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Mr Brian N Harris


All Breeds, Junior Showman

About Me

I began showing dogs in the early sixties with my parents Pembroke Welsh Corgis.
Then in the early seventies I acquired my first Old English Sheepdog. I showed a number of O.E.S. to their New Zealand titles. I also at this time purchased my first Norwegian Elkhound and have owned or bred twelve New Zealand champions including my USA import
NZ Ch Windy Cove Brut N Rodnas Banjo, who was shown with some success in the U.K. for me, by Joe Cartledge.

In 1977 I acquired my first Tibetan Terrier NZ Ch Granton Milord Argyle from Sue Wilson in Australia. Bobby was the first T.T. to come to New Zealand and the first T.T. champion in this country.
I followed this up with the purchase of Tibetan terriers from Jill Gould (NZ Ch Arkatagh Sarabande) Cindy Hewitt (NZ Ch Chiangtzu Berillium ), Joan Cain (NZ Ch Jemecs Briareus and NZ Ch Jemecs Endymion ) Krista Guziolek (NZ Ch. Boshanti Tyson & NZ Ch Boshati Lexxus JW CGCF) Audrey Flockart (NZ Ch Qinghai Ga Dongge Imp. Aust.) and Pat Tempest (Eng & NZ Grand Ch Alilah Gervaise.
To date I have owned or bred ninety Tibetan Terrier champions in New Zealand and Australia.
When I married Louise, I inherited her Samoyeds and to date we have owned or bred twenty-five Samoyed champions including the South Islands first Grand Champion Samoyed. Together Louise and I have owned or bred one hundred and twenty nine NZ USA or Australian champion, T.T.s, O.E.S., Samoyeds and Elkhounds.
In 1978 I was admitted to the New Zealand Kennel Club Judges Panel.
I am at present licensed to judge All Breeds at Championship level and to award C.C.s to all breeds in those groups and to judge All Breeds.
I have served on a number of club committees over the years including.
Committee and Treasurer South Island Old English Sheepdog Club.
Committee Canterbury Judges Assn.
Secretary Norwegian Elkhound Club
President and Treasurer Canterbury Working Dog Assn.
Treasurer and Show Manager Supreme Show Dog Contest (Champion of Champions Contest)
In 2001 I was made a Life Member of the Supreme Show Dog Contest Assn.
Show Manager South Island Puppy of the Year Contest.
Treasurer NZ Kennel Club Southern Classic Show.
Treasurer 2005 NZKC National Dog Show.
Chairman of the 2016 National Dog Show.
President of Canterbury Kennel Assn.
I served on the NZKC Breed Standards Committee from 2002, the last seven years as Chairman.
In 2006 I was elected Chairman of the NZKC Judges Assn and in 2013 become the first President of the new NZ Dog Judges Assn.
In 2013 I was elected as an Executive Councilor of the New Zealand Kennel Club. 
in 2019 I was elected as President of the New Zealand Kennel club.
I have served as an Official Mentor by the New Zealand Kennel Club to assist member clubs deal with problems.
I have lectured on judging the Tibetan Terrier to the Christchurch, North Canterbury, South Canterbury Western Australian and Tasmanian Judges Associations. I have had the pleasure of attending six World Tibetan Terrier Congress, in Holland, Austria, Belgium the UK and the USA,

Recent Shows Judged At

2002New South Wales Lhasa Apso Club Championship Show
2002 UK Samoyed of the Year Contest
2002 Tibetan Terrier Assn (UK) Championship Show
2004 Oriental Breeds Club Ch Show in Perth Australia
2004 NSW Samoyed Club Ch Show
2005 Tralee & Limerick Championship Shows in Ireland
2007 NSW Norwegian Elkhound Club Ch Show
2007 Tibetan Terrier Assn (UK) Championship Show
2007 Tralee & Ditricts KC Ireland
2009 Greater Ocala Dog Club, Florida USA
2010 NZKC National Dog Show Stakes
2010 Northern Sled Dog Club of Russia
2013 San Antonio KC USA
2013 Heart of America KC Kansas City USA
2013 Carlow & District (Ireland)
2014 China Kennel Union (Fuzhou)
2015 China Kennel union (Hefei)
2015 China Kennel Union (Taizhou)
2016 China Kennel union (Zhengzhou)
2016 China Kennel Union (Beijing)
2016 Naugatuck KC USA
2016 Kenilworth KC USA
2016 Farmington Valley KV USA
2016 Holyoke KC USA
2017 China Kennel Union (Henan)
2018 Samoyed Club of Slovakia
2018 1st European Samoyed Specialty (Slovakia)
2018 Bullmastiff Club of Slovakia
2018 Lucenec KC (Slovakia)
2018 FCI International (Africa) Show (South Africa)
2018 Kimberley KC (South Africa)
2018 KUSA Championship Show (South Africa)
2018 KUSA Breed Nationals (South Africa)
2018 KUSA Winners Show (South Africa)
2018 China Kennel Union (Kunming)
2018 Skaha KC (Canada)
2019 China Kennel Union (Jinan)
2019 Philippines Canine Club

Judging History

I have judged in New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, the UK, Russia, China, Slovakia, South Africa, Canada, Philippines and the USA.

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