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Judges Panel

 

 

Tal Yaffe - Israel fb-icon

Fabrizio de la Rocca - Italy fb-icon

Furo Csaba - Romania fb-icon

Ramune Kazlaukaite - Lithuania fb-icon

Jakkel Tamas - Hungary fb-icon

Denk Csaba - Hungary fb-icon

Beke Judit - Hungary fb-icon

Vasilis Adrianopoulos - Greece fb-icon

Hrach Hakobyan - Armenia fb-icon

Luis Gorjao Henriques - Portugal fb-icon

Serghei Volinets - Moldova fb-icon

Petru Muntean - Romania fb-icon

Szabó Sándor - Hungary fb-icon

Lokodi Csaba Zsolt - Romania fb-icon

Papp Laszlo - Romania fb-icon

Alexandra Palaghie-Jors - Romania fb-icon 

Julia Magdas - Romania fb-icon

 

Tal Yaffe - Israel fb-icon
talSince 2006, I have passionately dedicated myself to the art of breeding Rough and Smooth Collies, proudly under the Hatishma Collie prefix. In the glow of over 50 litters, my Collies have illuminated countless homes across Israel, Europe, and even in the heart of Brooklyn, US, producing not just best friends but champions, world winners, therapy and service dogs. Today, thanks to my partner, my home resonates also with the joyful patter of Dachshund paws.
Before my journey as a judge unfolded, I played the role of a professional handler, particularly drawn to the enchanting Pekingese breed. That is how my love affair with the toy group and the Israeli toy club began years ago with my beloved cream Lola, leaving an indelible mark on my heart.
As a judge for the past ten years, I've had the privilege of presiding over breeds in groups 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, and 9 in various countries, from Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Germany, Italy, France, Estonia, Lithuania, Hungary, Croatia, and Serbia to Luxembourg.
My formal involvement extends beyond the ring judging, as I proudly served as a board member of the Israel Kennel Club, heading the Education Committee and acting as the spokesperson and delegate to the FCI PR and Education commission. Serving as a member of the IKC judges committee, as well as leading the Israeli Junior Handlers league, are additional previous endeavors close to my heart. Currently serving as an official appointed mentor judge and examiner for new judges in the sheepdog breeds, further underscores my commitment to nurturing the future of dog show judging.
Balancing the roles of breeder, exhibitor, and judge, I find fulfillment in the companionship of my partner and daughters (and our chicken coop!), surrounded by the warmth of friendship and mentorship from beloved cynological family worldwide.

Fabrizio de la Rocca - Italy fb-icon
I have been passionate about dogs since I was a child, I still remember my first dog a beautiful St Bernard called Lord. My first debut in the show ring was in 1985, at 17 years old with my first Newfoundland “Zeus Degli Angeli Neri”. You can’t understand my joy when he achieved the title of Italian Champion, handled by me!
In 1995 I became breeder of Newfoundlands under the prefix “Newfies”.
As a judge I started judging in 2002 as International judge. After that I started getting interested in others breeds in the 2° FCI group. I have had passion to learn about single breeds leaving together with new breeds as companion.
For many years, I have been a member of many different Club Committees, founder, secretary, auditor of several canine organizations, including the Palermo Kennel Club.
Vice president and board member of the Italian breed club for the Newfoundland, the Club Italiano del Terranova.
I was called by ENCI to be Special administrator of CIABS (Italian club of Swiss mountain dogs).
I was member of the Italian Kennel Club ENCI in the disciplinary board.
I represented the Italian Kennel Club as a member of the FCI in the Rescue Dogs Commission, responsible for drawing up the international “Rescue dog tests”.
Member in the examination board for Italian judges and former judge for new judges.
I was President of SAMANNARA (Club of Cane di Mannara Sicilian ancestral breed)
I'm President of Consiglio Cinofilo Regionale Siciliano (Sicilian Board)
I’ve held several breed seminars for Italian breeds like Cane Corso Italiano, Newfoundland and Swiss mountain dog.
I am approved all rounder judge.
I usually judge 20/25 times a year.
I have judged all over Italy as well as in 25 European Country, USA, Russia, Turkey, Israel, Philippines, Iceland, Perù, Brazil, Colombia, South Africa.
I judged at the World Dog Show 2015, EDS 2017, WDS 2018, EDS 2018, EDS 2020, WDS 2020, EDS 2021, WDS 2023, I am invited to the WDS and EDS 2024.
I did a lot for the dog world and I still have a lot of goals to reach. I hope to preserve my time and my great love and passion for the dog world.
Furo Csaba - Romania fb-icon
furoMy name is Furó Csaba Levente, and I was born in 1976 in Marghita, Bihor county.
I received my first dog at the age of 10 from my grandparents, a standard smooth-haired Teckel.
In 2004, I became a member of the Romanian Kennel Club. Around the same time, I acquired my first Caucasian Shepherd, and shortly after, I started breeding Central Asian Shepherd dogs, achieving significant success both in Romania and neighboring countries.
Currently, in my kennel named „Margittai Sara Defensor”, we breed Central Asian Shepherds and standard wire-haired Teckels.
In 2020, I became the president of the Central Asian Shepherd Dog Club, known as „ASAO”.
In 2017, I passed the exam to become a member of the AChR Board of Judges, and currently, I am an international judge for groups 1, 2, and 4.
Ramune Kazlaukaite - Lithuania fb-icon

