ARNE FOSS (N)
I started in dogs in 1977 with my first Dalmatian and had 31 lovely years with the breed.
Since 1990 I have been involved with Whippets and I still have 4 at home.
I bred Dog of the Year in Norway all breeds in 2000, the Whippet Paper Moon´s Parisian Maiden.
I have also owned and bred Lagottos and Chihuahuas. Nowadays I am a co-breeder of Great Danes as well.
Started to judge at open show level in the late 80¨, and became an all-breed judge in 2010.
Have been involved in several breed clubs during the years and been a member of the Judges Committee in Norwegian Kennel Club.
Really look forward to my first visit to Croatia.
MANUEL LOUREIRO BORGES (P)
Manuel Loureiro Borges was born in Lisbon and started his dog show career in the late 70's, entering in Junior Handling Competition. In 1976 he had his first litter of Portuguese Sheepdogs, and after that he had bred/shown more than 70 Champions also in Labrador Retrievers, Bearded Collies and Welsh Corgies, which he actually breeds. He was the first breeder of these last two breeds in Portugal.
At the moment he is the President of the British Sheepdog Club of Portugal, and Vice President of the PKC. He started his judging career in 1987, being an All-rounder since 2010. He has judged most of the main Shows, including World and European section Winners, as well as several Specialties, in Portugal, Spain, Gibraltar, France, Switzerland, Holland, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Romania, Israel, Kazakhstan, South Africa, Philippines and Australia (judging for the first time in Croatia!).
I've been involved in the dog world since 1972, and in 1982 I started being involved with the KC also, being member of several committees including Judges committee. I became judge in 1987 and in 1990 I was the youngest Vice President of the PKC ever. In 1994 I left by my own decision and in 2009 I was again elected Vice-President.
I've judged several important Shows all over Europe, like French Championships in Paris and Lyon (3 times), Helsinki Winner Shows (7 times), Nordic Show (2 times), European Winner Shows (3 times), World Show (1 time), Amsterdam Winner Show (1 time), Brussels Winner (1 time), Wien Winner (1 time), Dracula Show ( 1 time), Berlin Winner (1 time), Oslo Winner (1 time), Champion of Champions of South Africa, "BIS of BIS of Spain" (2 times) and several specialties in Europe for Basset Hounds, British Sheepdogs, Basenjis, Beagles, Chow-Chows, all Primitives, Bloodhounds, Rhodesian Rigdebacks, Retrievers, Sighthounds, American Cockers, as well as specialties of all Portuguese breeds.
GABRIELA RIDARČIKOVA (SK)
During my whole life there have been fantastic dogs by my side, and they have always been my best friends. With them I have experienced unforgettable moments of joy, happiness and freedom. The love of the dogs has also influenced my decision to become a veterinary doctor. My kennel „z Tomky“ was established on August 17th, 1975. The beginning of my breeding was connected with my favorite breed Boxer. As late as in the eighties my dream came true and the beautiful breed of Doberman proudly walked by my side. I fell in love with their fantastic attitude, intelligent and proud look, their warm-heartedness, commitment and endless love that only they can give. I was amazed by their nobility and elegance.
I am an international confirmation judge for all FCI groups. I have judged at the World Dog Shows in Poznan and Bratislava, at one European show, at different international, national and club shows and specialties in many different countries, such as Italy, Austria, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Switzerland, Finland, Poland, Russia, Hungary, Germany, Czech, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, and others. I have judged the Dobermans at the World Show I.D.C. specialty three times, and also at the European show.
Except for judging confirmation I am also working with the dogs. I competed at the World Doberman Championship IPO3 in Maribor in 1994 with a bitch I bred, Haike z Tomky. We have bred several international champions and champions of different countries, but for me the most important is that wonderful feeling of making so many people happy by having a puppy from us, while these puppies made their lives better and happier.
PAUL STANTON (S)
I acquired my first dog in 1964 which was a Shetland Sheepdog called Tint. In 1966 I went to work for the famous Hardacre kennels then mainly breeding and showing Basset Hounds but Anne Matthews had just starting breeding the then rare Lhasa Apsos and Tibetan Terriers. I became obsessed with the Lhasa’s temperament and in 1969 I acquired my first Lhasa and have had them ever since. My first Tibetan Terrier, UK Ch Dokham Cavarodossi of Tintavon was born in 1970 and went on to be the first Tibetan Terrier in the world to win BIS at an all breeds Championship show (1974). I owned or bred 10 UK Champions and I am the only person who has made up Ch.’s in the three Tibetan breeds in the UK before moving to Sweden in 1977. We have owned or bred 10 Lhasa Apsos who have won All Breeds BIS and many other group winners but our most famous dog in Sweden was again a Tibetan Terrier, a double granddaughter of Cavarodossi named Int Nordic Ch BIS BISS Tintavon Desdemona who won Top Dog all breeds in Sweden, Finland and Nordic competitions in 1979.
