Show Dog Judges Profiles


, Mrs Agnes Nevada,



    Hexastar Avalon

Born in Budapest, Hungary, this lady was raised and educated in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she lived until her recent marriage to an American citizen. She and Dennis Bergher now live in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dog experiences began in earnest in 1976 with Boxers and Hexastar Kennel. Agnes was the owner of 7 American Champions, numerous Brazilian and International Champions, Top Producers, BIS and BISS winners. Two sons, both of whom are veterinarians (Drs. Jean and Daniel Buchwald - now both living in the USA), joined their mother in the love of this breed. Daniel is a professional handler, as well, and has shown the No. 1 record breaking female Smooth Fox Terrier of all time in the US. About 1980 was the year when she began her career as a FCICBKC judge. She began with the Working Group and just five years later qualified as an all-rounder. Agnes has judged many shows throughout Brazil and in most South American countries, Australia, New Zealand, and in the USA. She considered it a special highlight to be invited by the American Boxer Club to preside at their National Specialty, having been the first South American judge to be so honoured. Always taking an active role in canine affairs, she has had a dynamic career, and one with many responsibilities and leadership positions. She has been President of the Boxer Club of Sao Paulo, President of the Boxer Club do Brazil, Vice-President of the CBKC Specialty Clubs. She was the first woman to be appointed to the position of President of the Kennel Clube Paulista, and she is a life-time Counsellor for this group. As an author, Agnes has been in print in many Brazilian magazines and other foreign publications. She is currently a contributor to Dog News, in the States. Her topic has been "Very Important Dog People".