JUAN ALBERTO GRILLO LONDOÑO (COLOMBIA)
FCI ALL BREED JUDGE
Since 1990 he has been working at The Clermont School in Bogotá as a general manager, whilst working with his own transportation company and agriculture activities. When he was two months old his parents gave him a Boxer that lived with him until he was nine years old. Afterwards he got a Great Dane and Collie shepered. During the dog shows the results were very good, winning the first championships. On December 1990, he got married to Aida Rivera Franco, who also shares the hobby of dogs. They started the breeding of Fila Brasileiro, Napolitan Mastiff, winning during two years the top breed, with approximately ten championships. After that, they imported Sharpei and Dogo de Bourdeux, first dogs of these breeds in Colombia, generating interest and getting many championships. He has had the opportunity of handling and breeding Beagle, Bull Terrier, Siberian Husky, Pug, Pomeranians and Shiba Inu. In 1997, they imported Chinese Cresteds, winning more than 20 international championships and the first Best in Show in Latin America for this breed. Currently they show and breed Dachshunds, Chinese Cresteds, Smooth Fox Terriers, Siberian Husky, Basset hound, Pugs and Pomeranians, wining with one Pom the best all around dog breed of the year awarded in Colombia in 2002 and 2011 with an adult Pom and with a junior Standard Dachshund. As handler and breeder he has always had the best breeds from the ones he chooses and has had more than 120 international championships, showing just his own dogs. Since 1997 he has been the president of the “Corporación Club Canino de Sabana”, and treasurer and member of the board of the Asociacion Club Canino Colombiano since 2002. Currently he is the President of the judges committee in Colombia, as well as representative and member for the FCI judges commission since 2007. He has been invited to judge in Colombia, Perú, Brasil, Bolivia, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Ecuador, Venezuela, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panamá, México, United States, Canada, Russia, Norway, Luxemburg, France, Portugal, Cyprus, Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, Netherlands, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Philippins, Taiwan, India, Japan, China, Australia and Sicalam 2013 and 2015, Americas and Caribbean Section Show, World Dog Show in 2017.
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