2021 canine Information Guide 1 General information Two Shows Drop Off / Pick Up Due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions, the 2021 Canine Similar to 2019, the drop-off and pick-up point will be Competition presented by BlackHawk is unable to host located on Alexandria Street and accessible via the vehicle international judges. and trailer parking area located off St Pauls Terrace. The location of the pick-up / drop-off point will ensure an easy To that end, the Royal Queensland Show will this year offer process to get your canines to the correct location. exhibitors two shows. More information and a detailed parking map showing Exhibitors will only need to enter once to gain entry in both traffic flow and the drop off / pick up points will be sent shows which will run simultaneously in different rings with a to exhibitors when entries open in April. different judge. Show One – ‘2020 Show’ – will have a panel of Queensland Parking judges and will be judged in accordance with the one to four Exhibitors with a vehicle and trailer can park in the system. designated canine exhibitor parking area located on Show Two – ‘2021 Show’ – will have a panel of interstate Alexandria Street, open from 6am. You will be required to judges and all classes will be eligible for a prize. pre-book parking once entries open and permits will be issued on a first in first served basis. Nine Day Show Exhibitors entering with a vehicle without a trailer will be able As you are aware, the 2021 Ekka will open on Saturday to park in the King Street Car Park (max height 2.2m). Please (August 7) and close on the following Sunday (August 15) note, parking in the King Street Car Park cannot be pre-booked running for nine days instead of 10. It will maintain two full - there are 275 parking spaces available each day of show. weekends and the Ekka public holiday. For vehicles higher than 2.2m, exhibitors will need to Hound Feature Show book trailer parking. The Hound Feature Show has been postponed until 2022. Competition Overview This is due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, with international Main features of the Canine Competition include: judges unable to confirm attendance at the show. ¢ Non-Sporting – Saturday 7 August Breed Numbers and Benching ¢ Utility – Sunday 8 August Information ¢ Greyhound Sweepstakes – Sunday 8 August ¢ Terriers – Monday 9 August Breed numbers and benching area information will be ¢ Obedience (UD & UDX) – Monday 9 August displayed on the day of judging for each group. ¢ Gundogs – Tuesday 10 August Live streaming / Social Media ¢ Hounds – Wednesday 11 August ¢ Toys – Thursday 12 August The Ekka will once again livestream the Best in Show ¢ Working – Friday 13 August competitions via its Facebook page. Be sure to follow the ¢ Obedience (CD & CDX) – Friday 13 August page @TheEkka. ¢ Junior Handlers – Saturday 14 August Junior Handlers ¢ Plush Puppy Sweepstakes – Saturday 14 August ¢ General Specials – Saturday 14 August The exhibitor and their guardian will receive an entry ticket ¢ Rally – Sunday 15 August into Ekka. ¢ Dances with Dogs – Sunday 15 August ¢ Agility and Jumping – Sunday 15 August The Best Exhibit for both Shows will be announced on Saturday 14 August.

1 2021 Canine Information Guide General information

Judges Contact and Relevant Dates William ‘Bill’ Smith (General Specials – Show One) Competition entries will open 23 April 2021 and close on 2 (Queensland) July 2021. Aramis ‘Joy’ Joy-Lim (General Specials – Show Two) (South Early bird discounts and late fees apply. Australia) If you have any questions, please contact Competition Coordinator Frances Maguire: Pauline Brennan-Lim (South Australia) P: 07 3253 5145 Andrew Burt (Victoria) E: [email protected] Douglas Duncan (New South Wales) New Supporters Eva Fekete (Western Australia) If you are interested in becoming a supporter of the Canine Nick Gouzos (South Australia) Competition, please contact Dimity Vowles: Karen Mangan (Queensland) P: 07 3253 3993 Nathan McGreevy (Queensland) E: [email protected] Sharyn Phillips (Queensland) Entry Fees Sandra Smid (Queensland) Conformation Timothy Thomas (Queensland) (one entry fee for entry into both shows) Early Bird $30 per entry Belinda West (Queensland) Regular Entries $35 per entry Vicki Yates (Queensland) Late Entries $75 per entry Val Bonney (Queensland) Sweepstakes, Obedience, Agility and Dances with Dogs Patricia Cameron (Queensland) $20 per entry Maree Field (Queensland) Junior Handlers Free Entry Lawrie Knauth (Queensland) Vyvyan Mannion (Queensland) Alterations to Judging Schedule The RNA reserves the right at all times at its absolute Robert ‘Bob’ Mills (Queensland) discretion without assigning any reason to: Barbara Murfet (Queensland) (a) substitute a judge when necessary; Gaille Newton (Queensland) (b) re-allocate judging days for a particular breed; Michael Yates (Queensland) (c) appoint an additional judge if entries numbers warrant it. You will be notified of any changes via email. Breed and Dog Sporting Clubs Display Entry to the grounds is strictly from 6am. All dogs must be Breed clubs are invited to hold a Breed Display at the Royal benched by 8.45am. Dogs entered on their respective days Queensland Show on the day their group is judged, in order must remain on exhibition in their allocated bench or area to promote their breed. from 8.45am to 5pm. Any exhibitor who is unable to conform to these times and conditions should not submit an entry. For more information or to express interest, please contact the Canine Competition Coordinator Frances Maguire Exhibitors are advised to only enter one of the breed (contact details above). conformation classes with each exhibit.

