Domarpresentation: Jarmo Vuorinen, Stora Specialen, Apalby 2024-07-27

My name is Jarmo Vuorinen and I’m living in a small village called Tarvasjoki, close to Turku, Finland.
At the moment I’m working at company named Showlink (owned by Finnish Kennel Club) as Show Secretary.

I was interested about dogs at early -70’s when I got my first own dog, which was an Afghan Hound. Soon I noticed that I’m not a person who likes grooming dogs, so this was my first and last dog with longer coat.

I got my first Pharaoh Hound 1977. I have bred 13 litters with lot of Champions and I was TOP breeder in the breed many years in late -80’s and -90’s but nowadays I don’t have that breed anymore. I’m still active in our club, Finnish Pharaoh Hound and Ibizan Hound Club, which foundation member and honorary President I am.

Got my first Whippet at 1989. It was Ch Nevedith Xray from Great Britain. Over the years I have imported also another Whippet from GB, one from France, one from Sweden and four dogs from Canada.
I have bred 13 litters, but at the moment I have stopped breeding. I still have two older Whippets at home, but I’m not showing them.
I have been Chairman of the Finnish Whippet Club and before that I was also board member of Finnish Whippet Club many years. At the moment I’m in our clubs show committee. Few years ago I was nominated as a honorary member of the Finnish Whippet Club

I became FCI judge 1994 and at the moment I can judge all breeds from FCI group 10 and about half of the breeds from FCI groups 5 6. I have judged most of the countries in Europe and also twice in Australia.

I’m very much looking forward to coming back to Sweden and Skokloster Summer Show and judging your beautiful dogs.

Jarmo Vuorinen