Show Dog Judges Profiles


, Mrs Colleen New South Wales,



  • ANKC:

    All Breeds

Colleen obtained her Hound licence in the early 80's and became All breeds in 2007. She is a Director of the Royal New South Wales Canine Council, having been first elected in 1989. She is Chairperson of the RNSWCC (Dogs NSW) Spring Fair Dog Show - which holds two All-breeds championship shows and up to fourteen specialty shows over a long weekend in October with entries exceeding 5,000 dogs. Her family owned and showed German Shepherd Dogs from 1966 until 1988. In the early seventies her brother bought and showed Collie Roughs with great success, breeding under the "Cnocmoy" prefix. Colleen's daughter, Christina Rafton had fallen in love with the Borzoi of which they are in partnership breeding under the "Borzaja" prefix. She has been fortunate to have judged all over Australia, including specialties on such breeds as Bulldogs and Basenjis, and has officiated in North America and Canada on several occasions, including the prestigious Lower Mainland Dog Fanciers Kennel Club in Vancouver Nov 2003 which included a Herding Group Specialty. Colleen has the honour of being Patron of the Working Dog Club of NSW, the Spitz Club of NSW and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club NSW Inc.