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JUDGES’ BIOGRAPHIES 2019

JEFFERY BAZELL, USA

Jeffery Bazell has been active in AKC events since the age of nine. His first champion was an imported English Pekingese that his father brought over for him as a birthday gift. Jeff has bred many champions in Schipperkes, Chow Chows, Newfoundlands and Brussels Griffons and has finished champions in all seven groups under the St John kennel prefix. His interest in sighthounds evolved into finishing several Kingsmark Greyhounds and campaigning them successfully across the U.S. He and his partner, Jeff Kestner, have been very active in Brussels Griffons for many years. They’ve campaigned Griffons around the world and most family groups contain some St Johns blood. Jeff and Jeff are raising their grandkids and they are quite active in the dog game as well, making them the fifth generation involved in purebred dogs.

MICHAEL CANALIZO, USA

Mr. Canalizo of Mill Neck, NY has spent many years as a breeder, owner, professional handler, and judge. His first exposure to the purebred dog came in 1961 with his family’s first Afghan Hound Babu Bamn of Grandeur, who’s first litter was sired by the 1957 Westminster Best in Show winner, Int. Ch. Shirkhan of Grandeur.

Mr. Canalizo was the breeder, owner and/or handler of the two Afghan Hounds that remain the number one and two top winning Hounds of all time. He has won two Top Owner Handler Awards and six Quaker Oats Awards. Collectively he piloted over 100 Afghan Hounds to their championships, had over 300 all-breed Best in Shows and nearly 1,000 Hound group awards. He is currently approved to judge Best in Show, the Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding groups plus several breeds in the Sporting and Working groups.

Mr. Canalizo’s credentials include developing and presenting dog-related educational seminars worldwide, feature writing, and working as a contributing editor for numerous national and international publications. He has officiated at events in 28 countries to date. The 2019 Westminster Kennel Club dog show will mark his 54th year of attendance. This will be his first judging assignment at Westminster, following in his mother’s footsteps, a past WKC judge herself.

BILL DEVILLENEUVE, NY, USA

I began as a breeder-owner-handler in the early 1970’s with my Scottish Terriers. I have whelped 20+ litters and shown 20+ Scotties to their AKC championships. I was the top Scottie owner-handler in the US with two different dogs in the 80’s and 90’s. In 2006 I owned the #1 Scottie bitch (#2 overall), a multi group, multi BIS, and multi BISS winner; CH. Wychwood Wyndola of Duff-De; shown by Bergit Kabel. I have also bred and owned several other multi group and BISS winners as well as the top producing Scottie brood bitch 20 years ago.

Although my judging schedule has forced me to cut back on breeding and limited my available time for showing, I am staying somewhat active and have produced two litters in the last 5 years. Two boys in the first litter were sold and owner handled to their AKC championships, and two girls from the recent litter 2 ½ years ago have also finished their championships. In fact, I kept one of the girls and returned to the show ring as an exhibitor for the first time in almost 7 years and finished “Hannah” myself. It was exciting and challenging to show once again and be in the ring on the other side of the lead. I have just bred my girl and hope to have a litter of puppies on the ground in early May.

With regard to judging, I was first approved for Scottish Terriers in 1983 and completed approval for the Terrier Group in 1991. Since then, I have been approved to judge the Toy Group and then completed approval for the Working Group in 2010. More recently, I have been approved for 8 provisional breeds, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Beagles, Whippets, Scottish Deerhounds, Pharaoh Hounds, PBGVs, Bulldogs, and Lowchen. I have judged a Scottish Terrier specialty in Scotland and the national specialty in the US along with many regional specialties in the US and Canada. My judging travels have also taken me to Sweden, Mexico, Dominican Republic, almost every province in Canada, and most of the states across the US.

I truly enjoy judging and have fun doing it. I also try to make it an enjoyable experience for the exhibitors, their dogs, and the spectators too.

