Show Dog Judges Profiles


, Mr Larry G Manitoba,




Mr. Kereluke started in the sport of pure-bred dogs with the purchase of an Afghan in 1967. He began to attend shows and soon was "hooked". Back in those days, many of the shows were benched. This proved to be a great learning experience. As many others before him Mr. Kereluke followed the natural progression and soon acquired an Afghan female to breed. Her only litter produced 9 Champions and began the Timang Afghans. From there he began his breeding program. He bred his last litter in 1985 and has had well over 35 Champions to his credit. While attending shows with his Afghans, he also handled dogs for clients. He was very fortunate to have had some very good dogs to show along the way. Most of these dogs were in the Hound group and included Salukis, Irish Wolfhounds and Borzoi. He has exhibited both in Canada and the United States for many years winning Best in Shows in both countries. In 1985 he joined the ranks for judging, and is now approved to judge all breeds in Canada and the world. He has judged in many countries including Sweden, Denmark, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, the Philippines and the United States. He is involved with several clubs and associations. He has served on several committees for the Canadian Kennel Club, including the internal Discipline Committee. He was on the Education Committee for the Canadian Dog Judges Association, President of the Northwinds Dog Club and an active member of the Manitoba Gazehound Association. Mr. Kereluke still has a few Afghan Hounds at home and still does exhibit occasionally at Specialty shows.