My life in dogs began as a teenager showing Beagles at the age of 14 my first champion was also a all breeds and specialty BIS winner. My late mother began showing Griffons at the same time and together we breed many champions in both breeds. Griffons were our best success and we won or bred BIS at the club Specialty many times as well as several BIS winners atl all breeds level. Beagriff Griffons are today in the background of many big winners in the breed in Australia. I have also owned a BIS winning Whippet as well as Japanese Chin and Wire Fox Terriers. I began judging inn Australia in about 1987 and progressed to over 100 breeds before moving to the UK to live in 2002. Under FCI I am a group judge in groups 3,4,9,10 plus many breeds in groups 2,5,6. I have judged twice before at world shows in Germany and Hungry and in 2023 I judged Griffons at Crufts. I look forward very much to this exciting assignment.