Messukeskus Helsinki 16–17 Dec 2023

Finland's biggest dog event

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Honkanen Kirsi


I’m Kirsi Honkanen and I live with my family in the Helsinki metropolitan area. Dogs have always been in my life. We've had dogs of several breeds, mostly from group 5. Over the years, we’ve also had other breeds from different groups, but different spitz breeds seem to suit our family the best. My own breeds include German Spitz (Klein-Mittel-Gross) and Finnish Lapphunds. Besides dogs, my interests include horses, hunting, berry-picking, and foraging mushrooms; technically, dogs are with me everywhere and involved in everything. Over the past few years, I have mostly focused on dog shows. However, I also train other dog sports with my dogs even though I do not have time for competitions. I became a judge in 2010. Now, I am qualified to judge all breeds from FCI group 5, nearly all breeds from group 6, and about half of the breeds from groups 1, 7, and 10.

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