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At first welcome to our site! This site is about my dogs and owner, we are living in Finland. 

We have Facebook and Instagram name "Tollerwich", but mainly in Finnish. 

Email: tiia.hamalainen(at) 

Training blog is also at Finnish, but many videos there. 


FI ACH, FI ACH-J, PPR1 PAIM1 BH RTK1 RTK2 Ravlundha Lady "Gava"

FI ACH-J Finnish Agility Jumping Champion
FI ACH Finnish Agility Champion
PPR1, PAIM1 herding competition accepted class 1

From Sweden
Breed: border collie
Date of birth: 25.3.2014
Color: Black & White, short
Sex: female
Size: 52-53cm/15kg

Health results: Eyes healthy, hips A/A (healthy) ja elbows 0/0 (healthy), CEA clear/carrier (Father CEA clear)

▪ Father: GK VALLH PR Thrud, CEA normal, HD A
▪ Mother: GK VALLH PR Ravlundha Hedvig, HD A
▪ Breeder: Elisabeth Falk Zetterholm, Pyk Ulf, Pyk Emelie, Kivik, Sweden
▪ Owners: Tiia Hämäläinen, Espoo
▪ Litter: Mithrandir 15.10.2017, 2 boys
▪ Gava's Pedigree in breedingdatabase

Gava is our first girl and short coated bordercollie from herding parents. She came from Sweden age 13 weeks. At first she was little bit shy, but loved children and other dogs. She reads your mind and want to do everything you ask and do it right. She loves herding, it was not easy at first years but age 4 she passed class 1 and got PPR1 tittle. When we are outside she sees everything moving, rabbits, squrrel, other dogs, people. We do also agility class 3/3, obedience class 4/4. Searching people is also one hobby. She is like princess.

BH TK1 RTK2 Siipiveikon Vahva Vainu "Nova"

Breed: nova scotia duck tolling retriever
Date of birth: 12.8.2015
Sex: male
Size: 50cm / 22 kg
▪ Father: FI JVA (blood tracking champion) Arbetviljans Havreflarn "Viljami" (from Sweden)
▪ Mother: Siipiveikon Sorsansurma "Vimma" gundog competitions 1/3class and 2/3 class 1.results

Health results: Eyes healthy, hips A/A (healthy) ja elbows 0/0 (healthy)
Spine/back: LTV0 normal, SP0 clear, VA0 normal
Genetests: PRA-A (by parents), CEA clear or carrier, JADD normal, Chondrodystrophy N/CDDY carrier (and IVDD risk), DM normal, DE carrier (Degenerative Encephalopathy)
Results: Shows Excellent 2x Certificate (1 more to champion), Best of breed, Best of opposite breed, 
Retriever working test accepted (NOU1), 
obedience class 3/4, 
agility class 3/3, 
blood tracking open class 2x 1-result, second class 1-result (need 2 more to be champion), 
rally-obedience 2/4 class 3 x 1-result at class 1. 

in breedingdatabase
▪ Breeder: Anna and Ville Rantala
▪ Owners: Riitta and Tiia Hämäläinen, Espoo (Nova is living with my mom and also with me)

1 litter: Siipiveikon 18.9.2021 Isla x Nova

Nova is happy, brave and energetic toller. He loves people and children. He likes other dogs but with males want some space. He likes to play and is hungry. Mental character test (MH) with good results.
Nova have half brothers and sisters from both parents, Siipiveikon "Tahtoo" litter 2013, Siipiveikon Tuulta Päin 2012 and Luottomiehen litter 2014. Dad's sister had litter 2018 in Sweden.

Nova is multi sport toller. He came to my mother, but he is so awesome that we have trained togerher agility, searching, obediance, shows, rally-obediance, blood tracking (talent) and photographing model. With mom he have done also blood tracking and gundog test accepted. He is always ready to work with full drive. But in home he is calm and easy. Sometimes training is too much funny and we have to concentrate calmer attitude. 

Unfortunately sister was put to sleep at age 2, when got aggressive and back was hurt (in röntgen doesn't found anything). Dad died at age 7-8, got lymfooma cancer but back was hurting also. Dad's brother in sweden has put to sleep also little earlier. Dad's half brother died at age 4, got aggressive and back was hurt. Anyone of them have diagnosis of illness. I think they didn't have CDDY test. In röntgen doen't show soft tissue and intervertebral disc.

Burning Red's Dude Where is my Duck "Tofu"

Breed: nova scotia duck tolling retriever
Date of birth: 29.2.2020
Sex: male
Size: 53cm / 20 kg (2year)
▪ Father: Finnish&Lithuania show champion Wizard vom Lech-Toller Nest "Welho" (from Denmark)
▪ Mother: Multi show champion Manitou's Tail'ored Maid "Maire" (from USA)

Health results: Eyes healthy, hips B/A (healthy) ja elbows 0/0 (healthy)
Spine/back: LTV0 normal, VA0 normal
Genetests: PRA-A clear (by parents), DE clear (by parents), 
JADD normal/carrier (by parents), N/CDDY clear/carrier (by parents)

Results: shows JUN EH, JUN ERI

in breedingdatabase
▪ Breeder: Ninni Uusitalo, Pori, Finland
▪ Owner: Tiia Hämäläinen, Espoo, Finland

Tofu was parents that i love and i was very happy when i got this lovely boy to me. Lets see how the future will go. We will do gundog training, obediance and human search, maybe agility later. 

