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Anderson, Martha # 6617

Siberian Huskies, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Labrador Retrievers, Doberman Pinscher, Smooth Fox Terrier

How long have you been a UKC judge?
Since 2005

Are you a breeder / how long have you been breeding dogs?
Since 1980

How long have you been involved with dogs? (Conformation/Performance)
Since 1977

What events, if any, do you participate in other than the event type in which you are Judging?
Former musher, sled-dog trainer, obedience, canine-good-citizen, stewarding, public education.

In 100 words or less, how did you become involved with dogs? Conformation/Performance events)
My first pure-bred dog was a rescue siberian. When I lived in Scotland, I got into mushing and breeding. When I moved to the USA, I did a lot of training and obedience with siberians. I decided to show my running dogs and did a little obedience work with my dobie. I got into ridgebacks for a companion dog for my children and became active as a Steward in all breed AKC shows, Regional Labrador Specialties, Ridgeback National show, judged Matches and Sweepstakes. Loved UKC, been here ever since.

In 100 words or less, what do you feel is your biggest accomplishment with your dog(s)? (Conformation/Performance events)
We have been highly successful in UKC showing with 6 generations of labradors and also our ridgebacks. We have multiple generations of our Breeder-Handler Top Ten year end + GRCH + Best In Specialty Show. We have 6 generations of home-bred labradors that have all their health clearances. We have taken these handsome dogs and crafted our bloodline into a successful Service Dog producing line. Besides breeding and donating individual pups for service dog training, we have donated the Breeding Colony foundation and foundation stud service to several organizations who themselves donate trained dogs to recipients, including veterans. While we enjoy judging and showing, we hope our legacy is one of allowing our dogs to become of service to and change the lives of other people.