I got excited over dogs already as a little girl. I got my first dog, a Boston Terrier, when I was 14 years old. The excitement grew, and I ended up taking the ring steward course a few years later. The next step was the judge’s course. I was authorized for my first breeds, the Rhodesian Ridgeback and the Great Dane, in 1985. Two years ago, all my hard work paid off and I became an allrounder. I haven’t showed my own dogs that much – I’m more of a working and obedience enthusiast myself. I have had many hunting dogs and I am very interested in hunting. I’ve been a small-scale breeder of Boston Terriers for almost 40 years. Now I have a Rhodesian Ridgeback, a Boston Terrier and a Finnish Hound at home. I live in the archipelago, where fishing and mushrooming are my favourite hobbies. I also like to do crafts.