Johan got his first dog in 1965 and in 1976 he bred his first litter. Johan has had Norwich Terrier, Lagotto Romagnolo, Miniature Schnauzer and Red Irish Setter. However he is most known of his “Rivale” Norwich Terriers. There are numerous National and International Champions in his breeding. He has been Top Breeder of Norwich in 2004 and 2005. At the moment he is the President of the Finnish Norwich and Norfolk Terrier Club and is a member of the board of the Finnish Show Dog Judge’s Society. Johan has got silver medal from the Finnish Kennel Club and the Finnish Norwich and Norfolk Terrier Club and the golden medal of the Finnish Dog Breeders Association. He became judge in 1985 and an all round judge in 2007. He is very popular judge both in Finland and abroad and has judged all over the world. He is also trial judge for hounds and hunting spitzes.