I’m born in 1964 and became a judge in 1999. Today I judge several breeds from group 2, 4, 5, and 6. I’m also authorized to judge hunting trials for hounds and elkhounds. I’ve judged in Australia, England, USA, Sweden, Denmark, and Estonia. My first breed was the Great Dane, which I bred for more than twenty years under prefix Dogiwogin. My kennel was awarded with the Finnish Kennel Club’s Vuolasvirta prize for merited breeding of fawn and brindle Great Danes. I’ve however bred Finnish Champions in all five main colours and International Champions in all three breed varieties. I’ve bred more than 30 champion Pinschers and the first Thai Ridgeback litter born in Finland.
We hunt and therefore, we also have working breeds at home: Finnish Hounds, Norwegian Elkhounds, and Norwegian Hounds. We have bred and owned both working and show champions in these breeds. There is always a dog that matches the current hunting season at our wilderness hut up north.
I work as a District Heating Manager for a local energy company. My passion is the use of renewable local energy. I also aim to have an impact on these matters on a more extensive level by being active in organizations within the field. Besides an engineer, a little idealist lives inside of me. My Chihuahua Kauko works as my office dog and is also the official mascot of our company.
I’m active in different clubs and hold positions as secretary or treasurer in many of them. Most clubs I’m involved in have to do with dogs, but I’ve learned a lot of fishing for example, by being the secretary of a Water Shareholders' Association.
At Dog Fair Finland, I get to judge breeds that are very dear to me and which I know well. I’m therefore looking forward to an exceptionally fun event!