Show Dog Judges Profiles


, Mrs Patricia New South Wales,



  • ANKC:

    Toy, Non-Sporting

Patricia commenced showing Maltese approximately 20 years ago. After only a short time showing she and husband Peter (see below) were approached by Mistyhaven Kennels and asked to campaign a male for them. This dog was Mistyhaven Wata Boutme who went on to become one of the breed's all time top winning dogs with over 30 Best In Shows to his credit. Peter and Tricia have bred in excess of 14 Champions, under the prefix of Merimalt, many of these have been multi Best In Show All Breeds and Specialty winners. For twelve years they successfully campaigned Maltese for Ms. Patricia Nicholson, Patrician Maltese of New Zealand. Their most successful Maltese was Gr. Ch. Patrician Phantom who won Best In Show at the prestigious Sydney Royal Easter Dog Show. His son Ch Merimalt Hocus Pocus won Best in Toy Group and 3rd Best In Show at Sydney Royal 2006. He went on to win the Toy Group at Sydney Royal in 2007 and 2008 which is a record for any Toy breed in Australia. They are currently campaigning Am. Ch. & Aust Gr. Ch. Lafford Kajen Phantasy (Imp UK) who was #1 Toy in Australia and #5 All Breeds Dog in Australia in 2009. Tricia also handled many other breeds including Pekingese, Italian Greyhounds, and Shih Tzu. Tricia & Peter presented a handling workshop at the American Maltese Kennel Club National Specialty and have been contracted to handle at National Specialties in America. They conduct the Maltese Breed Lecture for judges training candidates in Sydney, and have also presented the Maltese Breed Lecture for the trainee judges in Singapore, and Tricia has assisted the Toy Group Coordinator of the Judges Training Scheme on Practical and Lecture days for the past 10 years. They currently own and operate Petcetera Etc., a show equipment business. She has judged throughout Australia, New Zealand, Philippines and Austria.