Dr. Niksa R. Lemo

DR. NIKSA R. LEMO of Zagreb, Croatia is an FCI international judge, who has judged both national and international dog shows, as well as numerous breed specialties, on six continents. He first was licensed to judge Doberman Pinschers in January 1992 and is now licensed to judge all breeds, groups and Best in Show. Dr. Lemo breeds Miniature Schnauzers. He has also owned, co-owned, bred and shown Dobermans, Pugs, Standard Schnauzers, German Shorthair Pointers, Tibetan Mastiffs and Tibetan Spaniels. Dr. Lemo is a tenured university professor and a board-certified veterinary dermatologist (DiplECVD). He conducts seminars for student judges, judges, and breeders and has also been an invited speaker at numerous world club breed conferences. With respect to scientific interests, his master thesis was on hip dysplasia in dogs (specifically the Tornjak) and his doctorate covered genetic population studies in dogs. He is also a co-author of an article on the evolution of Dalmatians and their relation to other canine breeds. This is his first Westminster assignment.