american cocker spaniels & japanese akitas

I got my first american cocker in 1977. Since then I have bred over 50 litters of them, and started breeding japanese akitas in 2003. I have been honored for my breeding by the Finnish Kennel Club and the Finnish Dog Breeders' Society. I also have a silver medal from the Finnish Spaniel Club and the Finnish Kennel Club. I have bred multiple International Beauty Champions, Champions of many different countries as well as Tracking Champions. There are many Candida's dogs in different countries all over the world. I am also a qualified show judge for some breeds in FCI groups 5 and 8 since 2003. Currently I live in Espoo with one cocker spaniel, Alli (Afterglow Allegra) and three akitas, Routa (Razmus Akai Oujisama Go), Kukka (Candida's Flower Dance) and Lumi (Candida's October Opal).
Merja Ylhäinen
Anna Ylhäinen
I was born into a family with dogs, and I've spent all my life surrounded by them. I was two weeks old at my very first blood tracking competition, and three weeks at my first dog show. I competed in Junior Handling for a few years, and now I mostly handle and groom all of our dogs. Since 2009 the prefix Candida's has been under both our ownerships. I am currently studying veterinary medicine at the University of Helsinki, looking to graduate in 2016, and working part-time at a veterinary clinic. I live in Helsinki with two american cockers, Aida (Exclamation Rose Kiss) and Moriz (Candida's Moody Blues).