Messukeskus Helsinki 2–4 Dec 2022

Finland's biggest dog event

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Heikkinen-Lehkonen Paula

Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen

Paula's judging career started in 1976. Today she is an all-breed judge and has also judged ability tests for ferreting dogs.  She has officiated all over the world in some 50 countries. Paula has held several positions of trust in different clubs and has been a part of the editorial staff of the Finnish Kennel Club's Koiramme magazine for five years. She is the Honorary Chair of the Finnish Dog Show Judges' Society, a member of the Finnish Kennel Club’s Working Group for Breed Standards, Chair of the Fox Terrier club in Finland and Chair of Salpausselkä kennel district. She also chairs the Show Committee of Lahti International Dog Show, after having served as its secretary for almost 30 years.Paula has worked for the Finnish Kennel Club’s member magazine Koiramme for five years. She is still a part of the magazine's regular team of assistants, for both photography and articles. She works as a correspondent for several foreign dog magazines. Paula has earned several badges of honour, for instance the Finnish Kennel Club’s Golden Badge of Honour, and is also an Honorary Member of the Finnish Kennel Club. Paula's other hobbies include teddy bears, which she has collected a great number of both from Finland and abroad.

Judges following breeds

Voittaja 2022

Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog
Puli, other colors
Puli, white

Pohjoismaiden Voittaja 2022

English Toy Terrier
Little Lion Dog
Yorkshire Terrier

Helsinki Winner 2022

Cairn Terrier
Canadian Eskimo Dog
German Hunting Terrier
Grossspitz (Giant Spitz), black and brown
Grossspitz (Giant Spitz), white
Kintamani-Bali Dog
Podengo Portuguese Smooth-haired Large
Podengo Portuguese Smooth-haired Medium size
Podengo Portuguese Smooth-haired Miniature
Podengo Portuguese Wire-haired Miniature
Podengo Portuguese, Wire-haired Large
Podengo Portuguese, Wire-haired Medium size