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Possum finishes her title in style!

Where to begin... Miss Possum is a special girl thats for sure. From her impressive list of tricks to her stunning breed type, she has both brains and beauty!

Possum was born on the 31/10/2020 from our Reimu and Parra litter, and what a phenomenal litter it was!

Talia came to us looking for a dog she could train to do tricks and possibly show. Baby 'Asteria' reminded us of her grandma Asta, who is known for her intellect, and she had wonderful structure and breed type. We matched them together and have loved following their journey together over the years, with the pair constantly astounding us with what they have accomplished together..... And they have created the most beautiful life together ❤️

Possum's registered name is Orical Asteria, which is a play of her grandma Asta's name, as the resemblance to Asta was present from the moment she was born. Now Possum is a big girl she reminds us so much more of Asta's mother, the legendary Dagolas Haltiatar (Mila), who was, in her day, the top bitch in Finland. Lauren had the pleasure of meeting Mila at her families home in 2019, it is a memory she will always treasure as Mila passed away shortly thereafter.

Dagolas Haltiatar Orical Asteria

Lauren meeting Mila, the mother of Asta, and grandmother of Possum, in 2019 in Finland.

It's so heart warming seeing traits of special Lappies from yesteryear in our Lappies of today. While they are gone, they live on....

Back to Miss Possum....

Her first show at 6 months old she took out Best of Breed against our Akela, who undoubtably has been the most successful Finnish Lapphund bitch at breed level in Australia. So this was quite a feat for young Possum!

In August 2023 we invited Possum to come on the Working Pack Dog Hikes with us and both Lauren and myself were in absolute awe of her and her incredible coat! We asked Talia if she would mind if we took Possum to Victoria with us in November 2023 where we would be exhibiting under some Finnish judges! She said yes!

I was so excited to take Possum with us as I love nothing more than hanging out with her.

During her trip to Victoria, Possum scored herself a 23 point Best of Breed! And then went on to win Runner Up Best in Group under a wonderful Finnish judge who had so many wonderful compliments for her! See blog post here about this win specifically

In March we had the Sydney Royal and The Finnish Lapphund Club of NSW Specialty Show and we thought we'd ask to borrow Possum again for these shows.

Possum blew us all away taking our BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOW!!! Under another Finnish judge who said he would gladly have her and his Runner Up to Best in Specialty Show represent his home country!

We couldn't wipe the smile off our faces!

This weekend she added to her impressive list of wins with a BEST AUSTRALIAN BRED IN GROUP!!!

To finish off the weekend Possum couldn't leave it at what we had... she took out BEST IN GROUP!!!! Against some absolutely incredible competition including Supreme Champions.

Wow wow wow to say we are impressed and proud is an understatement 🎉

In her short amount of time timing, Possum has now achieved her Australian Championship title, doing so with incredible wins along the way.

Thank you again to her wonderful owners Talia and Evan who have shared her with us and allowed us to take her to a different state and camping a few times. Without their support this would not have been possible ❤️

Possum is kept in amazing condition and is so well trained it is truely gob smacking, her extensive list of tricks have impressed so many people we have met along the way and she has stolen so many hearts! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Congratulations Possum!

You can follow Possum on Instagram @possumthelappie


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