Tuomariesittelyt - judges
Sanna's parents purchased their first family dog, a Bearded Collie, in 1974 and dogs became very important to her. In 2001 Sanna got her affix Remarkabull and has been awarded the Vuolasvirta Breeder's Plaque of the Finnish Kennel Club for high quality Bullmastiff breeding. She has bred several national and international champions and is owner/breeder of Bullmastiff, American Akita and French Bulldog.
Sanna was ring steward and show manager for Helsinki Kennel District several years before becoming judge in 2010. She currently judges about 70 breeds from FCI Groups 2, 5, 8 & 9 and besides Finland has judged in England, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Italy, Estonia, Austria and Switzerland. She is board member of Finnish Dog Show Judges' Society and has previously been chairman and judge secretary of Society's puppy show as well as committee member for several CH shows during the years.
Languages: Finnish, English, Swedish and Estonian
Breeds owned / bred: Samoyed, Bernese Mountain Dog, Finnish Lapphund, Boston Terrier, Lhasa Apso, Miniature Longhaired Dachshund
Breeder since: Mr Tuominen purchased his first dog in 1978 and bred his first litter in 1980. He has been very successful especially in Samoyeds and in Miniature Longhaired Dachshunds, having bred several International Champions and a Wold Champion. He has bred Champions in all above mentioned breeds. He has been awarded the Vuolasvirta Breeder's Plaque of the Finnish Kennel Club and the Golden Medal of the Samoyed Club.
Languages: Finnish, English
Has judged in following countries: besides in Finland, in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and Russia
Year of first qualification: 1991
Breeds owned / bred: Slovakian Chuvach, Irish Water Spaniel, Welsh Springer Spaniel and Pugs
Breeder since: Elena was 2 yrs old when her parents got their first Slovakian Chuvach from Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic) and from that day onwards dogs have been an essential part of her everyday life. The prefix Oleaginous was granted in 1995.
Languages: Finnish, English, Swedish and German
Has judged in following countries: besides Finland also in Austria, Australia, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, USA
Margaret is an Irish Kennel Club Best In Show judge and is approved to judge Breeds/Groups 3,5,6,7,8,9,10.
She is also Show Secretary of Ireland’s largest All Breed Ch. Dog Show held annually in August. Margaret has served as a member of An Ard Comhairle at the Irish Kennel Club.
Her breed involvement commenced almost 30 years ago with Pointers having owned and bred a number of Champions in the breed under the Parkpoint affix and more recently together with her daughter Parson Russell Terriers again to high success.
Margaret has judged in UK, Portugal, Finland, Belgium, Netherlands, Latvia, Russia, Spain. Sweden.
Been involved with my breed the Collie Rough for 38yrs
Licensed to judge at ANKC Championship level and FCI level:-
I have been judging since 1996.
Working, Utility, Gundogs, Toys, Hounds. ANKC Level
Equivalent Nine FCI Groups
I am also a fully licensed Child Handler Judge.
My breed involvement is the Collie Rough, which I have been showing and breeding for over thirty-eight years, having successfully bred to date over forty five champions, two obedience champions also two Grand Champions and one Supreme Grand Champion all under the Kazjs prefix, Thirteen of our homebred champions have had several Best-In-Show wins at Speciality and All Breeds level to their credit garnering over sixty Best In Shows wins for my kennels. I have sent many Champions overseas to seven different countries to help other kennels to become established with quality dogs. When moving to Ireland in 2013 we brought three of our beloved collies with us.
It has been my honour and privilege to judge at Speciality level the Collie Rough & Smooth, the Shetland Sheepdog, Australian Cattle Dog, Australia Kelpie, Bearded Collie, Belgian Shepherds all varieties, Old English Sheepdogs, Golden Retrievers, Samoyed, and the Corgi Pembroke & Cardigan in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Ireland, Germany, Finland, Norway.
I have given Lectures and Grooming seminars on the Collie Rough/Smooth for many of the Judges Training Schemes in Australia whilst I lived there.
I was also the Patron of the Belgian Shepherd Club of NSW Australia for several years.
I am a licensed Junior Handler Judge. I have judged junior handler competitions for years, and had the pleasure of judging a Pedigree Final age group 7 to under 12 years in South Australia 2001. April 08 I judged the prestigious 2008 Sydney Royal Junior handlers final age groups 7yrs to under 10yrs, and 10yrs to under 13yrs, in Denmark 2013 I judged the year end final for all age groups. It is indeed a pleasure to watch and judge the next generation of our wonderful hobby at such a level.
