Show Dog Judges Profiles


, Miss Beth Kaiapoi,



  • NZKC:

    All Breeds

Beth has been involved in the Dog World since childhood when her family purchased a gold Cocker Spaniel as a family pet. From that early start her "Corsair" Kennels has enjoyed considerable success including titling in excess of 100 champions, plus 11 Grand Champions - 6 Cocker Spaniels (including NZ's only 5 Grand Champion Cockers), 2 American Cocker Spaniels (including NZ's first Gr Ch American Cocker) and 3 Bichon Frisé. Homebred and imported Cockers exhibited by Corsair have dominated the New Zealand show rings since the seventies, some of which have become respected icons in the breed. Beth has had a long and extensive involvement in club administration and has been Secretary of North Canterbury Kennel Assn since 1991. The 2000 Annual Conference of Delegates saw her nominated to the NZKC Executive Council, a position which she enjoyed and was privileged to hold on behalf of the membership, retiring in August 2005 to spend more time with the dogs, travelling and exhibiting. Judging has been a challenging and rewarding feature to Beth's involvement in the dog world, commencing in 1978 - that's if you don't count the hours of "make believe" after school in the backyard - and culminating in gaining her All-breeds licence in 2002. Appointments include extensive judging throughout New Zealand and Australia (including Terriers, Toys, Hounds and Working at the 2002 Hobart Royal Show) and, with the respect of her peers, numerous Cocker Specialties, which is an enormous honour to be invited to judge), plus New Caledonia, Singapore, The Philippines, and more recently Thailand and Norway.