Messukeskus Helsinki 16–17 Dec 2023

Finland's biggest dog event

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Zake Ligita

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Zake Ligita


I’ve been with dogs since I was born, my parents had a pet dog back then. When it passed away, my parents decided to get a Boxer, since we all thought it was the most wonderful breed in the world. Therefore, I got my first purebred dog at the age of 12. Since my dog did well at dog shows, I was completely dragged away into the dog show world. Since then, dogs have played a big part in my life, if not the biggest. I’ve bred Boxers for several years and was Chair of the Latvian Boxer Club in 1981–1995. Today, I have three Cavalier King Charles Spaniel males. Before becoming a dog show judge in 1984, I judged at different dog trials. I was named an all-breed judge in 2012. I work as Office Manager at the Latvian Kennel Club. I’m also a member of the Latvian Kennel Club’s Board and was Chair of the Latvian Kennel Club’s Show Judges’ Committee until 2021. I've judged in most European countries, at many European and World Winner shows, as well as in Australia, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand, Argentina, Canada, Malesia, Indonesia, China, South Korea, Colombia, Uruguay, and Peru.

Judges following breeds

Voittaja 2023 - SU 17.12.

American Fox Hound
Anglo-Russian Hound
Bavarian Mountain Scenthound
Black and Tan Coon Hound
Blood Hound
Bluetick Coonhound
Chien d´Artois
Coarse-haired Istrian Hound
English Foxhound
Hanoverian Scenthound
Hellenic Hound
Montenegrin Mountain Hound
Posavski Gonic
Russian Hound
Segugio Maremmano
Serbian Hound
Serbian Tricolour Hound
Short-haired Istrian Hound
Slovakian Hound

Helsinki Winner 2023 - LA 16.12.

American Staffordshire Terrier
Tibetan Mastiff