|Judge Name:||Eric Liebes|
|Types of Shows:||Conformation|
|Type of Breeds|
|Eric's first two dogs were a Komondor and an Ibizan Hound. The Komondor still shares the breed's AKC All-Breed Best In Show record. The Ibizan Hound finished his championship and was one of the first CDX titled Ibizan's.
In the '80's Eric branched out to many Sighthound breeds and also tried his hand at obedience and performance competition. During the 1980's, based out of Denver, he finished championships on dogs of numerous breeds in the family and for others, and placed regularly in the Hound, Working and Herding groups throughout the Rocky Mountain area. He also achieved 7 Komondor National Specialty wins, 10 all-breed Bests-In-Show and finished CD's on five Komondors, two Ibizan Hounds and a Tibetan Terrier.
Eric's first Ibizan Hound was acquired in 1981. By 1994 he had bred a Dual Champion, multiple Best-in-Field, Pedigree Award, and National Specialty winning dog and several other Dual Champions. Eric is still active as an exhibitor and breeder. He has a 7 year old Ibizan Hound and a 5 year old Komondor. Each of these dogs have been Select at their Nationals. With Joan he has shown, bred and finished Samoyeds, including 3 with specialty wins and group placements.
Eric was first approved to judge by the AKC in 1992. His first breed approvals were Ibizans, Greyhounds, and Komondors. He is now approved to judge all Sporting, Hound, Working and Herding breeds, Misc., Junior Showmanship, and BIS. He has judged in Australia, Canada, China, Sweden, Ireland, and Mexico as well as for AKC. He continues to study and learn more about all of the breeds. Eric has had the honor of judging the National Specialty for Greyhounds, Ibizan Hounds,Kuvasz, Samoyeds and Standard Schnauzers. His goal is to bring a breeder's eye to his judging every time he judges, especially at these important specialties.
Eric is a breed mentor in Komondors, Samoyeds, Greyhounds, Ibizan Hounds and Pulis. He is currently the Judge's Education Coordinator for the Ibizan Hound Club of the United States. Eric and his wife Joan live outside of Colorado Springs with 7 dogs and 2 horses. Eric is retired from his career as a Research Geophysicist for Chevron.
|Dog Name||GCh Distaff Black Bart|
|Owner||Krista MacPherson and Patrick Balazs|
|Breed||Staffordshire Bull Terrier|
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