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Taborda, Maria Amelia

Breed(s):
All Portuguese breeds, and some of FCI Group 2 .

How long have you been a UKC judge?
It is the first time I will be honoured to judge in USA.

Are you a breeder / how long have you been breeding dogs?
Yes, for about 20 years.

How long have you been involved with dogs? (Conformation/Performance)
All my life I have had dogs. My father had German Shepherds but I, by myself, have only been involved for about 20 years.

In 100 words or less, how did you become involved with dogs? Conformation/Performance events)
At 17 I found a breed I didn’t know in Portugal and I dreamed for – Bernese Mountain Dog. Near the age of 40 I had the opportunity to share my life with some BMD’s and also with my husband’s newfies. Retired of my work, I began this adventure – to breed, to show, and more than that to select the best I could.