Lauantai 11.9. arvostellaan FCI:n ryhmät 2, 4, 7, 9, 10
Sunnuntai 12.9. arvostellaan FCI:n ryhmät 1, 3, 5, 6, 8


Varalla kaikille roduille Maija Mäkinen, tuomariesittelyt sivun alaosassa

Lauantai 11.9.2021


Ryhmä 2
bokseri, dobermanni, hovawart, kääpiöpinseri, pinseri Anna Brankovic, Serbia
entlebuchinpaimenkoira, estrelanvuoristokoirat Maija Mäkinen, Suomi
dogo argentino, kääpiösnautserit, snautserit, suursnautserit, venäjänmustaterrieri Frances Smith, Argentiina
apinapinseri, cane corso, espanjanmastiffi, kanariandoggi, pyreneittenkoira, shar pei, tiibetinmastiffi Helin Tenson
rottweiler, tanskandoggit Markku Mähönen
berninpaimenkoira Maija Mäkinen, Suomi
bernhardinkoirat Paavo Mattila
muut Zoran Brankovic, Serbia

Ryhmä 4
kaikki rodut Ligita Zake, Latvia

Ryhmä 7
englanninsetteri, gordoninsetteri, lyhytkarvainen saksanseisoja, lyhytkarvainen unkarinvizsla, punainen irlanninsetteri, weimarinseisojat Maija Mäkinen, Suomi
picardienspanieli, pointteri, pont-audemerinspanieli, ranskanspanieli, saint-usugenspanieli, sininenpicardienspanieli Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen
muut Jari Fors

Ryhmä 9
bostoninterrieri, chihuahuat, ranskanbulldoggi Maija Mäkinen, Suomi
maltankoira, shih tzu Frances Smith, Argentiina
coton de tuléar, kiinanharjakoira, löwchen, papillon, phalène, venäjänbolonka, venäjäntoyt Helin Tenson
markiesje, petit brabancon Maija Mäkinen
bichon frisé, bolognese, griffon belge, griffon bruxellois, havannankoira, japanese chin, kiinanpalatsikoira, kingcharlesinspanieli, kromfohrländer, mopsi Marjatta Pylvänäinen-Suorsa
villakoirat Markku Mähönen
lhasa apso, prahanrottakoira, tiibetinspanieli, tiibetinterrieri Paavo Mattila
cavalier kingcharlesinspanieli Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen

Ryhmä 10
afgaaninvinttikoira Frances Smith, Argentiina
englanninvinttikoira, espanjanvinttikoira, italianvinttikoira, saluki, unkarinvinttikoira, venäjänvinttikoira, whippet Harri Lehkonen
azawakh, irlanninsusikoira, puolanvinttikoira, skotlanninhirvikoira, sloughi Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen

Junior Handler Maija Mäkinen

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Sunnuntaina 12.9.2021

 

Ryhmä 1
pitkäkarvainen collie, sileäkarvainen collie, slovakiancuvac Harri Lehkonen
welsh corgit Marjatta Pylvänäinen-Suorsa
bergamonpaimenkoira, bouvier, brienpaimenkoira, ceskoslovensky vlcak, etelävenäjänkoira, hollanninpaimenkoirat, itäeuroopanpaimenkoira, karpaattienkoira, katalonianpaimenkoira, kroatianpaimenkoira, lancashirenkarjakoira, lyhytkarvainen pyreneittenpaimenkoira, mallorcanpaimenkoira, medimurjenkoira, owczarek podhalanski, polski owczarek nizinny, pulit,  shetlanninlammaskoira Paavo Mattila
australianpaimenkoira, saksanpaimenkoirat, schapendoes, schipperke, serra de airesinpaimenkoira, tsekinpaimenkoira, valkoinenpaimenkoira, vanhaenglanninlammaskoira Zoran Brankovic, Serbia
muut Ligita Zake, Latvia

