Thank you Cardigan Welsh Corgi owners for entering your dogs under me at the upcoming Wallkill Kennel Club dog show in Suffern NY, on February 25, 2016. It's a 5 point major in class dogs and a 4 point major in class bitches! 7-9 (4-1).
Looking forward to judging for the Suffolk County Kennel Club on Sept. 26, 2015, in St. James, NY. Especially happy to be judging the NOHS Herding Group! In the new National Owner Handled Series (NOHS), no professional handlers are allowed to show. The dogs must be owned by their handlers. Speaking as an owner-handler myself, I think this is super duper!
I am delighted to report that I have been assigned Permit status in ACDs, Bouviers, Cardigans and Buhunds. This brings me up to 11 herding breeds I can now judge.
Just successfully took my oral breed tests for more AKC herding breeds - the Australian Cattle Dog, Bouvier des Flandres, Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Norwegian Buhund. I also passed the Wicket Test, in which I must show competence in measuring the height of a demo dog. Now I wait while the judges committee reviews my breed essays and test reports. Wish me luck!