Foundation bitch Fin Ch Builderīs Azalea
SPANIEL BREEDING SINCE 1974-ALREADY 30 YEARS!
As a little girl I dreamed owning a dog and as a birthday present I got my first dog: cockerspaniel. She was not any beauty , but I took my first steps in dogworld with her anyway. I bred her twice, first litter was born 1974, but soon I noticed it is no worth of breeding without excellent foundation bitch. Soon I got a dream of gaining more as a breeder, a dream of being able to breed really top dogs and to become an ambitious and talented breeder making dogs with overall excellent qualities.
So I found my foundation bitch Fin Ch BUILDERīS AZALEA (Fin Ch Admiral of Skyway - Fin Ch
Florence of Forestfire), who is still in pedigrees of every Adamantīs dog. Her grandfather was famous Int & Fin & N Ch W-72, -75, -76 Mompesson Fisherman. She won Best in Show in a minor show. I mated her for first time in Sweden with Huntersmoon, who was made of famous Cleavehill-dogs.
14.9.1976 my first ESS litter was born with first Adamantīs made Best in Show-winner in all breed show in it: Int & Fin Ch ADAMANTīS CHOCOLATE DREAM. This georgeously moving bitch I later on had to sell to Sweden because of my studies, but fortunately she found her place in kennel ROWNTREE, who got this wonderful bitch as a foundation bitch to their famous winning springer spaniels.
On the right: Happy birthday girl with her very first dog: cockerspaniel
Int & Fin Ch Adamantīs Chocolate Dream
Stockholm Grand Hotel, 'Veteran of Veterans 1985' show
Anyway before Adamantīs Chocolate Dream went to Sweden, she had 13 puppies in my kennel, all sired by american bred Multi Champion Salilynīs Passkey. Five of those puppies got International Champion titles: ADAMANTīS CHANCE, ADAMANTīS CLARISSA, ADAMANTīS CHOCOLATE, ADAMANTīS LIVING DREAM and ADAMANTīS LOVEPOTION. Finnish Champion title was awarded to ADAMANTīS ONE AND ONLY DREAM. Adamantīs Chocolate Dream had only one progeny class in Finland, it was shown in international Nordic Winner Show in Helsinki 1980 and it was Best of Breed under Robert M. James, GB and Best in Show under Rainer Vuorinen, FIN.
International champions Adamant's Chocolate
and Adamant's Chance
gained their titles in Sweden in same show
Adamantīs Clarissa and Adamantīs Living Dream,
both Group winners
Since the beginning I have had only 1-2 litters /year. My purpose has allways been to produce springers of high quality, who are sound with typical lovely temperament and who can manage as well at hunting duties. Sometimes I mixed a bit american blood also in my lines, but during the last ten years I have been concentrating more and more to do my best to get the true classic english springer spaniel type with all essential lovely things that are included in breed standard.
In the eighties I imported three males made of Cleavehill-lines: Int & Fin & N Ch CAIRIS LITTLE-BIG-MAN , Int & Nord Ch Fin W-87 INU-GOYA MOUNTAIN CREST and Fin Ch INU-GOYA ANTAEUS.Each one of these boys has had a great influence to my breeding. Inu-Goya Mountain Crest was my most winning springer spaniel until Adamantīs Superman was born in the nineties.
Mountain Crest was The GUN DOG OF THE YEAR -87 and won 28 Best of Breeds,
8 Best in Groups and several Best in Shows. This lovely showdog and superb personality was bred by Frank Bjerklund and Terje Johnsen, kennel Inu-goya, Norway. Inu-goya Anteus was bred also by the same breeders and I picked them both up from Norway in April 1986. In the eighties I also did well with my breeding; many new international champions got their titles and we won numerous Best of Breeds, Best in Groups and Best in Shows.
Int & Fin & N Ch Cairis Little-Big-Man
(Zeb - Cairistiona av Simmatorp)
Int & Nord CH FIN W-87 Inu-goya Mountain Crest
(GB Sh Ch Cleavehill Johnnie Walker - Coorigil Limelight)
Fin CH Inu-goya Antaeus
(Int Ch Brigadoon New Generation of York - N Ch Cleavehill National Velvet)
The most winning at this time of our own bred dogs was Int & Fin Ch ADAMANTīS LEADING LADY, who was sold to Sweden to famous NOBHILL kennel. This bitch won over 20 BOB:s and several Best in Shows and she is still to me one of my personal favourites. Most important to our breeding among Inu-goya Mountain Crest puppies was Int Ch HAVIS AMANDA, mother of Int & Fin Ch SV-97 ADAMANTīS SOUND OF SUCCESS.
