Dipl. Ing. Jana Štefancova SKJ - FCI approved International dog show judge
Qualified to judge:
Group 2: Pincher and Schnauzer - Molossoid breeds - Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs and other breeds:
Appenzeller Sennenhund (Appenzell Cattle Dog)
Berner Sennenhund (Bernese Mountain Dog)
Entlebucher Sennenhund (Entlebuch Cattle Dog)
Grosser Schweizer Sennenhund (Great Swiss Mountain Dog)
The FCI Judge Education:
The education as a judge has taken over 6 years as one has to show success as a breeder, exhibitor and be active in the breed club. In addition one has to be interviewed and tested by experienced judges, approved by the breed club, go through weekends of schooling about anatomy, genetics, dog´s physiology, etc. Then you are ready to function as a student judge. You have to function as a student judge for 6-9 shows our breeds (depending on the amount of entered dogs of your breeds), under three different judges who teach you and give you grades. You must also work three times as the chief of the ring and three times as a writer of the judgements. If you've gotten this far, you will receive an "Aspirant"-status. As the last procedure is passing of the practical - judging and theoretical tests. If you pass this process, the Board of Kennel Club has to approve the candidate as the National and later the FCI Judge. I started to be the SKJ - FCI judge on April 1st, 2006.
Until today, I am still the specialist for all 4 Swiss Mountain Dog breeds - the International FCI Judge.
Some shows I was intived to judge the Appenzeller, Bernese, Entlebcuehr or Greater Swissy :
I have judged SMD on many International and National dogs shows, including the Club Shows and National Specialities in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Austria, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, France and Switzerland ... and this autum I will judge first time Berneses in Denmark.
2006 October 14, 2006 - Velky Meder
National Specialty 2006 - Slovakia
Judging: Bernese Females - all classes, Appenzeller - all classes, Bernese - BOB, together with Mr. Jan Gajewski BIS
May 12th, 2007 - Zarybnicna Lhota National Specialty in Czech Republic
2007 Invitations to juge: September 2007, Warszawa - Club Show in Poland (Best in Show judging), invitation by The Polisch Club for Molossoid breeds
September 2007 , Warszawa - National CAC show in Warszawa, Poland