Education: Master degree in physics granted by Vilnius University
Speak Lithuanian and four foreign languages (English, German, Polish, Russian)
Cynological experience
My first pure breed dog was Caucasian Ovcharka male, next was Bernhardiner female and after one year my first Rottweiler. For more than 20 years I have bred Rottweilers and for the last 15 years I have been a breeder of Chihuahua. I have breed Bernhardiner, Berner Sennenhund and Boxer as well.
1990 I start work in Vilnius Dog Club as a head of Rottweiler and Bull Terrier breed sections. Since establishment in 1993 till 2008 I was president of Lithuanian Rottweiler Club. I have participate in establishment of the Lithuanian Kennel club and since 1995 I was Board Member. 2006 I became President of the Lithuanian Kennel Club. Since 2007 I am member of FCI Show Commission, since 2017 – member of FCI Show judges Commission and 2019 I became a president of FCI Education and Public Relations Commission.
Since 1994 I am a National judge, first breed was Rottweiler. 2001 I got International judge qualification and in 2014 became all breed judge.
My favourite breeds are Molosse, especially Rottweiler, also Chihuahua. I have been judged at national and international shows in 55 countries. I have judged in IFR show 2016, WDS (2009, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2022, 2023) and EDS (2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021, 2022) and I was FCI delegate in EDS 2018 in Poland.


Jakkel Tamas - Hungary fb-icon
I born in a perfect family with one single exception: we had no dogs. In my age of 5 I started
to ask my parents to have an English cocker spaniel. I started my connection with the breed in my age of 12. Ever since I’ve bred or owned 34 World-and European Winners under my prefix „Black Mirage”. Some years later I joined to the already World renowned Smooth-haired Dachshund kennel „vom Golf” and „mini Golf” of which I am the owner nowdays. We bred over 50 World/European Winners and over 150 FCI International Champions under this prefix. I also used to have a European Winner Medium Poodle and in the last decade my family became strongly attached to the Magyar Agár having bred several World and European Winners in this magnificent breed under the prefix „ ILLA-Berek”.
Being dedicated besides my private life - of being a Chief Surgeon, Clinical Oncologist, later
on a teaching Professor at the Medical University - I took my part of the dog-related administration at my very early age. I was the President of the Hungarian Spaniel Association
for 24 years, still being its Board member. I was the President of the Magyar Agár Section of
the parent Club of the breed (Hungarian Sighthound). I was a member of the Hungarian Kennel Club’s Board for many years before.
I became an FCI judge in 1985., an all-rounder in 2001. I am the President of the Hungarian Kennel Club’s Judges’ Board since 2001. I have judged in over 80 countries of 5 Continents including the largest FCI, CKAC, and UK Kennel Club Shows.
As long as my activity quickly became an International one I also had been involved in the FCI. I was a Board member of the FCI European Section for many years since its establishment later on I was its Vice-President. I also had been the Vice-President of the FCI Judges’ Commission. I resigned from both of these functions when I was elected as the member of the FCI General Committee in 2009. I am the Board’s representative in both the FCI Show Commission and the Show Judges Commission ever since. As the recognition of my work I have been awarded the FCI Golden Pin by the President of the FCI. In 2017. I was also the representative of the FCI Board in the FCI Show and Show Judges Commission.
In 2017. I became a member of the FCI Executive Committee as its Treasurer.
The FCI General Assembly elected me as the President of the FCI in 2019. and I was re-eéected this year during the FCI General Assembly in Madrid.
Csaba Denk - Hungary fb-icon
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My dog carreer has started in 1983, in Eger, in the Agria kennel, at Mr. Andras Korózs’ home, where I had felt in love in the Fox- and Welsh terrier breeds.
I got my first dog in 1988, my own Welsh terrier, he was also a successfull show- and hunting dog.
My first litter was born in 1992. Since then, many International and National Champions, World Winners and European Winners, Bundessiegers and Cruft’s RCC, and in 2022 Cruft’s BEST OF BREED Welsh terrier is my 5th generation breeding.
There are now „FROM MICHEL” Welsh terriers worldwide from UK, Ireland to USA and Japan.
In the 90’s I also had very successful Bullterriers in the ring.
I am judging since 2011, Group 2. & 3. & 8., and from Group 9: the Boston terrier, and FCI Non-recognised breeds. I have already judged in Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania, The Netherlands and in Hungary.
I am looking forward to judge at your great event.

