done today and it appeared that he had pieces of wood in his intestines, it had been there for some time and broken his intestines causing a blood poisoning. And due to that his heart stopped last evening. I am heartbroken and so are the ones who lived with him and loved him, one of the sweetest Pharaoh males I know. Sometimes life just isn't fair.... Sleep well sweet boy....

November 11th 2009

Tyyne (Shalimar Mia Affirmed), Debbie (Dervisch A Diamond At Northgate) and her daughter Latte ( Northgate's Envy Me) had their eyes & knees checked, all healthy!!!

Lahti Sighthound show, November 1st 2009

Judge Jarmo Vuorinen (kennel Scheik's). Italian Greyhound Hugo (Northgate's Cool Water) was BOS and our co-owned Greyhound Åsa (Epic Heavenly) was BB-3 with CC.

Seinäjoki INT October 24th 2009

Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mr Magnus Hagsted from Sweden. Skumpan (Northgate's Dom Perignon) was BOB with cacib and Tyyne (Shalimar Mia Affirmed) was BOS with CAC & cacib.

Lure Coursing in Hailuoto October 17th 2009

We were Lure Coursing in Hailuoto with nice results; Skumpan was 2nd, Wendy 3rd and Tyyne in her first competition 4th.

Qing in YouTube

another YouTube video

World Winner 2009

What a Show! There were 4 Northgate's kids entered; Rölli (Northgate's Front Page News) was Exc 4th in junior class, Fabian (Northgate's Follow Me Please) was Exc 1st & CAC in intermediate, Skumpan (Northgate's Dom Perignon) Exc 2nd in open and Qing Exc1st, CAC, cacib and Best of Breed!! Our American Beauty Tyyne (Shalimar Mia Affirmed) was Exc1st in intermediate with CAC & res-cacib and Qing (Northgate's As You Like It) was BOB.

photo above: Yossi Guy, Israel

In the group finals we had a Best In Show breeder's class (judge Khomasuridze Revaz, ROS) and Qing was Group-1 (judge Martinéz Miquel Ángel, ARG)!!

The Happy Winners (photo Inga Mešečko Šulte)

And on Sunday in the BIS final Qing took it all!!! Best In Show in the World Winner, biggest WW show ever!!!! Amazing result, I am still on cloud nine!!!! BIS judge was Mr Hans Muller. Congratulations Jenny & Jocke!! Our congratulations also to kennel Faouziah's and Jenny & Jocke in Sweden for Qiwi's BIS-4 junior!

CAC Show in Bratislava October 9th 2009

On Friday's CAC show Rölli was 1st in intermediate with a CAC & BM-4, Skumpan 1st in open with CAC & BM-3 and Qing was Exc1st with CAC & best male and Tyyne Exc 1st in intermediate with CAC and won the bitches! Qing was BOB and Tyyne BOS, they both got Slovakian Champion titles.

In the group finals we had again Best In Show breeder's class and Qing was Group-2! Congratulations kennel Faouziah's and Jenny & Jocke on Qiwi's BIS-junior!

Boden SvVK October 10th 2009

Ecco, Northgate's Egoiste Exess, was shown in Boden at a Sighthound Show. He was BOS with a CAC under Finnish judge Mrs. Saija Juutilainen. Junior (Northgate's Grain De Folie) was BOB-junior and BIS-4 junior. Well done boys!!!

September 27th 2009 Wroclaw INT, Poland

Fabian, Northgate's Follow Me Please, was shown in Poland at Wroclaw INT. Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mr Piotr Krol from Poland. Fabian was BOB with CC and cacib! Well done Denisa & Fabian!

September 20th 2009

In Hämeenlinna Group show Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mrs. Annamaria Tarjan from Hungary. Mel (Northgate's Drama Queen) was BOS and Faouziah's Fellowship of the North was BOB. We congratulate his owner Eija Timonen and the breeders Anna & Tanja in Sweden!

And in Brøndby, Denmark Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Leif Lehmann Jörgensen. Qing was BOB with 3rd CphW-title.

Brøndby, Denmark September 19th 2009

Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mr. Gert Christensen from Denmark. Qing (Northgate's As You Like It) was best of breed. In the group finals he was BIG-4.

