My dog-history started when I was young. In my family we had Tibetan Spaniel and Miniature Pinscher. My interest in schnauzers started when I mowed away from my old family to have my own.
In 1972 I bought a Giant Schnauzer male and a year later we also had a bitch in the house. My clever breeders persuaded me to show my dogs. Both became champions and my dog-interest intensified.
1975 I bought my first Miniature Schnauzer, a salt and pepper male from USA. He was excellent and did a lot of winning; he was once BIS in a big specially show.
1975 I also had my first litter of Giant Schnauzer and some of the puppies grew up to be very good dogs and a couple of them even became champions.
1978 I bought two black minis from USA, a male and a bitch. They were both excellent dogs and the male was also doing a lot of winning and he very often was BOB over all other colours, very unusual at the time. This black dog proved himself to be a very successful stud-dog too. Some years later I hade two other black minis from USA. They also were very good dogs, especially the bitch this time.
In the eighties I bought some dogs from England, black and black and silver and just recently I had a white bitch from Hungary so today I have Miniature Schnauzers in all four colours in my kennel. I started breeding Miniature Schnauzers 1978 and I have been lucky enough to say that my breeding has produced a lot of champions and sofar I have been saved from serious problems.
My kennel prefix is Impacts.
From the eighties I also have some experience of showing, grooming and breeding Border Terrier and Irish Terrier.
1987 I was accepted to judge-education and was authorized the same year for schnauzers and pinschers. After that I have continuously been under education and I am since 2006 authorized for all breeds.
I have had the privilege to judge in all Scandinavian countries including Island, and in Russia, Latvia, Estonia, Belgium, Holland, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Germany, Ireland, England, Australia, Canada, Japan and Thailand. I am invited to USA, Cleveland, to judge later this year.
I have for many years been a member of different committees like National Kennel clubs and the Giant schnauzer club and I have been the chairman of the Swedish Schnauzer-Pinscher club for 10 years. For all that I have been honoured with the Swedish Kennel clubs badge for merit.
At the present I am a member of the Swedish Kennel clubs committee for judge-matters.
Sir Massimiliano Mannucci
Sir Massimiliano Mannucci, 47 years old, Knight of the Italian Republic for cynological merits, around 90th I have breed Bloodhound, winning all over Europe several nationals and internationals titles including European and World championships. Gold medal as better Italian breeder of hound group. I wrote books and technical articles about dogs and romances. After having studied at the Berkleys University in San Francisco, Im studying at the newest University course in Pisa (Italy) only for dog sciences and will teach next year. Starting to judge, Ive judged in club shows, nationals and internationals shows, in recent times the most prestigious are the Saint Hubert club show in Belgium as unique judge, club shows, group and CACIB in Finland, Sweden, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Ukraine, Belgium, Denmark, France, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Middle-east cup in Poznan-Poland, Moscow Russia, St. Petersburg, U.S.A., Canada, Australia, etc. Ive judged the Terrier Specialty at the World dog show in Stockholm 2008.
President of the Clube Português de Canicultura since 1985.
Member of the FCI General Committee 1987/1999.
Member of the FCI Executive Committee and Treasurer of the FCI 1995/1999.
All Round Judge since 1983, recognized to judge at championship level by the A.K.C., K.C. of UK, and C.K.C. and A.N.K.C. of Australia.
Has judged all breeds in all countries of Europe, North America, Canada, Russia, Belarus, Cyprus, Australia, China, Zimbabwe, Japan, Taiwan, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Israel, Morroco, Uruguay, Peru, Panama, Colombia, Salvador, Chile, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Kenya and South Africa. Has judged 7 times at Crufts Dog Show. Has judged at Sidney Royal and Melbourne Royal (twice) in Australia. Has judged at several World and Section Dog Shows over the past 10 years and is scheduled to judge in all these events scheduled up to 2012.
Has judged the Eukanuba National in 2008.
Breeder of German Shepherds (1963), Afghans & Salukis (1967), Mini Dachshunds (1978), Whippets, Italian Greyhounds & Pointers (1983), Port. Water Dogs (1983), Portuguese Podengos (1990).Pekingese (1980) Japanese Chins (1998) Transmontano Mastiff (2005). Has produced over 200 Champions in these breeds, including multi champions, international, World Winners and European Winners.
As a Best In Show Judge she has been invited to: USA, CANADA, UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA, BRAZIL, MEXICO,COLOMBIA, FINLAND, NORWAY, SWEDEN, ITALY, SPAIN, BELARUS, RUSSIA, CHILE, ARGENTINA, VENEZUELA, GERMANY, ISRAEL, LITHUANIA, PANAMA, MORROCO, FRANCE, URUGUAY, JAPAN, TAIWAN, THAILAND, CHINA, PERU, KENYA and SOUTH AFRICA.
Has judged BIS at European Winner and World Dog Shows as well as at both Sidney and Melbourne Royals, and twice at the prestigious Bundesieger Show in Germany. In the UK has judged groups and Best in Show at the prestigious L.K.A, Midland Counties, Windsor, Birmingham City and Birmingham National.
As a Speciality Judge (including national Specialities) has been invited to judge the following breeds: All Sighthounds, Portuguese Water Dogs, Great Danes, St. Bernards, Dobermanns, Rottweilers, Boxers, Pyrenean Mountain Dogs, Dachshunds, Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, Basset Hounds, Beagles, Pekingese, Japanese Chin, Chihuahuas, Pugs, Poodles and All Gundogs in the USA, Canada,
Australia, Europe, UK and Russia.