SPANSWICK, Mrs Anna New South Wales,
Anna's love of dogs found her exhibiting her first champion in 1960. She bred her first litter in 1962, which produced her second champion, a really lovely bitch who was responsible for putting her on the road to success, her Cambewarra prefix becoming synonymous with top winning dogs to this day. To date she has bred and owned over 100 champions in Golden Retrievers, Labradors, and Beagles. Anna's judging career commenced in 1965, when she became licensed to judge Labradors and Golden Retrievers at championship level, after which she went on to attain her Gundog license in 1967. Because of family commitments, it was not until some time later, in fact 1977 that she decided to continue her judging career, becoming an All Breeds judge in 1985. She has judged specialty and all breed shows in the UK, Ireland, Thailand, New Zealand, and the USA. Also judging commitments continually take her throughout Australia. Over the years she has been instrumental in the importation into Australia of Labradors, Golden Retrievers, and more recently Beagles, all from the UK. These dogs have been responsible for playing an important part in the development of their respective breeds, as seen in Australia today. Her involvement in other aspects of canine affairs include holding office in All Breed Clubs; she has recently stepped down as the Secretary of The Labrador Retriever Club of NSW, a position she held for the past 12 years. She has held the position of Chair Person of the Judges Training Scheme Education Committee for NSW, and also sat on the JTS Administration Committee. Anna is pleased to say that over the years, she has successfully combined breeding and showing her dogs, as well as fulfilling many judging commitments, both within and out of Australia.