MORAN, Mr Tony Waterford,
FCI:Terriers, Spitz and Primitive types, Companion and Toy Dogs
Tony Moran was born 17th March 1967. He got his first dog at the age of 7 years - a Pembroke Welsh Corgi. This was followed later by a Pyrenees Mountain Dog in 1978. This was to be the first dog to be shown. In 1981, the first Tibetan Spaniel made an appearance Crookfields Too Pi Jai. He was an English import and was joined in early 1984 by Amichiri Chang Tru. This pair were to be the nucleus of the foundation at the Avigdor Tibetan Spaniel Kennel. The first litter was born in September 1985 and produced two Champions, Irish Champion Avigdor Sophia and Irish Champion Avigdor Sebastian. The rest is history. His success at Breed Championship shows is unsurpassed. To date he has won 15 Best in Shows and 12 Res Best in Shows. No other kennel in Ireland can claim this level of achievement. They also have won many top awards under knowledgeable breed specialists. His best-known Tibbie is probably GB & IR CH. Avigdor Jarrod. In 2003 Chihuahua's joined Avigdor, and in 2005 Griffon Belge were added, plus Tony co-owns a Japanese Chin. In 2007, the first Belge litter was born, under the Castafiore affix and they kept a male Belge and a black Petit Brabancon female. Vincent has judged many Specialty Shows around the world and is a popular judge. Appointments in 2009 included Sweden, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Finland and the UK.