SCOGGINS CHALFONT, Mr Ralph Texas,
Ralph Wm. Scoggins or "Skip", as he is known by friends and throughout the dog world, obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Texas Western University (known as the University of Texas at El Paso) and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas. He has been in the legal profession for 39 years serving as Judge of the 41st District Court of the State of Texas, a Mediator and Arbitrator, and as a three term Member of the Legislature of the State of Texas. In a semi-retired manner, he still practices law and acts as a Mediator and Arbitrator. "Skip" purchased his pure bred dog, a Great Dane, in l955 and entered his first dog show in March l956. He and his former wife, Sandra, founded the Great Dane Club of El Paso (Texas' first Affiliate) and aided many Great Dane Clubs in Texas and Southwest in their beginning. A member of the Great Dane Club of America for 41 years, he served as Parliamentarian and First Vice President. A licensed judge by the American Kennel Club for over 33 years, he is also, an approved All Breed Judge by the Federacion Cynologique Internationale and Federacion Canofila Mexicana since l974. "Skip" has judged throughout the United States, North, Central and South America, and New Zealand. Over the past 45 years under the kennel names "'Acerino" and "Xenecu", he has (in a limited breeding program) owned, bred, and finished many champions from the first Ch. Gailord of Timberwolf (Great Dane) to the Intl. Ch. Xenecu Peluchin (Xoloitzcuintle). He has also owned, bred and finished dogs of other breeds: Bassett Hound, Fox Terrier (Smooth), Alaskan Malamute, and Bedlington Terrier.