Growing up, my family has always had dogs and in 1972 I purchased my first Afghan Hound. Since then, I have never been without this beautiful breed sharing my home and my life. Presently 3 Afghan Hounds grace my furniture and my yard. I have also owned and shown Salukis and presently own a Standard Long Hair Dachshund that I am showing in the United States and Canada.
As a breeder, owner and handler I have had the privilege of producing and finishing many Canadian and American Champions. Dogs of my breeding have many specialty and group wins in both Canada and the United States and have proven to be multi-talented in lure coursing, obedience and agility. I am extremely proud to say that a bitch of my breeding went on to be the Number 2 Agility Afghan in the United States in 2009. At the Eukanuba Invitational in Long Beach, California she finished as number one Agility Afghan Hound.
In 2004 I was fortunate to retire early from my career as a Director of Human Resources. This gave me the opportunity to pursue judging. I am licensed to judge all of the breeds in the Hound Group, and the Sporting Group in Canada. I have judged Hound Group Specialties, Sighthound Group Specialties as well as individual specialties for Afghan Hounds, Basenjis, Deerhounds, Greyhounds, Ibizan Hounds, Pharaoh Hounds. I have judged specialties in Canada, the United States, Australia, Italy, Denmark, Slovakia. . I have also had the privilege of judging at all breed shows in Canada, the United States, Australia and Slovakia. I have given presentations on The Afghan Hound in Canada at specialty shows in Canada and Italy.
My club involvement includes being a long time member of the Canadian Kennel Club, the Afghan Hound Club of Canada, and being active in 3 all-breed Kennel Clubs. Presently I am the President of the Afghan Hound Club of Canada and have held Executive positions with this club for many years as well as being Show Chairman for 3 National Specialty Shows.
I love judging in different countries and enjoy the opportunity to see beautiful dogs whenever possible. I look for to the opportunity to judge in your beautiful country.