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SFLS 2018 Calendar

All the calendar shots will be photos of Lapphunds, and as ever you all get a say in which final 12 photos will feature in the calendar.  The calendar is NOT limited to SFLS members nor SFLS members’ dogs.  Absolutely anyone who has a photo which features one or more Finnish Lapphunds can submit it, anyone can vote for the photos and anyone from anywhere in the world can buy it.  Full details of ordering and costs will be published later in the year.

All photos should be emailed to

They can be submitted anytime between now and 16th October 2017.  All accepted entries will then be posted on the internet where you will be able to vote for your 12 favourites.  Voting will be open for about two weeks, and once closed, the 12 photos with the most votes will go through to the calendar.  The one photo which receives the most votes will feature on the cover as well as inside the calendar.  The calendars will then be printed up and should be available at LKA Championship Show on 9th December 2017 and copies not collected at the show will be posted week commencing 11/12/17.  Well I can’t think of a better Christmas present!!

The rules:

To ensure that everything runs smoothly and is fair for everyone, we have set out some rules as outlined below.  The rules will be followed strictly, so please read them through carefully:

  1. Please submit FULL SIZE images.  Although we are happy for you to edit the photos digitally before submitting them, please do not resize the photos (although some cropping is acceptable) or change the resolution.
  2. Please note that only photos that are square or wider than they are tall will be accepted.  If you have a portrait oriented photo and are not sure if it would work cropped to square, please do email it through and we will crop it for you. You can then decide if you would like the photo to be submitted.
  3. All photos will be vetted for quality!  This is NOT about the photography, the subject or the dog, but about whether or not the photo is of a high enough resolution to be printed.  Unfortunately, we will have to reject any photos which we do not believe will print well.
  4. You MUST have permission from the person who took the photo to submit it.  We ask you to include with your submission the name of the person who took the photo and, if this is not you, we will require you to confirm that you have their permission to use it.  We cannot accept photos taken by professional studios – if the individual photographer gives explicit permission to use a photo then this permission but be provided and the photo submitted without any watermarks/signatures etc. in the photographers name alone.  Remember professionally taken photographs do NOT generally allow you to use commercially and without their watermark etc.  Copyright of photos remains with photographer unless they have given permission otherwise.
  5. You MUST have permission from the owner(s) of the dog(s) in the photo to submit it.  We are happy for you to submit photos that you have taken of other people’s dogs, but we must ask you to confirm that you have their permission to use it.
  6. The photos must feature a Finnish Lapphund.  We are happy to see Lappies from both the UK and abroad.
  7. You may submit ANY number of photos.
  8. The photos might be edited.  We reserve the right to edit photos by cropping etc to fit the format of the calendar.  We will, however, always let you see the edits before the photos are included in the vote for you to agree to these edits. However, should you not agree, this may result in the photo not being included in the vote.
  9. Red eyes or stray leads?  We are happy to help out with other editing.  If you have the perfect photo, but have red eye or unwanted objects in the photos, please feel free to submit them anyway, and we shall do our best to edit them.
  10. Photos MUST be submitted by 16th October 2017.  This will be the final cut-off date for photo submissions. Photos submitted after this date will not be included in the vote.

In summary, for submissions of photos: Please email your photos to  Please send only ONE PHOTO PER EMAIL, however you can send as many emails as you like.  Please ensure you include in the email:

  • the kennel name AND
  • pet name of the dog(s) in the photo,
  • the name of the owner (and confirmation that the owner has permitted you to submit it if this is not you) AND
  • the name of the person who took the photo (and confirmation that they permit you to use it if it is not you).

Once all the photos have been collated and approved, they will be uploaded to the SFLS website.  We will send you an email and post on the SFLS website and Facebook pages to confirm this.  You will then have a short period in which to vote.  The rules for voting will be:

  1. You can vote only once.
  2. You may vote for up to 12 favourite photos (in no particular order).
  3. We will only include one dog from each household in the final calendar.  If more than one dog from one household features in the top 12 photos, the top scoring dog photo from that household will be included and the others not.  The next photo in scoring order will then be included and so on.
  4. If there is a tie in the number of votes, the editors of the calendar (Pia Reynolds & Toni Jackson) will have the final say as to which photo will be included.  If the tied photos include any dogs owned by Pia Reynolds or Toni Jackson; Andy Lee will be asked to have the final say.
  5. The editors of the calendar will choose the order of the photos within the calendar.
  6. We will announce which photos will be included before you have to confirm any orders for calendars.

