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NEWS 2008

Dear Friends,

Lithuanians have a legend: animals speak in human voice at the late Christmas Evening. People can't hear what they talk, but we are sure our dogs will say a lot of good things about us and for us - their owners.

We wish You all the best at that miracle time.

We wish You Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Lina, Dovile and Renaldas


2008-12-20, Vilnius, International show  "Viniaus Winter-08"

Judge Milivoje UROŠEVIČ, Serbia

Bora Balta Letena
/1 Working class, CAC, Best Bitch/2, ResCACIB


2008-12-21, Vilnius, International show "Christmas Cup-08"

Judge Zvi Kupferberg, Israel

Bora Balta Letena
1 Working class, CAC


2008-12-14, Riga, VIII group show

Judge Stelios Makaritis, Greece

Bora Balta Letena
excellent/1 Working class, Best Bitch/3

2008-11-16, Riga, International Dog Show "Zooekspo 2008"

Anna Bogucka, Poland

Bora Balta Letena
excellent/1 Intermediate class, CAC, CACIB,
Best Bitch (BOO-Best of Opposite)

"Feminine, very stylish, very nice head, expression, elegant neck, perfect body and angulations, moves very well, excellent groomed and handled."


2008-10-19, Šiauliai, All Breeds Show

Judge Olga Kozevhikova, Belarus

Bora Balta Letena - excellent/1 Working class, CAC

2008-10-11, Vilnius, International Show

Judge Vilmos Kardos, Hungary

Bora Balta Letena - res CACIB, Best Female/2, excellent/2 Intermediate class

Dovilė - 5th place in her age group of the Junior Handlers Competition
Judge of Junior Handlers Competition Zeljka Fon Zidar, Slovenia


2008-10-12, Vilnius, International Show

Judge Deniz Kuzelj, Slovenia

Bora Balta Letena - excellent/2 Intermediate class


2008-09-06, Retrievers Field Trial

Arbiter Vytautas TAMOŠIŪNAS,
Judges: Tatjana CIRKINA, Valdas LAKNERIS, Egidijus SAKALAUSKAS

BALT JCH Bora Balta Letena
(LT JCH, LT, LV, RUS CH Gelma Vanile x FIN, RUS CH Voyage du Bois de la Rayère)

The BEST of novices, the 2nd prize and Working Diploma!

Bora took very difficult 7 hours examination. She did all 9 tasks in field and in water very well (marking and other, apports were pheasants, ducks and hares). The circumstances were extreme: very hot weather, the temperature was about 28°.

Bora got 128 points from 140. She was the best of novices, won the 2nd prize and got working certificate of the 2nd degree with the right to participate in shows working class.

There were 9 participants in the trial and only one golden retriever - Bora.

Bora is the first golden retriever of Lithuanian Retriever Club (and maybe in all country), who got working certificate in Lithuania, who took very strict Hunters organization's examination.

Bora is thankful for her father Voitto: Bora got hunting instinct from him.


2008-08-23, Vilnius, All Breeds Show

Judge of retrievers and group Monika Cyperling, Poland

Best in Show judge Galina Zhuk, Belarus

BALT JCH  Bora Balta Letena

Open class excellent/1, CAC, W,


many thanks to judge Mrs Monika Cyperling for very nice Bora's  description

egzo 's photo

egzo 's photo



Gelma's eyes were checked. The result: clear eyes


2008-08-02, Vilnius, International show Baltic Winner 2008

Judge Luis Pinto TEXEIRA, Portugal

Bora Balta Letena -
Intermediate class excellent/1,  CAC , res CACIB!


2008-08-03, Vilnius, Retriever Club Show

Judge Eivind MJĆRUM, Norway

Bora Balta Letena -Intermediate class excellent/3

Gelma Vanilė -
Open class excellent/3


2008-06-01, Tallinn, International Show "Estonian Winner-2008"

Judge Deniz Kuzelj, Slovenia

Bora Balta Letena - EST JW- 2008, qualification for Crufts-2009, Best Bitch/4

Bora becomes LT, LV, EST and BALT Junior Champion

Three Voitto's (NordJW-05, FIN, RUS CH Voyage du Bois de la Rayère) daughters

Gladtail Power of Love - Best Bitch/1, Gladtail Opium Kiss - Best Bitch/2, Bora Balta Letena -Best Bitch/4

Anne Hakkarainen's, kennel Gladtail, photo

Anne, Helena and Heli,
You were the Best Supporting Team!