Beke Judit - Hungary fb-icon

I was born in 1986, and my "Golden-retriever career" has started in 2001.
Everything has begun then: Sunny was a fantastic showdog, and also an excellent working and hunting Golden retriever. He has become International Champion during the years and European Veteran Winner in 2010 with Best Veteran title in Celje, Slovenia EDS. He is still one of the most successful males in Hungarian Golden retriever history: he was winning 3 years in a row Club Winner & Best of Breed & Best in Show titles at the annual Hungarian Retriever Clubshows in 2004-2005-2006

My foundation bitch come to our home in 2003, and the first litter was born in 2005, which was a super litter to start with: all had fantastic owners, and just to mention the most successful ones: lnternational Show Champions & VETERAN WORLD WINNERS.
I was - and I am still full with plans and keen for breeding better and better dogs under my kennelname. we used and using many fantastic studs.

During the years, I have always helped in the Retriever Club's, organising shows, events.
That turned my profession: as I finished at College as a Sportmanager and Event & Recreation organisor.
I also did the Grooming Course & exam, for all breeds, since 2007.
I am also working as an all breed dog & pet groomer and I have opened my own saloon in 2012 and I am still working there.
I was always in organising comittees, and later in Presidiums of the former Hungarian Retriever Club.
From 2016 I am the President of the newly established Hungarian Retriever and Waterdog Club, which now today one of the biggest breed clubs in Hungary.
In 2011 I finished the judge course, and has became Golden retriever breed specialist judge for the first time. Now I have finished the whole Group 8 and 9 , and breeds from Group 7, and FCI-Non recognised breeds.
I have already judged in 17 countries in Europe, and one that I am most proud of, that I was judging the Golden retriever females in 2018 EDS in Poland, and in 2021 at the Budapest EDS.


Vasilis Adrianopoulos - Greece fb-icon

I am international all breed judge, also I am hunting trial judge of Continental Breeds, at the same time I have the honor in recent years to be a member of the committee of judges of morphology of the Kennel Club of Greece, I am also a founding member and Chairman -until today- to Messinia's KennelcClub and also I am founding member and Chairman to the club of White Greek Shepherd, also I am member of several Kennel Clubs.
I have conducted kynological seminars andcfrom time to time I have written in various publications of kynological interest as well as in the daily press, I had the pleasure and honor to judge at many national and international shows in several countries Over time, different breeds of dogs have accompanied me on my magical canine "journey", Eng. Pointer, Eng. Setter, Ep. Breton, Germ. Shepherd, German Boxer, Seguccio, Hellenic Hound, they are just some of the breeds that in the previous years won my love and canine interest.
For the last 30 years I have been breeding Germ. Short-haired Pointers (Kurzhaar), at the same time I dealt with the Greek Shepherd breeds and from 2005 I chose to deal with the promotion of the White Greek Shepherd breed, around the same time my kynological interest was also piqued by the English Cocker Spaniel breed with which I dealt with for a few years as a breeder.
Today, apart from the Kurzhaar, the White Greek Shepherd. and the Cockers, my daily life is surrounded by a sweet Chihuahua.
My basic principles in the ring are objectivity in judging, the evaluation of the dog and not the handler, courtesy and respect for all the exhibitors – the same I also demand from them - consistency and clarity in the evaluation.


Hrach Hakobyan - Armenia fb-icon

Cynology is an integral part of my life.I was born into a family of cynologists. Since childhood, I have had an East European Shepherds.
The first time I was in a training facility was when I was 10 years old.There, my father introduced me to the canine world. He was a K9 police officer there. And my brother is also a fire inspector/investigator/ K9 handler.
After school, I studied at the university, and parralel was a decoy/helper. In my 17th year, I was a handler of my own first rottweiler at a dog show for the first time. Until now, this has been my breed.
I am an active member of my Kennel Club. Before becoming a judge, I was a ring steward. I have a lot of organisational experience. I am a member of the Armenian Dog Lovers’ Association breeding commission.


