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About me:

Me and Izak in 2015

My name is Minna Puukko. I live in Raleigh, North Carolina with my husband Joonas and our three whippets Urho, Kaarle & Izak. We moved to NC from Finland in 2014. I have bred few whippet litters under my prefix NightVision while we lived in Finland. My first litter was born in March 2002 and the latest was born in August 2010.


The first important dog in my life was a Welsh springer spaniel "Alex" (Sprightly Far The Best). My father bought her when I was 12-years old. This energetic breed is one of my favourites, but when I saw my first Whippets it was love at first sight..


My first Whippet (Täysikuun Samba) was born in May 1994. "Samba" was very kind and loving dog, but unfortunately he passed away when he was only 5-years old after severe illness. He was the reason I fell in love into this lovely breed.

"Nette" (Fin & Est Ch Plaudite Night Life) gave me the opportunity to try breeding, and she was the mother of Nightvision A-, B- and D-litters. She will always have a very special place in my heart.

"Nimda" (Frontrunner's Special Atraction) was my first import from Denmark. She was the mother of Nightvision C- and E-litters. She truely was my special attraction. I will never forget her.

"Taisto" (Fin Ch LTJW-03 NightVision Actual Admiral) was really happy and sencere boy from my A-litter. He was the easiest boy to live with and always sure of himself. He was the father of Nightvision E-litter.

"Vito" (FI EE BY Ch FIW-07 NightVision CatchTheMiracle) stayed home from C-litter. He was my boy from the start and we shared so many happy moments together. He sired 4 litters in Finland.


"Urho" (BY JCh Frontrunner's Top Priority) came from Denmark in 2009. Urho is a big character in a relatively small package.

"Kaarle" (Mimi Chill's Brief Is The Light RE) is Vito's son from his second litter. He is always ready to do things and full of mischief.

"Izak" (AM GCH CAN CH Festiva Snow Hill Imagine CGC) is our latest addition. He is co-owned with Suzy Hughes DVM, Snow Hill Whippets.

Me and Vito in 2010