Show Dog Judges Profiles


, Mrs Clare




From breeding her first litter of Poodles in 1957, Clare has gone on to win Best in Show twice at Crufts in 1966 (Toy Poodle) and 1985. She has judged over 45,000 dogs around the world, and has owned or bred 179 champions worldwide. Using her experience as a veterinary nurse, Clare has assisted the veterinary profession in various hereditary breeding problems. Clare's greatest achievement was the honour of judging Best in Show at Crufts in 2008, after judging the Utility Group there in 1997. Clare has been associated with the breeding of Toy, Miniature & Standard Poodles, Bichon Frise, Beagles, Old English Mastiffs, Yorkshire Terriers, Afghan Hounds, Dalmatians, and German Shepherd Dogs. She has written a number of articles for various dog magazines.