Dogs SA Blackhawk Winter International 2024 Judging Panel



Adrian has been living with dogs pure bred or not, all his life. He started in the world of dog shows at age of 17, when he bought his first Afghan Hound. From that moment he got involved more and more in this hobby as breeder, exhibitor, judge, organizer, and director.

He is currently President of FCI Judge’s commission, Vice-President of the Americas and Caribbean FCI Section, President of the Kennel Club Uruguayo, and was President of the Cimarron Uruguayo Club, Irish Setter Club of Uruguay and KCU welfare commission. Adrian is also member of the FCI Show commission.

With Jorge Nallem they founded “El Retorno” kennel having great success breeding Irish Setters, Beagles, Schnauzers, Dachshund, Fox Terriers, Whippet, Greyhound and Cimarron Uruguayo. They achieved more than 160 All Breed BIS, including FCI A&C section show, Sicalam, WDS Circuit, BISS FTW US National, BIG at WDS and FCI Section Shows, several world CH titles, and several top dog of the year all breed in 4 different countries.

Adrian is an all-breed judge and began his career as an Irish Setter judge in 1987. He had the pleasure to judge and meet friends in more than 50 countries of all continents.

Al Ferruggiaro






Jorge Nallem