FORBES, Mr E John New South Wales,
John was born in South Africa and come from a show family who were involved in Rhodesian Ridgebacks in the early 1950�s. He immigrated to Australia in 1972 and decided within the year, that he had to have a dog. He bought an Old English Sheep dog male, thus commencing his show career within Australia in 1973. In the same year he inherited his first Basenji, he showed the male for a friend and he decided that he liked him. The Basenji took over his life and became his major breed. He has bred over 100 Champion Basenjis both in Australia and overseas. John commenced his judging career in 1988 and he became All Breeds in 2005. He is currently Vice Chairman of Dogs N.S.W. Board of Directors and is Chairman of the Junior Handlers Working Party. He has judged in numerous countries all over the world which include Specialty shows in Sweden, Germany, the UK, and New Zealand. He has also had involvements with Old English Sheepdogs, Australian Terriers, Afghans, Italian Greyhounds and Whippets.