I have been involved with showing and breeding Labradors for over 28 years and I originally started as a junior handler along with my late sister Sharon, hence my affix “ Sharouns”.
One of my very first dogs, Strinesdale Crispin of Sharouns, bred by the late Fred Balshaw, taught me so much about the breed and together we had a considerable amount of success.
To date I have owned 5 UK Show Champions, 4 of which I bred – Sh Ch Sharouns Trademark JW, Sh Ch Sharouns Incognito JW, his full brother Sh Ch Sharouns Illusionist JW ShCM, Sh Ch Sharouns Pandora JW and Sh Ch HarropHappy Go Lucky to Sharouns JW ShCm, who also did well in group competition.
I have also had the privilege of owning champions from other countries who have won top awards in the UK – JKC Ch Bloom of Trackerhouse and ES/Gi IB ChKowalski Buffalo Bill, both of whom were a credit to their breeders and adapted well to the UK weather!
In addition I have bred several CC winners and res cc winners and also many who gained their junior warrants.
I have been fortunate to judge at most of the UK Labrador breed clubs and awarded my first “CCs” at Cotswold and Wyvern LRC in July 1998 and have awarded “CCs” on a regular basis since then.
I have had the privilege to have been invited to judge Labradors in several overseas countries including Australia, Italy, USA, Japan, Germany, Holland, Ireland and Russia.
My next appointment in the UK will be to judge at Crufts – Labrador Bitches in 2018 and I feel very honoured by this appointment.