Messukeskus Helsinki 16–17 Dec 2023

Finland's biggest dog event

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Hassinen Maarit


I’m born and raised in Mikkeli, Eastern Finland. I’ve owned and bred Chihuahuas for more than 30 years. My prefix is Golden Lily’s. Litters are born infrequently, 1–2 litters per year at the most. Despite having a small kennel, I’ve been awarded both with the Finnish Kennel Club’s Vuolasvirta prize for merited breeders and with the breeders’ award of the Finnish Dog Breeder Club FDBC. The Finnish Chihuahua Club awarded my kennel as Breeder of the Year of long-haired Chihuahuas four times in a row in 2002–2005. I don’t breed right now. I however still have five bitches of different ages at home, youngest of them competing at dog shows every now and then.  I became a dog show judge in 2014. At the moment, I’m qualified to judge breeds from seven different groups. I’ve judged in all Nordic countries, the Baltic countries, and in Poland.

I was especially happy to be invited to judge in Iceland where I got to judge the national breed of the country, Icelandic Sheepdogs.

This is my second time judging at Winner shows in Messukeskus, and I am very much looking forward to seeing dogs of high quality in my ring.

Judges following breeds

Helsinki Winner 2023 - LA 16.12.

Australian Terrier
King Charles Spaniel
Russkaja Tsvetnaja Bolonka paitsi JUN
Shih Tzu

Voittaja 2023 - SU 17.12.

Mittelspitz (Medium size Spitz), black and brown
Mittelspitz (Medium size Spitz), other colors