September 13th 2009

Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mr. Markku Kipinä. Mel (Northgate's Drama Queen) was Best of Breed. Well done girls; Mel & Helmiina!!! Above photo of Mel and BOS Faouziah's Fellowship of the North.

Qing (Northgate's As You Like It) was shown in Swedish Sighthound show in Laröd. Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mrs. Angela Hauncher, she gave Qing BOB and later Best In Show!

September 12th 2009

Qing (Northgate's As You Like It) was shown in Sofiero. He was BOB under Finnish judge Mrs. Paula Rekiranta and in the group finals he was placed as BIG-3 by Lisbeth Liljeqvist.

We were Lure Coursing in Kuopio. Skumpan was 5th and Wendy 2nd which was an excellent result as her puppies are only a bit over 8 weeks. And Italian Greyhound Latte won & got her first LC CC!

Högbo Bruk INT, September 6th 2009

Best In Show was judged by Mr Richard Paquette from Canada, he placed Qing as BIS-2!!

September 5th 2009

In Högbo Bruk INT, Sweden Qing (Northgate's As You Like It) was BOB & Group-1 judged by Mr. Per Svarstad.

And here in Finland brother Mörkö (Northgate's Ain't A Saint) was BOB in Vantaa and his "little brother" Rölli (Northgate's Front Page News) was BM-2 with CC. Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mr Primoz Peer from Slovenia. In the group finals Mr Leif Herman Wilberg placed Mörkö as Group-2!!

August 30th 2009, Tervakoski INT

Italian Greyhounds were judged by Lois Dehaes from Belgium. Hugo (Northgate's Cool Water) was BM-3.

Better late than never...??

I had the great honour to judge the Swedish Pharaoh Hound Specialty "Stora Specialen" @ Lövudden on July 25th, some photos below:

Above my BOS-puppy Illostras Angel Of Mine and BIS-puppy Faouziah's Fabienne

My BIS Chassellis Derha Ta´Ziffa and BOS Farao Anubis Ikaros

Antefa's Pharaoh had BIS movements and grand old man Farao Anubis Ramses Best Head & Expression (oh boy, at the age of 13 years with his grey face he was as charming as George Clooney!!).

August 22nd - 23rd 2009

In the Baltic Winner show in Tallinn, Estonia Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mrs. Ludmila Fintorova from Slovakia. Rölli (Northgate's Front Page News) was BOB-junior with jun-CC and Baltic Junior Winner title. Tyyne (Shalimar Mia Affirmed) was BOS with CC, cacib and BaltW-09 title and Skumpan (Northgate's Dom Perignon) was BOB with CC & cacib and became Estonian Champion and Baltic Winner 2009. Thank you Meiju for showing Skumpan in the BOB competition!

In Kouvola, Finland Nealah (Northgate's Heavens I'm Hot) was shown in puppy class and she was BOB-puppy!

On Sunday, on the way back home, in Heinola national Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mr. Harry Vella from Malta. Nealah was again BOB-puppy, Skumpan was BOS and Tyyne BOB with CC. Maija thank you for showing Skumpan in the BOB-competition!

August 15th -16th 2009

On Saturday in Mustiala Finnish Sighthound Club's Specialty Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mrs Wilfriede Schwerm-Hahnen from Germany. We congratulate Ann & handsome Kairo for the BOB-puppy win!

Nealah (Northgate's Heavens I'm Hot) was BOS-puppy, her big sister Merit (Northgate's Before The Dawn) was BB-3, their mother Weera (Faouziah's Crown Jewel of the North) was BB-2 and Tyyne (Shalimar Mia Affirmed) was BOS with CC, Skumpan (Northgate's Dom Perignon) was BM-3 and Mörkö (Northgate's Ain't A Saint) was BOB & BIG-2 (photo below)!

We also had a BOB & BIS-2 breeders' class with a lovely critique: "Excellent group, all show substance, are not too tall. Excellent movers, beautiful heads, true expressions for this breed. Breeder knows what she wants".

Italian Greyhounds were also judged by Mrs Wilfriede Schwerm-Hahnen.Lovely Latte ( Northgate's Envy Me) was BOB with CC! Her critique: "Correct in proportion. Excellent in body and angulation, excellent head and expression. Shows her quality when she moves".

