Kohtunike tutvustus / Judges CV
Growing up with an Irish Red Setter, I started in the world of show dogs when I bought the first Bearded Collie in the Netherlands 1978. From this day on my life changed a lot, after showing and breeding our beloved dogs under the „Spirit of Caledonia“ affix and resulted in several functions in our breed club, the german „Club of British Sheepdogs“. At home now live a Bearded Collie with 3 Welsh Corgi Pembroke.
Finally my dog life went on to my judges education, first for the british breeds, following several other interesting breeds. Now I‘m group judges for Gr. 1, group 5, but I have also breeds in Gr. 2, all Pinschers and Schnauzers and of course the Irish Red Setter in group 7.
I had judging appointments all over Europe, judging at International shows and some very interesting Breed Special shows.
Since childhood I have dreamt about a dog with pedigree documents. I liked all breeds except Dachshund. I used to say that when I will grow up, Dachshund will never be breed of my choice...
Never say never!!
The first contact with 3 month old Dachshund female Grace Lavender has become a love at first sight. From that time (1990) Dachshund became passion of my life. My first love Grace Lavender was the first Mini smooth Dachshund, which became Lithuanian champion and from her a kennel "Svajoniu Zeme" (engl. Dream Land) had started.
1992 I started as a judge of NDS dog shows. Dachshunds and Pekingese were breeds from which my career as the dog exterior judge had started. I became an International FCI judge 15 years ago. I had judging in lot of Europe countries: Russia, Belarus, Baltic countries, Scandinavia, Poland, Germany, judging at NDS, IDS and very lovely and interesting Breed Special shows.
Over the years I have gained the right to judge other breeds and now I am judging:
3 Group: American Stafordshire Terrier, Bull Terrier, Bull Terrier Stafordshire, Bull Terrier Miniatura.
4 GROUP JUDGE
Group 5: Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute, Samoyed, German Spitz, Japanese Spitz, Volpino Italiano, Chow chow, Basenji, Akita, American Akita, Shiba, Pharaoh Hound, Cirneco Dell'Etna, Podengo Portogues BEST IN GROUP 5.
Group 7: English Setter, Irish Red Setter, Gordon Setter, Irish Red and White Setter.
9 GROUP JUDGE
10 Group: Borzoi-Russian sighthound hunting, Whippets, Piccolo Levriero Italiano, Greyhound.
0 Group: balonė, St. Petersburg Painted Orchid, Prague Ratter.
That "never", that special dog with short legs, which became my forever love, changed my life, sparked a desire to learn, to extend the list of the breeds I can judge, to do everything possible so that the quality of life for dogs and their health would be improved as much as possible. Gave me passion to do my best in a "dog show world".
Mr. Bernard Ong has been a member of The Singapore Kennel Club since 1997, and has successfully finished several Champions of different breeds under the Club, including the Yorkshire Terrier, Maltese, Shih Tzu and Siberian Husky. Currently, he is actively involved with the Miniature Schnauzer and he started the breed since 1999. Currently he is also involved with the Toy Poodle, and Bichon Frise.
In 2010, Bernard was accepted into the Singapore Kennel Club’s Judges Training Scheme. A few years later, he obtained his Grooming Judging Licence and now serves the club as the Grooming Committee.
Previously he was serving the SIngapore Kennel Club as Director, Grooming Chairman,Show Committee and Handling Committee. Currently he is serving the Singapore Toy Dog Club as a Committee.
Bernard is a current Conformation Judge licensed to judge F.C.I. Groups 2,3, 5 and 9 under the Singapore Kennel Club. To date, Bernard has been invited to judge in Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia and his native country Singapore.
Andrzej Kaźmierski is a full Professor of Zoology at the Adam Mickiewicz University. in Poznan, specialized in acarology.
He has been approved as a judge for all Terrier breeds in 1979; at present he is licensed to judge all breeds, final competitions and Junior Handling.
He has been the President of the Terrier Club in Poland since 1987. In General Committee of the Polish Kennel Club he is the member of the Breeding Commission, as well as a vice president of Judges Commission. In these functions he was one of three Polish delegates at the General Assemblies of the FCI in Dortmund (1991) and Mexico City (1999).
He is co-editor of the official Polish Kennel Club Magazine "Pies" (="Dog") and the author of many articles (among others on phylogenesis of Canidae and Canis familiaris and genetics), also of TV special programs about dog breeds. Being the Vice-President of the Poznan branch of the Polish Kennel Club he has worked in the organizing committee of several,important in Europe, International CACIB Dog Shows in Poznań, including the European Winner Show in 2000, the Middle&Eastern European Cup in 2001, and especially World Dog Show' 2006 (twenty-one thousand dogs, world record!), which was very successful according to many opinions from abroad.
His own breeds have been Airedale Terriers an American Staffordshire Terriers, which have been shown very successfully, winning a numerous important titles. He is especially interested in all terrier breeds, as well as Dachshounds, Retrievers, Newfoundlands and Schnauzers. He has been judging at many shows in Poland and more than thirty countries in Europe and overseas (among others: European Shows, World Shows, also Eurasia Shows and Helsinki Winner).
My name is Inger Ronander and I have been around dogs all my life. Bought my first dog in 1975 an Old English Sheepdog and was certain I would never show my dog. But I did and loved it, and still do.
As the interest grew, I did what most people do, starts out as a writer of critiques at show, went on to being a ringsteward for some years.
I still had my Old English but wanted a smaller dog and thought a dog I had never seen live looked like a small bobtail, Coton de Tulear. Fell in love with the breed immediately and still am. I imported one from Belgium with the name Norwegian Symphony of Woodland cottage. We called her Buffy and she was the first in Scandinavia and was loved by us for 18 years and was the start of the breed in Norway. I am a small time breeder under the prefix Symphony's.
