Show Dog Judges Profiles


, Mr Bruce M Hawkes's Bay,



  • NZKC:

    Terrier, Gundog, Hound, Working, Utility, Non-Sporting

All his life Bruce has been involved with dogs. As a child his family owned Labradors. He obtained his first Irish Setter in 1974 and started out first in obedience and then into conformation showing in 1976. The Aubernee breeding prefix was started in 1980 first with the Irish Setters and then in 1990 with the German Shepherd Dogs. Many of his dogs have attained the title of Champion and he has had two Best in Show winners and many in show winners at All Breeds Championship Shows. In the German Shepherd specialist ring he has bred two gold medal winners, as well as many multi-excellent rated and Breed Survey Class I animals. Bruce's interest in dogs then extended into conformation judging in 1984 and he is licensed to judge Gundogs, Hounds, Working Dogs, Non-Sporting and Utility Groups at Championship Show level and all breeds at Open Shows and Ribbon Parades, as well as being a qualified German Shepherd Dog Breed Surveyor. He has served on numerous Dog Club Committees over these years, holding positions of President, Vice-President, Breed Surveyor Co-Coordinator plus many more. Currently he is President of The German Shepherd Dog Association of Hawkes Bay and Vice-President of the German Shepherd Dog Advisory Council. Bruce and his wife Faye own and operate the very successful Aubernee Boarding Kennels. Bruce was invited back to judge in the Philippines by the same Club eighteen months later. First international judge to judge at the Western Visayas German Shepherd Dog Club. Judged Group specials Gundogs and Working Dogs at Dalwood Children's Home Charity Show in Sydney, Australia. Has judged all round New Zealand and in most Australian States, as well as the Philippines.

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