Judge Profile

Judge Name : Mr Gary Withers (New Zealand)

Please visit the Dogs NZ web site for contact details for this judge.

NZKC Group(s)

CH - Championship Show Status

Best in
Group 1
Group 2
Group 3
Group 4
Group 5
Group 6
Group 7

My introduction to showing dogs was with my first Irish Setter back in 1968 while living in the UK. I registered the kennel name LAPSEWOOD in 1970 and bred a number of quality Irish and English Setters under this prefix.

My judging career started at Open Show level in 1976 before eventually making the move from the UK to New Zealand in 1989. It was here that I acquired my first Great Dane, a breed I had always admired and longed to own. I was fortunate to be able to register my UK kennel name with the New Zealand Kennel Club which allowed me to move forward with breeding and showing this most majestic of breeds. I have made up Champions in Fawn, Brindle and Black and have both owned and bred BIS and BISS winners.

President of The Great Dane Club NZ and President of North Harbour KA.

I have had the great honour of judging Great Dane Specialties in the UK, USA, Denmark and Australia

Licensed in NZ to judge all breeds at Open Show level including BIS and am a Non-Sporting (Group 7) and Gundog (Group 3) judge at Championship Show level.

Judging Appointments (Australia and NZ Only)

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

North Canterbury Kennel Association (NZ) Group 6 & General Specials
North Canterbury Kennel Association (NZ) Group 7
10-Jan-21 Cambridge Kennel Association (NZ) Group 3, 5, 6 & General Specials
21-Nov-20 Franklin Kennel Association (Show 1) (NZ) Group 7
13-Apr-19 Ruahine Kennel Association (SHOW 1) (NZ) Group 7
17-Aug-18 Great Dane Society Of Qld Inc (SHOW 1) (QLD) General Specials
9-Dec-17 Hamilton Kennel Association (SHOW 1) (NZ) Group 3, 4, 5, 6
29-Jul-17 Heidelberg & District Kennel Club Inc (VIC) Group 7
6-Aug-16 Canterbury Kennel Association (NZ) Group 7
15-May-16 Kumeu Kennel Association (Show 1) (NZ) Group 6 & General Specials
15-May-16 Kumeu Kennel Association (Show 2) (NZ) Group 1, 2
23-Jan-16 Northland Canine Association (NZ) Group 7
14-Sep-14 Canterbury Kennel Association (SHOW 1) (NZ) Group 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & General Specials
14-Jun-14 Nelson District Kennel Association (Show 1) (NZ) Group 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, General Specials