We imported Dora from Finland in December 2009.

Having been captivated by the Finnish Import to the US - Clefell's Jaguar, his pedigree led me to find 'Dora' from the internationally renowned Ceriinan kennels of Anja Nikkonen, Finlands' top Pinscher breeders, and our friend Karen and I flew there early 2009 to choose Dora.

Dora has been much admired in the showring, having won a number of Best of Breed Awards, is Top Pinscher 2012, Runner Up Top Pinscher 2010 and 2011, BOS Crufts 2012, has a number of CAC/CACIB's, Best Bitch at the Championnat de France 2011, and her big win against 53 Pinschers of - World Winner at the World Dog Show May 2012 Austria.

Everyone who meets Dora is enchanted by her. She is huge fun with an equally large personality. Thank you Anja & Marisa, she is utterly wicked but you know how much we adore her and she makes us laugh every day!

at 21 months by Will Harris
HEALTH; Hips 5:6 (11)
Eyes HC Clear - Nov 10
VWd - DNA Clear

Photo above by Will Harris, following Dora's BOB at WPBAW Championship show in April 2010


10 months old at Christmas 2009

Two World Winners - me with Quiero and friend Rosie with Pandora winning from Russian Judge Ekaterina Senashenko.
The World Dog Show is one of the biggest shows in Europe held annually in one of Europe's main cities. In May 2012 with an entry of 18,000 dogs it was held in Salzburg, Austria where we travelled with the dogs to compete amongst a strongly competitive entry of 54 Pinschers from countries such as Russia, Finland and Italy. We were delighted and honoured to win both World Winner titles.
Martin making Dora feel at home in the snow
Just 5 months
8 weeks
10 months Christmas at Cotton 2009

As a puppy, I took Dora to Amsterdam Winners show for a chance to qualify her for Crufts 2010 for her breeder Anja, as she and her friends were coming from Finland to Crufts. Arriving at Amsterdam and looking in the catalogue, we realised we may be out of luck as having expected a handful of dogs, we found one of the biggest entries in the breed for years - with 40 Pinschers! I had put Dora in Junior which was a qualifying class, but at 10 months old she was very immature against the other four females and was placed 3rd, however, she did at least get an Excellent grading and we qualified her for Crufts a week later.

5.5 months
7 months
7.5 months
Dora leaping the stream in Cotton Dell.
Please visit the Ceriinan website for full details of Anja Nikkonen's breeding and to see Dora's parents and siblings.
Sire and Dam - pedigree below

Although she is the smallest in the house (apart from the cat - of whom she is very respectful), Dora believes she is actually the biggest.

Honey maintained a strong 'bed hold' against Dora's efforts to muscle in.

Ceriinan Herbert
Ceriinan Illucia

For a full list of the wins of Aritaur dogs, please see our news page.

2010 Championship Show results - where Pinschers were scheduled and where Dora was entered.

CRUFTS - Best Puppy In Breed - Judge Elina Hapaniemi
WPBAW - BOB - Judge Bill Browne-Cole "Horgan's Ceriinan Pandora to Aritaur (Imp Fin). Gorgeous head and eye, excellent front and feet, correct topline and angulation, excelled in movement" 
NWPB - BOB - Judge Mr P Oriani. Shortlisted in the Group by Judge Ferelith Somerfield and awarded Best Working Rare Breed in Show.
Leeds - RBB - Judge Stephen Hall - Horgan’s Ceriinan Pandora to Aritaur "Smart clean outline and very feminine. Lovely head with a dark eye, neat ears, ample neck, good front but needs to drop a touch in chest yet. Covered a smooth fitting jacket with a good colour, in very good order throughout. Good forward reach and clean driving action behind."
WKC - BOB - Judge Derek Smith 1 Horgan’s Ceriinan Pandora to Aritaur, "Stunning b/t in gorgeous condition, super head & eye, very reachy neck, lovely shoulders & front, super topline & hindquarters, very sound & very showy. BOB
WPBAS - BOB - Bert Easdon

Fin Ch Ceriinan Herbert Int, Multi, Swe Ch Lilla Eneby's Victory for Ceriinan Swe Ch Kaitler Invoking Charm
Swe Ch Lilla Eneby's Quiz
Fin Ch Ceriinan Yatzy Fin Ch Ceriinan Carolus
Fin Ch Ceriinan Gipsy
Int, Multi, Fin Ch Ceriinan Illucia Swe Ch Lilla Eneby's Leonardo Int, Multi Ch Yarracitta Reticcarudolf
Sw Ch Havalidens Watch out for the Weasel
Fin Ch Ceriinan Dahlia Int, Multi, Swe Ch Lilla Eneby's Qing Mickey Mouse
Fin Ch Ceriinan Tanita
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