Lukasz Kozlarek, Poland
My adventure with dogs and cynology started in the middle 90s when, fascinated with Rottweilers, I bought a pup of this breed. He taught me how to responsibly raise and take care of a canine through all stages of his growth from a puppy to an adult dog. I gained a lot of knowledge and patience essential in taming a dog of such a demanding nature.
In 1997 my attention was drawn to bull type terriers and a year later I got a first standard Bull Terrier – a white brindle female. Together we achieved memorable first successes in local dog shows.
I got my first Staffordshire Bull Terrier brindle female called Tosia in 2000. She was the offspring of black-brindle Takilla’s Trival Pursuit, imported from Great Britain, and a red-white Dosia Haliszum. Tosia has been with me for 16 years and I will always remember her as the dog that started my fascination with Staffordshire Bull Terriers.
In the following years Staffords joined my household. Their intelligence, unique nature and temperament convinced me to start my own kennel. As my experience with the breed grew I decided to import some of these wonderful dogs from their homeland. The trips to the shows and matings became more frequent and further away. Throughout the last 19 years I have bred 17 Staffordshire Bull Terriers with Champion titles (5 International champions, Junior European Winner 2005 - Day & Night Berserker and Crufts CC Winner 2010 – Fear Of The Dark Berserker) under BERSERKER affix. Apart from that our dogs gained European Winner 2018, Polish Top Stafford 2011, Polish Top Stafford 2012 & Top Terrier Bull Type 2012 and Polish Top Stafford 2016 & Top Terrier Bull Type 2016.
Taking exams to become a dog show judge in 3rd section of III FCI group under Polish Kennel Club was a natural consequence of following my passion & fascination with bull type terriers. Since 2016 I am Polish Kennel Club / FCI Judge.
All the best and see you at dog shows.
Helen Wall, England
I was born into the breed of Staffordshire Bull Terriers in 1975. Now 43 years later between myself and my father we have been successful and owned and breed 6 Champions, Ch Goldwyn Leading Star, Ch Goldwyn Lucky Star, Ch Quest For Fame, Ch My Girl, Ch Jupiter’s Destiney and CH Goldwyn Our Kid. I have been showing over 33 years and I have judged the breed for over 22 years. I have judged many UK shows and also overseas at all levels. I feel honoured and privileged to be invited to judge at your show.
Jane Serafimov, Makedonia
Jane Serafimov was born 1984 in Skopje, capital city of Republic of Macedonia, where he still lives. Lover of Terriers, breeder of American Staffordshire Terriers and owner of kennel Argeadi. Actively taking part in organisation of many dog shows in the Republic of Macedonia, also he is one of the organisers of annual national speciality show for American Staffordshire Terriers. He judge all breeds from II, III, IV, VIII and IX FCI groups. Has judged many national and international dog shows and also speciality shows for American Staffordshire Terrier, German Hunting Terrier, Small breeds, Doberman and Great Dane in his country and abroad. He judged in more then 15 different countries.
He speaks English, Russian and Serbian.
Olaf Verhorevoort, Netherland
My name is Olaf Verhorevoort from the Netherlands, breeder of American Staffordshire Terriers under the prefix Carmichael's. My first hobby or passion was MX ( motorcross ) So my kennelname is choosen afther the famous MX driver Ricky Carmichael, one of the best drivers ever.
In 1993 I bought my first amstaf ( Ox Bomber grandson ). The breeder asked me to show this puppy, but I told him that I was not intrested in showing dogs, than he kept asking me and I told him to do him an favor and show him ones. We ended up in finishing him in three countries and from that time it seems I was addicted.
In 1996 I imported my second amstaf ( White Rock Chaskras El Diego ) from Dick Pascoe and I finished him also easily in several countries. When Diego was asked to stud a top winning bitch in Europe we decided to ask pick of the litter, so we got a very nice brindle bitch named "Cj"
In 2004 we try to breed our first litter with "CJ" and we flew overseas with her and bred to White Rock Charlie Horse, but saddly mother died with all her pups.
In 2007 the first litter was born in our kennel and since than we breed one or two litters a year.
We did have many highlights in our breeding program as youth worldwinner 2012, european youthwinner 2016, Worldwinner 2018, Best amstaf in Netherlands 2012-2013-2014-2015-2016-2017-2018, multiple BISS in different countries, more than 65 National & International titles, multiple groupwins, 7 x BIS and Best in Show at Top Dog of the Year Show Holland 2016.
Right now we have 4 dogs in our home and several dogs are co-owned with friends.
In 2001 I visited for the first time the National & Regional Speciality in the USA and I never missed any of them anymore.
Since 2007 we compete there as well with our own bred dogs and are proud to got some very nice results there with our un-cropped dogs between mostly all cropped dogs.
I am happy that I got the chance to meet, talk and learned with several influenced breeders in this breed, and I am still so young to learn more and more.
In march 2018 I passed my amstaf excam and the kennel club approved me one month later to be an officieel FCI judge for my own breed.
In the future I try to become a judge for some more breeds, especially for the bull breeds.