Judge Profile

Judge Name : Mr Ronald Besoff (NSW)

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Licensed ANKC Group(s)

OP - Open Show Status     CH - Championship Show Status     JH - Junior Handler

Best in
Show
Group 1
Toys
Group 2
Terriers
Group 3
Gundogs
Group 4
Hounds
Group 5
Working
Group 6
Utility
Group 7
Non-Sporting
Junior
Handlers
YES CHCHCHCHCHCHCH



Ron Besoff (BA Dip. Educ.) and Dianne Besoff J.P.

Our first involvement in the sport of dogs was with the purchase of an Afghan Hound in 1970 but it was to be the successful show career of a Dalmatian bitch purchased in 1973 that was to set the pattern for our future. Since then our dogs have not been outside the winning circle, having won over 500 Best in Shows at both All Breed and Specialty Level.

The success of our breeding kennels is just as well known with over 100 Champions either owned or bred by us. Dogs from our Kennels have been sent to all Australian States and many exported to Europe, Asia and New Zealand that have had significant influences on the breed in those places. We have also owned, exhibited and bred two of the greatest winning Dalmatians in Australian breed history. “Champion Swiftgait MyLord Duke” who won 46 Best in Show awards at both Specialty & All Breeds level and a female “Grand Ch Swiftgait In The Fast Lane” who won 106 All Breeds Best in Shows. She also holds the world record for Best in Show wins by a Dalmatian and the record for the Greatest Australian All Breeds Best in Show Winner. Our current 2yr old Grand Champion winning Dalmatian has won 20 Best in Shows and is ranked as number 3 All Breeds in the country

Whilst our major involvement is in Dalmatians we have both owned and exhibited Best in Show winning English Pointers, Boston Terriers and Smooth Fox Terriers. We have also been involved in breeding and exhibiting Labrador Retrievers, British Bulldogs and Doberman that have all been Best in Show winners.

Involvement in Club administration has been extensive having held most club positions at one time or another. Currently Ron is President and Dianne Secretary of Cessnock Dog Club, Ron President and Dianne Treasurer of Lake Macquarie All Breeds Kennel Club and Dianne is President and Ron is Secretary of The Lakes District Canine Club. The three Clubs each run three major Championship dog shows a year with entries around the 1000 dogs. Ron has also been an executive officer of the Combined Northern Canine Committee which manages the operation of a permanent Dog Showground utilized by 32 Dog Clubs in the Newcastle area. We are also responsible for the organization of Championship Dog Shows for two local Agricultural Society each year.

We have written extensively for local and international dog publications. Lectures, notes and seminars have been provided in Australia and overseas. Ron has been a correspondent for National Publications including Dog News and National Dog Magazine. We have also been involved in lecturing and examining at Judges Training Schemes and Ron was Chairman of the Hunter Region Committee of the Royal New South Wales Canine Council.

First licensed to judge in 1980. We are both now licensed to judge all breeds and Best in Show. We have judged extensively throughout Australia and have judged in New Zealand, Canada and America on a number of occasions. We judge regularly throughout Asia with prestigious assignments in French New Caledonia, Malaysia, The Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Korea, India, Japan, South Africa, England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland

We both enjoy judging, travelling and meeting new people.


Judging Appointments (Australia and NZ Only)

Appointments are based on shows entered in our system since 2012. Please inform us of any errors.

