The dogs !

We have 8 active racing dogs in our kennel in Tammela. Photos by Lassi Puhtimäki and Seppo Rokkanen.

Särmä-13

(Raitanen x Akiina’s Cimeoni)

Main leader, breeding female
Born 14.1.2013,
23 kg, 57 cm
Pedigree

Särmä is my fastest dog. She often takes the lead in the last day of race, when more speed is needed. Särmä hates strange handlers and especially their hats. Särmä means ”sharp edge” and describes her temperament.

Scandinavian Champion 2015 in Sp6, Swe.
WC 2015 silver medalist in Sp6, Germany.
European Champion 2016 in Sp6, Norway.  
World Cup winner 2018 in Sp6.
EC 2020 silver medalist in Sp6, Åsarna, Swe.
4 x Finnish Champion in Sp6 and
2 x Finnish Champion  in DR4J.

Remes-16

(Sandy, o. A.Laitinen x Rock, o. Y.Hoel)

Swing or wheel dog, male
Born 22.7.2016, 30 kg, 65 cm
Pedigree

Finnish champion 2019, 2020 in Sp6 and DR4. Silver medalist in Sp6 in  EC 2020, Åsarna, Sweden. Wheel dog in WC 2022 in Sp6 in Hamar, Norway.

Jare-17

(Raitanen x Speedy, o. Jurvelin)

Main leader, male
Born 9.8.2017, 34 kg, 66 cm

Pedigree

Silver medalist in Sp6 in  EC 2020, Åsarna, Sweden. Leader in WC 2022 in Hamar, Norway.
Finnish champion 2019, 2020 in Sp6  and DR4. 

Available for breeding in Tammela.

JouJi-17

(Raitanen x Speedy, o. Jurvelin)

Leader dog, female
Born 9.8.2017, 24 kg, 61 cm
Pedigree

Leader and silver medalist in Sp6 in  EC 2020, Åsarna, Sweden. Swing dog in WC 2022 in Sp6 in Hamar, Norway.
3 x Finnish Champion in Sp6 and DR4

 

Jippu-17

(Raitanen x Speedy, o. Jurvelin)

Main leader, female
Born 9.8.2017, 24 kg, 61 cm

Pedigree

Leader and silver medalist in Finnish championship 2020 in sp6.
EC 2020 4th in Sp4J, Leader in WC 2022 in Sp6 in Hamar, Norway.
3 x Finnish Ch medalist

 

Jarla-18

(Raitanen x Speedy, o. Jurvelin)

Team dog, female
Born 7.11.2018, 23 kg, 57 cm
Pedigree

 

Cuura-20

(Särmä x Stick Cook)

Born 3.9.2020, male, 64 cm
Pedigree

Young dog.

Cepponen-20

(Särmä x Stick Cook)

Born 3.9.2020, female, 60 cm
Pedigree

Young dog. 

Dogs located in the kennel of Ari Laitinen in Iisalmi

Photos by Seppo Rokkanen.

Caius-18

(Bean Cook x Stick Cook)

Leader or team dog, male
Born 22.9.2018, 25 kg, 65 cm
Pedigree

 

Swing dog in WC 2022 in Sp6 in Hamar, Norway

Owners: Riitta Kempe, Ari Laitinen, Juha-Pekka Björkstedt

Located in Ari Laitinen Racing sleddogs kennel in Iisalmi.

 

Castor-18

(Bean Cook x Stick Cook)

Team dog, male
Born 22.9.2018, 28 kg, 62 cm

Pedigree

Owners: Riitta Kempe, Ari Laitinen, Juha-Pekka Björkstedt
Located in Ari Laitinen Racing sleddogs kennel in Iisalmi.

 

Stick-11

DeeDee (Malo-Rivest) x Gyro (Cook)

Breeding male, leader or team dog

Born 2011, 27 kg, 58 cm

Pedigree
Breeders: Raymond & Kevin Cook (CAN).
The Pas 10-dogs World Champion in 2015. Fur Rondy 2014 silver medalist and 2013 4th. Stick was leading the team of Cook for several wins.

Available for breeding in Iisalmi (Ari Laitinen)

Owners: Ari Laitinen, Riitta Kempe, Juha-Pekka Björkstedt (since 3/2017)

Stick was tested negative in all the genetic diseases that Embark DNA-test screens for (163 genetic diseases) including Alaskan Husky Encephalopathy, Subacute Necrotizing Encephalomyelopathy (SLC19A3) and Malignant Hyperthermia (RYR1) that are common in this breed. His hips, elbows and spine are x-rayed and clean.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cook line Alaskanhuskies

Cook line Alaskanhuskies are quite rare in Europe. These dogs are competitive option to increase genetic variation in our sled dog population.

Kevin Cook won the Pas 12 times (last time 2015) and Raymond Cook 6 times. The Pas is 3 X 56 km race. Fur Rondy is about 3 x 40 km race. Stick is one of the few living sons of Gyro, that was Cook’s long-term leader dog and top breeding male. Stick’s dam DeeDee was also ”Rondy-dog” and second in Rondy 2014. DeeDee’s breeders are Anny Malo and Marco Rivest, who are Canadian champions in sled dog sports (Wyoming Stage Stop Race 2019 & 2020 Champion).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bean-14

Breeding female

Born 2014, 21 kg
Cook-line Alaskanhusky
Breeders: Raymond & Kevin Cook (CAN).

 

Owners: Riitta Kempe, Ari Laitinen, Juha-Pekka Björkstedt (since 3/2017)

Pedigree