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Ivan Amez

Ivan Amez

Ivan Amez

Spain

I have been working with dogs since 2009, when my wife and I decided to open our own Centre for Dogs in Asturias in the north of Spain.

 

Our goal was to promote Dog Agility in this region of Spain. In the last several years, we have celebrated two Spanish Championships and other important national competitions in this region that have been attended by a lot of competitors. The World Agility Open was held in Asturias in 2013 which I was involved with as well as working in the organisation of the FCI AWC in Spain in 2016.

 

I started to compete in agility with my German Shepherd Charly in 2009 and now I have a Spanish Water dog. However, above all this I love to judge. I enjoy thinking about different paths for the dogs, always bearing in mind the safety as well as the enjoyment for both dogs and handlers.

 

I’ve had the chance to judge some important competitions such as:

Agility Gotor Cup 2013, attended by more than 700 dogs
2014 L´Almozara Dogs Festival
2015 Iberico Open (Spain and Portugal)
Agility Festival in Jersey in 2017 and 2018
The Spanish WAO Try out competition in 2014, 2016 and 2017
I feel very proud to be one of the Judges of the CSJ Agility Open in 2020 and I’m very grateful with the organisation of this great event for giving me again the opportunity to be able to judge in UK