FILIPPINI, Mr Enrique Jorge Buenos Aires,
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1946. He started his canine activity in the Argentine dog clubs 30 years ago. His experience in purebred dogs began with the breeding and exhibition of Boxers, followed by Miniature Pinschers, Borzois and Italian Greyhounds. He achieved many high honors with his Miniature Pinschers in South America and Europe. His kennel produced Best in Show and numerous champions in different breeds. He later introduced more breeds into his kennel for breeding and exhibition - Afghan Hounds, English Cocker Spaniels, Dobermans, Chihuahuas (both varieties), Fox Terriers (Wire and Smooth), Salukis, Maltese, Chow Chows, Yorkshire Terriers, Chinese Shar-Pei's and Shih Tzu's, with which he obtained great success. Several of his "Alba's Imperial" Kennel Shih Tzu's won Best of Breed and Best Dog of the Year. Qualified "Best Breeder" and "Best Exhibitor" of all breeds in 1979, 1980, 1984 and 1989, becoming the first breeder to obtain such honors four times in his country. He is also breeding Miniature Schnauzers. Began his career as a judge with the Toy Group in 1984; an all-breed judge in 1988. He is also a Specialist Judge of the following breeds: Poodles (all varieties), Chihuahuas (both varieties), Dalmatians, Shih Tzu, Kuvasz and Afghan Hounds. Mr. Filippini is one of the most experienced judges in his country, and he has judged at International, National, Regional and Specialty shows. He is approved to judge all breeds, all Groups and Best in Show. Judged in Brazil, Paraguay, Portugal, Uruguay, Belgium. Chile, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Italy, Australia, Canada, Israel, Russian, Japan, Peru, Netherlands, Finland, Spain, Switzerland, New Zealand, England and the United States. Highlights include the World Dog Show (Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1993); the Swiss World Dog Show (Berna, 1994) and the World Dog Show (Vienna, Budapest 1996), the American Championship Dog Show (Costa Rica, 1996) and the Toy Group at 2005 Eukanuba National.