Tuula Plathan

Finland

I’ve been interested in dogs ever since I was a child. My first own childhood dog was a Cocker Spaniel. I fell for Sighthounds early on and have had a Borzoi, a Whippet, and, together with my daughter, a Saluki. I got acquainted with Tibetan breeds in the early 70’s. I’ve bred Tibetan Spaniels, Tibetan Terriers and two Whippet litters under the prefix Karamain. ¬†Tibetan Terrier has been my main breed 50 years. Many Karamain dogs have been exported over the decades to different parts of the world. I shared my prefix with my daughter Marianna Plathan in 2005. She now breeds Braque du Bourbonnais under the Karamain prefix. Now I have two elderly Tibetan Terriers and one young female. I became a judge in 1982. I judge toy and companion dogs, sighthounds and a few other breeds from other groups. I’ve officiated as a judge in many European countries as well as in the United States, Australia and South Africa.