STARK, Mr Glen Ontario,
Glen's love of purebred dogs began over 50 years ago when he began showing German Shepherds owned by his Father. While these Shepherds were not intended to be show dogs Glen persisted and put Canadian Championship titles on 3 dogs until his junior hockey career took priority. While playing hockey in Europe in the early 70's Glen fell in love with the Belgian Tervuren, the breed for which he would become known for breeding and showing for the next 25 years under the kennel name "Gemfire". Upon returning to Canada Glen sought out and purchased a Belgian Tervuren from a U.S. Breeder who best represented the Tervuren's he saw in Europe and the rest, as they say, is history. Glen bred over 60 Champions with both Canadian and U.S. titles in both Conformation and Obedience. In 1986 Glen had the honour of winning the Herding Group in Canada's prestigious Show of Shows and winning Herding Group finalist in the U.S.A. Tournament of Champions. He has professionally shown many other breeds throughout his career in all 7 Groups including Scottish Terriers, Shetland Sheepdogs, Rottweiler's, Cairn Terriers, Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, Poodles, Cavaliers, Dandies, Bouviers and many others. In addition, he taught handling classes for over 25 years. He started his judging career in 2004 and currently licensed CKC judge for Groups 3 & 7 and on permit for last half of the Toy Group. For the last 10 years he has bred Shetland Sheepdogs with his wife Cheryl Pike under kennel name MacLaren. Glen is a past President of the Belgian Shepherd Club of Canada and the Kawartha kennel Club. He currently belongs to the Canadian Shetland Sheepdog Association, Canadian Dog Judges Association and serves as president of the Dominion Collie and Shetland Sheepdog Association.