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VIRACOCHA ONYA MARKS wins Best Puppy in Breed and Hound Puppy Group 1 under Breed judge Steve Jepson & Group Judge Mary Deats
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Inca BOB and Group 3 under Lesley Trow at Herts & Essex
Candy BOB under Dianne Reid, and Group 4 under Breed Specialist Marion Hunt at City of Cambridge


My Judging

I had my first judging appointment in July 2010, which was at Worthing & District Canine Society.  Previous to this I gained as much experience as I could by being asked to Judge for Ring Craft Society Matches, where you are able to go over many breeds.

In addition to the above have taken the following seminars and at present I'm a B List (breed Specialist) Judge with Four Counties Beagle Club, The Beagle Club, The Beagle Association, The Northern & Midland Counties Beagle Club, and C List for West Mercia Beagle Club. I'm also on the C List for Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Pharaoh Hounds and Basenji's, Dachshunds, Basset Hound, PBGV, GBGV, Pointer (Breed Specialist) and German Shorthaired Pointer. I have also judged Whippets, Afghans & Boston Terriers.  As I have a great enthusiasm for all breeds, especially hounds & Gundogs.

  • Requirements of a Dog Show Judge - With Nick Bryce-Smith
  • Stewarding - With Nick Bryce-Smith
  • Confirmation and Movement - With Ann Woodrow
  • Hands on Assessment - With Ann Woodrow
  • Beagle Appreciation Day - With Eleanor Bothwell (Hound Group Judge Crufts 2011) and Patricia Sutton
  • Beagle Seminar - October 2013 With the Beagle Association with Pat Sutton
  • Beagle Breed Specific Seminar The Beagle Association/Northern & Midland Beagle Club.  Passed October 2014
  • BGV Club Breed Specific Seminar Passed PBGV, Passed Written GBGV October 2015


Here are some photos from my first judging appointment at Worthing.  I had a great entry for an open show of 18 dogs.



My Best of Breed, Kingsland's Shercroft Opera at Redcap JW


BOB being awarded G4 by Deryck Player


My best Puppy, Hills Troopersway Halo at Donay


Best Puppy being awarded Puppy Group 2 by Deryck Player

 Photos by Michelle Kingsland


Here are some photos from my first breed club appointment, a priviledge to judge The Beagle Association Open Show.  I had such an enjoyable day, one I shall always treasure. I also joined their committee on this day. February 2017



February 2019 

Judging Northern & Midland Beagle Club

My Best in Show line up


I was due to award my first set of CC's August 2020 at the Scottish Kennel Club, an honour I was so looking forward to.  Unfortunately COVID-19 took heed to this with all the dog shows being cancelled.  I look forward to one day soon fulfilling my dream in judging these beautiful hounds at Championship level. 












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