Ryhmä 3
brasilianterrieri, bullterrieri, englanninkääpiöterrieri, irlanninterrieri, kääpiöbullterrieri, manchesterinterrieri, saksanmetsästysterrieri, skotlanninterrieri, skyenterrieri, staffordshirenbullterrieri, vehnäterrieri Maija Mäkinen, Suomi
silkkiterrieri, yorkshirenterrieri Frances Smith, Argentiina
amerikanstaffordshirenterrieri, australianterrieri, borderterrieri Helin Tenson
ceskyterrieri Maija Mäkinen
tenterfieldinterrieri, walesinterrieri, valkoinen länsiylämaanterrieri Marjatta Pylvänäinen-Suorsa
amerikankarvatonterrieri, amerikankääpiökettuterrieri, amerikanrottaterrieri, bedlingtoninterrieri, karkeakarvainen kettuterrieri, lakelandinterrieri, sealyhaminterrieri, sileäkarvainen kettuterrieri Markku Mähönen
japaninterrieri, kerrynterrieri, norfolkinterrieri, norwichinterrieri Paavo Mattila
cairnterrieri, dandiedinmontinterrieri, glen of imaalinterrieri, jackrussellinterrieri, parsonrussellinterrieri Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen
airedalenterrieri, andalusianrottakoira, biewerterrieri Zoran Brankovic, Serbia

Ryhmä 5
chow chow, eurasier, japaninpystykorva, siperianhusky, volpino italiano Anna Brankovic, Serbia
musta norjanhirvikoira, pohjanpystykorva, ruotsinlapinkoira, shikokunkoira, suomenlapinkoira, taiwaninkoira, thaimaanpystykorva, valkoinen ruotsinhirvikoira, venäläis-eurooppalainen laika Harri Lehkonen
etnankoira, faaraokoira, lapinporokoira, länsigöötanmaanpystykorva, portugalinpodengot Helin Tenson
basenji, islanninlammaskoira, itäsiperianlaika, jakutianlaika, jämtlanninpystykorva, kaanaankoira, kainkoira, kanadaneskimokoira, kanarianpodenco, karjalankarhukoira, kintamani-balinkoira, kishunkoira, koreanjindonkoira, lunnikoira, länsisiperianlaika Marjatta Pylvänäinen-Suorsa
mittelspitzit, pomeranian Markku Mähönen
muut Jari Fors

Ryhmä 6
suomenajokoira Jari Fors
dalmatiankoira, rhodesiankoira Zoran Brankovic, Serbia
muut Paavo Mattila

Ryhmä 8
lagotto romagnolo, sussexinspanieli, walesinspringerspanieli Anna Brankovic, Serbia
amerikancockerspanieli, cockerspanieli, englanninspringerspanieli Frances Smith, Argentiina
espanjanvesikoira, kooikerhondje Maija Mäkinen
amerikanvesispanieli, barbet, clumberinspanieli, fieldspanieli, friisinvesikoira, irlanninvesispanieli, venäjänspanieli, viiriäiskoira Marjatta Pylvänäinen-Suorsa
chesapeakelahdennoutaja, kiharakarvainen noutaja, kultainennoutaja, labradorinnoutaja, novascotiannoutaja, portugalinvesikoira, sileäkarvainen noutaja Maija Mäkinen, Suomi

Junior Handler Jari Fors

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Anna Brankovic

FCI GROUPS 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 &10 (all breeds in the groups).


Born and raised in Moscow (Russia) where I later obtained a Law Degree, in 2002 I married my husband and moved to Serbia. At that time I was a successful breeder of Labradors and my kennel Blondess Empire can brag of many International and Multi Champions, as well as some top producers in the breed.


I got my very first dog when I was 6 years old - my parents gave me a sweet
Airedale terrier bitch puppy. Throughout my life, I have had a Pug, a Chihuahua,
and later Dobermanns together with my husband.


For over 20 years of my career as a judge, I have judged in the majority of European countries, as well as in different corners of the world, from Australia and South Africa to Canada and the US, as well as in Asia.