Brown Miniature Poodles were kept for a short time where we made up two Int. Champions and bred one litter which resulted in two new Champions.
Whippets came into our house about twenty years ago and we breed the odd litter with some excellent results like Best female at the famous Swedish sight hound show, her granddaughter won BPIS at the same show and whose son is now a group winner.
Due to many judging engagements breeding and showing is now curtailed but we still keep five dogs, two Lhasas, one Whippet and two Tibetan Terriers.
We have added a new breed to our kennel, the Thai Bangkaew Dog and we are the first to import this breed to Europe & we plan to import more & do some breeding of this Group 5 Spitz breed.
I awarded C.C.s in England in Lhasas (1974) and Tibetan Terriers (1975) before moving to Sweden where I continued my judging exams to become FCI All Rounder in 1996. I have now judged in over 50 countries on all continents and some of my judging highlights are Crufts in 1981 (Lhasa Apsos), Tibetan Terrier Silver Jubilee show (UK), South Eastern Tibetan Spaniel Ch. show (UK), The Chow Chow Ch. Show (UK), Canadian English Springer National specialty, Sydney, Perth and Hobart Royals, New Zealand KC National show (1998 & 2008), Gundog group at Hatboro Ch show (USA), 4 Groups at Cherry Blossom Circuit shows 2010 (USA) plus the many times I have had the honor to judge BIS in countries like France, Japan, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
My other hobbies are gardening where my passion is for Fuchsias and Brugmansias (angels’ trumpets). I am also very interested in Opera, ballet and culture in general.
DUBRAVKA REICHER (HR)
In the beginning dogs were just my hobby, but later this hobby has filled the greater part of my life. I am an English teacher and teach at the High School in Zagreb.
I started judging 20 years ago. My first FCI group was the Terrier group since they had already been an important part of my life. They still are and there should always be some terrier at my home. At present there are Irish terriers. As I was interested in almost all dog breeds I have become a judge for many FCI groups beginning with Toys and Hounds to Spitz and Pastoral group. Finally I became an all-round judge in 2011. I also worked for ten years in the Croatian Kennel Club mostly dealing with show organization and education of judges. For five years I was the editor of a dog magazine. As a judge I have judged and travelled through numerous countries around Europe from Portugal in the West to Russia in the East, Montenegro in the South and Norway in the North.
NIKŠA LEMO (HR)
Dr. Niksa Lemo is an international championship dog-show judge and he judged at plenty of national and international dog-shows in Croatia and abroad (Slovenia, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Poland, Russia, Portugal, United States of America, Canada, Finland, Norway, Gibraltar, Monte Negro and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Australia, Belgium, Hungary, Austria, Greece, Sweden, France, Estonia, Switzerland, Germany). He is licensed from January 1992 for the first breed, Doberman. He is full licensed as an all-rounder judge from December 2010. Up today, he already judged all groups and BIS competitions, also the final of junior handling competition at the European show in 2007. As a pincher and schnauzer specialist he has been invited to the most prestigious shows as World Shows, European Shows, Eurasia, Nordic Winner, Finnish winner, Mediterranean winner, Spanish National and other worldwide breeds national specialties. He was selector judge for Swiss selective competition for Eukanuba World Challenge, moreover he judged different champion of champion shows worldwide.
As a member of Croatian Kennel Club (CKC) he worked in The Committee for breeding (1994 – 1998) and he is actually the president of The Scientific Committee. Dr. Lemo is a university professor and board certified veterinary dermatologist (ECVD), he teaches veterinary dermatology and canine science at the Zagreb University. He conducts the seminars for student judges, judges and breeders in collaboration with Croatian Kennel Club (HKS). Also he was invited speaker for Dalmatians and English Bulldogs at the World Club Breed Conferences. In scientific interests, his master thesis is about hip dysplasia in dogs and his PhD presented genetically population study in dogs. He was coauthor in review article of evolution of Dalmatians and relation with other canine breeds.
Niksa Lemo breeds Miniature Schnauzers (black and salt and pepper) and co-breeds German Shorthaired Pointers. In his career he owned, co-owned and showed Dobermans, Pugs, Standard Schnauzers, Tibetan Mastiffs, Tibetan Spaniels and Irish Setters.
