2018 WODAC PET EXPO
20-22 July 2018
Gallagher Convention Centre
WODAC WILL ONCE AGAIN PROVIDE A WORLD CLASS LINE UP
OF INTERNATIONAL JUDGES (brief CV's below)
JOSE HOMEM DE MELLO (PORTUGAL)
International All Breeds Judge
MR ANDREAS KRETSCHMER-KRAICZEK (GERMANY)
WCF - OFFICIAL LISTED ALL BREED JUDGE SINCE 2008
TICA - FIRST GERMAN LISTED ALL BREED JUDGE SINCE 2015
Dancing with Dogs SA Championships Judge
Dog Judge - Jose Homem de Mello - PORTUGAL
WODAC welcomes Jose - his first visit to our country.
Jose Homem de Mello is an International All Round Judge. He was born in Lisbon on the 24 May 1953, is married and lives in Carnaxide, a small village near Lisbon. Since he was born his family have always had dogs.
Jose and his wife Teresa have bred Basset Hounds since 1984 with the 'dos Sete Moinhos AFFIX at their home in Carnaxide where Jose has lived since he was born. During these 33 years, the Bassets bred by Jose have received numerous achievements and won countless prizes - 126 Best in Shows, 81 Reserve BIS, 8 times Portugals Top Dog of the Year all breeds, just to name a few of his great achievements..
He is a recognized judge by the Clue Portugues de Canicultura, Federation Cynologique Internationale, The Kennel Club, American Kennel Club, Canadian Kennel Club and Australian Kennel Club.
He has already judged in Portugal, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chec Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, USA and Zimbabwe.
Last December he judged BEST IN SHOW at the prestigious Dutch Show, The Holland Cup.
It is an honour to have Jose officiate at this year's Wodac and we welcome him to his first visit to South Africa.
Cat Judge - Andreas Kretschmer-Kraiczek - GERMANY
In the year 1991 I started with my first cat as a breeder and since that time I am in the Cat Fancy! After a short experience in Fife as a breeder I moved to Katzen-Freunde-Germania e.V. After years of breeding and showing (first 12 years with Persian Cats and since 2004 British Shorthairs under the Cattery name Garibaldi's. I started by 'career' as a Judge in 2000. Since 2007 I am now qualified as an All Breeds Judge. To be listed in TICA I had to do a new exam in 2015.
My judging assignments started in 2002, most shows in the beginning were in Germany, France and Switzerland. I am now an accepted worldwide judge and am proud to be one of few judges who is judging in all continents in the world.
Some of my cats win many different show all over the world and I am proud for the cats and the new owners of all Garibaldi's cats.
But for us as breeders there is one thing more important than all titles, trophys and ribbons, - WE LOVE OUR FELINE FRIENDS.
International DOG Judges from 1996 todate :-
2018 Mr Jose Homem de Mello (Portugal) - Gallagher Convention Centre
2017 Mr Csaba-Zsolt Lokodi (Romania) - Gallagher Convention Centre
2016 Mrs Zeljka Fon Zidar (Slovenia) - Gallagher Convention Centre
2015 Mr Philip John (India) - Gallagher Convention Centre
2014 Professor Ma Rocio A De Vega (Philippines) - Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand
2013 Mr Shharat Sharma (India) - Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand
2013 Mr Godofredo B. Salud (Philippines) - KZN Durban Exhibition Centre, KZN
2012 Snr. Ramon Podesta (Chile) - Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand
2011 Alfonso Thovar Y del Solar (Spain) - Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand
2010 Harry Vella (Malta) - Good Hope Centre, Cape Town
2009 Ana Beatrez Knoll (Brazil) - Coca Cola Dome, Johannesburg
2008 Eugene Yerusalimsky (Russia) - Coca Cola Dome, Johannesburg
2007 Horst Kliebenstein (Germany) - Durban Exhibition Centre
2006 Peter and Peggy Bailey (United Kingdom) - Coca Cola Dome, Johannesburg
2005 Horacio Pizzorno (Uruguay) and Torbjorn Skaar (Sweden) - Coca Cola Dome, Johannesburg
2004 Kath and Gerald Mitchell (United Kingdom) & Hans van den Berg (Holland) - Coca Cola Dome, Johannesburg
2003 Wendye Slatyer (Australia) & Sean and Kathy Delmar (Ireland) - Coca Cola Dome, Johannesburg
2002 Wendy Streatfield (United Kingdom/SA) - Durban Exhibition Centre
2001 Partha Sekhar Chatterjee (India) - Durban Exhibition Centre
2000 Elke Peper (Germany) - Durban Exhibition Centre
1999 Wera Hubenthal (Norway) - Durban Exhibition Centre
1998 Mike Stockman (United Kingdom) - Durban Exhibition Centre
1997 Bill Egan (Australia) - Durban Exhibition Centre
1996 Geoff Corrish (United Kingdom) - Durban Exhibition Centre
International CAT Judges from 1996 todate:-
2018 Andreas Kretschmer-Kraiczek - Germany
2017 Charles Spijker - FIFe All Breed Judge - The Netherlands
2016 John Hansson - GCCF - United Kingdom
2015 Kaai du Plessis - europe Independence - The Netherlands
2014 Kurt & Tomoko Vlach - TICA - Austria
2013 Barbara La Rocca - ACF - Australia
2012 Dietmar Sagurski - FIFe - Germany
2011 Susan Game - ACF - Australia
2010 Cheryl U'ren - CCCA - Australia
2009 Stephe Bruin - FIFe - The Netherlands
2008 Pascal Remy - TICA - France
2005 Corinne Micaux - TICA - Belgium
2004 Alan Raymond - ACF - Australia
2003 back to 1996 - tba