Judges' Biographies:


Ian McKechnie

Judge for the Futurity / Maturity Show Sunday afternoon July 16, 2017


Ian, his wife Kim, and daughter Erin live in Golden Lake Ontario, where  they have the opportunity to share their love of the outdoors with their  beloved German Shepherd Dogs.

Shortly after being introduced to the German Shepherd breed in 1983, Ian  began breeding under the Inverness kennel name.  With the help of  many friends in the breed, Ian has been fortunate to breed/co-breed/own  a few good dogs, achieving select, futurity / maturity, and champion titles  on both sides of the border.

Ian is a member and past President of the Ottawa and Area German  Shepherd Dog Club, a life member of the Canadian Kennel Club, and  member of the GSDCC, and the GSDCA.
 

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Roberta Kindy
Judge for the Specialty Show Saturday morning July 15, 2017
 
My kennel name is Rohan, from "The Lord of the Rings".  Had my first GSD when I was 11 but at age 13 my Father found a home for him as he had the bad habit of jumping the fence and pinning the mailman against the house.  My first litter was born July 4, 1996, an Oregano daughter bred to the big handsome sable Schokrest Pacific Gold.  My love for sables started then.  A grand daughter of the bitch I kept was bred to Bear aka Sel. Ch. Stuttgart's Sundance Kid which produced Ch. Rohan's Reaction ROM, my first Champion and first ROM.  I also had two other major stud dogs, Yorkdom's Pharaoh of Bethesda ( had 8 Ch. and 1 qualifier) and Ch. Rohan's Glass Palace ROM.  Ch. Von Saar's Lady Di, Ch. Brentarl's Flair and Rohan'sLet's Celebrate all were lacking that last qualifier for their ROM.  My last two bitches came thru for me, Sel. Ch. Utopia's Blast from the Past ROM and the 2008 Can, GVx, 2 x US Sel. Ex.Ch. Jagan-Karagin's Happysaysitall ROM.  A long time breeding dogs but didn't want to quit dogs, so, I got my judges license.

I get to travel alot, see great GSD's and visit my good dog friends plus I can read my Kindle as I don't have time at home with my 9 year old grandson.
 
 


Philip Miller

Judge for the Specialty Show Saturday afternoon July  15, 1017


My wife Georgia and I have owned and operated a boarding kennel for  dogs and cats for the past 25 years. 

I have been a member of the GSDCA for over 30
years, and in good  standing with the AKC. 

I have been exhibiting GSD’s since 1972 .  Georgia and I (Hi/Lo Kennels)  are proud to have bred and owned numerous champions as well as  Futurity/Maturity winners, and have been the recipient of Select and ROM  awards. 

I have been judging GSD’s in both the All Breed and Specialty ring for the  past 12 years as well as Regional Futurity/Maturity events.
 
 

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Jack Kilgour
Judge for the Specialty Show Sunday morning July 16,  2017

I am a second generation dog fancier. My Mom, Marvis Kilgour has bred  German Shepherd Dogs since 1960. I started showing dogs in 1970. I  have been active in and passionate about the sport ever since. I showed  many different breeds of dogs while still a Junior Handler, but soon  decided to specialize in German Shepherds Dogs.

My Kennel name is "Kijoda" (Perm. Reg’d). I bred my first litter of German  Shepherd Dogs in 1980.
That litter produced a Canadian National class-winning male who went on  to become a champion and ROMC sire.

Over the past 30 years I selectively bred approximately 15 litters. These  litters produced 25 Canadian and American champions, several Selects  (National Specialty Award of Merit), a Maturity Victor, 2 Futurity Victrix and a Futurity Victor. I handled a Canadian Grand Victrix, more than 25  U.S. and Can. Selects), and more than 100 American and Canadian  Champions.

I am a life member of the Canadian Kennel Club and a member of the  Canadian Dog Judge's Association. I am also a member of the German  Shepherd Dog Club of Canada, the German Shepherd Dog Club of  America, The British Columbia German Shepherd Dog Club and The  German Shepherd Dog Club of the Pacific Northwest.

I am licensed to Judge the Herding Group and the first half of the Working  Group. I am on permit for the 2nd half of Working. I am retired from  breeding and handling dogs. I look forward to continuing in this sport as a  specialty and all-breed judge, and as an educator for breed and handling  seminars.