Messukeskus Helsinki 16–17 Dec 2023

Finland's biggest dog event

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Liimatainen Jussi



I’m a dog show judge from Helsinki. I was born into a family with sled dogs. My first own dog was however a Cocker Spaniel, who was later joined by a Welsh Springer Spaniel and American Cocker Spaniels. I spent my first active years closely with Spaniels. After that, I also got interested in toy dogs.

Before becoming a judge, I showed and groomed actively other people’s dogs from most breed groups. I’ve made more than 200 dogs champions, including several World and European Winners as well as BIS winners.

As regards club activities, my most important tasks include chairmanship of the Finnish Toy Dog Club, membership of the Finnish Kennel Club’s Board, and membership of the Winner Show Committee. I'm also a member of The Royal Kennel Club.

I’m qualified to judge all breeds and judge very actively around the world. I’ve judged somewhat in all European countries as well as on all continents. Besides European countries, I’ve been honoured to judge Best in Show also in North and South America, Asia, South Africa, and Australia.

Judges following breeds

Voittaja 2023 - SU 17.12.

American Staffordshire Terrier
Cao Fila de Sao Miguel
Continental Bulldog
* Weimaraner Long-haired 4.12.2023
* Weimaraner Short-haired 4.12.2023

Helsinki Winner 2023 - LA 16.12.

Alaskan Malamute
Black and Tan Coon Hound
Bluetick Coonhound
Cairn Terrier
FCI 3 12.12.2023
Francais Blanc et Noir
Francais Blanc et Orange
Francais Tricolore
Grand Anglo-Francais Blanc et Noir
Grand Anglo-Francais Blanc et Orange
Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore
Hellenic Hound
Tiroler Bracke
Westfälische Dachsbracke