Messukeskus Helsinki 16–17 Dec 2023

Finland's biggest dog event

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Kumpumäki Veli-Pekka


There has always been dogs and other pets in my home and my early childhood was spent with a Rough Collie for company. I first came in touch with the dog breeding and showing activities through our next door neighbour who had a kennel. In 1979 I got my first West Highland White Terrier who was to become my foundation bitch .The first litter was born in 1982 and my prefix ”PERHAPS” was registered when I came of age in 1987. So far I have bred over 100 champions and”PERHAPS”-dogs of both breeds have been exported to many different countries worldwide.-During 1989-1990 I did my national service as a War Dog Handler. 1991 brought along my first Scottish terrier from France and since then I have been devoted to the breed. I am a professional groomer and I run my own grooming parlour since 1994. I have groomed and presented over 200 champions of different breeds and handled dogs from all groups. In 1992 I received the highest honour awarded by the Finnish Kennel Club for succesful breeding; the Vuolasvirta –Prize. I am the youngest recipient of the prize in history of its existance. I began my training to become a judge in 1998 and in the following June I was qualified to judge West Highlands. At the moment I am passed for FCI groups2, 3,4, 5, 6 , 8 and 9 entirely and i am lacking just some breeds from the other groups. Until now I have had judging appointments besides Finland, in Australia, Belgium, Croatia,Denmark, Estonia, France,Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Hungary, Ireland ,Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia,Slovenia,Spain,Sweden, Ukraine and Czech Republic. I look forward with great interest to Your show.

Judges following breeds

Voittaja 2023 - SU 17.12.

American Toy Fox Terrier
Australian Silky Terrier
Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Fox Terrier, Smooth-haired
Fox Terrier, Wire-haired
Valencian Terrier

Helsinki Winner 2023 - LA 16.12.

* Chesapeake Bay Retriever 4.12.2023
Flat Coated Retriever
* Labrador Retriever VET 4.12.2023
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever