Our Follies-Kennel was started in the 70's with two black bitches FI CH Susanset Inez and Susanset Jokeriina. The present stock, however, is based on British imported bitches of which the two first were yellows, Heatherbourne Partypiece (GB SH CH Poolstead Problem – GB SH CH Hetherbourne Top Tune) born 1978 one CC, and FI CH Balrion Witching Hour, born 1982 (GB SH CH Bradking Cassidy – GB SH CH Balrion Wicked Lady). Very succesful litter mates from these lines were FI CH Follies Uriah Heap, FI CH Follies Ursula Andress and Follies Up To Date (3 CC's) born 1986 by Patime's Timebomb – Follies Milk and Honey.
One of the absolutely top winning males in the 90's was the yellow INT & FI CH Follies Cutty Sark (born 1989 by Wtherlam Mace – Follies Viscountess), a Withcing Hour great-grandson. He had several BIS and BOS wins at the biggest breed specialty shows under famous breed specialist judges.
From 1991 my daughter Anna-Liisa has been officially co-owner of our kennel. She has shown our dogs from her childhood, trained them to pass their field tests and is now primus motor of the kennel.
Our star in the beginning of 2000 CIB, FI, EE CH NordW-01 FIW-01-02 Follies Storm Petrel (yellow male born 1998 FI CH Brookhill's Daddy's Hope – Follies Olympia) was grandson of Cutty Sark. He has had some really thrilling wins at shows with several BOB's and twice best male at LRC's Club Show.
Now that enough time has passed we can see, that it was worth keeping fringers crossed for the litter DE & VDH CH Tweedledum Crispy Duck – Follies Wood Lark (by Storm Petrel) born -02 as three of the outcome have made a very good career. Our own FI CH FIW-05 Follies I Love Lucy has fullfilled our hopes in many ways as she has had some relly good wins at shows e.g. Winning Lab Club's Specialty Show BIS in -04 under Les Brabban, Cambremer. Lucy's litterbrother CIB, RUS, BLR, EE, FI CH Follies Imperial Eagle went to Russia, but has won also well in Finland being BIS at Lab Club's Main Specialty show and Best Male and BOS at the club's Club Show, both in -04. Later on he has been constant winner in veteran classes the crown being BOS-veteran at WW-Show in Helsinki 2014. Chocolate littersister Follies Instant Coffee has had some very good wins in her new home in Czech Republic.
From Lucy's litter with AM CH Hidhtide Bonaventure Cap'n Jack a black male SE & NO CH Follies Voyager went to Eaton's kennel in Sweden. We mated our yellow FI CH Sparkhouse Follies May Day (GB SH CH EE CH EE JCH Follies Ivar – EE CH EE JCH Follies Funny Finn) to him in 2014. Two from that litter were retained, yellow male Follies Wilhelm and black bitch Follies Wish Kiss and both of them are already Finnish Champions. Two yellows went to Eaton's where the bitch got her SE Tracking CH title in 2015 and the male was Best Male with CC in Stockholm at Swedish Winner 2015 show. Follies Wish Kiss is mated in June 2016 with Multi Ch Stenveyz Mango-Mango.
In 2003 we took in a black bitch Cayenne from chocholate bitch Bubbling Marionette (by GB CH Cambremer Tom Cobley of Charway) who was mated to our own black FI CH Follies Rule Of Thumb (Follies My Name Is Fred – Trendmaker's She's Got The Look)). Cayenne has got her FI CH title and her line is breeding on as in October -15 a black and chocolate litter was born to her granddaughter Follies Quesada (Follies Whiz Kid – Follies Game Point, a Mon Oncle and Cayenne daughter). The sire of this litter is GB CH Naiken Zephyr (GB SH CH Naiken Way Out West – GB CH Naiken Russian Rhythm). Black and chocolate males stayed at home to keep us awake and worried for some time to come.
