Nicola is one of the most experienced UK Championship Judges of the Spinone having completed appointments at General, Group and Breed Championship Shows, the most prestigious of which was officiating over the breed at Crufts 2010, closely followed by the honour of an assignment judging the largest ever entry of Spinoni in the country's history at the National Breed Club Speciality in Pennsylvania, USA. The following year Nicola judged at the Club Italiano Spinoni Championship in Castrocaro Terme, Northern Italy.
Nicola regularly judges Groups, Varieties & Best in Show at Open Show level with a special interest in the Gundog and Hound Groups.
Qualified Junior Handling Judge and Judge of Kennel Club YKC classes at YKC Summer Camp & Championship Shows
Nicola has been involved in Judges Education for many years having delivered Breed Club Seminars and mentored tutorial groups for Championship and Group Judges including the Kennel Clubs Judges Development Programme.
Other recent and forthcoming appointments include:
Manchester Championship Dog Show
Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland Championship Show
Windsor Championship Show
The Scottish Dachshund Club
The Cambrian Dachshund Club
Anglesey Canine Society ~ Gundog, Toy & Utility Groups
Chepstow & District Canine Society ~ Hound Breeds & Hound Group
West Torrington & District ~ Breeds & Hound Group
Wigan & District Canine Society ~ Gundog Breeds, Varieties & Best in Show
Border Counties Hound Club ~ Breeds
Scunthorpe Canine Association ~ Gundog & Hound Breeds & Hound Group
Goyt Valley Gundog ~ Breeds