JOS (GEORGES) DE CUYPER, BELGIUM

Member of K.M.S.H. (Belgian Kennel Club) since 1978
Breeding Retrievers: Goldens since 1978
Flatcoated since 1982
Nova Scotia since 1989
Bred several Belgian and International Champions
4x World Winner with Nova Scotia Duck Tolling (4 generations)

No more breeding since I became a judge

Member of the examination-commission Judges (K.K.U.S.H.) since 1989
Judge since 1999 (started with Flatcoated Retriever)
Training on a regular base judges on Dog-genetics
Nutrition
Microbiology
Anatomy + Physiology

Judged many times in Belgium and abroad (for example: Brussels Dog Show, Colombia, Oporto, St.-Petersburg, Prague, Nitra, Budapest, Dublin, Douai, Anger, Agen, Paris, Vilnius, Imatra, Moscow, Herning, Helsinki, Israel, Luxembourg, Eindhoven, Maastricht, Amsterdam, Cagliari, Echt, Riga, Zagreb, Split, Tartu, China, Mongolia, World Dog Show Stockholm, European Show Budapest, London Champion of Champions, Barcelona, Lisbon, Bejing, Bogota, Italie, European Dog Show Leeuwarden, Hangzou , Gangzou, Leiden, Groningen , European Dog Show Brussels, Bosnie¨- Herzigovina, Montenegro, Seoul Korea, Australia, World Dog Show Amsterdam, Limoges, Amiens

President of the Belgian Flatcoated Retriever Club
President of the Scientific Committee K.K.U.S.H.
President of the BDDC ( Belgische Duitse Doggen Club )
President of Honor in different Clubs

Member of the Belgian Kennel Club Board (K.K.U.S.H.) since 1999

From 2013 Best in Show Judge

MICHAEL J. DOUGHERTY, USA

Michael J. Dougherty started with his family in purebred dogs in 1961, acquiring his first Whippet in 1963. By 1974 he was approved by the American Kennel Club for a limited handler’s license, attaining all-breed status in 1977 – teaming with his father, Jack Dougherty. While concentrating on handling he also bred and owned, with his family, Miniature Schnauzers, Smooth Fox Terriers, and Keeshonden, as well as Whippets. As a professional handler, he guided the careers of many top winning dogs, including Best in Show winning Whippets and Bichon Frise. His handling focused mainly on breeds in the Hound, Terrier, Non Sporting, and Toy Groups, but also included many breeds in the other three groups.

A graduate of United States International University, Dougherty has been in the public relations and publishing industry for 40 years. He has represented and worked with such luminaries as Gore Vidal, Maya Angelou, Joseph Wambaugh, Tom Wolfe, Robert Ludlum, Larry King, Donald Trump, Dick Morris, Sidney Sheldon, Judith Krantz, James Clavell, Christopher Isherwood, Richard Reeves, Nancy Reagan, Doris Day, M. Scott Peck, William Manchester, Dick Cavett, Timothy Leary, Irwin Shaw, Arianna Huffington, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Howard Fast, Studs Terkel, Frankie Laine, Josh Logan, Dick Cavett, Ken Follett, Michael Crichton, Rex Reed, Dr. Robert Atkins, Michael Murphy, Ben Stein, and Alvin Toffler, among others.

From 1981 through late 1989 he directed his own Beverly Hills-based public relations firm. From 1989 through 1992 he held the position of Executive Director of Publicity for the book publishing company, Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc. From September 1992 through mid-1997 he headed his reestablished independent public relations firm. From mid-1997 through the end of 2002 he was the Director of Marketing/Sales/Publicity at Renaissance Media/Audio Renaissance, a Los Angeles-based book and audiobook publishing company. Presently he heads Dougherty & Associates Public Relations, an independent PR and marketing agency.