In 2001 we got two very important broods by Storm Petrel. The black Tweedledum Folies Bergerer (out of Tweedledum Curtain Call) got her 3 CC's in Finland and 1 CC in Estonia. From her first litter by MULTI CH Rocheby Smokescreen we kept at home a yellow bitch Follies Opera Comique who was BIS Puppy at LRC's Puppy & Veteran Show in 20014 and got 2 CC's later on. In 2005 Tweedledum Folies Bergerer had two black puppies by Mallorn's Romeo. The bitch Follies Moulin Rouge went to Stenveyz in Russia while the male Follies Mon Oncle stayed at home. Both did amazingly well at shows getting their CIB titles and many more. At Vaasa Specialty in 2008 they took the double Mon Oncle being BIS under Caron Morton, Dakross. Mon Oncle was LRC's Show Labrador of the Year three times running -06, -07 and -08. His daughter Follies Big Bertha (out of Saskian Twix) when mated to Queijeiro Da Vinci got three black puppies of which Follies Ivar went to Sparkhouse in Estonia, got his title there and was then leased to Ramsayville in Scotland. There he was made up and became so the first ever Finnish Labrador to het his GB SH CH title!
In 2009 Tweedledum Folies Bergerer had her last litter by AM CH Lubberline Martingale. Black dog Follies Mason got his Russian title at Stenveyz. Yellow bitch Follies Maryland has done enormously well for Waterline's kennel being Specialty winner several times as well as LRC's Show Labrador of the Year 2012. Another yellow Follies Michigan has CC's and CACIB's both in Finland and Estonia and was BOS in LRC Club Show at 2013 and the black FI, EE CH Follies Madison was twice LRC Main Specialty BIS and BIS at the Club Show.
All of these siblings have bred on and there are several promising youngsters we have high hopes for. Michigan's daughter Follies Romeo's Juliet (by CIB, FI, EE, RU Ch Mouldhill's Gleam Of Glory) has two CC's and Madison young outcome (born -14 by GB SH CH IR CH Carpenny Made A Million) are doing well in Italy and in England and our own beautiful yellow bitch Follies Finntastique has been BIS puppy ar LRC Club Show 2015 and BIS at LRC Main Specialty at 2016 and has two CC's to her credit.
Another important brood by Storm Petrel and born in -01 was the cream coloured FI CH Rosanan Ice Follies (out of FI CH Rosanan Be My Rose). She was co-owned with the breeder and was made up in great style when she won BIS at Lab Club's Main Specialty in 2005 under Bolette Heering, Melicmark. Her black son Follies No Kidding (by Cricklecreed Cruising Along) won junior class in the same show and was made up later on. Ice Follies yellow litter by Loch Mor Spencer has made us really proud. All four males were made up CIB CH Follies Tintoretto in France, NordCH NoCH DkCH SeCH(U) DKW-10 DKKW-10 Follies Traveller in Denmark, Trovatore and Tasso here in Finland. Their sister Tessa has one CC and is mother to EE CH EEJCH Follies Funny Finn, dam to the earlier mentioned FI CH Sparkhouse Follies May Day.
Now in the beginning of 2016 – we have moved and our kennel is situated in one and same address, which we hope is making things easier for us and the dogs. Our young hopes for the future are three Follies bitches born in 2015 and a yellow male Carpenny Leonard (MULTI CH Leonardo of Angel's Head – Carpenny Maid For Me) born -14 who has already delighted us in many occasions. He was best male with CC at Retriever Specialty, under Martin O'Donoghue, Philipstown, BOS puppy at LRC's Club Show 2015 and BIS puppy at LRC's Puppy & Veteran Show 2015.
FI CH Susanset Inez
FI CH Follies Ursula Andress
CIB FI CH Follies Cutty Sark
Multi Ch Follies Storm Petrel
FI CH FIW-05 Follies I Love Lucy
SE uCH NO CH Follies Voyager
FI CH Cayenne
Multi Ch Follies Moulin Rouge
FI Ch EE Ch Follies Madison
FI CH Balrion Withcing Hour
Follies Up To Date
FI CH Follies Rule Of Thumb
Multi Ch Follies Imperial Eagle
Tweedledum Folies Bergerer
FI CH Rosanan Ice Follies
FI Ch EE Ch Follies No Kidding
CIB FI CH Follies Mon Oncle
FI Ch Sparkhouse Follies May Day
GB Sh Ch EE JCh Follies Ivar