ANKC judge

ANKC ALL BREEDS JUDGE

Licensed to judge All Breeds & Best in Show

MBIS/MBISS Grand Ch Caprivi Asgood As Itgets ET - 'BATMAN'

Having grown up with various breeds of dogs such as Cocker Spaniels, Boxers, Dobermans & German Shepherds; my first experience in competition was with a German Shepherd in the Obedience arena. My first conformational show dog was a Rhodesian Ridgeback. This dog went onto become a multiple Best in Show winner and firmly established my desire to continue with this satisfying hobby.

Over the last 20+ years, I have included Salukis, Whippets and Bluetick Coonhounds in my home, however, my main love will always be the Rhodesian Ridgeback and we currently have 7 at home. I have had the pleasure to handle various other breeds to their Championship titles including Bloodhounds and Shetland Sheepdogs. I have handled many breeds over the years in all groups.

We have been honored to have bred and/or owned 25 Champions including 6 Grand Champions (the most Grand Champions of any Ridgeback kennel in Australia). Caprivi Rhodesian Ridgebacks have won Multiple Best in Show awards, both at All Breeds and Specialty level. Both puppies and frozen semen have been imported and exported to various countries including South Africa, USA, Japan, Singapore.

We are proud to have owned and bred the No. 1 Rhodesian Ridgeback in Australia for the year 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008. We currently have the No 1 Rhodesian Ridgeback bitch in 2007, 2009, 2010 and currently in 2011. The Breed record holder for All Breeds Best in Show wins in Australia was owned/bred by our kennel until 2010 where the breed record was beaten by a son of this dog.

In the last few years I have had the chance to travel to many countries like South Africa, USA, India and Mexico, to attend large dog exhibitions and have been fortunate to include kennels visits.

I have judged in Finland, Brazil, Indonesia, New Zealand and in most states of Australia.