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Mrs Heidi Holland

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Open Show, Group 2, Show Ribbon Parade

About Me

My interest in show dogs began in 1986, when my husband talked me into getting a pedigree Bull Terrier. He was not the best show dog, but our association with the Bull Terrier Club and show world in general encouraged us to take up the hobby seriously. We registered Boromir Kennels in 1987 and bred our first litter of Bull Terriers in 1989 and our first litter of Bull Terrier (Miniatures) in 2012.

The follow-on interest in judging began in the early 1990s when I attended some Waikato Branch judges meetings, but it was not until 2003 that I became involved in the judges training system in earnest - again with the Waikato Branch - whose members continue to provide support, encouragement and informative training sessions.

I have my Terrier Championship license and am on the Ribbon and Open Panels. I am also approved by both the Bull Terrier Club of America and the National Bull Terrier Council of Australia to award 'recognition of merit' points.

The opportunity to judge all breeds whilst on the judging journey has been most enjoyable, opening my eyes to the quality and fabulous conformation of many other breeds I would not normally notice. Having never strayed far from the terrier ring, my husband is continually picking himself up off the floor when I come home from judging appointments to tell him about the fantastic little Cavalier I judged that day, the stunning Cocker Spaniel or the best little Chihuahua I have seen!

On the administration level, the North Island Bull Terrier Club has been my focus and I have served at all levels since 1990, with just a few years off between. The club honoured me with a life membership in 2007.

We consider ourselves fortunate that our involvement in breeding dogs has enabled us to work with breeders around the world and in New Zealand to improve our stock. We continue to get involved with partnerships and swaps both locally and internationally, as we believe this is the best way to add to our limited gene pool and has been a successful approach so far.

We have stayed with the same breed and to date over 40 Boromir Bull Terriers have achieved their NZ championship titles, plus a further nine imported dogs and one bought locally. Between them they have won 40 best in shows and 35 reserve best in shows at Bull Terrier club specialties. In 2012 we bred our first litter of Bull Terrier (Miniature)s, the first of which gained her championship title in 2013.

Our most successful dog to date is Am/Can/Aust/NZ/Mex/Int Ch Boromir Quicksilver, who went to live in America at the end of 2005. He has won best in show at 4 specialties in NZ, plus one in Australia (and two RIS), one All breeds champ show and a Terrier club champ show, as well as attaining his 'Recognition of Merit' in three countries.

Recent Shows Judged At


Golden Triangle Bull Terrier Club (USA)
Bull Terriers
16.6.18

Bull Terrier Club of Sweden
5.8.17
Bull Terriers

Bull Terrier (Miniature) Club of Victoria
Championship 7.5.16
Bull Terrier (Miniature)

Nederlandse Bull Terrier Club
International Country Competition 7.11.15
Bull Terriers

Bull Terrier Club of Western Australia
Championship 8.11.13
Bull Terriers

Kumeu Kennel Association Ribbon Show 16.12.12
Show 1 ~ Groups 1 & 4
Show 2 ~ Groups 3 & 5

Bull Terrier Club of America ~ Montgomery Kennel Club Champ 7.10.12
Bull Terriers

Miniature Bull Terrier Club of America ~ Montgomery Kennel Club Champ 7.10.12
Bull Terriers (Miniature)

Australian Central Territory Bull Terrier Club Champ 30.9.12
Bull Terriers
Bull Terriers (Miniature)


Judging History

Rotorua Kennel Association Champ Show 30.10.11
Terrier Group

Romsey Kennel Association Champ Show (Aust) 16.10.11
Terrier Group

Bull Terrier Club of Victoria (Aust) 3.7.11
Championship Show

Hibiscus Coast Champ Show 5.2.11
Terrier Group
Auckland Kennel Council Open show 17.07.10
AM Terriers & Utility
PM Gundogs, Non Sporting & best in show

Nelson District Kennel Association Open show 12.06.10
All groups and best in show

Dominion Corgi League Ribbon Show 14.02.10

Scottish Terrier Club Ribbon Show 13.02.10

East Coast Ladies Open Show 9.5.09.

Canterbury Combined Terrier Club Open Show 15.11.08.

Huntly and Districts KA Open Show 17.5.08
Groups 5 & 7

Huntly and Districts KA Open Show 17.5.08
Groups 3 & 4

North Island Bull Terrier Club Open Show 19.4.08.

The Poodle Club 24.06.07.

Huntly and Districts Kennel Association 19.05.07.
Groups 2 & 6

Tiki Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club 4.3.07.

Wairoa Kennel Association 14.1.07.
All groups and Best on Parade

Northern Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club 30.7.06.

Auckland Beagle Club 21.5.06.

Eastern Bay of Plenty Kennel Association 12.2.06.
Groups 2, 3 & 5

Kumeu Kennel Association 15.1.06.
Show 1 Group 1 & 2, Show 2 Groups 3, 5 & BOP

Huntly and Districts Kennel Association 7.1.06.
Groups 4 & 7

North Island Bull Terrier Club 10.12.05.

Auckland Samoyed Club 26.11.05.

Northland Canine Association 2.10.05.
All groups and Best on Parade