I began showing dogs at the age of 11 which gives me over 50 years. My first dog was a German Shepherd which I showed in both Obedience and Conformation. I exhibited GSD for 20 years. When my ankles and knees gave out and I couldn't do all the running I switched to Chows and have been showing them since 1976. I have bred and/or owned over 40 Champions. In 1992 I was approved by AKC for my first breed. Currently I am approved for one Toy breed, all but 6 Non-Sporting breeds and 9 Herding breeds, as well as Junior Showmanship and FSS/Open shows. I am currently provisional for Xolos and Cotons. Also I am an ASCA judge. I have had the honor and pleasure to judge the Chow National in Italy as well as the Chow National in Australia (2 times). I have also judged several times in Canada. I have also judged for UKC, IABCA and ARBA. When I am not judging I enjoy showing my own Chows, ring stewarding or just attending a show to enjoy the people, dogs and to learn about new breeds.