I have been involved with showing and breeding Labradors for over 28 years. I started originally as a junior handler along with my late sister Sharon, hence my affix “Sharouns” One of my very first dogs, Strinesdale Crispin of Sharouns, bred by the late Fred Balshaw, taught me so much about the breed and together we had a considerable amount of success.
To date I have owned 5 UK Show Champions,4 of which I bred. Sh Ch Sharouns Trademark JW, Sh Ch Sharouns Incognito JW, his full brother Sh Ch Sharouns Illusionist JW ShCM, Sh Ch Sharouns Pandora JW and Sh Ch Harrop Happy Go Lucky to Sharouns JW ShCm, who also did well in group competition. I have also had the privilege of owning champions from other countries who have won top awards in the UK , JKC Ch Bloom of Trackerhouse and ES/Gi IB Ch Kowalski Buffalo Bill, both of whom where a credit to their breeders and adapted well to the UK weather !
In addition I have bred several CC winners and res cc winners, many of which have gained their Junior Warrants.
I have been fortunate to judge at most of the UK Labrador breed clubs and awarded my first “CCs” at Cotswold and Wyvern LRC in July 1998 and have awarded “CCs” on a regular basis since then. I have been privileged to have been invited to judge Labradors in several overseas countries including Australia, Italy, USA, Japan, Germany, Holland, Ireland and Russia and more.
My most recent appointment in the UK was to judge Crufts Labrador Bitches in 2018 , something that I am very proud of and an experience of a life time.
So back to 2019, when in August I shall be visiting Denmark to judge at your Club Show, something I feel grateful to have been invited to do. I am hoping for a fine day , good sportsmanship and some happy Labradors of good quality for my first Danish judging appointment! See you soon.
Shaun P Williamson
I live in a small village near Moscow. My family always had dogs, but I got my first dog of the Afghan breed in 1986. For several years I was busy with borzois and worked as a secretary in the Moscow Kennel Club.
I acquired the first Labrador in 2001, it was a yellow male, he was quite successful at various shows and had the title of Interchampion. Later, I acquired a few more dogs of this wonderful breed. But the main success was meeting with a great breeder and a wonderful friend - Eva Gustafsson (kennel Guideline's) in 2007 and of course acquiring IntCh MultCh Guideline's Trade Gothic In the same year I registered my kennel Jerminal Misty and later my breeding was based on Guideline's blood lines - a combination of genetic health, excellent temperament and working qualities, and of course, a recognizable type, steadfastly transmitted to descendants.
I do not pursue the goal of having many litters and mostly males live in my house. However, Labradors with my prefix are successful in rings and I already have several Interchampions and Multichampions. My daughter Margarita is a veterinarian, a groomer and a handler of our kennel. For more than 15 years I have been a cynologist of one of the oldest clubs in Russia, the Russian Retriever Club. For several years I have been a member of the Presidium of the National Club Labrador Retriever. I am engaged in organizing several large special Labrador Retriever shows held annually in Moscow. Licensed to the judge in 2012. I judged many special shows of various ranks in Russia, including the Labrador Championship, the largest special show of the year in Russia. In 2018, I was allowed to judge overseas CAC shows and special shows. In the summer of 2018, I judged the Labrador Championship in Belarus. In 2019, I was also invited to the Czech Republic to judge a special Labrador show.
I am very grateful to the organizers for inviting me to judge such a significant and interesting show as the LabEvent-2019, I am immensely happy with this opportunity and will be waiting for a new meeting with my beloved Scandinavia! See you in August!
Kathy Sneider, VMD
I purchased my first Labrador in 1973 from a local mediocre show kennel and quickly realized that she was not the best quality show dog! I trained her in obedience instead and obtained several titles on her. Then in 1975 I purchased my first show dog but although he was beautiful, he did not pass his hip radiographs. My next show dog came from Sunnybrook Acres and she did become a US Champion and the foundation for my kennel, Aquarius Labradors. In 1979 I helped to begin the Labrador Retriever Club of Long Island with Colonel Jerry Weiss, Lisa Weiss (Lobuff Labradors) and Karen and Charlie Schultz (Northwood Labradors). Lisa was one of my most important mentors along the way. In 1998 I had a single puppy born to a small yellow bitch that I had purchased from Sharon Parr whose father was a Tweedledum dog, “Peter”. This single puppy went on to become the biggest winning lab in US history. Can. Am. Ch. Aquarius Centercourt Delight, JH, WC also known as “Buzz” winning 10 Specialty shows including Potomac under judge Eva Mjelde, and 22 US Best In Shows and 1 Canadian BIS. He was line bred on Receiver of Cranspire. Since Buzz I have bred many Champions and several Specialty winning dogs, the most recent being GCh. Bronze Aquarius Immabe Trouble, “Riot”. My philosophy is to breed a well rounded labrador who can still perform his/her job yet is typey and balanced. Temperament is very important as most of my dogs do go live with families. Health is also a top priority and all breeding dogs are tested before breeding. I am also part owner of Nautilus Golden Retrievers and enjoy the 2 breeds. I have been judging Labradors since 1999 in sweepstakes, including Potomac and many other specialties. I now am a licensed AKC judge for both Labradors and Goldens. I am eagerly looking forward to judging the dogs in the Denmark show, seeing friends, and making new ones. Thank you for this tremendous opportunity.
I was born in a family with dog- an irish setter. We ate same bisquits so propably that was the reason why I came so obsessed with dogs…First labrador- a pet- came 1972, 47 years ago when I was 10 years of age (and now you can count how old I am!). My very first labrador came 1978 and the first show and broodbitch 1981, her both parents were imports from England, in those days famous english kennel Lawnwood. This year I am celebrating 35th years of breeding with affix Palabras. Always small kennel but lucky to have some nice winning dogs which could also seen in pedigrees in different parts of the world. Nowadays I have been extremely lucky to be co-owner to FIN CH Devonshires London Edition- he has proved to be extremely good studdog- for ex he was best studdog in England 2017 in all gundogs. Judging has become very big part of my life, I have now judged for 25 years, labradors in about 26 countries, multiple specialities for ex England, US (Potomac and Boston), Russia, Japan and Brazil. Nowadays I judge also many FCI-groups but of course labrador is THE breed and speciality THE show. I am very honoured to be invited to beautiful Denmark!