Most important among Inu-goya Antaeus puppies to us was Int & Fin & N Ch
ADAMANTīS EYE APPEAL, who was first sold to kennel Inu-goya, Norway, but we were lucky to get her back at 5 years age. She won BIS in Norway and she was the English Springer Spaniel of the year 1992 in Finland. Some other most winning Adamantīs springers in the eighties were also Int & Fin Ch, Fin Obed. Ch, Fin Track.Ch ADAMANTīS ROBIN HOOD, Int & Fin & S Ch, Fin Obed. Ch ADAMANTīS MADAM DE LUCE and Nordic Winner-82 ADAMANTīS RINGLEADER.
Adamantīs Madam de Luce was mother of six champions, three of them got international champion titles. We kept ourselves Int & Fin Ch ADAMANTīS JEANNE dīARC (Best in Show winner in all breed show) and ADAMANTīS LA GRANDE DAME (Best in show-2 in all breed show). Most famous of La Grande Dame puppies was our Int & Fin Ch, Bodensee Winner -95 ADAMANTīs GENGIS KHAN, who got his last ticket in Friedrischafen (Germany) international show, where Ed Simpson (GB) was judging.
Int & Fin& N Ch Adamantīs Leading Lady, Best in Show-winner
(Int & Nord Ch Windsong`s Pralin - Int & Fin & N Ch Adamantīs
Int & Fin Ch Havis Amanda , Best in Show winner
She gained her title in Monte Carlo, Monaco, under Leslie Page
(Int & Nord Ch W-87 Inu-goya Mountain Crest - Fin Ch Springdale Life Style)
Int & Fin& N Ch Adamantīs Eye Appeal,
Best in Show winner
(Fin Ch Inu - goya Antaeus - Int & Fin Ch Adamantīs Touch of Chance)
Int & Fin Ch Bodensee Winner -95
Adamantīs Gengis Khan
(Fin Ch Inu-goya Antaeus - Adamantīs La Grande Dame)
Best in Show winner
During all these years every 4. of the puppies I bred gained at least Finnish Champion title and every year at least one INT CH title was awarded to Adamantīs springers. Adamantīs springers have also got champion titles in tracking and obedience and some of them have won as well champion of the year titles in obedience
trial and field trials, gundog working included.
In the nineties all of this changed towards super success. We had won a lot before, but the real winning rain became to show its first signs when we got the wonderful bitch Int & Fin Ch SW-97 ADAMANTīS SOUND OF SUCCESS. She proved to be really worth of her name, she was the first sound of the success I had been dreaming about at early seventies.
Next year 1995 we got both Int & Fin Ch, World Winner -98, Fin W-98 ADAMANTīS SUPERMAN and Int & Fin Ch ADAMANTīS ESTEE LAUDER, this wonderful brace has been our lucky strike.
Two important keys for our success have been:
Multi Ch, Multi Winner Salilynīs Passkey,
who was owned by kennel Finnline (left),
Multi Ch, Multi Winner Whisborne Devil in Disguise,
who was owned by kennels Siegerīs & Whisborne
Click photos to see some progeny classes!
Helsinki international winner show -97
Best of Breed
FIN W-97 Adamantīs Shakespeare (brother of Adamantīs Superman),
BOS Adamantīs Estee Lauder.
Judge Ed Simpson, GB
We had won every now and then during all these years some Best in Show awards with our breeders classes, but when these three were getting their place in our groups we have been winning about 10 Best in Show awards in breeders classes per year and most of these in big international and national all breed shows.
So we gained excellent results in TOP BREEDERS rankig list all breeds:
3. BEST BREEDER IN FINLAND 1996
2. BEST BREEDER IN FINLAND 1997
4. BEST BREEDER IN FINLAND 1998
New millennium year 2000 was the most unforgettable year for us so far. We hardly believe those records we can not ever repeat, as Adamants springers won
10 x Best in Show, 62 x Best of Breed, 26 x Group 1, several puppy-, veteran-, progeny- and breeder BIS- breeder awards in different countries as European, Scandinavian countries and even Australia!!!
Year 1999 I got judging rights for Springers and after that by now nearly all Gun Dog breeds. So this has changed a little
my future plans when judging and educating in that very interesting and lovely new 'profession' will take a lot of time.
So probably showing own dogs will be less as it used to be during those most super winning years.
But it looks like as our breeding will go on. We have had few litters also in beginning of new millennium and have also exported some puppies to USA, Canada and Italy lately.
Even more co work with foreign breeders is beginning to happen , which is good when thinking
the possibilities to get best results in breeding programme as a whole picture.
Even more there is to learn about this wonderful breed; it is all life time lasting passion!