2 2021 Canine Information Guide NEW LOCATION FOR CANINE

The Canine Competition will have a new location in the undercover Expo Place, near the popular RACQ Animal Nursery. The new location is just across the pathway from Alexandria Park, where the competition was held in 2019.
















FASHION SATURDAY 7th AUGUST JUDGING GROUP 7 – NON SPORTING Show One – Sharyn Phillips Show Two – Douglas Duncan Both judges will judge all breeds listed below Breed order and judging times to be advised soon after close of entries British Bulldog Peruvian (Large) (Medium) Chow Chow Peruvian Hairless Dog (Small) Dalmatian (Miniature) Eurasier Poodle (Standard) French Bulldog Poodle (Toy) German Spitz (Klein) Schipperke German Spitz (Mittel) Shar Pei Shih Tzu Japanese Spitz Karelian Bear Dog Hairless Dog (Intermediate) Keeshond Xoloitzcuintle Hairless Dog (Miniature) (Judging order of breeds continues to next column) Xoloitzcuintle Hairless Dog (Standard) Group 7 Specials Please note alternations of judging schedule clause on page 2.

4 2021 Canine Information Guide SUNDAY 8th AUGUST JUDGING GROUP 6 – UTILITY Show One – Vicki Yates Show Two – Andrew Burt Greyhound Sweepstakes - 12pm – Patricia Cameron Both judges will judge all breeds listed below Breed order and judging times to be advised soon after close of entries Mastiff Akita Japanese Neapolitan Mastiff Newfoundland Anatolian Shepherd Dog Portuguese Water Dog Bernese Mountain Dog Pyrenean Mastiff Boxer Pyrenean Mountain Dog Bullmastiff Rottweiler Canadian Eskimo Dog Russian Black Terrier Cane Corso Samoyed Caucasian Shepherd Dog Schnauzer Central Asian Shepherd Dog Schnauzer (Giant) Dobermann Schnauzer (Miniature) Dogue De Bordeaux Shiba Inu Estrela Mountain Dog German Pinscher Spanish Mastiff Kangal Shepherd Dog St Bernard Landseer (European continental type) Tibetan Mastiff Leonberger Tornjak (Judging order of breeds continues to next column) Yakutian Laika Group 6 Specials Please note alternations of judging schedule clause on page 2.

5 2021 Canine Information Guide MONDAY 9th AUGUST JUDGING GROUP 2 – TERRIERS Show One – Sandra Smid Show Two – Eva Fekete Both judges will judge all breeds listed below Breed order and judging times to be advised soon after close of entries Airedale Terrier Irish Terrier American Hairless Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier Kerry Blue Terrier Australian Terrier Lakeland Terrier Manchester Terrier Border Terrier Norfolk Terrier Bull Terrier Norwich Terrier Bull Terrier (Miniature) Parson Russell Terrier Cairn Terrier Scottish Terrier Cesky Terrier Dandie Dinmont Terrier Skye Terrier Fox Terrier (Smooth) Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Fox Terrier (Wire) Staffordshire Bull Terrier German Hunting Terrier Tenterfield Terrier Glen of Imaal Welsh Terrier (Judging order of breeds continues to next column) West Highland White Terrier Group 2 Specials OBEDIENCE JUDGING – Lawrie Knauth Obedience Companion Dog (UD) Obedience Companion Dog Excellent (UDX) Please note alternations of judging schedule clause on page 2.

