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JOANNE (JAN) PAULK - CONFORMATION

To the Members of the American Bouvier Des Flanders Club of America:

I am Jan Paulk, of Santa Fe, NM, and I judge 6 AKC groups, BIS and Juniors. I became hooked on conformation competition after my first show dog, a German Shepherd, went Best in Match in 1971. I attended Bouvier National Specialties in Colorado Springs and in Albuquerque. In 2010 I judged the Columbia Bouvier Club Specialty which was held after that year's National Specialty in Portland. While studying the Herding Group, I served as time keeper twice for New Mexico AKC Herding Trials.

It is my practice when judging Specialties, to do so for expenses and a donation to the Rescue Organization of that breed. My fee will be a donation to Bouvier Rescue.

In my previous life, I served for 27 years as a staff member of the US Senate, Washington, DC. After retiring to Santa Fe, I served for 5 years as Executive Director of the Governor's Council on Film and Media Industries in New Mexico. I have pursued my judging career with the same preparation and dedication I brought to my positions in government.

Thank you for your choosing me to judge your national.

 

HEATHER JOHNSON - FUTURITY

For as long as I can remember, my life has always been surrounded by dogs. Raised in a family of pure bred dogs in Bullmastiffs, I learned about breeding and exhibiting. In 1998 my parents' stud dog was used by a breeder from Colorado and from that same litter Doug and Michealanne purchased a show male puppy for their son Colton. The rest is history!

Colton and I wed in 2005 and became professional handlers. In that process we started involvement with the breeding programs of the Bouviers and Old English Sheepdogs. My in laws and Karen Brown shared knowledge about the Bouvier breed and immediately I was hooked! I love their intelligent eyes that had a way of touching my soul.

Over a decade of showing them I can say I have been lucky to have held the leash of some of the breed's top dogs. I have won several nationals, sweepstakes, best in shows, and through these campaigns I have developed many friendships in the breed. I understand the dedication and passion that goes into being a breeder and exhibitor of this breed and I'm honored to be chosen to judge futurity!

Congratulations on your successful litters ....

 

GINGER KINION - OBEDIENCE / RALLY

My name is Virginia Kinion but everyone calls me Ginger. I began showing dogs in obedience in 1983 and have been judging since 1993. I have put titles on twelve different dogs including seven utility titles, two OTCh’s, and several rally titles.

I am a widow, have two children and four grandchildren. Today I make my home in St. Charles, Missouri, with three shelties and a Tibetan terrier. My hobbies include training and showing dogs plus teaching classes in dog training. I also love reading, movies and my number one passion - the St. Louis Cardinals. My dogs are all named after baseball players. For 26 years I taught elementary school and retired in 2001.

I really enjoy judging and love when exhibitors meet their goals. I want all exhibitors to have fun, feel relaxed, and always smile when they enter and leave the ring. It is an honor to be invited to judge your National Specialty.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 June 2018 19:30