For over 25 years, Andres Aportela, a DEA Narcotic Certified Instructor, has been training dogs in the sport of Schutzhund, with many graduates placing in the top ten in all 3 phases, specifically in tracking.
Andres is the president and master trainer for the North Jersey Schutzhund and Police Association. The club maintains approximately 20 members and titles between 20 to 30 dogs per year. Most club members qualify and compete in regional and national events every year. More that 80% of our members score in the high 90's in all phases. He has achieved the Schutzhund USA sports medal in master gold, gold, silver, and bronze.
I like to give all of my respect and gratitute to Edgar Kaltenbach for his great teaching and training methods and his top quality of dogs. Thank you again.
ANDRE'S COMPETITION DOGS
2010 results for Andres Aportela and Benga Aus Kingston Village were as follows. Benga was the 2010 AWDF FH Champion and the 2010 vice champion for the New England Regional FH Championship. She was also the high tracking dog with a score of 99 points in the New England Regional Championship qualifiying her for the FCI 2011 FH World Championship to be held in Croatia. This makes Benga the highest scoring FH dog for 2010.
Andres’ FH Championship results include: 2007 New England FH Championship, 3rd place with Franka Vom Wallerhorst; 2008 North American FH Championship, vice champion with Franka; 2009 Working Dog FH Championship, 1st place with Franka, 3rd place with Ghandi Vom Kassler Kreuz (imported/trained by Andres Aportela, handled by student Daniel Trevino), and 4th place with Benga; 2009 AWDF FH Championship, 1st place with Ghandi Vom Kassler Kreuz (handled by student Daniel Trevino); 2009 AWDF FH Championship, 5th place with Franka; and 2010 AWDF FH Championship, 1st place with Benga.
Andres has qualified 5 times for the FH world championship; 3 times with Franka, and one time each with Benga and Ghandi (handled by student Daniel Trevino). Franka has made history as a top scoring female representing the United States in FH world championships.
"I would like to thank all the members of our club for their support, and our helpers Kumiko Matsuo and Brian Hendricks. And, many thanks and respect to my mentor Edgar Kaltenbach." Andres Aportela