MCERLANE, Mrs Jean Auckland,
Jean has owned and exhibited pedigree dogs since 1969, her first breed being Labrador Retrievers registered under the "Tanglewood" prefix, using stock carefully selected from England and Australia. Dalmatians were bred and exhibited for fifteen years, under the "Tantara" prefix, with many imports from England and Australia. Homebred stock in both breeds were campaigned to New Zealand and Australian titles, with special pride in breeding and exhibiting the first New Zealand Grand Champion Dalmatian. Other breeds owned and exhibited include Cocker Spaniel, Bichon Frise, St. Bernard, Pointer and Smooth-coated Fox Terrier. First judged in 1975, travelling extensively in New Zealand and Australia. Following appointment to the All Breeds Panel in 1991 Jean has judged in the United States, England, Ireland, Malaysia, Canada, Thailand, India, Philippines Singapore, Indonesia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Chile and in all states of Australia. It has been her privilege to judge Specialty shows in Labradors and Dalmatians in Australia and in 1995 judged the Australian National Dalmatian Specialty. Attended the World Conference of Dalmatians (NZ Delegate) and the American Kennel Club Centennial Show in Philadelphia in 1984, and also attended the Judges Convention of Rare Breeds at that time. Club involvement includes Chairmanship of the N.Z. Kennel Club Judges Association and Convener of the Judges Training Program in Bay of Plenty and Auckland areas for a number of years, as well as executive positions on All Breeds and Specialist Club Committees. Appointed to the NZKC Judges Panel of Examiners in 1998 and has conducted Practical examinations both in New Zealand and in Malaysia. Now Supervising Examiner for NZKC. Life Member of Rotorua Kennel Association, and Life Member of the Labrador Club. Self-employed in her own business in Auckland N.Z.