BEECH, Mr Mal & Mrs Joan Ontario,
In 1978, Mal and Joan purchased their first show dog, an English Cocker bitch, who finished her championship and immediately went to a pet home. As happens many times, they came to the realization that she was not without her major faults. They did go on to better breeding, finishing many champions both in Canada and the U.S, competing well at specialties. In the early '80's, they were involved with Lhasa Apsos for about five years, again finishing many champions in Canada and the U.S. They had good friends who raised English Springers and Pomeranians, and it was there that they took on yet a third breed, Pomeranians, and later a few co-owned Springers. They also owned German Short-Haired Pointers here and there, mainly for exhibiting, as well as a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, again American and Canadian champion and much-loved companion. While they maintain a fondness for our other breeds, it is with the Pomeranians that they had their greatest successes. Their home-bred dogs, owner-handled, have placed in the top ten dogs in Canada. They still enjoy breeding and finishing their puppies, but no longer campaign dogs. They are charter members of the South-western Ontario Sporting Dog Club, assisting with specialty events each year, and have judged in Ireland, U.S., Venezuela and Australia, and the Spring Fair dog show in Australia, 2005.