Zoran Brankovic

ALL ROUNDER

When I was born, my family already had a dog. It was a 6 months old German
Shepherd male imported from former Western Germany. Since that moment my life has been inseparable from dogs.

As a teenager, I started breeding German Shepherds but soon Dobermanns won my heart. I was lucky to breed (under the prefix of Devotion) and own many successful and some really outstanding dogs with numerous International Champions, Multi Champions, and a Vice-IDC Siegerin among them. Even though I stopped breeding about 20 years ago, Dobermann is still in my heart.

Over the years, Middle Asian Sheepdogs, a Belgian Shepherd, a Pharaoh Hound, a Pug, and even a mongrel have lived in my house. When I got married, my wife brought in a happy bunch of Labradors and for some time, we had been actively involved with this breed. However, during the past few years, I’ve decided to reduce both show and breeding activities to commit to judging duties.

I’m an electronic engineer and a professional journalist, being at different times a chief editor of Dog’s Life and Pet Planet magazines. I’m an International judge for all breeds, as well as a working trial judge for Agility, IPO, SchH, Obedience, and Hunting dogs. I have judged across all the continents and almost in every European country.

Helin Tenson


I have been involved with dog breeding since 1982 and my first breed
was rough collie.My first kennelname was Luck-Lustre. Official kennel
in FCI Calleca`ry since 1993. 


I got judging rights in 1991. FCI judge rights 1995. I have been a
judge in many countries. Official BIS judge Breeder judge rough collies, dachshunds, whippets,french bulldogs and american cocker spaniels.


Owned very different breeds: rough collies, whippets, miniature
long-haired dachund, poodle, bullmastiff, belgian and east-european shepherd, tibetan mastiff, russian toy and american cocker spaniel. At the moment at home only pomeranians.


I speak four languages: Estonian, Finnish, Russian and English

Maija Mäkinen

Oma rotuni on valkoinen länsiylämaanterrieri – on ollut jo vuodesta 1971, jolloin sain ensimmäisen oman koirani. Olen kasvattanut kennelnimellä Marenjan muutaman pentueen: ensimmäisen pentue syntyi 1973, ja toistaiseksi viimeisin 1998. Asuin- ja työolojeni vuoksi en pysty pitämään useampia koiria, vaikka haluaisinkin. Tällä hetkellä kotonani Helsingissä
asuu yksi WHWT-uros.


Ulkomuototuomariksi valmistuin 1999. Koska oma rotuni on länsiylämaalainen, aloitin tuomariurani tietysti terriereistä. Niitä seurasivat pystykorvat, ryhmä 5, jossa minulla on monia rakkaita rotuja. Vuonna 2020 sain 20 vuoden kouluttautumisen jälkeen allrounder-oikeudet.


Vuosien mittaan olen arvostellut paljon eri puolilla Suomea, mutta melko
harvakseltaan ulkomailla, toistaiseksi vain Euroopassa. Odotettu Argentiinan matka peruuntui Koronan vuoksi.

Arvostelin ensimmäisen kerran Porvoon kaikkien rotujen näyttelyssä vuonna 2014, mutta ensimmäinen vierailuni Porvoon näyttelyyn oli jo vuonna 1974, jolloin esitin siellä oman kasvattini ensimmäisestä pentueestani.

Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen
I got my first dog, a Wire Fox Terrier, in the year 1961. I began to take part in club
activities, shows, obedience and hunting training from the beginning. My first dog was not a
star, so I purchased soon another, a bitch, who became Champion. My first litter of Wire
Fox Terriers was born in 1968, and since that I have bred over 300 litters, of Wire and
Smooth Fox Terriers, English Springer Spaniels and Longhaired Standard Dachshunds,
under Wolfheart prefix. I have never counted how many champions and group winners I
have owned or bred, (well over 200) but we have had over 50 International (FCI)
champions. I have exported dogs to about 20 different countries and many of them have
become champions in their new home countries. There has been also several hunting trial
and dual champions. One of our most successful dogs has been the Smooth Fox Terrier Int
Ch Wolfheart Nutcracker, who was Terrier of the Year in -76. Our successes include
winning the European Champion title in –98 with Int Ch Wolfheart Moritz and World
Champion title in 2001 with Ch Wolfheart Diamond Lil. Wolfheart Test Pilot was European
Junior Winner in 2019.


