Show Dog Judges Profiles


, Mr Johan




Johan Kieser is based just outside of Cape Town from where he runs the small but successful "Tortuga" Boxer Kennel. This kennel is based on predominately British and American Bloodlines and has produced numerous Champions, seven of which won All Breeds and Speciality Best in Shows on 41 occasions. Ch Tortuga Rebel Rowser, with 17 BIS awards and the sire of 10 Champions to date, one being the current breed record holder Ch Wardrea Gunn Smoke at Tortuga (apt exc). Gunner was the #1 Working Dog and #3 All Breeds during 2002 & 2003. Tortuga is the only Boxer kennel in South Africa that features regularly in the Top 10 All Breed Show Dog competition. Johan obtained his licence for the Working & Herding Groups during 1987 and has since judged in Australia, Ireland, Indonesia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and extensively in all parts of South Africa. He judged the Cotswold Boxer Club Specialty in the UK during 1999 as well as the South Island Boxer and Rottweiler Specialties in New Zealand during November 2001. He is also a regular visitor to prestigious shows such as Crufts, Westminster and the ABC. He was nominated to judge the ABC National in 2004. He has served on the Committee of the Western Province Boxer Club for the past 28 years being Chairman for 10 years. He has also served as an executive member on the Federal Council of the South African Kennel Union as well as a member of the Disciplinary Committee for 8 years. He is presently Chairman of the Breede River Valley All Breeds Kennel Club and Vice Chairman of the Western Province Provincial Council.