6 2021 Canine Information Guide TUESDAY 10th AUGUST JUDGING GROUP 3 – GUNDOGS Show One – Karen Mangan Show Two – Eva Fekete Both judges will judge all breeds listed below Breed order and judging times to be advised soon after close of entries Bracco Italiano Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Brittany Irish Red and White Setter Irish Setter Clumber Spaniel Cocker Spaniel Italian Spinone Cocker Spaniel American Curly Coated Retriever Lagotto Romagnolo English Setter Large Munsterlander English Springer Spaniel Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Field Spaniel Pointer Flat Coated Retriever Spanish Water Dog German Shorthaired Pointer Sussex Spaniel German Wirehaired Pointer Weimaraner Weimaraner (Longhair) Gordon Setter Welsh Springer Spaniel Hungarian Vizsla Wirehaired Slovakian Pointer (Judging order of breeds continues to next column) Group 3 Specials Please note alternations of judging schedule clause on page 2.

7 2021 Canine Information Guide WEDNESDAY 11th AUGUST JUDGING GROUP 4 – HOUNDS Show One – Timothy Thomas Show Two – Nick Gouzos Both judges will judge all breeds listed below Breed order and judging times to be advised soon after close of entries Deerhound Azawakh Finnish Spitz Foxhound Basset Fauve de Bretagne Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen Greyhound Beagle Hamiltonstovare Black and Tan Coonhound Harrier Bloodhound Bluetick Coonhound Irish Wolfhound Norwegian Elkhound Cirneco Dell`Etna Otterhound Dachshund (Long) Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Dachshund (Miniature Long) Dachshund (Miniature Smooth) (Large Smooth Haired) Dachshund (Miniature Wire) Portuguese Podengo (Large Wire Haired) Dachshund (Smooth) Portuguese Podengo (Medium Smooth Haired) Dachshund (Wire) Portuguese Podengo (Medium Wire Haired) Dachshund Kaninchen (Long) Portuguese Podengo (Small Smooth Haired) Dachshund Kaninchen (Min. Long) Portuguese Podengo (Small Wire Haired) Dachshund Kaninchen (Min. Smooth) Rhodesian Ridgeback Dachshund Kaninchen (Min. Wire) Dachshund Kaninchen (Smooth) Sloughi Dachshund Kaninchen (Wire) Group 4 Specials

*Competitors are encouraged to participate in the Grand Parade on the Main Oval starting at 4:30pm. Please listen to the an- nouncements made in the ring on the day for further information. Please note alternations of judging schedule clause on page 2.

8 2021 Canine Information Guide THURSDAY 12th AUGUST JUDGING GROUP 1 – TOYS Show One – Nathan McGreevy Show Two – Pauline Brennan-Lim Both judges will judge all breeds listed below Breed order and judging times to be advised soon after close of entries Japanese Chin Australian Silky Terrier King Charles Spaniel Bichon Frise Lowchen Bolognese Maltese Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Miniature Pinscher (Long Coat) Papillon Chihuahua (Smooth Coat) Pekingese Pomeranian Coton De Tulear English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) Russian Toy (Long Haired) Griffon Bruxellois Russian Toy (Smooth Haired) Havanese Tibetan Spaniel Italian Greyhound (Judging order of breeds continues to next column) Group 1 Specials Please note alternations of judging schedule clause on page 2.

9 2021 Canine Information Guide FRIDAY 13th AUGUST JUDGING GROUP 5 – WORKING DOGS Show One – Belinda West Show Two – Pauline Brennan-Lim Both judges will judge all breeds listed below Breed order and judging times to be advised soon after close of entries Dog German Shepherd Dog (LSC) Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog Komondor Bearded Kuvasz (Berger de Beauce) Maremma Sheepdog Dog (Groenendael) Norwegian Buhund Belgian Shepherd Dog (Laekenois) Belgian Shepherd Dog (Malinois) Belgian Shepherd Dog (Tervueren) Puli Bergamasco Shepherd Dog Pumi Pyrenean Sheepdog Longhaired Briard Swedish Lapphund Collie (Rough) Collie (Smooth) Tatra Shepherd Dog Dog (Cardigan) Welsh Corgi (Pembroke) (Judging order of breeds continues to next column) White Swiss Shepherd Dog Group 5 Specials OBEDIENCE JUDGING – Lawrie Knauth Obedience Companion Dog (CD) Obedience Companion Dog Excellent (CDX)

Please note alternations of judging schedule clause on page 2.

10 2021 Canine Information Guide SATURDAY 14th AUGUST PLUSH PUPPY SWEEPSTAKES AND GENERAL SPECIALS ONE RING ONE RING ONE RING ONE RING Michael Yates Judge TBA William ‘Bill’ Smith Aramis “Joy” Joy-Lim Plush Puppy - Baby Puppy Sweepstakes Plush Puppy - Puppy Sweepstakes General Specials General Specials Junior Handlers Plush Puppy - (Show One) (Show Two) Junior Sweepstakes Plush Puppy - Neuter Sweepstakes

Order and time of judging to be advised

Please note alternations of judging schedule clause on page 2.

