I have been involved in the world of dogs for over 50years. My main involvement has been with Bullmastiffs and Shiba Inu. I have been lucky enough to both own and handle some top quality Bullmastiffs. Over the last 25 years I have successfully bred and exhibited Shiba Inu under the Kazumi prefix, breeding and owning Shibas that have reached BIS level. Other breeds with which I have some involvement include Whippets, Setters and French Bulldogs, Shih Tzu and Labradors.
I have been judging at Championship Show level for over 30years, and I am all licensed All Rounder. Judging dogs is an absolute passion for me, and I learn more every day through judging, discussions, considerations and contemplations.
I have judged extensively throughout Australia, together with New Zealand, many countries throughout Asia, The Americas, UK and several countries in Europe. Highlights include awarding CCs to Bullmastiffs in the UK, judging the Bullmastiff World Cup in Budapest, Hungary and in 2014, and again in France in 2019. I had the pleasure of judging several breeds at the 2014 Helsinki World Dog Show.I was honoured to judge the FCI Asia Section Show in Seoul 2019, invited to judge the Caribbean and Americas Section in 2020, and judged the 2022 European Dog Show in France.
I ampast Chairman of the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Dog Section–which conducts Melbourne Royal Show each year,one of the largest Dog Shows both in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere. I am also Chairman of The Classic Dog Show Committee in Victoria, and Chairman of the Dogs Australia National Bullmastiff Breed Council.
I am a past Trainee JudgesManager for the Non Sporting, Utility and Hound Groups in Victoria, and an accredited Tester in the Dogs Australia Judges Training Scheme for all breeds. Iam a member of the Dogs Victoria Conformation Judges Training Committee and the Dogs Victoria Colour Investigation Panel.
I am a school teacher by profession, working in the secondary education public sector.