In Joensuu Nessu, Northgate's Fuel For Life, was BOB with CC. Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mr Tapio Eerola. Congratulations Tiina & Sami!

On rainy Sunday we were Lure Coursing in Mustiala. Skumpan was 4th and sweet little Telma (Northgate's Divine Hanishan) took her second win with CC! Latte had her LC debyt, she got the best points of the day on the first round - 289!!! The end result was second so she did very well indeed! The day was quite heavy for her as the Sighthound Show group finals were in between the LC qualifying round and the finals.

And in Joensuu Nessu was BM-2, PHs were judged by Mr Markku Mähönen.

August 9th 2009 Kajaani group show: Skumpan BIS-2

Skumpan (Northgate's Dom Perignon) was Best of Breed and Tyyne (Shalimar Mia Affirmed) was BOS with CC, Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mrs. Tuula Savolainen. Skumpan is very proud of his puppies

Nealah (Northgate's Heavens I'm Hot) who was BOS-puppy (photo above Susanna Saloranta)

and Hugo, Northgate's How Ya Like It, (two photos above by Susanna Saloranta) who was BOB-puppy under judge Raimo Viljanmaa.

In the group finals Mrs. Savolainen gave Skumpan GROUP-1st!! In the Best In Show he was BIS-2, judge Mr. Gunnar Nymann from Denmark.

And Latte, Northgate's Envy Me, did it again; in Druskininkai, Lithuania Sighthound Specialty Italian Greyhounds were judged by Mrs. Anette Bystrup. Latte was CC LT CLUB W-2009 BOB and BIS-3!!!

Thank you Susanna for the puppy photos, Sanna for handling Tyyne in the BOB competition & taking photos and Hugo's owner Krista & her son Ossi for the nice company! And congratulations Pia & Latte, well done girls!!!

August 8th 2009

In Turku Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mrs. Zidy Munsterhielm-Ehnberg. Enzo (Northgate's Forever N Ever) was BOB with CC! And in Druskininkai, Lithuania Latte was BB-2 with CC.

Above: Skumpan and the piggy he won in the group finals in Iisalmi

August 7th 2009 Druskininkai INT, Lithuania

Latte, Northgate's Envy Me, was best of breed with cacib & CC! Italian Greyhounds were judged by Mr. Gerard Jipping from the Netherlands.

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We got a lovely e-mail from Switzerland, from the owner of Pablo (Northgate's Devotion). New photos and results have been updated on his page. We are so happy to hear that Gertrud is very pleased with her boy who is, as she says, "sooo special". Thank you Regina for helping us in communication!

August 2nd 2009, Iisalmi International

Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mr. Nicola Imbimbo from Italy. Skumpan (Northgate's Dom Perignon) was Best of Breed with cacib, Tyyne (Shalimar Mia Affirmed) was BOS with CC & cacib and Dolly (Ezhar Lily of the North) was BB-2 with res-CC. In the group finals Mrs Elina Tan-Hietalahti placed Skumps as BIG-4!

Telma (Northgate's Divine Hanishan) was Lure Coursing in Tampere and she won the race with 495 points! Well done sweet little Telma!

August 1st 2009, Pori International

Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mr Carlos Fernandez Renau from Spain. Mörkö (Northgate's Ain't A Saint) was BOB with cacib and Enzo (Northgate's Forever N Ever) was BM-2 with CC and res-cacib. In the group finals Juan Naveda placed him as BIG-4.

July 27th 2009

Back from Sweden last weekend. I had soooo much fun judging the Swedish Pharaoh Hound Specialty "Stora Specialen". There where so many beautiful Pharaoh Hounds. Thank you to you all who showed your lovely Pharaohs there, it was a great honour to be there. I enjoyed every second. Hope to get photos soon!

July 26th 2009

In Helsinki Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mrs Gunnel Holm. Mel (Northgate's Drama Queen) was Best of Breed! Many many congratulations Mel & Helmiina!!!

July 19th 2009 Oulu INT

Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mr. Piotr Krol from Poland. Skumpan was BM-2 and Tyyne was BOS with CC & cacib.

Italian Greyhounds were judged by Mr. Jean-Louis Grünheid from France. Latte (Northgate's Envy Me) was BB-4.

And gorgeous Qing was shown in Houston, USA, with another BOB.

