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Pia Adlešič

Judge CV

I have been a huge lover of dogs and animals since childhood. As far back as I can remember, all my childhood dreams were connected to dogs, and I was happiest when I got my first dog, a Maltese named Kaj, at the age of ten. Soon after, I entered the world of dog shows and started competing in junior handling competitions. I also actively worked for different handlers, where I learned and deepened my knowledge on preparing and showing dogs for competitions. I actively engaged in cynology, participating in various dog sports, attending shows, and so on. In 2002, I received recognition from the Kennel Club of Slovenia as the Young Cynologist of the Year.

In 2005, I represented Slovenia in Junior Handling at Crufts, competing with a Maltese, and won. The following year, 2006, I represented Slovenia at Crufts again with a standard poodle and placed among the top 10 participants.

I continued actively showing dogs of various breeds, gaining much experience in grooming and show preparation. During this time, I also registered my kennel of Chinese Crested Dogs and bred my first litter in 2008. I traveled extensively around the world, visiting many countries and experiencing beautiful moments, all thanks to dogs. I lived in Italy for a few years, where I deepened my knowledge in different terrier breeds regarding grooming, breeding, and showing. I attended numerous dog grooming competitions, dog shows, and workshops worldwide (USA, Spain, France, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, and many others). I opened my grooming shop a few years ago in Slovenia and have been continuing my dog journey since then.