Irish Water Spaniel Breed Magazine - Showsight

VIRGINIA LYNE I live in a small com-


munity called Saanich- ton which is a suburb of Victoria, British Colum- bia. I retired 18 years ago from a life of teach- ing and being the Guid- ance Counselor to young people from Grade 9-12. I have been showing since 1953 when I started with a Cocker Spaniel (black) and then graduated to my English Cockers in 1960. We are still breed- ing and while I no longer go into the ring (barring

I live in Onawa, Canada. In my past life I was a super- intendent of education for a large school district. Now in my retirement, besides judging dogs, I seem to a be a chauffeur and attendee at a variety of hockey games and basketball games with my various grandchildren. I am also called on to baby- sit on occasion since as was once pointed out, “If you can look after pup- pies, babies aren’t that dif- ferent.” I showed my first

an emergency!) we are still breeding and showing. Whippets joined the family in the early 80s thanks to Annie and Jim Clark. I started judging Obedience in 1968 and Conformation in 1969. I am All-breed approved in Canada and judge regu- larly in the US and many other International shows around the world.

dog in 1956 at a very tender age and at an equally tender age judged my first championship show in 1967. I stopped showing dogs in the early eighties as I found that the judges I respected and wanted to show to had become my friends. ANN YUHASZ I am a lucky girl as my


husband and I and one very spoiled Norfolk Ter- rier split our time between the glorious Chagrin Valley (Cleveland, Ohio) and the fabulous Florida Keys— you can guess when! Out- side of dogs—there is a life outside dogs?—I work for our son as CFO for his printing company, I love to paint in oils and we gar- den—orchids in Florida, veggies and perennials in Ohio. I have a very full life augmented by family, dogs and wonderful dog friends. As my folks were both

I was born in Vienna, Austria but now reside in Chilliwack, British Colum- bia. I worked for a char- tered bank and later on for the Attorney General’s office of British Columbia. I took early retirement in my mid-50s. My wife and I acquired our first dog, a Boxer, in 1968, showed him to his title, started breeding in the late 60s and I judged my first Championship show in 1976 in Mexico City under the FCI system.

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