11 2021 Canine Information Guide SUNDAY 15th AUGUST – ALL SPORTS DANCES WITH DOGS RALLY Val Bonney AGILITY JUMPING Barbara Murfet Vyviann Mannion Robert Mills Gaille Newton RING 1 Maree Field After Dances With Dogs After Agility After Rally Novice Advanced Rally A Advanced Rally B Excellent Rally A Excellent Rally B Masters Heelwork to Music Starter Heelwork to Music Novice Heelwork to Music Intermediate Heelwork to Music Advanced Freestyle Starter Freestyle Novice Freestyle Intermediate Freestyle Advanced Rookie Classes Novice (AD) Excellent (ADX) Open (ADO) Master (ADM) Novice (JD) Excellent (JDX) Open (JDO) Master (JDM) Please note alternations of judging schedule clause on page 2.

12 2021 Canine Information Guide Judges Best in Show

Bill Smith (Queensland)

Judging: General Specials (Show One)

Born and bred in Glasgow Scotland, I emigrated to Brisbane Australia in 1978. After arriving and settling into my new home, I started my search to find a companion dog that would suit me and my outgoing lifestyle in my new country. During my search when visiting a conformation I was so lucky to meet a lovely man and his wife (Mr David and Mrs Jeanette Woolcock), who I later found out was a CCCQ and RNA Councillor. Following an interesting discussion and introduction to many breeds I found a breed I never knew existed, I found my heart dog the Dobermann. The Dobermann is and will always be my number one dog although, along with my wife Denise we have bred many champion Dobermanns (Ebondobe) we have also bred Champion Rottweilers (Cobilde) and in the last seven years Champion French Bulldogs (Meralla/Beunyque). With many years of successfully owning, handling and breeding Dobermanns, I was approached to join the Conformation Judges Training System in the early 90s and in 2009 when I had completed all groups, I received my All-Breed Judges Certificate. Over the many years of judging, I have had the privilege and pleasure to judge at Conformation Shows awarding Best of Breed, Best in Group, Best in Specialty Show and Best in Show, Australia wide, New Zealand and around the world including Brazil, China, Canada, Finland, India, Indonesia, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia to mention a few. I love travelling, experiencing new foods, new cultures and customs, sharing my knowledge and experiences with my dog world family whether at a dog show judging or just visiting. The world of dogs is my passion, and the lucky meeting and friendship I had with Mr and Mrs Woolcock started me on my journey of enjoying every moment the dog world has to offer. I am privileged and honoured to Judge Best in Show at this year’s Royal Queensland Show. I sincerely thank the Committee for this honour and wish the exhibitors and the Show a big success.

Aramis Joy-Lim (South Australia)

Judging: General Specials (Show Two)

I was born into the world of dogs, as my parents were both all breed judges and breeders of German Shepherds, Boxers, Great Danes, , Min Pins and Dachshunds. From a very young age I was involved in show handling these breeds. I have been judging for over 30 years and I have been very fortunate to have been invited to judge Prestigious all breeds shows and Specialty shows including World Dog shows, FCI Section Shows and the Eukanuba World Challenge. I have judged in over 40 different countries around the world, most of them several times. I have judged in most countries in Asia, Europe, Scandinavia, South and Central America, Canada, United States of America, Israel and the Caribbean. Since moving to Australia in 1984, I have been involved in the breeding and very successful exhibiting of Shetland Sheepdogs together with my wife, Pauline. We own and bred Australia’s current number one Sheltie. Our Sheltie is also the current number one Working Dog and one of the top show dogs in South Australia. Many of our Shelties are Best in Show winners, in both All Breeds and Specialist shows. I am a committee and life member of the All Breeds Dog Club of South Australia. I am also the Judges Liaison officer of the Dogs South Australia Winter International Show and an elected member of the Dogs SA executive council.

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Nathan McGreevy (Queensland)

Judging: Group 1

Forty years ago this year at the age of 10, I entered and won my first child handlers class at the Ekka, nine years after my parents first started exhibiting Afghan Hounds. Not long later I started exhibiting my own Dachshunds and a short time later Italian Greyhounds were added to the family’s kennel, the first of which won Puppy in Show at the Ekka. A couple of years later Greyhounds were also added. I started judging hounds in 1991 but later took a break to study and travel. Returning to the world of dog shows I continue to exhibit Afghan Hounds and Greyhounds and have continued my judges education adding two more groups. In 2017 I had the great honour of judging Greyhound Sweepstakes here at the Ekka and now look forward to returning to that ring to judge the Toy group.

