Show Dog Judges Profiles


, Mr Tapio



  • FCI:

    Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid Breeds - Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs, Dachshunds, Spitz and Primitive types, Scenthounds and Related Breeds, Pointing Dogs, Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs, Sighthounds

Tapio is the editor-in-chief of the Finnish Kennel Club magazine "Koiramme" (Our Dogs). He has been a Judge since 1993 and can judge 320 FCI breeds to date. Tapio breeds and exhibits Hovawart, Carelian Bear Dogs and Cairn Terriers, under the prefix "Hovarian". He has been the chairman of the Finnish Hovawart clubs breeding commission for over 20 years, and Vice-President of the International Hovawart Federations (IHF) which has 14 member countries. He is also a Judge for character tests in Finland. Tapio has a particular interest in these breeds - Belgian Shepherd, Hungarian breeds, Border Collie, Welsh Corgi, Bernese Mountain Dog, Leonberger, St. Bernard, Affenpinscher, Dalmatian, Flat Coated Retriever, Lagotto, Norwegian Elkhounds, Shih Tzu, Tibetan Mastiffs, Tibetan Spaniels and Tibetan Terriers.