Katariina

Katariina (Katsu, Kassu) was a big-boned, light gray bitch. Its overall structure was excellent, and especially its back and loin were well proportioned; it was well coupled and the tail was nicely set. The forequarters were a bit straight, but still, there were sufficient angulations at front and back. Katariina had a strong back and neck line with a nice head. It moved soundly and with light, ground covering movements. It had a pair of beautiful almond shaped eyes.

Katariina was a modest bitch. It was usually quiet and calm, which also made it obedient and easy to handle, for example, when grooming. When Katariina was growing up, it had some tendencies for sensitivity or even insecurity. This didn't hinder Katariina's participation in different events or in every day life, and luckily, as Katariina grew older, it also gained more confidence.

Katariina's health was excellent. It had no problems with its legs or limbs, not even during its growth period. Although Katariina was tall for a bitch, it was always on the light side weighting about 52-56 kg.
Katariina had a sensitivity to preservatives and colorants in industrial dog food that caused it to have a skin problem in its youth. When its food was changed for a more natural diet, also the skin problem was solved.

Katariina was never really ill, but unfortunately it was bitten four times by other dogs. This may have been caused by its slowness or clumsiness in reacting to other dogs as it somewhat "froze" under pressure. The fourth and last accident in June 2007 was quite severe as its front chest and front legs were all torn open as well as its head and neck area. For a while, we were afraid that its legs would never be the same again, but there seemed to be more willpower in this lady than met the eye and Katariina made a really great recovery. Thinking back, one can't help but to think what other injuries might have been caused that time. The sudden collapse of Katariina shortly after its 8th birthday caused Katariina's leg strength and coordination to decrease in a time span less than a week.

Katariina was a tireless walker and hiker. The longer a walk, the more it seemed to enjoy. Even if Katariina was walking off lead, it never went far and hurried back to us, if it noticed that it's being left behind. Katariina was interested in scents outside, but not actually on other passers-by or even occasional animals we might have met. At home, Katariina liked cuddling with its people and soft dog toys.

Katariina's details and descriptions
Name C.I.B. FI & SE & EE CH EEW-04 Carel Wolf Katariina
Born 17.8.2001
Died 3.9.2009 (loss of strenght, malicious growth or injury in spinal column)
Dame C.I.B. FI & EE & LV CH Carel Wolf Hilma "Hilma" (Eyes: OK)
Sire C.I.B. FI & & EE & LV CH LVW-02 Wolf Tone Peter Brand "Pete" (Eyes: OK)
Eyes OK
Heart Katariina's heart has always been strong, but November 2008 some irregularities due to age were found. Continued January 2009: The extra noise is really small and after an ultrasound examination it was made clear that Katariina's heart will last its lifetime and it needs no medication.
Dog shows International champion
Lure coursing Participated, not strong inclination.
Pedigree Finnish dogs in database: KoiraNet
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Katariina 8 years old

Katariina 8 years old

Katariina 8 years old

Katariina 8 years old

Katariina 8 years old

Lovely Katariina

Katariina

Katariina

Katariina

Katariina 6 years old

Enjoying summer

Katariina sleeping

Katariina's favorite pose

Katariina 4 years old

Katriina 3 years old

Katariina 2 years old and FI CH

Young Katariina

Junior Katariina

Katariina 6 months with Wilma

Katariina in Harittu, 2001