The first time I heard about Helmi was in the middle of January 2004. That was
the day when Joan Grant wrote to me asking if there could be a possibility to
import one of her pups to Finland.
It sounded like a good idea, something special - as there has never been a case
where a Finnish Spitz would have been IMPORTED to Finland. Exportation - yes of
course - that's nothing special, but importing - maybe Helmi will gain
publicity by being the first - but hoping not the last import.
Joan Grant, owner of Jayenn's kennels, has bred Finnish Spitz for 30 years.
Numerous pups have been born in her kennel and as numerous are all the
Champions and Winners that have a Jayenn's prefix. Visit
In the litter where Helmi was born were altogether five females and have an
additional "Hot Nickel" middle name - except Helmi - as it would have been too
long name for the Finnish studbook, which only can take 15 letters including
spaces. Hot Nickel comes from the dam's and sire's names - as the dam is
Jayenns RedHOT Flying Colors and the sire is Pikkinokka's Nordisk Niccolite =
Click the photographs to get into Fly's and Nicc's pages
I have declared myself as a "God Mother" to Helmi as I did not have
an opportunity to take her myself. And this is my gift to her that I will keep
these pages to make her known by everyone of you.
New update 3rd of May 2004
Helmi arrived to Kuopio via Helsinki on the 23rd of April 2004 safe and sound
with full of spirit and activity. It seemed that she did not mind the long
journey at all. If you wish to follow Helmi's adventures click her own page - I
will update them when there is something new to say.
New update 26th of May 2004
I received new photos from Joan and I have loaded them on Harakka's and Holly's
pages. Helmi or nowadays Ruuti has a new play pal. Johanna has bought a new
Siberian Husky pup (8wks) and Ruuti and the little one have made very good
friends and fit together well, playing and running all around the house - and
making a lot of noise - of course. Ruuti is attending an unofficial match-show
on the weekend - we'll see what happens. Hold your thumbs up! I have also added
Nicc's page now, click the photo.
New update 30th of May 2005
Many pages have been put up during this year. All girls have received their own
pages. Helmi/Ruuti's show result page is the latest to have been updated. Ruuti
is doing well in her show carreer as she has already received three CCs. She
can take as many CCs as she is given until the age of 2 years. Then the last
one, be it what ever number, will give her her Championship - of course if she
has the Hunting Trial completed.
New update 17th of June 2006
Joan and Leslie were here to visit our place. Joan did not hesitate to step in the rowing boat for the trip over the river. And Ivan did not either mind the journey, even if he had never been in a boat before. He sat on Lesley's lap like a king. We had a really interesting afternoon talking "dogs". I hope everyone of us learned something new. Thank you for coming, I will never forget your visit here.