Judge Name : Mrs Helen Hill (VIC)
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Licensed ANKC Group(s)OP - Open Show Status CH - Championship Show Status JH - Junior Handler
I met my first Samoyed in 1974 as a puppy, just before I got married and left to spend 12 months in Perth Western Australia.
This dog came to live with us when we returned to Melbourne. He was registered and when I finally got his papers I contacted the Samoyed Club, became a member, and started showing.
This dog was Ch Kalina Imperial Luna and with the help of Jane Sydenham-Clarke handling him, he won best in groups and a best in show. I was hooked.
Ch Ladara Fair Zaminka and Ch Kalina Fair Zala followed and Mezen Kennels was established.
I started going to judges lectures in 1980 so that I could study about breeds and learn what went into making them unique.
I am licensed to judge Utility and Non Sporting at Championship Show level and Working Dogs and Gundogs at Open Show Level.
My main goal was always to increase my knowledge of breed type and construction so that I could incorporate this information into my breeding.
I have a special interest in the spitz breeds, studying both the subtle and not so subtle differences between them.
I enjoy judging and the challenge of trying to find the dog that is described in the standard.
I have spent much time in discussion with breeders of the various breeds, analysing the merits of the various dogs, always spending time with those breeders who were honest and genuine in their praise and fair in their criticism of the different dogs.
I have a love of all dogs and appreciate a good one no matter what breed it is.
My daughter Kate is now my partner in the Samoyeds and together we discuss and plan our breedings and the future direction of the kennel.
I take pride in the knowledge that Mezen bred dogs are found in the breeding programs of other Samoyed breeders both here and overseas
I have judged in Victoria, NSW, SA and New Zealand .
I have also had the great honour of judging my breed in England and in Slovakia.
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