MANCHESTER DOG SHOW SOCIETY - 20 JANUARY 2019
Judge: Mr. Howard Ogden [non-breed specialist- Beauview]
"What a privilege! Seventy-two Newfoundlands (from the original 99 entered) all seemingly with the same loving and trusting intent to hug and snog me as I waded in to go hands on! I have had patient and generous mentoring and specific breed education by breed clubs, not least the Southern who salvaged me from a wreck of a JDP in 2013 that the KC required to be re-run. Meantime I learnt so much 'close up and personal' at a Fun Day and observed at a Club Ch. Show to go on and gain a Credit at the re-run JDP in 2015. I judged my first breed classes in 1994 and a breed judging seminar at the Newfoundland Club in 2008. I needed a minimum of 55 hands-on. I had 76.