Show Dog Judges Profiles


, Mrs Karin Bjørg Florida,



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Karin Ashe lives in Deland, Florida with Tory, a Miniature Longhaired Dachshund., along with numerous wild animals that visit Scanpoint throughout the year. She has judged on every continent except Africa and has judged several National Specialties.Karin grew up in Norway, with a father that judged and exhibited Terriers. She worked as a Professional Handler (all breeds) for 20 years and has been approved to judge Pointing Dog field trials and Hunting Tests for the past 25 years. She has been judging since 1990 and presently judges the Sporting Group, The Hound Group, Boxers, Bullmastiffs, Doberman Pinschers, Great Danes, Newfoundlands, Samoyeds, Siberian Huskies, Italian Greyhounds, Poodles (Toy), Yorkshire Terriers, Poodles, Bearded Collies, Belgian Malinois, Belgian Sheepdogs, Belgian Tervuren, Cardigan Welsh Corgis, Collies, Old English Sheepdogs, Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Best In Show, Conformation - Misc Breeds, Junior Showmanship - All Breeds with the American Kennel Club. She is approved to judge all breeds with the American Rare Breeds Association and the National Canine Association. Her daughter, Kristen was Top Junior Handler for the years that she showed her Pointers. Karin, along with daughter, Kristen, and son, Kirk, have been actively breeding, showing and field trialing for the past 45 years. Now retired and enjoying life with her new little Dachshund. The Scanpoint prefix is well-known in the Pointer community, as the kennel has produced over 150 champions, including several top winners, top producers, the 3rd all-time top producing Stud Dog and the first Dual Champion, the first Obedience Trial Champion and the first UDX Pointers in the history of the breed in the USA. Karin was awarded Top Breeder from APC several years running. There are also 2 Scanpoint dogs in the APC Hall of Fame. Karin has been actively involved with teaching and training for over 40 years. She has conducted handling & obedience classes, judges' breed seminars, and served as mentor for the Pointer, German Shorthaired Pointer, English Springer Spaniel and Italian Greyhound. Over the years, Karin is or has in the past served as: Founding member of Florida Conformation Judges Association; Member of the Mid-Florida Judges' Association, Member of W. Volusia County Kennel Club; Corresponding Secretary and Judges Education Chair for The American Pointer Club, Inc.; Member of AKC Advisory Committee for Field Trials and Hunting Tests; Charter Member of Mid Atlantic Dog Show Judges, Inc.; Chairman of Mason-Dixon Dog Judges Association, Inc.; Member of Senior Conformation Judges Assoc.; Member of American Dog Show Judges Assoc., Member of the Dog Judges of America, President and Charter Member of Gunpowder Pointer Club; Board of Director of American Pointer Club, Inc.; Treasurer and Charter Member of Maryland Sporting Dog Assoc.; Member of Northeast Maryland KC; Editor of Maryland Sporting Dog Newsletter; Editor of Quarterly Newsletter of Gunpowder Pointer Club, Inc.; Director of the Education Fund for SCJA. She now presently owns and runs the Judges-L Discussion List and the Pointer-L Discussion List on the Internet.