I got my first dog, an English Springer Spaniel in 1989 and I have been deeply involved with everything concerning dogs ever since then. I won the search and rescue championship in Slovakia with this Springer and also tried agility. My first show dog was an American Cocker Spaniel just two years later. Didn't have much success with him, but fell in love with this breed so much that I breed and show them till the presen time. Under my prefix LAYTON in very limited breeding. I have bred 42 champions, including 25 International Champions, several all-breed Best in Show winners and World Show Best of Breed. I have also bred one litter of Dobermanns out of my beloved bitch Petra z Tomky with which I also actively worked.
I started judging in 2002. My first breed was, of course, the American Cocker Spaniel. Since then I am approved to judge over 70 other breeds and I have been honoured to judge in more than 30 countries, including European shows and World Shows.
I like judging also the Junior Handling competition, as I very much appreciate the devotion of the young people to the dog World. I had been a part of organizing team of the oldes international dog show in Slovakia for serveral years and enjoyged devoting my time to this interesting work. At many shows, not only in Slovakia, I have acted as the main ring spreaker, which gives me so much experience in looking at the dogs closely, but also studying the diffrent breeds in detail, a I like doing a lot of preparation work prior to the job.
Breed I am licensed to judge:
FCI1 - Berger de Brie,
FCI 2 Dobermann, Black Terrier, Pinscher, Miniature Pinscher, Schnauzers, English Bulldog,
FCI 5 Akita, American Akita, Alaskan Malamute, Siberian Husky, Shiba, Samoyed, Geman Spitz,
FCI 8 GROUP JUDGE,
FCI 9 GROUP JUDGE
FCI non recognized - all breeds. Junior Handling and Best in Show.
Countries I have judged in: Slavakia, Czech, Slovenia, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Serbia, latvia, Lithuania, Italy, Montenegro, Russia, Cyprus, Belgium, Ukraine, Poland, Estonia, Sweden, Hungary, Spain, United Kingdom, Portugal, Netherlands, Germany, Indonesia, Macedonia and Norway.