July 18th 2009 Oulu Int

Italian Greyhounds were judged by Mr. Günther Ehrenreich from Austria. Ecco (Northgate's Egoiste Exess) was BM-2 with CC and res-cacib and sister Latte (Northgate's Envy Me) was BB-2 with CC and res-cacib.

Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mr. Jean-Louis Grünheid from France. Skumpan was BM-2, Tyyne BB-2 with CC and Merit (Northgate's Before The Dawn) was BOS with cacib (photo below)! Dolly (Ezhar Lily of the North) was BB-3 with res-CC.

In Pöytyä Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mrs. Tuula Savolainen. Enzo (Northgate's Forever N Ever) was BOB with CC. In the group finals Mr Pekka Teini placed him as BIG-4!

July 17th 2009 Houston, USA

Qing (Northgate's As You Like It) went to a short show trip to the USA where he started with a BOB win and a BIG-3 placement in Houston! Well done Camilla and Congratulations Jenny & Jocke!

Kemi July 12th 2009

Italian Greyhounds were judged by Mr. Markku Mähönen. Latte (Northgate's Envy Me) was BOS with CC. Pharaohs were judged by Freddie Klindrup from Denmark. Tyyne was only BB-2 with CC. Merit, Northgate's Before The Dawn, was BB-3.

Solveig (She Is The One Pustynny Wiatr) was shown first time in a baby class in Riihimäki puppy show judged by Mrs Outi Piisi-Putta, she got a 1st with price of honour.

Tvååker, Sweden July 11th 2009

Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mrs Rita Reyniers from Belgium. Skumpan was BOB again! In the group finals Mr Leif Lehman Jörgensen placed him as BIG-5!

Tvååker, Sweden July 10th 2009

Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mrs Agnes Ganami Kertes from Israel. Skumpan (Northgate's Dom Perignon) was Best of Breed handled, again, by Jenny Hall. In the group finals Mrs Marianne Baden from Denmark placed Skumpan as BIG-2! Thank you Jenny!!

July 5th 2009

In Sweden, Råneå Sighthound show Ecco, Northgate's Egoiste Exess, was BOS with CC (judge Petter Fodstad from Norway). And in Finland in Hyvinkää Italian Greyhounds were judged by Mr. Unto Timonen. Hugo (Northgate's Cool Water) was BOB with CC and gained his Fi Ch title! Congratulations Maria and Ecco & Sari and Hugo!

In Kokkola Italian Greyhounds were judged by Mrs Anette Edlander from Sweden. Latte (Northgate's Envy Me) was BB-2 with CC & cacib. Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mrs Marjatta Pylvännäinen-Suorsa. Jazz (Northgate's Burning Sky) was BOS with cacib. With this cacib he becomes International Champion. Tyyne (Shalimar Mia Affirmed) was BOB with CC. In the group finals Tyyne was BIS-2-junior (judge Mrs Saija Juutilainen) and BIG-2 (judge Mrs Marjatta Pylvännäinen-Suorsa). Photo below: Ari Koivisto

Hämeenlinna June 28th 2009

Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mrs Agneta Kappers from Sweden. Lucky (Northgate's Don't Blame Me) was BM-2 with a CC and became FI Ch! Congratulations Eija & Lucky and big thanks to his handler Pia. Mel (Northgate's Drama Queen) was BOS with CC and also gained her champion title! Congratulations Helmiina and Mel! Nice day, two new Champions!

Borås, Sweden June 27th 2009

Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Bonnie P. Threfall from the USA. Skumpan (Northgate's Dom Perignon) was Best of Breed handled by Jenny Hall. In the group finals Dimitris Antonopoulos from Greece placed Skumpan as BIG-3! Thank you Jenny, superb job!!

June 26th 2009

Got microchipping rights from the Finnish Kennel Club. :-)

Rovaniemi INT June 21st 2009

Italian Greyhounds were judged by Mr. Gerard Cox from Ireland. Ecco, Northgate's Egoiste Exess, was BM-4 and Latte, Northgate's Envy Me, was BB-2 with res-CC & res-cacib. And in the Pharaoh Hounds Tyyne was BB-2 with CC.

