Mr. Luis Pinto Teixeira
Miguel Teixeira, of Lisbon, Portugal, is one of his country's leading dog fanciers. He is a breeder-owner-exhibitor of Boxers, Cocker Spaniels, Dachshunds, German Shepherd Dogs, Golden Retrievers, and Irish Setters.
Mr. Teixeira was approved to judge by the Portuguese Kennel Club and FCI in 1975, and became an all-breed judge 1985. He has judged in 65 countries on five continents, some 700 dog shows in all. Highlights include World Dog Shows, in chronological order, at Madrid, Valencia, Bern, Brussels, Vienna/Budapest, Milan, Oporto, Amsterdam, Dortmund, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Poznan; and Contest of Champions competitions in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Italy, Switzerland, Croatia, Spain, Belgium, Hungary, and South Africa.
A civil engineer by profession, Mr. Teixeira has been a member of the Portuguese Kennel Club since 1968. He has served the club as chairman and vice president/judges’ committee president.