Christine Rossier, Sveitsi
Grown up in a breeder family, since 1952 with Schnauzers and Giantschnauzers. Breeding under affix „Tombola’s“ since 1965. The start was with a Standard Schnauzer bitch peppersalt. During the years it was also brown medium Poodles, Miniature Poodles black, Miniature Schnauzers, Schnauzers and Giant Schnauzers in black and peppersalt, Hovawarts, Boston Terriers and Border Terriers. In Boston Terriers and Hovawarts bred World Champion. 1994 Vice-Worldchampion and Junior Worldchampion in Standard Schnauzer peppersalt.
In Miniature Schnauzer peppersalt from 1999 to 2001, 4 World- and Junior World Champion in Miniature Schnauzers peppersalt and of course many National and International Champion. In this days, after our parents have passed away, still breeding Standard and Miniature Schnauzers peppersalt, since 10 years also active in Affenpinscher.
In 2018 my homebred Standard Schnauzer “Tombola ́s Dragonheart” was Top winning Schnauzer in Europe: World Winner, European Winner, German- and Austrian Bundessieger and several group and BIS.
First start in 1986 as a judge for all Schnauzer and Pinscher. Since there breedspecialist judge for 45 breeds in group 1, 2, 3, 5, 8 and 9. Also group judge for FCI group 2, 3, 5, 8 and 9 and since April 2010 nominated as FCI Allbreed judge. Judging many times Giant, Standard and Miniature Schnauzers and all Swiss breeds, also Maltese, Havanese, Yorkshire Terrier, Papillon & Phalène, Griffon, Pug, Hunting breeds, Miniature- and Standard Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Fox Terrier, Australian Shepherd, Kleinspitz on FCI World and FCI European Dog Shows.
From 1994 to 2006 in the Swiss Kynological Society, President for the Judges Commitee and from 2000 to 2006 also for the Show-Commission. From 2000 to 2006 one of the 2 Vicepresident from the Swiss Kennel Club. 2004 to 2006 Vicepresident of the FCI Judges Commission. Since April 2006 member of honour of the Swiss Kennel Club.
Marko Lepasaar, Viro
Since childhood Marko always had dogs. They were hunting dogs like Russian spaniel and Dachshund. Marko and his wife Siret`s kennel name is ALDERISLAND. They have together breed Dalmatians and Basset fauve de Bretagnes for many years.
Today they have at home two Basset Fauve De Bretagnes, Tibetan Terrier and Chihuahua. Over the past 17 years Marko has been involved in organizing over 125 different dog shows in Estonia ( Speciality shows, National all breeds and International shows).
Marko is also Chairman of Estonian Kennel Union Show Committee since 2008. He has licence to judge all breeds from FCI groups 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. Marko has judged in 43 FCI countries and he judged WW-16 in Moscow and EW-17 in Kiev , WW-17 in Lepzig, WW-18 in Amsterdam and EW-18 in Warsaw, The Americas and the Caribbean Winner -19 in Mexico and he will judge WW-20 in Madrid, Spain also.
My name is Kimmo Mustonen and I became a dog show judge in 2010. Today I am authorised to judge groups 2, 3, 4 and 9. I have also started to extend my authorities to groups five, six and ten. I have a life-long experience of dogs.
My own breed is the Border Terrier. In my childhood home, we had Saint Bernards, hunting spitz and Finnish Hounds. Thereby, I have spent my whole life with dogs. I went to dog shows and hunting trials already as a little boy. I have been active as a ring steward and served in different dog clubs. Now I am a member of Finnish Kennel Club's Board and the chair of the Finnish Kennel Club's Show and Judges Committee. I have also been a Board member of the Finnish Dog Show Judges' Society and the chair for the Border Terrier club in Finland.
I am from Tohmajärvi, North Karelia, and spent the first 20 years of my life there. During that time, I spent a lot of time hunting with my father. I still have my hunting licence as a remembrance of that time. I used to serve as a field judge and a steward at hunting trials for hounds.
Every now and then, we train our Border Terriers and take them to earthdog trials. Dog shows have however always been the form of activity closest to my heart. Already as a little boy, I sat by the ring and dreamt of being a judge. Now that dream has come true.
I breed dogs together with my sisters Kati, Outi and Anna under the kennel name Ommik's. We are going to continue breeding in a small scale also in the future, hopefully still maintaining a good quality. We have imported several Border Terriers from England to be used in breeding.
I am happy to have had the chance of becoming a judge – it is not something that is self-evident. I consider being a judge as a responsible job – one must be faithful to the origins and the standards of the breeds. I want to learn the breeds I judge thoroughly. I have got acquainted with terriers in England, the home country of several terrier breeds. I still visit dog shows there, and last year I got to judge my own breed there for the first time. I have been well received as a judge. I have learned a lot of many breeds from many experienced judges. In addition to Finland, I have judged in 16 countries so far, of which the country furthest away was Australia. I take up new challenges as a judge with big enthusiasm. I spend my nights and weekends studying new breeds, being at dog shows, or serving in positions of trust. Dogs are not just a hobby. They are a way of life.