Aida Rivera

Rivera Franco, Aída

Aida is born in Bogotá, Colombia and is licenced in education and administration.
She is currently the Headmistress at Clermont Bilingual School in Bogotá and is married to Mr. Juan Alberto Grillo Londoño, who also shares the hobby of breeding pure breed dogs. In 1990, along with her husband, Aida founded the Santana Kennel, which has bred and exhibited around 55 national and international champions.
Their most representative breeds have been: Chinese Crested Dog, Pug, Shit-tzu, Standard Dachshund, Beagle, Pomeranian, Shiba-Inu, Color and White Bull Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier, Fila Brasilero, Napolitan and Basset Hound With their Pomeranian “Grafenhorst Diamond Chip”, they received the Best National Dog award in the Ranking on 2002, with 15 Best in Show and in 2011 with an adult Pom and with a junior Standard Dachshund. She proudly owns the first adult and junior dogs in the Ranking 2011.

Aida is the co-founder of the “Sabana Kennel Club” in Bogotá on 1997, and worked as vice-president, secretary and show director. She currently works as show director and head of the public relations committee. She is also an active member of the main Kennel Club in Colombia (Asociación Club Canino Colombiano). She is the representative from Colombia at the FCI Show Commissions since 2007 and also works in the Colombian Kennel Association as member of the public relations committee with the general organization of the Americas and Caribbean dog show in Bogotá, march 2016 and with the general workshops and education for new judges, handlers and children. Aida is one of the members of the disciplinary committee of the Colombian Kennel Club.

She has been invited to judge many all breed and groups specialties in Colombia and all general breed shows in Argentina, Uruguay, Ecuador, Brasil, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Perú, Chile, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Venezuela, United States of America, Sicalam 2016 in Lima-Perú, Mexico, Canada, Russia, Luxemburg, Lithuania, Latvia, Netherlands, Portugal, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland, Hungary, France, Italy, Spain, Croatia, San Marino, Bosnia, Philipines, India, China and Taiwan. She was judging in the World Dog Show in Amsterdam 2018, and also at the European Dog Show in Budapest 2021 and Herning (Denmark) on 2023. Lately she is importing American and European multi champion dogs of breeds not very common in Colombia to introduce those in the shows.


Chinese Crested Dog, Miniature Schnauzer, peper and salt

FCI Number

183a, 288

FCI Group

2, 9


2023.08.26, 2023.08.27


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