SHEN, Mr Stanley
Stanley first started showing dogs in the 1980s as a junior handler & it was in this activity that he was to begin a dedicated involvement in the canine world. He was twice Runner-Up Junior Handler of the Year & his repertoire as a handler spans across all Groups including Whippets at Crufts on 2 occasions. Under the "Egoiste" affix, he has bred & shown Champions in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels & Shih Tzu. Over the years, he has imported both these breeds from the UK. He currently owns a Standard long-haired Dachshund, a Pekingese & a Lhasa Apso who are all Grand Champions and together accounting for multiple All Breeds Best in Show awards. In 2001, he was invited to be the guest speaker on a radio talk show to introduce dog shows to the public. This radio program was presented to listeners as 15 minute capsules on a weekly basis. The following year saw him being involved with "Emily World" & "Disney Channel" on Cable TV. One was a feature on dog breeders & the other, a spotlight on young people & their hobbies - in this case, dog handling. In 2003, he also attended the Special Judge's Training Seminar in Japan lectured by Frank Sabella & Mary Beth O'Neil from USA & Fredrik Norgren from Norway. At an administrative level, he was a past Director of the Governing Council of the Singapore Kennel Club and has also served as its Show Chairperson & Litter Inspection Chairperson. For many years now, he has been the delegate for Singapore in the International Lhasa Apso Congress, an organization based in Sweden to promote health testing in the fight against Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Lens Luxation & Retinal Atrophy. Stanley was also involved with the Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) in America, the largest registry of pedigree cats in the world. He was a member of the CFA Ambassador Committee. Stanley is currently licensed to judge Non-Sporting, Toy, Schnauzer, Miniature Schnauzer, Akita, Shiba Inu, Golden Retriever & Whippet at Championship level.