KYMAN, Mr Tony Victoria,
ANKC:Toy, Hound, Non-Sporting
Tony has been judging since 1994. He and his partner have successfully exhibited for over 35 years under the Talkabout Kennels prefix with many Best in Show all breeds and Specialty wins, specialising in Afghans, Borzois and currently Salukis and Whippets. They have also owned and exhibited American Cocker Spaniels, Wire Fox Terriers and Standard Poodles. Their Afghans have won Royal challenges at Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Canberra, and Best in Hound Group Melbourne Royal 1986. They also won the inaugural Australasian Show Dog of the Year Competition (1994), against top exhibits from all Australian States and New Zealand. Their current Saluki and Whippet show team continue to make their presence felt at all levels of competition. Tony has judged in all states of Australia and also in New Zealand, Philippines, South Africa and the USA, and has judged Specialty Shows for Afghan Hound, Basenji, Borzoi, Dachshund (Long Haired), Dachshund (Mini Long Haired), Dachshund (Mini Smooth Haired), Dachshund (Mini Wire haired), Dachshund (Smooth Haired), Dachshund (Wire Haired), Irish Wolfhound, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Whippet, and Beagle breeds. Tony believes there is always something new to learn, and judging in both his own country and around the globe continues to increase his love and knowledge of pure bred dogs.