The dogs !

We have 14 active racing dogs in our kennel. Photos by Lassi Puhtimäki and Seppo Rokkanen.

Raitanen-07

(Chris, o. Laitinen x Ellis Rusty)

Main leader and my breeding female
Born 25.7.2007,
24 kg, 57 cm
Pedigree

She was the leader of my first world champion broze medal team in Hamar, Norway (2011). Several Finnish championship medals in limited classes. Her father is famous open class leader dog Rusty (Egil Ellis) and her mother was open class leader Chris (Ari Laitinen). Chris is full sister of Rudi Robert’s leader and breeding male Diatz (A.Laitinen).

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.

Sohjo-13 alias ”Sohlo”

(Raitanen x Akiina’s Cimeoni)

Main leader, breeding female,
Born 14.1.2013, 25 kg, 58 cm

Pedigree

She is Raitanen’s sprightly girl. She runs mainly as leader or swing dog. Sohjo loves hugs and follows me step by step where ever I go. WC silver medalist and leader in Todmoos, 2015 and European Champion in Savalen 2016, Norway. Several Finnish championship medals in limited classes.

Louhi-13

(Raitanen x Akiina’s Larry)

Swing or leader dog, breeding female
Born 7.8.2013, 24 kg, 58 cm
Pedigree

Louhi has lovely temperament and shis is very easy, eager and brave dog. Best dog of L-litter.
EC 2018 Sp6 5th place
WE 2109 Sp6 6th place
2 x Finnish Champion

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.

Available for breeding in Tammela.

Jare-17

(Raitanen x Speedy, o. Jurvelin)

Leader, male
Born 9.8.2017, 34 kg, 66 cm

Pedigree

Silver medalist in Sp6 in  EC 2020, Åsarna, Sweden.
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.
3 x Finnish Champion in Sp6 and DR4

 

Jippu-17

(Raitanen x Speedy, o. Jurvelin)

Leader dog, 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
3 x Finnish Ch medalist

 

Jarla-18

(Raitanen x Speedy, o. Jurvelin)

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

Ready for action in the season 2021-2022.

Castor-18

(Bean Cook x Stick Cook)

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

Pedigree

Cook-line Alaskanhusky

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

 

Caius-18

(Bean Cook x Stick Cook)

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

Cook-line Alaskanhusky

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

 

Cmore-19

(JouJi x Castor)

Teamdog, male
Born 1.9.2019, 30 kg, 67 cm
Pedigree

Ready for action in the season 2021-2022.
Finnish Championship 2021, bronze  in DR4.

Cuura-20

(Särmä x Stick Cook)

Born 3.9.2020, male, 64 cm
Pedigree

Yearling. Learning basics of sled dog sport.

Connery-20

(Särmä x Stick Cook)

Born 3.9.2020, male, 62 cm
Pedigree

Yearling. Learning basics of sled dog sport.

Cepponen-20

(Särmä x Stick Cook)

Born 3.9.2020, female, 60 cm
Pedigree

Yearling. Learning basics of sled dog sport.

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