DAVERN, Mrs Pluis California,
Claire started with Golden Retriever in 1967, and has had a long and successful career as a dog trainer, professional handler and judge, and has bred and owned Best in Show, Master Hunter and Obedience and Agility titled Sussex Spaniels. As a breeder and trainer, she is dedicated to the concept of form and function. She is a board member of the Sussex Spaniel Club of America, a member of the Vizsla Club of America, the Golden Retriever Club of America, The Labrador Retriever Club Inc, the Salinas Valley Kennel Club, and the Monterey Bay Hunting Retriever Club. Currently, she is approved by the American Kennel Club to judge the Sporting Group and is provisional for nine hounds in that Group as well as Junior Showmanship. Some "Spaniel" highlights have been judging Clumbers, English Cockers, Sussex Spaniels, Irish Water Spaniels and Welsh Springer Spaniels at Westminster in 2005. Also, in 2002 Claire judged the Cascade English Cocker Specialty and the Willamette English Springer Spaniel Specialty and more recently the British Colombia ESS Specialty in Canada.