Show Dog Judges Profiles


, Nicole Auckland,



  • NZKC:

    Hound, Utility, Non-Sporting

Nicole's involvement in dogdom started at age 8 and has continued on for the past 32 years. Involved with many breeds, the main ones being Boston Terriers, Boxers, Whippets and Saint Bernard's. Has also been involved in handling Dobermans, Akita;s, Shiba;s, Beagles, Afghans, Border Terriers, Poodles and a few others to boot. She has been judging since her late teens. Nicole has judged in most states of Australia and all over NZ. She loves her judging and is still an exhibitor at heart. Together with her parents they have bred seven generations of BISS winners in the Boston's and over 80 champions. In her 3 breeds - Whippets, Boston's and Boxers, she has bred andor owned multi all breeds, specialty and group BIS winners all at championship level. She has handledco-handled to Grand Championship 1 x Beagle, 1 x Akita, 1 x Boxer and 2 x Whippets. The DevineValeska partnership is responsible for champions in 5 countries, 5 overseas Grand Champions and many dual AustNZ Champions including one Aust. GrandNZ Grand Champion. She has been privileged to have been entrusted with top dogs from top breeders overseas and has campaigned them to success in NZ. Nicole currently works in the Animal Health Industry which flows in well to her dog career.