Judge for the 2010 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship

  • I was just looking at the judging panel and there are lots of judges from overseas judging breeds this year.

    Here is the complete judging panel for those interested. Also can be found on the AKC website.

    Ms. Peggy Beisel-McIlwaine Spaniels (English Springer), Spaniels (Sussex)

    Mrs. Donna J. Buxton Setters (Irish)

    Mrs. Lowell (Arlene) K. Davis Pointers (German Shorthaired), Retrievers
    (Chesapeake Bay), Retrievers (Golden), Setters (English), Spaniels (American

    Mr. Dan Ericsson (Sweden) Retrievers (Labrador)

    Mr. Carl Gene Liepmann Brittanys, Retrievers (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling),
    Retrievers (Flat -Coated), Spaniels (Field), Spinone Italiano

    Ms. Marjorie Martorella Setters (Gordon), Spaniels (Irish Water)

    Mr. Carlos Navarro (Mexico) Spaniels (****er - ASCOB), Spaniels (****er -
    Black), Spaniels (****er - Parti Color), Vizslas, Weimaraners

    Dr. Robert D. Smith Boykin Spaniels

    Dr. Donald Sturz, Jr. Pointers, Retrievers (Curly-Coated), Setters (Irish
    Red & White)

    Ms. Bonnie P. Threlfall Pointers (German Wirehaired), Spaniels (Clumber),
    Spaniels (English ****er), Spaniels (Welsh Springer), Wirehaired Pointing


    Mrs. Houston (Toddie) Clark Dachshunds (All Varieties), Foxhounds
    (English), Foxhounds (American)

    Mr. Christofer Habig (Germany) Bloodhounds

    Mr. W. Ronald Irving Norwegian Elkhounds

    Ms. Marjorie Martorella Beagles (Both Varieties), Saluki

    Mr. Janusz Opara (Poland) Basenji

    Mrs. June A. Penta Otterhounds, Pharaoh Hounds,

    Mrs. Gloria R. Reese Black and Tan Coonhounds, Greyhounds, Harriers, Plott
    Hounds, Whippets

    Dr. Robert D. Smith Bluetick Coonhounds, Redbone Coonhounds, Treeing Walker

    Mrs. Claire (Kitty) K. Steidel Afghan Hounds, Basset Hounds, Petit Basset
    Griffon Vend?ens, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Scottish Deerhounds

    Dr. Donald Sturz, Jr. Borzoi, Ibizan Hounds, Irish Wolfhounds


    Mrs. Donna J. Buxton Alaskan Malamutes, Anatolian Shepherd Dogs,
    Komondorok, Saint Bernards

    Mrs. Roberta C. Davies Black Russian Terriers, Siberian Huskies

    Mr. Christofer Habig (Germany) Akitas, Dogues De Bordeaux, Neapolitan

    Mr. Eugene W. Haupt Doberman Pinschers, Kuvaszok, Newfoundlands, Samoyeds,
    Tibetan Mastiffs

    Mr. Denis Kuzelj (Slovenia) Bernese Mountain Dogs, Cane Corsos, Giant
    Schnauzers, Rottweilers, Standard Schnauzers

    Mr. Glynn Payne (U.K.) Bullmastiffs, Great Danes, Mastiffs

    Ms. Jane Roppolo Boxers, German Pinschers, Great Pyrenees, Greater Swiss
    Mountain Dogs, Portuguese Water Dogs

    Dr. Robert D. Smith Leonbergers


    Ms. Peggy Beisel-McIlwaine Airedale Terriers, Miniature Schnauzers, Soft
    Coated Wheaten Terriers

    Mr. Andrew H. Brace (U.K.) Norfolk Terriers

    Mr. Dan Ericsson (Sweden) Bedlington Terriers, Scottish Terriers, West
    Highland White Terriers

    Mr. Peter J. Green Australian Terriers, Cesky Terriers, Dandie Dinmont
    Terriers, Fox Terriers (Smooth), Kerry Blue Terriers, Welsh Terriers

    Mr. Vincent T. Grosso Fox Terriers (Wire)

    Mr. W. Ronald Irving (U.K.) Cairn Terriers, Norwich Terriers, Skye Terriers

    Mr. Jeff Luscott (U.K.) Glen of Imaal Terriers, Parson Russell Terriers

    Mrs. Lynne M. Myall American Staffordshire Terriers, Bull Terriers (Both
    Varieties), Miniature Bull Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers

    Mr. Robert Naun Border Terriers, Irish Terriers, Lakeland Terriers,
    Sealyham Terriers, Manchester Terriers (Standard)


    Mr. Andrew H. Brace (U.K.) Affenpinschers, Brussels Griffons, English Toy
    Spaniels (All Varieties), Pomeranians

    Mr. W. Everett Dean, Jr. Italian Greyhounds, Japanese Chin, Pugs, Silky
    Terriers, Yorkshire Terriers

    Mr. Dan Ericsson (Sweden) Pekingese

    Mrs. Peggy J. Hauck Maltese, Papillons, Poodles (Toy), Shih Tzu

    Mr. Janusz Opara (Poland) Chihuahuas (Both Varieties)

    Mrs. June A. Penta Havanese

    Mrs. Marjorie A. Tuff Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Chinese Crested, Toy
    Fox Terriers, Manchester Terriers (Toy), Miniature Pinschers


    Mr. Vincent T. Grosso American Eskimo Dogs, Chinese Shar-Pei, L?wchen,
    Shiba Inu

    Mr. Christofer Habig (Germany) Tibetan Spaniels, Tibetan Terriers

    Mrs. Peggy J. Hauck French Bulldogs

    Mr. Glynn Payne (U.K.) Bulldogs

    Mrs. Francine W. Schwartz Chow Chows, Finnish Spitz, Keeshonden, Lhasa
    Apsos, Schipperkes

    Mr. John R. Shoemaker Bichons Frises, Boston Terriers, Dalmatians, Poodles
    (Miniature), Poodles (Standard)

    Dr. Robert D. Smith Norwegian Lundehunds


    Mrs. Roberta C. Davies Australian Shepherds, Canaan Dogs, Collies (Smooth),
    Pyrenean Shepherds

    Mr. Dan Ericsson (Sweden) Norwegian Buhunds

    Mr. W. Ronald Irving (U.K.) Briards

    Mr. Denis Kuzelj (Slovenia) Bearded Collies, Beaucerons

    Mr. Jeff Luscott (U.K.) Belgian Malinois, Belgian Sheepdogs, Belgian
    Tervuren, Border Collies

    Mr. Carlos Navarro (Mexico) German Shepherd Dogs

    Mr. Janusz Opara (Poland) Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Polish Lowland Sheepdogs

    Mrs. June A. Penta Collies (Rough), Shetland Sheepdogs, Swedish Vallhunds

    Dr. Robert D. Smith Icelandic Sheepdogs

    Mr. Lawrence C. Terricone Australian Cattle Dogs, Bouviers des Flandres,
    Cardigan Welsh Corgis, Old English Sheepdogs, Pulik

  • I believe this is Mr. Opara's website.. http://liwang.republika.pl/english/index_e.html

  • Thanks Janneke

  • Mr. Opara was judging basenjis at WDS 06 in Poland.;)

  • Pat - Janusz Opara judged our (Basenji Owners and Breeders Association) some years ago. I can't remember just how many but if you wish I can find the catalogue and tell you.

    He seemed knowledgeable but was very confused about our judging procedures - not necessarily his fault but as this was an overseas appointment you would have thought he would been careful to study the UK requirements.

    He was recommended by Jane Wilson Stringer (Horsleys) - you may have heard of her - she exported to the USA many times. She was one of the first in the UK to breed black and whites. Regrettably she died a few years ago.

  • Thank you Patty for the information. Yes, I can understand how judges could be confused with ring procedure. It happens here a lot when we get international judges. And I would venture to guess that even if you read the procedures, doing them "real" time can get to be a challenge.

  • Pat - Agreed. I have never accepted an overseas judging appointment - partly for that reason!

  • I have judged a couple of overseas specialties and have found my efficient and helpful stewards to be worth their weight in gold; they always are of course, but with an unfamiliar system and language this is even more true.:)

  • @Borbasuk:

    I have judged a couple of overseas specialties and have found my efficient and helpful stewards to be worth their weight in gold; they always are of course, but with an unfamiliar system and language this is even more true.:)

    That was the case with my mum also and it also helped that I was able to clue her up on the system beforehand, well as best as I could lol

  • @Borbasuk:

    I have judged a couple of overseas specialties and have found my efficient and helpful stewards to be worth their weight in gold; they always are of course, but with an unfamiliar system and language this is even more true.:)

    That is so true, a good ring steward is for sure worth their weight in gold regardless of the situation. I have nothing but the greatest respect for a good ring steward…... and I can image being in a situation that you are in a strange country with different judging procedures how much the judge would rely on the ring steward

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