Show Dog Judges Profiles


, Mrs Mary M New South Wales,



  • ANKC:

    Toy, Hound, Utility, Non-Sporting

Mary got her first Italian Greyhound in the mid 70's and Adrian had a Saluki not long after. It wasn't long before they had several of both breeds, taking the large and the small to shows, but always concentrating on the IGs on the breeding side. At the moment, they have two Salukis along with the IGs. Mary was involved in the writing of the ANKC Extended Standard for the Saluki, and an article 'A Comparison of Standards of the Italian Greyhound' was published in the NSW Canine Journal in 1983 and is used extensively throughout Australia as a teaching aid. Over the years they have also owned and exhibited the occasional Afghan Hound, Greyhound, Whippet, Foxhound, Shetland Sheepdog, Skye Terrier, Pomeranian & Australian Silky Terrier, but none have been able to displace the IGs from their place in their hearts. To decrease the likelihood of genetic disease, Mary has imported IGs from Finland and the USA. She also had Lhasa Apsos for some 20 years, once again, not breeding but selecting from experienced breeders, preferring to put her effort into attempting to leave the IG gene-pool cleaner than when she began. Mary has served on many committees