Sandra Smid (Queensland) Judging: Group 2

I bought my first dog, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, in 1978. This dog started my 40+ year dedication to the breed. Multiple Specialist Best In Show winners have slept on my couch in this time and virtually every Stafford I have bred since traces back to that first dog. Over the years I have also owned Japanese Chin, Greyhound and Portuguese Water Dog (the first registered in NZ), plus shown Bullmastiffs, Scottish Terriers and Chinese Cresteds. In 2014 ‘just one’ Border Terrier joined the family - he became a Supreme Champion, a BIS winner, a Senior Earthdog title-holder and has opened an additional chapter in my dog life. I am hugely honoured to have been invited to judge at the 2021 Brisbane Royal, especially Terrier Group which has been such a huge part of my life, for most of my life.

Karen Mangan (Queensland)

Judging: Group 3

As a child I was introduced into the dog showing world as my mum showed cocker spaniels. The first dog of my own was an English Pointer I was gifted for my 14th birthday ‘Oliver’ Ch Haywyn Star Trek. He was an amazing dog to me and we achieved 25 Best In Show awards by the time he retired. I started judging when I was 18 years old and currently have Groups 3,4,7. In this time I have judged all over Australia and been fortunate enough to travel overseas to New Zealand and India with this. In my time in the show ring I have owned and exhibited English Pointers, English Springer, Harrier, Beagles and Smooth Fox Terriers. I have been fortunate enough to have owned and handled some lovely dogs over these years. From these dogs I have been lucky enough to have been awarded over 55 Best in Show awards with Multiple Royal Group wins and places and a Qld Puppy of the Year winner. In Beagles, I have breed five Specialty Best in Show winners, multiple All Breeds Best in Show winners and many champions.

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Timothy Thomas (Queensland)

Judging: Group 4

I have been involved in the ‘Dog World’ for over 30 years, initially exhibiting and breeding Collie Roughs. I now own and breed Australian Shepherds – continuing on under my family’s prefix of ‘Ochaye’. I have held positions in numerous Queensland specialty clubs including President of the Collie R&S Club; Secretary of the Chinese Crested Dog Club; and am currently President of the Australian Shepherd Club. In 2013, I was appointed to the position of ‘Chairperson’ of Queensland’s Dog of the Year. In February 2015, I was elected (for a 4-year term) to the Dogs Queensland Board of Directors. In 2019, I was appointed as a member of the Conformation Judge’s Committee. In August 2015, I attained ANKC All Breeds status and have subsequently been recognised as an FCI International All Breeds Judge. I have judged in over 30 countries. My most notable judging assignments include the World Dog Show in Russia (2016); the World Dog Show in (2018) and judging BIS at the Grand Rivers/Ashtabula Kennel Club (2018) in the USA. I am currently employed full time by the University of Queensland as a Lecturer teaching Business, Corporate and Private Law. I am also admitted as a Legal Practitioner. I look forward to judging the Hound Group at this year’s Royal Brisbane Show.

Belinda West (Queensland)

Judging: Group 5

I have been involved in the dog world for as long as I can remember, having shown Tibetan Spaniels as a child in Far North Queensland. At the age of 15 I then acquired my first Australian Shepherd and quickly fell in love with the breed. Together with my partner, Tim Thomas, we have bred five Australian Champions, two Supreme Champions and three Best In Show winning dogs under his family prefix of ‘Ochaye’. Our greatest achievement to date was breeding Australia’s youngest Supreme Champion Australian Shepherd which later that year represented Queensland in Australia’s ‘Top Dog’ Competition. In addition to our home- bred dogs, I have also had the privilege of owning and showing a number of other wonderful Australian Shepherds - including an import which was awarded BIS at the 2019 Sydney Royal Easter Show, followed by Best of Breed and Group 2nd at the 2019 ‘World Dog Show’ in . After years of exhibiting, I have now started my judging journey and was delighted to achieve Working Dog Championship status in 2020. I am currently an Open Show Judge for Toys. Administratively, I have served as the Qld ANKC Junior Handler Representative; a member of the ‘Dog of the Year’ Committee; Secretary of the ‘Collie R&S Club of Qld’ and Committee Member of the ‘Australian Shepherd Dog Club of Qld’. I am honoured to be judging the Working Dog group at the 2021 Royal Queensland Show.