In 1985 Dougherty retired from professional handling to pursue a dog judging avocation, again following in his father’s footsteps. He is currently approved by the AKC to judge Best in Show, the Hound Group, the Terrier Group, Manchester Terriers (Toy), Bichon Frises, Boston Terriers, Dalmatians, French Bulldogs, Keeshonden, Lhasa Apsos, Poodles, and Tibetan Terriers, plus Miscellaneous Classes and Junior Showmanship. He has judged at shows across the nation such as Westminster (7 times, including Best in Show in 2013), Montgomery County (4 times, including Best in Show in 2007), Morris & Essex, AKC/Eukanuba, Westchester, Bucks County, Eastern, Ladies, Philadelphia, Chicago International, Atlanta, Maryland, Detroit, Beverly Hills, Great Western Terrier, and Santa Barbara. His international judging assignments have taken him to Australia, Taiwan, Colombia, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Finland, Canada, Mexico, and Japan.

He and his wife Michelle, a fine artist and bonsai artist, reside in western North Carolina.

ROBERT D. ENNIS, USA

Mr. Ennis resides in Blasdell, New York and is a retired elementary school teacher. He has dedicated his lifetime to the sport of purebred dogs. As a child he grew up with an American Cocker Spaniel and it is this breed that he has continually owned and exhibited for over 50 years.

Throughout his devotion to the sport of purebred dogs, Mr. Ennis has maintained an active membership in both national and local dog clubs and served in many capacities. He is a life member of the American Spaniel Club and for many years served as the Judges Education Coordinator. Currently, he is chairman of the standard committee. Mr. Ennis is also on the Board of Directors for the American Dog Show Judges, Inc. He is currently the Director of Education and chairman for the annual judges institute in Louisville, KY. In his local area, he is president of the Niagara Cocker Spaniel Club and vice-president of the Kennel Club of Buffalo.

Mr. Ennis' judging career began in 1993. Since that time he has been privileged to judge in most of the 50 US states as well as Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Currently, he is approved to judge all Sporting, Toy and Non-Sporting breeds as well as some Hound and some Working breeds, Best in Show and Junior Showmanship. He is eagerly looking forward to his judging assignment at Erie Shores Kennel Club.

DONNA FRACIS, USA

I have been involved with the world of pure-bred dogs for decades as a breeder, owner, professional handler and judge. As a Siberian Husky breeder, I bred a National Specialty winner and numerous champions. In Pembroke Welsh Corgis, we (Elfwish) have finished over 60 champions. In Dandie Dinmont Terriers, we have won at all levels here and abroad, including a Group 2 at Crufts!

As an AKC judge, I currently judge the Herding Group, several hounds, working breeds and terriers, as well as Best in Show. I have also judged abroad in New Zealand, Australia, N. Ireland and England, China and Russia.

DR. STEVEN D. HERMAN, USA

The sign in my office reads “Full Time Dog Man-Part Time Attorney”. I started in dogs in 1980, just a couple of years after beginning my practice. Picking my first German Shorthaired Pointer puppy, at ten weeks of age, I did a pretty good job. Rommel was a top ten dog, along with being my versatile dog—doing obedience and NAVHDA. I have remained active and successful in this breed. My bitch was Best of Breed at Westminster in 2010 and she went on to be the top producing dam for 2011. Her son garnered my first All Breed Best In Show with a German Shorthaired Pointer, in 2013. He was top producing sire for 2013 and 2014.

With my first Wife, I exhibited Afghan Hounds for many years. Then, I did some showing and breeding of English Cocker Spaniels and Golden Retrievers. However, my next big venture was with Pointers. Since 1990, I have been involved with this breed. Owning and breeding many Group and Best In Show winners. Most have had their hunting titles, too. One Best In Show bitch also was the top Field Trial puppy, a previous year.

Acquiring a German Wirehaired Pointer bitch in 1995, I campaigned her to the top ten. A bitch from her litter was shown by me to the top ten, three years in a row. During this time, I also owned a Miniature Wirehaired Dachshund.

My experience with the three Pointer breeds led me to present a comparison seminar about them. I now judge the entire Sporting Group, Best In Show and a number of Hounds. I have officiated at the German Shorthaired and Wirehaired Pointer, Pointer Club of Canada and Golden Retriever Nationals. My Wife and I live with, show and hunt a GSP in Wesley Chapel, Florida. I co-own a number of other GSPs, that allow me to remain active in conformation, breeding, hunt tests and field trials.