 Luis Gorjão Henriques - Portugal fb-icon

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“Vale do Criz” kennels since 1982, although the first dog show was in 1979. Owner/breeder of Champions on the breeds Boxer, Portuguese Podengo Small Smooth Hair, Portuguese Pointer, Fox-Terrier (both coats), Parson Russell Terrier and Jack Russell Terrier, with 458 titles achieved at this moment with dogs either bred or owned by me, including several World and European Winners.
Has Judged in the following foreign countries: Australia, Belgium, Chile, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Rep., Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland; Ukraine and USA.

Breeds Judged: Allrounder
Boxer specialist (ATIBOX list)
Terrier specialist (INTERRA list)
Year of First Qualification: 1993 and allrounder since 2021
Other Information: President of the FCI Breeding Commission between 2016 and 2019, Vice-President of the Clube Português de Canicultura, from 2009 to 2021, member of the board of the Interra (International Terrier Association) since 2002, member of the FCI Breeding Committee, member of the Audit Committee of the Boxer Club de Portugal 2012-2014, President of the Boxer Club de Portugal between 1996 and 2002, President of the Bulldog Club de Portugal between 2003 and 2006 and Vice-President since 2006, member of the board of the Terrier Club de Portugal since 1998 and of the Clube do Podengo Português since 1993, President of the General Meeting of the Clube Português do Cão da Serra de Aires and of the Associação para a Protecção do Cão de Água Português. President of the Portuguese Breeds Committee of the Clube Português de Canicultura from 2000 to 2002, and Coordinator of the Technical Commission from 2021 to 2024.


Serghei Volinet - Moldova fb-icon
sergheiMr. Volinet Serghei, the citizen of RM. Education – higher, lawyer-economist, as well he is the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He has graduated the Agricultural University of Moldova, faculty of veterinary medicine; as well Mr. Volinet has graduated the International Academy of Economy and Law, faculty of Economy and Law.
Previously he was the instructor and expert of the Voluntary Association for Assistance to Army, Air Force and Navy. The Candidate Master of Sports on militarized pentathlon with service dogs.
Mr. Volinet has bred the schnauzer for 13 years, Airedale for 8 years, as well as breeds of dogs: Mastino Napoletano, Fila Brasiliero, German Shepherd, Labrador retriever, Golden Retriever, American cocker spaniel, Russian Toy and Riesenschnauzer
FCI expert.
Since year 2008 he is the president of the Kennel Union of Moldova.

Petru Muntean - Romania fb-icon

pmI am a show judge since 1991 but I have joined the Dog World since 1974 when I got my first dog, a Pekingese. During the years I have owned various breeds but my constant love remained the Dachshunds.
In 1986 I became the President of Hunedoara County Kennel Club, and also a member in the Romanian Kennel Club’s board. From these positions, I have organized various shows and many other canine competitions. During 1996-2001, I had the honour of being elected President of the Romanian Kennel Club.
I have been nominated as all-rounder judge in 2005 and, the same year elected as vice-president of Romanian Kennel Club, function I assume until today. As international judge I had the opportunity to judge in more than 50 countries all over the World. All this years I had the pleasure and the honour to judge some important events as European, Asian section shows and World Dog Shows and I consider myself the proud inventor of the most well-known Romanian Dog Show … Dracula Golden Trophy. One of my ambitions was to be able to judge in all F.C.I. official languages to which I can add the Italian, Hungarian and Russian.

Szabo Sandor - Hungary  fb-icon

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Since his childhood days, he was an enthusiastic dog owner and he started the career as a dog show judge in his youth.
Sandor Szabo is a successful breeder of Collie Rough and Bearded Collie, and also of Hungarian Vizsla.
His kennel has produced many champions, among which a Collie 'Juniors World Champion'.
Sandor Szabo has presided over the Debrecen Kennel Club for many years and he is an expert in the F.C.I. groups 1, 3, 4 and 7.

