Tarja Maison - Finland
My name is Tarja Maison, and I live in Lahti, which is in the south of Finland.

I go to dog shows for the excitement, and to have fun, besides learning more about the breed. I enjoy meeting and making friends at the shows.

The dog shows in Finland take almost all day. There are quite a few dogs entered, and the judge has to give a written critique on each exhibit, which takes a long time and a lot of patience.

Since I show Collies, I  always hope that the ring size is big enough so that they can be  moved properly, which is important in the Herding Group.

I expect the judge to be honest, and do justice to all the exhibits besides being polite to all the participants!

I have a few pictures for your viewing pleasure: