BRIDGES, Mrs Sandra L California,
As JATO since 1974, producing one litter per year until 1998, Sandra has owned, bred andor co-bred over 50 Champion Basenjis, most owner andor breeder handled to their titles. These include 6 Top Producers, 7 Specialty winners, 3 National Specialty winners (from her "last" Basenji litter, WB-BW at the 1999 BCOA National) and a Top Ten Group winner. During her husband's twelve year illness resulting in his death in 2004, she found it necessary to gradually down-size to an easier-to-handle and place breed. Somehow, the Chinese Crested seemed a natural choice - from the "barkless" to the ""hairless"! She and her sister, Penelope Inan, currently reside together in Palmdale, California with 8 Chinese Cresteds and the "last" Basenji, an 11 1/2 year old Champion male. Mrs. Bridges is currently approved by AKC to judge Afghans, Basenjis, Borzois, Chinese Cresteds, Irish Wolfhounds, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Salukis, Whippets and Junior Showmanship at championship shows, and is Provisional for American Foxhounds, Bloodhounds, Greyhounds, Harriers, Ibizan Hounds, Italian Greyhounds, Pharaoh Hounds,and Scottish Deerhounds. She has judged Basenji Specialties and supported entries across the U.S.A. and in Australia and Finland, including the still-record entry of 427 at the 1997 Basenji Club of America National Specialty. Sandra served BCOA as editor of its quarterly Bulletin for over ten years and was concurrently President for two terms, Secretary for one and a member of the Board for another six between 1987 and 1995. Mrs. Bridges was a member of the Basenji Club of America's JEC in the nineties, creating and presenting the "Interactive Critique" at many National Specialty Judges' Seminars, as well as compiling and authoring much of the JEC's educational material. Following a "break" during her husband's illness, she is again a member of the BCOA's Judges' Education Committee, and is currently working to revise and update the educational material being used by that Committee.