Vännäs, Sweden June 13th - 14th 2009

On Saturday Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mr. Korodek Darko from Poland. Skumpan was BM-2 with CC and became Se & Nord Ch. Tyyne was BB-3 with CC. In the Italian Greyhound ring handsome Junior (Northgate's Grain De Folie) was BOB-puppy. It was lovely to see Junior moving around the ring in a loose leash carrying himself proudly!

On Sunday Pharaoh Hounds were judged Ramsing Jens from Denmark. Tyyne was BOS with CC and Skumpan was BOB (photo above). Skumpan was handled into perfection during the weekend by my dear friend Jenny Hall (owner of gorgeous Qing), photo below.

 

Tammela June 6th & 7th 2009, two Pharaoh Hound Specialties

In the traditional specialty "Farkkushow" (Open Show) Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mrs Bernadette Stoneham from the UK. There were totally 43 Pharaoh Hounds entered (plus around 10 puppies). Despite of the chilly weather we had a lovely day; Lucky (Northgate's Don't Blame Me) was BM-4, Mörkö (Northgate's Ain't A Saint) was BM-2 and Skumpan (Northgate's Dom Perignon) won the males. In bitches Mel (Northgate's Drama Queen) was BB-4 and Tyyne (Shalimar Mia Affirmed) won the bitches. Big thanks to Mrs. Snout (Arja Pellinen) for handling Tyyne in the Best In Show, professionally as always! Skumpan was Best In Show and Tyyne BOS. We also had a BIS Breeder's class (Thank you Neme, Lucky and Mörkö & Skumps ) and our Wendy (Northgate's Northern Lights) had BIS progeny class (Thank You D-kids Mel, James, Lucky and Elina who handled my spoiled baby boy Skumpan). Skumpan also got awarded as "most sympathetic dog", Mrs Stoneham said she would take him home...

On Sunday Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mrs Sheila Simm from the UK (37 adults entered). Nealah (Northgate's Heavens I'm Hot) was BOS puppy. Tyyne was again BOS (photo below). Mrs Simm said Tyyne "is a bitch to die for". :-)

May 31st 2009

Hot summer day in Mänttä where Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mrs. Gunnel Holm... Skumpan (Northgate's Dom Perignon) was BOS and sweet little Tyyne (Shalimar Mia Affirmed) got her 3rd BOB in row.

I got an invitation to judge at the Swedish Pharaoh Hound Club's Specialty ( unofficial) "Stora Specialen" at the end of July in Lövudden, Västerås. That will be fun & exciting and also a great honour!

May 23rd-24th 2009

On Saturday at Rauma all breeds show Enzo (Northgate's Forever N Ever) was BM-3 with res-CC, Skumpan (Northgate's Dom Perignon) was BM-2 and Tyyne (Shalimar Mia Affirmed) was BOB with CC. Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mrs Elina Haapaniemi.

And in Sweden gorgeous Qing (Northgate's As You Like It) was Best In Show at Bosjökloster Sighthound Show! Congratulation Jenny & Jocke.

On Sunday at Aptus International in Helsinki Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mr Tapio Eerola. Only Skumpan and Tyyne got an excellent. Skumpan was BOS with cacib and Tyyne BOB with CC.

And in Hyvinkää Lure Coursing fields Neme (Northgate's Angel Innocent) won the competition (11 Pharaohs coursing). Well done Neme!!

Lure Coursing, May 21st 2009

We had only our boys Lure Coursing in Kajaani. Skumpan, Northgate's Dom Perignon, was first with a CC (this was his second competition and also second CC) and Funky, Northgate's Fire And Ice, was second.

May 16th 2009

In Varkaus Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Kim Vigsö Nielsen from Denmark. Nipsu, Northgate's Above And Beyond, was BOS with CC and became new Finnish Champion! Congratulations Katja & Nipsu!

May 10th 2009

Welcome to Finland Solveig!

 

May 2nd 2009

In Skellefteå, Sweden, Italian Greyhounds were judged by Cinzia Aymaretti Camia from Italy. Ecco, Northgate's Egoiste Exess, was BM-2 with CC and almost 6 months old Junior (Northgate's Grain De Folie) was BOB-puppy and Best In Show Puppy!!! Congratulations Maria and Gabrielle!