I began my judging career in 1996, I can judge FCI Championship Nine Groups I have awarded Cc's to all those breeds.
I have judged in all States around Australia, in New Zealand North & South Islands, Indonesia, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Germany, Belgium and Canada.
I moved to Ireland in April 2013 to retire with my husband, and to enjoy the dog world in the Northern Hemisphere.
Child Handlers, I believe strongly in all aspects of canine education throughout all its activities, this includes Junior handling which is a vital and extremely important part of Canine Education without the expertise of these junior handlers, their commitment to handling dogs proficiently, taking their wins and loses with grace and humility our Dog world will be a sadder place without them.
Have been involved for many years with the organisation of these events.
I have been active in the dog world for the past 38 years as an exhibitor, breeder, club member; I am also associated with many All Breed Clubs, and committees in various positions as detailed.
Breed or Breeds Associated with: Rough Collie
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My name is Petra Junehall and I'm a FCI judge since 1995. I'm judging all breeds in Group 1, 2 and 8. I also judge some breeds in Group 5.
I breed myself Leonberger since 1982 and Cocker Spaniels since 2002, with the affix "Dragongarden". I have been judging in the entire Europa about 90 times and in the USA, Canada and Russia several times. 2012 I had the honour to be invited to Australia as well.
I show my dogs a lot and also tracks with my dogs when I have time. I’m looking forward to judge at your show in June 2016.
Rafael Paulino Escar Tabuena
I was born in Huesca in 1962, in a family of farmers, and of course surrounded by dogs and other pets and livestock. When I was 17 years in 1979 I had the first litter of pedigree dogs, a litter of Pyrenean Mountain dogs. Since then I have been a hobby (and professional) breeder of several breeds of dogs, such as Pyrenean Mountain Dogs and Mastiffs, Golden and Labrador Retriever, plus occasional litter of other breeds by coincidences of life, like Giant Schnauzer, Pastor of Brie and Rhodesian Ridgeback. Since 1995 I have also bred breeds Jack Russell, Parson Russell and Dachshund.
In 1985 I started my career as a veterinary surgeon and opened my own veterinary clinic in Huesca, the city dedicated exclusively to pets, in general, cats and dogs. My clinic is active still today.
In 1994 I was appointed judge of the RSCE and now I judge all the second group, some breeds of the groups 1, 3, 6, 7, 8 and 10 as well as all Spanish breeds of which I am a great admirer, being specialist judge for the Mountain and Mastiff breeds.
I have been a member of the Board of the Canine Society of Aragon and the Great Pyrenees Club, among other clubs, as well as president of the Club of Pyrenean Mountain Dog.
I have judged national and international shows, specialties or national breeding in Spain and other countries like Portugal, France, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Belgium, Hungary, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, the Netherlands and the United United.
Francesco was born in 1963 in Rome, Italy, into a “dog family”. His father was a judge and bred together with mother Poodles with the prefix “Della Perla Grigia”.
Francesco’s affix “Di San Gimignano” was recognized by the Italian Kennel Club in the year 1984. San Gimignano is a beautiful medieval town in Tuscany. At that time he bred Poodles, with lines from the UK Tiopepi Kennel. He began to breed and show Chihuahuas year 1996 after marrying a Chihuahua breeder Tuula Lehtinen-Cochetti (Misty Meadow’s Chihuahuas). He has also bred in the past Dobermann and Boston Terrier.
Together, Francesco and Tuula have won many Championship titles with their Chihuahuas and Poodles, including World and European Winners. Together, they have bred more than 400 Champions. He is the writer of a Chihuahua book which have been translated in several different languages. He has been often the lecturer for seminars organized at home and abroad, for Bolognese Maltese, Chihuahua, Poodle and Jack Russell Terrier.
Francesco became a judge in 1992 and in March 2013 he became an all-rounder. He is listed in Italian Kennel Club (ENCI) a specialist in the breeds he has bred, Poodles and Chihuahuas. He is also a teacher of these breeds to new judges. He is currently also breeding Jack Russell Terriers on a small scale.
Currently, the President of the Rome Kennel Club and Board member of the Italian Maltese and Bolognese Club. In the past has been board member of Club Cani Compagnia and the president of the Chihuahua Club (under Club Cani Compagnia).
Francesco has judged all over the world, in more than 45 different countries, including World and European Shows. He has judged BIS at many prestigious shows around the world and he had the honor to judge the group nine final at the European Show in 2012.