GUY JEAVONS (CAN)
Guy Jeavons was born in old colonial Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, into a family owned by Dachshunds. Guy also has a love for all animals and was an avid horseman.
The “GrandGables Kennel” was registered in 1972, when Guy acquired his first Shetland Sheepdog, hence his involvement in both Shelties and Dachshunds.
Guy has since qualified as an All-Breed International judge, having had the privilege to judge at Championship Show level in Finland, Great Britain, Ireland, America, Canada, Australia, Sweden, Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, Kenya, Colombia, Venezuela and Zimbabwe.
Guy has had the honor of judging - The Dachshund Club of England’s Millennium Show in 2000, Dachshund Club America National in 2001 and 2011, The National Miniature Dachshund Club in 1999.
He also judged the Sheltie Specialties in USA, England, New Zealand, Germany, Finland, Japan and South Africa.
Greatest honor was to judge American Shetland Sheepdog Club Nationals 2009.
Accomplishments in Dachshunds since settling in North America have been:-
1) Winners Dog, Best Of Winners at Dachshund Club America 1999 with Am/Can Ch. GrandGables Buffalo Bill.
2) TOP HOUND and TOP Ten Dogs ranked in Canada 2005 with BIS Am/Can Ch. GrandGables Phancy Tigress Ms. Tigress has won 3 Award Of Merits at DCA 2003 / 2004 / 2005 and 25 ALL BREED Best In Shows, 2006 BOB Westminster Kennel Club , truly a worldwide record for any Miniature Smooth.
3) Top Miniature Stud Dog in America 2003 and 2004 with Am/Can Ch. GrandGables Blond Beach Boy Ms. Top Breeder Awards in Canada since 2000.
4) Greatest Achievements to date
with Am/Can Ch. GrandGables Tickle My Fancy Ms, who we now co-own with Lovaine Coxon (D’Arisca Mini Smooths, UK). BOB and Hound Group 4th at CRUFTS 2006, HOUND Group 1st & Reserve BIS at Border Union KC (entry 6639), Hound Group 1st at Southern Counties Championship Show 2005 in UK (total entry 1138 hounds), and Winners Bitch, Best Of Winners at Miniature Dachshund Club America National 2004.
5) TOP DACHSHUND in ENGLAND for 2007 - Miniature Smooth haired bitch -
BIS Eng/Am/Can Ch. GrandGables Ms Supernatural. CRUFTS BOB and Group 4th 2007.
Accomplishments in Shelties:-
1) Top Sheltie in Australia 2006 and 2007 - BIS Aust/Can Ch. GrandGables Home Town Hero.
2) Winners Dog and Winners Bitch American Sheltland Sheepdog Nationals 2007.
3) Best Opposite Sex at American Shetland Sheepdog Club 2006.
2) Award Of Merit at American Shetland Sheepdog Assoc. 2003 with BIS/BISS Am/Can Ch. GrandGables Oh So Blutiful.
3) Winners Dog ASSA 2004 with Am/Can Ch. GrandGables It‘s Show Time ROM/ROMC.
4) Award Of Merit ASSA 2005/2006 with Am/Can Ch. Apple Acres Expedition ROM/ROMC.
5) US Specialty Best In Shows, 166 Sheltie Champions Worldwide, which include 47 American Champions, 6 Australian Champions, 4 Finnish Champions and 109 Canadian Champions.
6) Successful Top winning Sheltie in Finland with BIS INT Can Ch. GrandGables A Showy Fellow, now owned by Marita Axi.
7) Dominion Collie and Shetland Sheepdog Club Top Breeders Awards for 2002 to 2009.
Guy is interested in and has been involved in many breeds over the years and owned or bred in excess of 200 Champions and on 4 Continents in some of the following breeds:
Shetland Sheepdogs, Dachshunds, American Cocker Spaniels, German Shepherd Dogs, Whippets, Chihuahuas, a Boston Terrier and a Fox Terrier Smooth.
With his main love being the Sheltie, Guy was Chairman/President of The Shetland Sheepdog Club of South Africa for 10 years, Vice Chairman of S. African Dachshund Club and appointed member of the Judges Council of Kennel Union of S. Africa, prior to emigrating to live in Canada in December 1998. Together with life partner Mark McMillan, we are proud of our contribution and part we have played in dogdom worldwide.
JOCHEN H. EBERHARDT (D)
I was born in 1943 in Heidelberg, Germany. I studied Law, Engineering and Architecture in Heidelberg, Darmstadt, Geneva (Switzerland) and Karlsruhe. Profession: Architect. Languages: English (active, fluent), French (active, somewhat rusty). I am married and have one son (31).
