BELL, Mr Robert S Victoria,
Bob Bell first entered the Dog Show scene in 1956 with the purchase of his first pedigree 'Collie (Rough)' and has concentrated ever since with the Collie breed. For more than 30 years, in partnership with his late father-in-law (Harry Rizzetti) under the "Jenrock" prefix, and together they bred and exhibited many excellent specimens of the breed. During the mid to late 60's, Bob was also involved with the Dalmatian breed, and during that time exhibiting with some success a bitch by the name of "Pacemaker Marina". His judging career commenced in 1963 when he qualified as a specialist judge for the Collie (Rough) breed and then continued to pursue an interest in judging and qualified as an 'All Breeds' judge on the KCC Victoria panel in 1976. As a judge, Mr. Bell has had numerous assignments in all States and Territories of Australia. He has also had extensive international experience over many years, adjudicating on more than one occasion in New Zealand, Argentina, Canada, Chile, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Africa and the Philippines. Bob has also had the privilege of judging at four of the prestigious Australian "Royal" Shows - Adelaide in 1980, Melbourne in 1981, Brisbane in 1982 & 1998 and Darwin in 1989. Since the mid 70's, Bob Bell has judged at an average of 17 Shows per year. On the administrative side in Victoria, he was an appointed representative on the KCCVCA Management Committee from 1976 to 1993, serving on several of its sub-committees including Finance, Editorial, Judges Training, Show Administration & Stewarding, etc. He was involved for more than 2 decades in the Judges Training Scheme. Over that period he spent time as a Group Leader for every Group except Gundogs. Currently Bob is a Councillor of the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria and is Chairman of the RASV Dog Committee, responsible for the conduct of the Royal Melbourne Show, the largest Dog Show in the Southern Hemisphere. As well, he is Chairman of the Classic Dog Show Committee and a Vice-President of the Caulfield & District Kennel Club. In previous years he has served as Secretary of the Collie Club of Victoria and the Greensborough & District Kennel Club, President of the Dog Stewards Association, Deputy Chairman of the Classic Dog Show and Vice-President of the Non-Sporting Dog Club of Victoria. Bob has been honored with Life Membership by the KCCVCA, the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, the Non-Sporting Dog Club of Victoria and the Caulfield & District Kennel Club.