Show Dog Judges Profiles


, Mrs Ann Antrim,




Born into the world of dogs with a mother who bred Boxers and a father who was a Terrier man and professional handler, Ann started to handle almost as soon as she could walk!! Wanting to have something different for herself she bought a Boston Terrier from England which became her first English Champion when she was just 14 years old. It was not long before she transferred her affections to Boxers and Poodles, and in later years Lhasa Apsos with the occasional Whippet, Beagle, Wire Fox Terrier, Boston, Pug and Shetland Sheepdog just for fun!!! She has subsequently made up 24 English Champions and over 100 Irish Champions. In 1968 she had her first judging appointment under both I.K.C. and E.K.C. Rules. She awarded C.C.'s for the first time in 1977 and became an All Rounder under I.K.C. Rules in 1984. Anne is currently an All Breeds Judge under F.C.I. Rules and has regularly judged in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, South Africa, South America and 14 European Countries, more than 29 Countries in total, including 3 times at the Stockholm International Winners Show, The European Winners Show Budapest, European Winners Show Dublin, Hobart Royal, Best In Show at Brisbane Royal 2004, Best In Show Helsinki International Winners Show 2005, & two appointments at Crufts. She currently tries to find a balance between judging and breeding dogs, and no longer shows her Boxers but still exhibits Toy Poodles on a regular basis and won the Dog C.C. at Crufts 2008 and World Winner 2008.