Show Dog Judges Profiles


, Mr Kari Helsinki,


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Kari Jarvinen is one of Finland's most respected dog men. He is a mainstay on the international judging circuit: Crufts, the World Show (Helsinki, Best in Show), Royal Melbourne-Sydney (BIS), Bundessieger Germany (BIS), and many more of the world's most prestigious venues. Kari began in dogs in 1958. He has been most closely associated with several terrier breeds and Boxers. In 1972, his Boxer was Sweden's Dog of the Year. He and his wife have bred more than 50 champion terriers. Kari sits on the board of Fédération Cynologique Internationale, is vice president of the Finnish Kennel Club, and belongs to The Kennel Club (England). The father of two and grandfather of three, he is a retired managing director of Nestlé Finland, and is fluent in English, Finnish, and Swedish.