Markku Kipinä


I have been judging since 1999 and nowadays I am an all round judge. The first breed I was qualified for was Yorkshire Terrier. When I was young, I did obedience with German Shepherd. With Great Danes I started exhibiting and Danes were followed by Bulldogs and Yorkshire Terriers. Main breeds for breeding and showing has been Yorkshire Terriers and Australian Silky Terriers. I have owned also magnificent Great Danes. Dogs bred or owned by me have achieved numerous champion titles, Specialty Best In Show wins, winner titles and even World Winner and European Winner titles. I have bred also some litters of Pugs and Pekingese. Last dog I have had was a black Miniature Schnauzer. My family has also bred Chinese Crested Dogs, Jack Russell Terrier, West Highland White Terriers, Salukis and Irish Wolfhounds and in this breeding I have also been involved. Nowadays I am following my daughters Poodles. As I am judging a lot, I had to leave breeding behind. I do judging both in Finland and abroad and I have judges in most of the European countries and in Australia, South Africa, the Philippines, India, Israel, Japan, Canada, Lebanon and Thailand.