Show Dog Judges Profiles


, Ms Yanina Tasmania,



  • ANKC:

    All Breeds

Yanina is involved with exhibiting and breeding British Bulldogs in partnership with her mother Fran Smith under the Paseya prefix. Their kennel was established in 1972 and is the longest and most successful British Bulldog kennel in Tasmania. Yanina started showing when she was 7 and in 1983 she obtained the title of Tasmania's Junior Dog Handler of the Year, which she won again in 1985. She represented the State at National level. She started judging when she was 18 and gained her All Breeds licence in 2008. She is also an Australian National Kennel Council Accredited Examiner for 4 groups and is the Tasmanian Training Coordinator for the Non-Sporting group. Yanina has judged in most States of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. She has officiated at FCI shows and whilst in South Africa she judged the finals of the Junior Dog of the Year and judged the Finals of the Puppy of the Year contest in Western Australia in January 2009. She has also been involved with Belgian Shepherds (Malinios), Boxers, Dalmatians, German Shepherds and a French Bulldog. Yanina has served on several All Breeds and Specialty Dog Clubs at executive, committee and editorial levels and also served on the Tasmania Canine Association disciplinary committee. The only Australian breeders to have a Bulldog inducted into America's Bulldog 'Hall of Fame'. Breeders of multi Best in Show winners and also Champions in New Zealand and America - Specialty Best in ShowRunner-Up Best in Show winners.