CAMAC, Mr Michael Brenton Ovingham,
Michael has been involved in the Dog World since 1968 as a successful breeder, exhibitor and exporter of Australian Silky Terriers under the "DULCANNINA" prefix and as an exhibitor of all three varieties of Poodles and Lhasa Apsos. From the age of ten he handled his family's dogs in the show ring and later became a partner in the kennel. Making up approximately 55 Champions, Dulcannina bred and owned the first Silky Terrier to win Best in Show at a Royal Show within Australia (Melbourne Royal 1972). Best in Group at 10 Royal Shows throughout Australia including Darwin Royal 1992, Melbourne Royal 1992. In addition to his involvement with Silky Terriers, he co-owned and handled the White Standard Poodle "Aust. Ch. Leander White Blazer (Imp Sth Africa)" to Best in Show Sydney Royal Easter Show 1988. For the past 10+ years he has also been involved with Lhasa Apsos with great success as a partner with Jenny Longmire in the "AMESEN" prefix. He was first approved to judge the Toy Breeds in 1978 and achieved All Breeds status in 1989. Michael has officiated at shows in all States of Australia, Sweden, both Islands of New Zealand, India and Canada and judged the Pedigree Chum Junior Showmanship Final at Crufts in 1994. In 1992 he was invited to lecture on Silky Terriers to the Terrier Judges at the Terrier Derby Conference in Sweden. Currently he is the Group 7 (Non Sporting Group) Coordinator, ExaminerAssessor and Breed Lecturer with the Judges Training Scheme in South Australia. Judged in Europe 2005 and 2007 and Canberra Royal Show 2006.