2008-05-31, Tallinn, Show for Golden Retrievers

Judge Heather Morris, England

Bora Balta Letena - excellent/2
in the Junior class (there were 19 bitches in that class)


2008-05-25, Palanga, All Breeds Show

Gelma Vanilė - BEST in Show/5, judge Kornelija Butrimova, Lithuania

Gelma Vanilė - BEST in Group, judge Audronė Babianskienė, Lithuania

Judge of golden retrievers Audronė Babianskienė, Lithuania

Gelma Vanilė - excellent/1, CAC in the strong Open class,
Best Bitch (BOS) and (BOB)!

Bora Balta Letena
- excellent/1, Junior Winner!

Burta Balta Letena -
excellent/5 in Open class of bitches

Bingo Balta Letena -
excellent/2 in Open class of dogs

Dovile - the 1th place in her age group of Junior Handlers Competition, BIS handler/2  

Judge of Junior Handlers Competition Beruta Simėnienė, Lithuania

2008-05-24, Plungė, All Breeds Show

Judge Jūratė Sinkevičienė, Lithuania

 Gelma Vanilė   excellent/1, CAC in the strong Open class, Best Bitch (BOS)

Dovile won the 4th place in the Junior Handlers Competition
judge  Liliann Hanniste, Estonia


2008-05-17, Alytus, All Breeds Show
Gelma becomes Lithuanian, Latvian Champion!!!

Judge Aurelija Tunkuliene, Lithuania

Gelma Vanile - excellent/1, CAC in the strong Open class, Best Bitch (BOS)

Dovile won the 4th place in the Junior Handlers Competition
judge Jurate Butkiene, Lithuania

Juste, thank you for photo

2008-05-10, All Breeds Show, Plock, Poland

Judge Jan Roger Sauge, Norway

 Bora Balta Letena became Junior Winner and Junior Best of Breed!

What a lovely bitch! a little heavy in head. Beautiful neck, front and bone.
Level topline, good hindquarters. Moves with drive, lovely coat, well presented!


2008-05-10, Retrievers Club Show, Plock, Poland

Judge Per Iversen, Norway

Bora Balta Letena was excellent/2 in the Junior class

2008-05-05, The best news!

Bora's HD (hips dysplasia) and ED (elbows dysplasia) examination was performed

Bora's results: HD A/A, ED 0/0!

2008-04-20, Riga, Speciality Show for Retrievers

Judge Rajko Rotner, Slovenia

 Bora Balta Letena -
Junior Winner of Latvian Labrador Retriever Club 

 Best Bitch (BOO-Best of Opposite) and Latvian Club Winner!

Gelma Vanilė won a strong Open class (excellent/1), became
3th Best Bitch
and got LV CAC !


2008-04-19, Riga, Speciality show for VIII FCI group
Bora  became Latvian Junior Champion!

Judge Ligita Zake, Latvia

Bora Balta Letena - excellent/1 in Junior class, Junior Winner,

the 3th Best Bitch

Gelma Vanilė - excellent/3 in a strong Open class


2008-03-19, Spring  

Photos in Gallery >

2008-03-16, Vilnius, International Show "Vilnius Cup 2008"

Judge Hans v.d. Berg, Netherlands

 Bora Balta letena - excellent/1 in Junior class, Junior Winner

Gelma Vanilė - excellent/2 in the strong Open class


2008-03-15, Vilnius, International Show  "Lithuanian Winner 2008"

Judge Paul Stanton, Sweden

 Bora Balta letena - excellent/3 in the Junior class

2008-01-19 (Saturday) and 2008-01-20 (Sunday), "Kaunas Winter 2008"

Sunday, finals of Best in Show, Bora - JBIS/4

Judge Natalija Nekrošienė, Lithuania

Bora Balta Letena becomes BIS 4 from about 100 best juniors of different breeds!

Saturday, Bora becomes Lithuanian Junior Champion!

Judge Zofija Konderla, Poland

Gelma Vanile - excellent/3 in the stong Open class.

Bora Balta Letena - Junior Winner in the strong Junior class of bitches, Junior BOB

udge Elsbeth Clerc, Switzerland

Bora  -  Junior Best in Show from about 30 different breeds juniors!



Happy Birthday to Gelma and Voitto's children (more about litter >)
Gelma Vanilė  x 
NordJW-05, FIN, RUS CH Voyage du Bois de la Rayère


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