We collect dog art and travel to Cruft’s regularly. I have judged in Colombia, Canada and Sweden.

NELSON HUBER, USA

I have raised Norwegian Elkhounds from 1967 till around 1995. Have bred and shown 3 BIS Elkhounds. I was a All Breed professional handler for 12 years. I first received my Judges license in 1980. I have also raised a couple of litters of Bassets, Beagles, Dobermans, Malamutes. Showed a Cesky Terrier who was the number one Cesky in the US for 4 straight years, and number one in Canada for 1 or 2 years. I judge all the Working and Hound groups, BIS, and Juniors. I have enough experience to apply for the Herding group, but have declined to do as I enough assignments to suite me with the 2 groups I already have.

PETER KING, AUSTRALIA

Like many people in the Canine world, Peter’s association with purebred dogs can be traced back to his families association with Irish Setters, Standard Poodles and Dachshunds many years ago.

After establishing a career in aviation, Peter returned to purebred dogs in the early 1990’s and established a small, yet highly successful kennel, breeding under the Greysouthen prefix.

Concentrating on Gundogs and in particular Retrievers & Weimaraners, his Greysouthen Kennel has produced numerous Australian & International, Grand & Supreme Champions amongst them MBISS Aust. Grand Ch: Greysouthen Kings Legend ET QC TD, a multiple All Breeds Best in Show and Royal Show winner, a prolific sire, an accomplished Field, Tracking and Endurance dog and arguably one of the finest all-round Weimaraners bred in Australia in the last 25 years.

Along the way, Peter has exhibited, handled or titled a number of other Gundog breeds, including Curly Coat, Golden, Labrador, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, & Tollers, Cockers, GSPs, English Pointers, Springers, Setters and Continental Gundogs. He also has an interest in Dalmatians, Great Danes, British Bulldogs & Standard Poodles.

In recent years, along with his love of Weimaraners, Peter has concentrated on Flat Coat Retrievers and his current dogs are ranked as the top Flat Coats in Australia.

For Peter, the progression to judging was a natural step. He has earned a solid reputation judging at All Breeds and Specialty Shows across most States of Australia, both islands of New Zealand & around South East Asia. He is a regular visitor to the Pacific region, and to FCI CACIB events in Europe, Scandinavia and The Baltics. He is readily acknowledged for his friendliness, his keen eye for a quality dog, especially youngsters, his depth of knowledge of Gundog breeds, their form, function and inherent qualities.

In 2016 Peter was honored with judging the New Zealand Weimaraner National Show and attracted the largest entry of Weimaraners ever seen in that country. He has judged numerous Specialty Shows covering a variety of Gundog (Sporting Group) and Non-Sporting breeds in Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Italy, The Benelux countries and The Baltics

Peter is a Specialist Judge, fully approved to award Championships and judge Best in Show for all Gundog breeds (FCI 7 & 8) as well as all Non-Sporting Group, well over 60 breeds in total. He is also approved to judge Toys at Open Show level as well as Handler Classes.

Outside of the show ring, Peter’s interests include Tracking, Endurance, Field Retrieving and rough shooting during the winter season. He is past President of the Weimaraner Club of Queensland and is currently President of the Northern Gundog Society of NSW and Show Manager for the United Retriever Club.
Peter serves on the Executive of several leading Canine organizations & committees in Australia and is a highly experienced Ring Steward, Royal Show Official and commentator at the prestigious Sydney Royal Show (the largest dog show in the Southern Hemisphere).

Peter lectures and mentors on various breeds for Judges Training in several States, is a regular contributor to number of canine publications and magazines around the world and is a popular guest on radio and television where he provides specialist commentary on a variety of Gundog breeds.

He is a very keen traveller and has been a licensed Pilot for over 40 years.

GEORGE KOSTOPOULOS,GREECE

George Kostopoulos, was born in 1964 in Athens, Greece. From an early age his main interest was dogs. Although he graduated from the University of Athens with a degree in Political Science, this interest led him to England and then to U.S.A. in order to widen his knowledge of dogs.