8-Dec-18
Ulverstone Kennel Club Inc (SHOW A) (TAS) Group 3, 5
8-Dec-18
Ulverstone Kennel Club Inc (SHOW B) (TAS) Group 2, 7
8-Dec-18
Ulverstone Kennel Club Inc (SHOW C) (TAS) Group 1 & General Specials
1-Oct-18 Walbundrie Show Society Inc (NSW) Group 3, 6
30-Sep-18 Corowa & District Kennel Club (NSW) Group 1, 4 & General Specials
29-Sep-18 Culcairn P A H & I Society (NSW) Group 2, 5, 7
15-Jul-18 Bungendore & Palerang District All Breeds Kennel Club (NSW) Group 7 & General Specials
14-Jul-18 Bungendore & Palerang District All Breeds Kennel Club (NSW) Group 5
13-Jul-18 Bungendore & Palerang District All Breeds Kennel Club (NSW) Group 4
17-Jun-18 Hauraki Canine Association (SHOW 1) (NZ) Group 5
17-Jun-18 Hauraki Canine Association (SHOW 2) (NZ) Group 6, 7
16-Jul-17 Atherton Tableland Kennel Club (QLD) Group 3, 5, 6, 7 & General Specials
15-Jul-17 Atherton Tableland Kennel Club (QLD) Group 1, 2, 4
18-Jun-17 Isis & District Canine Club Inc (QLD) Group 1, 4, 5
17-Jun-17 Isis & District Canine Club Inc (QLD) Group 2, 3, 6, 7 & General Specials
28-May-17 Cowra & District Kennel Club Inc (NSW) Group 5
27-May-17 Cowra & District Kennel Club Inc (AM SHOW) (NSW) Group 7
27-May-17 Cowra & District Kennel Club Inc (PM SHOW) (NSW) Group 1 & General Specials
7-May-17 Merbein Kennel Club (VIC) Group 1, 4 & General Specials
6-May-17 Mildura & District Kennel Club (VIC) Group 2, 6, 7
5-May-17 Mildura & District Kennel Club (VIC) Group 3, 5
17-Jul-16 Rockhampton Kennel Club Inc (QLD) Group 1, 3, 7
16-Jul-16 Rockhampton Kennel Club Inc (QLD) Group 2, 4, 5, 6 & General Specials
14-Feb-16 Albany All Breeds Dog Club (WA) Group 5, 6, 7 & General Specials
13-Feb-16 Albany All Breeds Dog Club (WA) Group 1, 2, 3, 4
10-Oct-15 Southern Agricultural Society Inc (AM SHOW) (SA) Group 4, 6
10-Oct-15 Southern Agricultural Society Inc (PM SHOW) (SA) Group 2, 3 & General Specials
31-Aug-15 Parkes P A & H Association (NSW) Group 2, 3 & General Specials
26-Apr-15 Cloncurry & District Canine Club Inc (SHOW 1) (QLD) Group 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & General Specials
15-Mar-15 The Australian Working Dog Club of NSW Inc (NSW) General Specials
7-Nov-14 Northern All Breeds Kennel Club Inc (NSW) Group 2 & General Specials
2-Nov-14 Albury & Border Kennel Club Inc (NSW) Group 2, 3, 4
1-Nov-14 Albury Show Society Inc (NSW) Group 1, 7 & General Specials
31-Aug-14 Burnett Kennel Club Inc (QLD) Group 1
30-Aug-14 Wondai A P & I Society (QLD) Group 2, 3 & General Specials
29-Aug-14 Burnett Kennel Club Inc (QLD) Group 5, 6
24-May-14 Dubbo Show Society (NSW) Group 2, 3 & General Specials
17-May-14 Hills District Kennel & Training Club Inc (NSW) General Specials
11-May-14 Dublin Kennel Club Inc (SA) Group 3
10-May-14 Dublin Kennel Club Inc (AM) (SA) Group 7 & General Specials
10-May-14 Dublin Kennel Club Inc (PM) (SA) Group 6
9-Mar-14 Combined Breeds Dog Club of Tasmania Inc (AM) (TAS) Group 1, 7
9-Mar-14 Combined Breeds Dog Club of Tasmania Inc (PM) (TAS) Group 2, 5
2-Feb-14 NZKC Auckland Exhibition Centre (Show 1 AM) (NZ) Group 7 & General Specials
2-Feb-14 NZKC Auckland Exhibition Centre (Show 2 PM) (NZ) Group 5
1-Feb-14 Hibiscus Coast Kennel Association (Show 1) (NZ) Group 1
1-Feb-14 Hibiscus Coast Kennel Association (Show 2) (NZ) Group 2
27-Jan-14 Dorrigo & District Kennel Club (NSW) Group 4
26-Jan-14 Bonville & District Kennel Club (NSW) Group 2 & General Specials
25-Jan-14 Dorrigo & District Kennel Club (NSW) Group 6
24-Jan-14 Bonville & District Kennel Club (NSW) Group 3
29-Dec-13 Dogs NSW Show Committee Bush Fire Appeal (NSW) General Specials
9-Nov-13 Northern All Breeds Kennel Club Inc (PM Show) (NSW) Group 2 & General Specials
4-Aug-13 Werribee-Barwon Canine Club Inc (VIC) Group 3
3-Aug-13 Ladies Kennel Association Inc (VIC) Group 6
3-Aug-13 Werribee-Barwon Canine Club Inc (VIC) General Specials
2-Aug-13 Ladies Kennel Association Inc (VIC) Group 2
27-Apr-13 Wellington Show Society (NSW) Group 1, 2, 3 & General Specials
21-Apr-13 Nelson Ladies Kennel Association (NZ) Group 3, 4, 6
20-Apr-13 Nelson Ladies Kennel Association (NZ) Group 1, 2, 5, 7 & General Specials
30-Mar-13 The Dalmatian Club Of NSW Inc (NSW) General Specials
30-Mar-13 The Dalmatian Club of NSW Inc (NSW) General Specials
2-Mar-13 Wallamba A & H Association Inc (NSW) Group 1, 3, 5 & General Specials
28-Oct-12 Geraldton & Districts Kennel Club Inc (WA) Group 5, 6, 7
27-Oct-12 Geraldton & Districts Kennel Club Inc (WA) Group 1, 2, 3, 4 & General Specials
14-Oct-12 Ruahine Kennel Association (NZ) Group 1, 3
13-Oct-12 Ruahine Kennel Association (NZ) Group 5, 7 & General Specials
26-Aug-12 Tully & District Kennel Club (QLD) Group 1, 6, 7 & General Specials
25-Aug-12 Tully & District Kennel Club (QLD) Group 2, 3, 4, 5
4-Aug-12 Dogs NT (Show 1) (NT) Group 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & General Specials
22-Jul-12 Tasmanian Kennel Club Inc (Green Show) (TAS) Group 2, 4, 5 & General Specials
22-Jul-12 Tasmanian Kennel Club (Gold Show) (TAS) Group 6, 7
17-Jun-12 Riverland Dog Training & Kennel Club Inc (SA) Group 3, 4
16-Jun-12 Riverland Dog Training & Kennel Club Inc (SA) Group 1, 2, 7
15-Jun-12 Riverland Dog Training & Kennel Club Inc (SA) Group 5, 6 & General Specials
6-May-12 Alice Springs Kennel & Dog Sports Club (302nd) (NT) Group 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & General Specials
19-Feb-12 Dogs NSW Complex Fundraising Committee (NSW) General Specials
18-Feb-12 Dogs NSW Complex Fundraising Committee (NSW) Group 2
22-Jan-12 Yarrawonga & Border Canine Association (VIC) Group 1 & General Specials
21-Jan-12 Benalla Kennel Club Inc (VIC) Group 2, 5
20-Jan-12 Benalla Kennel Club Inc (VIC) Group 4, 6