DE SANTIAGO, Prof Rafael San Juan,
Rafael has enjoyed a long association with the world of dogs, spanning more than 4 decades. He is an FCI Executive Committee member currently serving as FCI Treasurer, formerly a highly successful ownerbreederexhibitor and FCI all breed judge since 1984., President of the Federación Canófila de Puerto Rico and member of the Standard Commission of the F.C.I. until 1999. Under his kennel name, "Radesa", Rafael, with Roberto Velez-Pico has bred Afghan Hounds, Briards, Scottish Deerhounds and Lakeland Terriers. Achieved Championships status for many of his bred Afghans. Licensed to judge all breeds since 1984. Has judged all over the world, including FCI World Dog Shows in Peru, Netherlands, Belgium, Mexico, Israel, Switzerland, Austria, Puerto Rico, Finland, Italy, Portugal, Germany, Brazil and Argentina. Judged the first International FCI Dog Show in China in 2006. Other important assignments include judging Best in Show at Milan International, Italy 1991. Judged "Dog of The Year" at Portugal; Collare de Oro, Italy; The Supreme FCI Championship 1997; Westminster Kennel Club in New York, 1995; Denmark, Australia, Ireland, Brazil, Canada, Russia, Spain, Gibraltar, France, USA, Chile, Venezuela, Guatemala, Finland, Ukraine, Argentina, Panama, Uruguay, Japan, Slovakia and Colombia among many other countries. The Hound and Gundog groups breeds have been a constant in his judging carrier. As President of Imagen Optima, an Advertising and Public Relations firm based in San Juan, has developed corporate campaigns for global clients, such as Bausch & Lomb, Danosa, Abbott Laboratories, Marshalls, AT&T and Puerto Rican Cement Company.