CANS President Marie-France Prayal with 2015 Judging Panel
Jean-Jacques Dupas - France
An experienced and respected FCI Judge Mr. Dupas has been an owner and handler of Afghans, Berger des Pyrenees and Shih Tzu. He has exhibited his dogs in France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Italy, Portugal and many other countries of Europe.

Mr. Dupas has held many positions of importance in the French canine world, such as Secretary of French Kennel Club in Paris; President of Club St Hubert du Nord (Kennel Club for the north of France); President of the Club du Caniche de France; Committee Member of Club Francais De L'eurasier ; President of the Afghan and Saluki French Club; President of the Greyhound French Club; Secretary of the Pyrenean Shepherd Dog and Pyrenean Mountain Dog French Club.

He has judged in France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Great Britain, Ireland, USA, Poland, Finland, Sweden, Canada, Portugal, and Slovenia.   Courtesy of DogJudges.Info





Norman Deschuymere – Belgium
Norman Deschuymere - Belgium FCI JudgeNorman received his first dog in 1968, it was a grey Poodle of the name "Quarter Of Tellot.
In 1972 he became a member of the Defence Dog Club which was near him and he was the General Secretary up to 2003. During this same time he got a Belgian Shepherd Malinois named "YIF" with whom he competed in many competitions for "defence and country dogs".
In 1972 the club wanted to organize their first exposition of different purebred dogs of the 1st and 2nd groups and it was at that time that he became interested in long haired Belgian Shepherds, more specifically the " Groenendael". It was during this exposition that he had the occasion to meet Mr. G. Tanghe who knew that he was interested in breeding and recommended Schipperkes from Belgium who were at that time a little neglected in their country. In 1975 Norman requested the kennel name de la Quièvre from the Royal Society of Saint Hubert and since that time has raised many champions in both Belgians and Schipperkes around the world.
Since 1978 he has been the Secretary and then President of the Royal Belgian Shepherd club up to 1991 at which time he became the President of the Royal Union Club of Belgian Shepherds until 1995.
In 1981 he put forward his candidacy for judging with the Royal Union Cynologique Saint Hubert and has since judged in Europe, USA, Argentina & Australia. Norman is the President of the Assembly of Delegates of the Royal Union Cynologique Saint Hubert , Vice-President of the Commission of Judges Qualifications, President of the Belgian Club for English Dwarf Spaniels, Pekingese and Japanese Chins, Vice-President of the Bouvier Club, member of the Royal Breeding Commission of the Schipperke Club, Canine Club, Chihuahua Club, Bichon Club, Spaniel Club, Pekingese Club, Japanese Chin Club & Siberian Husky Club. Member of the Royal Belgian Terrier Club, and Belgian Association of Cairn Terriers.
He is also a Belgium delegate of F.C.I. Judges commission & Exposition commission of F.C.I. Norman judges 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 & 10 F.C.I. Groups, plus English Pointer, Irish Red Setter, Drotzörü Magyar Vizsla, Lagotto Romagnolo, Rovidzörü Magyar Vizsla, Weimaraner (kh & lh) from FCI Group 7, and is a specialist judge for Schipperke and Dalmatians.  Courtesy of DogJudges.Info



Johannes Schepers - Netherlands
As long as I can remember we always had dogs in the house, so I came automatically in touch with dog-breeders and dog-exhibitors.

Then I worked in a very big kennel with around 125 dogs of different breeds, but mostly small Poodles, there I learned to clip them properly for Shows, also hand-trimming Terriërs, Schnauzers etc.

I showed more than 50 Poodle Champions, 2 Giant Schnauzer Ch, 1 Lakeland Ch, 1 Smooth Fox Ch.

When I did my first exam to become a Judge it was of course for Poodles in 1981, so this year I am 50 years full time in dogs and 33 years as a Judge.

Did a lot of examinations and since a few years I am a Int. All-Round Judge of the F.C.I.

Now I am travelling all over the world to Judge on shows, and like it very much.   I am looking forward to come to Halifax, my first invitation in Canada.




John Muldoon - Ireland

I am an FCI All-Breed International Judge and have judged in most European Countries,Australia and Canada.

I serve as Show Manager of an All-Breed Championship Show and represent Schnauzers on The Irish Kennel Club Council.

My involvement with Show Dogs for nearly 40 years, having owned and bred many Champions under the Windfall Prefix.

Our breeds include, Schnauzers, Rottweilers, Samoyeds, Spitz, Bichon Frise, and Yorkshire Terriers.