Show Dog Judges Profiles


, Miss Karen Kaiapoi,



  • NZKC:

    Toy, Terrier, Hound, Working, Utility

Karen has been involved in the dog world since 1977 and has bred and owned Rough Collies and Pembroke Welsh Corgis, having finished dogs to their titles in both breeds, and handling the latter to All-breed Best in Show level. Karen is now a partner with Lesley Chalmers in her well-known Merthyr Pembroke Corgi kennels. Having joined the NZKC Judges Association in 1993 as one of the first Aspiring Judges, Karen has progressed holding a licence to judge five Groups at Championship level (Toys, Terriers, Hounds, Working Dogs (Herding) & Utility) and will sit her Gundog group in 2010. Karen has awarded Challenge Certificates in New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, South Africa and is looking forward to a specialist assignment in the UK in 2010. A committee member of Waimakariri Kennel Association, Karen also serves as a committee member on the NZKC Breed Classification Committee, is Chair of the North Canterbury Judges Association and is a member of the NZKC Show Judges Sub-Committee. A cause very passionate to her is her involvement as Chairman of the New Zealand Council of Docked Breeds.