 

Tyra, Northgate's Fashion Icon, was shown in Mouhijärvi. Mr. Markku Mähönen gave her BOB with CC. Congratulations Heli & Tyra!

We had a puppy "Lure Coursing training" with Nealah and Hugo, after the training the pups were playing together in a beautiful sunny and warm weather, guess they both are tired tonight...

 

 

May 1st 2009

Mel, Northgate's Drama Queen, was BOB with CC in Hollola. Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mrs. Marja Talvitie. Well done Helmiina, congratulations!!

April 25th-26th 2009

On Saturday in Vaasa International Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mrs. Sharon Jakson from the USA. Skumpan, Northgate's Dom Perignon, was BOB with cacib, Merit (Northgate's Before The Dawn) was BB-4, Telma (Northgate's Divine Hanishan) was BB-2 with CACIB and Tyyne (Shalimar Mia Affirmed) was BOS with CC. We also had a best of breed breeders' class.

On Sunday at Lahti International Pharaohs were judged by Mrs. Marja Talvitie. Neme, (Northgate's Angel Innocent) was BB-3 with res-cacib, Telma (Northgate's Divine Hanishan) was BB-2 with cacib (this was her 3rd cacib in 8 days!!!) and Tyyne (Shalimar Mia Affirmed) was again BOS with CC. Lucky (Northgate's Don't Blame Me) was BM-4, Skumpan ( Northgate's Dom Perignon) was BM-3 with res-cacib and Enzo (Northgate's Forever N Ever) was BOB with CC! Again we had Best of Breed breeders' class. In the group Finals only one year old Enzo was placed as BIG-2 by Mrs. Annukka Paloheimo. Congratulations Jenna & Enzo, a job well done!!!!

Harstadt Int, Norway April 18th & 19th 2009

On Saturday Italian Greyhounds were judged by Mr. Göran Bodegård from Sweden. Debbie, Dervisch A Diamond At Northgate, was BB-2 with res-cacib.

On Sunday Mr. Bodegård judged the Pharaoh Hounds. Skumpan, Northgate's Dom Perignon, was BOB with cacib & CC and got himself a Norwegian Champion title. His sister Telma, Northgate's Divine Hanishan, was BOS with CC & cacib and got also N Ch title. Telma was the only one out of the 4 bitches who got an excellent. Even though the trip home took a small eternity, as we had to wait 3 hours in Norway for the fjeld road to be opened (the snow storm had blocked the roads) by a snowplough... and another 2 hours at the Swedish border for the same reason, it was worth all the hours and trouble (I did not make it to the office on Monday morning)... :-)

Lappeenranta International, April 11th 2009

Pharaoh Hounds (8) were judged by Mrs. Marija Kavcic from Slovenia. Tyyne, Shalimar Mia Affirmed, was Best Bitch 2 with CC, Neme (Northgate's Angel Innocent) was BOS with cacib and Skumpan, Northgate's Dom Perignon, was BOB with cacib. In the group finals Mrs. Gabriela Ridarcikova from Slovakia placed Skumpan as BIG-3. Photos will be updated...

UK Pharaoh Hound Club pages

At the UK Phraoh Hound Club pages Mrs Barbara Brooker says (Crufts 2009 results): "My BOB Int Ch Northgate's As You Like It was outstanding in the breed ring, but in the group finals he was majestic". :-)

Qing's criticue: A superb Pharaoh Hound from any angle. I was pleased to see he was presented free standing on a loose lead. His long head is chiselled and well balanced; he has large mobile ears and a long neck. Correctly proportioned and beautifully balanced fore and aft giving him outstanding movement; level back, good depth of brisket with right amount of forechest and return of upper arm, pleasing cut up, correct moderately bent stifles, good legs and feet. All this coupled with such ring presence he took my breath away".

March 29th 2009, New Champions

Skumpan, Northgate's Dom Perignon, was BOB with CC and became Finnish Champion and his sister Telma, Northgate's Divine Hanishan, was BOS with CC and also got her Fin Ch title in Korpilahti. Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mr. Markku Mähönen.

Superstar Qing,(Northgate's As You Like It) was show in Luxemburg where he gained his Ch & LuxW-09 titles by being BOB & BIG-2.