At the moment I have only Smooth and Wire Fox Terriers, about 20 dogs (and two
cats, but they are not for showing or breeding). Showing and breeding nowadays is
limited because of many judging appointments. 


I was a professional groomer for about 20 years, doing all breeds, and at that time I
also handled different breeds in shows, like German Shepherds, Beagles, Cockers,
American Cockers, Poodles etc.


First I became a judge in -76. I was qualified as an all-breed judge in - 96. (in the
FCI countries that means: qualified to award CCs in all the about 350 breeds
recognized by the FCI.). I have awarded CCs in UK in 21 breeds: Smooth and Wire
Fox Terriers, Airedale Terrier, Norwich and Norfolk Terriers, Lakeland Terrier,
Kerry Blue Terrier, Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier, West Highland White Terrier,
English Toy Terrier, Miniature Schnauzer, Giant Schnauzer, Shar Pei, Tibetan
Terrier, Chow Chow, Keeshond, Bouvier des Flandres, Briard, Basenji, Finnish
Spitz, Pharaoh Hound.


Besides Finland, I have judged in 51 different countries: Argentina, Austria,
Australia, , Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cuba,
Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece,
Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakshtan, Latvia, Lithuania,
Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland,
Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South
Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Thailand, UK, Ukraine and USA. 
I have been in the judging panel of the Champion of Champions, Veteran of
Veterans contests in Finland, Sweden and Norway. In 2002 I’ve judged the Pup of
the Year Contest in Ireland and the Champion of Champions Contest in the UK 2008
and twice the Golden Collar Show in Russia. I have judged many times in the FCI
European and World Shows, various breeds and also group finals, and in five of the
Australian Royal Shows.


I have been  also Terrier & Dachshund underground hunting trial judge for 30 years,
but decided to give that up because lack of time. We used to keep foxes and train
dogs for hunting trials, but nowadays there is no time for that.
I have been a board member of the regional Kennel Club for over 40 years, being
earlier the Vice-President years and for the last 20 years and at present the President.
I was a board member of the Terrier Club of Finland for 15 years, being the
President for seven years, and editor of the bulletin for 11 years. I have been a board
member of the local Dachshund Club for about 15 years, and member of the
breeding committee of the Springer Spaniel Club and the Spaniel Club of Finland. I
have been the secretary of the Lahti International Show (nowadays regularly over
4000 dogs) for 45 years, and last twenty years the President of the organising
committee. At the moment I am the Honorary President of the Finnish Dog Show
Judges' Society after having been the President for about 16 years. I was the
President of the Fox Terrier Club of Finland for ten years, and again after some
years’ retirement. I was several years also a board member of the World Dog Press
Association. I am in charge of new judges’ education and exams for several breed
clubs, and have held seminars in several other coutries.


After joining the staff of the Finnish Kennel Club in -89 I had to limit the club
activities. I was editor of the Kennel Club magazine (circulation over 100 000) for
five years, but all the travelling and judging was difficult to combine with regular
office hours, and so I started as a freelance journalist and photographer in -95. My
articles and photos have been published in many dog magazines, newspapers, books
and calendars in Finland and abroad. Besides the Finnish Kennel Club magazine
Koiramme, I’ve been a regular correspondent of the Dog World (UK), Our Dogs
(UK), Purebred Dogs in Review (USA) and many other canine magazines published
in various coutries. I have also translated several dog books into Finnish and have
been member of a group which made several TV programs about dogs. 
I have given lectures for many different clubs about breeding, shows, etc.
I have been member of several Finnish Kennel Club committees: the Breeding
Committee, the Standard Committee, the Show and Judges’ Committee and the
Editorial Committee. At the moment I am a member of the Standard Committee.
I have been decorated by the Finnish Kennel Club (golden pin of merit), the regional
Kennel Club, the Finnish Terrier Club (golden pin of merit) and the Finnish
Dachshund Club. I have been awarded the Vuolasvirta Breeders’ Plaque of the
Finnish Kennel Club and the Breeders’ Plaque of the Finnish Terrier Club and the
Golden Pin of Breeders (nr.1) of the Fox Terrier Club of Finland. In 2018 I was
nominated as a Honorary Member of the Finnish Kennel Club.

