Best in Show Veteran was the Scottish Terrier Filisite Brash Koh-I-Noor, owned by Valentina Popova. The best veteran of the day was chosen by Marie Petersen from Denmark. Best in Show Breeder was Petri Turunen's kennel Eerondaali with a group of Keeshonds. Judge was Tuire Okkola.
Best in Show Puppy at Helsinki Winner Puppy Show was the Finnish Lapphund male Peikkovuoren Taikurinhattu, owners Väinö Ojala, Elina Pikkujämsä, and Taina Friman. Best in Show judge at Helsinki Winner Puppy Show was Marjatta Pylvänäinen-Suorsa. Best in Show Breeder at the puppy show was a group of Bavarian Mountain Scenthounds from Nea Boman’s kennel Dolcebay, judge Hannele Jokisilta.
Complete results from Helsinki Winner 2019 and Helsinki Winner Puppy Show can be found here.
336 different breeds were represented at today's shows. The top 5 breeds entered were Labrador Retriever (105), Golden Retriever (103), Finnish Lapphund (93), Whippet (92), and Staffordshire Bull Terrier (89).
Dogs from 22 different countries participated in the shows. Most dogs came from Sweden (274), Russia (242), and Estonia (105). Participants from Brazil, Japan, and the USA had the longest journey to our shows.
Before the final competitions of Helsinki Winner, the Finnish Kennel Club’s Lauri Vuolasvirta plaque was awarded to 57 kennels. The plaque is awarded for merited breeding.
The last qualifying competition for the Finnish Championship Final in Junior Handling was judged by Suzy Roffey, United Kingdom. The winner of the age group for 14 to 17 year olds, Josefina Voutilainen, goes on to compete in the Finnish Championship final competition on Sunday.