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Sun, 14 Apr



Breed Lecture by Mr Esa Ruotsalainen (Finland)

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Breed Lecture by Mr Esa Ruotsalainen (Finland)
Breed Lecture by Mr Esa Ruotsalainen (Finland)

Time & Location

14 Apr 2019, 4:00 pm

DOGS NSW, 44 Luddenham Rd, Orchard Hills NSW 2748, Australia


About the event

Mr Esa Ruotsalainen is a breed specialist from Finland. Shortly after the conclusion of judging our 2019 specialty, Mr Ruotsalainen will deliver a breed lecture to breed enthusiasts.

Attendees are encouraged to ask questions, and draw upon Mr Ruotsalainen's knowledge of the breed.

Light refreshments will be provided to attendees (complimentary).

Please note, the start time listed for this event is approximate. It will likely change depending on the time the show concludes.

Lecturer bio

I am Mr Esa Ruotsalainen and live in southern Finland with my family and dogs. I am very active both in judging and breeding dogs. I became an authorized judge in 2010 and have since been appointed to over 120 shows in 10 different European countries. Spitz breeds are very close to my heart and I am involved in training both breeders and new judges for them in several breed clubs so practically all of my weekends are spent with canine activities. 

I have grown up with hunting Spitz breeds which we had at my childhood home. Later after moving to the city I acquired German Spitz Klein and had my first litter in 1997. Together with my wife we breed German Spitz Klein and Mittel, Pomeranian and Finnish Lapphund under Tirhan & Tempore prefixes.

The Finnish Kennel Club awards Vuolasvirta Prize for distinguished breeders and we have received it 4 different times. We also love dog shows and have gained over 120 International Champion titles to dogs bred or owned by us. Though, lately I've been more focused on judging.


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