Started with Beagles in 1970, first Beagle litter in 1975, Kennel Name 'True Line's ... (FCI)', shared by wife Silke. Until 1994 we raised 76 litters of Beagles. Owned a Rhodesian Ridgeback. Added Border Terriers to the family in 1993, bred two successful litters.
In 2004 we imported a Lagotto Romagnolo dog from Italy, which already won a group as a junior. In the meantime this dog became World Champion and sired many successful Lagotti at home and abroad.
Present pack consists of 6 Lagotti Romagnoli from eight to one year of age and one Border Terrier aged 15.
Wrote books on the Beagle, Rhodesian Ridgeback and Collie & Sheltie, currently works on a book on the Lagotto Romagnolo.
In 1985 elected as honorary advisor to the German Kennel Club (Verband fuer das Deutsche Hundewesen e.V., VDH) on breeding and registration matters until 2004. I was delegated into the FCI Breeding Commission in 1998, being the President of this Commission until 2004.
Started judging Beagles in 1974, went on to become specialist judge for a total of 30 breeds by 1992 and was appointed as an All-Breed Judge in 1995. I have so far judged a total of over 53.000 dogs in 34 countries in Europe and overseas.
Apart from being appointed to judge all breeds I am a recognized specialist judge for the following breeds:
Group 1: Berger de Beauce, Berger de Brie, Berger de Picardie, Berger des Pyreneés, Bobtail, Bouvier des Flandres, White Swiss Shepherd Dog
Group 2: Appenzell Mountain Dog, Bernese Mountain Dog, Entlebuch Mountain Dog, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Group 6: Basset Hound, Beagle, Dalmatian, Rhodesian Ridgeback
Group 8: American Cocker, Clumber Spaniel, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, (English) Cocker Spaniel, Curly Coated Retriever, Dutch Kooikerhondje, English Springer Spaniel, Field Spaniel, Flat Coated Retriever, Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Welsh Springer Spaniel, Sussex Spaniel
Group 10: Galgo Espanol, Greyhound, Italian Greyhound, Magyar Agar, Whippet
Own breeds: Beagle, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Border Terrier & Lagotto Romagnolo
TATJANA UREK (SLO)
I got my first dog, an English cocker spaniel, at 14 years of age. During my study at law University I was active in local kennel club in Trbovlje. My regional Club in Trbovlje organized the first national CAC show in 1993 and I am since then the show manager. Since 6 years I am also show manager of the National group 9 specialties.
I bought my first Shih Tzu in 1989. This bitch was the foundation of my kennel Potala Dalaj Lama. I was successful breeder of Shih Tzus. From my kennel came several champions. After Shih Tzus I was also involved into Little Lion dogs and now I am a breeder of French Bulldogs since 2001.
From my kennel came several national and international champions. I became an international judge in 2000 and I am allowed to judge groups 7, 8, 9 and 10. I am the President of the breeding committee for Toy breeds and judge for Junior Handling. I was member of the FCI Show and FCI Judges committee and board member of the Slovenian Kennel Club.
Since now I judged in 28 European countries at International and national shows (including FCI-World Dog shows and FCI European Dog Shows), as well at many breed specialties and winner shows.
CLAUDIO DE GIULIANI (I)
I’m 60 years old and I was born in Forno di Zoldo, a little village in Dolomiti, a fine area known in the world for its mountains. In my life I have always had dogs as my companions: when I was a child I joined my father in hunting and later when I became an hunter myself, first with Hounds, later with pointing dogs, but never without a dog. I was breeding the German Shorthaired Pointers and winning in the show competitions. It was 70s! My great love for the German breeds brought me also to the German Longhaired Pointers and I started to breed them; some of them became important in the show competitions and in hunting. I was the first Italian breeder who imported the German Longhaired Pointers to Italy and I had the first Champion in Italy of this breed. I am a big lover also of the German Wirehaired Pointers but I was never breeding them. I was always very interested in the pedigree dogs, from English Setters to the Hungarian Vizlas, from the French pointing dog to the American Cocker Spaniels. I began judging in 1979. Now I am All Rounder since 2004. I was the delegate of the Italian Kennel Club in C.I.D. and was also a member of the pedigree book National Kennel Club’s Counsel. I was in the Italian Kennel Club’s Committee and for this reason I didn’t judge in Italy during the part of 2000 and 2001. Now I am the member of the Italian Judges Committee. I like writing articles about dogs and I was writing for the most popular Italian dog magazines and I also wrote 10 books and made a video. I like hunting and walking in the mountains and photographing the nature. Now, with my wife Manuela and my daughter Irene I’m breeding Dachshunds with a good success, with many show champions. I have already judged in all European countries, in Argentina, Russia, Mexico, Venezuela, USA, Australia and South Africa, Japan & China. I have judged the European Dog Shows in Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, Holland, Romania and will judge in Switzerland and the World shows in Sweden, Slovakia, Denmark, Austria and will judge in Budapest.
