JUDGES NATIONAL SPECIALTY 2018

 

Michael Forte– BMDCC National Specialty  Conformation Judge  (Dublin Ireland)
 
Dogs have always been a part of Michael Forte’s life. Growing up, his family had Cocker Spaniels, Rough Collies, and German Shepherds Dogs. Over the years, he has shown and bred Old English Sheepdogs, Tibetan Spaniels, Cavalier king Charles Spaniels and Bernese Mountain Dogs.
 
Thirty years ago, Michael introduced Bernese Mountain Dogs to Ireland, where he bred the first litters and titled the first champions in that country. In 1980, he started the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Ireland; he is currently the BMDCI President.
 
Mr. Forte is qualified to judge all breeds up to and including the Best in Show level. As an FCI all breed judge, he has been invited to shows in many countries around the world, including European and World shows, and many International shows. He has also judged at all breed shows in Africa, America, Canada, and Asia.
Michael has judged Bernese in most European countries, also in Australia and New Zealand. He judged the 2010 Club Specialty Show for Bernese Mountain Dogs in Celje, Slovenia. In July 2012, he judged Bernese at the Championnat de France show in Metz. In September 2012, he judged the BMD Specialty in Langenthal, Switzerland. He was back in Switerland again in August 2013 judging Bernese (puppies and veterans) at the Euro Show in Geneva. In 2015, he judged the breed at the Richmond UK Championship show with 90 BMDs entered. Mr. Forte judged males and Best of Breed at the World Dog Show in Leipzig, Germany on 12 November 2017 where 367 Bernese were entered (the 4th largest breed entry at this World Show that had a record number of 24,692 total dogs competing).s in Moscow.
 
 
 

Denise Castonquay – BMDCC Specialty Sweepstakes Judge (Maple Ridge, BC www.castanewf.com)

 

 

Anne Summers, Sieger Show Judge (Mulino Oregon USA, www.summersbmds.com)

 

 

TBA - BMDCC Draft Test Judge

TBA - BMDCC Draft Test Judge      

TBA - BMDCC Draft Test Judge