Show Dog Judges Profiles


, Mr Carlos Madrid,



    Del Zarzoso
  • FCI:

    All Breeds

Carlos has been in dogs all his life. When he was young, he showed for other people and finished dogs in every single group, winning his first BIS at the age of 17 with a Great Dane. Later, he bred Long-Haired Dachshunds, with six generations of home-bred Champions. In 1976, Carlos started in Standard Poodles and, over the years, came to breed the four sizes, with Champions and BIS winners in all of them. He's very proud of the fact that dogs of his have been influential sires in different countries, some of them having also been all-breed Dogs of the Year in such diverse places as Argentina, Finland, Mexico, Chile, etc. One of the things he is most proud of is that, thanks to his first U.K. export, Ch. Del Zarzoso Palomo at Namkia, the Standard Poodle Club changed the class "any other colour than black" to "any other colour than black or white", due to the high quality of his white offspring. Over the years, he has finished champions and had top winning dogs in different breeds, including Maltese, Bichon Fris´┐Ż, Miniature Schnauzer, Pekingese and American Cocker Spaniels. He has been judging internationally on a regular basis for more than 30 years and has had assignments all over the world.