Show Dog Judges Profiles


, Mr Michael J Ontario,




Mike has been active in the sport of breeding, showing, performance events (field trials and earthdog events) under the affix Roschel (Perm Registered) since 1970. With his wife Rosemary (see below) they have bred several Canadian and United States All-Breed Best in Show, Group and National event winning Weimaraners over the years. They are now actively and successfully breeding and exhibiting Border Terriers. With a close breeding association with the Conundrum Border Terriers in Leicester, they are familiar with the dog world in the U.K. having attended many shows and events. Being a Canadian All-Breed Judge, Mike has judged around the world; from Canada, the U.S., Australia, to awarding CC's for Weimaraners in the U.K. Also, he has judged many regional and national specialties in Canada, the U.S. and Australia. For example the national specialties he has judged include among others; the Weimaraner Club of America, the Australian Boxer Club, the Australian Weimaraner Club, the Bull Mastiff Club of Canada, the Lhasa Apso Club of Canada, the Pomeranian Club of Canada, the Papillon Club of Canada, and the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Club of Canada, the Flat Coated Retriever Club of Canada, the Shih Tzu Club of Canada and the Doberman Pinscher Club of Canada. He has judged at many of the major prestigious shows in Canada and the U.S. including having the honour of judging Border Terriers at the Montgomery County Terrier Show in 2004. Mike has been active in many dog clubs, being President and founding member of the Weimaraner Association of Canada, President and Director of Caledon Kennel Association, Director of the Border Terrier Club of Ontario, founding member of Border Terrier Canada. He also served for several years as the Chairman of the Audit Committee for the Board of Directors of the Canadian Kennel Club. In his professional life Mike was the Executive Director of the Royal Ontario Museum, Canada's premier Museum.