SANDOVAL, Mr Iván Bogotá,
Iván is a civil engineer and a partner in a construction company. He has been involved in the canine world since 1977 when the first show dog, an Airedale Terrier, was given to him by his parents. After this bitch, with which Colombia won his first championship, he had several more until the year 1994 when he got his first Welsh Terrier, the Ch.Co. VyA.Int. Ledge Rock's Welsh Prince who was a multiple Best in Show winner. He imported a Welsh Terrier, Ch. Co. Ledge Rock's Emma and since then started breeding. After the death of his last Airedale Terrier in 1997, Iván has dedicated himself exclusively to the Welsh Terrier breed. There have been many Group and multiple Best in Show and RU BIS winners since with his dogs. They have had major successes nationally and internationally, both in Specialty Shows and of all breeds. Iván was President of the Colombian Association of Terriers, and is also one of its founding members. He is an active member of the Colombian Association Kennel Club and has served on its board, also an active member of the Welsh Terrier Club of America and the Airedale Terrier Club of America. Iván is licensed to judge all breeds since 2002, and has judged in Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Venezuela, Cuba, Canada, Costa Rica, USA, Argentina and Peru. In October 2008 he had the honor to judge Welsh Terriers in Montgomery County Kennel Club's (USA) Sweepstakes.