Saga's Show News 2012

Saga (SBIS C.I.B Nord Ch Softouch Pinquana) is turning 11 in February,
so we decided that year 2012 would be her last show year.
And results have been amazing...
Currently Saga is Top Whippet Bitch #1 in Finland (and also Top Veteran). :))))
Whippet of The Year list 

Here are some highlights/nice critiques from Saga's shows in 2012:


Judge: Lori Lawrence, USA (Starline)

"Feminine head piece. Lovely neck into shoulder. Beautiful balanced outline. Well let down hocks. Nice movement when viewed from all angles. Overall lovely bitch."

VET 1. HP BB-2 & BIS-veteran


Judge: Molly Rule-Steele, Australia (Taejaan)

"Brindle bitch. Beautiful size. Beautiful underline. Pretty head. Lovely eye shape. Well cristed neck. Good front. Good strength to her thigh. Quality bitch. True going. Sound coming. Moves very well in profile. Holding style."

VET EXC/1 CCQ BB-2 & BIS-veteran


Judge: Kristin Kerem

"Erittäin kaunis 10v. veteraaninarttu. Erinomainen pää. Erinomainen kaula ja ylälinja. Hyvät kulmaukset edessä ja takana. Riittävä eturinta. Erinomainen rintakehän syvyys.
Liikkuu edestä vähän laajasti, muuten erinomaisesti"

VET EXC/1 CCQ BB-2 & BOB-veteran


Judge: Svante Frisk, Sweden

BOB Saga - BOS Multi Ch Whiptails Salt'n Pepper

"Utmärkt tiken. Mycket vackert huvud. bra brett i skallen. Fina ögon, lite hårda öron. Bra bett. utmärkt överlinje. Fint vinklad fram och bak. Mycket väl utfylld i bröstkorgen. Stark kondition. Rör sig ok bak, lite brett och ostabilt fram. utmärkt rastypiska rörelse från sidan. Härlig temperament. Högsta kvalitet."

VET EXC/1 CCQ BB-1 & BOB & BOB-veteran


Judge: Birgit Wamberg, Denmark

"Elegant long head. Nice fill in front. Very good spring of rib. Nicely arched make of neck. Deep brisket. Long firm loin. Very balanced silhouette, but would like slightly more rise over loin. Moves true, with plenty of reach and drive."

VET EXC/1 CCQ BB-1 & BOB & BOB-veteran & BIS-3 -veteran


Judge: Bo Bengtson, USA (Bohem)

"Ideal type and balance. Beautiful. Very feminin. Beautiful mover. Well handled."

VET 1. UK BIS-veteran (unofficially 6th Best Bitch)


Jyväskylä Int 10.11.2012
Judge: Erin Brown, Australia

BOB-veteran Saga - BOS-veteran Ch Sobresalto Quixotic

"A fine bitch with good head proportions. Pleasing eyes. Well placed ears. Good neck flow into well placed shoulders. Excellent depth of chest. Reasonable good topline. Excellent hindangulation. Well muscled. Moves very cleanly. Well done for her age!"

VET EXC/1 CCQ BOB-veteran


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From this day forward Grand-Old-Lady "Saga" Softouch Pinquana
will enjoy her well deserved retirement and leaves showgrounds for younger generations. :)

We have so many sweet and happy memories from the show rings, these past 10 years have been more than ever can dream of, starting from junior classes all the way to veteran classes. Results speak themselves:

Top whippet bitch in Finland #4 in 2004 
Top whippet bitch in Finland #5 in 2005 
Top whippet bitch in Finland #2 in 2006 
Top whippet bitch in Finland #3 in 2007 
Top whippet bitch in Finland #10 in 2008 
Top whippet bitch in Finland #5 in 2009 
Top whippet bitch in Finland #2 in 2010
(Shown only few times in 2011)
Currently Top whippet bitch in Finland #1 in 2012

Top whippet veteran in Finland #1 in 2010
Currently Top whippet veteran in Finland #1 in 2012

And icing on the cake and the most highlight: 
Best In Show, Swedish Sighthound Club Specialty, 
Tammsvik 2005 (Skokloster Summer Show) 

Thank you all for these Ten Golden Years! ♥