DERRICK, Sharon Alberta,
Sharon developed an early interest in purebred dogs, having grown up with Irish Sellers which her father bred and trained for field work. They also had a Bulldog, American Cocker Spaniel and Schipperkes. In 1941 Sharon obtained her first Toy Poodle, started showing, and became hooked on the sport. By 1978 she went back to her first love, Irish Setters, producing BIS & BISS winning dogs. In 1982 they added an English Cocker Spaniel to the household along with the above breeds and remain active exhibiting and breeding ECS. She had bred BISS English Cocker Spaniels. Sharon has judged Specialty shows for Irish Setters, Poodles, American Cockers, Gordon Setters as well as English Cocker Spaniels. She is a Life member of the CKC, having served on several committees, and also remains active in four all breed clubs. Currently licensed to judge All breeds Professionally, she is a retired RN, with interests (aside from dogs) in sports, reading, and gardening.