COWIE, Dr Gladys Bowral NSW,
Gladys is an International All Breeds judge approved Australian National Kennel Association & a retired Medical Practitioner. Judging appointments have taken her to New Zealand, the Philippines, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Finland, Denmark, the Netherlands & UK. Since 1966 she & her husband have owned, bred & exhibited Miniature Dachshunds in all three coat varieties, with the wirehairs being their favourites. These dogs have achieved many in-show awards including BIS especially with Min Longs & Min Wires. Greyhounds were a minor breed in these kennels. The parent stock in Mini Wires has come from UK & Sweden having imported ten animals in all. "Zwerg" & "Zwergdac" Dachshunds are represented in many countries including USA, Portugal, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong , New Zealand & UK. Gladys has been active in all aspects of the dog world - breeding, exhibiting, judging, dabbling in obedience, teaching as well as dog politics to the extent of President of the ACT Canine Association & the ACTCA's representative on the Animal Welfare Advisory Committee to the ACT Government.