I commenced judging in 1985. I regularly judge breeds predominantly in the Gundog and Hound Group, and also Groups and Best in Show at Open Show level as I love to study all breeds and develop my hands-on knowledge.
I am one of the more experienced judges of Spinoni in the UK having completed a variety of appointments at Group, General and Breed Club Championships since 1992 and had the great honour of judging the breed at Crufts in 2010. In April 2010 I travelled to the Carlisle, Pennsylvania to preside over the Spinone Club of America's National SpeciaIty Show where I judged the largest entry in the breed's history in the USA. More recently I was invited to judge at the CISP Breed Club Championship in Castrocaro Terme, Italy. I have also coached other judges taking group sessions at Breed Club Seminars.
I have over 20 years experience of coaching exhibitors at ringcraft training and have also delivered seminars on handling when invited by local canine societies. I have written articles on breed history and Junior Handling for the dog press and breed club publications.
I enjoy overseas travel to attend International Dog Shows and Breed Events to broaden my knowledge and make new friends in the canine fraternity around the world.