Vicki Yates (Queensland)

Judging: Group 6

I was raised in Grafton Northern New South Wales. My association with pedigree dogs started after I got married and moved to Brisbane in 1982. My husband’s Uncle and Aunt owned and exhibited Dalmatians and English Springer Spaniels. Michael travelled a lot for work, so we decided to get a companion for me while he was away - so we entered the dog fraternity with the purchase of our first Doberman. With our daughter Denise, we currently own, breed and exhibit MBIS Dobermanns and RBIS Bullmastiffs under the Salieri prefix and BISS Shetland Sheepdogs under the Inneslake prefix. I co-breed under the Gentry prefix and I have exhibited Foxhounds, Siberian Huskys and Giant Schnauzers. I am extremely honoured to have the opportunity to judge Utility group at the 2021 Ekka.

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Sharyn Phillips (Queensland)

Judging: Group 7

I commenced showing dogs in the 80’s when my first breeds were German Wirehaired Pointers and West Highland White Terriers. I was living in Townsville, North Queensland, and my friends and I used to travel to shows - it was a great social time. My friends all had different breeds including Standard Poodles and I showed and co-owned this breed. My very first Best In Show was with a white Standard Poodle under the late Robert Curtis and I felt very honoured to win this award. I obtained my first English Springer Spaniel in 1992 and he was a multi Best In Show winner. My kennel prefix is ‘Larona’ and has been successful over the years breeding several BIS All Breed and Specialty winners. I still currently breed and show English Springer Spaniels. I am delighted to have the opportunity to judge Non Sporting dogs at the 2021 Ekka and this will be my first championship appointment in this group.

Judges Show Two

Pauline Brennan-Lim (South Australia)

Judging: Groups 1 and 5

Since the age of six, when my mother bred the first litter of Shetland Sheepdogs in South Australia, I have never been without a Sheltie. As a child I was involved in breeding and exhibiting the family’s dogs and commenced my own kennel in 1976. My husband and I currently breed Shetland Sheepdogs under the Aliste prefix. Besides exhibiting Shelties I have also handled many other breeds including , Chihuahuas and Clumber Spaniels. In 1980, I began judging with the Working group breeds and have since become licensed to judge Toys and Hounds. I have judged these groups within Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, U.S.A., Ireland, Estonia, Sweden, , Switzerland and many parts of Asia. I am a founding member of the Shetland Sheepdog Club of South Australia and am currently serving as President, having previously served terms as President, Secretary and Treasurer totalling well over 20 years. I am currently involved in the Judge’s training scheme as an Examiner of the groups for which I am licensed and lecturer on the Shetland Sheepdog. I am also the Secretary of the prestigious Dogs SA Winter International Show.

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Eva Fekete (Western Australia) Judging: Groups 2 and 3

I acquired my first Lakeland Terrier in 1987. Ten months after purchasing my first Lakeland, I bought another who then became my first . So began my love affair with Terriers and the dog fancy. My first litter, born in 1991, produced BIS Am. Can. Ch. Kineta Cool for Cats. And so, the Kineta prefix was established and has since continued to consistently produce champions, supreme champions, and multiple Best in Show and Specialty winning dogs. I have been fortunate to work with some wonderful breeders over the years who have entrusted me to condition and show other terrier breeds – namely Smooth Fox Terriers, Airedales, Kerry Blues, Wire Fox Terriers, Cairn, Welsh, and West Highland White Terriers. I attained my judging license (ANKC) for the terrier group in 2013. I have since become eligible to also judge the Toy, Gundog, and Non-Sporting Groups. I have judged across Australia, in New Zealand, and South Africa. Born in Toronto, Canada, I moved to Australia in 2002 and now call Perth, Western Australia home. A fitness professional for over 30 years, I manage all aspects of Health and Fitness services for a leisure centre in Perth. I am passionate about teaching Pilates.

Nick Gouzos (South Australia) Judging: Group 4

Nick has been involved with the Dog World since 1982, when he first exhibited his Great Dane at age of 16. Soon after he became enamoured with Miniature Smooth Dachshunds, a breed he has bred and exhibited with great success. Many Champions, Grand Champions and Supreme Champions have been bred, with some going on to be BIS winners at Specialty and All breeds shows. There has always been a Whippet in residence at Boarbadger and a Champion Great Dane and Longhaired Chihuahua have also been bred. Along with his own dogs, he has piloted several Standard Longhaired Dachshunds to multiple BIS wins. Nick is an All-breeds judge and has officiated at shows in all States of Australia, New Zealand and China. He is currently the group leader for the Toy Group in South Australia.

