I have been involved with dogs since childhood beginning with Beagles and PBGV where i have made up champions in England and Europe and since then been involved with many breeds across Hounds, Terriers, Utility and Gundogs. With my wife we have owned or bred over 85 UK champions, we have had the fortune to have had Top Hound on 6 separate occasions, as well as the number 1 dog all breeds in 2012 and 2018, culminating in going BIS at Crufts 2013 with our homebred PBGV and RBIS at Crufts 2019 with a son of the BIS winner. Proud breeders of the 2023 Westminster BIS winner making us the only kennel in history to have bred 2 dogs to Crufts and Westminster BIS winners. I first awarded CC’s in 1999 and I am now currently approved to judge over 70 breeds at CC level across 6 groups as well as doing the Hound, Gundog Working and Utility groups plus BIS at Ch show level,I have been fortunate to have judged breed specialties, club shows and All breed shows in America,Australia,Barbados,Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Czech, South Africa, Germany,Hungary and Italy. I have judged breeds at Crufts and had the honour of judging the Hound group at Crufts in 2022.