Please start emailing your photos NOW!  We want lots and lots so keep them coming.  If you have seen a great Lapphund photo from a link on Facebook or anywhere else, why not contact the poster to ask if you/they can submit it.


All types of photos are welcome, whether they be ‘formal’ shots of your dog in a show pose, an action shot of your dog digging up your daisies, or a snap of a sleeping puppy.  You don’t need a ‘fancy’ camera for this, however if your camera has a quality setting, please do set it to the highest quality (sometimes called superfine or similar) to ensure the resolution will be ok for printing.  This does result in larger files, so you are will probably be able to fit less photos on your memory card.  We are NOT looking for David Bailey quality shots, but if the shots are very blurred or out of focus, they will likely not print too well.  However, as mentioned, red eye and ‘stray objects’ in the background need not be a problem. We can most likely edit these problems out.  The photos will be printed on the calendar in a size slightly smaller than A4 and the pages will be ‘landscape’ orientation, so landscape photos or square shots will be the only ones accepted.

Please do not be offended if a photo does not make it through to the vote.  It is nothing personal!  A photo which prints quite well on your home printer, looks good on the web or even prints well onto 5”x8” photo paper at your local photo printers does not necessarily mean it will print well on the calendar.  The printing techniques used for the calendar mean that low resolution photos and out-of-focus shots show up a lot more.  However, please do submit any photos even if you are not completely sure if they will work as we will do our best to include every single photo submitted!

And that’s it.  Get your photos in, and remember they have to be in by 16th October.  If you have any questions at all, please email me on

Take a look at the photos submitted in previous years on the right hand side of this page and below

2015 Calendar

Finnesse Aim for Fame
Happy Lapp Duke, Happy Lapp Daffy, Happy Lapp Daistellija,
Happy Lapp Duchess, Happy Lapp Dumbo & Happy Lapp Diablo
Toskalintypykkä & Riskatsurkan Hetan Kulta
Naavisemon Valonhaltija
Vasaran Amigne, Vasaran Arvine Namu,
Vasaran Ancelotta & Vasaran Arinto
TabanyaRuu Glazyr Loki &
Ch Lecibsin Salo of TabanyaRuu (JW)
Elbereth Ilo at Starlapps
TabanyaRuu Jako Kaura,
Lapinluna's Leijona
Elbereth Jalo at Arktinen
Amaya Chikka
Elbereth Taivas - the cover photo

2016 Calendar

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Name: Tilkkuturkin Fanny

Pet name: Iitu

Owners: Eija Kimmo & Markku Jokinen

Photograph: Eija Kimmo



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Name: Tilkkuturkin Hallantuoma

Pet name: Halla

Owners: Phillip Jackson

Photograph: Harri Kivimäki


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Name: Isblomma des Royaumes du Grand Nord

Pet name: Maisy

Owners: Miriam Stevens

Photograph: Miriam Stevens


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Names: Kultalapin Toskalintypykkä & Riskatsurkan Hetan Kulta

Pet names: Niehku & Unna

Owner: Pirjo Kaisko

Photograph: Pirjo Kaisko


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Name: Lempo Avenging Rogue

Pet name: Zali

Owners: C. Erwin, M. Scriven and J. Mauger

Photograph: Christine Erwin


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Name: Finnesse Aim for Fame

Pet name: Arley

Owner: Kim Thompson

Photograph: Kim Thompson


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Name: Lapinlumon Ilo

Pet name: Ilo

Owners: Per Ola Wahlquist & Christian Lauluten

Photograph: Martin Bastl


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Name: Tabanyaruu Latu Kantarelli

Pet name: Tarkka

Owners: Marcus Purse & Family

Photograph: Marcus Purse


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Name: Tositouhun Fernando

Pet name: Voitto

Owners: Kati Pietiläinen & Hans Wieten

Photograph: Hans Wieten


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Name: Elbereth Valkotassu

Pet name: Tassu

Owners: Gemma & Robin Perkins

Photograph: Robin Perkins


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Name: Infinity Isidore Du Pays de l’Aurore Boréale

Pet name: Easy

Owner: Matthias Altenau

Photograph: Michaela Perkins


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Name: Elbereth Taskuvaras

Pet name: Tasku

Owner: Karen White

Photograph: Karen White