While in England, he worked for boarding and breeding/show kennels (with Great Danes, Cockers, Am. Cockers & Pekingeses), regularly attending dog shows as exhibitor, ring steward and later judge (Open Shows). Simultaneously, taking a course run by the Canine Studies Institute, he studied the subjects of breeding, showing and judging, gaining the General Certificate of Canine Studies in 1988.

In U.S.A he specialized in professional dog training at the National K-9 School of Dog Trainers in Colombus, Ohio and in 1989 he graduated with the Master Trainer Certificate. He then became involved in the American dog world, working together with a Professional Show Handler and helping showing many different breeds at shows all over the East Coast of the United States.

Back to Greece he started working as a professional dog obedience trainer and problem behavior counselor, which he does till today.

Member of the Board of Directors of the Greek Kennel Club (1986-1990) and Vice-President (1990-1992), Vice-President of the Hellenic Animal Welfare Society (1993 till today), President of Athens Canine Society (1993-1998, 2000-2004).

Show Manager of the Greek Kennel Club’s dog shows (1991-1993) and the Athens Canine Society’s shows (1993-1998).

Editor of the Greek Kennel Club’s magazine (1991-1993) and contributor to many others.

Editor of TOP DOGS newspaper (2006 – 2008).

President of Greek Kennel Club’s Judges Committee (2005 – 2009)

Breeder of Champions in Afghan Hounds and Whippets with the kennel name ALLSATIN and exports to Canada, Italy, Serbia, Spain, Finland, Sweden and Israel.
Today he is into Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

Judge at Open Shows (England) since 1992.

F.C.I International Judge since 1996. Approved for All Breeds and Best In Show since 2007.

Has judged in 47 countries in 5 continents: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, England, Estonia, France, Finland, F.y.r.o.m, Greece, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Moldavia, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Thailand and Ukraine.

Has judged BIS All Breeds in 23 countries: Australia, Austria, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Moldavia, New Zealand, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Spain, and Thailand.

Has judged at:
FCI Centenary World Dog Show 2011 (Paris)
Irish Showdog of the Year 2014 / EWC Rep.
South Africa Showdog of the Year 2015
Champion of Champions (Estonia & Slovakia)
Nordic Winners (Finland & Sweden)
Eurasia
SICALAM 2017 (Chile)

RICHARD POWELL, USA

Richard Powell has been involved in show dogs most of his life, beginning with English Cockers and English Setters in his native England. He came to California in 1976 and decided to pursue a career in terriers, working for many renowned terrier handlers.

When he and his wife Sue decided to go into the handling business they moved East and bought a boarding kennel and small farm. As a handler Mr. Powell showed many breeds, including breeding and showing Welsh, Cairn, Norfolk, and Wire Fox Terriers. Mr. Powell is licensed to judge the Sporting and Terrier groups, Dachshunds, and Giant and Standard Schnauzers. He is presently working on the Toy breeds.

GARRY K. NEWTON, USA

I have been involved with the sport of pure-bred dogs since the 70’s. Although my first show dogs were Great Danes, which I brought back from England from my overseas military service, I am best known for my involvement with sighthounds, and more specifically Salukis. I first showed under the kennel name S’Dawn, but after marrying my wife, Dr. Judith A. Newton, we combined our kennels under the name of Solari, named after the first Saluki that we owned together.

We have successfully and bred and exhibited Salukis since the 1980’s. Our Salukis have excelled in the conformation ring, obedience, lure coursing, and junior showmanship.

I have owned and /or bred Afghan Hounds, Salukis, Ibizan Hounds, Greyhounds, Petite Basset Griffon Vendeen, Borzois, and Great Danes, as well as a Golden Retriever, Italian Greyhound, a Toy Fox Terrier, and a Parson Russell Terrier.

I have been involved in the sport of lure coursing since the 1970’s, both as a participant, as a judge and lure operator. I served on the first AKC (American Kennel Club) advisory panel for lure coursing when AKC first started lure coursing.

