VÉLEZ-PICÓ, Mr Roberto San Juan,
Roberto has been active in dogs since 1975, Executive Director of the Federación Canófila de Puerto Rico, and member of the Show and Judges Commission of the FCI. Under the kennel name, "Radesa", Roberto with Rafael de Santiago bred Afghan Hounds, Briards, Whippets, Scottish Deerhounds and Lakeland Terriers. He has achieved Championship status for many of his Afghans. Licensed to judge all breeds since 1985. Has judged all over the world, including FCI World Dog Shows at Peru, Mexico, Portugal, Puerto Rico and Germany. Judged the first International FCI Dog Show in China in 2006. Other important assignments include judging in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Australia, Ireland, Brazil, Canada, Russia, Ukraine, Spain, Gibraltar, France, Slovakia, USA, Chile, Venezuela, Guatemala, Argentina, Panamá, Costa Rica and Colombia among many other countries. Enjoys judging working and utility groups. Achieved for Puerto Rico the holding of the World Dog Show in 1997, event that brought delegates from 65 countries world wide and 5000 dogs on four days of shows, an event that received recognition by the New York Chamber of Commerce as the Cultural Event of 1997-98. FCI official delegate for the World Dog Show in Mexico 1999, section shows for the Americas and El Caribe for Peru 2002 and Costa Rica 2004. Appointed as FCI delegate for the World Dog Show in Mexico 2007 and Las Americas and El Caribe section 2006 in Colombia. He is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Imagen Optima, a local advertising and public relations agency in the island. Has successfully worked with important clients, such as Digital Equipment Corporation, Ray Ban Sunglasses, Danosa, among many others.