Shaw, Sandy #5939
From dobes to Akitas, then Chinese Crested and forevermore, Belgian Shepherds.
How long have you been a UKC judge?
I've been judging dogs for UKC since 1994.
Are you a breeder / how long have you been breeding dogs?
I've been breeding dogs since the mid 60's with my first litter being from a Doberman daughter of Rancho Dobe's Storm.
How long have you been involved with dogs? (Conformation/Performance)
For as long as I can remember my passion has been dogs.
What events, if any, do you participate in other than the event type in which you are Judging?
I've bred, shown, and worked over 125 champions, receiving Obedience, Herding, Rally, Agility, and Conformation titles, and now trying tracking, which I started in 1979 and never finished.
In 100 words or less, how did you become involved with dogs? Conformation/Performance events)
As a young child I was the Pied Piper of the neighborhood. All of the neighborhood dogs would follow me home where I'd play and work with them. My first dog was a Cocker Spaniel named Marilyn. She was my 12th birthday present. Prior to that I trained her mother, Tulula, as a puppy, all of the tricks I could find. Her owners bred her just for me as my reward when she was 4yrs. old and the saga began.
In 100 words or less, what do you feel is your biggest accomplishment with your dog(s)? (Conformation/Performance events)
I've had so many accomplishments with my dogs, but probably the best for me personally was receiving the Versatility Award at the National Specialty with my BSD, Kutter, BIS, BISS, HIT, Am/Can/UKC Ch. Sandcastle's Kutting Edge, U-CD, CDX, HSAs, RE, CGC, TDI. It required me to qualify in 2 working events and one conformation event. The points were added up from all and I won with Kutter. It was amazing for me. He was BOS, got 2 legs on his CD, got his PT, all with me on the lead. And I'm not done yet. Time will tell!