SANDRA'S JUDGING QUALIFICATIONS
ANKC ALL BREEDS JUDGE
GOLDEN RETRIEVER SPECIALIST
APPROVED “A1”JUDGES LIST (UK GOLDEN RETRIEVER CLUB )


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Judging since the early 1970’s. ALL BREEDS judging licence. Licensed to judge ALL BREEDS worldwide

My judging assignments have taken to many countries. I have had the honour of judging in every state of Australia, both islands of New Zealand on many occasions. Other assignments have been:
  • England
  • Scotland
  • Malaysia
  • Sweden
  • India
  • China
  • USA
  • Japan
Some memorable appointments included the honour of judging a number of SPECIALTY Golden Retriever Shows in Australia and New Zealand

Also honoured to have judged some of the top Gundog Society Shows throughout Australia and New Zealand. A great day was the Southern Gundog Society in Christchurch, drawing a record 282 gundogs.

Awarding the CC in the UK

Perhaps the greatest honour and most memorable judging appointment was being invited to judge bitches at the Golden Retriever Club of Scotland Championship Show in July 2013. I was the first Australian to be given the honour to award a CC at a specialty show in the UK.

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What a memorable day this was. I felt so proud to be there representing Australia and so honoured to have such lovely dogs to judge.
THANK YOU SCOTLAND !!

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Other Achievements of Note
  • FIRST AND ONLY AUSTRALIAN TO BE INCLUDED ON THE GRC UK “A1” JUDGES LIST.
  • Past President of the National Golden Retriever Breed Council. I held this position on occasions totalling fourteen years.
  • Lectured on the breed to aspiring candidates in New South Wales many times.
  • Approved Assessor Judges Training Scheme.
  • Past member of the Dogs NSW Conformation Judges Training Committee.
  • Also licensed to judge Novice and Open Obedience. After a break of 20 years, I trialled Ch Lawnwoods Rustic Rian UD (Imp UK) and Ch Stenbury Sea Fantasy CDX (Imp Sweden) successfully to their respective obedience titles.

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Other Breed Associations
  • English Setters: In the mid 1980s we owned and bred English Setters and from our only litter, a champion. Our English Setter (a son of Eng Ch Suntop Winterbreeze) won BIS under noted breed specialist Valerie Foss.
  • Owned and Exhibited a Doberman.
  • Exhibited a Boston Terrier to many in show wins. This little fellow endeared me to the breed and I have a soft spot for these smart little dogs.
And of course now – WHIPPETS.