Judge Name : Mr John Mitchell (QLD)
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Licensed ANKC Group(s)OP - Open Show Status CH - Championship Show Status JH - Junior Handler
I have been involved with the Dog World for about 29 years when I exhibited my first toy dogs. Shortly afterwards I met and fell in love with Bouviers and have been owned by several ever since that point of time.
I have been very active in the herding world and understand what many of our working dogs look like when they are earning their keep! My secret little dream would be to judge a conformation show for a breed one day and then judge a herding trial of the same breed/dogs the following day! Just a dream at the moment!
I am one of the founding members of "The Continental Herding Club INC" in Queensland and have held several roles in that club during the time including the position as President and Vice President.
I am a fully accredited Herding Judge for all tests, all trials and all levels and have judged in Qld, NSW, Vic and South Australia over the last 6 years.
I am currently an active member of the Ipswich Kennel Club.
During 2016, I elevated as a Championship Show Judge in Group 5.
Passed my elevation exams for Group 6 in 2020.
Since 2017, I have passed my exams for Group 1& 7 at an Open Show level. I look forward to invitations to judge in any of these groups in the future. I am currently working towards elevating in Group 1 during 2020/21.
I cannot thank my mentors, coordinators and exhibitors enough for all the time they have invested in me over the last few years. My journey has been well supported by all of you and I appreciate that you have shared your experience and time with me. Thank you.
I have a very strong interest in "The Working Breeds and I am currently exploring some new working activities with our new Imported Dutch Bouvier bitch 'Eva' and her daughter 'Freyja'.
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