MR. SERGIO SCARPELLINI of Gazzaniga, Italy began his involvement in the sport in 1990 with his wife Maura. They started breeding and showing Labrador Retrievers with the prefix Dukeland. They have shown dogs all over the world and finished champions in Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Croatia, and Brazil. They have also earned European and World champion titles on their dogs. With their Labrador Retriever, Dukeland Over The Top, they had the pleasure and the honor of winning the Open Bitch class at the Crufts Dog Show in England.
Mr. Scarpellini is an international FCI judge. He has judged many national and international dog shows and many breed specialties. He has been invited to judge throughout Europe. In 2016, he had the honor of judging The Labrador Retriever Club of Potomac’s specialty show in America. This is his first judging assignment at Westminster.