Jari Fors

Olen ammatiltani rakennusalan lehtori ja työskentelen tällä hetkellä Koulutuskeskus
JEDU Kalajoen yksikössä.
Oma rotuni on suomenajokoira. Ensimmäisen oman suomenajokoiran sain vuonna
1973, jonka isäni osti minulle. Tämä koira teki minusta ”ajokoiramiehen” ja silloin,
nuoresta iästäni huolimatta tein siitä käyttövalion. Suomenajokoiria olen
kasvattanut vuodesta 1986 kennelnimellä Alapörkän, yhteensä 58
suomenajokoirapentuetta. Minulla on myös aina ollut suomenpystykorvia ja
karjalankarhukoiria, jotka ovat olleet aina uroksia ja olen keskittynyt niillä vain
metsästykseen ja näyttelyihin. Lisäksi olen kasvattanut yhden beagle pentueen ja
kaksi hovawart pentuetta.
Ulkomuototuomari pätevyyden sain vuonna 1993 ja tietenkin ensimmäinen rotuni
oli suomenajokoira. Melko pian kuitenkin laajensin ryhmään 5. ja myöhemmin
ryhmään 7. Olin aina ajatellut, että en arvostelu muita kuin metsästyskoiria, mutta
mieleni muuttui kun vaimoni hankki kotiimme hovawartin ja niin olen jo muutaman
vuoden arvostellun ko. rotua.
Olen lisäksi ajokokeiden ylituomari, ajokokeiden, linnunhaukkukokeiden ja
hirvenhaukkukokeiden palkintotuomari. Olen myös aina ollut aktiivinen
järjestöihminen. Olen ollut mm. Suomen Ajokoirajärjestön puheenjohtaja 4 vuotta,
Suomen Ajokoirajärjestön hallituksessa 9 vuotta, Suomen Kennelliiton hallituksessa
6 vuotta ym… Tällä hetkellä toimin Pohjois-Pohjanmaan Ajokoirakerhon
puheenjohtajana.
Olen saanut arvostella lähes 30-vuoden aikana joka puolella Suomea sadoissa
näyttelyssä ja muutaman kerran myös Ruotsissa ja Norjassa.

Rade Dakic

Rade Dakic was involved with dogs since his childhood. He was a owner of a various dog breeds as are German Shepherd, Sarplaninatz, Owzarek Podhalanski, etc, etc... His serious dog work starts with terriers and to this group of dogs he dedicated the most of his kinological work. He has owned Airedales, German Hunting Terrier, Westie, Bullterriers, Staffordshire Bullterrier, but his biggest love are American Staffordshire Terriers. Rade was one of the first breeders of Amstaffs in Europe and got his first Amstaff in 1986. In his Franstal's kennel he has produced about 30 national, International, American, Canadian, Thailand, Mexican and club champions on four continents. Rade Dakic wrote over 20 books about dogs which had a lot of editions. He was also correspondent of various dog magazines. He is member of WDPA (World Dog Press Association ). He has judged at the most prestigious shows in Europe, from Russia to Portugal , at National Specialties, Bundessieger shows, National Elevage, Punto Obligatorio, INTERRA, European Dog show, etc, etc.


Fabian Daza

I am a licensed International FCI -Association Club Canino Colombianno All Breeds Judge. 

Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, Urologist by profession. I have been involved in dog showing from an early age, but my passion for French Bulldogs began when I had got me first one
in 2003.

I was one of the earlier  French Bulldogs breeders  in Colombia. I was able to win Championship
titles under the suffix Dazsan Du Upari, and since beginning my breeding program I have endeavored to own and breed high quality, healthy specimens that compete in Colombia and in other countries across the Americas.I have also involved with NorwichTerriers and Bull Terriers and my nearest friends to English Springer Spaniel, Belgian Sheperds and  Yorkshire Terriers, having the opportunity to know deeply those breeds too.

For many years I have been heavily involved in the education of physicians in my specialty area through several undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Colombia. I have extended this
commitment to the canine fancy. As a member of the Colombian Kennel Club
Association, I participate actively in all educational events and in the
process of training new judges, which I have carried out under the guidance of
the Association.

I also have been a Board Member of the Bogota Kennel Club and I am currently President of the Club, which is an entity associated to the ACCC.

I have also participated in the FCI Section America and the Caribbean, and been a Colombian Kennel Club delegate to the FCI General Assembly in Paris.

I have judged widely, visiting many countries of varying cultures and cynologies, French bulldog specialties, through North and South America, Africa, Asia, Europe and not so far in  New Zealand and Australia where I was the Best Exhibit in Show Judge at the prestigious  Royal Melbourne Dog Show 2017, including some excellent appointments with great judges and outstanding dogs  in General and Specialties Shows as well, Asian and Pacific Section Show 2018 in Kuala Lumpur and Brussels Winner 2018 in Belgium. Before pandemic I judged The National Show in Indonesia, Taiwan and  Athens International Show CACIB 2019 as well as Assitant to the II FCI World Congress for Judges in Acapulco.

For 2020 I judged in a very special Show granted for Mexican Cinological Federation FCM, wich included only Colombian Judges as guests.

This year I will be judging  The Americas & Caribbean FCI Section Show in Costa Rica.

For me is always a great challenge to judge a new show and meet new wonderful dogs and old and new friends.

Adriana Gaitán

In 1978 I bought my first Golden Retriever. Since I met the race I have been fascinated and I was increasingly my committing with the breed. I began to study, temperament, structure, blood lines, crosses and breeding with the purpose of collaborating in its development in my country.

In 1993 I decided to take the big responsibility of breeding. From that moment I have been leading the

improvement of the breed, in Colombia, and have also participated in its development in many countries,

including the United States, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, Brazil, Guatemala, Venezuela and many more. My bloodline is based and combined with the best and most famous American top blood lines.

We have come to have such high quality dogs that we can compete with the best Golden that can be seen in the dog shows in the United States, Canada, Central America and South America.

With the support of my daughters Laura and Cristina, I have raised two or three litters per year, by myself or co-owned. From these litters, many dogs have got their championship title, others are just close to complete it, and my dogs are appearing for years like the best dogs in my country.

Some have excelled not only in Colombia, also in other countries as Argentina, Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Uruguay, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala and Venezuela, winning several championship titles, winning world championships and even several times Best of Breed in the United States.

My golden Ag_Golden Intican Diamond Age (SIMBA) was the Golden number one in the United States in 2006, winning 21 times first group and 5 BIS a year.

I have been part of the Technical Committee of the Club Canino Colombiano Association and I am a member of the Board of the Colombian Association of Labrador Retriever & All Pure Breeds.

I got my license to judge Golden Retriever in 2002.

Since January 2004 we have been supporting Dr. Clara Orozco, in his thesis on psychiatric assisted therapy dogs for people with severe depression, Montserrat in Bogota Clinic, obtaining excellent results.

Since the year 2007 I have Dachshund mini wire a new challenge, achieve raise in the height of Bogota. They come from magnificent blood lines from Italy, Spain, Russia, United States and Argentina.

In 2009, I got the international all bred judge license.

