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Miss Karen D Harrison

Panels

Open Show, Group 1, Group 2, Group 3, Group 6, Group 7, Show Ribbon Parade

About Me

My involvement with Pedigree dogs began back in 1971 when I purchased my first Pyrenean Mountain Dog. My interaction with this breed continued over the coming years, being a founder member of the Pyrenean Mountain Dog Club in NZ, holding various offices at different times. For ten years, I was the NZ columnist for the International Great Pyrenees Review, while it was produced ex the USA. Although I no longer own Pyreneans, I retain a very strong interest and I am privileged and proud to be Patron, and a Life Member of the Club.

Some 15 or so years ago my breed involvement changed to Skye Terriers, breeding a small number of litters and campaigning a number of dogs to their Championship title.

My breed interest broadened further into the Pedigree Dog world, and I have now been a member of an All Breeds Club, Kumeu Kennel Assn, for 30+ years. I am a life-member and past-President of this club, and spent some years as their Show Secretary.

I was a member of Auckland Show Dog Stewards Assn for some 20 years, two of those as Secretary, and eight as President. Previously I spent two years as President of the Terrier Club, and 4 years on the Committee of Auckland Non Sporting Dog Assn (Now Auckland Non Sporting & Utility Dog Assn) and am honoured to be a life member.

I also spent two years on the Fund Raising Committee for the NZKC Ardmore Grounds and around 2 years acting as the Upper North Island correspondent for an independent New Zealand dog magazine

In 1985 I joined the NZKC Judges Panel. My involvement with the Judges Assn included several years as Secretary and Show Secretary and Co-ordinator for the Judges Practical exams in Auckland.

I have judged in the North and South Island of New Zealand and several states in Australia. In addition, I have been fortunate enough to have judged a number of Toy, Terrier, Utility and Non Sporting breeds in the USA.


Judging History

I have enjoyed all my judging appointments, but especial highlights must be judging Pyrenean Mountain Dog specialist shows in New Zealand and in Victoria, Australia as well as Skye Terriers in the USA.