Show Dog Judges Profiles


, Mrs Sue Victoria,



  • ANKC:

    All Breeds

Sue was very fortunate to grow up in a family in Ireland who excelled in breeding thoroughbred horses and cattle. They were involved in a pack of Foxhounds and Beagles, as well as Bulldogs, Chow Chows, Elkhounds, Whippets, Pointers, Cocker Spaniels, Labrador Retrievers, Welsh Springer Spaniels, Curly Coated Retrievers, Norfolk Terriers and a countless number of Jack Russell Terriers. In 1956 Pugs were registered in her name under the prefix " BARONRATH", the name of the stud on which Sue grew up . This prefix has been registered in Ireland, the United Kingdom, America, New Zealand and Australia. In her early teens, Sue started grading cattle with her later father as well as showing Aylesbury Ducks with some success. She eventually went on to judge ponies and hunters. In 1965 she had her first dog show judging assignment in the USA, where she still holds the record for a "Best In Show" black Pug bitch. By 1971 Boston Terriers became her chosen breed in Australia and she has had the honour of winning "Best In Show" at the New Zealand Boston Terrier Specialty and also won "Runner-Up In Show" two years later. She is happy to report that this small kennel still has winners in the ring, including her beloved Whippets who have also won Specialty Shows. Sue is a licensed All-Breeds judge, having had appointments in the USA, United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Thailand , Philippines, South Africa, Hong Kong and throughout Australia.