I have been invited to judge in Colombia, Argentina, Indonesia, Brasil, Ecuador, Perú, Canadá, Cuba, Guatemala,Venezuela, México, China, Australia, Japón, Republica Dominicana and Costa Rica.

Susanna Gourine

"Ensiaskeleeni koiriin sain jo pienenä ulkoiluttaen kaikki naapuruston koirat. Perheeni päätyi lopulta suostuttelujeni jälkeen hankkimaan yorkshirenterrierin vuonna 2003, joita meillä olikin kaksi peräkkäin. Paloni koiranäyttelyihin alkoikin toisen kotiyorkkimme kanssa kiertäen epävirallisia koiranäyttelyitä vuonna 2007. Tämä ei kuitenkaan riittänyt vaan päädyin auttamaan virallisissa näyttelyissä yorkshirenterrierikasvattajia vuonna 2008 ja sen kautta tutustuin moniin uusiin rotuihin sekä harrastajiin.

 

Ensimmäinen oma koirani oli silkkiterrieri, joka päätyi meille hieman sattumalta vietettyäni kesän kenneltyttönä muun muassa kennel Curiosity:n, kennel Chic Choix:n sekä Irlannissa kennel Revlochin luona. Vuonna 2009 syntynyt, perheemme silmäterä, silkki Johnny (Curiosity Winner Take’s It) viimeistään sytytti näyttelykipinän ja sen kanssa olemmekin kiertäneet maailman monessa kolkassa loistavalla menestyksellä. Johnny on muun muassa ollut vuoden silkki useampana vuonna Suomessa sekä Australiassa, maailman- sekä Euroopan voittaja ja Australiassa kisaamisen aikana se päätyi jopa vuoden kääpiökoiraksi. Toinen koirani kiinanharjakoira Modz tuli minulle Japanista ja antoi jälleen kosketuksen uuteen rotuun.

 

Harrastin junior handleria vuosina 2008-2011, jonka aikana ehdin voittamaan useamman piirimestaruuden, Best of the Best –kilpailun sekä sijoittumaan kaksi kertaa SM-kilpailussa, joista viimeisimmässä sain punaisen ruusukkeen eli voittaen Suomen mestaruuden. Tämä antoi minulle pääsylipun Cruftsiin, jossa kisasin tiibetinterrierillä ja myöskin samalla esitin oman silkkini Johnnyn rodun parhaaksi. Keskityin JH-vuosina usein näyttelyissä enemmän rotukehiin, mutta junior handler on aina ollut lähellä sydäntä ja harrastuksen vaaliminen onkin tärkeä osa koiranäyttelyiden jatkumoa sukupolvelta toiselle.

 

Olen aina ollut erittäin kiinnostunut oppimaan uusista roduista, yksilöiden eroista ja turkin hoidosta niin näyttelyssä kuin kotioloissakin. Varmaankin yksi syy, miksi olen päätynyt eri kenneleihin kenneltytöksi sekä esittämään koiria kaikista roturyhmistä. Minulle tärkeää on löytää koiran kanssa yhteinen sävel, koiran ehdoilla. Mahdollisuuksien mukaan olenkin aina pyrkinyt kunnostamaan esittämäni koirat itse näyttelyyn, niin rotu- kuin junior handler –kehissä, mikä on puolestaan auttanut ymmärtämään koiraa paremmin. Olen ollut myös aktiivinen koirayhdistyksissä, mikä on auttanut syventymään rotuun sekä edistämään sitä. Tällä hetkellä kuitenkin rajallinen aika sekä opiskelut ovat vähentäneet koiranäyttelyiden sekä yhdistysten parissa olemista.

 

Koirien lisäksi aikani vietän markkinoinnin- sekä viestinnän asiantuntijana Helsingissä, luonnossa liikkuen sekä mahdollisuuksien mukaan matkustellen. Pienen koiranäyttelytauon jälkeen on mukava palata harratuksen pariin. "