Show Dog Judges Profiles


, Mr Tony Somerset,




Tony first judged Great Danes at an All Breeds Open Show in 1974. Unlike some people who have taken that step, he thoroughly enjoyed the experience. As there is no self-progressive system in place in the UK that enables one to graduate to judging at Championship Show level, you have to wait a long time to take the next step. For him that came in 1988 when he judged at the Scottish Kennel Club show. Since that first step back in 1974 he has judged in some capacity for all but two of the nine UK Breed Clubs, and for some more than once. He has also judged the breed in Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. In addition he judged Danes in the USA for the first time in 1999. His last appointment in the USA was at the Lake Mathews All Breeds Show in April, 2003. Most recently in August 2005 he judged the Annual Specialty for the Western Great Dane Club of British Columbia, Canada. Judged in Sydney, Australia in 2005.