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Best in Show Veteran was Finnish Lapphund Peikkovuoren Vahea, owners Jaana Miettinen and Taina Friman. The Best in Show Veteran competition was judged by Svend Løvendkjær from Denmark. Best in Show Breeders Group was Taina and Ari Friman’s Finnish Lapphunds, kennel Peikkovuoren. The Best in Show Breeders Group competition was judged by Paavo Mattila.
Best in Show at Helsinki Puppy Show was Lakeland Terrier Ars Viva Tramontana, owner Olga Aleksashina, Russia. The Best in Show Puppy was appointed by Päivi Eerola. The Best Breeders Group of the puppy show was a group of Siberian Huskies from Tuula Alopaeus’ kennel Merrick, the judge was Olli Kokkonen.
Complete results from Helsinki Winner 2018 as well as Helsinki Puppy Show can be found in the Showlink result service.
323 different breeds were represented at today's shows. Finnish Lapphund (95), Whippet (93), Labrador Retriever (85), Golden Retriever (80), and Miniature Pinschers (76) had largest entries of all the breeds.
Dogs from 20 different countries took part in the show. The largest entries came from Sweden (260), Russia (200), and Estonia (100). Some had even travelled as far as from Australia, Hong Kong, and the USA.
Before the final competitions, the Finnish Kennel Club's Lauri Vuolasvirta plaquette was awarded to 51 breeders for merited breeding.
The last Finnish Championship Event in Junior Handling took also place on Saturday, judge was Pernilla Lindström from Sweden. The last ticket to the Finnish Championship final held on Sunday was won by Linnea Pietarila.