American Cocker Spaniel Very Vigie All Or Nothing was Best in Show at Helsinki Winner 2021 dog show. The dog is bred by Sanna Vartiainen and owned by Heidi Kangas and Sanna Vartiainen. Best in Show judge was Harri Lehkonen. 6,397 dogs were entered to the show.
The Best Veteran of the day was Keeshond Eerondaali Nightwish, owned by Petri Turunen. The Best Veteran was chosen by Leni Finne.
The programme at this year’s Dog Fair Finland was limited in order to create more space in the halls. The two puppy shows were cancelled, as were the final competition for Breeders’ Groups and award ceremonies of hero dogs.
The results of Helsinki Winner 2021 dog show can be found here.
339 different breeds were represented at today's show. Most dogs were entered in the breeds Whippet (99), Labrador Retriever (91), Dalmatian (89), Golden Retriever (89), and Shetland Sheepdog (83).
On the day of the show, also the last qualifying competition to the Finnish Championship final was competed and judged by Audur Sif Sigurgeirsdottir, Iceland. Four contestants were placed and exceptionally, all of them continue to the final on Sunday. Junior handlers continuing to the final are today’s winner Moona Wickström, third-placed Siiri Kaskinen, fourth-placed Emma Tammi, as well as Alma Palkeinen, who was placed fifth today but will continue to the final as Karen Kristal Dunaway, who came second in today’s competition, does not compete in the final tomorrow. Contestants are not divided into age groups in the final.
Best in Show at Helsinki Winner 2021 was the American Cocker Spaniel Very Vigie All Or Nothing, owned by Heidi Kangas and Sanna Vartiainen. The Best in Show trophy was awarded by Best in Show judge Harri Lehkonen, Royal Canin Oy’s Account Manager Riitta Niemelä, Chair of the Winner Show Committee Kari Järvinen, and Country Managar of Agria Eläinvakuutus Anna Linder. Photo: Jukka Pätynen
The Best Veteran of the day was Keeshond Eerondaali Nightwish, owned by Petri Turunen. The Best Veteran was chosen by Leni Finne. Photo: DogXpress / Heidi Örling.
Winner of the junior handling competition Moona Wickström and judge Audur Sif Sigurgeirsdottir together with Vesa Lehtonen, Finnish Kennel Club’s Board Member, and Anna Linder, Country Manager of Agria Eläinvakuutus. Photo: DogXpress / Heidi Örling