I am Anne
Hakkarainen and I live in Lievestuore, in the middle of Finland. We builded a house in 2009 to the
peaceful countryside where the children and dogs have the best place
to grow up.
I've been a great fan of animals since I was a child.
I took the dogs of the neighbours out for a walk and took care of them
meanwhile the owners were out of town. Especially I remember Finnish
Spitz Seri and smooth coated collie Piki. Also German Shephard Viki
was one of the dogs I used to walk with. Fortunately I had these dogs
to take care of as I did not have a dog of my own yet. Friend of mine
Marika gave me two budgerigars called Armi and Danny . Well, that was
something as I could not have the dog I wished for. Later when Danny
passed away Armi got a new friend, Mini budgerigar.
I have been going to horse stables since I was 6 yrs. Old. My uncle
had horses and with him I began to visit horse stables of Kaarlo and
Kari Ahokas. I spent all my spare time including holidays there.
Keeping myself busy with the horses proved out to be useful experience
for life for me; taking responsibility of expensive trotters and
fysically hard work were good lectures of life.
The friend I used to go to the horse stables with, Jaana, moved away
because of her studies. We made a deal of me taking care her German
Shephard Sissinheimon Zaramani "Saara" meanwhile. I even took part to
the working dog competitions with Saara. Finally in 1989 I got my
first golden retriever bitch, Fin Ch Bammelohren Amazing Beauty.
Beatta was a great personality with high self-esteem and obstinacy.
And I was the one, who had thought there's no need for debate with
goldens! I had to admit I was wrong. Despite of all the "battles" we
had Beatta turned out to have a fabulous character. She became the
first brood bitch of Kennel Gladtail. We took part to field trial
qalification more than once; not because she wouldn't have had the
inclinations of the right kind, but she was telling me what to do and
not vice versa as it should have been.
Dogshows were the hobby we shared even though Beatta was not one of
the brightest star. I often went to the dogshows with a friend of mine,
Hannele Tammivuori, whose Hungarian vizlas I successfully presented.
Beatta died suddenly at the age of 11. She was the dog of my life.
Beatta's daughter, Fin Ch &Lv Ch & tracking Champion Bammelohren Dear
Lady Twist has also been an excellent bitch. Unfortunately for Brenda
field trial began a bit too late and she was a bit too old. After all
she managed to get up to winnerclass in field trial getting second
prize, about which I am especially proud of.
Me and my
dogs autumn 2005