VITIKAINEN, Mrs Auli Hiirola,
FCI:Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid Breeds - Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs
Auli has been breeding Danes for 15 years and has bred over 30 champions, mostly fawn & brindles but also one young blue Champion. They have also had the most winning black Dane in Finland and currently run a promising USA-import baby at home. They have imported 12 Danes, mostly from USA & Sweden, and exported to England, USA, Sweden, Belgium, Philippines, Estonia and Greece. Auli has been the President of the breeding committee of Finnish Great Dane Club and a Vice President of the same club. She has organized several big International dog shows as well Dane Specialties. She got her FCI International judging licence in 1999 for Great Danes and has been judging in Finland, Sweden and Estonia. In Sweden and Estonia she judged the Dane Specialty and did the BIS as well. She has judged Danes over ten times in Finland and that gave her an authorisation to train new judges for the breed. A honour that is very hard to obtain. She's also qualified for 19 different breeds in FCI Group 2 but is considered a Specialist for Danes & Pinschers. She travels to a lot of big International shows in Germany as well as Scandinavia and also tries to keep her professional judging skills up-to-date by visiting the biggest Dane Specialties in USA, Sweden & England. She has also passed AKC judge training for Great Danes in 2004 in Florida under Mrs Judy Harrington's guidance. Qualified to judge: Austrian Short-haired Pincher, Miniature Pincher, Pincher, Aidi, Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Broholmer, Cao de castro Laboreiro, Danish Swedish Farmdog, Dogo Argentino, Dogo Canario, Dogo Mallorquin, Great Danes, Hollandse Smoushond, Kraski Ovcar, Leonberger, Rottweiler, Shar Pei, Tosa, Swiss Mountain and Cattle dogs, Appenzeller Cattle dog, Entlebucher Cattledog, Great Swiss Mountain Dog. Auli's civil occupation is a HEPAC Engineer and she works in the Mikkeli Water plant as a project engineer. She judged the 2006 Great Dane Specialty Show in Sydney, Australia. Fluent in Finnish, English, Swedish and German.