I have been a Poodle Judge
since September 2002. Until 2005 I was only allowed to judge
Poodles in Germany and after that also in other countries.
In 2006 I judged in Austria,
and Russia for the first time.
It is very interesting to judge Poodles in different
countries. Where else do you have a first hand chance to see
and touch Poodles in different sizes and colours? It makes me
very happy when I am allowed to judge beautiful Poodles.
Where are my priorities in
Absolute priority is movement,
carriage or posture, temperament and character. The movement
of Poodles should be correct from the start, light and
effortless with a good balance. The neck should have a nice
length and the head should be proudly carried high. He must
have a strong presence, and be friendly, trustful and
attentive. There is nothing more beautiful than when a Poodle
reveals with his posture and his expression that the world is
Each dog is individual and not
perfect. As a judge I have to make the decision how much I
can accept the degree of imperfection.