Dr. Glenn Friedlander
Dr. Friedlander is an American
of Romanian-Filipino descent. He was raised on a famr in the
Catskill Mountain area of upstate New York. He grew up among
various different breeds of dogs including GSD, Shetland Sheepdogs,
Afghan, Puli, Toy and Miniature Poodles and Lhasa Apso.
In 1979, he moved to the
Phillipines to study Veterinary Medicine (three of his brothers are
Veterinarians in the US), and has since become a permanent resident.
While living in the Philipines, he has owned Shih Tzus, Whippets,
Miniature Pinschers, Dobermans, which has gone on to become on of the
most successful homes in the Philipines - many Grand Champions,
Champions and Specialty Best of Breed winners have carried the Abe's
Ace Prefix including champions in Singapore and India. He has
bred four different PCCI All-Breed Best in Show winners, an
unprecedented total in the history of the Phillipine Canine Club Incorporated.
In 1997, he became the youngest
licensed All Breed Judge in the Phillippines. He is one of six
active All Breed Judges in the country. He is a lifetime member
of the Phillipine Canine Club INc. He served as a director from
1990-1999 and Show Committee Chairman from 1991-1999. It was
during this time that the dog show scene in the Phillipines became
very active (and increase from 1990 of 5 shows to 26 Championship
Point System and the current Dog of the Year system were all
developed under his chairmanship).
To date, the highlights of his
judging career was being selected as the lone Asian representative
(outside of Japan) to the fifteen member revered international judges
panel who judged the prestigious FCI-AKU 50th Anniversary Dog Show of
the Japanese Kennel Club in Tokyo in March, 1999. In October of
2000, he judged the Doberman breed along with other breeds at the
world renowned Bundessieger show in Germany. he judged in
October 2001, a Doberman Specialty in New York. He has judged
in Australia, Germany, South Africa, United States, India, Indonesia,
Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway and througout the Phillipines.
In the future, he is contracted to judge in Japan, Canada, Mexico,
Norway, Sweden, South Africa and Thailand.