My name is Anita Honkanen
and I have had standard poodles since 1981.
And before that I had a miniature. So I can say to be a real
My miniature was a very dear pet, never shown. He was from
old Finnish kennel Kotitalon and his name was
Kotitalon Juri, after Juri Gagarin. He lived 14
years and when he died, I was looking a bigger poodle and so
I got my first standard Fin
Ch Marmaloo Donald Duke. I called
him Nero, because in that time I visited very often Italy
and "nero" means black in Italian.
Nero’s breeder, Mrs.
Gunnel af Björkesten, kennel
Marmaloo, asked me to take Nero to some shows and so all
began. After the first show I was "sold". Nero was twice BIS
2 in Finnish Poodle Club Show and he was a real gentleman.
Soon I bought another standard male from
kennel Detonator’s. His whole name was Detonator’s
Grand Slam, "Romeo" and he was Fin & S Ch
and W-84 & -85. With him I continued to show.
I visited Mrs. af Björkesten for cutting
her dogs and in that time she had a young std Alexandra