I have judged at Cruft on 2010.
• German Shorthaired Pointers: since 1970 until 1988; many excellent in the dog shows and a few results in a field trial; I was in many German competitions;
• German Longhaired Pointers: since 1976 until 1990; many many excellent in the dog shows and a few results in a field trial; one Italian and one International Champion
• Dachshunds: since 1987 and still today; many excellent in the dog shows; few Italian Champions; International Champion & one European Champion; two times, in Vienna and Bern, second place with reserve CACIB in the World shows, two Club Champions, reserve CACIB Vienna 2005 in the European Dog Show
DANIELA RADU (RO)
Judge since 1986, at present I judge groups 4, 7, 8 and 9 and from group 1 the breeds of Romanian Shepherds.
I am a member of A.Ch.R. Timis (Timis Kennel Club) since 1976, year in which I started to breed English Cocker Spaniels and Great Danes.
I have been involved in the activities of Timis Kennel Club since 1982, many years being the Show Secretary.
Between the years 1999 and 2005 I was the Show Director.
Since 2000 I work for the Romanian Studbook, and since 2007 I am the Studbook Coordinator.
Since 2007 along with 6 other members I am the President of the Timis Kennel Club.
Since 2007 I am a member of the Board of Directors of the Romanian Kennel Club.
As a judge, I`ve been to shows in Moldavia, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russia, Estonia, Slovakia, Ireland, Finland, Portugal, Luxemburg & Hungary.
PETRU MUNTEAN (RO)
Show judge since 1991, but active in the dog world since 1974.
First dog that he owned was a Pekingese. During the years he owned various dogs, but his constant love remained the Dachshunds.
In 1986 he became the President of Hunedoara Kennel Club, and also a member in the Romanian Kennel Club’s board. From these positions, he took part in organizing various shows.
Between the years 1996 and 2001, he had the honor of being the President of the Romanian Kennel Club. All-rounder since 2005, he is the vice-president of the Romanian Kennel Club.
He has judged all over the world being very familiar face at all big shows.
Friends also know him as “Mr. Draculescu”, due to his initiative to create “The DDS ® CACIB” as a new Romanian brand. Petru speaks fluently English, French, German, Hungarian, Spanish and Italian.
REVAZ KHOMASURIDZE (RU)
Started judging in 1979.
FCI all-rounder since 1995.
Since 1993 was the head of the RKF breeding commission.
Since 2001 until now the RKF counselor in cynology.
I have judged in the following countries: Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Belgium, Belarus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Italy, Israel, Kazakhstan, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Sweden, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan & USA.
Since 1998 I have judged at almost every World and European Dog Show.
Owner of “A`Vigdors” French Bulldog kennel.
EMIL MIKASOVIĆ (HR)
I was born in Split in 1969, and since I was little I have always liked animals, especially dogs. We have had a lot of dogs trough time, and we loved all of them but Great Danes and Bulldogs were always in the first place. I am an international judge for 9 molosser breeds and my wish is to become best Great Dane and Bulldog judge specialist I can be, and I intend to get back to breeding Great Danes along with Bulldogs that I am already breeding in my kennel "Scobert". I have written few books about mollosser breeds, and I am a member of the executive committee in Sporting dogs club "Split" and a member of the Croatian Great Dane club.
GERARD JIPPING (NL)
Dogs have always been part of Gerard’s life and as from 1976 especially Afghan Hounds. Around 1985 he started to show dogs and had many (International) championships mostly in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. Becoming more and more interested in dogs, Gerard started to his cynotogigal study in 1992 and in 1995 he did his first exam for the Afghan Hounds. Ten years later, 2006, he is judge of all -FCI group 10- breeds, the Sight hounds. At this moment he is also group judge of -FCI group 5- all breeds of the Spitz and primitive types, some breeds of group 1 and some breeds of group 9. Gerard judged in many European countries, Australia and Asia at national and international Dog shows (including FCI European and FCI World Dog Show’s) Champion of Champion shows, many breed specialties and title shows.