The following shows are organised by
the Kyogle & District Kennel Club.
Bonalbo Show Society
Saturday 20th April 2013
No Show this year
Woodenbong Show Society
Sunday 21stApril 2013
Kyogle & District Kennel Club
26, 27, 29 September
Kyogle P A & H Society
The Kyogle & District Kennel Club together with
Kyogle Pastoral, Agricultural & Horticultural
will be holding 4 Championship shows on
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
26, 27, 28, 29 September 2013.
We are trying to make this an annual event
as an attraction to the district,
giving country exhibitors the opportunity,
not often seen outside the major cities,
of showing their dogs to
respected, highly qualified, international judges
while still keeping entry fees at the
same level as for local judges.
We have received a grant from the Kyogle Council to upgrade the rings
Clubs I serve on the Northern Province Judges Sub Committee as Vice Chairman
I have served on many clubs as Chairlady but at present is the Chairlady of Northern Tshwane Kennel Club (All Breeds Club) I have …been the Chairlady for this club now 5 years. Before I served on the club as a normal committee member
I am also the Chairlady of the Transvaal Terrier Club and has served as Chairlady for the past 8 years. – served on committee before being elected at Chairperson.
I have just been elected as Chairlady for the Chihuahua Club in Gauteng.
I am also President of the French Bulldog Club, Centenary Terrier Club, Vice president of many other breed clubs
I was also secretary for EDKC All breeds club for many years.
I have owned, exhibited or bred the following breed with great success.
Pyrenean Mountain Dogs, Shih Tzu, Maltese, American Cocker Spaniels, Poodles
Border Collies, Miniature Schnauzer. – judged many specialties in the above breeds.
For the past 15 years I have been exhibiting Airedale Terriers and Chinese Crested for the
past 4 years with great success.
My Airedale was the Top Dog All Breeds in 2005 and since 2004 my Airedales have
either been the top Terrier in the KUSA or Animal Talk ratings (or in both) and was
runner up twice.
My Shih Tzu was also the top winning Utility dog in his day having won 189 BOB
many group and BIS awards
my Maltese was top Toy for two years in a row.
I am judging Working, Gundogs, Terriers, Herding & Hounds in South Africa during
My first own dog was an Airedale terrier female named Darling, which was obtained in 1973. I wanted Darling to become a good working dog, so I trained her with a great enthusiasm. And we achieved outstanding results! Darling got highest results (diplomas of 1st degree) in 6 various working dog trials and won numerous competitions. I took her even for a bear hunt training; and my dog worked equally well as laikas. Darling has also given me the experience of participating in dog shows and raising puppies; she gave birth to her first litter in 1976.
As a result of my active work, the board of the Airedale terrier club sent me to the dog judge courses. In 1980 I became a dog show and working trials judge.
My first Miniature schnauzer – Aki Klepac was brought from Czechoslovakia in 1978. She became the foundation female of my kennel – Tmavi Knir, which is the oldest Miniature schnauzer kennel in Russia and the countries of the former U.S.S.R.
I have been a chairman of St. Petersburg Schnauzer club and show committee of the famous “Schnauzer Show” for a long time. My work in judging and breeding had been honored several times by different awards. In 1998 I became the honorary member of DOSAAF, the Working Dog Club, of St. Petersburg . The “Miniature schnauzer” book, the first of that kind in Russian language, published in 1999 became a result of my 20-years-long Schnauzer breeder’s career.
My family moved to Finland in 2000. I had 23 dog breeds in my judge list when we moved there. For the time we have lived in Finland black and black-and-silver Miniature schnauzers from Tmavi Knir kennel have been acknowledged 12 times as “Best Winning Miniature schnauzer of the Year of Finland”. In 2011 I was awarded with golden mark of Finnish Pincher Schnauzer Club.
In the beginning of 2013 the Finnish Kennel Club acknowledged me as an International Allrounder Judge. This year I will celebrate several anniversaries: 40 years of my cynological work and 35 years in Miniature schnauzers breeding. During these years more than 50 National and 10 International Champions have been born in Tmavi Knir Kennel as well as World Winner and Reserve World Winner.
Besides German shepherds, Airedale terriers and Miniature schnauzers, we had Dobermanns as well in our home, which belonged to my husband. He ceased his work with that breed after the ban on ears cropping and tails docking had come into force.
In 1970 to 2005, I owned, showed and bred Old English Sheepdogs. Other breeds I was involved in showing were Chihuahua, Lhasa Apso and a German Shepherd. German Shepherd was a breed I was very interested in and attended many speciality shows and seminars run by the German Shepherd breeders.
In 1987 I became interested in judging and sat my first examination. This was the “Working Dog Group”. Before moving to next groups, I preferred to learn as much as possible in that group I had passed. I completed the other 6 groups and in 2006 became an “All Breeds Judge” passing the last group, “Toys”.
I have had appointments to judge in Australia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Philippines, Japan and Malaysia, and of course New Zealand.
Presently my partner and I breed and show whippets. Our whippets have been sent to Belgium, Italy, Norway, Finland, Sweden, USA, Japan, Singapore, Philippines, Mexico and recently we have been sending our whippets to Australia. We have bred 5 New Zealand Grand Champions and Grand Champions in Singapore and Philippines.
I presently hold the office of “Treasurer” for “Cambridge All Breeds Association” club.
Resume Eva Ekstam
I am brought up with dogs. My actual dog career started in 1955 by breeding mainly English Setters but also Smooth coated dach-hounds for field trial purposes (Stardust Kennels) together with my uncle. I showed them occasionally to get their field trial championship. I also owned Beagles and Finnish hounds (Strövare).
From 1966 to 1990 I bred Siberian Huskies (Mekusaks Kennels). I bred over 100 show champions, of which 8 different dogs won all breeds BIS awards. I was also active in sled dog racing and our kennel gained several Scandinavian and Finnish championships.
I moved to New Zealand in the early 1990 and shortly after that I started breeding Whippets (Ronndal Kennels).
I have bred 55 NZ champions, 2 INT CH, 1 Scandinavian CH, 5 NZ GR CH (involves at least 50 ccs and 3 A/B BIS) and 4 generations of Specialty BIS winners. I have also been involved in breeding Old English Sheepdogs and with my partner Ian Smith (previous Rowandale OES) and bred several champions and two all breed BIS winners in Australia and New Zealand.
As a natural continuation I started judging dogs and in 1969 I got my championship show license for my first breed. (In Finland we take a breed at a time, so to get one group takes a while).
When I moved from Finland in 1990 a was qualified to judge 178 breeds. In 1991 I got my “All Breed” license in New Zealand.
From 1975 to 1990 I judge extensively in Scandinavia and Europe about 25 Championship Shows a year. After moving to NZ my appointments have decreased about 10 appointments a year. Today I rather exhibit my Whippets!
I have judged in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Italy, South Africa, Australia, Canada, Philippines and New Zealand.
I have also been involved in several dog clubs. I was president for The Utility- and Toydog Club of Finland for many years, secretary for The Finnish Siberian Husky club and The Finnish Setter and Pointer Club. I was President for the Auckland Judging Association for 4 years and the president of The Hound Club of Auckland for 5 years. I was the secretary Of Cambridge Kennel Association till March 2013