O'DONOGHUE, Mr Harry
Started in pedigree dogs in 1953. He has bred more than 100 English, Irish and Foreign Champions under the "Blackdale" prefix. Most of these were terriers. He has however successfully bred Irish Setters, Cocker Spaniels, Labradors. Wolfhounds, Basset Hounds, Beagles, Pugs, Bulldogs, Shetland Sheepdogs, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Pomeranians, Yorkshire Terriers and many of the Terrier breeds. He now specialises in Wire Haired Fox Terriers. He still continues to show these and has won Best in Show at Crufts 8 times with 8 different exhibits. His kennels have produced top winning dogs in many countries and is regarded as one of the worlds most famous. Began judging in 1961 and became an all breeds judge in 1971. He now judges all breeds, all groups and Best in Show throughout the world. He is also an FCI approved all breeds judge. He has judged major canine events in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Finland, Latvia, Spain, Italy, Portugal, France, Argentina, Austria, Estonia, Uruguay, Cuba, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Holland, Belgium, Russia, Japan, South Africa, Canada, Taiwan, Malta, Greece, Cyprus, Ukraine, England and Ireland. He has also judged the World Show and Crufts on a number of occasions.