Luis Pinto Teixeira (Portugal)

Luis Pinto Teixeira, from Lisbon, Portugal, is one of his country's leading dog fanciers. He is a breeder-owner-exhibitor of Boxers, Cocker Spaniels, Dachshunds, German Shepherd Dogs, Golden Retrievers, and Irish Setters.

A civil engineer by profession, Mr. Teixeira has been a member of the Portuguese Kennel Club since 1968. He has served the club as a chairman and a vice president/judges’ committee president.

Mr. Teixeira was approved to judge by the Portuguese Kennel Club and FCI in 1975, and became an all-breed judge in 1985. He has judged at about 850 dog shows in 78 countries on five continents.