Swedish Winner show Malmö March 22nd 2009

Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Barbka Novak from Slovenia. Qing (Northgate's As You Like It) was BOS and got his 3rd Swedish Winner title in row.

Boden Swedish Sighthound Club Show March 14th 2009

Junior, Northgate's Grain de Folie, made his show début in the puppy class with a lovely result: BOB-puppy and in the group finals BIS-4-puppy! I was told he showed himself like a real pro. Well done Junior & Gabrielle!! Italian Greyhouds were judged by Mr. Markku Kipinä.

Lithuanian Winner & Vilnius Cup Winner Shows March 14th-15th

On Saturday in the Lithuanian Winner Show Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mr. Stefan Popov from Bulgaria. Skumpan (Northgate's Dom Perignon) won the males and got himself a new title; LTW-09.

Tyyne (Shalimar Mia Affirmed) was Best of Breed Junior and got her first title; LTJW-09 (Lithuanian Junior Winner). So both Tyyne & Skumpan went to the Best of Breed competition as well as the cacib-winner bitch who also is from Finland. Skumpan won the Best of Breed.

On Sunday in the Vilnius Cup Winner Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mr. Markku Mähönen from Finland. Again Skumpan won the males and Tyyne was Best Junior. The line up for the Best of Breed was nice: Skumpan, Tyyne & Neme (Northgate's Angel Innocent), bitch cacib & CC winner), photo below (from left to right: Skumpan, Tyyne, Neme).

Skumpan was BOB and in the group finals Mr. Stefan Popov placed him as BIG-3!

With her cacib & CC Neme became INT & Baltic & Lithuanian Champion! Congratulations Hanna & Niko and thanks for the company during the weekend! 2500 km on the wheels but every inch worth driving!

Crufts UK March 5th 2009

I flew to Crufts to see the Hound day and WOW I am glad I was there and saw it!!! Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mrs. Barbara Brooker from the UK. 42 Pharaoh were entered. Qing (Northgate's As You Like It) was shown first time in the UK and at the world famous Crufts and yes he did it: Best of Breed with CC. I have to admit I was all tears....

Me, Jocke and lovely Robin (Jenny's son and my favorite handler) were shaking by the ring side at the Group finals....

Hound Group was judged by Mrs. Anne Mc Donald. She picked 8 to the semi, including Qing... In the Crufts they choose the winner first.... And boy did we shout loud when it was Qing!! I have always been proud of him and his wins but this was beyond my dreams .... I do not find words to describe the feeling... WOW... Hound Group Winner at Crufts 2009: Northgate's As You Like It, the first Pharaoh Hound ever to achieve this spectacular win!!

Rauma Feb 22nd 2009

Tyra, Northgate's Fashion Icon, was BOB with CC and her brother Enzo, Northgate's Forever N Ever, was BOS with CC. Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mr. Per-Erik Wallin from Sweden.

Tuusniemi Feb 21st 2009

Pharaoh Hounds (6) were judged by Mrs. Marjatta Pylvännäinen-Suorsa. Skumpan (Northgate's Dom Perignon) was BOB with CC and Nessu, Northgate's Fuel For Life, was BM-2 with res-CC and Tyyne (Shalimar Mia Affirmed) was BOS with CC.

Keuruu Feb 8th 2009

Nessu, Northgate's Fuel For Life, was shown first time in junior class. He was BOB with CC. Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mr Paavo Mattila.

Turku INT Jan 25th 2009

Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mr Tino Pehar from Croatia. Mörkö, (Northgate's Ain't A Saint), was BOS with cacib and his "little brother" Rölli (Northgate's Front Page News) was BB-2 with CC and Enzo (Northgate's Forever N Ever) BM-4. In bitches Tyra, Northgate's Fashion Icon (litter sister to Rölli & Enzo), was BB-2 with res-CC and our Tyyne (Shalimar Mia Affirmed) was BB-3. We also had a BOB-breeder's class out of 3 different kennels. The judge was so in love with Rölli that he wanted to buy him! Sorry, he is not not for sale! :-)

Kajaani INT 10.1.2009

Had only Skumpan ( Northgate's Dom Perignon) entered, he was BOB with CC and cacib. Pharaoh Hounds were judged by Mrs Ligita Zake from Latvia. In the group finals he made the cut off among the best 8.

Highlights 2008

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