Gabriel Valdez. Colombia
Mr. Gabriel Valdez is a Federation Cynologique International All Breed Judge from the Colombian Kennel Club. He is available to judge FCI. American Kennel Club and Canadian Kennel Club conformation shows. His AKC Judge’s number is # 5954. Mr. Valdez has been involved with dogs and dogs shows for most of his life. His first breed was Rough Collies which he bred, exhibited and championed as a child in the 70’s. Later he established his Da Vincis Kennels which became famous for Hounds and Sighthounds. Under this name Mr. Valdez has bred and owned many Best In Show Whippets,Greyhounds, Azawakhs,Dachshunds,Italian Greyhounds and Toy Poodles.Mr. Valdez has shown his Da Vincis Kennel Dogs in many countries having obtained seventy Championship Titles. Other breeds Mr. Valdez has owned and campaigned include Basset Hounds, Filas Brasileiros,Borzois,. Salukis, Japanese Chins. Yorkies, Papillons, Border Collies and Australian Shepherds. He was a Professional Handler for over thirty years and has shown multiple Best In Show winners and Top All Breed Dogs in Colombia . He has been invited to judge on five continents and has been honored to judge many Specialty shows in many breeds as well as All Breed shows. He has judged several times in Scandinavia countries and United States at Beverly Hills KC. Encinos KC. Long Beach KC.,Eukanuba Championship ,Shenandoah Valley KC and Skyline KC.
Mr. Valdez continues to be active in exhibiting and breeding his own dogs. He considers that being a judge is not only a great honor but a great responsibility as well. He is also very grateful to all the Kennel Clubs that have invited him to judge and trusted in his knowledge and ability to judge fairly and confidently.
Mr.Valdez also enjoy very much Antiques in special porcelains, Ballet Classic and exotic birds.