I am currently approved by the American Kennel Club to judge both conformation (Hound, Herding and Working Groups, Junior Showmanship, and Best in Show) and lure coursing.

I have been honored to judge throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland, Finland, Sweden, South Africa, Australia, Korea, Germany, Japan, and China. I have also been honored to judge multiple local as well as national specialties.

In my non-canine professional life, I am a Director of Nursing/Registered Nurse and an internationally known canine sculptor, working in both bronze and stone. I am also a published author of a fictional novel.

MELODY ROTH, CANADA

Trishamar Siberians was born in 1996 when my husband, son and I purchased two Siberian Husky females. We’ve been exhibiting since that time and commenced our breeding program in 1998. In addition to Siberians, I have exhibited and bred Whippets and Pomeranians though on a much smaller scale.

Some of our highlights include Best in Show littermates – MBIS Ch Trishamar’s What a Star Aurora and BIS Can/Am/Hun Ch Trishamar’s Whole Nine Yards. We’ve also had a number of specialty winners; the first was MBISS Ch Trishamar’s Bacardi Select who twice won a specialty, the 2nd time as a Veteran. Another testament to our program is MBISS Can/Am Ch Trishamar’s Pinball Wizard winning his first specialty as a 5-year-old and his 2nd as a Veteran.

In addition to exhibiting in conformation, I have been active in the obedience ring. Training three different Trishamar Siberians to their CD titles as well as earning a Rally Novice title on BISS Can/Am Ch Trishamar’s Night of the Hunter CD RN CGN. Not to be forgotten I was also to successfully trial my Pom, Ch Jolvin’s Rocket Man CD RN to 2 obedience titles.

Without intentionally trying to breed a ‘working’ Siberian, a number of Trishamar born dogs are running successfully on sled teams and have earned Working Dog titles.

I have been a member of the CKC since 1996 and am also a member of the Siberian Husky Club of Canada. Currently I am the President of the Siberian Husky Club of Ontario and the Show Chairperson for the Woodstock & District Canine Association.

Thanks to the Erie Shores Kennel Club for giving me this judging opportunity.

DAVID A. STRACHAN, AUSTRALIA

David’s career in dogs began in 1970 when he acquired his first Boxer. As he had asked for a show quality Boxer the breeder insisted he take him to at least one show. The dog won his class and had their first “blue” ribbon. This was to influence the direction of his life for the next 48 years.

David began judging in 1987 and he is now an International all breeds judge. His International judging career has taken him to many parts of the world. He has had the privilege of judging in the following countries – England, Ireland, Canada, the USA, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, Denmark, India, South Africa, New Zealand, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Singapore, Russia, Japan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, China and the Philippines.

Some of his more memorable and prestigious judging appointments include:
Madras KC –National Show – on three occasions.
Lower Mainland Dog Fanciers – Vancouver Canada – October 1997, 1999, 2002, 2007 and 2009 – this is billed as the largest dog show in Canada.
Bullmastiff Fanciers of Canada Championship Show – October 1999.
American Boxer Club National Specialty – May 1997.
Boston Terrier Club of Canada National – October 1997.
Malaysian Kennel Association 164th Championship Show – 25th April 1999.
Cotswold Boxer Club Championship Show – 3rd December 2000.
Swedish Boxer Club (Stockholm) – 8th September 2001.
Stockholm Kennel Club International Ch Show – 30/31 March 2002.
SPARS Ch Show – St Petersburg, Russia – May 2003
Eurosieger Dog Show – Dortmund, Germany – May 2005
LMDF Vancouver Canada – October 2007.
French Bulldog National Canada – Vancouver – October 2007
HUND07 –SKC- Stockholm – December 2007.
FCI-CACIB/AKU/Perkin Int All Breeds – 15th/16th March 2008

