Peter Berchtold - National Specialty Conformation


Beginner Puppy (BPUP) 4-6 Months and National Specialty Conformation: 

Known as a connoisseur of the Gundog breeds, Peter has followed up his education with all breeds within Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) being approved as an All-Breed International Judge.

Peter is judging Spinone Italiano since 2006. He obtained his first judging license for Retrievers in 1998. Besides FCI he is also awarding CCs in the UK for Spinone Italiano. Bullmastiff, Irish Red Setter and Labrador Retriever.

Having judged Spinoni all over Europe including Russia & South Africa on International Dogs Shows and National Breed Specialties, Peter regards it as an honor to have judged as first ever Non-Italian at the “RADUNO DEL TRIENNALE 2017” of the “Club Italiano Spinone” in Tuscany, Italy.

As an administrator, Peter’s involvement has been on various boards at national and international level such as Co-founder and President of the Junge Hundefreunde Austria (Junior Handling Club) or as 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.

Born in 1966 in Vienna, Austria, his family has always had dogs with his parents initially breeding Dobermanns and Flat Coated Retrievers from 1994 to present day.

Peter had two litters in Spinone Italiano under the ‘Waterfairies’ prefix. He made up several Champions in Show & Work at home & abroad. Currently owning two Spinone Italiano bitches, Peter trains his dogs to become reliable hunting companions on Dummies & Game. Living so close to Italy has a huge impact on Peter´s education, development & involvement in Spinone Italiano. Apart from hunting they do Mantrailing with great ambition & Obedience Work.

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.



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