BENNETT, Mrs Joan M & Mr Graeme Foxton,
Joan and husband Graeme have been involved with breeding, showing and judging dogs since 1966. Whilst Graeme started with German Shepherds, Joan's first dog was a Rough Coated Collie. In 1975 she became involved with German Shepherd Dogs and since 1978 they have bred under the kennel name Konev. Both are now All Breed Judges and their judging appointments have taken them to both islands of New Zealand, Tasmania, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, New South Wales, the Northern Territory, Victoria, Canada, Nova Scotia and the Philippines. As well as breeding Rough Coated Collies and German Shepherds, Graeme and Joan have also owned and exhibited a Standard Poodle, an Afghan Hound, Japanese Akita's, a Weimaraner, English Pointers, Australian Shepherds, a Large Munsterlander and Pembroke Welsh Corgis. Both are Life Members of the Central Districts German Shepherd Dog Club and Graeme is a past president of the All Breed Club, Manawatu Kennel Assoc., a position he held for over twenty years. Although both All Breed judges Graeme and Joan have been extensively involved with German Shepherds as their breed for many years. From 1980 on they have only bred German Shepherds and in that time showed in both the All Breed and Specialist rings. They have ownedbred many excellent graded Shepherds and B.I.S. winners in both rings. They hold the Australian Council bronze medal for hip-scored dogs. Both were breed-surveyors and have judged Specialist GSD shows in New Zealand. Graeme is a past president, honorary Patron and a Life Member of the N.Z.G.S.D. Advisory Council.