Domare

Valpar och hanhundar kommer att bedömas av Shelagh Walton, Gallybob kennel, Storbritannien.

Tikar och BIR/BIS kommer att bedömas av Maxine Woodley, Alkamhurst kennel, Storbritannien.

Här nedan finner ni presentationer av dem båda.

Vi har svenska reservdomare anlitade om vi hamnar i den tråkiga situationen att våra brittiska domare p.g.a. pandemin inte kan resa till Sverige. Dessa är de två rasspecialisterna Dan Ericsson (Raglan) och Anna Geschwindt Eriksson (Eatons).


SHELAGH WALTON

As a child we had poodles and terriers but I always wanted a Labrador and after I was married, Dee, otherwise known as Arrowshaft Squires Daughter of Gallybob came to live with us in 1978. She was a pretty yellow bitch of Colinwood and Ballyduff lines and is behind the dogs I show today. Although she only had one litter she proved to be a most excellent foundation to my kennels. Mated to Sh Ch Stajantors Honest John she produced a lovely litter and I kept two bitches, Gallybob Cascade and Gallybob Caraway. Caraway became a Champion and gained her Show Gundog Working Certificate having started her training at 6 years of age. She picked up at a local shoot for two seasons after this. Cascade won 2 Challenge Certificates and 4 Reserve CCs. I have bred on from both these bitches producing several UK CC and Res. CC winners and also French, Australian, Swedish and Finnish Champions along the way. I am now showing a young dog called Gallybob Marmalade who has both Caraway and Cascade in his pedigree and has won two Reserve CCs to date as well as winning his class at Crufts 2020.

I first judged Labradors at Open Show level in February 1984 and have been judging on a regular basis since then. I judged my first Breed Club Open Show for The Yellow Labrador Club in March 1987. I went on to award CCs in March 1992 for the first time at The Three Ridings LRC.

My first invitation abroad was to Sweden to judge the Open Show of the Labrador Retriever Club East in July 1987. Since then I have been lucky enough to be invited to judge in Austria, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Russia, Slovakia and the USA.

I have always tried to put the interests of the Labrador Retriever first and serve on the Committees of both The Yellow Labrador Club and The East Anglian Labrador Retriever Club, attending and helping at most of the events they organise. I served as Secretary of The Labrador Retriever Club for five years and was responsible for organising the Centenary event held in 2003. I am at present the Breed Representative to the Kennel Club Breed Liaison Council.

I have been most fortunate to have the help and support of my husband and four children during my time in Labradors and appreciate this.

I feel extremely honoured to have been invited to judge at your Show and I look forward to my visit with interest.

MAXINE WOODLEY

As a child growing up, I loved everything to do with dogs: films, books, tv programmes and other peoples’ dogs. Very strange really, as I lived in a non-dog loving house! My first trip to Crufts was on my own after catching two buses to Olympia in London. At fifteen, I landed a Saturday job at a local Labrador breeder (Ravencrest) and so my love of the breed began. At sixteen, I was eventually allowed to have a dog of my own as my parents thought I wouldn’t spend so much time at the kennels! She was a six months old yellow bitch and by a local dog, Crestamere Trewinnard Skittle. In my early days, I did junior handling, working tests and showing. My first couple of litters were under the affix of Capelcourt, the first litter being by Ch Squire of Ballyduff and I remember Mrs Docking being very kind to this enthusiastic novice. When I eventually bought Alkhamhurst kennels in Dover I decided to change to using that as my affix. I brought along with me Bushyhill Cinnamon at Capelcourt, mainly Donacre/Othamcourt breeding who gained 1 CC and Roseacre Spindrift who was by Squire and had 1 Reserve-CC.

After a break I wanted to get back into showing and went to Penny Carpanini and bought Carpenny Bastion who was brother to Ch Carpenny Bonhomie (whom I trained to get his working gundog certificate). Over the years, Penny and I have collaborated in many dogs and the import from the USA of Tabathas Mirth and Hawksmoor Webster.

At one time I also had championship winning Flatcoated Retrievers (two overseas champions) and have owned a variety of breeds including Yorkshire Terrier, Whippet, German Shepherd Dogs and cross breeds!

I have now owned and shown dogs for 47 years.

I was appointed by the Kennel Club to award CCs in August 2001 and has, in addition to the United Kingdom, judged in the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, France, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, Finland, Canada and Russia.

I am a big supporter of Labrador Rescue and proudly serve on the committee of The Labrador Retriever Club.

I am honoured and thrilled to be coming to Sweden to judge the Club Show and look forward to my appointment eagerly.