He has also met with some success as a breeder and exhibitor of Boxers and Boston Terriers. Having bred or owned over 100 champions and these dogs have won over 150 Best Exhibit in Show awards. In mentioning their dogs, he would like to honour 3 Boxers in particular – Grand Champion Thasrite Prince Charming SOM winner of 27 BIS Championship Show awards. He was also NSW CC Show Dog of the Year in 1993 and Best Exhibit in Show at the Canberra Royal Show in 1992 and the Nation’s # 1 Boxer 1992/93/94. Grand Champion Thasrite Topless Bikini (AI) won BIS at All-Breed Championship Shows on 26 occasions and was # 1 Boxer in Australia for 1998 and 1999 and among the top show dogs all breeds during those years. BIS/BISS Aust Grand Ch/RSA Ch Thasrite The New Yorker SOM (BOB/Group 2 Sydney Royal 2003) a winner of some 20 BIS awards (in Aust and RSA) and Australia’s #1 Boxer 2003/04.

In recent years David has also been involved in the breeding and exhibition of Pugs and Labrador Retrievers.

He has also been involved for many years in dog show administration. Having been involved as show manager, club secretary and until recently all breeds dog club president for over 10 years. He has also been involved in judges training and assessment.

MONIQUE VAN BREMPT, BELGIUM

Before the Scottish and Dandie Dinmont Terriers came, Monique Van Brempt, since her childhood, was fancied and surrounded by her loving dogs: Belgian Shepherds, Dachshunds, German Shepherds and Rough Collies.

Monique started seriously breeding and showing the Scottish Terriers in 1973. Later the Dandie Dinmont Terriers joined the doggie-family.

Under her kennel name “Limecourt” Monique registered and bred many high quality offsprings Scottish and Dandie Dinmont Terriers, who were later on entitled with European, National, International and World Champion titles and also winning the groups and several prestigious Best in Shows.

Mrs. Monique Van Brempt’s judging career started in 1980 and since then she is judging worldwide and until now her judging appointements took her to 69 different countries on the 6 continents. In one year there are going many dogs through her hands.

Besides being asked frequently for all breeds judging appointments at the National and International dog shows “ all “ over the world, she had a privilege of judging some of the world´s most prestigious shows like at “World Dog shows” in 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009,2010, 2011, 2012, and also was judging at the World dogshow 2013 in Budapest! Her next appointment will be the W D S 2016 in Russia.

She judged at many big “European Shows “ and all the European and East European countries. She also judged at the Champion of Champions contests in “ England “, “ Finland “, “ Sweden “, “Portugal”, “Ireland”, “Belgium “, “ Switzerland “ and 3 times “ Golden Collar CH.of CH. In Russia”. Recent She was judging “ CH. Of CH. in Australia “ – Brisbane,She is regularly invited from the Russian Kennel Club judging many times at the biggest Eurasia show, 12 shows in Saint Petersburg and several other shows allover Russia, Siberia and Ukraine.

Beside many judgement in Israel and Cruft’s – England, many of her appointments are taking her often to the 4 different Scandinavian countries Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark.
Talking about the other end of the globe, she enjoyed judging in the USA – Malibu, the Australian Melbourne Royal show, also in Brisbane,Sydney,Canada, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka and had beautiful dog-experiences in Thailand, Japan, Korea, China, Argentina, The Azores, Mongolia, Columbia, Chile, Kenya, Taiwan, Vietnam,Singapore, India, Philippines,South Africa,etc.

As an active member in many Clubs Monique was the Chairman of “THE ROYAL BELGIAN TERRIER CLUB” since 1987, where she was Vice-Chairman since 1983.

Among her tasks as being Show-manager of many successful Belgian Top Terrier shows, Monique was also many years in charge of the redaction of the Club´s Magazine. She created the Scottish Terrier club of Belgium. In 1998 Monique became President of : “INTERRA – International and world Association of All Terrier-Clubs (FCI)”. In this association Monique organizes symposiums about the Terrier breeds and she is involved with various activities. So far 23 countries are members of “The International Association of All Terrier-Clubs (FCI)”. With her team she created the Asian Interra section and the Interra section of the Americans.

Monique Van Brempt’s passion and devotion for dogdom keeps her very busy…and to explain it all by her own statement…I enjoy judging dogs, Dogs love me, and…”I LOVE DOGS”