Olen lähtöisin snautseri-pinserirotujen parista ja valmistunut ulkomuototuomariksi 90-luvun puolivälissä. Olen kasvattanut kennelnimellä Brinata p&s kääpiösnautsereita vuodesta 1983 ja pari pentuetta mustia snautsereitakin.
2000- luvun alkupuolella ryhdyin laajentamaan pätevyyksiä useampiin rotuihin ja roturyhmiin. Näin tehdessäni huomasin kiinnostuvani yhä uusista roduista ja totesin muiden rotujen opiskelusta olevan hyötyä myös ”omissa” roduissa. Kaikkien rotujen arvosteluoikeudet minulle myönnettiin pari vuotta sittten.
Paljon aikaani on kulunut myös koirakerhojen jalostustoimikunnissa ja hallituksissa toimimiseen. Muutenkin olen ollut aktiivinen järjestöihminen toimien luottamusmiehenä, työsuojeluvaltuutettuna sekä ammattiyhdistyksen puheenjohtajana. Nykyään en enää kasvata ja yritän jalostustarkastuksia tekemällä ja arvostelemalla antaa panokseni koiraharrastukseen.
Oli suuri kunnia ja erittäin jännittävää saada kutsu toimia tilaisuudessa tuomarina. Toivon näkeväni kauniita koiria ja tekeväni oikeita ratkaisuja.
I have been in close contact with a dog since I was born though at that time my parents had a pet dog. When he passed away my parents agreed to have a Boxer as for all of us it was the nicest breed in the world. So I got my first pure bred Boxer when I was 12 years old. I was lucky to get a nice show dog, so I got very enthusiastic about showing and training. Since that dogs occupy large part, if not the largest, of my life.
For many years I have bred Boxers and have been Chairman of Latvian Boxer Club 1981-1995. At present I am happy owner of 3 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel males. Before becoming a Dog show judge I became trainee and judge for general obedience and special trials. In 1982 I become a Dog show judge and gradually stopped training dogs. Since 2012 all-breed judge. At the moment I work for Latvian Cynological Federation as Bureau administrator and I am also the member of the Board, previously also chairman of Judges Committee.
Have judged in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia&Herzogovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Lithuania, Malaysia, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Republic of Moldova, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay.
I have had also the honor to judge at World Dog shows in Poznan, Poland (2006), Bratislava, Slovakia (2009), Salzburg, Austria (2012), Budapest, Hungary (2013), Helsinki, Finland (2014), Madrid (Spain) (2020) and European Dog Shows in Zagreb, Croatia (2007), Budapest, Hungary (2008), Leeuwarden, the Netherlands (2011), Switzerland (2013), Nadarzyn, Poland (2016), Budapest, Hungary (2021).
Peter Friedrich Berchtold
Known as a connaisseur of the Gundog breeds, Peter has followed up his education with all breeds within Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI).
On the judging scene Peter obtained his license for Retrievers in 1998, some 23 years later he reached FCI All-Breed International Judge status. Peter is approved to award CCs in the UK for Bullmastiff, Irish Red Setter, Labrador Retriever and Spinone Italiano.
Peter has judged all over Europe, in Australia & South Africa. He officiated at various key events including the World Dog Show 2011 in Paris, where he awarded Best Of Breed (BOB) in Labrador Retrievers. In Brno he first awarded BEST IN SHOW in 2017 at an All-Breed Show. Peter regards it as an honor to have judged as first ever Non-Italian judge at the “RADUNO DEL TRIENNALE 2017” of the “Club Italiano Spinone” in Tuscany. Another highlight of his judging career has been his appointment at the Championship Show of the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club in South Africa. In 2021 Peter had his second appointment to judge Labrador Retrievers with BOB at a World Dog Show in Brno. He was also given the honor to award BEST OF GROUP VIII. Peter also officiated at Champion Of Champion Galas.
Peter should also be judging the UK Bullmastiff Association Championship Show in 2022 as well as the Spinone Club of America´s National Specialty in the US.
As an administrator, Peter’s involvement has been as a Show Manager and President of the Austrian Retriever Club, Co-founder and President of the Junge Hundefreunde Austria (Junior Handling Club), Austria’s delegate to the FCI Commission for Retrievers, member of the advisory board to the Austrian Kennel Club (ÖKV) and President of the FCI Commission for Retrievers.
Peter is also the Co-founder and former President of the Austrian Spinone & Bracco Italiano Club aiming for membership in the Austrian Kennel Club (ÖKV) one day.
Peter was born in 1966 in Vienna. His family has always had dogs with his parents initially breeding Dobermanns and Flat Coated Retrievers from 1994 to present day.
In 1980, Peter got his first dog, a Dobermann bitch to make his first steps into cynology. When returning after some years abroad in Africa as a school boy, Peter has two English Setters for showing and training in the field during his years at University.
Balancing his professional life in the management of Austria´s top player in residential developments, he selectively bred Labrador Retrievers under the ‘Starchant’ prefix. Together with his wife Eva he had some litters in Spinone Italiano and Pugs under her ‘Waterfairies’ prefix. They made up several Champions in Show & Work. Peter currently owns two Spinoni Italiano and two Pugs.
Holding his hunting permit for over 20 years, Peter supplemented his knowledge by obtaining the falconry license in 2018. He is fluent in German, English and French.