Igor Selimovic

As a breeder

He was born in 1963 and living all his life near Zagreb - a centre of dog world in Croatia. Being an addict to active and sport life he started his kennel IGGY BOX in 1987. He chose boxers for "his" breed as he was particularly interested in working dogs. He bred more than 15 litters and also worked with all of his dogs. The turning point in his breeding came when he turned to Italian breeder Alessandro Tanoni (DEL COLLE DELL' INFINITO KENNEL) whose dogs he much admired for superb heads, for advice and support. In more than fifteen years of active breeding and working with dogs he raised numerous champions and owned many famous boxers.

As a Judge

He became a dog show judge in 1992. Starting with molosses, adding shepherds, he is today an all round judge for all of the FCI groups, but he is proud to consider himself a specialist for boxers - his own breed that he breeds, loves and fully understands.

During his judging career he judged at important all breeds championship shows and specialities all over Europe as in Italy, Belgium, Israel, Russia, Gibraltar, Spain, Portugal, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland, Serbia and Montenegro, Romania, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Finland, Sweden, Cyprus, Latvia, Germany, Ukraina, Estonia, Indonesia and Australia.

In December 2003 he became an all round judge - one of the youngest ones in the world.

As he worked a lot with dogs he also became a judge for working trials in obedience - IPO.

Other Engagements

He has performed various functions in the Croatian Kennel Club, being active in numerous Committees. For the last eight years has was the General Secretary, and now he has been elected a vice President of the Croatian Kennel Club . He is an active member of the organizing committee for all major shows in Croatia.

His profession is graphic design and he runs a graphic enterprise IGGY-ART (pre-press studio). He is the author of three books about dogs. For two years he is publishing a monthly dog magazine - the only one in Croatia, where, besides being a publisher, he is also engaged as a photo reporter.

''Haeven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in''
Mark Twain