Andrew Burt (Victoria) Judging: Group 6

I have been involved in dogs for over 45 years. My main involvement being with Bullmastiffs and Shiba Inu. I have successfully bred and exhibited Shiba Inu under the Kazumi prefix, breeding and owning Shibas that have reached BIS level. Other breeds with which I have some involvement include , Setters and French Bulldogs, Shih Tzu and Labradors. I have been judging at Championship Show level for over 30 years, and I am licensed to Judge All Breeds. Judging dogs is an absolute passion for me, and I learn more every day through judging, discussions, considerations and contemplations. I have judged extensively throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia, together with The Americas, UK, Scandinavia and Europe. Highlights include awarding CCs to Bullmastiffs in the UK, judging the Bullmastiff World Cup in , Hungary in 2014 and again in France in 2019. I had the pleasure of judging several breeds at the World Dog Show. I was honoured to judge the FCI Asia Section Show in Seoul 2019, the Caribbean and Americas Section in 2020, and will judge the European Dog Show in France in 2022. I am also Chairman of the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Dog Section – which conducts Melbourne Royal Show each year, one of the largest Dog Shows both in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere. It is indeed an honour to be invited to be part of the 2021 Royal Queensland Show judging panel.

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Douglas Duncan (New South Wales) Judging: Group 7

As a young fellow my parents had Kelpies, then Dachshund smooth. Initially I owned a Dachshund, then in 1975 purchased my first Dalmatian. I bred and owned Dalmatians that went to win BIS at all breeds and specialties. I had Shih Tzu’s through the 1980s and in 2007 our first Boston Terrier – I still have a Boston but have not shown for some four years. I acquired Dalmatians / Great Danes as single breeds in 1989, then completed my license to judge Non Sporting in 2012. I’ve judged in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria including three Dalmatian Specialties in Victoria; one Dalmatian Speciality in New South Wales; Boston Terrier Specialities in Victoria and Queensland; and a British Bulldog Specialty in New South Wales.

Judges Sweepstakes

Michael Yates (Queensland)

Judging: Plush Puppy Sweepstakes

I was born and raised in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. My association with exhibiting dogs started as a teenager visiting my Uncle and Aunt who owned and exhibited Dalmatians and English Springer Spaniels. They encouraged my wife Vicki and I to enter the dog fraternity in 1982 after purchasing our first Dobermann. With our daughter Denise, we currently own, breed and exhibit MBIS Dobermanns and RBIS Bullmastiffs under the Salieri prefix and BISS Shetland Sheepdogs under the Inneslake Prefix and have owned and exhibited Foxhounds. I have also served as President, current Vice President, Secretary and Editor for the Dobermann Club of Queensland. For the Bullmastiff Club of Queensland, I am the current Vice President and have served as a working committee member. I achieved my All Breeds status in 2019 and I am currently a member of the Dogs Queensland Canine Judges Committee and a Coordinator for the Utility Group. I am extremely honoured to be able to add judging at the 2021 Ekka to my resume in addition to being Honorary Councillor Steward.

Patricia Cameron (Queensland)

Judging: Greyhound Sweepstakes

I first became interested in greyhounds in the early seventies and started training greyhounds around 1979. I had reasonable success racing the dogs and also bred and showed them at the Royal Queensland Show in Brisbane. I have always loved the breed and am thrilled to be judging them at this year’s Royal show.

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Val Bonney (Queensland) Judging: Dances with Dogs

Val Bonney is considered one of the leading Dog Trainers in Australia and is highly regarded in the industry. People come long distances to attend her training classes in Brisbane and her reputation as a Canine Behaviourist continues to grow as she solves more and more dog problems weekly. She is well respected by Veterinarians throughout Queensland for her caring informative attitude and for the assistance she gives without reservation to all who require it. She has quickly become recognized as a Behavioural Specialist. Val is a senior Obedience Judge and continues to trial her own dogs in competition. She is a foundation member of the Dog Obedience Trainers Association (D.O.T.A) Queensland and was appointed in 1999 as Master Trainer for Communication Art Colleges in Japan.

