Show Dog Judges Profiles


, Mr Mike




Mike and wife Mary have been involved in their chosen breed - the German Shepherd since the early 70s, registering their first BRADWINS litter in 1980. Their kennel has been a success story in the Specialist scene, becoming the first in New Zealand to achieve the coveted milestone, of breeding 50 individual progeny to be graded Excellent, with 50 individual Progeny to be Breed Surveyed, and 50 individual hip scored. They have achieved more than 24 individual Gold medal winners, a NZ record, and have bred many Obedience Champions and countless show champions. Becoming totally immersed in the show scene, a natural progression for Mike and Mary was club involvement at breed and group level and eventually judging their breed of choice. Mike judged his first German Shepherd Speciality Championship show in 1988 in Hamilton New Zealand and continued an ambition, to qualify, under the prestigious German SV FCI system in Europe with extensive examinations in New Zealand, Australia, Germany and Sweden. In 1995 Mike became the first New Zealander to gain SV judging status. He has presented lectures overseas and to Judges branches, throughout New Zealand. More recently Mike has judged in China, & Pakistan, where last year, he judged the Seiger Show in Lahore. Currently President of the Southland German Shepherd Dog Club, National President of the German Shepherd Dog Advisory Council and a Qualified Breed Surveyor. Mike is serving his 4th term as an Executive Councillor, quite an achievement for a breed specialist, in the New Zealand Kennel Club