VEALE, Dr Roberta C
Roberta bought her first Rottweiler in the early 1980's, and except for her first few years in Australia, has had at least one in her life ever since. She's bred over 30 champions; in this number are 3 Grand Champions (including a father and son) and 8 specialty challenge winners (including a National Best of Breed winner). In addition to her own program, she likes to think that she's made a contribution to the breed in Australia through the importation of quality Rottweiler's sourced from Germany, the USA and New Zealand. Three of her imported bitches went on to become V-rated Australian Champions, with one becoming an American and Canadian Champion also. Roberta has also imported Rottweiler's that were titled prior to their arrival; for example the first American Champion Rottweiler to come to Australia, and, to her knowledge, she is still the only breeder to register in Australia what qualifies as a "pink papered" litter in Germany through the importation in whelp of V-rated, Baffy von der Quellenberg Sch I AD BH Ztpr (Gmy). Roberta is a specialist judge for Rottweiler's, and has judged the breed in Malaysia, Australia, Finland, England, Wales and New Zealand. In addition to judging Rottweiler's, she is licensed for the remainder of the Utility Group and all Gun Dogs and Working (Herding) Dogs. In 2009, having already judged Rottweiler Specialties in Melbourne and Brisbane, she's delighted to have been invited to judge a specialty show in her home state of South Australia later this year. In additional to her 'dog life', she also has other projects that are important to her. She has a PhD from the University of Adelaide, where she currently lectures in international marketing and research methods.