Jeff Horswell

United Kingdom

Jeff has been going to dog shows from an early age. It all started when his mother (Ann Foxwell) decided that a Great Dane was the ideal breed for a family pet, and they then decided to go along to a local show. A ‘show’ Dane followed and the Auldmoor Great Dane kennel produced a large number of Champions, both in the UK and around the world. Jeff decided to have Miniature Wire Dachshunds as his own breed. 23 Min Wire Champions have been made up by him, including 3 Crufts BOB winners and 4 group winners. Jeff has always had an interest in many breeds and has also made up a Greyhound Champion and 2 Field Spaniel Show Champions. He currently shares his home with Champion Whippets. Jeff first judged in 1982, and first awarded CCs in 1989, at the Scottish KC. He judged Min Wires at Crufts in 2000, his first Hound Group in 2000 and BIS in 2003.  Jeff is approved to award CCs in over 190 breeds across all 7 UK groups. He judged Best in Show at Crufts in 2017 and has also judged the Hound and Pastoral Groups at Crufts, with an invitation for the Working Group. Jeff has judged many parts of the world including Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Estonia, Latvia, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Holland, Belgium, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Ireland, USA, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Argentina, Colombia, India, South Africa, Trinidad & Barbados. Previously a member of the UK Kennel Club Board he is now a member of the Breed Standards Committee.