It was a great pleasure judging the Porvoo 60th Anniversary Show and I would like to thank Kirsi Lankola and her team for putting on an excellently run show.
The showground was laid out very well although a little spread out. The standard of the dogs were of a high quality and my group winner went to the Cairn.
BIS went to the gorgeous Lhasa Apso Chic Choix Cleopatra Eurydice (pictured above) owned by Piia Helistölä-Laurila.
What a great show this was, and what an honour and privilege it was to be invited to judge this Spaniel Speciality show in Hyvinkaa of the 5th of October. First class organisation, wonderful hospitality and the sportsmanlike manner the exhibitors took the judges decisions at this prestigious show. Next years World Show will be well worth a visit.
My thanks to my two ring stewards, Viveca Lindqvist and Marianne Dolmatoff who kept me on the straight and narrow and kept up with writing my critiques superbly.
Best in Show at the International Dog Show in Pori, Finland on the 27th & 28th of July, 2013, was the Rottweiler, CIB, CIE, LT JCH, LV JCH, EE JCH, BALT JCH, V-11, BALTW-12 Heizelwood Farro, owned by Susanna Tuominen and Mika Auvinen from Finland. Best in Show Judge was Rui Oliveira (Portugal).
Fin Ch Paparottsie Painted Lord JW won at Ylivieska Int All-Breed Show on 20 July, 2013 under BIS Judge Marja Talvitie (Finland). Breed & Group Judge was Pirjo Aaltonen (Finland).
Fin Ch Paparottsie Painted Lord JW is being handled at the moment by Vesa Toivanen.
Tuusula Summer Show was held on the 29th & 30th June 2013, in Tuusula, Finland.
This was a very very good event. Tuusula is a small town some 32km south east of Helsinki. The show was well organised by secretary Riikka Karinen and her committee, this was a National CAC show with some 2,600 dogs entered over the two days.
A world record for the largest FCI one-day show was set by the Finnish Kennel Club on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at the Helsinki Winner International Dog Show that had entry of a little over 7,500 dogs and broken on Sunday December 9 at Finnish Winner International Dog Show with entry of over 8,100 dogs that competed in conformation rings for the prestigious titles.
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