Judge Name : Mrs Kim Haddon (QLD)
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Licensed ANKC Group(s)OP - Open Show Status CH - Championship Show Status JH - Junior Handler
My love of dogs goes back to early childhood, with my family owning a purebred Miniature Smooth Daschund, German Shepherd, Australian Cattle Dog and three Toy Poodles. My mother also bred Purebred Arabian Horses where, from an early age, she taught me form, function, type, balance, soundness and movement.
My personal involvement with purebred dogs spans the past 44 years, having joined the ANKC/Dogs Queensland, in 1973, when I was involved in Obedience trialing and Obedience displays at the Brisbane Royal. In 1975, I bred my first purebred litter of German Shepherds under my Mother’s Prefix “Millavale” and from this litter came one of Australia’s Top German Shepherds at the time. I continued to breed, show and trial German Shepherds for the next 15 years under my own Zeigen Prefix. During this time I also bred, exhibited and trialed Rottweilers for 11 years.
In 1984, I became a founder for the Bernese Mountain Dog in Australia and I have continued to breed and Exhibit Bernese Mountain dogs for the past 33 years, importing and exporting to many Countries throughout the World. As the founder and President of the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Queensland (Australia) for the past 17 years, I attended the World’s first Bernese Mountain Dog Health Symposium held in Langenthal, Switzerland in 2000, discussing breeding and health issues affecting the Bernese Mountain Dog worldwide. I pride myself on the strict standards of soundness to which I breed and was named as breeding #1 and #2 Top Soundness Producing BMD Sires in Australasia, in a book written by English Author and statistician, Malcolm Willis (UK).
In 2006, I fell in love with Pomeranians and have imported Pomeranians from five different Countries for my breeding program, to help improve the breed here in Australia. My ambitions were quickly realized by breeding the #4 Pomeranian in America in 2014 and invited to compete at Westminster in 2015. I have also bred and shown Jack Russell Terriers. Zeigen Kennels, have bred well over 70 Champions in my chosen breeds.
I commenced Judging in 1997 and have judged extensively throughout Australia and New Zealand and recently Finland.
I am currently President of The Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Queensland, on the Committee of the Darling Downs Kennel Club and I am on the Inaugural National Drafting Committee.
I have had the honor of judging Specialty Shows for Australian Cattle Dogs and Kelpies, Australian Terriers, Tenterfield Terriers, Bernese Mountain Dogs, Border Collies, Borzois, Boxers, British Bulldogs, Bull Mastiffs, Cocker Spaniels, Collies-Rough and Smooth, Fox Terriers, Jack Russell Terriers, Old English Sheepdogs, Rottweilers, Saint Bernards, , West Highland White Terriers, Utility Dog Club of NSW, Tasmania and Victoria Specialties, the Toy Dog Club Specialty of New Zealand and in 2015, I judged at Lahti International Dog Show, Finland and have been invited to judge in Khonkaen province, Thailand. I look forward to the priveledge and experience of judging in different Coutries throughout the world.
“Becoming All Breeds is a lifelong dream fulfilled and I am very proud to be an All Breeds Judge and will continue to honor this title by always giving my honest opinion”
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