Show Dog Judges Profiles


, Mr Brian Christchurch,



    Caerlaverock, Nikolaevsk
  • NZKC:

    Toy, Gundog, Hound, Working, Utility, Non-Sporting

In 1978 Brian was admitted to the New Zealand Kennel Club Judges Panel. He is at present licensed to judge the Toy, Gundog, Hound, Working, Utility and Non Sporting Groups at Championship level and to award C.C.'s to all breeds in those groups and to judge Best in Show in New Zealand and the United States. He has judged Tibetan Terriers in New Zealand, Australia, the USA and in the United Kingdom at the Tibetan Terrier Assn Championship Show 2002 and in 2007. He has judged Samoyeds in New Zealand, Australia, the USA, Ireland, Russia and while in the UK in 2002 he judged the UK Samoyed of the Year Contest. Brian had the honour in 1996 of awarding the first Hamiltonstovare challenge certificates in New Zealand. Together he and his wife Louise (see below) have owned or bred one hundred and ten NZ, Australian or US champion, Tibetan Terriers, Old English Sheepdogs., Samoyeds and Norwegian Elkhounds.