OUR 2023 JUDGING PANEL
Maria in-Coelum Perdigao started in Weimaraners in the mid-1970s and had great success exhibiting and breeding. She has been breeding Rhodesian Ridgebacks since 1998 and Portuguese Podengo since 2012 very successfully. Maria Perdigao has been a regular presenter at Seminars and online activities. Maria has judged throughout Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina and Australia.
Ms Maria In-Coelum Perdigao
Calin Simu began his show career in 1979 and early on he bred Fox and Welsh Terriers.In 1989 he started breeding Wirehaired Standard Dachshunds. Calin began judging in 1997 and obtained his FCI All Breeds qualifications in 2017.
We thanks Mr Simu for stepping in at the last moment to replace Mr Jean-Louis Blais.
Mr Calin Simu
Gerson Ayala has been a breeder, exhibitor and handler since 1989 and has bred British and French Bulldogs, Pugs, oxers, Rottweilers, Basset Hounds, Mini Smooth and Mini Wirehaired Dachshunds. His judging assignments have taken him to most South American countries as well as around the world including Mexico, Australia, Japan, Spain, Greece, Canada, Switzerland, Lithuania, Philippines and Taiwan.
Mr Gerson Ayala
Pedro Gonzalez-Teja started as an exhibitor in 1972 and amongst breeds he has been involved with are Dachshunds, Bullmastiff, British Bulldogs, Akita, Basenji, Golden Retrievers, Chihuahuas and Alaskan Malamutes. Pedro has been judging since 1992 and has had appointments all around South America, Philippines, China, United States, Mexico, Canada and Australia.
Mr Pedro Gonzalez-Teja
Preetham Thukaram started showing dogs at a very young age as a Junior handler with Great Danes. Later on, with his father, he started exhibiting and breeding Whippets, Labradors and German Shepherds. He has exhibited and/or bred several other breeds including Dobermans, Pugs, Fox Terriers (Smooth), Afghan Hound. An All-Breeds Judge, he has judged in all parts of India and overseas in China, New Zealand, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Costa Rica, Japan and different states of Australia.
Mr Preetham Thukaram
Mukul Vaid and his wife Anjeli have been breeding and showing dogs for over 45 years. Amongst the various breeds they have bred and shown include German Shepherd Dogs, Boxers, Rottweilers, Dobermanns, Labrador and Golden Retrievers, English and American Cockers, West Highland White, Skye and Cairn Terriers, Dachshunds, Greyhounds, Beagles, Afghans, Akitas, Pomeranians and Chihuahuas. Mr Vaid has judged extensively internationally including Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, Japan and South Africa.
Mr Mukal Vaid
Anjeli Vaid from childhood has had dogs as companions, from St.Bernards, Tibetan Terriers, Dobermans and Pomeranians. With her husband Mukal, she has bred and shown many breeds including West Highland White terriers, Skye and Cairn Terriers, Boxers, British Bulldogs, Labrador and Golden Retrievers, Tibetan Terriers, Boxers and Akita. Mrs Vaid has judged all over India and many overseas countries.
Mrs Anjeli Vaid
Dr Agus Wardhana is a Veterinarian and All Breeds Judge of The Indonesian Kennel Club. He has bred and owned Miniature Pinschers, Miniature Dachshunds, and Chihuahuas since 1980 and from 2004 has also bred and owned Basenji, Chihuahua Smooth and Indonesia’s national dog The Bali Kintamani Dog. His judging experience includes judging in many parts of Indonesia, in many Asian, Australia, Europe countries and also in South Africa and Canada.
Dr Agus Wardhana
Vincent O’Brien began his career in dogs in 1970 with a pair of imported Dobermann Pinschers. He established his Vincenza Kennels in 1972 and has since become one of his country leading figures in the Dobermann breed. Mr O’Brien is an all-rounder judge and he has judged in over 46 countries, and 6 continents in his career to date. Mr. O’Brien is a founding member of the Standard Schnauzer and Dobermann clubs of Ireland, and a member of the Irish Kennel Clubs special events committee.
Mr Vincent O’Brien
Takashiro Miyagawa began breeding and showing Boxers in 1959, and after that, has been also involved in breeding Shih Tzu, Maltese, Pomeranians and Poodles. Approved as an all-breed judge in 1972, he has been judging at many shows throughout Japan and many overseas countries including Hungary, Taiwan, Philippines, Norway, Slovenia, Austria, Hungary, Italy, the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Korea, Philippines, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and China.
Mr Takahiro Miyagawa
Yoshio Mori has been involved in dogs from a very young age. He started with a German Shepherd Dog and then became interested in Collies and Shetland Sheepdogs finishing with over 50 Championship titles. Yoshi had to choose between showing and judging and chose to show dogs for 15 years before he returned to judging in 1998. He has judged in many parts of the World including England, America, China and Russia.