|Judge Name:||John Constantine-Amodei|
|Types of Shows:||Conformation|
|Type of Breeds||Boston Terrier,Griffon (Brussels),Schnauzer (Miniature)|
|John first became involved in dogs when he was a teenager in the 1970's, working several dogs through to their Obedience titles. In 1979, John purchased his first Miniature Schnauzer. During the 1980's he apprenticed under Schnauzer handlers Sue Baines and Jackie Hicks (Irrenhaus). During that time, he developed his Schnauzer line based on the Irrenhaus dogs. John developed his Brussels Griffon line based on a black smooth French import combined with the American Norkus, Canadian Lorricbrook and UK Marquant lines. John became involved in Boston Terriers through his husband, Lloyd Amodei and has been enthusiastically breeding and exhibiting Bostons since then.
While maintaining a full-time job, John has been breeding Schnauzers and Brussels Griffons for over 35 years. Over those years, he bred over 125 champions, including group and Best in Show winners and handled over 150 champions. He bred the top Miniature Schnauzer in United Kingdom in 2003 and the first duel USA/United Kingdom Champion. He has judged the American Brussels Griffon Association National Specialty. and the American Miniature Schnauzer Club's National Specialty twice. John has judged many regional specialties in the USA and National Specialties in Japan, China, Finland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Canada, Denmark and Argentina. He is presently approved to judge the Terrier Group, the Working Group, Toy Group and Non-Sporting Group, as well as Best in Show.
John has served as the President of the American Miniature Schnauzer Club from 2005 until 2013. Previously, he served as Vice President for five years and had been a Board Member for over 15 years, as well as assuming many committee positions over the years. He is currently the Judge’s Education Coordinator. John is also a member of the Montgomery County Kennel Club. He is a founding member and President of the Liberty Brussels Griffon Club. He is a member of the Boston Terrier Club of America, the Tri-Angle Boston Terrier club, as well as several Kennel Clubs, including Hatboro Dog Club and Penn Treaty Kennel Club for which he has served as Show Chairman.
|Dog Name||GCh Blackrystal Rhinestone Cowgirl|
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