About me:

President of the Clube Português de Canicultura since 1985.

Member of the FCI General Commitee1987/1999 and 2013/2022

Member of the FCI Executive Commitee and Treasurer of the FCI 1995/1999 and 2013/2017. 

Vice President of FCI 2017/ 2019.

Gold Member of the VDH (Baron Von Gilgismedallion 2008).

Vice President of the FCI Judges Comitee2010/2014.


President of the Mediterranean Cynological Union



Honorary Life  Member of the FCI since 2011


President of the Sighthound Club of Portugal , Portuguese Water Dog Club of Portugal, and  Pointer Club of Portugal,. Honorary Member of the Portuguese Boxer Club, Portuguese Rottweiler Club, Portuguese Dachshund Club. Portuguese PodengoClub of America, Portuguese Water Dog Club of America, Patron of the Portuguese Water Dog Club of Great Britain

All Round Judge  of the FCI since 1983, recognized to judge at championship level by the A.K.C., K.C. of UK, and C.K.C. and A.N.K.C. of Australia.

Has judged all breeds in all countries of Europe, North America, Canada,Asia , Africa and Australia, 

She has judged 12 times at Cruft's Dog Show including the Hound Group  in 2015. Has judged BIS in many countries of the world  .Has judged  twice at EukanubaWorld Challenge and at most World Dog Shows over the past 25 years 

Has judged at several FCI Section in the 3 main Sections (Europe, Asia & Americas)

Has been a successfull breeder  under VALE NEGRO name since 1963 , having bred German Shepherds (1963), Afghans & Salukis (1967), Mini Dachshunds (1978), Whippets, Italian Greyhounds & Pointers (1983), Port. Water Dogs (1983), Podengos (1990).Pekingese (1980) Japanese Chins (1998) Transmontano Mastiff (2005.) She has produced over 200 Champions in all these breeds, including multi champions, international, World Winners and European Winners. Still breeding quality Podengo Pequenos.

As an author she has contributed  to many books and magazines in dog related matters and has written 3 books, namely The Portuguese Water Dog ( 2 editions) , the Portuguese Podengo vizualized standard, The Portuguese Water Dog in History and the Transmontano Mastiff.


José Homem de Mello

José Homem de Mello

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