Lokodi Csaba Zsolt - Romania fb-icon  

zsoltBreeding & showing
As a child I was surrounded by dogs as my parents have been breeding Hungarian Puli since 1973. However, I did not maintain the family tradition in breeding Hungarian Puli and I purchased my first Airedale Terrier in the middle of the1980’s, a breed I admired whenever I caught sight of them at the dog shows of the 80’s. Thus, in 1988 I founded my own kennel under the name of “Nyaradmenti” and later I changed to “Happytails1988.ro”. As years passed, Airedale Terriers were followed by Wirehaired Dachshunds at the beginning of 1989, and in 1990 I imported the first Welsh Terrier in Romania. Unfortunately at the beginning of the 90’s the quality of Airedale Terriers in our country was so low that even the imported males could not improve the breed. So in the middle of the 90’s I imported a few females from different bloodlines from Hungary, Belgium, Poland, Germany and also from the USA the famous male Am Ch Terrydale HK Shaireab Online (the Montgomery sweepstakes winner in 1999 {78 entries}). The quality of the Welsh Terriers produced in my kennel (1990-2010) was showing an ascending tendency towards modern lines. The famous names in the breed in that period (many world& European winners) can be found in all the pedigrees of Welsh Terriers born in Romania. I kept a Wirehaired Dachshund as a family dog, that is why I had few litters, but all of very good quality, marking the breed in Romania. Here I’d like to mention the father of the BOB in the 2003 Poznan European Dog Show. At the moment we breed and show Miniature Wirehaired Dachshunds and Airedale Terriers, selecting and promoting very carefully the quality of our bloodline combining it with quality dogs from all over the world. The Champion quality results at the above mentioned 3 breeds (more than 12 generations); we obtained quality dogs with positive feedbacks from the USA, Canada, Australia, Russia and Europe. Many of the dogs bred by us become founding dogs for other new kennels.

Judge
I passed my first exam as FCI judge in 1991, later in 2008 I became FCI all-breed international judge. In my activity as a judge, I had the honor to judge at many speciality shows and I had also the privilege to judge at many famous shows in many countries in all over the world and also in World and European Dog shows.

Kennel Club Activity
I have been a very active member of my kennel club since the middle of the 80’s and in 1997 I became the President of the kennel club and together with my team we organize the famous Dracula Dog Show. In 1996 together with some passionate friends we founded the National Terrier and Dachshund Club. Since then I am the President of the National Terrier Club. I was the advisor of the President of the Stud Book between 1996-1999, and between 2000-2004 I was the member of Disciplinary Commission of the Romanian Kennel Club. Since 2004 I have been the chinotechnic vice president of the Romanian Kennel Club and starting with 2009 also the vice president of the Judge Board. I want to continue to contribute to the chinology with my knowledge, with my passionate work as a breeder, as a judge, organizer and mentor of my kennel club, the one that taught me how to become chinologist.

“A society cannot succeed without a cynologic education “
ing.LOKODI Csaba-Zsolt


Papp Laszlo - Romania fb-icon

pappVasile-Carol Papp is one of the pioneers of purebred dog breeding in Romania. He has been a dog show judge since 1975 and he is a specialist for the group ll. He loves the German Boxers and is the owner of one. He has a lot of experience judging dog shows all over the world, and his specific style has earned him fans among breeders and audience alike. He is the President of Judges College of the Romanian Kennel Club and a member of the Executive Board of Romanian Kennel Club.


Alexandra Palaghie-Jors - Romania fb-icon 

jors alexandra1Having been involved in dogs since my childhood, when I was 13 years old and attended my first dog show with my very first Chow-Chow. It was the start of a dream, to establish my own kennel: Majestic Sandial.  Since that time I have shown my Chow-Chows with success and I am proud to have achieved many Championship titles in different countries, BIS and Group placements, having one of my dogs in Top Ten Dogs of the Year in Romania is a particular highlight. I imported excelent quality Chows from renown kennels, improving the quality of this breed in my country, I also imported the first smooth variety Chow-Chow registered in the Romanian Studbook.  I have been a member of Asociatia Chinologica a jud. Mures since 2005.   I am a National judge of Group V FCI.


Julia Magdas - Romania fb-icon

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I was born in 1986 in an animal-lover family. The favourite animals of my family were dogs and horses. As a child I participated with my father at many national and international dog shows. The breeds we presented were Puli, Pointer, Rottweiler and Bullmastiff. My affection to animals determined me to become a veterinarian. I gratuated in 2012 the University Of Veterinary Medicine Cluj Napoca. During my studies I owned Miniature Wire Dachshund, the breed I still own and wich determined me to start my judge career with the 4th FCI group.

I became group judge in 2013 and at this moment I judge groups I, IV, IX.

I started my judge career at DDS, therefor it is a special pleasure for me to return to this wonderful event.

 

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