MASHFORD, Mrs Sandra Victoria,
Sandi started her involvement in the canine world in the mid-fifties with the Welsh Corgi in conjunction with her father. In 1958 Sandra, with her husband Robert, established 'Sandale' Kennels with the breed English Cocker Spaniels. They bred all colours - solids through to roans, with enormous success for the next two decades. Bred and handled by both Sandra and her husband, they had numerous champions to their credit. A decade after commencing breeding they exported their first English Cocker Spaniel to the USA, with many others following over the next decade. This established the breed of English Cockers in the USA and Canada where they acquitted themselves very successfully with many American and Canadian champions from the exported stock and the progeny thereof. At this time for the next decade or so in conjunction with the English Cocker Spaniel they introduced the Labrador Retriever breed to their kennels with many Champions achieved with this breed as well. The next breed for this established kennel was the Whippet, which for the next 25 years were bred and handled with numerous Champions under the Sandale prefix, having again imported from England to improve bloodlines and exporting overseas, again with huge success in this breed. As well as all corners of Australia and New Zealand, Sandra has gained extensive knowledge and experience in the judging arena. Starting her judging career in 1961 and gaining All Breeds status in 1980, Sandra has had the privilege of judging in many countries of the world. Starting her overseas appointments in 1972 she has judged on many occasions in, U.S.A., Canada, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, Hong Kong, Italy, Philippines, Zimbabwe, India, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Macau, Indonesia, England, Sweden, Finland and Europe. Highlights being 2 World Shows, Verona, Italy, Dortmund Germany 2003; International Show in Tokyo, 2000 and 2004; Sweden International 2003, 2005 & 2006; Russia, Eurasier FCI International 2005; Finland International Kajaani & Turku 2011. Sandra has also had the privilege of judging the Royal Queensland Show, The Royal Melbourne Show on four occasions in 1968, 1986, 1991, 2001 and 2006 Australia's Premier Dog Show. In administration Sandra has been on many committees over the years, always at an executive level. Holding the positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Show Manager of many specialised breed and All Breeds Clubs are just of few of her major roles in the Sport of Dogs. Still active as President and Secretary for two All Breed Clubs at this time, being honored for her commitment to the Dog Hobby with Life Membership and Patron of several Clubs. Sandra has owned, handled & bred the following: Welsh Corgi - Pembroke, English Cocker Spaniel, Labrador Retriever, Poodles Miniature & Toy (for over forty years), Whippet, English Pointer, American Cocker Spaniel, English Pointer, Pekingese, Pomeranian, Beagle, Smooth Fox Terrier, Doberman, Australian Cattle Dogs, Australian Kelpie, Jack Russell Terrier.