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Aus Ch Turnukan Ivalo (Imp Fin)

​Registration: FI20971/11

DOB:               24/2/2011
Sire:                Eisenfest Viisas
Dam:               FI CH Turnukan Bippana
Hip Score:      A/A

Hip Index:      108 (2014)

Elbows:          TBA
Eyes:              Clear (2014)
prcd-PRA:      Clear

GSD-II:             Normal

Heart:              Cardiac certificate of examination- clear (31/10/2015)

COI %:               4.16% (over 8 generations)
Bred by:         Nina Toitturi, Turnukan Kennels, Finland

Owned by:     Melissa Sparrow and Orical Kennels

We couldn't believe our luck when Miia Vääräniemi from Dagolas Kennels Finland offered Iilvari to us! (Pronounced Eve-ar-i, with a roll of the tongue if you are talented!) Bred by Nina Toitturi at Turnukan Kennels in Finland, Miia had been waiting for the right Turnukan puppy for some time when Iilvari was born. Iilvari lived at Dagolas Kennels from 7 weeks of age, and in that time has grown into a very impressive young man.

Due to ever expanding business committments, the kennel needed to down size, It was a very difficult decision for Miia to part with her beloved dogs and one she did not arrive at easily. Ultimately though, the decision was based on what was best for the dogs and for the breed. We will never be able to thank Miia enough for making these selfless decisions. 

Iilvari is a fun loving boy with boundless energy and enthusiasm. His every move and every expression is happy and confident. While at the same time being incredibly sweet, gentle, cuddly and without a hint of arrogance. Such a beautiful temperament! 

Iilvari was cared for by Dagolas Kennels whilst we prepared for his export. We greatly thank Miia for minding Iilvari during this time and performing the tasks required for his export. Iilvari has performed some stud duties in Finland, leaving behind some lovely little Iilvari's to leave his mark on his homeland. 


We greatly enjoyed holidaying with Iilvari (and Asta, Pimu and Nuppu) in Europe in the European Spring of 2013. Iilvari did very well in the show ring and received lovely feedback from judges. Since his arrival in Australia he has earned his Australian Championship with some lovely wins along the way.


Iilvari resides with the Sparrow family in Victoria where he is doted upon by his adoring fans (the Sparrow children). 



Photo credit- Mari Kemppainen

Iilvari Critiques

Show Career Highlights

  • Group Show 11.5.2013, Pöytyä (Finland). Judge Esa Ruotsalainen. Excellent grading. SA. 1st in open class. 4th best male. Reserve CAC. 26 entries. *

  • International Dog Show 11.5.2013, Helsinki (Tuomarinkartanon vinttikoirarata). Judge Saija Juutilainen. Excellent grading. 2nd in open class. 22 entries. *

  • Budapest Grand Prix CACIB Show, Budapest, Hungary 15.5.2013. . Judge Ligita Zake. Excellent grading. 2nd in class. Reserve CAC. (no critique provided).

  • World Dog Show, Budapest, Hungary 16.5.2013. Judge Marja Talvitie (Finland). Excellent grading. 2nd in class. Reserve CAC. (no critique provided).

  • World Club Show for Sledding Breeds. Budapest, Hungary. 17.5.2013. Judge Mr. Leif-Herman Wilberg (N). Excellent grading. 1st in class. Best male. Best opposite sex of breed. CAC.

  • Pinksters Show, Arnhem Netherlands. 18.5.2013. Judge W. Roem (Netherlands). Excellent grading. 3rd in class.

  • KVN Show, Wieze Belgium. 19.5.2013. Judge Weijenborg-Weggemans Elly (Netherlands). Excellent grading. 2nd best male. Reserve CAC. (no critique provided)


*Am looking for critique/need translated.​

Iilvari Album 2011-2013

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