Show Dog Judges Profiles


, Mrs Diane



  • ANKC:

    Toy, Terrier, Gundog, Hound

Di is a licensed ANKC judge for Group 1 (Toys), Group 2 (Terriers), Group 3 (Gundogs) and Group 4 (Hounds). Di and her husband Rob acquired their first Rhodesian Ridgeback from Mrs. Dot Tresize of Trezridge Kennels in Western Australia in 1976. Later the bitch Ch Lwillows Red Dove arrived and she became the foundation bitch of their RAVVAR kennels. They have bred and owned some wonderful RR's since then, including Ch. Groberspals Be Fair, Ch. Ravvar Red Sahara, Ch. Ravvar Red Cor Caroli, Ch. Ravvar Cor Elara, Ch. Ravvar Cor Thalia, Ravvar Cor Aldebaran, Ch. Ravvar Thalia Danae and Ch. Ravvar Thalia Calliope. All have done well, but in particular Ch Ravvar Red Cor Caroli (Caroli) who was Best in Show at the RRC (NSW) Specialty (125 entries) in 1989 under Stig Carlson. Stig featured Caroli in several of his books where he describes her as one of the ultimate best bitches he has seen. Also Ch Ravvar Thalia Danae received BOB (75 entries) under English breed specialist Dorothy Grayson-Wood at the Ladies Kennel Club of the ACT in 1996. Di has also shown an Irish Terrier, bred and shown a Jack Russell Terrier, and she and Rob are currently showing a Whippet. Di has judged in all states of Australia except the NT. She has judged Rhodesian Ridgeback Specialties in Victoria, Western Australia and New Zealand. In 2009 she is judging several breeds at two International Shows in Finland.