We live in Espoo with three Rhodesian Ridgebacks Gilla and her daughters Jaava and Puuma.
I have always loved dogs. Since I could speak my greatest wish was to get a dog of my own. That wish came true when I was ten years old and we got Toy Poodle named Vilppu. After Vilppu we had Chinese Cresteds for almost 16 years. First Rhodesian Ridgeback Hasla moved to our family in 2015 and when Gilla arrived a year later I knew that there was no way of turning back. I had lost my heart to this lovely breed.
Gilla grew out to be more than I ever even dared to dream of and she was the main reason I pursued my childhood dream of having kennel name of my own.
I got my prefix Tiikerililja in August 2019. My aim is to breed functional Rhodesian Ridgebacks with good head on their shoulders. Having had first hand experience of difficulties brought by weak temperament I can not emphasize enough the importance of temperament in dog's welfare.
Dog shows are really close to my heart. We are doing agility weekly with Jaava and sometimes mama Gilla gets to join us. Hopefully in the future Puuma will also like agility as much as Jaava. Nonetheless the greatest feeling is to see Gilla, Jaava and Puuma enjoying their life doing what they love the most; running in the woods, fields and living life as a tight knit pack.