O'BRIEN, Mr Vincent
FCI:Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs), Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid Breeds - Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs, Terriers, Spitz and Primitive types, Pointing Dogs, Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs
Vincent first got involved with Dobermanns in 1970 forming Vincenza Kennels. He bred and made up a number of champions in the breed. Vincent first began judging in 1980 under IKC rules. In 1990 he became founder president of the Standard Schnauzer Club of Ireland. In 1991 he became the first person to make up the first Irish Standard Schnauzer Champion. Over the years Vincent has been involved in many breed clubs, Championship shows and also being a member of the Irish Kennel Club top Irish show. To date, he has judged in more than twenty different countries around the world, with his last show being in U.S.A. He had the honour of judging Best In Show in August 2008. Judged in Australia in 2006. Vincent is passed under FCI Rules to Judge the Following Groups. All of Groups 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8. 60% of group 9 and 50% of group 6, and 10.