And the interest in learning more about cynology became more important for me. At the same time I was head of Show Department in Norwegian Kennel Club and had the opportunity to talk with Judges and learned a lot. I started my education around 1995. It takes a long time and as a Judge you always learn new things .
The first breed I was qualified to Judge was the Bichon group consisting of Bichon Frise, Bolognese, Havanais, Malteser, Little Lion dog and Coton de Tulear. Later I was athorized to do the Group 9 and breeds in Group 1.
I enjoy Judging and have been lucky to have been invited to Judge in Scandinavia, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Estonia, USA and Canada. In my years as a Judge I have held lectures for Judges in many countries about the Coton and also the topic the difference between the white breeds. I enjoy talking about my breed and hope other Judges enjoy learning as much as I did when I started out.
Liliane de Ridder-Onghena
Started in 1966 with dalmatians, together with her husband Frans DE RIDDER. Under this prefix she we showing and breeding a nice number of champions. Later on some lrish Wolfhound and deerhounds joined the team. Took about 20 years ago a serious interest in a Belgian breed: Brussels Griffons, especially the smooth haired variety (petit Brabangon). We still have a nice collection dogs at home: 1 dalmatian - 1 podengo portugues - 2 petit brabangons an one Brussels Griffon. We don't show any longer, but just having these wonderful dogs around you give great fun as well. Has a world famous fine art porcelain collection of all kind of Dalmatian figurines, a result of selective search for more than 40 years. Judged on all continents and was honoured at different worldshows to judge her beloved breeds. ls the editor for more than 30 years of "spots of News" of the Belgian Dalmatian club and actually is keeping the position of secretary as well. Was a founding comittee member of the Belgian Junior Handling Club. Was a founding committee member of the Belgian Irish wolfhound club and was their first chairman. ls also the chairman of the Belgian chihuahua club for many years. ls a member of the standard commission of the Belgian Kennel club (SRSH).
Garfield Franklin van der Spuy
In his youth he was raised with Rough Collies, Schipperkes and Pekingese. The Rough Collies were used for herding Jersey Milk Cows which required special patience as the cows were not allowed to run due to being heavy milk bearing, Schipperkes guarding the stables and the Pekingese were the ‘guard dogs’ of the home.
In 1963 he obtained his first non registered Boston Terrier and have never been without one till 1999. During his student years in England and Canada (1965 to 1968) his parents looked after his Bostons. In 1969 he obtained his first registered Boston. Further studies (1972 and 1973) in Canada again required his parents to keep a “very careful eye” on his precious stock. He has bred 50 plus Boston Terrier, and French Bulldog champions.
Since then the ownership of Bostons has included importing from Canada, England, New Zealand and USA and exporting to Zimbabwe, Portugal and Israel.
His interest however remains with all bull breeds which includes Bull Mastiff, Mastiffs, Staffordshire and Bull Terriers and very close to his heart the South African Boerboel.
His judging ‘career’ started in 1968 but only really took off in 1976 when studies were completed. Presently he is an all breeds, and Best in Show judge since 1988. He has judged at home and internationally, Namibia, Zimbabwe, England, Australia New Zealand, America, Russia, Canada, Holland, Sweden, Thailand and China.
He presently owns Boston Terriers and Staffordshire Bull Terriers and is very involved in “Dog administration” and served on Kennel Union of Southern Africa as a moderator for aspirant judges.
The breed was developed in the 1920’s as a breed for companionship to farmers and to guard families on farms and at the same time protect (and guard) farm properties.
Since 1985 the breed became very popular with political and farm safety changes in South Africa. Internationally similar changes were taking place and the Boerboel was recognized as developing with these changes.
As a result in South Africa four interest groups developed to enhance the standard of the Boerboel, with four although similar standards there are differences.
When Franklin judged the Boerboels in Moscow in 2010 he was surprised and impressed with the very high consistant standard. Upon his return he made contact with many Boerboel breeders to obtain their views and impressions of this lovable breed as many owners in the city with large properties were also becoming owners of Boerboels.
In the beginning of 2011 Franklin attended a meeting/workshop between the four organisations. At this meeting it was decided that by Oct 2011 only one standard would be recognized by the Kennel Union of Southern Africa (K.U.S.A.) – the Internationally recognized controlling body. F.C.I. recognizes K.U.S.A. and South Africa as the country of origin of the Boerboel.
Franklin is committed to the Boerboel and its future international success and well being.
Nedim Šuta was born in 1986 in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He graduated from the Faculty of Science, Biology Department, majoring in Genetics, at the University of Sarajevo. He was honoured with a Gold Badge and in 2010 he started working as a Teaching Assistant for the courses Ethology and General Animal Physiology. In 2011, he completed his master’s degree at the same Faculty, majoring in Microbiology, gaining the degree of MSc of Biology. In 2013, in Ontario, Canada, he successfully completed his specialization programme in behaviour of dogs and cats and gained the title Dog Behaviour Specialist. In 2014, he started his doctoral studies at the University of Sarajevo in the field of phylogeny of dogs. He successfully defended his doctoral dissertation project in 2015 and attained a PhD in natural sciences. The title of his doctoral thesis was “Biosystematic, phylogenetic and breed characteristics of American Akita and Samoyed, subspecies Canis lupus familiarisLinnaeus, 1758 (Carnivora, Canidae)“. Currently, he is in the process of becoming an Assistant Professor in the field of zoology and functional biology at the University of Sarajevo. He is fluent in English.
He is a judge of 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th and 10th FCI group. He has been a judge in international, national and special shows in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Romania, Norway and Turkey. He owns Dr Wolf Kennel of American Akitas and Samoyeds, whose dogs continuously achieve remarkable results.