Hello! We are Kaisa and Kimmo Pakkanen, living in
Finland. We have had dogs since always.. our breeds are English
Setters and Swedish Elkhounds. We use our dogs for hunting
and showing. We breed swedish elkhounds under kennel name
Pakkalan and our english setters are known from kennel name
We live in Kontiolahti, Finland. It is in east of Finland,
about 450km from the capital city Helsinki. We live near Joensuu's
We have owned dogs since our childhood. Kaisa has had labrador
retrievers since 1980'ies and Kimmo has own elkhounds from
same time. Kaisa has own english setters from year 1995. Her
most famoust english setter is maybe
Ruudo (Marron's Aragorn at Cenhamn); blue belton male
who Kaisa purchased from kennel Marron Canada in year 2002.
Ruudo is behind many successful english setter around the
At this moment we have two english setter males at home: Ruudo's
son Leo and USA import Jason. They are both used for hunting,
showing and breeding. Kaisa is known also by her maiden name
Partanen, change for her new name Pakkanen came in year 2010
when we got married. We have two children; boy and a girl.
About elkhounds and beardogs: we have three elkhound girls
at home; grand old lady Jada and two younger ones, Halla and
We hope you enjoy your time in our website!