STEVENS, Mrs Linda A.C.T.,
As the daughter of two long time Dachshund breeders and All Breeds judges (Bill and June Weston) Linda grew up in a "dog" home. Her earliest memories are at dog shows so it is no wonder that she too has spent her life dedicated to showing, breeding and judging. Linda has bred and exhibited Miniature Long Haired Dachshunds for 30 years under the Briala Kennel prefix. During this time she has successfully bred and shown Australian Grand Champions to Best in Show and other Class in Show awards at All Breeds Championship Shows. Her Dachshunds have consistently top scored in the Australian OzDog National point score for Miniature Longhaired Dachshunds. In addition one of her Dachshunds (Aust Gr Ch Briala Amazing Grace) is was the top winning Miniature Long Haired Dachshund for 2008 and another won the National Top Rising Star in the ACT (Aust Ch Briala Frank N Fearless). Linda has also been involved with a number of Hound, Gundog, Toy and Working Dog breeds. She has extensive experience owning and showing a successful multi Best in Show winning Pomeranian as well as close involvement with award winning Shetland Sheepdogs. She has exhibited English Setters and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels to major awards. Linda is a Life Member (30 years) and Vice President of ACT Ladies Kennel Club and also a Life Member and Vice President of the ACT Junior Kennel Club. She is a Councilor on the Australian Capital Territory Kennel Association (Dogs A.C.T.). She has judged internationally in Sweden, Denmark, Philippines, Malaysia, North and South islands of New Zealand and Indonesia. In addition she has contributed to the ACT Judges Training Scheme.