GARTNER, Mrs Sylvia New South Wales,
ANKC:Gundog, Working, Utility, Non-Sporting
Sylvia and her husband have owned, exhibited, and bred Samoyeds since 1980. Although they still share their home with a Samoyed, they no longer exhibit or breed. Their interest in the breed has however remained keen and supportive. Over the years Sylvia has participated in most aspect of the Dog Show activities, working on Show Committees as Show Secretary, Publicity Officer and in Committee positions and currently holds the position of Vice-President of North of the Harbour Kennel Club in Sydney. Sylvia is licensed to judge all breeds in ANKC Groups 4, 5, 6 & 7. She has enjoyed judging Samoyeds as well as all of the above Groups in NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Queensland, Western Australia, as well as New Zealand. Other breed speciality include the Australian Kelpie and Newfoundland Championship Shows. Her interest in all dog breeds has led her to attend World Dog Shows, Finland and Amsterdam, as well as a Samoyed National in Idaho, USA. She found these experiences to be exciting and educational and hopes to be able to continue to further her knowledge in the future.