MCCARTHY, Mr Keith Victoria,
Keith's involvement with pure breed dogs began with the acquisition of his first Irish Setter bitch in 1967. She was one of the foundation bitches of what became the top Irish Setter Kennel in Australia with 123 Champions to its credit . Keith began breeding under the "Taraglen" prefix in 1969, and has bred dogs which have been big winners in every State of Australia, being successful at big Shows across the country. In 1982 he branched out into Standard Smooth Dachshunds and has also done extremely well in this breed, having several big winners and many Champions. Eventually he became interested in judging and attained his Gundog Licence in 1978, achieving All Breeds status in 1988. He has judged in all States of Australia , New Zealand, the USA, Hong Kong, Finland, The Philippines, Japan and China.