SILVA, Mr Luiz Fernando Ribas Curitiba,
Luiz Fernando Ribas Silva was born in the south of Brazil in the capital of Parana State, Curtiba. He became a specialist Dobermann judge by CBKCFCI in 1982, when he was only 19 years old. This made him the youngest judge to graduate in the country. Twenty years later in 2002 he became an All Breeds judge. During this period he judged over 30 Dobermann Specialist shows in all regions of Brazil and several in Buenos Aires (Argentina). In 2000 he judged the Dobermann Festival in Sydney, Australia, and the Annual Specialty of Los Angeles Dobermann Pinscher Club in 2002. In 2004 he judged the lst National Specialty Show held in India, the first Dobermann Specialty of the Azteca Dobermann Club in Mexico, the annual Specialty of the Dobermann Club of Western Australia and the commemorative speciality of the 40th anniversary of Dobermann Club of Victoria in Melbourne. Over the last few years he has judged at all breed shows in Brazil as well as the show circuits in the United States, Canada, Australia, Mexico, South Korea, India and Argentina. Luiz was the only Brazilian judge who had the biggest number of judging assignments in the country and abroad last year. He started his Dobermann breeding when he was just 11 years old, under the suffix of Charleston, and even with an average of just one litter a year, he bred over 100 champions in Brazil and abroad in 15 different countries, some of them are champions in the United States, Canada and Japan. Dogs bred by him have already won more than 200 all breed Best in Shows and Specialties in several continents, and most of those awards have been acquired as breederhandler. Dogs from his breeding also won Brazilian National Rankings and became all breed number one dogs in Brazil for many years. Along with his wife Evelyne (also a specialist Dobermann conformation judge), Luiz was awarded as Dobermann Top Breeder of the Year in Brazil by national and specialty rankings 13 times in the last 15 years according to Brazilian Official National Breeder Ranking, including in 2004.