I was "in" dogs all my life, but started showing my own Basset Hounds in 1980. In the mid 80's I acquired my first Whippets and with these I started my own kennel name with the prefix "Pizons". Later on, I also owned Italian Greyhound, Greyhound, one Borzoi and several Chihuahuas.
I became a judge in 1999, starting, of course, with Group 10.
Having lived many many years with my husband's Portuguese Podengos, I finally capitulated and fell in love with the Pequeno smooth variety. I started breeding this variety under my own kennel name in 2005.
I have been involved in several breed clubs, and I was a member of the Show Comitee of the Portuguese Kennel Club for many years. Nowadays I belong to the Technical Comitee of the Portuguese Podengo Club, and in this capacity, I have held seminars for judges in several countries.
I have also judged in many countries and continents but it is a great honour to be invited to judge at the World Dog Show 2018 organized by the Dutch Kennel Club.