DR. ERIC LIEBES of Peyton, Colorado first acquired a Komondor and an Ibizan Hound. The Komondor still shares the breed’s AKC all-breed best in show record. The Ibizan Hound finished his championship and was one of the first CDX obedience titled dogs in the breed. Starting in the 1980’s, Dr. Liebes achieved a number of best of breed wins at Westminster, seven Komondor National Specialty wins, and 10 Bests-In-Show wins. He is still active as an exhibitor and breeder of Komondors and Samoyeds and has bred and shown Samoyeds, including three with specialty wins and group placements.
Dr. Liebes was first approved to judge by the AKC in 1992. He is now approved to judge all Sporting, Hound, Working and Herding groups, Junior Showmanship and Best in Show. He has judged in Australia, Canada, China, Sweden, Ireland, and Mexico. This is his first judging assignment at Westminster.