was in the company of dogs from early childhood. His father had American
Pit Bull Terriers and Dogue de Bordeaux. It is difficult to say how long
he has been breeding dogs, because he assisted his father and bred
litters as far back as he can remember. He has always had the deepest
love for the Bull dog type. He has been involved with American
Staffordshire Terriers since 1997, when he purchased his first dog
“Darth Vader”. His interest became very strong within the breed and he
began collecting photographs, results, and magazines on the breed. He
bred his first litter in 2006 under the prefix “SKYWALKERAMSTAFFS”
kennel and has been successfully campaigning and judging the breed
An FCI international judge of :
whole II FCI group (Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss
Mountain and Cattledogs),
whole III FCI group (Terriers),
whole V FCI group (Spitz and Primitive Types),
whole VIII FCI group (Retrievers ,Flushing Dogs,Water Dogs),
whole IX FCI group (Companion and Toy Dog) ,and
whole X FCI group (Sighthounds),
Damir is also the President of the Kennel Club Rusanda for all dog breeds
and organizer of many national dog shows and special shows.He is one of
the founders, general directors of well-known Turkish terrier club show
,named Bosphoprus Terrier Club Show in Istanbul. He is also the member
of steering committee of Kennel Federation of Serbia .
Damir is the author of 4 books about American Staffordshire Terriers. He
wrote several Annual (Champion) books about champions from Serbia, and
was co-author of Amstaff catalogue in Serbia , and most importantly,
Damir Markov wrote the first book about Amstaffs in 2008, by the name
Staffordshire Terriers - book about origin, history, breeding ,
socializations, and other.
He is also the author of the All Dog Breeds for judges issued by the
Kennel Federation of Serbia, and haswritten publications in magazines
about pets. As a judge, he has judged at many big clubs, special, and
international show in Australia, Poland , Germany, France, Holland,
Russia, Serbia , Turkey, Belgium, Austria ,Spain ,Bosnia ,Slovenia, USA
,Hawaii , Sweden , Italy , Indonesia , etc.
His kennel, SKYWALKERAMSTAFF has produced many champions and grand
champions , international champions in FCI. He has earned BIS, BISS,
awards, and REPRODUCTION CHAMPION for his female, which is officially
awarded Amstaff female of Serbia. She has produced, 13 Champion
offspring dogs, with 4 different males. Most importantly, Damir is very
proud because he breeds only health litters, genetically strong,
selected bloodlines, and only, and exclusively ATAXIA CLEAR litters, as
all his dogs are only ATAXIA CLEAR.
has held several seminars worldwide, approved by Kennel federation of
organizers, organized by American Staffordshire Terrier clubs, with
different themes such as: Amstaff standard and comment of standard,
Amstaff Origin and History, FCI terms and regulates, breeding and
socialization of Amstaff , Handling Master Class , American Bully
Standard and more.
His path into the ABKC Damir started with his mentor, Susan Fedorsha, ABKC
senior judge. In 2016, he completed the apprenticeship and became
international ABKC Judge. In the same year , with his wife Maja Markov
(co-owner of Skywalkeramstaff kennel ) founded and officially registered
ABKC Serbian Club, and became Vice President of the club.
In 2016 he is publish
and new book abouth American Bully by the name " American Bully Standard
and Comment on Standard.