“Wessu” remains the top-winning sighthound in Finland of all time with his spectacular show career, during which he achieved the following distinctions:

• Dog of the Year 1984 (all breeds)
• Most Successful Show Dog in 1981, 1984 (all breeds)
• Sighthound of the Year in 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986
• Afghan of the Year in 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987

With 58 Best of Breeds and 19 Best In Shows (including the 1984 Skokloster Sighthound Specialty show), Wessu was a star acknowledged by judges from 15 different countries. He also proved himself as a stud, siring 7 litters with some 19 champions, including Afghan of the Year-winners Int. Ch. Choice Be A Pepper and Ch. Choice Boy What A Girl. For more on Wild West, see A Tribute to Wild West. Wessu was owned by Bodil & Maija Arlander.