HOMEM DE MELLO, Mr José
KENNEL:Dos Sete Moinhos
FCI:Dachshunds, Scenthounds and Related Breeds, Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs, Sighthounds
José Homem de Mello, was born in Lisbon on the 24th of May 1953, is married and lives in Carnaxide, a small village near Lisbon. His parents have always bred dogs, so he was born and had always lived with them. He and his wife Teresa always loved dogs, and breed Basset Hounds since 1984 with the "dos Sete Moinhos" affix at their house in Carnaxide where José lives since he was born. José's Basset Hounds are based on European and American lines as he imported several dogs from the United States in the 80th During these 25 years the Bassets bred by him won the following tittles: -33 Portuguese Champions, 17 Spanish Ch., 2 French Ch., 1 Italian Ch., 2 Finish Ch., 1 Danish Ch., 9 Gibraltar Ch., 4 Luxemburg Ch., 2 Swedish Ch., 1 English Ch., 1 Puerto Rico Ch., 1 Mexican Ch., 5 Brazilian Ch., 1 Indian Ch., 6 International Ch., 2 Mediterranean Winner, 4 European Winners, and 9 World Winners. -98 Best in Shows, 58 Reserve BIS and 317 Best of FCI Group 6, obtained in Portugal and other countries. Four of José's most prestigious prizes were the Best In Show at the 1995 World Show held in Brussels, with "Ch. Humphrey dos Sete Moinhos", the Collare D'Oro 2001 in Milan and Best In Show at the 2003 Helsinki Winner Show with "Ch. Come and Get Me dos Sete Moinhos" that was also, Top Dog of the Year All Breeds 2003 in Denmark. At the moment he owns 18 Bassets and they all live at home, at the ground floor, so they can socialize which, on his opinion, is very important for them. José is fluent in Portuguese, English, French, and Spanish, and is licenced to judge FCI Groups 4, 6, 8, 10, plus Alaskan Malamute, Pomeranian, Portuguese Podengo, Samoyed, Siberian Husky, Shiba Inu, Ibizan Hound, German Spitz (Klein), and German Spitz (Mittel) .