Show Dog Judges Profiles


, Mrs Valma New South Wales,



  • ANKC:

    All Breeds

Val first became involved with her chosen breed, the Rough Collie, in the 1960's. For more than 30 years she successfully bred and exhibited Collies under the Valworrom prefix. Her dogs produced many champions including Best in Show winners at both specialty and all breeds shows. In the late 1970's and during the 1980's, there were many show ring successes with Collies from other kennels that carried Valworrom bloodlines. Although she has not bred or exhibited for many years, Val has maintained her interest in this beautiful breed by assisting with the Dogs NSW Judges Training scheme. Val has given the lecture to aspiring judges on the Rough Collie for the past several schemes and also assesses the trainee judges both at field nights and practical examinations. In 1986 Val was ANKC approved to judge Group 4 (Hounds). Groups 5 (Working), 3 (Gundogs), 1 (Toys) and 7 (Non Sporting) followed, and, in 2002, she was approved to judge Groups 2 (Terriers) and 6 (Utility). Attaining these final 2 groups gave her All Breeds status. Her judging appointments have taken her to every state of Australia and also New Zealand, the USA, Canada & the Philippines.