My name is Katja Partanen and I am from northern part of province Savo. I became judge in 2014 and I judge breeds of FCI groups 5 and 6. In my childhood I was surrounded by Finnish Spitzes and Hounds. Karelian Bear Dogs have been part of my life since 1995 and Finnish Lapponian Dogs since turn of the millennium. I breed together with my father and sister under prefix Erätytön Karelian Bear Dogs and Finnish Lapponian Dogs. Besides dogs my other interests are hunting and exercising in nature. I am active in several clubs. I work at the Savo Vocational College as a tutor with disabled and retarded youngster and young people with special needs.