Show Dog Judges Profiles


, Mr Roy And Mrs Barbara West Yorkshire,




Roy and Barbara began breeding Dachshunds when Metadale Kennels was formed in the early 60's and with their daughter Suzanne have bred many Champion Dachshunds of different varieties under the Metadale prefix. This year they have the top dog in Longhaired Dachshunds Ch. Metadale Macquarie and a young dog Metadale Major Decision who has just won his second CC and Group 2 at the Midland Counties Championship Show. In the mid 60's Shih Tzus were added to the Kennel and shown with considerable success Ch Metadale Mungo Jerrie winning 14 cc's. They later imported from the USA the Shih Tzu puppy Wingates Dangerous Liason who was campaigned to his English Championship. They have also shown with considerable success at Championship Show level Afghan Hounds, Whippets, French Bulldogs, Gordon Setters and Pointers.. They have had extensive judging experience of many breeds since the mid 60's. . Roy has judged the Hound Group since 1990 and the Utility Group since 2001 on a very regular basis with bookings at present until 2010. Roy judged the Hound Group at Crufts 2001 when his winner the beautiful Basenji Champion Jethard Cidevant went on to supreme Best in Show. In 2006 Roy judged Best in Show at the City of Birmingham Championship Show from 12,000 entries where his winner the Wire Haired Fox Terrier later went on to win Reserve Best in Show at Crufts 2007. In the hound group Roy has judged Afghan Hounds, Beagles, Basset Hounds, Dachshunds, Norwegian Elkhounds, and Whippets at CC level, plus all other hound breeds overseas and in the UK. In the Utility Group Roy has judged Poodles, Lhasa Apsos, Shih Tzus Tibetan Terriers , Tibetan Spaniels, Akitas, Shiba Inu, and Chow Chows at CC level plus all other utility breeds in many countries at major events including breed club shows. Both Roy and Barbara have judging appointments booked until Crufts 2012. They have judged in 13 countries under KC, FCI, and AKC regulations. The family has always been involved with the administration of the breed clubs . Roy was founder Secretary and Barbara a founder Committee Member of the Northern Counties Shih Tzu Club. Roy is at present a life member and president of the Club.. Suzanne was Secretary of the Yorkshire Afghan Hound Society for 15 years and organised the first World Congress in Afghans. They have been officials of the local Canine Society for many years.