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Judge Name: Rafael de Santiago
Location: Puerto Rico, USA
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Types of Shows: Conformation
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Rafael de Santiago, a renowned name in the world of dogs, has been involved with Kennel Clubs and the FCI for a number of years. Rafael is one of the leading names synonymous with world of show dogs; he has enjoyed a long and highly successful history in dogs which spans over 4 decades. In 1972, in partnership with Roberto Vélez-Picó, founded the world famous RADESA line of Afghan Hounds. This launched them onto international dog show circuit both as exhibitors and breeders. A noteworthy and well-travelled Afghan, with many accolades was Blue Boy do Vale Negro, campaigned by Rafael across the United States, Europe and Latin America. Rafael is an FCPR International All Breed judge, since 1984. He has judged in 6 continents at the most prestigious shows including 20 FCI World Dog Shows, the Supreme FCI Champion of Champions Show in Switzerland , Westminster in New York, the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, the Eukanuba World Challenge to name a few. Traveling worldwide to shows to fulfill judging assignments at least every three weekends out of four, Rafael still finds the time to work in his capacity as the President of Imagen Optima, an Advertising and Public Relations agency in San Juan. Rafael is also President of the Federación Canófila de Puerto Rico (Kennel Club of Puerto Rico). In 1997, he headed up the organizing committee and judged Best in Show at the FCI World Dog Show in home city of San Juan.
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