Show Dog Judges Profiles


, Mr Gary E Christchurch,



  • NZKC:

    All Breeds

Gary has, in conjunction with his family owned, bred andor exhibited a variety of breeds including: Pugs, Italian Greyhounds, Löwchens, Irish and English Setters, Golden Retrievers, German Short Haired Pointers, English Cocker Spaniels, Afghans, Greyhounds, Dalmatians and Schipperkes. Currently the family is campaigning English and Irish Setters, Löwchens, Italian Greyhounds, Siberian Huskies and Dalmatians. Gary was a member of the Executive Council of the New Zealand Kennel Club the hobbies governing body for 13 years and held the South Island Vice Presidency for 6 years and was Senior V.P. for 2 years, and has been made a Life Member. The number of clubs and associations that he has been involved in are many but the main ones are, the Canterbury Kennel Association where he is the Immediate Past President Patron and a Life Member, this is the South Island's largest club. He is also President and co-founder of the English Setter Club and the Selwyn District Kennel Society, Patron and Life Member of the Southern Gundog Society and Patron and foundation President of the Southern Golden Retriever Club and Patron of the South Island Supreme Dog Show. Gary started judging in 1976 and gained his All Breeds License in 1988, he has been fortunate not only to judge all over New Zealand but also in every state of Australia as well as China, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Mexico, New Caledonia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and the USA. He retired from the New Zealand Police after 32 years service and is currently a Local Body Councillor and a Justice of the Peace.