Show Dog Judges Profiles


, Marion West Midlands,



  • FCI:

    All Breeds

Marion Spavin has been in dogs most of her life. She was a kennel maid at the age of 14 years in a Sealyham Kennel where she learned to strip and trim as well as the usual chores. Her prefix DIALYNNE is known all over the world as many of her dogs exported overseas have won groups, B.I.S. etc. The Dialynne Kennels have made up approximately 90 British Champions in Beagles, Manchester Terriers, Tibetan Terriers, Cocker Spaniels and Miniature Schnauzers - the main breed of course being Beagles. Marion judged Beagles at her first Championship Show appointment in 1966 at Richmond Ch. Sh., and her first Group the Hound Group at Manchester Ch. Sh., in 1981. Her first BIS was in 1988 at the Scottish Ch. Sh. She has judged breeds many times at Crufts and in 1999 judged the Hound Group there. Marion is passed to award C.C.'s in 70 breeds covering all groups, passed for 5 groups and B.I.S. She has judged extensively for many years abroad in most countries. She is now passed by the FCI to judge all Breeds, Groups and Best In Show abroad breeds that are recognised in Britain. She is President of the Humberside Hound Club, President of the Four Counties Beagle Club and Vice President of the Beagle Club.