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Brush, Wynell #4173

Belgian Shepherd - Tervueren

How long have you been a UKC judge?
Originally an NCDA judge, I became a UKC judge in 1994.

Are you a breeder / how long have you been breeding dogs?
I am fortunate to have friends who are very successful breeders valuing both beauty and working ability in dogs.

How long have you been involved with dogs? (Conformation/Performance)
I've had Belgians for nearly 25 years and a golden prior to that. As a child there were frequently dogs in our household.

What events, if any, do you participate in other than the event type in which you are Judging?
My current dogs and I are working in conformation, rally, traditional obedience, and therapy. I also have experience in dog sledding, herding, flyball and tracking.

In 100 words or less, how did you become involved with dogs? Conformation/Performance events)
The turning point for me was taking a local obedience class. The instructor, Carol Hein Creger, was very supportive. Eventually, it was through her encouragement that I started teaching agility.

In 100 words or less, what do you feel is your biggest accomplishment with your dog(s)? (Conformation/Performance events)
I'm very proud of my accomplishments in the dog community, including founding clubs, mentoring, working with 4-H and supporting the Belgian breed. One of my personal highlights is working through UKC to provide persons with limitations the opportunity to have fun and develop a relationship with their dog. Of course, it always feels great to earn that HIT!