GULBRANSEN, Mrs Geraldine Manawatu-Wanganui,
Qualification: Licensed All Breeds Judge
History: I have been involved with pedigree dogs and showing all my life with my parents showing and breeding Old English Sheepdogs and Bulldogs. My sister bred and handled Old English sheepdogs then Staffordshire Bull Terriers.
My love with German Shepherds started over 35 years ago and I have owned shown and bred German Shepherds under the Deverill prefix breeding and owning multiple Champion, Grand Champion and In Show winners, competing successfully at both all breed and specialist shows.
I have also owned and shown Old English Sheepdogs, Bulldogs, and Pointers and have a strong involvement with both the Working and Gundog groups. I have recently become involved with the Bracco Italiano breed. I have also handled many other breeds across the groups.
Club Interests: I am currently President of the Manawatu Kennel Association All Breed Club and Secretary of the Manawatu Judges Association, Past President and life member of the Central Districts German Shepherd Dog Club and a member of the Pointer club and the Wellington Bulldog Club. I am passionate about judges training and am actively involved with the NZKC judge’s scheme having participated as a practical examiner for the judge’s exams.
I am presently a board member on the Executive Council of the NZ Kennel Club.
Judging: I attained my first Championship group for Working in 1987 and progressed from there to attain my All Breed Judges Licence.
I have judged extensively in Australia and New Zealand and have also judged in Sweden, Ireland, Malaysia and China. I have judged many specialty shows for the different groups and breeds including German Shepherd Specialty shows.
Through my dogs and my judging I have been privileged to meet some wonderful people and judge some beautiful animals.
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