Show Dog Judges Profiles


, Mr C J Christchurch,



  • NZKC:

    Toy, Non-Sporting

Chris purchased and started showing his first French Bulldog in 1975. Chien was followed by Renee in 1976. While both had their share of wins, he withdrew both from the ring one point short of obtaining their titles, as in his opinion they were not up to the standard he felt should be required of a titled Champion. His main thrust during these years was the Pug. Breeding and showing under the Chasewood prefix, his stock was based on Susan Graham Wheals Phidgity kennels. Papillion's and Cavaliers were shown later. Adopted breeds of his children. French Bulldogs where always his first love and became his sole breed in the 90`s. Chris started judging in the early 80`s and remained a Toy specialist until the nineties, when he passed examinations to also judge the Non-Sporting breeds. Concentrating his efforts to effect, within a select area, has always been his forte, hence limiting himself to areas in which he has most interest and ability. While the afore mentioned breeds have been the recipients of the greater part of his time and attention, his first breed was a German Shepherd, which Chris exhibited in obedience. A Kerry Blue was the first family dog and on purchasing their own home, rescue Greyhounds became their focus alongside a black Great Dane. Chris has also shown Greyhounds and Whippets and he hopes this diverse background has given him an insight and understanding of dogs, as opposed to just the odd breed within a certain group. Having said that, he has been invited to judge specialties overseas being perceived as a Bulldog and Pug specialist, however both Toy and Non-Sporting groups have been judged here and Internationally.