World Dog Shows Shanghai 2019

30th April 2019 - 3rd May 2019

Roberto Velez-Pico (PRI)

Roberto has been actively involved in world of dogs for over four decades, becoming an FCI all breed judge in 1985. He holds numerous official positions including Executive Director of the Federación Canófila de Puerto Rico, and member of the FCI Show and Judges Commission. He was the nominated FCI official delegate at the World Dog Show in Mexico in 1999 & 2007, and at the section shows for the Americas and El Caribe for Peru 2002 and Costa Rica 2004. Additionally he was appointed as FCI observer for the World Dog Show in Mexico 2007 and Las Americas and El Caribe section show 2006 in Colombia, 2014 in Costa Rica and Guatemala 2017.

Extensive international judging assignments have taken him around the world, officiating in many countries including at FCI World Shows in Peru, Argentina, Poland, Mexico, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Germany, France, Hungary, Finland and Italy. He has enjoyed other notable assignments in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Australia, Ireland, Brazil, Bolivia, Canada, Russia, Spain, Gibraltar, France, Slovakia, USA, Chile, Venezuela, Guatemala, Argentina, Panamá, Costa Rica, Colombia, Croatia, Slovenia, Iceland, New Zealand, Turkey, Cyprus, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Thailand, China, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Egypt, India and Moldova among others.

Prior to concentrating on his judging and official roles he was an accomplished breeder and exhibitor. Roberto gained Champion Status, and was most famously known, for the many Afghans he bred and exhibited under the kennel prefix, “RADESA”. Over the years he has also bred and exhibited with great success Briards, Whippets, Scottish Deerhounds and Lakeland Terriers.

In his daily working role as the Chief Financial Officer of Imagen Optima, an advertising and public relations agency in Puerto Rico.