ALLAN-GIBSON, Mr David Madrid,
David started in dogs whilst still living in the UK in 1974, with Afghan Hounds. He moved to Spain in the late 70's and has since bred and shown Afghan Hounds, Poodles (Miniature & Standard), Saluki, and Whippets. He has judged at most of the important European International shows, including Winners Shows and World Shows. David was acting Secretary for the Spanish Yorkshire Terrier Club for over 18 years, and has bred many champions in this breed. He retired from that post in 2006. As well as being licensed to judge FCI Groups 9 & 10, David also awards Green Stars in Ireland and CC's in the UK. David and his partner Javier Blanco (also an FCI judge) have bred and or owned more than 200 champions in several countries with over 100 BIS awards and too many Group 1st's to mention. They have had the great honour to have bred and owned some of Spain's top winning exhibits, having been the only kennel ever to have won BIS & RU BIS at the same Madrid International show, also another Runner Up, and having won BIS twice at the Lisbon International with their Afghan Hound and their Shih-Tzu. They have also won BIS at International, National, and Club Specialty level with all the breeds they have ever bred, this in itself is a great accomplishment. Their Black Mini Poodle CH. Night Gambler of Shikarah's is still to this day the Top winning Poodle ever with 17 BIS awards to his credit and their Shih-Tzu CH. Aspen Asian Dandylion is still unbeaten to this day as Spain's all time BIS winner in the breed with 14 BIS wins. He is still active as a breeder of Salukis, Poodles and Whippets, now owning only the one Afghan Hound.