Tofu has got good long coat, little bit curly also. He likes kissing, hugging and got scratcing also playing with human or dogs. When we have food he see's nothing else, he do anything to food. He concentrate well for young age. We have done lot of calming and stediness training. Tofu is brave, don't notice strong voices. We have to teach that he can't chase rabbits or reeds (same was with Gava bc). He like's very much to meet other dogs, but thats not possible so teach it also. Tofu don't guard his toys or food (agressive way). He is energetic, but very easy at home. Likes jumping and use his front legs. Using voice sometimes when playing. He is barking little bit more than others (Ruuti did it too), but not so much when learned not to do it home. 
He is very kind and listen well.     

Tofu 5,5months


My name is Tiia Ahveninen,(before Hämäläinen), year -91 birth and I'm from Finland. I have been love with animals since I was young. When we haven't own dog, me and my friend were allways walking neihborhoods dogs. I have taken care of dogs and teach them, not only my dogs and I like to teach people. Now are training in AST (Agility Sport Team) agility, obedience, sometimes searching and tracking. Dogs belongs in my life, I can't live without them, there are more positive sides than negative.

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In memoriam Ruuti 2.3.2008-24.6.2019

FI OB CH BH TK2 TK3 RTK2 Serica's Bamir "Ruuti"
Name: Serica's Bamir
Breed Bordercollie
Date of birth: 2.3.2008
Color: black & white
Breeder: Satu Behm, Finland, Savonlinna
Owner: Tiia Hämäläinen, Finland, Espoo
Ruuti in breedingdatabase
Dad: Fin WT Ch Nord & Dk & S & Fin OT Ch Int & Fin & Est Ch EstW-03 JK3 BH AD Pikkupaimenen Ace Ventura "Elke"
Mother: Fin Ch,Est Ch,Rus Ch EstW-02 Yazina's Mercedes "Sinna"

Ruuti is energetic dog. He loves eating, running and working, like bordercollies also. He is crazy about balls. Ruuti is training obedience (class 3/4), agility (class 2/3) and he have trained also human searching witch he likes a lot, but can't competite because gun shot's. (in english Ruuti means gunpower, speed like that)

Ruuti have teached me many things, living with Ruuti is not so easy than with Rasmus. You can't spoil and be so nice to him. In obedience our problem is that Ruuti likes to use voice in working. Agility have been so different than with Rasmus and it's so many thing that affects on course and many there is timing problems to handler.

In memoriam Rasmus 17.11.2003-11.2.2019

Nordwart Upa "Rasmus"
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, male

Date of birth: 17 of November, 2003
Breeder: Nordwart
Birgitta Kajander, Finland
Tiia Hämäläinen, Espoo, Finland

Health results: Eyes healthy,hips A/A (healthy) ja elbows 0/0 (healthy),PRA: B-carrier
Height: 49 cm
Weight: 20 kg
Hobbies: Agility, obedience,tracking and working dog obedience.

Agility: experience level: 3 (highest), and one SERT
Obedience: Obedience degree: TK1,TK2(class 1 and 2) and FIN OB CH
, Best in 14-17 year-old youngs in obedience highest class(4) in years 2007 and again 2008.
Character test: points +157p(good)

Rasmus in breedingdatabase

Rasmus is a very nice dog. He was the only one puppy who had a big white marking in his coat: in the paws, brisket, skull and tail. In home Rasmus is peacefull. Rasmus has ever been agressive to people or dogs.

Rasmus is easy at home, he likes sleeping in couch or bed. In out he manage run hours with his fauvorite toys: frisbee or something else. And agility, obedience and tracking exercises he likes a lot. Now Rasmus is spending his pensiondays and living with my mum and dad.

In memoriam Vili 19.7.1999- 7.12.2010

Name: FIN Ch Retain Cara-Van "Vili"
Breed Norwichterrier
Color: Pink
Breeder: Dorrit & Claes Lindquist, Finland, Espoo
Owner: Tiia Hämäläinen, Finland, Espoo

Dad: Pathwork Defrost
Mother: Jaeva Merry Maid

Vili was like terriers also: stubborn, know he's place in our crowd and brisk. He didn't fear anything, Vili can bluster to Great Dane, but he was not angry. Vili allways has been friendly to all dogs and people. Vili is my "mother's dog", he didn't want to go out with me, if mum is home.

When Vili was under 3-years old we went in dog shows. And when Vili was 3-year old he came Finnish Show Champion. Once he came in group competition (BIS), was best of breed, best of opposite sex.