Judges » Kirsten Price

Membership ID


Open Show, Show Ribbon Parade, Group 2, Group 3, Group 4

About Me 


I have been involved in dog showing and breeding since I was a baby and attended my first dog show at 6 weeks of age.  My mother bred and worked Labradors along with showing and owning a Dachshund, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, English Setters and Pointers amongst others.  There has always been a dog in the house.

In 1988 I got my first Golden Retriever and thus began my involvement with this fabulous breed. My initial involvement was showing my much loved pet and as I grew older and had the space the numbers increased, although I always strive to keep numbers very low and give the dogs the best life I can as I work full time as a Secondary School Art Teacher.

My long-suffering husband loves the dogs but doesn’t participate in the showing however he can be persuaded to look after puppies.  I am delighted that both my son Finn and niece Amelia have joined me in breeding and showing the Goldens as well as the new addition to Goldsmith the Border Terriers.

Breeding and Showing

I have been fortunate to have owned, shown and bred some exceptional Golden Retrievers and Pointers most notably NZ Gr Ch and Aus Sup Ch Glentreve Putting the Wind Up Goldsmith (the only Golden in Australia or New Zealand to achieve these dual titles) and his daughter Aus/NZ Ch Glentreve Playing with Fire at Goldsmith as well as NZ Ch/ Aus Sup Ch Goldsmith Making a Point for Chesterhope.  I strive to breed and show healthy, sound dogs that are typical of their breeds.

Club interests

I have been a committee member of the East Coast Gundog Show Society, Wairarapa Kennel Association and the Central Golden Retriever Club and have been involved in all aspects of show management including stewarding.


I have always had an interest in assessing livestock and begun my judging journey 7 years ago.

I have judged at championship shows in both islands of New Zealand and in South Australia and Western Australia. I  have 3 groups Gundogs, Terriers and Hounds I will be adding Toys to the list in the very near future.

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Panels Aspiring To


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