I am Michčle BIDAULT and I am a French
specialist judge for Belgian Shepherd Dog.
I started breeding them in 1975 in a family way (no more than two or three bitches home and one litter every two years).
In France, I used to be responsible of the west area with Dr Surget, then member of the directing committee of the club, finally judge in 2009.
I am judging in France Specialties and regional shows as well as the National every year. I am also judging abroad in Spain, Italy,
Australia, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic and…. Finland where I am so happy to come again.
I am very careful in my judging to select
real Shepherd dogs with size, strength and excellent temperament.
I always see them as being able to work with sheep or to track and run in the snow which means resistant dogs.
I also take much attention to the head qualities which give its specificity to the breed, according to the standard:
triangular ears, black almond expressive eyes, chiselling and parallel lines. I am very fond of subjects which match strength and elegance with proudness.
live in Cornwall England and for the last 13 years have owned Chatmar Pet Hotel
a pension licensed for 100 dogs.
I am on the UK's Commission for Inter Variety Breeding in Belgian Shepherds. I have been a Judge at Championship and
International level for 12 years and am
qualified to judge all 4 varieties. I have judged
the Belgian Shepherd speciality shows in
Germany, Norway, Belgium, Australia, Denmark, Finland, Holland, Hungary
and USA as well as Championship Shows in the UK and Europe.
I started the
Chatmar Kennel back in
1991 and for 5 years only owned males.
In 1996 I purchased my first female and since then have bred 9 litters.
I currently own 2
Tervueren females, a Groenendael female and a Groenendael male. Over the last 27 years I
have spent a lot of my time visiting
the Speciality shows around the world studying the pedigrees of the dogs and their offspring with the aim of improving my breeding program.
I have imported dogs
from Sweden, Holland and Belgium and exported dogs to Sweden, Belgium, France,
Australia and the USA.
I believe there
is nothing more beautiful than
a Belgian Shepherd who has elegance and style, with the proud carriage of head
typical Belgian expression, who flows effortlessly around the ring. I also
believe in beauty and brains and have bred
3 Swedish Wildtracking Champions and recently my first American Champion.
I am looking
forward to judging your speciality, hope that in my critique you will recognise
and that everyone has a successful and enjoyable day.
My name is Hana Pisarčíková, I am 41 years old, married, mother of a 3-year-old son and we live in a small village called Blešno in the Czech Republic.
My first Belgian shepherd dog – Tervueren bitch Ariana
Rudolfovská skála - came to me in February 1990. Although I was a child,
I arranged everything about purchasing of my first dog myself. And also all the care led on me. Two years later I bought first Groenendael –
Lana’s Hof, the first black female imported to CZ from Western Europe. The
world of Belgians definitely caught me.
Later I had up to 9 Belgians at home, but with arrival of my son, I had to lower the number of dogs and activities with them. Nowadays I have four Belgian shepherds
in my home – one Groenendael and three Tervuerens. Three of them are veterans with age between 11 to 13 years. I also own one last Havanese, aged 14 yrs.
A lot of co-owned dogs live with my friends, who relish the same philosophy of breeding.
In breeding I am trying to breed for the good family
& working character and health as first, but also a standard look is
I do not like extremes in any way, so even in my pure working line litter I put attention on good looks and sociable character and
even in my pure showline litter I put attention on good working drive. I am often going against the stream. Not always one is successful in creating dogs
by my own vision, of course.Dogs bred by us live in many different countries in Europe, America, Africa and Asia.
I have bred many successful dogs, both the show
(multiple champion titles from many countries including Belgium and France,
selection of beauty CZ, HU, France, Netherland, FCI World winners and winners of the Belgians World shows) and the working
(top level IPO, Herding, Obedience, Agility, Tracking, Working Champions and Working Club Champions, participants of the National and World championships).
Since 2005, I was approved to judge Belgian Shepherds,
since 2008 I have the status of an international judge. I have judged at many
shows in Europe,
include Club and Specialty shows in Germany, Italy, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, UK, Belgium, France, Poland, the Netherlands.
I have judged twice on FMBB World Belgian show and once at Nationale d’Elevage in France. I was also honoured to judge Specialty show in Australia.
At the moment I am approved to judge also Shipperkes and Australian shepherds.
As a judge I evaluate the entire dog, so beautiful head will never outweigh a
lousy skeleton or character, hence I like to touch a dog to make sure
what is hidden under the coat.I also emphasize the excellent movement of a shepherd dog and cheerful and lively nature. I like to explain to owners
what I like or don´t like on their dogs. I prefer rather “classic” type of dogs with excellent head structure and head planes, strong body and well developed chest.
My love for the breed began 1984 when I was 13
and got my first Belgian, a Tervuren male that I competed in obedience and made
OTCH. I also showed him
at a breed specialty 1985 and he was BIS-2 under judge M R Bodeaux whose father had the famous l'Infernal kennel. I was overwhelmed not only by the result
but also this judge precision when judging and the detailed critiques compared to all-breed shows, I was so hooked and my respect for the breed's origin
and its standard that I decided I wanted to be a judge myself. Perhaps naive for my age but it sowed that first seed. I acquired a bitch and had my first litter in 1988
with my kennel prefix Eternity. I followed through with my ambition to judge and got my licence in 1996. I have had the honor to judge several specialties
all over the world since then, and Finland is one of my favorite countries to judge in, where I also during many years have held breed presentation and
training for aspiring Finnish judges.
breeding has since start been continuously and also
including Groenendael. In 1998 my wife Karin joined the
kennel, we never compromised in breeding
for correct breed type as we interpret it and as result bred top winning dogs in many countries. I'm looking forward to having the honor again judging
the major Finnish specialty and see your dogs.