Maree Field (Queensland) Judging: Dances with Dogs

Maree Field has been training dogs for over 28 years and is currently the Head Trainer and Owner of VIP with Maree Field – which operates from Ormeau Hills. She worked for Village Roadshow for nine years – training the dogs at the Australian Outback Spectacular – where three of her Border Collies ‘starred’ in three different shows including The Spirit of the Horse and High Country Legends. She has competed with five dogs in Dances with Dogs – including Mutley, Raastas, Mozart, Trooper and MacDougal. Mutley (2002 to 2016) holds Championship Titles in both Freestyle and Heelwork to Music. He was the first dog in Queensland to receive a Dances with Dogs Championship Title. Her dogs have appeared in several plays, movies, commercials and Australia’s Got Talent. Maree is an experienced trainer in many different disciplines and presents seminars on Motivation and Drive, Freestyle and Heelwork to Music, Clicker and Platform training. She is a qualified trainer for Preschool, Obedience, Agility, Tricks for TV and Film and Behavioural Issues. She has performed with her dogs at many locations over the past 25 years. Her passion for dog training is infectious and she takes great pride and enthusiasm in sharing her knowledge.

Vyviann Mannion (Queensland)

Judging: Dances with Dogs

Mrs Vyvyan Mannion has been involved in the dog world for over 35 years. During this time she has held numerous Committee positions in a number of Obedience Clubs and in return received Life Membership with two. She has trained several breeds of dogs gaining titles in Performance Sports and Conformation. Vyvyan holds licences to judge Novice to UDX Obedience, Endurance Tests, Dances with Dogs (DWD) and in the last couple of years Rally and Trick Dog have been added. Mrs Mannion has judged in south-east Queensland, along Queensland’s coastline, in country New South Wales, Brisbane Royal (Obedience and DWD), Sydney Royal and in the Northern Territory. Retiring as Club Secretary after 15 years will allow time for Vyvyan to concentrate on family, dogs and judging.

19 2021 Canine Information Guide Judges Agility, Rally, Jumping, Obedience

Robert (Bob) Mills (Queensland)

Judging: Agility

I am very honoured to accept the appointment to judge at the Royal Queensland Show. I have been involved with dog agility for nearly 30 years. My initial involvement with dogs was showing and obedience/agility with bull terriers. I have been judging for 20 years and find it very rewarding. Also I compete regularly with my tent field terrier Boots. He can be very challenging at times compared with the several kelpies previously trained. I would like to wish all competitors the best of luck and hope you enjoy the courses.

Barbara Murfet (Queensland)

Judging: Rally

Barbara Murfet is a respected Obedience, Rally, Agility, Dances With Dogs (DWD) and Trick Dog Judge with international experience. She has been a member of Dogs Queensland since 1976. In this time, she has shown and trialled her dogs over many years. Barbara was appointed Councillor of Dogs Queensland in 2007 and has been continually elected as a Director of Dogs Queensland since 2013. With some 40 years of stewarding experience at the Ekka, the RNA presented Barbara with a Long Service Badge for her continual dedication to the event. Earning the title of Chief Steward, her stewarding has included being the coordinator for dog sports activities and occasionally conformation. She has also judged at the Ekka many times over the years. Barbara is looking forward to judging at the Ekka this year and wishes the competitors the best of luck.

Gaille Newton (Queensland) Judging: Jumping

I have been invited to judge the Jumping events in the Agility ring at this year’s Royal Queensland Show. This is a great honour and I am very proud to accept. I have been an Agility judge for 10 years and have judged in Queensland and interstate. I have judged at the RNA on previous occasions and am looking forward to this appointment. I started showing in Conformation in 2002 with my first Great Dane, Aust Ch Thunderfire Brilliant Csaba ADX.ADO.JDX.GD.SD.SPD who successfully competed in both showing and agility, often on the same weekend. Csaba was the first Great Dane in Australia to get an Agility title and was the most titled Dane in Australia. My second Great Dane, (Mia) Thunderfire Sparks Will Fly ADX.ADO.JDX.JDO.GDX.SD.SPD also excelled in agility and now holds the record. Both were competing in Masters before cancer claimed them. I have competed at the Australian Agility Nationals in SA, Vic (2), NSW (3), QLD.

Lawrie Knauth (Queensland)

Judging: Obedience

Lawrie Knauth has been training and competing with German Shepherd Dogs in obedience and trials since 1975. After starting obedience and tracking judges training in 1980, he was elevated to senior judge status in 1988. As a qualified obedience, tracking, endurance and agility, rally and trick dog judge, he has judged in most areas of Queensland, the Northern Territory, New South Wales, Malaysia, Japan and Singapore. Lawrie has participated in the training of obedience and tracking judges in Brisbane, Townsville and Singapore. He was a founding member of the Logan All Breeds Dog Obedience Club Inc and has held the position of President and chief instructor for a number of years. He is a current Director of Dogs Queensland and is Chair of the Obedience judges training scheme.

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